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Old 10-03-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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Lightbulb RC's Greatest..and Worse

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"?
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A few greats:

1. The original RC10
2. RC12L
3. RC10L
4. Mugen MRX-3

Not so great:

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Kyosho's 4wd 1/12th car. Very cool car. It should have been updated before it left.
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Kyosho's 4wd 1/12th car. Very cool car. It should have been updated before it left.
Which the Chain drive Fantom's or the later Belt drive Plazma's?

What about the Mugen Bulldog, still the only car I believe to be released with Air Dampers, what were they thinking?
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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.
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HPI Pro3....

The original release was FAR from Pro... such a shame
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Which the Chain drive Fantom's or the later Belt drive Plazma's?

What about the Mugen Bulldog, still the only car I believe to be released with Air Dampers, what were they thinking?
The fantoms, I thought the Plazma's would rule the world in 1/12, I was wrong.

I still have the air dampers from my old Bulldog. They were strange enough to keep the for the memories.
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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.
I use to have some weird Hirobo 4WD truck...that thing was super silent..1 huge belt that connected both diffs, and instead of a spur and pinion, it was a belt pulley on the motor and a belt pulley on the gear box..


Once I jumped it off some books..it fell apart!
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HPI Pro3....

The original release was FAR from Pro... such a shame
The version released for the asian market was even worse when I was there back then, the driveshafts ran on dog bones.

Back on topic, "different" or weird for me, the Kyosho Super 10 and Tamiyas version of the Super 10th scale nitros (I think there was one can't remember the name) and the HPI Super RS4... which they even tried to revive later on with an electric version of it.

Where those the only companies that came out with the super 10 chassis'?

Kind of different design, Kyosho KX-Ones monobelt drivetrain with centralized battery.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:24 PM   #10
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BEST:
Gold pan RC10
Tamiya M03
Bolink Legend (Simple yet effective spec racing)
TC3
HPI Cup Racer
Traxxas Slash
Tamiya TL-01


WORST:
HPI Switch... I've only read bad reviews on it.
HPI Pro4... the one I had would break if you looked at it wrong.
Losi Mini Late Model... sloppiest front end ever and the wheels wobbled right out of the box.
RJ Speed Legend... only because it's way overpriced. Needs to include a spec motor if it's going to be priced at around $100. You're better off buying a used roller off eBay.
Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless... good luck getting it to turn & not roll over at high speeds.
Anything from Custom Works... $400 for pretty much any kit they offer! Fugetaboutit.
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Anything from Custom Works... $400 for pretty much any kit they offer! Fugetaboutit.
Maybe so, but the Dominator is probably the most famous and sought after dirt oval car ever.
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And on that note, a couple more interesting cars.

Custom Works Dominator.

SMP Slide
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And on that note, a couple more interesting cars.

Custom Works Dominator.

SMP Slide
A friend of mine still has three of them from back in the day. He won't part with any of them.
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The Frog! both lists..
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My list of clever designs:

- Tenth Technology Predator
- Tamiya TL-01
- Tamiya TA03
- Yokomo YR-F2

Not so great/weird:

- The Kyosho Nitro fwd M-chassis
- Yokomo YZ-10 (because of the fragility and cost, not the design)
- Tamiya M-01 (rediculous suspension design)

It seems to me that Tamiya was doing their best work in the late 90's. Lots of clever packaging ideas and out of the box thinking. who knew the crazy TA03 design would work.
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