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Old 04-30-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default My new Tamiya Thunder

What you think?
.15 Nitro engine - im gonna update a few things, change to a .21 and such - any questions about it welcome

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Looks nice. How do you like it in terms of performance?
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:08 AM   #3
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its actually faster than it looks, im running 10% in it at the moment, and it runs a very respectable stock 70kph, with a new engine ill reach 85-90 with no trouble, the only thing is the breaks are quite touchy, you need to adjust them very well. I love it! I want to buy a shell for it but cant find anywhere.

It'll be starring in some movies that will be on Perth RC Productions site soon [ www.freewebs.com/perthrcpro
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its actually faster than it looks, im running 10% in it at the moment, and it runs a very respectable stock 70kph, with a new engine ill reach 85-90 with no trouble, the only thing is the breaks are quite touchy, you need to adjust them very well. I love it! I want to buy a shell for it but cant find anywhere.

It'll be starring in some movies that will be on Perth RC Productions site soon [ www.freewebs.com/perthrcpro
I was considering this buggy when I was looking for a nitro basher but the problem was none of the hobby shops in my area carries Tamiya stuff. I really like the way this buggy looks.
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:12 AM   #5
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i reccomend it to anyone looking for a nitro buggy, its awsome, looks great aswell (I havnt seen a better looking one) I bourt it second hand, but given it a bit of a tune up and its awsome
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one of the only problems with it, is theres not many hop-ups for it, theres offroad suspension and some other things
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:56 AM   #7
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I want to get a body for it but i cant find any anywhere, I live in perth WA, Anyone know where i can get any?
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if you can't even find a body for it, whats getting parts for it like?
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parts and everything are fine, its just the body i cant find
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:17 AM   #10
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Considering how space is a premium in alot of areas, I am suprised these 1/10 scale 4wd nitro buggies haven't gotten more attention next to the 1/8 scales.

Put some good .18 motors in there and watch them fly, power to weight ratio should be something to see.

How well does this handle over track style terrain?

I have been looking at Academy's offering, the Velox XB but I know someone else who likes Tamiya stuff who would be interested in this.
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any terrain this can handle, its fu***** great! the scale is great, wouldnt want any bigger. I reccomend to anyone - the power to weight ratio with the .15 engine is something around .36 i think. im installing a .21 engine soon so the p to w will fly!

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