Deep In Thought About….

Today, while looking on Steam, thinking what games I’d like to buy, a thought popped in my head. When it gets cold and Winter comes knockin’, I’m pretty much stuck inside, doing whatever to fill the day, much to the shigrin of my roommates.

With that side, now that I have the start of a decent gaming PC, I’m starting to think about getting my World Of Warcraft subscription reactivated again. True, it’s been a few years since my account has been active, & I may need to start over, but meh, I’ll do it! And I know people get addicted to said game, but I’ve never skipped much sleep or missed eating, due to playing. Come to think of it, I don’t get a good sleep due, due to my nephew’s kids, so….

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Picture Of My Four Wheeled Pride & Joy

Stampede_Venom

Above is my bone stock 2WD Traxxas Stampede, project name Venom, (might change the name). As it sits right now, the only thing I had the hobby shop do to it is replace the stock reciever with my tactic TTX404 Six channel radio, because I couldn’t use the pistol grip controller.

Though the Tactic radio is more commonly used in radio controlled planes and choppers, the guys at the local hobby shop converted it for land use. After all, I used that radio  system in the 1/16 Slash.

Now, for the direction I’d like to take the truck, upgrade wise. Well, figuring I’d like to take it out and bash, I’m going to get RPM A-arms, (front/back). Upgrade the stock spur gear to an industrial strength, (or better), wheels and Pro-line tires, (thinking mashers or the trenchers). But that’s not all I’ll do, oh no! 🙂

The stock shocks will need to go, along with the springs! I’ll try to have the hobby shop try lowering the body, because that gap between the body & chassis is oi. Planning on buying a 1980s chevy body, but not sure of the paint scheme yet! ^_^

Last but not least, as a Winter project, I’d like to put a brushless system in, and hype it up to 40mph. Yes I’m insane, so? 🙂

A Long Winded Reintroduction

Really can’t recall when my last post was, or what it was about, I just know it has been a while! Hope you all are well & haven’t unfollowed me yet, but enough of this, let us get started. I’m sure you’ve read that my old computer, (yes, I said old computer) had issues.Well, happy to say the new PC was delivered and setup Friday night!

This thing looks bad to the lovin’ bone! Super quiet, compared to the leave blower, I had and fast! I’ve just scratched the surface of what this computer can do, because I’m still adjusting to it. My plan is to signup for steam & throw games at this thing to see what it’s capable of! With 8 gigs of ram, 1TB drive space & a good graphics card, the tower should be good at gaming!

As for other news, I have the Traxxas 2WD Stampede I’ve been saving for & been driving it daily! The truck, in stock form, whips through anything, but, ya know me, stock isn’t good enough! With that said, in a week, I plan on upgrading parts and get RPM parts, turning it into a basher! Then, over the Winter, I’d like to put a brushless setup in & get more speed from it!