Traxxas Telluride : First impressions

Hello guys Ryan here from rcreviwer, bringing you guys the review of Traxxas Telluride 4 x 4.

Traxxas telluride, the traxxas summit, or is it? This can be a question after seeing it for the first time. NAH!, IT IS A STAMPEDE 4 X4. But the setup and the body is different. It sort of a trail truck. Which reasonable and costs around $ 250. It includes a 7-cell NiMH          battery pack(Fig 1). As the cost is low, they have downgraded the vehicle electronics like – The motor is a brushed one – titan 12t motor(Fig 2). It has a brushed ESC. Sadly the receiver isn’t waterproof, but they include a waterproof box for the receiver       (Fig 3). The camber links are nonadjustable but thankfully the springs are not the progressive ones  as they are so awful(Fig 4).  When we will compare it with a stampede,  you will find out that it is a bit narrower. The tires are also narrow that is because they use short course truck tires(Fig 5).

I am expecting some good rock crawling performance from the truck. Lets see if it goes good.

Fig 1

Fig 2

Fig 3

  Fig 4

Fig 5

R/C Guide : Final Words

Hello guys Ryan here from rcreviewer, bringing you guys the last step of our guide.

so as you know almost everything a person needs to know when he will buy his first R/C.I haven’t told you about the nitro vehicles as you wont buy it as many of you would be living in populated areas. I will be posting reviews now of the vehicles which have come to the market in a month or so.

Hope guys enjoyed the guide. Good buy.

 

R/C Guide : Electronics explanation

Hello guys Ryan here from rcreviewer, bringing you guys the next step of the guide.

Electronics : there are different types of electronics. They are  –

ESC : Electronic Speed Controller is a device which controls the power of batteries which is delivered to the motor and servo. They can be programed to stop reversing etc. Castle creations provide good ESCs. They even make packages which include motor and ESC both.

Motor : Motors are of two types – Brushed and Brushless. Brushed motors deliver limited amount of torque and speed. Brushless motors are deliver more torque, have more power and most importantly they last much more longer than the brushed ones. Brushless motor are measured in Kv and T. Kv is the amount which is related to the speed of the vehicle. Higher Kv motors are used by racers and bashers which want speed. T is the amount which is related to torque. The higher the turn, the more powerful will be the mototr. T motors are used mainly by rock crawler.

Servo : Servo are the units which are responsible for the turning of wheels. There are many brands, but the Savox servo works best FOR ME.

Batteries : Batteries are of two types – nickel metal hydride and LiPo. NiMH batteries are relatively more heavier than LiPo. They are measured in MAh, the greater the better. LiPo is lighter and it usually comes in a hard case. LiPo can be very dangerous as they can explode when the connectors are wrong or when the batteries are charged inadequately.

nimh and lipo respectively.

Hope you guys lied it. Good buy.

R/C Guide : Type of vehicles + Electric R/C

Hello guys, Ryan here from rcreviewer, bringing you guys the next step(s) of the guide.

Type of vehicles : There are many types of R/C cars around the world. They can be broadly classified into –

1) On-road street car – These cars are the simplest on-road vehicles with usually soft compound tires. They are made for racing on asphalted tracks. But  they are not fast enough. An HPI sprint will be good.

2) Drift car – These other type of on-road R/Cs which have slicks on them which makes them drift. It is good to buy a 4wd Drift cars. HPI drift cars are good with aluminum upgrades .

3) Rally car – These cars are off-road cars which just like on-road with a higher wheelbase a little bit smaller wheels.Traxxas Rally and HPI WR8 are good R/C Rally cars.

       (HPI and Traxxas respectively)

4) Stadium Truck – These stadium trucks were the most popular during the period of 1990 – 2009. These are now literally getting “Killed” by S.C.T . But they are the best R/C trucks to start with.

5) Short Course Truck – Short couurse trucks are Stadium trucks with a body which covers the wheels. speaking of wheels, the wheel radius relatively smaller than stadium trucks.

6) Buggy – These buggies second third fastest on-road and slowest (while comparing other trucks)  on off-road.

Electric R/C : There are two types of fuels in which R/C cars run – electric and nitro. Now we will discuss about electric R/C.

Electric R/Cs have a system which includes –

ESC (Electronic Speed Controller), Motor (brushed or brushless), Battery and Servo with shaft/belt/gear if it is a 4wd.

We will discuss about electronics in detail in the next part.

Until then, see ya and good bye.

 

R/C Guide : What are you buying ? + Brand consultancy

Hello guys, Ryan here from rcreviewer , bringing you guys the the first step of the guide.

Look what are you buying :                                                                                                      Like an average R/C newbie is usually a kid around the age of 10. He will surely go ask his parents to buy him a $200 R/C truck. His parents will ask him why on earth should they buy it ? (As a matter of fact, even my parents asked why to buy it)

Lets just think that your uncle bought you a cool looking futuristic buggy for $30 for your Christmas. you opened it and it was written “super fast electric buggy”, then it is going to be slow, you gotta need 6 or 4 AA cells and it will top out at 5kmph. On the other hand if you will buy, say a rc 4wd buggy (hobby grade) you do almost anything with it – bash at the skate park / backyard, race at the off-road racetrack, venture at the beach, take high jumps and many more things.

If your futuristic buggy will fall from a height of 2m, then there is no chance for it to  survive it, it will just get tore apart by the crash. On the other hand when your hobby buggy will crash , almost nothing will happen to it.

So what I mean is that an R/C Hobby car is ten fold better than a toy-grade R/C.

Which brand to refer :  Note – THIS IS JUST AN OPINION, Now here are some brands which all of us prefer –

1)AARMA : AARMA has been popularizing themselves alot and they are worth of it. Their cars have a same sort of chassis. The electronics are decent and work well.                               

ECX : ECX is a brand from horizon hobby. They give quality trucks with good electronics. They are very reasonable, seriously reasonable, they start at about $100 or even $85 when there is a sale. Their electronics work well.                                                                                         

HPI Racing : HPI racing is a good company, but not so famous, their most electric vehicles are derived from the nitro version. They usually update their trucks and on-road cars to meet the requirement. Its many electrics are form Castle Creations which is itself an awesome company for waterproof and normal electronics.                                                             

Traxxas : Traxxas is probably not the fastest name in R/C. Although their trucks are good enough but their all trucks are not 2.4 GHz. Their electronics are good but it is gonna take you $300 to meet a good brushless truck.

Team Losi Racing : Team Losi is a very good company usually with buggies.  Their scaled down versions are aluminium upgraded. And if you get losi buggy, then hail it, pray it and upgrade it.

Tamiya : Those good old days with tamiya cars but they are going to be old. The electrocins and chassis are sort of old. Now it is well known for their spray for the polycarbonate body.

Hope you guys enjoyed. Good bye.