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RexSeven
RexSeven SuperDork
2/10/12 8:14 p.m.

I hate you all. Now I desperately want a Yokomo Team Samurai FC3S, or a Tamiya Lancia 037 rally car. I can only find one Yokomo FC kit for sale and it's in Japan. Profound sadness...

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 Reader
2/10/12 10:42 p.m.

I have a stampede that stock is good enough to satiate my appetite for large scale R/C. If I feel the need to play with faster on-road cars I break out the x-mods. Small scale stuff is much lighter on the wallet. Leaves more room for the big toys.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
2/11/12 12:14 a.m.

A Stamped with a Traxxas VXL brushless and a LiPo will smoke just about anything. Just sayin'.

Teh E36 M3
Teh E36 M3 Dork
2/11/12 12:41 p.m.

How's the traxxas slash? I was thinking of getting one for my 8 yr old son (haha) to run in the back yard. Are there "entry" cars that don't break easily and don't cost $250? Is the slash tough enough to have low maintenance?

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
2/11/12 3:04 p.m.

In reply to Teh E36 M3:

For an 8 yr old if they still make the rustler it'd be the one. If rpm still makes nylon arms they're nearly indestructible

Volksrodden
Volksrodden Dork
2/11/12 5:55 p.m.

I would go the Slash route, I have for my seven year old daughter and it holds up very well to her abuse, (the Slash is the Baja buggy in my avatar). I also have her do all the maintenance on the slash her self.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
2/11/12 6:14 p.m.

The Slash uses 70-85% of the parts that the Stampede does. Lot of interchange there. I'd like to think the full sized body helps shrug off even more abuse.

Look for a used Slash instead. Aside from the electronics, there isn't anything that can be broken on that, assuming the seller isn't up on maintenance, that can't be bought for $2-25.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
2/11/12 6:27 p.m.

Oh, why did I go looking..now I know what to do with the FF01.

http://viewitem.eim.ebay.eu/-VW-CORRADO-body-110th-LEXAN-kamtec-window-masks-028/310173436484/item

T.J.
T.J. SuperDork
2/12/12 12:21 p.m.

Damn GRM...I was kicking around the house trying to put of a kitchen faucet replacement when thanks to this thread got out my car, charged up my 13 year old NiCd's and drove all over the house and driveway.

Ian F
Ian F SuperDork
2/12/12 8:55 p.m.
ultraclyde wrote: I went from here to the Tamiya site. they've reissued a lot of the mid 80's stuff, including my first the Grasshopper buggy. Man that thing was a blast and took stupid amounts of punishment. With the bigger motor I put in you could be running full out forward and throw it into full reverse, it would pivot 180 degrees and just keep hauling - but now running backwards. Geez that brings back memories! gonna be hard to ignore those as cheap as they are....

Damnit.... I did not need to see this:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58519

It seems the Tamiya marketing folks have realized kids of the 80's (me) are now able to afford some of those kits that were way out of reach when they were kids. Bastards.

And how could any one of us not want one of these:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=84263

Also - +1 on kits vs. RTR. Hell, building the car was half the fun.

mmosbey
mmosbey Reader
2/12/12 10:51 p.m.
Ian F wrote:
ultraclyde wrote: I went from here to the Tamiya site. they've reissued a lot of the mid 80's stuff, including my first the Grasshopper buggy. Man that thing was a blast and took stupid amounts of punishment. With the bigger motor I put in you could be running full out forward and throw it into full reverse, it would pivot 180 degrees and just keep hauling - but now running backwards. Geez that brings back memories! gonna be hard to ignore those as cheap as they are....
Damnit.... I did not need to see this: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58519 It seems the Tamiya marketing folks have realized kids of the 80's (me) are now able to afford some of those kits that were way out of reach when they were kids. Bastards. And how could any one of us not want one of these: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=84263 Also - +1 on kits vs. RTR. Hell, building the car was half the fun.

There goes my eBay window of opportunity. I have a Bruiser. It's not great to drive, but it sure was nice to look at. It really needs a fresh body and some TLC now, so the upside is that I'll be able to get some parts!

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
2/13/12 8:06 a.m.

In reply to mmosbey:

i'm sure the original versions will still sell at a premium to certain collectors

Ian F
Ian F SuperDork
2/13/12 8:25 a.m.

I'm sure... I remember looking at Bruiser kits a few years ago and seeming prestine trucks with asking prices well over a grand.

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
2/13/12 10:30 a.m.

Yikes, that's a pricey kit! Super cool though.

I've wanted to build a scale crawler type RC for a while, but I know I wouldn't use it much.

PeterAK
PeterAK Dork
2/13/12 12:55 p.m.

I had a Grasshopper back in the day too. Remember being so excited to upgrade to the 540! I think there is an old RC10 in a box somewhere in the basement.

akamcfly
akamcfly Reader
2/13/12 1:02 p.m.
Ian F wrote: And how could any one of us not want one of these: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=84263

Damn you...

rickybobby
rickybobby New Reader
2/13/12 3:25 p.m.

Now I am remembering what happened to all the money I earned in High School went.

Started with an RC10, then went RC10L with a heavy obsession with carpet oval racing.

Sold everything when I went to college (1992). Haven't been in touch with the hobby since.... just a few fleeting thoughts of "maybe I will take this up again". Then I remember how it consumed me and slowly back away.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
2/17/12 1:34 p.m.

Bringing back the R/C thread, because y'all gotta see this:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/02/canadian-digs-out-basement-using-only.html

Ian F
Ian F SuperDork
2/17/12 1:43 p.m.

In reply to friedgreencorrado:

That's both awesome and scary...

Awesome because... well, it is...

And scary to see what long, cold Canadian winters can do to a person...

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