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Old 02-09-2017, 05:31 PM
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Tamiya Super champ...
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:42 PM
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In 5th grade saved up and bought a clodbuster, followed by a Schumacher Top Cat. Crazy all encompassing, obsessive hobby, perfect for the young mind and its need to problem solve.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:32 PM
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1975 Jerobee MK8B with .049 cox engine
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:37 PM
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HBX Truck, a Tamiya replica. But I soon got something better - LOL
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RC10 Championship Edition, way back in 1990
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:16 AM
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Tamiya Super Saber 1988

I spent all 7th and 8th grade saving up for a Bigwig. Dad gave me 1 or 2 quarters per three lawns mowed, and then I'd get 2 or 3 bucks for my report cards being split between A's and B's. I got to the end of 8th grade and was obviously short, but they decided for my "graduation present" out of junior high they'd kick in enough for either a Boomerang or Super Saber. I thought the Super Saber looked more futuristic like the Bigwig so that's what I went with.

They also bought my then-8yr-old brother a Hornet even though he didn't save up anything just to be "fair". And bought him a higher-end remote control too. Then a few months later they bought him a Clod Buster he never even wanted because they felt bad for buying him something less than what I had earned.

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Besides the myriad Tyco Turbo Hoppers that broke under the abuse of attempting to satisfy pre-teen jumping and crashing fantasies, my first real rc was a Tamiya TA02T Chevy S10. Even though I was older, it still got subjected to the same abuse. At least it was strong enough to take the beating for many years.
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Tamiya suber sabre in 87'. Then got a monster beetle, futaba fx10, tamiya astute and avante. My last rc as a kid was associated rc10t
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Losi Junior 2. Went to the B & I in tacoma to buy a Kyosho Raider and was talked out of it by the sales guy. Good thing, started my love affair with losi. I still have it. It was mostly updated to Pro SE specs and looks like swiss cheese with all the speed holes. I replaced it with a XX when it came out, but I still have it and love it.
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Built a Kyosho Big Brute for my teenage brother when they came out. Turned me off of RC completely. Broke parts like crazy, and you couldn't get individual replacement parts. You had to buy a "parts pack" that usually included one part that broke frequently along with a bunch of stuff that never breaks. It was a money pit. Flash forward 20-some years to the Christmas when my dad bought my kids a pair of Rustlers. They started racing and the rest is history
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First rc car was a Yokomo GT-4 RTR in 2002. Still have it today!!
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In late 1992 I bought a Tamiya Hornet and used to go down to the track early in the morning so no one would see a grown man with a toy car. I felt embarrassed, but later realised it wasn't so childish.
Anyway I managed to bounce this thing around the track, but thought there has to be something better than this thing.
There was, It was an RC10 Team Car. I joined the club the following year and never looked back. Fun Hobby. Still doing it.
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Radio Shack Golden Arrow.

There was another truck that was 4wd and had a white switch that went between high and low speed. I don't remember its name but it took 8 AA batteries. Our charger was never empty, it was always charging NiCads.
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Kyosho turbo optima mid se
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marui Shogun. bought everything myself...spent a week assembling it, then broke it within 5 minutes
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