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Old 10-25-2020, 02:14 PM #16
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I went back to Kennedy Park with my Enduro Trailrunner this morning. It was awesome except for a couple times that the truck picked up fishing wire people left lying around on the ground. One time it just slowed down my truck, but the other was really bad. It wrapped around the axle, and when it was wrapped as much as it could get wrapped, a loop at the end of the fishing wire caught into the treads of one of my tires. While I was driving it, the loop caused the truck to torque the tire partially off the wheel. It tore it at the point where the tire meets the wheel on the inside, and the outside has been pulled out somewhat. I'm going to have to research how to mount tires on RC wheels. I'm afraid that I'm going to have to replace the one tire sooner or later. I may just run it until it falls off. That's what I did today, and it didn't completely fall off yet, so at least that's something.

Even though it was pretty fun and I got to drive the truck through a little bit of water, I may avoid the northeast corner of the park from now on since I think that's where I'm getting the fishing wire, but there are still other parts of the park that are pretty cool. I was able to get all the way up to the top of the mound of dirt with the Trailrunner today. It wasn't easy, but I was able to get up the hill with good positioning and a little bit of gunning it while sawing left and right. The truck was higher than I am tall when it got to the top, so that was fun to photograph. I was also able to bring it down safely on the other end of the hill. No flipping. Earlier, I found this narrow walking trail that led to what I call rock paradise. I may come back to this spot with my little Mini Z 4X4 4Runner. It looks like fun for the little truck. It was fun for my Trailrunner, too. I took it up to the railroad tracks then went down to the nearby apartment complex where I saw a stray cat.






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I went back to Kennedy Park again today with both of my 4X4s. I took my Enduro Trailrunner to the big hill. I had installed some brass weights on the wheels last week, and it was my first time using the truck since installing them. On ascent, the truck's waaaaaaaaay better. I barely had to saw back and forth to get up the hill today. I could even use minimal throttle, and the truck had grip for days. It was actually really good. On descent in the spot from last time, it wasn't as good. The truck didn't want to grip on the surface like it did when it was lighter, so it would slide down before coming to a stop in a spot where I'd rather it didn't stop. The more I did it, the more it would slide. It had been wet, so things were more muddy than last time, but I still think the extra weight didn't help it on the way down. Maybe I should have gotten the other type of weights. I think they were aluminum. I also tried descending in a couple alternative spots which I got photos of this time. There wasn't much to see after those pics because the truck just tumbled down from both spots. The whole face of the hill is super steep except for the spot where I ascended it, but it was still fun to try to conquer it on the way down. I took it to rock paradise, too. I was selective about where I drove it in order to avoid fishing wire. I think next time I go out with my Trailrunner, I'm going to return to the woods. I have the most fun there.








I took my Mini Z 4Runner to rock paradise, too. Unfortunately, it wasn't very much paradise for my Mini Z. The truck had a lot of trouble on those rocks. I guess they're just too big for the truck. I'll probably just keep it as an indoor truck from here on out. The Trailrunner is a whole lot more fun outside. Anyway, it was also my first time trying some of the new mods I made to my Mini Z. I got brass weights for the rear axle, and the wheels are new wheels that have brass weights premounted inside the tires by Kyosho. I'm still getting a feel for the new equipment. It seems it helps in some ways and hinders in others, but the other ways may be mitigated by careful throttle control. I'll use it a lot more in the winter. Oh, I also installed the light kit. You can see the headlights lit up in the shade in one of the pics.




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I went back to Kennedy Park again today with both of my 4X4s. I took my Enduro Trailrunner to the big hill. I had installed some brass weights on the wheels last week, and it was my first time using the truck since installing them. On ascent, the truck's waaaaaaaaay better. I barely had to saw back and forth to get up the hill today. I could even use minimal throttle, and the truck had grip for days. It was actually really good. On descent in the spot from last time, it wasn't as good. The truck didn't want to grip on the surface like it did when it was lighter, so it would slide down before coming to a stop in a spot where I'd rather it didn't stop. The more I did it, the more it would slide. It had been wet, so things were more muddy than last time, but I still think the extra weight didn't help it on the way down. Maybe I should have gotten the other type of weights. I think they were aluminum. I also tried descending in a couple alternative spots which I got photos of this time. There wasn't much to see after those pics because the truck just tumbled down from both spots. The whole face of the hill is super steep except for the spot where I ascended it, but it was still fun to try to conquer it on the way down. I took it to rock paradise, too. I was selective about where I drove it in order to avoid fishing wire. I think next time I go out with my Trailrunner, I'm going to return to the woods. I have the most fun there.








I took my Mini Z 4Runner to rock paradise, too. Unfortunately, it wasn't very much paradise for my Mini Z. The truck had a lot of trouble on those rocks. I guess they're just too big for the truck. I'll probably just keep it as an indoor truck from here on out. The Trailrunner is a whole lot more fun outside. Anyway, it was also my first time trying some of the new mods I made to my Mini Z. I got brass weights for the rear axle, and the wheels are new wheels that have brass weights premounted inside the tires by Kyosho. I'm still getting a feel for the new equipment. It seems it helps in some ways and hinders in others, but the other ways may be mitigated by careful throttle control. I'll use it a lot more in the winter. Oh, I also installed the light kit. You can see the headlights lit up in the shade in one of the pics.





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I'm just staring out, but I'll get there eventually! It's going to be interesting taking my Trailrunner out in the winter.
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I took a drive down to Old Bridge Waterfront Park today. I had heard of a rock setup on a Facebook group, but I couldn't find it. The only rocks I did find were uphill. I took it as an opportunity to have a nice beach drive, though. I also lost a couple push washers for the right front fender flare. I think I have some extras. Thank goodness I didn't lose the fender flare itself.




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