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South Hants/dorset Bash?

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I was wondering if anyone in the South - Portsmouth/Basingstoke/Winchester/Southampton/Bournemouth/Poole/Reading/Newbury etc. area would be up for a bash anytime?

I know of a couple of places around Southampton and the New Forest, but mainly off-road. I run my Mini on Mondays indoor on carpet, but need a decent muddy off-road session every now and then. I was thinking electric buggies and trucks, maybe able to find a bit of crawler territory as well?

So, please reply with your thoughts, suggestions and ideas. Perhaps if there is enough interest a more senior member of the forum could organise an official meet or something?

Thanks for reading!

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Hi i live in Aldershot, not too far from basingstoke, there is a large military training area near me called tweasledown for or all sorts trucks buggies etc except tarmac cars

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Will be interested :) just so long as you don't mind me bringing my T-Maxx along as it's the only offroad car I have at the moment. There's a decent BMX track near me with a little Tesco and also a shop stocking RC's around 5 minutes walk away from the track.

Matt

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Sounds a great place to run, might have to come over when the weather improves, i will watch for your meets, i dont mind travelling and its good to meet other tc members.

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Hi guys, this place looks great, as long as you dont get run over by something, like a tank lol

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Bin_Jammin and myself checked out the area just south of Bourley Road a couple of months ago see photos below.

Mud.

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Yes, good for several hours amusement. In the 2nd photo from the right, the large sandy area to the right of the photograph, half way down, if I remember, is actually about 100m x 100m square of concrete! We did consider it to be handy for some fast desert racing etc.

Mud.

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Mud, I dont know how well you know the aera, but it rearly is quite large, you can walk/drive your truck from the rear of farnborough airfield to farnham via fleet, i would guess probably 5-6 miles ! take plenty of batteries with you.

I was last over there a couple of weeks ago, following the period of rain the tracks i usually traverse have changed completly, some areas towards farnham have ruts 10foot deep where army lorries have sunk on one side and gouged a track into the ground, i would think these would be excellent for crawlers

lee

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I will probably be going out to Millbrook on Saturday morning with the Lunch Box, with the RC-Extreme crew. They mainly have nitro and petrol stuff, so I keep trying to show that electric can be just as good. Shame the Manta Ray is out of action at the moment, although the track is a bit too grassy for small wheeled buggies.

PM me for the location of the place. Or join the site and find out for yourself here.

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Sounds good. Shame I won't have anything more interesting than a Bear Hawk to bring.

LunchBox still needs body mounts.

Manta Ray is generally broken (just bought a fully hopped up DF-03 to replace it as my 4wd buggy runner).

Hornet still on MSC, broken receiver.

Mini and Lancia are for indoor only.

Avante 2001 needs new rear tyres.

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Weather forecast looks awful! Can't bring the BearHawk if it's wet as it's still on a TEU-101 ESC. The least waterproof ESC known to man.

My brother managed to break the Lancia today as well, so my only runner I could possibly bring is going to be a Losi Micro-T I think!! ;)

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Not sure who i met yesterday, or how many of you were from TC, but was good to see so many turn up on a rainy day.

Let's hope we get better weather for the next one, good luck with the clean up :rolleyes:

Ben.

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Not having a working car, and having a massive hangover, I didn't bother to come down.

Wish I had though. Next time, I will have a crawler of some sort, when I've finally decided which one I want.

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