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Toyofast
07-24-2004, 02:56 AM
Okay, not actualling in Whistler but in Whistler Creek(aka Creekside). We stayed at Creekside this year and saved a couple bucks but won't do it again next year, sucks to drive to the Village everyday and find a parking spot and then, etc, etc... blah, blah, blah...

Here's some freaking pictures from my one and only time crawling, only ran through one battery then my 1/4 scale servo died.... I have no idea what went wrong with it, just no life in it at all.


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Looking back at the 1st section....

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Next section of rocks...

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Last few rocks on the 2nd set of rocks, what Tater-Tot was seeing as it was crawling downward....

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Took a nice 3 foot tumble off a rock, then rolled about 5-6 feet and stopped like this....

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Whistler_7-2004/PICT4614.jpg


Making the turn to the next section of rocks only to find out that Tater-Tot is a "Rock-Hugger" type of rig :lol: :lol: :lol: .......

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Whistler_7-2004/PICT4617.jpg


Headed up 3rd leg of the trail & the 'Tot get's a bit ahead of me......

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Wayyyyy up there......

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Just after this image I made it about 15 feet or more and the battery died... the front 1/4 scale servo also died at the same time too!!

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I rolled on out with rear steering only!! :D

Look just off to the left side of the building, see the chairlift pole popping out of the trees... see the gray colored rocks under it?... they start off to the left side, that's where I started the trail. I had to take the road out after I lost the front servo(1/4 scale quit on me :? ) Fun, fun, fun...

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Whistler_7-2004/PICT4630.jpg


Here's my route I took on the little trail, took me just overan 1 hour to run it(one cheap NiCd 6-cell battery), only stopped a couple times to drink some water, freakin' hot out even at 7PM!!

Started on the left side and worked my way to the right...then rolled all the way down via rear steer only, that took about 25-30 minutes, yeah I could have walked it out but it weighs 11lbs.

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Whistler_7-2004/PICT4634.jpg

-=ADA$=-
07-24-2004, 04:07 AM
thats great man!! i love it so much, i wish i could do that already ( maybe not as extreme as you do), ive never really liked hiking, but with crawler it would be fun, just go with the truck and time flies!! its great, i just love it!!

MicroMan
07-24-2004, 09:55 AM
That looks awesome! I sure hope you got in some snowboarding time while you were up there, even though there isn't much snow left.

aerosaaber
07-24-2004, 10:09 AM
I have to admit that's pretty damn cool.

Toyofast
07-24-2004, 10:41 AM
That looks awesome! I sure hope you got in some snowboarding time while you were up there, even though there isn't much snow left.


I would have gone snowboarding, but with a broken wrist I didn't really want to risk it.... I didn't even bring the bike to enjoy the trails either. :( The Crankworx Mountain Biking Festival started up on Thursday and we only got to see a couple riders come down the hill before th heat got to us. Quite hot this time! A good time was had though :D

MicroMan
07-24-2004, 04:32 PM
You're so lucky! :p That is my DREAM trip!

I'm not a really big person, maybe next time you could fit me in a suitcase? :confused:

LOL :)

Skribble
07-24-2004, 05:48 PM
You're so lucky! :p That is my DREAM trip!

I'm not a really big person, maybe next time you could fit me in a suitcase? :confused:

LOL :)ROTF!

Wow .. Wish there was a place like that here. Excellent pics!

Toyofast
07-24-2004, 09:50 PM
You're so lucky! :p That is my DREAM trip!

I'm not a really big person, maybe next time you could fit me in a suitcase? :confused:

LOL :)


Suitcase? Just sit in the back seat :D We drove up there, it has to be the shortest 7 hour drive ever, and that's the truth too!! Crappiest part about the drive is the Seattle/Tacoma area traffic. Going up we had no problems but coming back down it took us about 2.5 hours to drive about 15-18 miles of I-5 :mad: Made the return trip a 10 hour ride... I hate that area so much.

MicroMan
07-25-2004, 01:59 AM
I need to move up there, you get the best of both worlds on the west coast. :) Me? I get none of the best worlds. :o

Fidelio
07-25-2004, 02:13 AM
WOW what a beautiful day! i'm so jelous. the weather looks PERFECT and given your pics you always appear to have an absolute blast crawling around. looks like TONS of fun! thanks again for sharing your day with us. :D

Toyofast
07-25-2004, 03:26 AM
WOW what a beautiful day! i'm so jelous. the weather looks PERFECT and given your pics you always appear to have an absolute blast crawling around. looks like TONS of fun! thanks again for sharing your day with us. :D


You know.. I do have a blast every time I drive this thing, or any RC in general. RC Crawling is by far is the most fun for me. You have time to think about what lines to drive over, it's a slow & easy way of having fun outside, and one battery can last for about an hour if you drive nice enough. It's very relaxing when your gear isn't breaking every 5 minutes too ;)

I will have to admit though.... crawling all alone takes a bit more effort. Especially when I was up there in Whistler. Not only was I in a strang place but I was all alone & had to hike a good 3/4 mile all up hill just to have fun for 1 1/2 hours. I wasn't having much fun for the first 5-10 minutes but once I forgot about everything around me I began to have a blast.

Still kinda bummed out that my 1/4 scale servo died.... only really ran one full pack while I was up there :(

C.J.OO
07-25-2004, 03:57 AM
Nice terrain and Nice Trucks..thats a Cool Holiday For sure...;)..

SS Pede
07-25-2004, 06:01 PM
I'm curious, what is the reason for having skinny tires like that?

Fidelio
07-25-2004, 08:52 PM
it would have been easy, especially being alone up there to have just had your fun and not taken a single snappy, but thank you for taking the time to let us share in your experience.

Toyofast
07-26-2004, 12:52 AM
I'm curious, what is the reason for having skinny tires like that?


The tires really are not that skinny.... they just look skinny since they are narrowed Kongs mounted on 1.5" wide rims. The tires are the same width as stock Savage/Maxx tires. :D :D

Also, these tire hook up to most everything compared to the stock Kongs. I just have to do a bit of grooving to the tread blocks to gain a bit more flex, then add some foam to keep the sidewalls from folding in one themselves.

Narrowed Kongs on narrowed wheels are the #2 best modification I've made, the #1 modification was adding the gear reduction unit prior to the tranny.

Wizardman_1
07-26-2004, 07:34 PM
I guess im not that far away from over there. Im located between Vantage and the Vernita Bridge, in the Columbia Basin of WA. Still tryin to get some cash to get myself a crawler, there is a perfect spot just behind my house with some pretty sweet rocks near the shore of the Columbia River.

nitroXfreak
07-26-2004, 11:55 PM
omg i'm so jealous... i would have done ANYTHING to see the crankworx mtb show...i saw a little teaser film of it...it was awesome.

nice crawling btw, looks like you had fun :D

jordan29
07-28-2004, 10:56 PM
Whoa sweet... thats where im at on vacation right now! I drove from california though so it sucked on they way here, but im leave here (whistler) in 3 days. its pretty cool here, except there are hardly any roads so your legs get tired after a while.