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Old 12-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hey all: Just wondering what ever happened to O'Donnell racing vehicles since great planes dropped them and the O'Donnell site only shows their fuel and glow plugs now? thanks

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Hey all: Just wondering what ever happened to O'Donnell racing vehicles since great planes dropped them and the O'Donnell site only shows their fuel and glow plugs now? thanks
O'Donnell racing vehicles are history.
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It's true. Hobbico and O'donnell were in bed together and they had a bitter divorce. I was kind of hoping that Hobbico would get all of the molds and make a Duratrax (Z01-T/B SG) 1/8 scale. The SG versions were pretty good, including the SG truggy that I got to see run but never made it to production. As of right not, the O'donnell brand is gon. Hobbico owns the O'donnell fuel and has for a long time.
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Hy all: Thanks for the replies good info. So where does Steve O'Donnell go from here he had/has allot of great design ideas? Thanks for the info
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Hy all: Thanks for the replies good info. So where does Steve O'Donnell go from here he had/has allot of great design ideas? Thanks for the info
Steve has told me many times that he has no intention of leaving the RC industry, but he's also not going to go through the headaches of producing another vehicle line in an already saturated market.

Instead, he's said that he is, among other things, going back to focusing on producing accessories for all brands, making improvements to the glow plugs, rolling out a new nitro motor, and continuing the Team Checkpoint line of electric products.

2011 was spent dealing with the Hobbico split, as well as growing the non-RC side of O'Donnell Manufacturing. He said his goal for 2012 was to get going again on the RC stuff.

I'll continue to support O'Donnell Racing as much as possible, and I'm definitely itching to try out his new nitro engine.....
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Steve has told me many times that he has no intention of leaving the RC industry, but he's also not going to go through the headaches of producing another vehicle line in an already saturated market.

Instead, he's said that he is, among other things, going back to focusing on producing accessories for all brands, making improvements to the glow plugs, rolling out a new nitro motor, and continuing the Team Checkpoint line of electric products.

2011 was spent dealing with the Hobbico split, as well as growing the non-RC side of O'Donnell Manufacturing. He said his goal for 2012 was to get going again on the RC stuff.

I'll continue to support O'Donnell Racing as much as possible, and I'm definitely itching to try out his new nitro engine.....
thats awsome!
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Would love to see Steve come back and make some noise. Great guy !
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Would love to see Steve come back and make some noise. Great guy !
as are you greg!! thanks again for pressing the pins for me!!
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Would love to see Steve come back and make some noise. Great guy !
I agree. still can't figure out how he is/was able to make glow plugs that work and last @ 1/3 the cost of other companies? Or is everyone else gouging us that badly??
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Hey all: When can we expect the new checkpoint products to hit the market and the checkpoint site to be updated? Thanks
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Hey all: When can we expect the new checkpoint products to hit the market and the checkpoint site to be updated? Thanks
Last time I spoke to Steve, the website was being worked on, and new Checkpoint products were in the works, but he didn't say when everything would be ready.

Like I mentioned previously, his focus in the last half of 2011 was on the non-RC side of his business.
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still don't understand, things were better off, liquidating O'Donnell for good like that
than to sell the goods at a fair prize till they were used up
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I agree. still can't figure out how he is/was able to make glow plugs that work and last @ 1/3 the cost of other companies? Or is everyone else gouging us that badly??

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I hope he makes a comeback!
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