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Old 05-27-2014, 01:00 PM
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I have a Mini-Typhoon II and a regular Typhoon I. Do you know where I could pickup a skirt/airbag for the Typhoon I? I bought it with a damaged skirt, but is otherwise working.

I am thinking one day, I may build my own version of this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Radi...ed-Hovercraft/
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Originally Posted by firefoxussr View Post
I have a Mini-Typhoon II and a regular Typhoon I. Do you know where I could pickup a skirt/airbag for the Typhoon I? I bought it with a damaged skirt, but is otherwise working.

I am thinking one day, I may build my own version of this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Radi...ed-Hovercraft/
I saw replacement skirts for the II on ebay the other day while looking at some older tyco models. Might try there.
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I can't remember but one of the Tycos/Nikkos was actually a Tamiya Grasshopper/Hornet. It was yellow. This was a personal score for me as it was free and I was able to wire it to full speed until the battery died. Trying times!

The Typhoon only seemed to work on flat ground.
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My first RC car was the Aero Jet Hopper, my brother had the same, many great races in the back yard.
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The Typhoon Hovercraft was my first Taiyo/Tyco RC which I still have today and it works!

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TAIYO Catalog 1988

Some very rare pictures from a TAIYO Catalog from 1988!

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Attached Thumbnails Vintage RC Tyco, Taiyo, Nikko 80s and 90s-taiyo.jpg   Vintage RC Tyco, Taiyo, Nikko 80s and 90s-taiyo-2.jpg   Vintage RC Tyco, Taiyo, Nikko 80s and 90s-taiyo-3.jpg   Vintage RC Tyco, Taiyo, Nikko 80s and 90s-taiyo-4.jpg  
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TAIYO Catalog 1988

Some more rare pictures from a TAIYO Catalog from 1988!

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I've got 2 NIB turbo jet hoppers (a Red&black one, the black one is the second version with the oval block tires), 1 NIB 2wd jet fighter (white) and 1 NIB black mini hopper.
I really like these cars a lot.
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
I've got 2 NIB turbo jet hoppers (a Red&black one, the black one is the second version with the oval block tires), 1 NIB 2wd jet fighter (white) and 1 NIB black mini hopper.
I really like these cars a lot.
Cool, you should post some pictures

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Here are some pictures of all the NIB&used cars i had bought in one lot.
Most of the cars have been sold on, earlier i said that i still have a NIB mini hopper but that's incorrect. About 6 months ago i did sold the last one along with one of my 2 jet fighters.
So now i only have the black&red turbo jet hopper and 1 jet fighter.



Back into their boxes

And both jet fighters i once had, but one has been sold.


Hope you all like the pictures.
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Very cool. I am still looking for some good Jet Hoppers and Jet Fighters.

Heres some pics of my collection. I actually have more but have not taken any new pics of them all together yet.

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The Jet Fighter looks a lot like the Tamiya boomerang !
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