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Old 12-14-2006, 06:28 PM   #121
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Grasshopper, from my paper boy money.

have the old tower hobbies stick controller before the little steering wheel controllers came out.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:36 PM   #122
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tamiya clodbuster picked up at a yard sale for 25.00 the wire on the mechanical speedcontrol came unsodered. an quick fix for hours of fun chasing the dog
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:14 PM   #123
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1992: Kyosho Turbo Ultima II (still have it)
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:35 PM   #124
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Either 1989 or 1990...Tamiya Grasshopper II, then my first race one was a TQ10. Anyone remember that one??
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:34 AM   #125
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August ,1979 - A Leisure 1/12th car (used - one time) with Futaba brown box radio and Leisure digital battery charger. It had a electronic speedcontroller which I shorted out the first ime I drove it in the street- one little puddle and I hit it.
Fist race in September came in 1st in the D main and broke the chassis- complements of the second place driver.
I've only got the rear wing from the first body I painted Datsun 240Z. By the way it moved- attached to the sevro for extra braking in the corners. Took it off after the first race too much braking.6 months later went to a big race and some one else had done the same thing.I laughed because it looked silly and I did the same thing when I tried it.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:57 AM   #126
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(Nikko Turbo Panther :-) it was a nice buggy.)

But my first real rc car was a marui big bear, it was a monster truck with really big tires. So big that the steering system couldnt handle it.
I had a lot of fun with this car, i raced against some guys with a blackfoot and a midnight pumpking. Those were the days.
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:07 AM   #127
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:12 AM   #128
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Oh i remember the TQ10. My firs car was a really bad rig job between a TQ10, a RC10, and a jrx2. But it went around the track faster than i could go at the time. I was only six and i kept bugging my old man for a car and he built me one out of spare parts
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:40 AM   #129
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I would list but there is way way too much.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:10 AM   #130
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First real RC car....Tamiya Holiday Buggy
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tamiya grasshopper 2. pulled weelies a treat with a 17x2 in it lol
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:06 AM   #132
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First real RC car....Tamiya Holiday Buggy
If you had one Nib it be worth a fortune now

i had a rc10 copycat from traxxis TRX1 all white nylon on suspension arms all round

first Nitro car was the Koyosho optima one they did 2wd ,it was pants pit me off Nitro for about 6 years .kept on cutting out halfway round the track
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:17 AM   #133
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My first was a Heathkit Spectre 1/8th gas car with a Veco .19 engine, I got it at a garage sale for $20 back in 1975.

Anyone here old enough to remember Heathkit?
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:20 AM   #134
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Tamiya Sand Scorcher-

..Sealed radio box, scale VW Baja Beetle body, scale VW suspension.. and paddle tires!!! With a stock 540, it would throw A 2 foot high roost!!

The car was way ahead of its time for off-roaders in 1982.

I'm getting a few if it ever gets re-released!
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:48 AM   #135
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Anyone here old enough to remember Heathkit?
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