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Old 01-25-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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They are finally in the country! This is the 1/14 4wd tc made by Carisma. It will be sold by Horizon as the Sportwerks Recoil. I will get my shipment on tues or wed next week. These should be a blast! Can't wait..
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Pics....? Links...?
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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Thanks t9dragon.... they look really cool. Gonna have to add that to my list of kits to get...!!!
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I already have a Recoil and it is a very nice car. Well put together and quite fast even with the stock motor which has replaceable springs and brushes. Car handles great on carpet even with the stock rubber tires. Can't wait for the foam tires which will be out in a few weeks.
For the money this car is a great buy and if Horizon supports it properly this car could be huge! There will be a line of option parts available in a few weeks as well as a clear Mazda body for those of us who like to create our own paint scheme. Other body styles will be out some time this year.
Currently it is only available as an RTR but by fall an ARR version will be available which will allow you to add your own electronics package. However the radio that comes with the RTR is very good and includes dual rate. The esc/receiver unit also is of high quality and includes heatsinks. The car comes with full bearings throughout and the shocks are oil-filled units. Nice stiff fiberglass chassis.
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Its great! cool..
been waiting for so long.. at last.. it exist!
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #7
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So who in the U.S. has them in stock already...? I might just purchase one.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:53 AM   #8
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The Recoil should be available to the public this week, probably Tuesday or Wednesday. I have one courtesy of a special arrangement with Horizon Hobby.
The car will be worth the wait however. I hope that other aftermarket manufacturers will produce parts for the Recoil as well. Perhaps Integy or 3Racing will get involved; we can only hope.
Maybe other rc car manufacturers will develop 1/14 touring cars in the future, which would grow this class and make it more competitive!
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This would be great for hobby shops with a small track. There's a few wondering around on eBay right now, not sure if they're legitimate.
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I saw two of them at Hobbytown yesterday. Had no idea Sportwerks was even coming out with these. I want to say they were $200.
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I picked mine up at Al's Hobbies in Elmhurst, IL yesterday. I got the blue one. VERY nice and fairly quick out of the box. This thing will provide a lot of hop-up opportunities. It is really well built and the shocks are top notch.
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To add a bit of spice to this thread....

-Why did 1/12th touring fail while people are getting excited at these?
-Part of the attraction of smaller 1/28th and 1/18th is the ability to run in smaller setups and take down tracks. A 1/14th is not going to fit those parameters (example:RCP). You will still need a track at least almost as large enough for a 1/12th for these.
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Great we have 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, 1/18 th
Now we have 1/14 th and some 1/16th nitro buggys

What we need next is for someone to fill in the gaps,
how about 1/9, 1/11,1/13,1/15, 1/17 scale.
What with rubber and foam, brushed and brushless, mod, stock and 19t
carpet and asphalt, electric and nitro we could theoretucally have 500 classes.
Lets hear it for 1/13 scale brushless mod rubber carpet racing.
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To add a bit of spice to this thread....

-Why did 1/12th touring fail while people are getting excited at these?
-Part of the attraction of smaller 1/28th and 1/18th is the ability to run in smaller setups and take down tracks. A 1/14th is not going to fit those parameters (example:RCP). You will still need a track at least almost as large enough for a 1/12th for these.
Lot of differences between the 1/12 tc and these. We run the Carisma M14s on my track & they work great! My track is only 34' X 19' w 4' lanes. 1/14 is the largest size that is practical to run on my track. They will take the same kind of electronics that we are running in the other micro's! Anything that would be good to run in a Vendetta would be great in these too. That means, very high performance at a much lower cost than the 1/10 stuff that goes into a 1/12. They are large enough to work well on ANY size carpet track! I see a lot of potential for this class.
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But too large to work on tear down/rcp and smaller tracks. So again, you almost need a track 1/12th size.

Also, how many are you running at once? A full 8-10? Or only 3-4? 3-4 isn't practical for racing.

So why did 1/12th fail? You would run 4 cell matched pack which is about the same price as a 6 cell matched 2/3 pack.
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