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Old 02-05-2017, 10:50 AM
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In the late 80s I got a Kyosho Raider ARR. That was the first hobby grade buggy I had.
My first Truck was the Tamiya Blackfoot

Back in those days it was cheaper to buy a raider and put brass gears in it. They were competitive against the RC10s and Ultimas.
I didn't race back then because I was so young and couldn't drive an rc car yet, but I seen that happen.

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Old 02-05-2017, 07:13 PM
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:02 PM
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:29 AM
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:47 AM
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June 1983, Tamiya Rough Rider with the Futaba brown box. I was 6.
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Marui big bear datsun was my 1st real car.. had a lot of cheap sears cars. Fire fox was nice, but this yellow jeep had tires you blew up like a balloon= sucked!!
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Mmm... nostalgia...

When I was 10 I started saving for a "real" R/C car... got a paper route, mowed lawns, etc. A couple years later I had saved enough for the #6010 gold tub RC10, one NiCd pack, and a Futaba Magnum Jr transmitter.

I couldn't solder to save my life, so I was always fighting with that little "button" piece of the mechanical speed control. My batteries were garbage (probably my own doing), so I was only getting 5 - 6 minutes of runtime. Still, I was deeply interested in the engineering behind it all. My parents bought me the Stealth tranny when it came out, and it was amazing how much that one upgrade transformed my car.

As I've ducked in and out of the hobby since then, I've owned:

- AE RC10 #6010
- AE RC10T4
- AE RC10B4
- AE SC10 RTR (for my son)
- AE SC10.2 FT
- AE SC5M (just arrived today for my son - replacing his SC10 RTR!)
- Losi XXX
- Losi XXX-4 G+
- Losi XXX-CR
- Losi XXX-T MF2
- TLR 22
- JConcepts BJ4
- JConcepts BJ4 WE
- Probably a couple that I'm forgetting

My favorite kits were the XXX-4 G+ and my current SC10.2. The G+ was a dream to drive, but the front spindles were practically made of glass. You would have had to own one to truly appreciate its fragility (you could literally be driving down the straight and have one just snap on you). My SC10.2 is also butter smooth, extremely forgiving, and extremely durable. My XXX-CR always felt pretty dialed, too.

Favorite radio was my Futaba 3PK. It just felt great to hold, and I felt super connected to my cars.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:57 PM
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Tamiya Wild Willy around 1985. And soon after that I got a Hornet and a Frog also...
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Started in 2002 with a Kyosho Mini-Z for me that was given to me by a relative, whom later gave me a Kyosho Outrage that had on-road tires (31 or 32mm) and a Lamborghini Countach Body. From there it went:

-Tamiya TT01 (Drift)
-Tamiya TA03F (Drift)
-HPI Sprint 2 Drift
-Tamiya TA05 (roller that never became)

Took a break while in college in 2009. Then Tried another run at drifting with a Schumacher Mi3 that never went anywhere. Decided to get into off-road and havent looked back

-Team Associated B44
-Team Associated T4
-Team Associated B4.2

Then hit a rough patch called Life and sold myself out of the hobby! Currently am all in again and own the following:

-Team Associated B44.3
-Team Associated B5M
-Team Associated T4.2
-Tamiya TA04

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Old 02-07-2017, 01:47 AM
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Original Tamiya Lunch box, then a Tamiya Blackfoot, Sold both and got the bad ass RC10
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86 Kyosho Ultima, can't remember how many times I broke the top deck and bent the chassis. Same with front shock tower. I did love that car though!
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Originally Posted by hairymuffin View Post
Marui big bear datsun was my 1st real car.. had a lot of cheap sears cars. Fire fox was nice, but this yellow jeep had tires you blew up like a balloon= sucked!!
Wow. Firefox! Thanks for that memory. While I remember having one, I had no idea what it was called.

I recall it having a switch on the underside for low and high speed. I always had to go low speed for it to navigate over our deep shag brown wall to wall carpet that seemed popular at the time!.
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My very first RC car was an AE RC100, 1/8th scale pan car with a Kraft stick radio. Still have the car and engine, hanging on the wall, but the radio is long gone.
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