tom balu

I remember as it was yesterday, when we first met him.. πŸ™‚

He came to the Warsaw Weekend Meeting.. in a smart-looking shirt πŸ˜€ His Jeep didn’t know yet what it means to be his rig – a car, amphibia and submarine in one πŸ˜‰ Good old times…
Since then we beame a really close friends and talk pretty much every day. He has endless amount of joy when it comes to RC – if you wanna go for a really long trail – he is the one, who will take his water backpack with him and spend all day and big piece of night driving and having tons of fun with you πŸ™‚ That’s just the way he is πŸ™‚
With a great pleasure, we present to you answers to “5 questions to:..” from a real RC maniac, that doesn’t short himself only to cars, but also love flying. It’s our friend – Tom Balu! πŸ™‚

1. How has your RC adventure started and what was your first RC?

My adventure started a long time ago when my Mom “infected” me with modelling and as a kid I used to get and buy with my own money RC models controlled with a cable – old times πŸ˜‰ I had all PRL vehicles [Polish People’s Republic], some Polonez and Fiats – few types and colors of each (they all usually ended as my “tuning” victims). I also had a bus, tractor and some kind of truck πŸ™‚ My first RC was Ferrari F 40. I bancrupt on batteries thanks to it… πŸ˜‰

2. Which RC (that you own or owned) is your favorite?

I love them all. I really like my Jeep Rubicon SCX-10 – I spent the most time on it and it was giving me tons of fun during driving and modifications for two years. Now my nr 1 is Ascender Chevrolet K5 Blazer and his little sister “LuΕ›ka” [“Lucy”] – Blazer 1/24, that are at the beggining of the road πŸ™‚ Not gonna mention planes, but that’s another story πŸ˜‰

3. What is your dream RC?

My dream RC is: first of all aphibia car to drive in every conditions and terrain – also on the water πŸ˜‰ I love water and mud – insiders know what I mean πŸ˜‰ Second – super scaled car with metal body.

4. What do you like the most in this hobby?

What I like the most in this hobby is the ability to create stuff on my own and watching how it works and looks in the terrain. Working suspension and wheels grinding mud can hypnotize me πŸ˜›

5. What are 4 things that you always take on your RC adventures?

Spare batteries, multitool, cell phone and good mood πŸ™‚

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