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5th Street RC

5th Street RC

  Ah yes, the RC world.  Same with the other hobbies, I've been in RC most of my life from the cheap RC cars from Wally World to Nitro stadium trucks and airplanes.  Who doesn't love the low risk hobby of RC vehicles?  I've always owned some kind of RC vehicle since my kids seen the light of day for the first time.  I have even built a RC track in my back yard that is still under construction, but complete enough to use it. 

  I'll post more details in the near future and share some tips and tricks I've learned over the years and also some tutorials on building tracks and also the electronics that I've incorporated into the hobby.

Slot Cars

Slot Cars

  Most people have never heard of slot cars.  Especially on the 1/24th scale or the 1/32nd scale.  These are just a larger version of a pretty common electronic toy like the image on the right.  I got into the hobby around 1992 when my middle school shop class was, slot cars.  Noteably the larger 1/32 and 1/24 scale.  I fell in love and I'm still racing with my own children.

  I won't bore you with the history or how these work, so if you want to know more, visit the Wiki page.

  Here are some of my current cars.  These are 1/24 scale with winged bodies.  These cars absolutely fly.  They only weigh a few grams and have insane motors in them.  They literally scream around around a slotted track.  I know most people would be thinking, "whaa, they go around a track in slots.  what is so fun about that?"  Trust me, go to a local slot car track and rent a car for 15 min.  It's dirt cheap.  You will be hooked.  People around the world spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars in this hobby.  I have 2 boys and they LOVE it!  More on this topic later..

  So here are some pics of my cars.  I do have several hundred bucks in my collection but, I didn't spend that much all at once.

  Over time, I will post more pics and details of this forgotten hobby.  So come back!