Baby’s New Look/Last Run Of The Season!

F150 Raptor Stampede 2017

 

Wanted to let ya guys see this new look for my former brushed 2WD Stampede a few months ago, but yeah. Baby badly needed a new body due to the old one was cracking all over. Sure, it didn’t that the truck went wild and went under my nephew’s truck, but my controller batteries were bad.

 

The Ford 150 Raptor body, (above) was painted blue with white stripes by the same guy who painted the old shell and it looks AWESOME! Looking at the truck in person, it pops, saying, “Drive me!!!” and makes the R/C have a modern feel, I love it. Though the body came home in August, with the chair cutting out, I didn’t wanna risk going out, which burnt the last half of Summer up.

 

However, seeing the warm weather has all but gone, over the weekend, Baby was taken out an ran Friday and Sunday, the last three runs of the season. Being out with the truck, just running it balls out felt great, very healthy for the mind and spirit! I mean crud, one almost forgot how much speed this brushless system has. πŸ˜› I know most people in the R/C hobby run their cars and trucks year round, but the cold can mess with my body temp, making it sink, even with me bundled up, so this passed weekend was the final run of 2017. πŸ™‚

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Personal Blog For May 2017

New month, time to clean out my head, so let me get into it, but at the end a cherry will top this off & I’d like to share it with ya.

To kick this off, I’ve been adopting new techniques of writing dialogue into my stories for three days and like it. In fact the next story I post has some of the new element in, so look out! πŸ™‚ However, and this may sound lame, but it isn’t easy to merge old and new, having em look like they work ya know? That said, I am adapting to change.

 

In other news, some of you knowΒ  one of my R/C trucks was stolen last week when I was out with it and though I’ve come to terms, this made me think about not taking my Stampede out anymore. Oh, it might be worry making me think that I know that, but it’s there. In a week, it may fade, not sure, for now though… The hobby isn’t dead in me, not by any means, I’ve decided to get the e maxx’s replacement, (a much cheaper in price truck), cause when I DO go mack out, I don’t see risking another $500+ R/C to be a target.

 

 

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On the Elfien Lied front, I’m still trying to guess why my computer’s viewing software wants to play random episodes and not the disc in order. Its in a mode I’m sure, just need to sit down to figure it out. In any case, weather I figure it out or not, the series will be rewatched this weekend and a review will be up the following week! πŸ™‚

 

Lastly,Β  computer news and the cherry I promised. Another gamepad I bought a year ago has developed a short in the wire. I’ve taken care of it, but it might just be wear and normal use doing it, so my plan? Order two Wednesday and if one starts shorting, I’ll have a backup. Good plan? Would go with Logitech’s wireless pad, but heard that fails to connect on install. There’s a patch I COULD download, but if it won’t work, the gamepad will be a paperweight.

 

Okay, now the cherry. Since moving back to PC gaming from consoles, me moods have been better, added a few more friends on my steam list and even posted in forums there. And for the most part, I keep my head down, I’ve been cool when helping people etc. However one post had me almost lose my cool, but I managed to reply in a decent & somewhat funny way. while giving fact.

 

This user kept posting, whining that Tekken 7’s playerbase on PC will stink without crossplay and he/she isn’t too sure about buying it on steam. Well after the eighth post, I had enough and said my piece, which their post with my reply is below, let me know what you guys think.

 

Originally posted by FrPl^Ryodakun:

The lack of crossplay really makes me think about not putting the money towards the PC version. I am interessted in playing ranked tekken online and if the PC versions community is small, then where’s the point? All the good players will be over at the PS4. For serious players the PC version seems to be a really poor deal at the moment.

Crossplay crossplay crossplay, I’m sure everyone agrees with me when I say we are tired of you beating a dead horse! If you THINK the PC playerbase is gonna be small, well it is your opinion, an incorrect one, but whatever. We however have a group to play the game, and I’m sure people will be coming once the game unlocks in 4 weeks. If your not gonna buy tekken for PC, DON’T BUY IT! Moaning about it not having crossplay only makes you look like you are, a whiny lil fool!

Rant over……..

Unbelievable!!!!

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While out with the E-MAXX awhile ago, minding my business, somebody stolen the truck! I got stuck and as soon as I turned to get it to come in the house, it was gone… How low can people get really? As far as I knew, nobody was around, but I’M PISSED! The hobby shop was told and my friend who works there will watch for it, but this makes me wanna hurt people you know?!

 

After what happen today, I’m afraid to take the Stampede out! Damn people…….

I’ll Never Understand People

This maybe a rant, but I’ll try and keep it clean and constructive. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy in a wheelchair, there were people who would see me somewhere and come ask if I needed help or if I was ok. Once they saw that my mind was sharp, they went on their way & this trend continued. Nowadays though, people are worse with it! Two Winters ago, a woman driving by stopped to ask if I was okay while I was waiting for my cab/van, err ride, & though I told her five times I’m okay, she walked to her car, calling the cops on my butt! My ride came to transport me to take me to the hobby shop, but my nephew told me the police were here.

 

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While running my R/C hobby, I’d hadsome stupid questions flung my way etc. and I know it sounds like I’m off my nut, but I have all my “Pop cans”, so to speak, my legs just don’t work. Yesterday while running the truck in the picture, I was sitting in a shady spot by the porch and a car pulled up, a guy came out asking me if I was okay. Told him I’m great and he left me be! However, what’s a riot is when I DO need help, no one stops or cares and that’s messed up.

 

Thoughts?

Drove My R/C Trucks Yesterday

Well the weather stopped being stupid long enough yesterday to allow me to go running for the first time this season. Aside from the E-MAXX, (picture below) having a set of weak packs and it almost made me fall off the darn porch, it was fun being outdoors again.

e-maxx-with-controller

 

After getting in, some daylight was left, so I charged my 2WD Stampede, A.K.A Baby & headed back out! πŸ™‚ It must be known that being caught up in the new truck, the power and speed it has, because as the truck took off, the kid in me LOVED it! Even on a three year old battery pack, this little puppy has some pep, so much that a stone hit my eye lol. Sure not regretting having a brushless system put in last season, tell ya that much!

Venom Sideview 1

 

This weekend it might be nice, so both trucks might be run, but the Stampede will for sure! I love that little pitbull of a truck. πŸ™‚

Ran My E-Maxx Yesterday &

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Holy shit the weather has been weird the past few days, 60 Saturday & 55 yesterday? I’ve been feeling the itch to take my r/c’s out & given the weekend I had, (more on that in March’s personal blog), I went out & ran the E Maxx Sunday, giving it a proper test. πŸ™‚ Charging the dual battery packs is still one big sore for me, so Friday and Saturday was the charging times, which helped! before getting further, note to self, ask the hobby shop if it is normal for the packs to get super warm right before the charger shuts off.

 

So the truck was taken out right after I got up and one minor thing that gave me issues a month ago was worked around, letting me be off & running! πŸ™‚ Let me say omg the truck has some pep when she gets up, not as much as my 2WD converted brushless baby, but damn… The E-Maxx, I barely tapped the stick & the thing took off, so much so that it flipped once, landing on its wheels, which I had no intent doing, but it was cool. A few runs in the grass didn’t phase it at all. No, being all wheel drive, the r/c drove through it nicely.

 

Venom Sideview 1

(Baby)

 

At the end of the run, the packs were uber warm, maybe due to runtime not sure, must ask. As a whole, the truck has grown on me more, however, the 2wd Stampede (above) is still my fav, due to the easier setup/layout!

 

 

 

 

Pros And Cons Of The E-Maxx & 2WD Stampede!

Sitting in front of the computer last night doing I forget what, the idea came to write this post in Open Office Writer, then paste it here, but nah that’s less my style than drinking beer in a cup. Instead of doing that, I’ve decided to do this live, no pre-written post, so please stay with me.

pede 2016

A few years ago after moving here, the fire burned in me to get back into Radio Controlled cars or trucks, thus research started. My first choice was the 1/16th Slash, (not above) & whileΒ  it was 4wd and and quick, the choices for upgrades were sorely limited, having me sell it for baby, (above). I had this same model before, so it seemed like the right choice, which it WAS! πŸ™‚ The first season I had the truck, it was put through my tests and hardly got damaged! Last season the Stampede was upgraded all the way round to stronger parts and brushless power, making baby fast as sin.

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For my birthday last month the E-Maxx was paid off and brought home, much to my nephew’s girlfriend’s negative words, but whatever. I took it out of the box and looked at it, putting the adaptions our local hobby shop made. Looking at the monster, it became clear this truck should be fun as soon as the warm weather hits! There are pros and cons to both R/Cs and in this post I’ll address them, so let us begin! πŸ™‚

Venom Sideview 2

My Stampede I’m highly impressed with and I want to start with it.

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PROS:

  1. Both the truck and the controller fit in my lap and chair for easy carrying. Really it is easy to take this bad boy where ever I wanna run!
  2. The speed and power baby has makes my time outside so much fun. Aside from random people asking if my family knows I’m outside by myself, I have fun running the truck.
  3. Very low maintenance. I have not had any serious damage to the R/C. One stripped servo and loose screws are it, but nothing more.

CONS:

  1. When changing packs, clips for the battery tie down can be lost in grass easily.
  2. The body posts in the front don’t come through the hole quite right, I can get the clips in, but its weird.

 

e-maxx-with-controller

 

Now the E-Maxx.Though I have not really put this through tests yet due to Winter weather and me don’t mix, I have ran it one time some weeks ago.Yes, that is the same transmitter that the Stampede uses. The people at the hobby shop bound the truck to it so I can use one controller for both trucks. And like baby, there are things I like and don’t like about this beast! πŸ™‚

 

PROS:

  1. Body fit. The body posts do come through the holes, letting the clips go in the way they should, which is good.
  2. The battery tie downs don’t need clips, (see pics below).

 

I really like this idea because it saves me time & no clips go missing outside!

 

3. 4WD, meaning the truck shouldn’t have trouble in grass, not like I had issues with baby, but tall grass gave him issues.

 

CONS:

  1. Let’s talk about the major con here, the E-Maxx needs two packs to work! Okay, duel motors need two packs, I get it. However, charging two battery packs will cut in on day light come spring. I might have it so it can run on a single brushless motor.

 

Final thought:

 

I like both my pede and E-Maxx, really do, but I see baby being run more, unless I can charge the two packs so it will not cut down daytime.