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Old 12-23-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
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can anyone indentify what kind of knock off this buggy is? i know the brand of Amax is a cheap knock-off. and im not planning on buying ithttp://www.amax-toys.com/tem/pdisp_e_1136.html
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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That is the same as a Redcat Hurricane which is similar to a Kyosho 7.5.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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Yes, it's another Asian knockoff consisting mostly of Kyosho design. Some fool will buy a container of these, ship them to the US, put a post on the forums seeking "team" drivers (which is code for selling direct to customers and cutting out the hobby shops), then there will be a flood of said "team drivers" claiming this is just as good as (fill in the blank) buggy for half the price. It's just another steaming pile from China. They will fool unwitting customers into buying said POS, the customer will be frustrated with the piss-poor quality and total lack of parts availability, and then leave the hobby thinking that RC basically sucks. That's roughly how this story will turn out...
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ooo right right. that sounds shitty to me. wouldnt want to be that "customer"
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
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looks like a junk wagon something granpa of the monster would run
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hahahaha
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Yes, it's another Asian knockoff consisting mostly of Kyosho design. Some fool will buy a container of these, ship them to the US, put a post on the forums seeking "team" drivers (which is code for selling direct to customers and cutting out the hobby shops), then there will be a flood of said "team drivers" claiming this is just as good as (fill in the blank) buggy for half the price. It's just another steaming pile from China. They will fool unwitting customers into buying said POS, the customer will be frustrated with the piss-poor quality and total lack of parts availability, and then leave the hobby thinking that RC basically sucks. That's roughly how this story will turn out...
you got that right !!!!
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I think copying someone elses design and making as cheap as possible with poor quality materials and puttinganother name on it should be illegal.
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I think copying someone elses design and making as cheap as possible with poor quality materials and puttinganother name on it should be illegal.
LOL! If that were the case, there would be a LOT of people in jail. It actually is illegal to copy someone else's design, patent or not. But, to prosecute and recover damages costs more than the loss. It's too difficult to do so and the Chinese and Taiwanese junk vendors know it, which is why we have all this "swill" floating around in the 1/8 buggy market.
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granpa would love to put his bat on there for a power plant.
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Yes, it's another Asian knockoff consisting mostly of Kyosho design. Some fool will buy a container of these, ship them to the US, put a post on the forums seeking "team" drivers (which is code for selling direct to customers and cutting out the hobby shops), then there will be a flood of said "team drivers" claiming this is just as good as (fill in the blank) buggy for half the price. It's just another steaming pile from China. They will fool unwitting customers into buying said POS, the customer will be frustrated with the piss-poor quality and total lack of parts availability, and then leave the hobby thinking that RC basically sucks. That's roughly how this story will turn out...
Dude, you get right to the point don't you

Excellent post.
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Dude, you get right to the point don't you

Excellent post.



i was getting ready to say the same thing!
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i was getting ready to say the same thing!
i agree, excellent post.
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