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Old 10-19-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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I had to look twice when I saw it on eBay, but is this a case of a Far East factory copying Xray cars?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-10-RC-T2008-...QQcmdZViewItem

The specification looks like it was pulled straight from Xray's website, and the car looks very similar to an Xray 007 apart from a few differences (black plastic bulkheads etc).




Another car they do is an M18 copy.

I know its happened in the past with Tamiya TL01's and Associated RC18T's, but is this the first of a wave of higher-end chassis being copied?
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Plastic bulkheads????
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:24 AM   #3
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Looks like the CF chassis is a fake too. Might be the photos though.
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at least they copied the best
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:31 AM   #5
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Made in where ?
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Very interesting copy for 199.00 US $.
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Made in where ?
It says the seller is from Canada but like everything else it is probably made in China.
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It says the seller is from Canada but like everything else it is probably made in China.
yes i'm think too !
but China not have see that ?
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that is truley awsome, i wanna see more copies/replica kits
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It even comes with aluminum shock bodies and a battery strap.

You know, an entry level kit that was made to be parts compatible with more expensive kits, and had a nice upgrade path as the driver improves seems like something R/C needs more of. You see it most with Tamiya, and then some with the T2R and Cyclone-S, but it doesn't seem to get enough attention.

If the manufacturers aren't willing to do it themselves, maybe it'll take a Chinese clone factory to force their hand.
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Im fairly cetain its breaking a lot of copyright/patent laws though.
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Looks like a 008 to me when you look at the c hubs and the large opening for the CVD's.
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yes i'm think too !
but China not have see that ?
Maybe is a very new car that's why you haven't see it yet but Im sure in a few days you'll give us some more info.
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Im fairly cetain its breaking a lot of copyright/patent laws though.
Personaly i don't care about this (and i think i am not the only one) if i have to pay less than half an 008 costs.
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Im fairly cetain its breaking a lot of copyright/patent laws though.
You mean like Losi's LCD's?

Anyway, good luck with the copyright fight in China.
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