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Old 02-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #16
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didn't HPI at one time have a larger scale sedan? Don't recall its name, but I do remember it.
HPI, Kyosho, and Tamiya all did. HPI had the Super Nitro RS4 and the electric version of the same car. Kyosho had the Super 10 I believe in both nitro and electric versions. Tamiya I can only remember in nitro version in the TG10 and TGR.

They were fun cars to drive but the electric ones never caught on as well as the nitros because of power. This was before brushless and LiPo though. Now with these new technologies it would be nice to see the large scale on-road cars make a comeback. Personally I'd prefer it came from Tamiya bit Traxxas could do it nicely too.
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Lets not loose track of the topic here. There have been plenty of threads about random formats and how they could be implemented into racing. The point here though is really about a few key words.

TRAXXAS, SLASH BASED PLATFORM
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That'll just be Tamiya all over again when they developed the TA01 chassis from the mantaray, which was a good spec buggy.
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Lets not loose track of the topic here. There have been plenty of threads about random formats and how they could be implemented into racing. The point here though is really about a few key words.

TRAXXAS, SLASH BASED PLATFORM
I heard they having 100s of those at Speedworld raceway in California, btw SWR is one of the finest on-road track in the US
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Oh ok...I read it as Traxxas make an on-road large scale car and suggests a Slash format. Honestly it would take a complete reworking of the Slash to make it an on-road car. They would be better off making a whole new on-road car that incorporates some Slash parts for carry over like the suspension arms and gearbox...just about everything else would need to be changed.
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I'd have to agree. A realistic on-road car from Traxxas would make for a really fun spec class, just like Slash does! Maybe bring out a Ken Block Fiesta and a Pastrana STI. That would fit in with their current line up pretty good and would make tons of people interested, since Block's Gymkhana is one of the biggest videos ever on the net. I guess all we can do is sit here and hope Traxxas sees this thread, which might get the gears turning for their product developers.
that would be a great idea.
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Who wouldn´t like a Vw golf mk1 or Any other hot hatchs?????
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Oh ok...I read it as Traxxas make an on-road large scale car and suggests a Slash format. Honestly it would take a complete reworking of the Slash to make it an on-road car. They would be better off making a whole new on-road car that incorporates some Slash parts for carry over like the suspension arms and gearbox...just about everything else would need to be changed.
Fair enough.
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Stuff like this + Traxxas = Kits Sold!

http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satelli...11242746208542
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It would take a ton of money and some hot women to make me drive Traxxas junk
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this is a pretty damn good idea.

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Lol I think we already have enough ginormous jumps like that in 1/8th off road already. Some amature tracks I have seen makes me wonder if it is a race course or rc X games.

And why just Traxxas? Tamiya has been making scale RC since the dawn of RC.
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You want an updated 4-Tec? Or something a bit more campy?


http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec...c/trx_4tec.htm
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Were you in California on Tuesday night?!? We were just talking about this very thing at our local track. The Slash/SC Truck onroad equivalent. Funny.

I'm remembering the AE RC-10DS...onroad version of the RC-10 buggy. It never caught on though.

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Oh ok...I read it as Traxxas make an on-road large scale car and suggests a Slash format. Honestly it would take a complete reworking of the Slash to make it an on-road car. They would be better off making a whole new on-road car that incorporates some Slash parts for carry over like the suspension arms and gearbox...just about everything else would need to be changed.
The slash is well enough behaved to pull it off, perhaps some anti roll bars to tame the body roll a bit, but if you want some scale car behaviour, slash has it in buckets
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