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  • Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives

    just had to post this one!

    Afghanistan War: Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/rem...ry?id=14225434
    www.msdperformance.com

  • #2
    that is freakin awsum
    Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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    • #3
      HMMM...maybe I need to pack up the 8 trucks on the shop shelf and send them over.......


      OOOPS....mine are Nitro....... that one is Elec.
      Last edited by Chassisman; August 4, 2011, 12:59 PM.
      The Beatings will continue until MORALE IMPROVES !!!!

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      • #4
        All mine are nitro too, a bit loud and troublesome. Electric would work much better.

        Back a few years ago my brother got his Army unit into RC trucks and planes while in Iraq, then he started the Kandahar RC club in Afghanistan. Using them like this makes sense, its like a UAV but it can see things a plane cant. They have some cool little UAVs that look like hawks, you program it, launch it, it comes back, and you download the video. You would think the Army would set the ground units up with trucks like this, but then again nothing simple works in the Army... The USAF doing it would cost $10k per truck, they would only go 15 mph, but they would probably be quiet..lol.

        There are a few real time remote video cameras out now, so you can have POV from the vehicle. With a couple additions you could give it the capability to look up or around. Very cool idea.

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        • #5
          that is a cool story, thanks for sharing it
          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          • #6
            How great is this! Thanks for posting this story.

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            • #7
              That is a sweet story. i have one of the stampedes and they are a riot. I can see where this would be very useful for what they are doing.
              Coming at you live from the birthplace of GM,Flint,Mi. Where your car is worth more than the property it's parked on.

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              • #8
                Very refreshing to hear positive news for a change !

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