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Old 12-21-2010, 04:03 AM   #16
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Sorry to self quote to insist, but

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the first stealth transmission appeared in the last 25 years so that should count !
Has the -arbitrary- 25 year criterion been added just to rule out the RC10 ? If so, it seems a bit absurd to me to eliminate this car just for being one year too old, when the platform has had such a long lifespan.

Or maybe a more honest way of putting this question would be :

"We all know what is the greatest, most significant electric RC but which one do you think comes #2 ?"

On a side note, the main virtue of the Ta01 - Ta02, apart from its narrow track and scale-looking range of bodies, it the 12mm Hex. I feel it has been a key to the succes to class because at some point it's been possible for manufacturers to offer handout/spec fully mounted wheels instead of just tires ( leaving free choice for wheels has shown a tendency to create some degree of arms race ). Maybe the only company which made the mistake of not allowing out of the box to put 12mm hexes was Losi with the SWeapon.

So I'd say the Ta01 is pretty important indeed.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:07 AM   #17
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My answer may have been obvious - but I also have good justification for my choice.
I was also close to nominating your choice as well..


I also have a second nomination

Tech Racing MY02 Touring Car

* It was the car that became the TRF415
* Virtually every Elec Touring Car now shares the same basic design premise.

Tech Racing Monster Love! I still have my MY05..i remember it being only one of 2 running around SORMCC at the time.. mine was blue and Mr. Lovero's was pink.. memories!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:12 AM   #18
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Sorry to flood but...

the XX4 is a major piece of electric RC history too.

-TQed the euros as a prototype, then had a huge, great racing career
- very innovative at the time (drivetrain of course, but also for instance the way the steering knuckles rotate around the steering block rather than inside a C-hub. Now everyone does it in 4wd.)
- very long commercial lifespan ( remember how losi re-released it after the XXX4 ?- that was funny).
-Everyone is copying the XX4 nowadays, not with the belts but with the motor up front and batts at the back. No one had done it in 4wd before. (Except maybe tenth tech on a few prototype predators, but I don't think they brought it to the market.)
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:37 AM   #19
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RC12L - the prototype for 20 years of 1/12 cars
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #20
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Tech Racing Monster Love! I still have my MY05..i remember it being only one of 2 running around SORMCC at the time.. mine was blue and Mr. Lovero's was pink.. memories!
I agree... This is the base design now used by virtually every EP 1/10 TC on the market.

Does such a chassis exist for other fields?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:42 AM   #21
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#1
tamiya tt01
for beeing the first racecar for many racers

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serpent Vector for bringing 1/8th scale racing
to the next level
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:13 AM   #22
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I am voting for the RC10. Mine is 25 years old (this Christmas) and was probably the best present I ever recieved. I still run mine sometimes and it is suprising how well it drives, even compared to the latest models. It drives pretty smooth and consistant, especially considering it's age. It was a great car back then and still holds it's own today. The only parts I had to upgrade was the weak stearing setup. I beat on that car since I was 7 years old and it held up against many stupid things I could think of as a kid

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Old 12-21-2010, 06:40 AM   #23
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Jason wrote:

The RC10 NO DOUBT. Especially if you put it in perspective.

I remember writing Gene Husting when he wrote for RCM asking him some motor and battery questions.

He told me to wait for these new cans coming from yokomo that would revolutionize the motor game. (almost everything was silver can).

I also wanted to know if I should get a Cox Scorpion or stick with Tamiya.

He told me to wait 6 months for a chassis revolution too.

I ended up with one of the first 500 RC10s. It was like going from a Ford Escort to a Ferrari at the time. A huge evolutionary leap for offroad rc!

That same RC10 was raced competitively on carpet oval, dirt oval, asphalt oval, and Offroad for over 8 years. Just a few upgrades here and there.

So that's my humble opinion.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #24
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For electric Offroad - it was the EC10 gold tub.first shown at the Orlando winternationals. was told it would be out in 6 months- it took a year.
For electric on-road the Bolink Invader 1/10th pan car.First shown at the Winter nationals in Orlando.
Electric Oval- Bolink for the introduction of the LTO chassis.
For electric Touring- Tamiya won the first time out at the 95 nationals in Naples Fl.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #25
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The evader st. Just kidding guys hahaha
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Maybe the slash? Brought back the electric racing... Even though I hate traxxas...
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #28
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I think the most significant rc car ever that was influential to electric cars was the Jerobee .049 gas car, not because it was so great, but because it was such a turd to keep running, that someone took it upon themselves to put a electric motor and batteries in it, and thus the beginning of 1/12th electric racing.

Course this was before guys started running them in the dirt.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #29
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TC3...hands down..
I second that. And those damn things are still around.
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I second that. And those damn things are still around.
in agreement here too
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