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Old 07-12-2016, 02:36 PM
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Well, unless the team drivers developing it say it, (its only be a few months since prototype introduced) I would think its still viable.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Maxey View Post
I'm taking it that the F1 has been shelved. I was really hoping to get one for our new permanent track coming to our town.
It takes a while to go from prototype to production in Asia to cars on the shelf in the US. I'd give 'em a minute.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
It takes a while to go from prototype to production in Asia to cars on the shelf in the US. I'd give 'em a minute.
Except that AE is an American company... Isn't it?
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:13 PM
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AE is owned by Thunder Tiger a Taiwan rc company. Thunder Tiger left the name alone. Although I think most of designing is done in the US.
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Originally Posted by vabroom View Post
AE is owned by Thunder Tiger a Taiwan rc company. Thunder Tiger left the name alone. Although I think most of designing is done in the US.
Wrong, AE is not owned by TT
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:01 PM
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Okay I stand corrected, AE MERGED with TT.

https://www.teamassociated.com/about/company_roots/
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:27 PM
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Then... is AE American or Taiwanese?
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:03 PM
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I guess both. Don't know if it was 50-50 deal. Maybe GIjoe64 knows.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:23 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the owner (Roger Curtis) sold the company to Thunder Tiger. The operations at AE in California are primarily responsible for R&D and hardly any manufacturing is done there. I believe TT handles that overseas.

TT have kept a hands off approach at AE and kind of let them have more free reign. They have been successful and profitable so no reason to mess with that.
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Originally Posted by gijoe64 View Post
Wrong, AE is not owned by TT
Originally Posted by vabroom View Post
Okay I stand corrected, AE MERGED with TT.

https://www.teamassociated.com/about/company_roots/
I'm no insider but according to Wiki;

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In 2000, Gene Husting took the decision to retire and sold his share to Roger Curtis.[1] In 2005, Curtis took semi-retirement and sold Associated Electrics to Thunder Tiger, a Taiwanese RC model manufacturer.[2] Thunder Tiger expressed hope that the buyout of Associated would make it the fourth largest RC model merchant in the world, following the three leaders at that time (in order) Tamiya, Kyosho, and Futaba/O.S. Engines[3]
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I would just like to see what AE R&D can come up with in the world of R/C F1.

I'm holding out hope for it to happen - if it doesn't, oh well. If it does, it's the F1 I would focus on. And not necessarily a "fanboy", just a fan of R/C F1's.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:40 AM
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Any more news on this car??
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:57 AM
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last I heard several projects for onroad are in the works...hopefully an announcement will be made soon...love to have one myself
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:31 AM
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patiently waiting to get an f1 for this to actually happen.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:33 AM
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Any more news if this is going to happen ?
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