RC ADVENTURES – Learning to Drift: Part 18 – Excavator Drifting – HPi e10 – Vaughn Gittin Jr

I wanted to make my challenges progressively harder, so I broke out the heavy construction equipment so I could practice my drifting. After sweeping the floor, I hauled out two RC4WD 4200xl Excavators (30lbs each), My 6×6 Franken-Hauler (for illumination purposes), and a great Tonka Dump Truck I had made for me by JRPRC (Judd Phillips). I wanted to see how my drifting skills have improved over me not doing it for a year. Heh, you read that right. I took a year off from drifting, and then picked up this HPi e10 Drift car from my local hobby store PM Hobby Craft. Everything on the drift car is bone stock, except for the battery. i switched it to t a2s lipo. I am even using the stock controller (and though it looks and feels pretty cheap), works fantastic! Im happy for what i got.. I have read some mixed reviews – and my experience has been a good one. I will continue to drift with this car, and it may convince me to get another.. who knows. Heh. I know lot’s of people have questions about this car – so here is a few words from the HPI website:

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SCANiA R560 Wrecker 8×8 towing a KiNG HAULER Semi-trailer Truck


One never knows when one will need a heavy hauler to come and rescue you from the side of the road. But for this unlucky Truck Driver – not only is he stuck on the side of the road – but he needs a recovery when his rig starts to give him engine troubles. When owner/operators have issues like this not only do they lose the load, but they have a hefty bill to pay to the towing company. When a trucks not moving – it’s costing everyone money. When a big rig is on the back of a tow truck – it costs even more.

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MUD SOUP – Radio Control Trucks get Dirty


What a great day to get outside and enjoy some mud! Only 1 Problem.. It’s February and the ground is Frozen Solid. Well.. as a true RC Addict, screw that – Im making some Mud! Out comes my Skid Steer, a few Buckets of water, some top soil.. and we got SOME MUD! I have brought out a few Trucks to get soupy – a FrankenCrawler 6×6, a converted vintage metal Tonka Dump Truck, a Powerful Modded 4×4, and my Traxxas Summit! Also, for a Recovery option – I brought out my NEW Tow Truck.. to test it’s mite!

I expect each truck to Fail, and though this is a 10 minute video – the film took several hours to film. Interesting things happened to the trucks…

— SPOiLER ALERT! — Reading below this line will answer some questions but ruin your movie surprises – read on only if you have seen the video..

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Mega Mud Truck Blows Motor


Time for a true test of POWER.. The Beast 4×4 is ready to hit some MUD & Slop pulling a Traxxas Spartan Speed Boat and Trailer. I dubbed in some Mega Mud Truck sounds to really immerse you in the imagination world, while keeping the Radio Control Hobby feel to the video. I run my trucks hard for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. I hope you enjoy the film, please subscribe!

RESCUE: AVALANCHE ALERT


xtreme earth quakes are a rare thing in the North.. but when they strike they are vicious, setting off massive avalanches anywhere. The danger is real and presents a concern for our trucking employees at RCSparks Trucking. . To live and work up in these areas known for plate tectonics, the men and women of these areas are prepared – and can quickly spring into action. Most vehicles are built for snow damage up in these parts, and can keep a human alive inside for many hours. Good thing too, many of the drivers have needed that time, before.

Well, fortunately for our viewers, and unfortunately for one of the drivers in this film – we caught an earthquake avalanche on video.

Watch and be amazed at how this team of trained professionals rescue their co-worker from a terrible predicament

Models used:

– Modded Axial SCX10 10th scale 4×4 Truck
– Modded Kyosho Blizzard SR
– Stock Earth Digger 4200xl Excavator from RC4WD

RC ADVENTURES – Modded Kyosho Blizzard Virgin Snow Run – Tracked Snow Machine


These motors are STOCK – the only upgrades in this video is a Sabertooth 2×12 ESC, a 2S Lipo, and Metal Tracks. I also added a sound kit from one of my other rigs. I think the diesel sound is pretty awesome, and I tried to have it turned up enough for you all to hear. Unfortunately, this sound kit is no longer available for sale.

I do have new motors on the way, but wanted to get out and have some fun with this rig for you! I know many of you have been excited, and today is a perfect day for a Kyosho Blizzard SR Run!

I hope you enjoy todays wintery, snow covered video

Where I get my RC Products Locally: http://www.PMHobbycraft.ca