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Old 11-24-2006, 07:00 PM   #16
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oh I see

so I guess the TA01 was the first 1/10 touring car then

thanks kinda cool!
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:43 PM   #17
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tamiya was first, but the hpi rs4 really seemed to put it on the map...
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:57 PM   #18
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They also won the First ROAR electric National Onroad Champhionship back in Naples Florida in 199? Driver David Jun he was the only Tamiya car in the A main.
That was 1997. I believe the Pro-Line S-2 made its debut at that race as well. Charlie B. was ripped off in the concourse contest.....and the weather was the hottest I've EVER raced in!
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:25 PM   #19
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Man, those were the days......no trick tires, every body had a differnt style body on there cars and scr 1700 were the only batt around.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:30 PM   #20
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And the bodies actually looked like REAL cars too! Not the formless blobs that we get nowadays that you cant possibly tell what sort of car it is unless you look at the grille sticker!
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:35 PM   #21
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I can rember racing from the back of pickup truck, having a blast with a car that handled like a dog, Had a friend throw me a set of worn out radials, ended up putting the smack down with them and would'nt give them back
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:35 PM   #22
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And the bodies actually looked like REAL cars too! Not the formless blobs that we get nowadays that you cant possibly tell what sort of car it is unless you look at the grille sticker!
ala Nascar....

I remember laughing at the toy cars and said I'd never buy one, boy was I wrong....
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:19 AM   #23
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the reason why I like Tamiya is because Tamiya RC cars actually look like real cars.

a lot of people who look at Tamiya catalog say "umm...are these cars real?"

I just don't like those bodies made by protoform. They make RC cars look very toy-ish.
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:26 AM   #24
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I'll give props to HPI too, their shells are very close to original as well.

While I have great respect for what Dale Epp does (after all he's just answering what the racers are asking for) there's no way known that most of the Protoblobs look even remotely like real cars.

And I think thats part of the reason a lot of people dont race, they cant see anything that looks like any sort of car that they know...which is a pity.
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:47 AM   #25
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Hey, don't blame Dale. He tried to get ROAR to change the body rules to make bodies more realistic. More racers wanted handling over looks.

If you want to blame one company for the recent ugly bodies blame Parma. They started it. Dale just changed to compete with them.

Speaking of tires, remember in the really early days the trick for outdoors were those really skinny tires?
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Regardless who started 4wd sedans, it is the way of racing for me. I started with an HPI RS4. Only used HPI cars through the Pro4. I still use HPI bodies because they look more realistic than Parma or Protoform to me. I am glad sedans are still around because that what has kept me into racing.

4WD is dwindleling down. Unless manufacturers make it affordable again, we will not have it in the near future. New $500 kits are released every 6 months. I get a kit every other year because its too expensive. Xray's T2 is what I currently have, now the 007' is out. Really is hard to keep racing at this rate of spending money.

Anyway, 4wd sedans are awsome to have and drive.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:37 PM   #27
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I certainly wasn't blaming Dale Jim, I only used his name because Protoform shells are by far the prevalent ones around. I have nothing but respect for what he does, and I know he's more than capable of producing shells that can combine realism and performance.
Its a pity that ROAR wouldnt cave in on the realistic issue though. Thats why I only race minis, I refuse to race what is essentially an aero 'blob' with no real relevance to a real car.
As for the chassis now, maybe its time to change them? Instead of cutting the cells back, make them RWD instead!

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i have less of a problem with $400 cars as i do with $7 for 1 arm and $7 for one steering knuckle.... i miss my yokomo YR-4 SPORT! 2200mah's and charging off my car battery... i ran a saturn body.. whoo hoo.. this is why our club is going to race pan cars on asphalt next year...
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:04 PM   #29
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Ahh, charging off the car battery..... I remember those days!
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Jiml, that's RC Hobby World. I bought my first sedan there, a Tamiya FF01. Front wheel drive baby! I still have 2 FF01 runners in my collection.

I agree with 'tony gray'. Make a RWD chassis! Also a new Front Wheel drive would be nice.
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