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Who into R/C cars? And not the Walmart RadioShack ones?

us Offline MadPlumbarian

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Well, just like the question asks, who’s into them?
I have three, all pretty much antiques but they have some history behind them, one I bought back in like 95, and it’s a 1/8th scale 4wd nitro never really got into it but I so wanted something I didn’t have to keep recharging the batteries, like the old grasshopper I had before that, I don’t know where that disappeared to but I still have the radio just not the receiver? The other is an old simple one I bought the kids which also didn’t get much use, cause we ended up moving and it sat in storage, yet when we moved a neighbor heard I was into r/c and took me to his storage and asked if I wanted his old car, and I said sure, it wasn’t till later when I realized what it was, not only was chain drive that went down the whole car which made it 4wd, but it was also 4ws! I was like oh wow! Now let’s not forget the guy who gave this to me was like in his late 60’s, my first non-RadioShack car was a grasshopper, dinky freaking motor, but upgraded that and put a 50k rpm motor in and that thing would blow the doors off anything, now I had something simpler but a little out of date, no radio, no batteries, but tons of extra parts! But it got pushed aside, but I want to like take this thing apart and clean it up, and rebuild it, put some up to date stuff in it, new tires, new motor, new speed control, unlike the servo ones, and get this thing back up and running, I have a hockey rink right across the street and that would be total fun to speed around in! What I’ve come up with is I believe it’s a 85 Kyosho Gallop, and here’s a pic next to I forget what it is, but it’s the one I bought for the kids way back,,
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Re: Who into R/C cars? And not the Walmart RadioShack ones?
Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 05:51:02 PM
 :tu: Excellent project.  I never owned one nor have much to offer but I do like seeing them hauling tail.  Some of those drivers are pretty incredible.  I can't wait to see you ripping up that hockey rink. 
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Re: Who into R/C cars? And not the Walmart RadioShack ones?
Reply #2 on: November 29, 2022, 03:44:49 AM
I've had a few over the years. Probably the best I ever did was a Tamiya Super Shot that was mostly complete. It had been mostly assembled, but I never ran it. I sold it for $200. Not too bad for something I pulled out of a dumpster!
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Re: Who into R/C cars? And not the Walmart RadioShack ones?
Reply #3 on: November 29, 2022, 11:18:20 PM
I'd say.   :salute:
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