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Jan 17, 2010

Traxxas Revo 3.3 and RC Nylint Rock Crawler Snow Fun

Our boys have been getting more interested in RC vehicles lately so we fired up the Revo 3.3 and got it out in the snow a bit today. We also dug out a couple of our old RC trucks to see if we could make some repairs and get them working. Our first attempt of our radio shack hummer and 18 volt cordless drill battery was really fun until it went up in smoke, not surprising since it was barely usable anyways. Our old Nylint rockcrawler took a lot of work, but by making use of the same 18 volt cordless drill battery and a total cleaning of all the working parts we got it working quite well. I'm not sure if these ever took off since they became popular way back when, but when ours started to loose power, we thought the worst and kind of lost interest in it. They use a small belt inside each axle that were covered in grime on ours. Taking the bottom cover off each axle allows access to the motors, belts, and gears. We cleaned it up with soap and water, added fresh grease and that's all it took. The original 12 volt batteries were left dead so long they wouldn't hold a charge though. The 18 volt power hasn't been too much for it yet, and I'm fairly confident it won't be a problem. It has 2 speeds that can be shifted from the controller and the axles are locked, no differential. It will flex pretty well when needed as well. Here's some video footage of the old Nylint and new Traxxas Revo 3.3 on a snow bank out in the yard.

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8 comments:

  1. Found your blog while googling. Consider me as regular follower of blog. Hope to see some more stuff in future

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  2. Man that RC is sweet! Cool jumps!

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  3. Interesting! Thats pretty cool! You don’t mind if I come here more often and read your posts do you? I love to blog but only on good subjects. Like this one for instance!

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  4. Thanks Daniel. NFL, I always appreciate legitimate visitors and comments!...and ad clicks;). You are welcome to drop by any time!!

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  5. RC Nylint Rock Crawler Snow Fun is a cool idea that everyone will enjoy it.

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  6. RC Nylint Rock Crawler Snow Fun is a cool idea that everyone will enjoy it.

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  7. AnonymousJuly 24, 2011

    i have the nylint rockcrawler but dont have the remote for it was wondering how the remote looks like or any idea in how to get a hold of one on the cheap

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  8. We have a remote that you can have for the price of shipping, our truck is broken.

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