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Old 11-27-2004, 11:26 PM   #946
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yeah.. that thing looks pretty junky
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:57 PM   #947
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Tower always raises their prices before the holidays, and then offers "50 dollars off a 500 dollar order!" coupons...
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:37 PM   #948
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Hi Guys,

Anyone interested in a 1/2 race old MP777 Special 1 with VZB V-Spec with OS 2050 inline pipe? I only managed to runing 2 x 10 mins heats and have less than 1/2 gallon of fuel on the engine.

Rolling chassis with engine and tuned pipe for USD$700, standard worldwide shipping included. Paypal prefer.

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Old 11-29-2004, 07:23 PM   #949
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Does anyone know whp makes a graphite radio tray for the 777 sp1? Also, what are the best aftermarket shocktowers?
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:56 PM   #950
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Advantage Racing products makes both a graphite radio tray and new graphite shock towers.

www.advantageracingproducts.com

you may have to call Tony to get the graphite stuff.
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Old 12-01-2004, 07:27 AM   #951
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Default THE BIGGEST JUMP in 2004!!!!!

http://www.debbiesrcworld.com/RCJump.wmv
done in Hampton Colliseum... i dunno where the heck is Hampton Colliseum..... sorry

or go to http://www.debbiesrcworld.com and download the video...

THAT IS WAAAYYY CRAZY!!!


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Old 12-01-2004, 07:46 AM   #952
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You can't compare a 350 dollar RTR buggy to an electric racer that would use a lathe and equalizer...
Yeah you can - I just did!!

What I'm saying is that to enjoy electric racing, you have to be prepared to spend money on decent cells or accept that your car is going to be well slow, even by electric standards. And you have to skim your motors. And if you dont get the proper equipment for your battery management side of things - you'll end having to buy more cells per season than someone who has. Or face dumping mid-race.

Money - that's the common denominator between the examples I gave. If anything, budget 1/8th nitro is cheaper than a fairly basic racing electric set-up, especially long-term.

And a RTR Hyper 7 can be raced against more expensive machines without embarrasing itself.

Having raced in various classes, this is what I've found.
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Old 12-01-2004, 07:48 AM   #953
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are you sure that was in 2004? I saw that I think over a year ago.. plus I've done larger just at my local bmx track off this huge burm.. so, maybe I should get the award..
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Old 12-01-2004, 07:50 AM   #954
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Horatio...

that's kindof what I was trying to say... I totally agree with you.. good points made.. thanks
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No worries dude.
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:14 AM   #956
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Modern Nitro classes are so much better than they used to be, it's hardly suprising that Nitro has taken off in such a big way across the board, in many different classes.

When EP 1/10th 4wd buggy was the most popular class in the UK, no one could possibly imagine how different things would become 10 years down the line. Touring cars changed everything.

RTR Nitro would have seemed like a joke back then - only pro's ran Nitro powered cars and even then, they had problems keeping them running for a full race.

Now in the UK, 1/8th Buggy is by far the most popular off road class. Performance per (or per $) has had alot to do with why this turn around has occured - there's simply no contest IMHO.

If you're torn between choosing electric or nitro, think carefully. Both forms of racing can be enormously satisfying, but Nitro certainly adds elements to the sport that electric simply cannot.

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Old 12-01-2004, 08:19 AM   #957
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an American would say..

"more bang for yer buck, dude"
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I could race Mod truck for an entire indoor season for MUCH cheaper than I could race 8th scale...
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:17 PM   #959
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maybe with a $20 mod, $20 packs, and a $50 charger.. no lathe no new brushes.. nothing good.. RTR POS.. have fun.. a RTR 1/8 is $550 and can keep up with the best of em.. duh
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maybe with a $20 mod, $20 packs, and a $50 charger.. no lathe no new brushes.. nothing good.. RTR POS.. have fun.. a RTR 1/8 is $550 and can keep up with the best of em.. duh
I agree....

Once you get past the initial cost ,1/8th scale is very inexpensive. These buggys if maintained, just dont break.
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