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Old 02-28-2012, 10:40 PM   #1291
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I'll bring mine too! I'm gonna put a coupla servoes in it! Let's RACE!
Oh oh....now i have done it!
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Place a 5 gallon bucket, with 20 foot string fixed to side, in center of track, the string well have a mark at 10 foot mark. put buggie on string at 20 foot mark. now start buggie, release and start timer at same time. Buggie that wines up string on bucket up to 1o foot mark in shortest time wins and becomes Champion of the World.
LOL. I wonder how much nitro a Tee Dee can take
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Thanks for the offer but I'll spring for a new radio. What is the preferred system today?
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Jeff, 60% for a fast but short time! TeeDee,now that was a sweet motor. In the 1/12th gas days, the TeeDee was a rocket!
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Jeff, 60% for a fast but short time! TeeDee,now that was a sweet motor. In the 1/12th gas days, the TeeDee was a rocket!

I remember. Going to show my age here a little (thus the Masters class for me) and certainly off the subject thread but , when I was a kid I had all the Cox engines, The Black Widow, the TeeDee, the standard 049 with a spring start, the PeeWee which I had in a free flight helicopter and it seems like I had a 09 version of the Cox engine too. I put them in anything with wheels, wings or, floats. That was cools stuff back then.
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Thanks for the offer but I'll spring for a new radio. What is the preferred system today?
All are light years ahead of the old systems. 2.4mHz is a no brainer. After that it's pretty much personal choice. I would go with a "Major" brand-Futaba, Airtronics, Spektrum, etc. Beware of the supercheap ($25- to $40) radios, there have been some reports that they are "off-frequency" and interfer with other radios!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #1298
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I remember. Going to show my age here a little (thus the Masters class for me) and certainly off the subject thread but , when I was a kid I had all the Cox engines, The Black Widow, the TeeDee, the standard 049 with a spring start, the PeeWee which I had in a free flight helicopter and it seems like I had a 09 version of the Cox engine too. I put them in anything with wheels, wings or, floats. That was cools stuff back then.
Yeah, the "TD's" were the top of the line! They had .049's as well as .051's to fit into airplaine classes (Lon always ran the .051!) I remember the little neighborhood "hardware" store had the BabyBees on a blister-pack! YOu just tore one off and paid $4.95! ;-)
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LOL. I wonder how much nitro a Tee Dee can take
Ya gotta find some Fox "Missle Mist"! I think it was 40%
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Felt like it was, I might have a purple can of that somewhere. I might have used it for a bonfire, though. Mfr says 24%, I think the old stuff was more.

What are the preferred servos today. The old Delta servos required a pitstop for batteries back in the day.

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Felt like it was, I might have a purple can of that somewhere. I might have used it for a bonfire, though. Mfr says 24%, I think the old stuff was more.

What are the preferred servos today. The old Delta servos required a pitstop for batteries back in the day.
..anyhting middle of the range with metal gears will work fine............dont need monster power /super fast speed for pans.............
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I remember. Going to show my age here a little (thus the Masters class for me) and certainly off the subject thread but , when I was a kid I had all the Cox engines, The Black Widow, the TeeDee, the standard 049 with a spring start, the PeeWee which I had in a free flight helicopter and it seems like I had a 09 version of the Cox engine too. I put them in anything with wheels, wings or, floats. That was cools stuff back then.
i had those too i , anyone remember the goldberg profile control line planes ? we would buy 1 kit and trace out copys too make more!.
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i had those too i , anyone remember the goldberg profile control line planes ? we would buy 1 kit and trace out copys too make more!.
You crooked Canadian! Why that thought never even crossed my mind ;-)

One summer I got a bunch of balsa sheets and dope and built like 4 or 5 planes of my own designs. All flew but is flying on the end of a couple of strings really flying?!?!?
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Having been invited to join in on the conversation by a dear friend,
(aarcobra), from a previous life, I've read through most of the posts on this topic. Even back in the 70's and early 80's various car clubs attempted to form novice, beginner, cheap, or whatever you wanted to call it classes, with mixed results. Everybody wanted to go as fast as possible and therefore ended up spending many $$$$$$ on very expensive and the trick of the week items. Sadly this usually ended up costing the clubs a loss of members because some guys just couldn't afford the high ticket items and therefore sought out other venues of the R-C hobby to find their enjoyment. As a results some club died a premature death.
It's great to see that there is now an active interest in a spec class where the rules actually mean something, and not be ammended every week so the driver is forced to spend $$$$$$ just to stay competitive and enjoy racing, with maybe even winning a race once in a while.
It would also be great to see somebody once again manufacture bodies which resemble real race cars from the by-gone era of Can-Am racing from the late 60s-70s. ( see attached photos of two of the most beautiful bodies to ever grace a R-C car).
Looking forward to seeing additional comments on this class of racing.
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