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    Is anyone driving remote control cars/trucks? I'm a c6/7 looking to start a new hobby, just wondering if anyone has found one that has quad friendly controls. I have some hand function, but not a ton.

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    The Cal-Diego chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of American has a great RC car/truck/helicopter program. You can contact them to get put in touch with David Smith, who has a C4 SCI and is their resident guru for this project. They were featured in Paraplegia News last year sometime.

    https://caldiegopva.org/rc-trucks-quadcopters

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    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      I've been in the RC car hobby for the last 30+ years. It is my experience that stick radios are much more friendly to quads. I am also a c6/7 quad. I find that the low speed crawlers are more fun and offer more opportunities to use do to being able to traverse a wide variety of terrains.
      I still play hard http://www.miata.net/motm/2007/thomson.html

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        #4
        Don't do cars but I do fly micro quads. Having a lap radio...or stabilizing it on your lap with a tray helps a lot. Changing the batteries and keeping them charged is more of a problem than pushing on the joy sticks.
        "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
        T5/6 complete

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          #5
          I don't do any of it, but man, I sure do like RC stuff from afar. Seems like likes of fun.

          (I remember waaaaay back, early 80s, when OldGrumpyDad and I were kids, like 12 or 13, both our sets of parents (unbeknownst to them) bought us the same RC car, from Radio Shack, as one of our Xmas gifts that year. It was an Audi Quattro. Still have mine. Ran it last in ~2004 and it ran well. Loved racing those things.

          Fast forward 4-5 years and another friend of mine got a gas powered 4 wheel drive RC car and that thing was absolutely insane! So much fun.
          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rook98006 View Post
            Don't do cars but I do fly micro quads. Having a lap radio...or stabilizing it on your lap with a tray helps a lot. Changing the batteries and keeping them charged is more of a problem than pushing on the joy sticks.
            What microquad are you currently flying?
            I still play hard http://www.miata.net/motm/2007/thomson.html

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              #7
              Originally posted by mthomson View Post
              What microquad are you currently flying?
              The cheapest one I could find with decent reviews. Eachine E010 less than $20 on banggood.

              Eachine e010 mini 2.4g 4ch 6 axis headless mode rc drone quadcopter rtf Sale - Banggood.com

              If you have not played with lipo batteries before they are finicky and easily ruined. You must stop and change the battery immediately when the quad starts flashing low voltage! The battery only last 5 mins so I bought a 5 pack with a charging hub a few days later. Here is an example of the spare batts.

              3.7v 150mah 30C battery For H2 H8 H48 U207 With (5 in 1) Charger RC Quadcopter Spare parts 3.7v LIPO Battery for H8 3.7 V 150mAh|Parts & Accessories| - AliExpress


              Originally posted by Oddity View Post
              I don't do any of it, but man, I sure do like RC stuff from afar. Seems like likes of fun.
              Besides needing an outdoor hobby I want to be able to see things like how much gunk is collecting in the seams on the roof of my van or gutters on a house. But that is a bit more of an investment in a better quad copter. It took me several days to just be able to hover without bouncing off the walls.
              Last edited by Rook98006; 13 Jan 2021, 1:55 PM.
              "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
              T5/6 complete

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