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Old 02-03-2012, 08:12 PM
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I'm looking for a challenge, I've built a few kits but they were almost mind numbingly easy... I love to tinker, I actually like building and fiddling with my cars more so than driving them. My only preference is that it's an electric kit, I don't care if it's on road or off road or anything just as long as it's electric.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:30 PM
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Find an old Schumacher Cat or Tamiya Clod Buster.
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Build a helicoppter that should be a challenge.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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Buy a kit take apart any preassembled parts put them in a rubbermaid bin shake it up and put the whole car together with no manuel.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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My first ever RC was the most complicated I've ever put together. Tamiya Clod Buster
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By a never assembled Kyosho Optima or Turbo Optima. Those things took forever to build
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Buy a car from the 80s and restore it. The kits these days are much better engineered and go together very easily. I recently put together a vintage Cox/Kyosho Gallop and was blown away at the amount of shimming, fitting and even fabrication it took to make it work right.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:46 AM
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you can always take an existing kit and "frankenstein" it into what ever you want if you have the skillz to do so.Heres a couple pics of a losi XXX CR I turned into a full cage sprint.complete redesign including molds for vacforming the hood and tank sections.It was a very fun project.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:56 AM
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Anything "scale" can provide the challenge you're looking for. Building a scale RC is not for the feint of heart.
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the Tamiyas all go together perfectly, if you follow the directions. The best kits available.
the American made kits have been another story. I assembled a Associated TC3 when the first came out and it took over 8 hours including painting and trimming. body and tires were not included! All the plastic and fiber reinforce parts had flash and tolerances were marginal. A lot of sanding, filing and reaming was required to get them to fit perfectly. I don't think the newer Kits from Associated nor Losi are much better. Someone can correct me if I am wrong! Heh! Or even try a pan car,

I think all of the pro build on-road kits would be a challenge to build even if the parts fit perfecty, such as with the Tamiya. you have to assemble each shock, differential, cvd, arms, chassis and paint and cut out the body.
They are expensive, complex but very fine racing cars.

I like the assembly too, and really enjoyed the build, unless I had a big race the next day.

let us know what you decide and post up a buld thread.
Have fun!
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Build? How about changing a spur gear on a Losi XX-4 between rounds?
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Tamiya semi truck..
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:44 PM
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There are no hard to build kits, only poorly written instruction books.
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Tamiya Semi with trailer was the hardest for me.

Do it without instructions for a real challenge
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I just looked at the manual for the Tamiya Scania R470, then the flatbed trailer. I actually closed the window in disgust. Holy shit, props to anybody that could get those together.
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