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Your first R/C

Post by flatfender » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:12 pm

my first R/C was a Tamiya Hornet
at the time I thought I had the coolest R/C out (hey I could beat my friends Frog :lol: )
but looking back it was slow and took quit a bit of driving skill to make it seamingly fast, nowadays it looks slow as heck compared to my rs4 3 ss and my savage.
we've come a long way :wink:
mine's a 2a and it ain't no wrangler

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Post by impalass » Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:18 pm

A Mauri big bear then a Bolink invader. Still have the bolink.

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Post by torredo » Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:54 pm

Mauri Big bear was my first Rc, then I got the Coors Thunderbird, and from there on it just got worse an worse until my Bank puked! :lol:
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Post by Natedog » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:24 pm

Tamiya Falcon...with oil filled shocks...oooh....

It was pretty good, except that the plastick dogbones and axle drive-cups took a *censored* when I dropped in a Kyosho PT360 motor with a Novak T-1 esc. 8O It sure hauled *censored* until it blew the dogbones though. Also the front chassis kickup plate liked to break in half if you were hard on it. Then it took like a month to get replacement parts from MRC-Tamiya! :evil:
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Post by MNSavage » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:55 pm

it was 1983 and my first rc was the tamiya rough rider.

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Post by rcracer » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:32 am

my first was a Tamiya Hornet then I had a Traxxas Sledgehammer and a Tamiya blackfoot

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Post by SV250 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:07 pm

I dont remember the name, it was a 57 chevy that had a speaker in it. it made engine noises when you gave it throttle. My dad got it off qvc.
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Post by hpcomputerfreek » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:26 am

my first R/C was this little toys r us thing, but my first REAL R/C was the hpi Racer 2 when i was like 10 or 12, it was fun to build, and to drive, it drifted pritty well too..... but i had to sell, i never use dit and it was getting in ruff shape, i just needed an offraod car, i haev tomuch dirt and crap here, no good parking lots lol
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Post by Darkhamr » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:25 am

What, no one had a turbo hopper? LOL
Showing my age I guess. :lol:

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Post by Darkhamr » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:52 am

what no delet option?

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Post by SavageSS-Shawn » Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:39 pm

My first car was from Radio Shack when I was about five, But really though
my first hobby-grade rc car Was a Tamiya Boomerang, then gold tub RC-10,
and a Clod Buster.

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Post by MountainCat » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:17 pm

well lets see if if I can do some neuro pathway connections here.....hahaha

I purchased it back in the early 1980's ... maybe 1983ish

It was made by Simpson Sears or they were selling them... it was 2 wheel drive... electric... sand blaster type vehcle. I got a pic of it I'll have to dig up.

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Had alot of fun tearing it apart and detailing it to what you see in the pic. It didn't last very long though as I had bought in the winter months and after a couple weeks I was running it out doors and ran into the wheel of a pickup truck breaking 1 of the steering arms. No parts available and tried repairing it with jb weld... didn't last too long ... sure was fun while it lasted tho!!!

Just had a flash back too.... the very first one would of been a Cox Sand blaster. No remote you just set the wheels in a locked pposition and watched it go in circles. It had a glow engine tho and that was cool enuff for me. A big step up from my "Big Jim Sports Camper" LOL
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Post by mikeeh » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:24 pm

My older brother had a Cox sand blaster. I think we ran it once. Round and round it went till we got sooo bored.

My first RC was the Tamiya Super Champ. The best hunk of aluminum money could buy. It seemed so fast back then. The next was the Kyosho Ultima, which I still have and play with now and then.
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Post by Copter » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:24 pm

Gi-Joe dune biggy,cox sand blaster,Tamiya Midnite Pumpkin,thought I was stylin then,Clod buster realy stylin,I had a blast with them all :D

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Post by j-rome » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:17 pm

i can remember the name of my first one but it was cool. but my first one that actually got me back into it the most was my rc10t3. :D
MountainCat wrote:Had alot of fun tearing it apart and detailing it to what you see in the pic. It didn't last very long though as I had bought in the winter months and after a couple weeks I was running it out doors and ran into the wheel of a pickup truck breaking 1 of the steering arms. No parts available and tried repairing it with jb weld... didn't last too long ... sure was fun while it lasted tho!!!

i had that exact same rc and i got it for free from a neighbor when he seen me playing with one of my other rc's and the same thing happened to mine as what happeded to yours i hit a cement wall and broke the steering arm also i also tried to fix it and it worked a little but not to good anymore. o ya and also i tried to strap a fire work to it to make it "rocket powered" and it blew off the rear shock lol :D woops
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Post by PhilZ » Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:32 pm

My first "real" RC car/project was a Tamiya Road Wizard F1. I swapped out the mechanical speed control and put in an electronic one. I dropped in a Trintiy Black Cat (or Black Gold??) motor and there was no way - even with gearing changes - to accelerate without tailspinning. I picked up a Trinity Blue Print racing motor and that was perfect.

I still use this car ( I built it in 1988).

My first nitro was a Kyosho Rampage truck (1991). Still use that too!

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Post by joman2055 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:00 pm

MountainCat i had the same thing exept it was made by TYCO but it was the same design with different paint. that thing was really fast but i stripped the gears in it becasue i was crazy with it. I got it from my dad i have no idea when he bought it.
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Post by Squid » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:37 pm

My first R/C was a Nikko Turbo Aero.

http://www.chevynova.ca/aero/

Mine was red, otherwise the same as the one pictured on the above site, I think I got it in 1986 or 87.

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Post by bordin34 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:59 am

MIne was a rush evo :lol:
www.niffken.com/forum/ Tournament Fishing Baits
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Post by ghostboy » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:05 pm

Had a frog, my friend had a hornet. I really wanted to get the gas powered i think it was called the mugen integra with the roll cage around the buggy.

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