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Old 09-23-2007, 11:58 PM   #16
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It took me a bit over 1000$ to get ready for the new carpet season on 1/12th. But I got almost everything brand new and top notch. The only thing I haven't bought yet is radio, which is over 5 years old (Hitec Lynx 3D) but I've NEVER had an issue with this radio, ticking and ticking... but I might switch to Spektrum later this season. The money would be double, if I still would be racing TC
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:25 AM   #17
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I am more than 25years in this so I estimatated that I have spent over 60K or more. I dont know I always throw the receipts in the trashcan after it is paid.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:07 AM   #18
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£200 in 3 months or so
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:17 AM   #19
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I think after my recent re-entry into the hobby after a 3.5-year break, I spent close to $3000.00. Here's what it bought me:

Associated TC5 - x2 kits
Spare Parts for TC5
Rubber Tires - 2 full sets not used yet
Foam tires - approx 10 full sets now in 3-months of racing, every week
Spectrum Radio
Futaba 9550 Servo
Novak 13.5 SS & GTB system
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IB4200 6-cell packs - x4
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:33 AM   #20
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Don't worry Guys...
Imagine How much People spend on Drugs To Kill Themselves...
So Don't worry about counting Pennies and Enjoy
If you want to save some money give up smoking
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:44 AM   #21
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over a 10 year period of racing?.....well over 50,000....
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:07 AM   #22
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If you want to save some money give up smoking
or drinking Cola's, bottled water, fast food, etc... Any number of things can be sacrificed to pay for RC. That is unless you are an addict and travel to multiple races around the country, then the cost can get crazy.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:14 AM   #23
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I was just curious about how much you have into all your RC stuff.
I've found it best not to add that stuff up.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:16 AM   #24
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quarter of a million bucks

lol just kidding i wish

probly about $3000 or so in 3 years mostly bcz i am racing 1/8th buggy.


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Old 09-24-2007, 08:31 AM   #25
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pry 3k, i feild 2 007's one for a friend and one for me
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:37 AM   #26
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Back in the days of brushed motors and nickel batteries, I broke down the cost per race day instead of tallying up the lump some. Since I take very good care of my car/electronics and upgrade my gear often, I figured that I spent $70 - $85 per race day. With BL + Lipo these days, I figure that I now spend $55 - $60 per race day. Who'd have thunk that racing would get cheaper?
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:45 AM   #27
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I always love these threads, makes me tear up sometimes. I wonder if they have meetings for guys like us. If a guy has to goto a meeting for spending 50k at the casino, I think we need help!
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #28
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Well.. in just this week I bought:

Airtronics * M11 Radio/receiver - $ 521
Trinity * T8 bag - $128
X-Ray * T2 '007 - New $432
DPD Dyna Pro Digital - $145

Total:
$$1226

I don't even want to know how much I've spent on RC related merchandise.
I should be set for a while with just this week spending. Sold all my equipment, for college, and now I'm back for good =).
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:53 AM   #29
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over a 8 year period prob about 4000.
when i came to the sport 2400mah batt where a big hit stock was driven modified was un heard of now we have brushless and lipo you do the math.
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I figured it out, including the original cost of the car (bought of ebay real cheap). I have about a grand into at this time, I am only running one car and one class, only started racing in June. I also still have a bunch of electronics that still work great and like 6 sets of tires that have very little time on them. This does not include the cost to race on a regular basis, ie entry, food, yada yada.

I also figured the 2 weekends that I spend out of town with the family this year. It was well over $600 for each out of town excursion. The week I spent in Germany, was well over $3000.

So all in all my car doesn't really cost that much to own.
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