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Old 04-30-2011, 06:00 AM
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with Radio Control ?????


For me....it was over 30 years ago


I wished I still had some of my old RC stuff to post pics of.

We had to fab almost everything and we thought we were fast.


So....how bad are you hooked?
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:19 AM
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It all started in 85 for me
It was a Serpent Quatro that got me.
Can't beat the habit

regards Roy

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It started in 1987 for me with a Tamiya Hornet. Racing every Saturday night at The Iron Horse Saloon (a real biker bar in FL). Got pretty good and was totally obsessed with getting sponsored by someone - made the stock a-mains at the 96 ROAR paved nats and 97 ROAR carpet nats and thought I was on my way! Not. Now I just do it because I like hanging out with my racing buddies.
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1986...Our family moved to Los Angeles and I was the new kid in school. This kid I began to hang around had "something" in a bag that the other kids wanted to see. So in science class to pulls it out...a gold tub RC10 . I was blown away. A few months later I bought my first hobby grade RC car. A Playtron Lynx! It was kinda like a 4WD Frog...



I soon moved on to a Kyosho Optima...the first car I ever built and the rest is history
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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tried a friends lunch box back in 92 and that was it, 2 months later i got a kyosho lazer alpha and has been hooked up on rc since then

still got the alpha sitting on the shelf here!
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:34 AM
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Ok, you guys have been in it for some time now.


I don't feel so old after all.

The great thing is my youngest daughter is into RC and it has drawn me back in big time.

Sure has come a long way since I started.


Even the wife "grandma" is gonna run a dragster.

Last time I tuned/software/mods her full scale car she got three tickets in one day.

This allows me to spend more on RC without the grief or fading heat.

Anyone got some old RC pics to post?
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'82 for me. I still have some of the cars I started with even my old Hornet and road wizards along with the delta 1/12 with the hot trick chassis.Not sure how many right now. Maybe 40 or so. Still can't get enough. I probably have been through 200+ cars. Lot's of memories...all good.
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I have not been doing this nearly as long as some of you. For me it was in College. My first car was a HPI RS4 that I raced on carpet. I then switched to off-road. I did take a break for a few years before starting a scale snow cat model. Now I have started racing off-road again and will be getting back into on-road also.
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My father had taken me to the New York Auto Show in 1976, and off in the corner of the show was a track where they were running 1/12-scale cars that didn't even have rechargeable batteries. I had seen radio control cars before, but they were very slow and they didn't even have proportional control. These cars, by contrast, were MUCH faster and the controls were much more sophisticated (at least by the standards then). I was looking over the railing, watching these races for as long as my father had patience, and from then on, I was hooked. After a lot of campaigning to get an RC for my birthday, I eventually got a descent model that at least had proportional controls and enough speed to impress. This is about the time RC cars started to really kick it into high gear with rapid development of cars and radio systems that led to the biggest expansion of RC in the early 80s. My first car led to an unwise purchase of an Associated 300BD. When I saw the instructions to build your own fuel tank, I had a pretty good idea I was in over my head. ;o) Anyway, I've been at it ever since. I still enjoy it as much as ever.
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For me it started when i was 8 with a .60 sized plane that i had built my self from a kit with a little help from my dad. now im 18 about to be 19 and still addicted
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1989 for me
1st car a tamia frog
then went hi-tech and got an RC-10 Graphite!! been out for apprx 18 years and got back in with a Losi eight buggy, man things sure have changed
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:31 PM
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The associated RC250 1/8 club car was probably my favorite. It made way more sense than the 500 4wd. I wish it would come back as an electric version. very simple design.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:47 PM
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Decieded to get a Evader BX with a peak charger, few packs and extra parts and a couple of tools on Ebay for $80 and its been a full blown addiction ever since!
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1990 bolink pan, then i got a 10l and a 10t. race on road at rc sports and off road at delta. thats when novice on road would have 40+ entries.
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1990 with a Bolink Eliminator Sport. Then a TRC pro 10. Took a few years off and got a 10LSO, 10LSS and a KGB oval. Another extended leave and now getting into VTA. And I have another 10LSO and 10LSS along with it.

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