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Old 07-23-2007, 09:23 PM
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Hi guys new member here. I am thinking of getting back to the hobby and wanted some opinions. My first r/c that I assembled was the Tamiya Grasshopper back in 1984 then went to Associated RC12L. After many years I started again on with Tamiya Clodbuster then finally Xpress Roadrunner. Believe it or not I still have my Clodbuster and Xpress Roadrunner stored and in good condition. I used to go to local track for weekend races with the Roadrunner.

What would you guys suggest would be a great on road electric r/c?

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:30 PM
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My first r/c that I assembled was the Tamiya Grasshopper back in 1984 then went to Associated RC12L.

What would you guys suggest would be a great on road electric r/c?

Thank you.

Good times there, I still have my 12i and 12l from the days before 1/10 scale begain. As for today the best answer is at your local track/s, I still love 1/12 racing but also do touring and 1/10 pan. It all depends upon what kind of racing is going on in your area. As far as suggestions: for touring I find the x-ray cars hard to beat in terms of build and quality, and hyperdrive for 1/10 pan.
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Welcome back.

Check your local track but you'll probably get the best racing bang for your buck in 12th scale. Hopefully it's thriving in your neck of the woods....?
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XRay has a great line of TC cars. I have two of them but they are pricey, around $350 for the T2 and $390 for the T2 007. However if you are getting into the hobby again. Look at Hot Bodies Cyclone or the Tamiya TA05. Both good competitive TCs and around $125 each, new.
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Okay will check out my local track.

X ray? Is that a new brand? The ones I remember from way back when were brands like Hpi, Tamiya, Team associated, Xpress, Schumacher, Kyosho, and so on. Any of those still around?

1/12 scale back in style? Too bad I dont have my Team associated RC12L anymore.
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Okay will check out my local track.

X ray? Is that a new brand? The ones I remember from way back when were brands like Hpi, Tamiya, Team associated, Xpress, Schumacher, Kyosho, and so on. Any of those still around?

1/12 scale back in style? Too bad I dont have my Team associated RC12L anymore.

Here is a link to the x-ray sitehttp://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/ind...6ed979b77685ec
And yes those brands you listed are still here and also have many excelent choices for touring. As far as 1/12 if its going in your area check out the 1/12 thread here and you'll see all the latest and greatest in that segment of the R/C world.
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