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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:04 pm

im thinking about putting a mini cannon on my rc car. its ok if it is kinda heavy this is a hobby car built to last. it goes up to about 25 mph so it can carry relatively heavy loads. does anyone know of some remote ignition systems? let me know if you do. :D


P.S. for anyone who is interested it is a Traxxas Stampede. no upgrades
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:53 pm

you could put a stun gun on it and use a servo to push the red button :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:54 pm

or garage door opener to fire a stungun.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:56 pm

benstern wrote:or garage door opener to fire a stungun.


what, you mean those big black electric motors? that would weigh at least 20 pounds? or are you talking about something else?
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:58 pm

@ hi that could work, i have and extra servo or two os i can see what i can do the servos i have. they are steering servos but i could figure something out.
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Unread postAuthor: Brooner115 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:06 pm

Dude your into hobbie trucks too sweet I have a Traxxas T-maxx that goes up to 70 mph I put like $200 into it after I bought its a beast :twisted: :twisted:

What kind of truck (or car) do u have?
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:26 pm

i have a upgrade free Traxxas Stampede. :twisted: and it sees a ton of air when its running.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:43 pm

Brooner115 wrote:I have a Traxxas T-maxx that goes up to 70 mph


As a long time R/C hobbyist, I can conclude that you have either:
1)Not had it speed tested using accurate means, and are way over estimating.
2)Had it speed tested using a Radar gun, which cannot accurately measure the speed of a large-tired MT.
3)Not had it speed tested, and know that it does not reach this speed, and are simply making up ridiculous claims.

As far as the remote trigger goes, you cannot hook it up to your existing radio system without at least a 3 channel radio. Your Stampede comes with a TQ-2 transmitter, which has 2 channels, both of which are used to control steering and throttle.

Your best bet is most likely a garage door opener as benstern suggested.
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Unread postAuthor: PAspuder » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:50 pm

Specialist if you are looking into using a 3rd channel to run an ignition source i have a Hitec Lynx 3D remote that i am selling since i don't race any more im trying to sell off all my RC equipment. If you would be interested you can email me at Dirttracker46@comcast.net
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:55 pm

ok. thanks for the offer ill think about that. i have a Traxxas Stampede though. will it work with my truck or do i have to buy a new ESC?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:59 pm

Your XL-1 ESC will work fine with that radio system.
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:02 pm

i might do that and buy a new ESC so i can buy my cousin's motor. i forgot that kind but i think it is a havok 15 turn.

P.S. im gana make a thread on off - topic for people who want to talk about their rc cars.
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Unread postAuthor: PAspuder » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:16 pm

Yea it will work fine with your truck I used it on my rustler when i first started racing. Just let me know if you are interested i have a bunch of electric RC equipment that im gonna try to sell.
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:33 pm

torque on your servos might be a problem. I graduated from cars into helicopter and managed to combine it with model rocket firing. but that was much easier considiring the button had significantly less resistance.

Depending on what kind of transmitter you use, (I use a futaba 9c), you could program one of the many extra levers or buttons for things meant for engine kill to make your servo go, which in turn, will make your ignitor click. (I think)

if the servo is not strong enough, you could try an alternate method, such as attaching a battery, with alligator clips on both ends of the wires, and mount one inside your chamber, and also mount the servo with the other alligator clip attached to the servo arm inside the chamber, and make it so that when you move your lever or switch, the two wires come cose enough inside your barrel to make conduction. hence a spark. just an idea. the only problem I see is your servo getting torched.
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:42 am

Heres another idea for ya.

Buy a wireless doorbell from somewhere, rip out the speaker (or peizo) on the receiver and replace it with a small relay that is wired to your ignition source.

I did this to our garage door in our old house because we lost the remote for it. Works well
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