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Old 03-01-2006, 08:12 AM   #76
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Actually it will be $610-$640 depending on where you shop. Horizon, unlike Great Planes (Tower) doesn't screw over there dealers, so they price items pretty high on the internet so the LHS prices look much better.
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Yeah...even at $600 that's a no-go for me. $500 is REALLY pushing it and a retail of $980 with a horizon online price of $729.99 is laughable.

For that price it shouldn't just be RTR but you should have Masami's dad there to wrench it for you.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:19 PM   #78
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Rumor has it that it come with a 12" Masami talking doll that when you pull his string, he gives you setup tips.
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the problem is it only speaks Japanese!
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Rumor has it that it come with a 12" Masami talking doll that when you pull his string, he gives you setup tips.
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:39 PM   #81
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the problem is it only speaks Japanese!
Maybe it will come with subtitles?
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stop whingeing about the price, cause it will be huge here in australia. Also the old saying "you pay for what you get" and look at it. it a beautiful machine
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:12 PM   #83
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I heard it comes with track that you lay out before each race that it guides itself on. You just hold the throtle down realy hard and watch it go. I guess they see these $700 1/8th buggies all over and say this= a big price tag. However they don't consider that in the end running 1/10 2wd still comes out more then 1/8.
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However they don't consider that in the end running 1/10 2wd still comes out more then 1/8.

Hey.

I don't know where ya came up with that!! 1/10th 2wd more expensive than 1/8th! lol

a $700 car, $500 engine, 2 $100 servos, reciever pack, fuel, tires etc etc.....

Yeah 1/8th is heaps cheaper.



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First off power plants going to set you back under $375 for a fully modded; nova p5 or vspec or werks b7. Secondly lets compare field equipment.
$200 charger
$200 lathe
$50 equalizer
$70 discharger
$300 batteries.
$30 timing jig
tires, brushes, springs
You have already covered the car,pipe,servo, tires&fuel.
Now lets make the car roll.
$150 esc
$100 servo
$70 motor mod
$70 two other armatures for various tracks
$30 stocker
$200 roller
Now lets not forget that breaking parts seems to happen a whole lot more frequently then in 1/8th scale. Oh yeah, did I mention those batteries would be out of date after the season? I guess freshly pinched sleeve and a new conrod would get me going for next season right? Not to mention if you want to practice more then 20 minutes over an hour span you need to drop another wad of cash on packs. In nitro its simply a piston squeeze and a new conrod(less then a hundred bucks for a good squeeze+rod).
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Can we keep it on-topic please?

Just to verify, the pics on the site are the final production verision?
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Can we keep it on-topic please?

Just to verify, the pics on the site are the final production verision?

I assume you are talking about the images on www.yokomousa.com ?

I can't imagine why they wouldn't be the production version. Of course, if you read the fine print in most manuals the manufacturers usually say something about how they can make updates at any time....so.... I suppose the kit could change from the images we see.
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I have one on pre-order from RC Champ in Japan. They don't have a finnal price yet but it should be just over $500 shipped to my doorstep here in Japan. I should have my kit a day or two after they are in stock. I battled with the price a bit too but The BJ4 is very close in price but I'll get the BX much faster. That was what pushed me to buy it. I'll post pics when I get it. I'm hopeing to have it in a week or two.
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Yeah, around $500 would be good. I'd buy one at that price.
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I talked with RC Champ in Japan, they said the car would be around 511.03 in USD, plus shipping which is about 35.00 to the western US. Last time I ordered from Japan it was here to my door step in 4 days!! They said the YEN price is going to be between 56000 - 58000 YEN..

http://www.RC-Champ.co.jp

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