An update on my Traxxas Rustler VXL Spare parts build. The Car is together and up and running and is now my FPV RC Car. I built this Rustler completely out of spare parts and built it for high-speed street use only. When I completed this car I clocked it with GPS at 70mph. I was running 31/76 48 pitch gears and stock size street wheels and tires with 17mm adapters.

The spur gear melted on me while running at high speed. Unfortunately, you can not get a smaller spur gear in a 48 pitch. Seeing as I want more speed out of it, I switched over to 32 pitch and am currently running 23/50 32 pitch gearing. Today, while i was running the car, topped out at 61mph. Maybe due to it being so cold outside, but I don’t know for sure. The gear ratio went from 2.42 down to 2.17 so really shouldn’t lose speed, should have gained a little if anything.

This Traxxas Rustler is a really fun car at high-speed driving. I built an FPV system that I put on an old car of mine, So I decided to do the same thing with this car. I could not be happier, Driving an FPV RC Car at high speed is extremely exciting. Here is a video of me running the Rustler with FPV. I was able to catch and video from the cars point of view so you can really see what I am seeing through the FPV goggles.

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6 thoughts on “FPV RC Car
  1. Jason says:

    This is amazing! The FPV looks really cool! I have always wanted to know what it would be like to use FPV, I always hear about it but have never used it. When you are wearing he goggles, does it make you dizzy or anything?

    1. Tim says:

      Hello Jason,
      FPV is Great. Being able to see from the cars point of view is awesome. When I am using the goggles I do not feel dizzy or anything like that, I feels pretty natural. However, when i first started using them it took a couple times to get used to them. After that it nothing, I can run with them and without them and have no issues of dizziness.

      Thank you,
      Tim

      1. Jason says:

        When you first started using FPV Goggles, what do you mean it took a few times to get used to?

        1. Tim says:

          Well, when I first started using the goggles i was actually using them with my drone. I was trying to learn to fly with FPV. Flying FPV is not very easy and takes a lot of patients. Diving RC cars with FPV is a lot easier to get used to. The first couple times i used the goggles, they did make me a little disoriented and a little dizzy. Every time i put them on it got better and better. By the third or fourth time it was completely fine.
          Thank you,
          Tim

  2. Justen Hulce says:

    What fpv are you using here?

    1. Tim says:

      Hello Justen,
      I am using an Eachine TX05 600tvl aio camera with vr007 goggles.

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