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Old 04-25-2003, 09:59 PM   #1
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Yesterday, i saw a guy at a skate park with a Tamiya Super Hornet. He was doing transfers on the quarter pipe, doing grinds, and launching 5 or more feet into the air.

Of course, it was showing some wear from such harsh treatment. The rear tyres were both nearly completely broken around the axles. This, however, was the only obvious damage i could see.

So how do "pro" cars handle such treatment? If i wanted to do such acrobatics with an rc car, which one would you suggest? Would a buggy or a truck do better?

I'm thinking electric buggy because of lower centre of gravity and electric motor will take more harsh treatment? Is there a buggy that is specifically designed for big jumps, etc?
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Well a buggy imnot sure of Ive know soeone that use his buggy in a skate park and it just wasn't as fun as he thought it would be. It broke and.
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It would be cool for the first time out propably, but would get kinda boring after that. You will break a lot of parts, so the only thing to look for in a car is durability.

I know that guy couldn't have been landing those grinds right?
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If you have a T-maxx than that is fun. I have a T-maxx and i brought it o the skatepark and it was fun.
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Old 04-26-2003, 06:42 PM   #5
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Tamiya Super Hornet? That was around when my father raced a Tokyo Marui Big Bear with a Kyosho Le Mans 600E motor back in 1987. Randman made a good point. How DID he do that? Tell that guy to be careful with that car; it's a vintage. RC King is right too. Just about any MT would be loads of fun doing that. It would have to have reverse, in case you didn't spin it as expected[not good for 4wd buggy; no reverse!].
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Yeah i dont know if you want to be launching that car off a half pipe.
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:02 PM   #7
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Wow i didn't know the super hornet was that old. They're on special here in Australia at Toy World for $AU299 (about $US180) including rc gear and everything.

Sorry, i'm a bit new to all this, but what is an MT?

So what is an example of a good, very durable buggy?

No, he wasn't "landing" the grinds right. By the way, they were only very small grinds - you don't need a very big lip to belly a super hornet on. Most of the time he would grind for a while and then stop stuck.
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MT stands for monster truck.
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87 was when a lot of people used to run the original Hornet.
I am pretty certain that the super hornet is not that old.
It certainly wasn't in any of the tamiya catalogues when I bought my terra scorcher in 1989.

The original hornet was though
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they run all kinds of buggies in skate parks, and bowls all da time in da xxx main video
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Old 05-03-2003, 02:43 AM   #11
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i take my xx cr down to the skate park regualy off 5 foot ramps to land on flats with a 19*2 i havent broken a bit yet but it is a bit hard to get your hands on a xx cr
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mainly 1/8 buggies tho, and somehow they jump a house 2.
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