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Old 07-01-2005, 01:16 PM   #16
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I agree about the handling through the turns advantage the newer buggies have over the older stuff.

I remember going from a B3 to a B4, and the steering was night and day in the turns. The B3 felt top heavy and the B4 would just carve the turns.

Honestly though, the most fun I had between the two was with the B3. Not sure why, it just felt more "fun".
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:39 PM   #17
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I think that driving the older was a little more fun too. I think the reason I've become so addicted to 1/8th scale is because the cars react slowly enough that you are actually "driving" them. It seems that once you have a modern 1/10th car set up correctly diving is is a matter of timing more than anything else. They're just so fast to react to control inputs. (I still race 2wd mod buggy every week though)
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:13 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Frank McKinney
SoCal R/C ran the last Killer Klassic race I think, it was on-road but was very cool - all the old school pro racers were invited and most showed up. Those that didn't race hung out for a bit with the ones that were racing, and they were using Novak servos, wiper speed controls and Futaba brown boxes...


I think there was an older race at So Cal that did that even better. It was called a "Dust Buster" race. Everyone who raced ran an old RC 12I or some sort of 1/12 scale. Each racer got a $20 Dust buster like from Home Depot. They all took it apart and used the motor and batteries from the Dust Buster to run their 1/12 scales. I believe it was Nick Mc Millen that was the winner. Anyways it would be cool to see something like that.

Hey, better than that how about a junk race?? Have a major mfg like HPI?????? donate a bunch of junk parts and have guys build a car from scratch and then race it. You can have awards for best original, funny,...and so on. Of course the winner of the race would have the best performance. This would be a great way to see some new and unique chassis designs for future product offerings. How about that????
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:33 PM   #19
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we had a guy come out to the track today for practice with a short arm rc10, the car is not as good as the new ones, but is was just amazing how well it did jumping and soaking up bumps with so little travel. It was cool seeing one again!!

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Old 07-02-2005, 05:57 AM   #20
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There was a guy running a vintage off-road race in Ohio a few years back. I never made it but heard he had a pretty good turnout.
Back when we ran the RC-10 and the JR-X2 we ran on dirt, or infield mix. I had a track, and we would loosen the dirt up every week and change the layout. There was no such thing as a blue groove, and if your track had clay and was slick people didn't want to come back to your track. I haven't raced in a few years and that is one thing I miss. You had to change your set-up as the track got harder through the night, and you raced a different layout every week. Now adays it seems they never change the layouts and some tracks are like racing on concrete.
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I just found this old thread and FYI anyone on the east coast the Vintage Offroad Nationals is taking place this weekend at Radio Control Hobbies Raceway in Waterbury CT. They have 4wd, buggy, truck, and frog/hornet classes. 27turn motors, lipo or regular cells. Any car pre 95 is legal
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