If your worth is tied to the things you’re buying in your life. You’re living life the wrong way.
FINAL FANTASY XV TGS 2014 TRAILER
This game, along with Deep Down, DriveClub and Tearaway Unfolded, are the reasons I want to buy a PS4.
This development trailer for FFXV just got me a whole lot more excited for the game! Can’t wait!
I’m hungry AND tired at the same time…
I’m trying to determine if I still believe in “the one.”
This is a more daunting task than it sounds…
I really want a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone!
WHY ARE SMARTPHONES SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?!?!
I just realized…
Godzilla just came out onto DVD and Blu-Ray yesterday.
I MUST OWN! NOW!
IT’S TIME TO PLAY COD:MW2!
HERE WE GO!
LET’S DO THIS!
You make me feel happy. You make me feel sad. You help fill the void. You make me want to be awesome. You make me want to cry. You make me feel so many things.
Oh gosh, what am I doing?
I’m starting to get into the habit of not being able to sleep without a fan running…
This can’t be good.
If you’re someone that walks up to a product demonstrator giving out free samples (food samples in specific) and don’t even look at them or acknowledge that they’re there (while they’re trying to be nice to you) then you seriously need to learn basic etiquette.
It enrages me to no end whenever someone walks up and takes one or two (or ten) samples, doesn’t even say “hello” or “thank you” and doesn’t even look at me when they’re taking the free samples.
Excuse me? I’m giving you free food! The least you could do is use manners!
I also hate when people are rude and/or demanding upon and after getting their free sample.
What? The samples are smaller than you expected? They’re FREE SAMPLES, not entire meals! I’m deeply sorry I’m not giving you a five-course meal, and I’m sorry there aren’t enough samples to fill your hunger, but there are people who would like to actually TRY the product, as opposed to devouring the entire tray of samples. Go to a restaurant or make a meal yourself if you want to fill your stomach!
I really don’t want to get out of bed today…
I’ve been wanting to either buy or build a large scale R/C vehicle for a while now, but the only problem is the fact that I just don’t have a ton of money to spend, but through many hours of research (reading forums, watching videos, looking through different web pages, etc.) I think I’ve finally found a way of building myself a large scale R/C that I can get some serious speed with that won’t hurt my wallet.
I call this project the “Budget Big Rock Racer R/C Project” in which I buy a 1/8th scale R/C crawler, convert it into a 1/5th scale R/C, and then swap out the motors and possibly the gears and ESC for faster motors (at least 10T-27T motors) and possibly different pinion gears (like say, from a 20-tooth to a 25-tooth) and also possibly swap the ESC for something that can handle more speed, heat and bigger/more powerful batteries, like LiPo batteries, as opposed to NiMH batteries.
Watching this video gave me the inspiration to start this project:
After watching the video above, along with reading many different forum posts and such, I’ve been able to compile a basic list of what I’ll need for this project, and what I’ll need to do to make it a racing machine.
$200 - 1/8th Scale Exceed RC MaxStone 4x4 Electric Crawler (includes 2-channel remote and a 7.2v 2000mah NiMH battery, which will be nice to start with)
$20 - X-Type Side Guard Chassis Mounts (these will attach to the two chassis mounts included and used to construct the R/C vehicle, and attaching these will extend the R/C’s length to match 1/5th scale size)
$8 - Two Adjustable Linkages (these will attach to the four chassis mounts to be used to keep the overall body from sustaining any flex damage)
$16 - Four 100mm Turnbuckles (used to properly attach the four chassis mounts together)
$24 - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Titanium-HEAVY-DUTY-Alloy-Knurled-Push-Rod-M3X100mm-with-Double-Sides-Countercl-/290926609525?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43bc93c475&_uhb=1
Unknown Price - Two 10T-27T Motors (replace the two original motors that come with the Exceed R/C kit, for higher speeds, or I may just only use one very fast motor, as opposed to two so I save power)
I’ve been trying to figure out the best battery + motor + efficiency combination, and it looks as though there are a few options:
- This person in the video below seems to have replaced the original 20T motor in their AX10 (which is another R/C crawler) and installed a 17T motor, and it seems to get some decent speed, however, I’m not sure what kind of ESC and batteries this person is using.
- According to these forum posts, a 20T motor will perform just fine in an SCX10 (another R/C crawler) which comes stock with a 27T motor, and I think that’s also just using the stock ESC, so there’s that.
- According to these forum posts, swapping the original motor and battery in an AX10 for a 21T-27T motor with a 2S or 3S LiPo battery would also be just fine, and it would provide a lot more speed. Possibly having to replace the ESC, but that would also be fine.
- According to these forum posts, even a Tekin 13.5T Redline motor would be fine with a Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC. There are many other options as well. It also states to use stronger gears and such, which is what I would be doing anyway.
If I were to replace the original motors, battery and ESC, I could easily sell those and make some money back, which would be nice!
The link below talks about different types of gears and motors.
Oh no, I can’t sleep.
What do I do?