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Old 06-21-07, 08:36 PM   #1
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RC Cars anyone?

A while back (late 90's, early 2000's, don't know when exactly) I loved RC's and bought a Tamiya Baja Champ chassis and body and built it from scratch. It never really worked all that well though, and I ended up getting frustrated and because I was young, it just sat in the closet. I dug it out about a week ago and had a friend work on it for me and get it running, and I must say I'm hooked again.

The thing is a rocket, I don't know much about it but I know it's plenty fast for me. I was missing my remote (Old Hi-Tec Lynx) and my radio was fried so my buddy put in some Tamiya radio and is letting me borrow his controller for a bit. At the moment the tyres are bald as can and it's missing a hex from the front wheel so it must sit as a 2wd but it's still a blast. Although I don't know how much longer it will last, I run it pretty damn hard. I was wondering if anybody has any experience with RC18's or any other 1/18 scale cars, and if they're strong enough to jump like this (the quarter pipe in my yard):
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Old 06-21-07, 08:45 PM   #2
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I worked at a hobby shop in high school where most of or business was R/C cars and planes. I've done both. Cars are fun. I built a Team Associated B3 and it was lots of fun, but then I moved to small electric planes and never looked back.
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stick to 1/8 scale and they can take more abuse and still not be expensive to fix. I just sold my cars...ofna bmw, kyosho inferno tr15, and a kyosho inferno mp6...that one did 50mph in 4 wheel drive and could easily jump over 50 feet tumble then land on all 4's and take off.
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There's actually an indoor RC car track here in town.
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stick to 1/8 scale and they can take more abuse and still not be expensive to fix. I just sold my cars...ofna bmw, kyosho inferno tr15, and a kyosho inferno mp6...that one did 50mph in 4 wheel drive and could easily jump over 50 feet tumble then land on all 4's and take off.
This one does around that speed maybe a bit less. I was just wondering about 1/18 scale cars because my friend has one and swears by it, I was just looking for other opinions.
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there ok...not quite as exciting. My friend had 4 of them we used to race them around a track in his back yard. the bigger cars were more exciting to run without doubt.
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Old 06-21-07, 09:22 PM   #7
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I used to be into it. I raced my RC-10 worlds quite a bit. I'd ride across town with the car in my backpack, race (lose, mostly) and then pack it all up and ride home. This was probably between '93 and '95. I still have a Tamiya touring car and a Tamiya Bruiser in storage somewhere.
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Just about anything sold now can take beatings with that ramp, that aint' nothing. I would go bigger than 1/18 because if your bashing them a bit, your bound to break something and IMO 1/18 is harder to work on than a normal rc. It is cheaper to make them go fast [mamba brushless] but if you want speed you could always go nitro. The Traxxas Stampede takes a good beating without complaing too much.

I have a 2nd generation T-Maxx powered by a o.s .18 cvrx and it is pure fun.


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Been there, done that, never got excited about anything but racing and couldn't afford to be competitive. I haven't touched a car in years. I fly though.
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