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Old 03-17-2002, 01:24 PM   #91
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coolrcdad, are you sure it was the car that couldn't compete, or the driver?
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Old 03-17-2002, 04:29 PM   #92
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Well I've never spent a lot on hop ups for any car. I either buy cars that don't need them, like my C4.1, or leave the car pretty much stock.

I might change that for this car, but not for the sake of making it more competitive, just for the fun of having a hopped up car. As far as performance goes, all I want is a aluminum motor mount and front universals. That will be good enough for me.

As for the release date, we'll just have to see. I don't believe that the distributors gave all the US shops a date thats off by 4-6weeks. That just doesn't sound right. As someone who is big into video games, I know release dates usually aren't worth the paper their written on, but the RC industry hasn't been that bad really. The only big delays I can remember was that the TC3 and the Mission both came up late on their release dates. But, thats about it.

In anycase, whenever it gets here, I'm going to have fun with it and not worry about competition so much. I plan to have good ole fashion fun with this kit.
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Old 03-18-2002, 02:19 AM   #93
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Newsflash ... the F201 is now listed on the Hobby Net Japan's website. Parts are listed on the Rainbow Ten website. So for those of you desperate to get your hands on this car, you can always order it direct from Japan.

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Old 03-18-2002, 07:21 AM   #94
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I really want to get mine, but I'm not in that big of a hurry!

I know some people are though.
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Old 03-18-2002, 08:58 AM   #95
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Anybody order from Hobbynet before. are the safe and reliable. I've ordered from Rainbowten before with no problems.
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Old 03-18-2002, 10:12 AM   #96
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I've ordered from them and had no problem. I was happy with their service. If you pay by creditcard, they will probably have you fax your order in. That's what I had to do.
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Thanks psycho.
I'll think I'll wait for my pre-order from Tower. I'm in no rush. For the Car ($139) and EMS($38) shipping it totaled out to be about $178.00+/-
Tower end up slightly less expensive with there discount codes.
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Old 03-19-2002, 09:14 AM   #98
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Yeah, I would go to Tower if I hadn't already pre-ordered with my LHS. Tower is listed at 174.99 then you ad their discount code for March and it comes out to a nice deal.
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But then again, with the LHS, I don't have to wait for it to be delivered to me once it comes in. I can just run out and pick it up.
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:02 AM   #100
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Option parts are starting to appear: Square RC is releasing lightweight turnbuckles, pillow balls & shock shafts.
http://www.rc-square.com/

Let the options war begin.....
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Thats pretty cool. Option already huh?

You probably got it right on with the option "war" part. A lot of companies will be trying to catch our eyes with their stuff.

One of the first things I'm looking for is a battery holder that doesn't require stick packs.
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Old 03-29-2002, 04:25 PM   #102
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That's what Dremel tools are for!
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psycho: Yeah, thats pretty much what I figure is going to end up happening. I figure that I will have to do something, cause I'm not going to buy a bunch of stick packs just to use with this one car. Cause all my other cars use saddle packs.
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I am also hoping the the Dremel tool will help fix the gearing problem!
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I'm not worried about that right now. If its to slow, I'll just stick in a faster motor until they come out with a option part solution. I don't plan on using it in competition right away, so using a faster motor is definitely an easy speed fix.
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