February 2, 2015 – The Maplegate Media Group (RC Driver, Fly RC, Robot, Heli Pilot) team was really excited when ABC’s Good Morning America contacted us last week about a series that would present a positive image of “drones” in the wake of all the recent negative drone stories in the media. Naturally, we were happy to lend them our expertise and a few members of the MultiRotor Pilot team to assist them in producing some live MultiRotor action in the studio.
This past Saturday I ventured down to Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA for some 1:8 Nitro action. The day started off really cold and foggy. At first we weren’t sure if we would be able to race, but eventually it cleared up and we were ready to start the day. With new Team Orion engines in my Buggy and Truggy, I was excited to see how they would run. After a few small practice sessions with both the NT48 and NB48, I felt very confident with both the cars and the engines!
Unfortunately the printer stopped working and Live RC went down right before my Truggy race so I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the main event finishing order, But I was able to get video of the entire race luckily. LOL so here it is. My race ends at the 20-minute mark.
Well I had a little fun out with the PRO-MT truck today. After waiting a little bit to get a new spur gear for it and setting it up with a 19 tooth pinion gear I was ready to see what this 2WD rig was capable of. I tried to do the best I could with filming this as I was just having way to much fun driving this truck!