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Old 02-13-2004, 03:04 PM
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Just out of intrest is anyone getting the build your own r/c car week by week that is on tv now????

got issue 1, looks ok (just) could be a fun class if a few others get them

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Yep, sounds like sure fun...

Its like the "build your own Robot" series last year.


I've been told, there'll be 48 issues.

First issue is $4.95, subsequent are $15.95...!

$15.95 x 48 + $4.95 = $770.55


(and we still say our LHSes charge too much??)
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First issue is $4.95, subsequent are $15.95...!

$15.95 x 48 + $4.95 = $770.55
Wouldn't it end up cheaper if you go to a hobby store and buy a new car?

...also...

Does anyone know what model car it is?(Brand and Make)
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Originally posted by WC
Yep, sounds like sure fun...

Its like the "build your own Robot" series last year.


I've been told, there'll be 48 issues.

First issue is $4.95, subsequent are $15.95...!

$15.95 x 48 + $4.95 = $770.55


(and we still say our LHSes charge too much??)

I looked up the web site
www.deagostini.com.au/radiocontrolcar/

you are close the the mark

$4.95 + $14.95 * 44 = $662.75 ! (45 parts)
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Wouldn't it end up cheaper if you go to a hobby store and buy a new car?

...also...

Does anyone know what model car it is?(Brand and Make)
yeah it would be cheaper to do that!

it is made by bycmo! had one of there gas cars a while ago. strong enough just not the greatest design.

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I was told by the news agent there will be 45 issues at $14.95

so it will cost $672.75

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I won one of their cars in a raffle. Sold it new for $150, I think that was all it was worth.
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i think i rather have a TL-01 and keep the change
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That's .. um.. yeah...

They claim it goes 45km/h... With a 540 and crap batt pack i'm sure it will!!!
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haha yeh "up to 60km/h!!!" quoted from ad..
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I saw a kid at the mall today walking around proudly with issue #1. I just couldn't break his bubble - but also felt for the kid cause I'm sure he couldn't afford a car.

I mean think about it. kid asks mom or dad for $500 on a car and radio or for $4.95 for installment one of build it yrself and has the false illusion of makeing it through all the installments to build the thing. Let's see my 12 yr old gets $15 a week for allowance - if he were to spend it 48 weeks in a row to get that! BTW - he just bought his own X-Ray T1R for US$300!

Also look at the animation on building the kit - what a PIECE! the Chassis is a rectange with bolt on right and left tubs. Makes a Baseline Tamiya looks like a full on racer!

I think it is a horrible scam that doesn't do anything positive for our RC sport! Kinda makes me mad to see people rip off kids!
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