Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

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Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

Postby Chief409 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:40 pm

Terry and I just spent 6 days dry camping at the BLM campground at Buttercup, CA. around 15 miles west of Yuma, AZ. on I8. We were at a Large Scale RC Truck and Buggy Rally (HPIBajaForum Duneoctoberfest 2013) and had a blast. People from Canada, Australia, the East Coast, and plenty of folks from the South West. The BLM has vault toilets which are well built and clean, same as the Park Service, parking, well I'd recommend a 4X4 if you want to set up towards the end of the loop, because that's close to the dunes and soft, but towards the Ranger Station the ground is firmer. I used 4 Low in and out and didn't have a problem. You DO NOT want to spin the tires in loose sand!

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The wind came up around 1 AM Monday morning and all the tracks in the sand were mostly gone by the time we left.

What is a Large Scale RC Truck or Buggy? Here are the two I have now, another is under construction.

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Mine have 30.5cc engines putting out around 8 HP, and weigh somewhere around 30#
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Re: Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

Postby bop11 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:03 pm

Sounds like a lot of fun Chief! Those RC cars look like a blast to build and drive! Heck when I was a kid some of my go carts didn't have 8 HP.
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Re: Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

Postby Chief409 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:36 pm

It's tons of fun! And like any other racing, it's back and forth about who has the best engine. And all the "Smack Down".

Lots cheaper then running a NHRA rig!
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Re: Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

Postby snoking » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:30 am

Looks like fun! I had a three wheel Honda back in the early 70's and played in the sand dunes in Eastern Washington and it was a blast! Chris
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Re: Imperial Sand Dunes, Buttercup, CA

Postby Rob & Cathy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:14 am

Chief409 wrote:
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Mine have 30.5cc engines putting out around 8 HP, and weigh somewhere around 30#


Yikes! :shock:

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