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Old 04-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #46
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you guys can't rate it until you buy it, build it, and then test. Then you can make your opinions.
Saw a few bashing at Glenmarie track, got into racing arms broken. Sent to local Tamiya for service. Got fixed but pay like duke for spares. So what's the big deal anyway. It's business for LHS & they welcome this so call new business opportunity. Those with ori 416 hardly visit LHS except major accidents or wear & tear.

The boss shares with us all. So prior posting we check, have discussions & evaluate rather than making assumptions. As LHS they are open to assist everyone no matter what car or makes. It's give and take anyhow.

So let the fun continues, but sooner or later the owner may change for better car.
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you guys can't rate it until you buy it, build it, and then test. Then you can make your opinions.
Seriously, don't be a pillock... I can't quite believe that you happy to advocate buying something that is quite simply a massively inferior copy... Says everything about your integrity!

As for others saying its a cheap way into the sport, well I'm sorry...that's crap! If you buy a car that falls apart the first minuite you use it, then that would be a bigger discouragement to a new racer than anything else... If you want to get drivers into the sport, point them towards cars like the TA05 or T2R, which are cheap, capable and very durable.

Sufice to say (and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one on here who thinks like this) that I'll be requesting the mods lock/delete this and any future similar threads.

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #48
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Seriously, don't be a pillock... I can't quite believe that you happy to advocate buying something that is quite simply a massively inferior copy... Says everything about your integrity!
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Ouch.
And without buying or testing it how do you know it's a massively inferior copy, may I ask? I wonder what says about your integrity.
Oh, wait, what was that you said, pillock?
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #49
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Ouch.
And without buying or testing it how do you know it's a massively inferior copy, may I ask? I wonder what says about your integrity.
Oh, wait, what was that you said, pillock?
Want to question my integrity? Be my guest, no skin off my nose... that fact you felt compelled to respond says everything in my book...

Going on what has been siad on here already, the car is an inferior copy... it's fragile, and the parts fit is slopy. Need I say more?
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why are you talking so much crap mate? You don't have one.
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Sufice to say (and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one on here who thinks like this) that I'll be requesting the mods lock/delete this and any future similar threads.

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Whether you think this is a poor product, a rip-off, a blatant, inferior copy or see it as an affordable car for those who don't make the sort of wages to afford a real 416 is your opinion. However, requesting the thread be locked is akin to putting your fingers in your ears and going "nahnanah" because you dont agree with something - the only thing that will change is you won't hear about it.
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Seriously, don't be a pillock... I can't quite believe that you happy to advocate buying something that is quite simply a massively inferior copy... Says everything about your integrity!

As for others saying its a cheap way into the sport, well I'm sorry...that's crap! If you buy a car that falls apart the first minuite you use it, then that would be a bigger discoregment to a new racer than anything else... If you want to get drivers into the sport, point them towards cars like the TA05 or T2R, which are cheap, capable and very durable.

Sufice to say (and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one on here who thinks like this) that I'll be requesting the mods lock/delete this and any future similar threads.

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You spelled discouragement wrong. Just throwing that out there
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I don't know the facts here... Is this car a legal copy of the Tamiya version? If its not, it is stealing. Anyone buying it is then stealing and then you are all pirates, so if you wanna be a pirate, go to the Carribean

...but off coarse everyone knows this right? Why is Ed getting tuned then? I'm loyal to a brand like Tamiya who put years and millions into developing a World champion car. Its not about wages... I saved and bought a 416. Anyone can do the same!

I think we should all drop this. People will do what they want anyway... Download mp3s, copy DVDs, buy 416WE made in china
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Want to question my integrity? Be my guest, no skin off my nose... that fact you felt compelled to respond says everything in my book...

Going on what has been siad on here already, the car is an inferior copy... it's fragile, and the parts fit is slopy. Need I say more?
So why not just keep quiet?

I only take what you say at face value, darling. And it seems that everything says everything about everything in your book. Which in my book, says that at the very least you have a very limited english vocabulary. Oh, sorry, I just noticed you live in uk. Nevermind.

PS. You misspelled "sloppy"
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If money is a concern, wouldn't one of Tamiya's many lower-cost models be a good choice? It seems especially mean-spirited to knock off Tamiya when they've done a FAR better job than any other company at trying to support lower cost racing, and giving people many entry points into on-road racing, with the ability to nicely upgrade as time goes on.
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I completely agree with Ed. I hate to see some rip-off from China simply copying a legitimate company that produces great RC products. The copy 416 may be beneficial for business overall, but that's not the issue. To me, the problem is about the character of people who will do anything to make a buck... or a yuan.
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[QUOTE=niznai;5734609]So why not just keep quiet?

I only take what you say at face value, darling. And it seems that everything says everything about everything in your book. Which in my book, says that at the very least you have a very limited english vocabulary. Oh, sorry, I just noticed you live in uk. Nevermind.


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Sorry man, you misspelled misspelled.

By the way, I feel like the West needs to stop being so snobbish. Have you guys looked past to your own industrial development? (I am American, by the way.) Our country spent 20+ years copying down to the bone machines developed by the English during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. Now that you have your own development, you want to be hypocritical and condemn others who are following your own path? Sounds like a bunch of snot-nosed arrogant people who are giving the West and our country such a bad reputation abroad. I wish that this country would stop being so narcissistic and open our eyes to the rest of the world. Look at the bigger picture, guys, not the little details that only matter to men lacking in learning.
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If money is a concern, wouldn't one of Tamiya's many lower-cost models be a good choice? It seems especially mean-spirited to knock off Tamiya when they've done a FAR better job than any other company at trying to support lower cost racing, and giving people many entry points into on-road racing, with the ability to nicely upgrade as time goes on.
who's knocking tamiya?
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In some ways, that's correct. It's in the nature of capitalism for things like this to happen. But put it this way, if was your idea being copied, how would you feel?
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