R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Default Bringing vintage RC up to date

Hi all,

New to these forums and to rc cars. My pop has an old jeep renegade RC. Probably from the late 70's early 80's. Nothing fancy at all. Came from radio shack i believe.

I really like the look and feel of it, and even though I could buy something newer I'd kind of like to get this one going for nostalgic purposes. But it's slow and requires a ton of batteries. My question is:

What would be my best route to bringing up to date, or should I not even worry about it and get something newer.

mikethemachinis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
Tech Elite
seth556's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,064
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)

It's not worth it to try to fix it up because of the zero part support.
seth556 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
Tech Elite
PaintingRoly's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: I got your force right here
Posts: 2,822
Trader Rating: 56 (100%+)

Mike- I understand wanting to fix up an older car for the nostalgia of it, but (you knew that was coming) since it was a Radio Shack type vehicle you'll have to modify/customize everything to work. You'll spend alot of time (and a few bucks) on this car when you could save alot of that by going with a modern vehicle. This is just my .02 and in he end it's your time and money so you should do what you belive will make you happy.

follow me @RC3grafix on Instagram for pictures of my paint work.
PaintingRoly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 09:06 AM   #4
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2

Thanks for the advice. I guess my main concern was finding an alternate power source. As of now, it takes 6 D batteries and 1 9-volt. And that's just for the vehicle. Wanted to somehow use a rechargable Ni-mh pack or something like that.
mikethemachinis is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bringing the hobby mainstream TomBlaze Electric Off-Road 177 04-17-2008 10:03 AM
Bringing batteries back to life D_o_S Electric On-Road 6 03-26-2008 09:16 AM
Bringing rcraceresults.com back - would appreciate input RichChang Web Links 3 04-27-2007 07:19 AM
GP Bringing Out 3600's NR Electric On-Road 167 12-28-2004 08:35 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:52 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0