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Old 08-12-2007, 02:22 PM   #61
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Gonna make you all jealous now,got two of them and just bought my third off e-bay uk,
First one I bought when on a trip to Hong Kong for abought 80 7 years ago second one I bought a few weeks ago for 30 ($60 approx) with a $hit load of spares just waiting for the third one to be posted to me,bought it for 16 ($32) with a Teken speed control,hows that for a bargain!Try to put some pics up.
Oh does anyone have a top and bottom chassis for one or does anyone have a thread to get spare parts from.?
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:09 AM   #62
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busy converting an old nikko-crap car to a rally racer (complete with 27 turn 280 motor!). we need another class. 1/14th rally! i'll post pics when i'm done, but i need a speed controller. anyone got a really old one i could err accquire?

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Old 08-17-2007, 06:15 AM   #63
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don't let this thread die! i'm just finished crashing around outside, i say crashing because i havn't found out how to put a reverse on my home made mechanical speed controller. anyone know how to do it? or is it impossible?

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When I heard of these going obsolete a while I ago, I bought 2 kits brand new. I built one up fairly quickly but I didn't get time to run it, so I sold it dirt cheap (excusing the pun) because I had it for sale for ages before someone would take it.

I still have the 2nd kit which I is brand New in Box and everything. I've been meaning to build it up and run it for a bit of fun, but haven't got around to it as yet. Do these cars handle offroad track jumps well?
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Good thing you didnt sell the 2nd kit coz youre goona regret it. I say build it man! Youre gonna love it! Ive been racing mine for 3 years now and the only thing that broke is the small pulley the one that connects to the rear diff. I replaced it with aluminum one and install a slipper clutch for added gear protection. And you say can it handle jumps? I can proudly say that mine can take a double with ease!

I just finished painting my new Subaru 2004 rally body. Of course I painted it like Peter Solbergs ride, will post pictures soon.
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time for you to all laugh at my feeble efforts with toy-grade cars...
you can see my home made mechanical speed controller, the washers i put on the shocks to harden them up a bit, and the LED headlights i installed last night because when i was driving in the dark i crashed into my foot. i'm also going to buy some rally block tyres, and a faster motor. it may not be fast, it may not be durable, it may not take jumps very well, but its fun to drive
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When my brother drove into my foot he took off my toenail. heh.

That looks pretty good though.

I am curious, how much thicker are rally block tires versus regular tires? I want to use them in snow but don't know whether to just get 2.2 truck rims...
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Hmmmm, could be interesting. I just started racing offroad for the first time in 4WD Modified with my Cyclone D4. I'm thinking if I put one of these together I'd probably put in a LRP X11 7.5 Brushless. Could be interesting!
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i think block tyres are quite a bit thicker, but how much i don't know.i think for snow you would be better off with truck rims and snow chains.
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nice, all you need now are some lights like mine
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the evolution of the sport...rally...MT.
HPI rs4 sport+some HPI MT parts = rs4 mutant:

and if you guys need chassis, I can make em aluminum.
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what mt parts did you use?
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the evolution of the sport...rally...MT.
HPI rs4 sport+some HPI MT parts = rs4 mutant:

and if you guys need chassis, I can make em aluminum.
Can you mutate it again to 200mm width so you can use a scale body? BTW nice aluminum chassis.
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Japan Snow action, enjoy!

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