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Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by mas Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:58 am

I came across yesterday a old radio shack dune buggy I'd say from 1986 and it works great. It had the old batteries you put in and 2 speeds. I also own a tyco scorcher and a nikko turbo panther. The top frame is beat to hell but still works and I'm using a different controller but kind of works so whatever.
I would love to get my hands on a tyco turbo hopper and the other model with the 9.6 volt battery pack and also a bandit. Had both as a kid and loved them.
I remember having a midnight pumpkin and a grass hopper back in the day.
The hobby is huge down south if I remember but just curious if anyone still or collects rc or has a really good rc car or truck or boat or plane and if so what do you own.
Pics would be great also.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by isiolia Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:16 am

I haven't in a while, but I still have an Associated Electronics RC-10 World's Car and RC 10/T (whatever the budget version with bushings is) and a Tamiya TA01 that came with a Mercedes body.
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by stickem Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:25 pm

Grasshopper, you're dating yourself lol. I never had one, got stuck with cheap ones during that time like the sears lobo, the radio shack golden arrow. My buddy had a tyco bandit and it was pretty good for a cheapo.

My first nice one was a tamiya hornet. After high school I moved to Texas and they had organized races with computer lap counters, trophies, the whole nine yards. I bought a kyosho turbo ultima. With a lightspeed or pink performance motor, that thing would fly. Couldn't handle for shit though. I ran that in the stock buggy class and a rc 10t in the stock stadium truck class. I moved back to tennesse and there was no tracks/races and lost interest. I did have a hpi nitro rush but got bored and sold it. I have a cheap red kat 4wd drift car to mess with. We have a track and races now so I might get into the short course trucks. These brushless motors nowadays are no joke. They are like missiles going down the road.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by marurun Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:34 pm

I only ever had the cheapest RC cars growing up, and only a couple of them. Although, I have a car on my shelf at work. Once we order some GoPros for checkout, I'm going to attach one to the car and do a drive-around of the library.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by mas Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:50 pm

I remember trading my midnight pumpkin towards a clog buster. I loved that thing but the driving on that was terrible. And then I decided to get another car but I can think of the name. Back then we had to buy the car, buy the batteries and charger, buy the remote, order the crystals, man what a hassle
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by stickem Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:19 pm

Plus you had to replace the bushings with bearings, replace the crap motor, replace the speed control with an electric speed control. I always upgraded to rpm fronr/back A arms.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by isiolia Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:22 pm

Well, I mean, you didn't -have- to, but the end result was a much better (albeit massively more expensive) RC car. I think my first ones were Nikko (I don't remember the name of the first, the second was a Fireball I think, it was neon and had a massive spoiler), and I had a 4WD Radio Shack one before getting into hobby level ones. My brothers had some of the Tyco trucks though.

At one point we bought a batch of used RC cars that included a Clod Buster, but I think we only had one servo in it so it couldn't steer for crap. Also got either a Grasshopper or a Frog with that, and it was fun - drove kind of terribly, but in a fun way, like a lot of Tyco stuff (relative to oil dampened shocks and all that didn't bounce all over the place :lol: ).


I think quad copters would blow 12 year old me's mind, and FPV flying even moreso.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by stickem Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:27 pm

Yeah you didn't have to but to compete...you had too lol. I was deep in that shit for awhile. Tool boxes full of parts and tools, high tech chargers, I made my own battery packs. I lived at the hobby store during that period and couldn't wait for race day on sundays.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by isiolia Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:32 pm

I never really did proper racing, and didn't usually have a good local place to buy stuff either. Hence, I had a terrible charger and one battery, limiting actual use.

I guess there was a track on Yokota AFB when I lived there...on practically the other side of the base from my house. Plenty of parts if what you wanted was Tamiya >_>
There may still be a track across the way from my house now, though the hobby store that was there moved. On the plus side, it's right next to a hot dog stand.
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Re: Does anyone collect or play rc cars and trucks?

by Tanooki Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:12 pm

I only ever had one, they weren't a huge thing on my street. I had this nearly foot long fairly heavy red lamborghini and it was pretty fast. I don't remember who made it, but it was made in the mid 80s (not on or later than 88/89 I think.)

I can't find it on ebay so no idea if it has any value or not, but worthpoint which is a paid auction site (to even see paid values) has it:
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/s ... -431882209

Shinsei (Nikko) Lamborghini Countach. It's big like I said 1/10 scale.

Someone made a youtube of it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5umA4xWPQZk
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