Best nitro RC buggy for $150-300? Answered

I'm looking to buy a nitro RC buggy but I am fairly new to the RC world. I am also open to truggies.

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how do you make a light bar for a traxxas bandit? i have the original body.? Answered

I have been wanting a light bar on my buggy for a year so that i can see where it is at night but i didnt want neon on it because its an off roader

Question by tokuta   |  last reply

Serial Controlled Arduino RC Car buggy please help? Answered

I have a RC Car that I have Converted to be controlled via Serial sent over Xbees to a custom board running a atmega8 My problem is that sometimes you power it on and it will wiz off by its self or do random stuff i have no idea whats causing it here is my code [code] char val; int forward = 8; int back =  7; int left= 6; int right= 5; int power = 13; int NEON = 9; int HORN = 10; void setup() {   pinMode(forward, OUTPUT);   pinMode(back, OUTPUT);   pinMode(left, OUTPUT);   pinMode(right, OUTPUT);   pinMode(power, OUTPUT);   pinMode(NEON, OUTPUT);   pinMode(HORN, OUTPUT);     digitalWrite(power, HIGH);   delay(500);   digitalWrite(power, LOW);   delay(500);    digitalWrite(power, HIGH);   delay(500);    digitalWrite(power, LOW);   delay(500);   digitalWrite(power, HIGH);   delay(500);   digitalWrite(power, LOW);   delay(500);    digitalWrite(power, HIGH);   delay(500);    digitalWrite(power, LOW);   Serial.begin(19200);   Serial.print("CAR AWAITING COMMANDS"); } void loop() {   if (Serial.available()>0)   {                                  val =;     if (val == 'A')     {       digitalWrite(forward, HIGH);       digitalWrite(back, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'B')     {       digitalWrite(forward, LOW);       digitalWrite(back, HIGH);     }     else if (val == 'H')     {       digitalWrite(NEON, HIGH);     }     else if (val == 'Z')     {       digitalWrite(NEON, LOW);     }        else if (val == 'Y')     {       digitalWrite(HORN, HIGH);     }     else if (val == 'X')     {       digitalWrite(HORN, LOW);     }            else if (val == 'L')     {                                   digitalWrite(right, LOW);       digitalWrite(left, HIGH);     }     else if (val == 'R')     {       digitalWrite(right, HIGH);       digitalWrite(left, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'C')     {                                  digitalWrite(left, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'E')     {       digitalWrite(right, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'Q')     {       digitalWrite(forward, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'W')     {       digitalWrite(back, LOW);     }     else if (val == 'S')     {       digitalWrite(forward, LOW);       digitalWrite(back, LOW);       digitalWrite(left, LOW);       digitalWrite(right, LOW);       digitalWrite(power,HIGH);       delay(500);       digitalWrite(power,LOW);     }   }   else   {     val = 'S';   } } [/code]

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Brushless motor upgrade for exceed?? Answered

I have an exceed sunfire buggy 1/10th and I am planning on getting a brushless upgrade. I don't know if the battery and car itself can handle the one i want. I have a 7.2v 4200mahNiMh battery pack and the motor I  want to get is a 5.5T 6000kv motor. I was wondering if anyone knew if my car could handle that. If it couldn't, would a 8.5T 4000kv motor be better? And how fast would the second motor go? Please comment soon if you know anything about these motors.

Question by Electroinnovation   |  last reply

Wireless CameraI? Answered

Hi, is there anyway to attach a camera to a ROV, robot, RC car/plane? I was thinking maybe using like a radio transmitter to transmit the signal or whatever. Also accepting non-radio ideas. Oh, and the smaller the better, and long antennas=not an option. (Maybe a dish, but no antenna, atleast not the long kind).

Question by LiquidLightning   |  last reply

how can I raise an arm(s) with a switch easily?

REASON FOR QUESTION:  I would like to modify a Power Wheels with a pop up berf gun for my son.  So it would kind of be like a "raider" vehicle or weaponized dune buggy.   This is strictly in the theory stage. WHAT I WANT:  I would like to have a switch on the dash that raises the nerf gun out of the front storage compartment, or rotates it out of a cavity, or something like that, and then wire a momentary switch to either the dash, steering wheel, or horn that activates the "Battery operated Nerf".  WHAT I KNOW: Unfortunately I have no working knowledge of arduino or coding.  I would like to learn, but dont know where to start.  I do no electronics, and R/C.  Wiring the momentary switch to the "Nerf gun" should be no issue,  its how to "arm" it (for lack of a better term) that i dont know.       I was thinking that i could use a high torque servo, but I dont know how to wire it up to a switch, if thats even possible.  I then thought about a stepper motor, but again, i dont know how, and that route seems costly.     Fabricating brackets, arms, hinges, all easy.  CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE?  AND DUMB IT DOWN FOR ME AS WELL.  here are some concept pictures I was thinking of. and a few pictures of the tentative vehicle and Nerf choices.   the front of the vehicle has a storage compartment that should fit a smaller nerf easily.  I would just make a new split door for it, that would open up when the gun was armed.  that would be done easily with servos, if their was a way to.  at this point i might just make a roll cage to mount the VULCAN chain gun on and call it a day.  or hack a rc remote, but id rather not. ANY IDEAS?

Question by supramp   |  last reply

Please could anyone Confirm what i intend to do is Correct ???

Hello again ! Ok well, after another week of major research, i have a theoretical concept for my battery packs that i intend to create but would very-much-so appreciate it if anyone could confirm that what im about to do is correct in the sense that it will serve my purposes! Scenario: I Have a pinhole wireless Camera & Receiver, the camera will be attached to an RC 1/10th Scale Buggy and the receiver will be near me, in a bag, on the floor... Instructions that came with the gear states: The Camera should receive 8 volts DC and will consume up to 200mA per hour... The Receiver should receive 12 volts DC and will consume up to 500mA per Hour... (Yet the receiver runs off a 9v battery!) As i am still waiting for some battery holders & a few other components to arrive i have put together the following for prototyping, please could anyone confirm that this would  work as i intend it to ? : Li-ion Pack (For Wireless Camera): 14.4v { Four x 3.6v Cells } Connected in series Charging Start @ 13.2v Charging Finish @ 16.8v To Emit 8 Volts, 1A Max: i will Use an ''LM2940T'' Semiconductor i will want to Either BUILD (preferably) a charger OR Buy this CHARGER... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Normal Battery Pack for Wireless Receiver: 24v { 16 x 1.2v Cells } -Individually charged- + FOUR x 4-AA Battery Holders (In Series) To Emit 12 Volts, 0.5mA Max: i will Use an '' L78M12CV'' Semiconductor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The usage i currently get from a humble 9v battery connected to the camera and receiver (two 9v batteries in total) is WORSE than abysmal and i only get upto 15mins of decent record-time from the wireless gear so i will be making the two battery-packs above to get a much-longer run-time.... Questions: 1. Will my power-packs work as i intend to use them ? 2. When i go to build the Li-ion battery-pack i really want to include some circuitry for Deep-Discharge Prevention & Over-Charge Protection, could anyone please point me in the right direction for a schematic please ??? A MAJOR thank-You to all that have helped me in the past & A-MAJOR Thank-You in advance for everyone's help again!

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