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Old 01-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #61
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Nobody in here can rep the Desert Viper from toys r us back in the day???? Man that thing was fast and it had this HUGE front bumper. it'd clear anything with that bumper. and it was 4WD as far as I remember
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #62
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My first was a Nikko Lobo II , Then i upgraded to a super cool Tamiya BearHawk , I'm still trying to find another Bearhawk ...


My buddy had the Stadium Blitzer (same chassis just the truck form)
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #63
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Kyosho GP Spider MKII back in 1999, thats where i started on RC Cars (after 8 years of flying RC airplanes) ...

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #64
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My first was a Tyco Turbo Bandit - 9.6v of wheelies on demand power!

I had several "forward and turn in reverse" cars before then, but this was the first one with any real speed.

My first "real" RC was a used RC10T followed a year later by the RC10T2 -- this was the first one I built.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:28 PM   #65
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My first was a Schumacher Top Cat I think take a pic of it after I dig it out
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:13 PM   #66
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this is going to age me. My first was when I was about 10 years old. A copy of the F1 Marlboro car. 3 buttons Left/Right/Forward. About 1977.

First hobby grade was the Grasshopper, then Tamiya John Players special, Tamiya's Newman Porcshe, Boomerang.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #67
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my first car was a tamiya boomerang, but my brother had a tamiya sand scorcher, the baja bug, it was so cool. the other brother had the tamiya wild willy, i still remember my dad getting mad when we would take them apart and he would have to figure out how to put it toether again
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:29 PM   #68
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Does anyone remember the R/C cars that actually had a cable attached? What about the ones that didn't steer, they just went straight when going forward, then turned right when going backwards!? The remote had two buttons only!

I had a few of those as a kid. Of course a Nikko here and there. My first real R/C car was a Kyosho Shadow when I was in middle school, I still have it to this day! Kid's today got it made, the crap we had went we were kids was rubbish.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:43 PM   #69
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My first hobby grade was a Tamiya Falcon !!!! I had a blast with that thing...
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #70
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http://thewarf.com/ryan/1988C.mov

my 2nd ever race, i was 9 runnin a stock blackfoot and mag jr radio. resistor wiper speedo and all.

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my 2nd ever race, i was 9 runnin a stock blackfoot and mag jr radio. resistor wiper speedo and all.

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I would have liked to see you racing at 9, but the link is dead! try again
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:22 PM   #72
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man, could you scan a picture of it and post it? i would love to see it and bring back memories. my dad had to take it apart almost daily to clean out the sand and dirt. i bet i put 500 miles on that thing.
I'll try and scan it for you, I couldn't find it on the web. Correction, it's in my 1985 JC Penny's catalog, I bought one of those too This thing evidently took 5 C cell batteries, had a range of 60 feet (wow!) and cost $74.99 back in 85'.
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I'll try and scan it for you, I couldn't find it on the web. Correction, it's in my 1985 JC Penny's catalog, I bought one of those too This thing evidently took 5 C cell batteries, had a range of 60 feet (wow!) and cost $74.99 back in 85'.
That's it! 5 C cells and 4 AA's in the car and 4 AA's in the radio. $74.99!!! damn my parents forked out some dough.... I think I started begging for the car in the summer and got it for christmas. I remember drawing a picture of it on poster board and taped it to my bedroom door facing out! I remember the batterys because I put that on the poster also. I was making sure I got everthing I needed to play with it. My parents tricked me though, I had a really bad habbit of sneeking out at night and carefully opening my presents to see what they were. So they labled it to my dad instead of me. (I was playing with my "Stompers" [remember thoes] weeks before I accually opened them up on christmas)
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #74
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yeh 4got finally killed off the server when my lil brother moved out. kinda sat dorment after college.

here it is...

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=46599179899

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Default Mine was an old JoMac 1/12 Scale car...

My first R/C car I ever owned was a used Jo Mac 1/12 Scale carpet car running a mechanical wiper arm speed control with two Futaba S32 servos and a Magnum Junior transmitter! Couldn't afford an ESC as they were just coming out then (1984)...

We had a minimum weight that the car had to be and to get rear traction, I had to zip tie 3 AA batteries off the rear pod! That thing took a lot of pounding...

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