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Old 11-07-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Leisure Electronics 1/12th scale?

Does anyone have any pictures of a 1970's 1/12 scale made by leisure?
I had one years ago and would like to see the chassis.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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Bob Stomer has a car. I've got 90% of a car and two protoypes and the catalog. drove for Leisure in 79-81. there is a sight that has pictures of all the old car but I don't know the address. If you still have a top plate to hold the battery's Let me know.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Is it the Leisure 100?
http://www.rc-car-museum.de/1_12_Mod...isure_100.html
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that's it. Mine was the other version with a electronic ESC. But I took it out and went with a version shown in the picture. I have my chassis and the prototype chassis that new got built. It came from the Florida Team Captain - Rocky Hagan. It was also one of the first with front springs.
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The one I am looking for pictures of, had a bumper that was part of the chassis, all fiberglass.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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Every one I saw had the Kydex bumper.I'm looking at my catalogs-1981 model100sr and the super Stock 100ss both came with a kydex bumper.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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bob is that how it ran in one of those "dust buster" races i have heard so much about?
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bob is that how it ran in one of those "dust buster" races i have heard so much about?
i think there was only one, possibly two, but one dustbuster event. I think it was 1988 Cleveland. Clever idea, and more importantly fun!

I think the Leisure 100 was 1978 or so. So no, that car never saw a dustbuster motor. they were really just silver can motors in dustbusters. Likely wound a little more tame so as to work better on 12v or whatever a dustbuster was. But it was the thrill of being handed a vacuum and the words, "good luck to ya buddy"...

At one of our big events here (1992?) offfroad event. We had a race called the ANYTHING GOES "Drag Race". Whatever motor, whatever cells, no weight limit, whatever you wanted to do or try. $100 buy in, winner took the pot. 10 drivers are lined up on the grid, I announced, You guys ready, they all give the quick nod. then I tell them, well come down off the stand and let me show you what you have to "drag" behind your car (nobody saw it coming). I gave them a coat hanger and a new in the box Futaba stick radio and told them they had 5 minutes to figure out how to hook it all together to the back of their vehicle before the race started again. You had to drag it. If it fell off, you're run was DQ'd.. GO!

Good fun. before it was over, the most creative things had surfaced. I had a guy come up and ask. Can I take the circuit boards out to lighten it up? I said, You know what, I appreciate the cleverness of that. yea, you can take the boards out. But leave the sticks. by the end of the qualifiers and then mains, it was to the point that the top guys had their transmitters about 6 " behind the cars using the wire coat hangers like leaf springs, in a semi-supported manner. As long as the radio was "touching the ground" in theory it was indeed "dragging" so I allowed it. was a thing of beauty to watch the creativity unfold. ...lol...
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sounds like one of those down hill snow shovel races they had a few years back.. it evolved to the point that you basically had to have a snow shovel touching the snow somewhere..
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:49 PM   #11
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Bob, Thanks for posting the picture! That brings back memories! I think there was a version before the one you posted, cant remember the name of it, before the esc days.
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I have a Leisure onroad RC car, but the chassis is all aluminum, it has an electric speed controller. The body which came with it back then was a Yellow Corvette style body. The transmitter looks like the old Futaba Gold box, but this one is Silver/Grey, it says Latrax LTX-40 on the back of it. All the electronics on the car says LaTrax Brilliant on them.
The servo Says Brilliant IC BS-113, The Speed Controller is a BA-005 Proportional Motor Speed Control, and the Receiver is a BRC-231R 2 channel.
They say Brilliant Electronics Industries, Inc.

I forgot the exact name and model of this car. My Dad bought it for me back in the 70s.

Are you guys Familiar with it? I took some pictures of it with my cell phone, but do not know how to post pictures here.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #13
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WOW, I just found this Link. The car is exactly like this one but came with a Yellow Body.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedi...x-40-150118264
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:55 AM   #14
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Actually EXACTLY like this one

http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...2463&sid=15762
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