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Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 AM   #31
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The Good:
JRX-S (Loved the Mid motor Center battery, bigger Lipos made it obsolete)
JRX Type R (Lover the center weight but again, bigger lipos made it obsolete)
Team Magic E4 RS/FS (LOVE IT !!!)
RC18R2 (LM) (Fun lil bugga)
XXX-S (Very unique car even now)
DOMINATOR (Custom Works ! This thing is old but so bad a$$ !!!)
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Tekin ESC (Just WOW new tekin is not ahead of its time no more !!!)
Speed Passion (Cheap can win too)
Brushless and Lipos (Power !!!)

The Bad:
Mini-Z (Overpriced good concept, die hards hate on cheaper imitation)
DNano (Like WTH PRICES !!!)
M18 (Great Car class never picked up)
Micro RS4 (Never picked up)
LOSI STRIKE (Losi failed at this Exotek showed them what they should have done)
Traxxas (Brings alot of new people to the hobby BUT WTH NO KITS !!! I WANT ASSEMBLE UR OWN CAR !!! FOR CHEAPER THAN RTR)
NOVAK ESC (Seems to fail for me alot of times)
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:00 AM   #32
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Obviously, you never drove the Tommy Kramer Edition
I haven't, and I may be wrong, but I was giving a personal view

Oh yes - I forgot - Worst Schumacher MI3 and 3.5 - (MI2 and EC were brilliant - the follow up significantly worse - how???)

BEST -
TAMIYA HOLIDAY BUGGY - (THE KIT THAT STARTED IT OF FOR MOST RC DRIVERS)
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:14 AM   #33
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Greats:
RC10
Kyosho Turbo Burns

They made racing what it is today.

Neutral:
T-maxx.... Why? IMHO, made the hobby lazy, and the same time, blew it up!

Not-so-Greats:
Uhmm... Duratrax.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:17 AM   #34
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"Worst:

Corally RDX - You sneeze it breaks. Parts quickly add up to a down payment on a house. "


I disagree, that car paved the way for most electric TC's out now. It was deff one of the best cars of its time, even if the arms were a weak point.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #35
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Tamiya Avante.
Engineering marvel(over engineered), but could not hold up to Kyosho's Optima series.
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Best:

RC10
X-Ray T1
Losi XX4
Delta Super Spyder (that thing was INCREDIBLE in its day!)

Worst:

Mugen Bulldog
Tenth Technology Predator (so unique, but SO fragile)
First generation Frog (heaxgonal outdrives? really? )
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:44 PM   #37
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Do you remember the electric chassis (and nitro) that just didn't seem right? Or it was just weird looking and different? theirs been the best and worse thru out the years!...for example:

1) Schumacher's Electric Powered 1:6th scale On-road car. "The Big 6"
2) HPI's 2 speed system for the early RS4 line-up
3) OFNA OB4 (Mid Mounted motor on-road R/C seemed weird to me in 2002, but these days.. its normal)
3) Tamiya's 6 wheeler indy car! (Forgot the name haha)

What do YOU remember being "different"?
Dude, the Tamiya 6 wheeler F1 car is a classic man. Tyrrell P34, value is high before the re-release.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #38
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Not so great, the Marui Hunter. Looked like the best car ever for offroad...the problems started when you took it out of the box.

The Duratrax Delpi Indy. A total pile stock even for the price. They should have offered a full option version.

Any 1/10th Hirobo, they were so close.

Mugen Bulldog, too weird to wonder why it happened at all.
I think the Duratrax F1/Indy car was a copycat of Kyosho SR5 / Target Scotch indycar
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:46 PM   #39
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I think the Tenth Technology Predator (buggy & touring) was a good car. To me, cars that are cheap quality and bad design go on the "bad" list.

Each company has had success and failure. I think Kyosho stands out the most.

There were some really crappy Kyosho but they also made some very nice (class leading) cars.

Cars that I should have not get rid of:

Tamiya:
Porsche 934, Mountaineer, Mazda & Nissan Group C, XR311 Combat vehicle, Super Hotshot.

Kyosho:
Impress F1, Impress 1/12, TF-2 Type R, Superten FW10, Landmax, SpiderGP worldcup, lazer ZX-R, Optima, Optima-mid, and Ultima Pro.

AE:
rc10 team car aluminum, rc10 worlds car (graphite kinwald), 12L, 12LC.

HPI:
Super F1, Super Nitro RS4 Rally, Mini RS4.

Losi:
none - just kidding. MF, Kinwald editions, JRX-pro
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Another great, Serpent Impulse.

The first 1/10th nitro TC that was a truly purebred racing machine.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:56 PM   #41
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the HPI Super F1 was badass. I was so pissed when my brother sold his to replace it with an F103RS back in the day. His was the full spec carbon version. So ahead of its time.

I'd buy another one of those in a heartbeat.
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Sadly, monster truck - Ready To Run took a big toll on R/C in the past 5 - 10 years.

I hate to say this but Traxxas has come a long way and they're force to be reckoned with.
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Corally RDX - You sneeze it breaks. Parts quickly add up to a down payment on a house. "


I disagree, that car paved the way for most electric TC's out now. It was deff one of the best cars of its time, even if the arms were a weak point.
The Touring Car trend turned me off personally started back in late 90s. Corally's pan cars and F1 were very durable, I had Sp12GII for 5 years of racing. I didn't buy G3 or newer version, I recall it was called "m". I was still making A-Main top five finishes at club level on weekly basis. We had small track and ran 13 or 14 turn triple wind mod motors (hand-wound), and lap times were around 8.3 seconds.

1/12 pan stock and mod used to be so popular, I switched from running Kyosho F1 to Associated 12L racing in 1/12 stock (running Trinity midnight and X-star, Peak's raven (x-star can) and Matrix motors). After 1 season of racing 1/12 stock, then switched to 1/12 mod to run with big boys. Corally 1/12 pan car was very nice and smooth. It didn't have the agressiveness of RC12LC and Carpet Knife, but consistent/mild handling helped me get into A-Mains.

Story is getting too long.

I miss the good old days of RC racing...
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Kyosho Sandmaster series and Mantis series (both EP and GP) had to go. Even the QRC - quick reverse change transmission kits had to go, they were junk.
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Goods:
Ttech Predator Sedan
RC10T w/ RPM Conversion *unstoppable back in the day
Original CRC Carpet Knife 1/12th conversion
Xray M18
Stealth Tranny
Reedy Big Bore Motors (large comm)
Brushless
Lipo

Bads:
TA01 Chassis
TTech Sedan (fragile with no parts support in US)
Panasonic 1800 nicds (nice when they lasted)
Tekin G1? The one with the numeral pad on top. Was revolutionary but the QC sucked.
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