One of our all time favorite custom parts was designed by our today’s guest 🙂
Don’t know what I’m talking about? 😉 Low profile skid for TF2 of course! I love my Trail Finder 2 to pieces, but it was getting stuck on EVERYTHING before. Now it doesn’t stuck on everything 😀 When we got it, it was available on Helios RC Shapeways profile – now it’s on BowHouse RC.
It’s because our today’s guest owns 2 companies now! 🙂 Well known Helios RC is now more into batteries, when BowHouse RC – “parts with form following their function”. As a low skid for example 🙂
With a great pleasure we present to you answers to our “5 questions to:..” from a very creative RC maniac that we are happy to see evolve 🙂 Ladies and gents – Helios RC! [and BowHouse RC 😉 ]
- How has your RC adventure started and what was your first RC?
My first RC was a Sears Lobo. I ran it so much until the tires fell off (literally). Once it became apparent that there was no upgrading or fixing, it was time for a hobby grade RC. I got a used Tamiya Monster Beetle with a 2 stick transmitter. Back then it had a mechanical speed control and you had to work on that almost every run. You had to replace the hex shafts every couple weeks.
- Which RC (that you own or owned) is your favorite?
This is like asking a parent who their favorite kid is. I’d still probably say that my favorite is my SCX10. I drive that by far the most and it’s the easiest to work on.
- What is your dream RC?
Well, I’m working on my dream RC now. Many of my ideal parts aren’t available so I built the axles that I wanted and there are several other parts in the works. I guess my ideal RC is a 1.9 scaler that I have designed or influenced the design of all parts from the ground up.
- What do you like the most in this hobby?
I love the people. You find a few people who you automatically click with and they become your closest friends. To go along with that, being a small business I get a ton of satisfaction from making people happy. That’s why I do the business.
- What are 4 things that you always take on your RC adventures?
Things I take:
- Bug spray
- Zip ties
- The correct radio for the rig I’m driving (sounds silly, but important)
- A deep breath at the start of the run and a deep breath at the end of the run to clear my head.
Check out his:
website www.HeliosRC.com – batteries
website www.BowHouseRC.com – parts with form following their function