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Old 01-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #7741
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Hey, im just looking out for my motor peeps. I think the technology is great, but how about all the other guys out there? Id rather see Judi busy packing boxes and building motors rather than out picking up Cans off the roadway.

Did the other MFGs conspire to put the little guys out of business? I mean, Mike Reedy has got to be a bit flustered, considering he was one of the pioneers for Elec. motors.


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Old 01-17-2008, 12:45 PM   #7742
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Mike Reedy did help with some BL developments. My understanding

is that his health is not good, and he is in an assisted living

facility.

If you check this Team and Company forum, you will see tons

of OEM companies for motors and batteries already gone.

The large manufacturers of motors did not inspire the move to

BL or Lipo. In fact, most are trying their best to help OEM

companies.

We are NOT going anywhere. Everyone has to adapt at some

time or the other, and we ARE adapting. We have chosen NOT

to discuss our current plans. As you can see by the "hundreds"

of BL and Lipo threads on R/C Tech, it seems the more talk there

is, the more confusing everything gets to the normal racer.

I must say here, 2 people were absolutely awesome to us

when we first started Banzai. One was Mike Reedy, the other

was Alan Losi!

PS For you younger kids, I did NOT make a mistake, there is

another Losi besides Gil JR. and his name is Alan, one of the

first and GREATEST skate boarders ever!! Considered one of

the top 3 in the world at the time in pool skating!!

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Old 01-17-2008, 01:19 PM   #7743
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I was lucky enough to attend RCX a few years ago when I was working for a LHS. CharlieB let me crash at his place, and I got to meet the members of Static X (thats a rock band for you older folks ) Tony P from AE and several other neat industry people.

*I had recently acquired an orig. never run 6gear gold pan RC10, and on the off chance I would see some of the folks from AE, I wanted to get some autographs, so I took the manual with me.*

I lucked out. I was at the Associated booth, and not one, but 4 of the instrumental members of AE were there. I asked them to sign my book, and it was really neat to see Roger and Gene flip through the pages of the manual. I could tell it brought back memories from creating the RC10 and what would eventually lead to many many more wonderful products.

Its become my prized possession. And here it is!

The autographs of the "Founding Fathers" of Associated.
-Gene Hustings
-Roger Curtis
-Curtis Hustings
-Mike Reedy

http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2825

On an old Cell phone, i have a pic of myself with all 4, it was awesome. Even a few years ago, Mike looked like he was failing then. He is an amazing person though.



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Old 01-17-2008, 02:04 PM   #7744
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ALL ORDERS THAT WERE PLACED THIS WEEK AND PAID

FOR HAVE BEEN SHIPPED!!!!!!!!!!

We have shipped every day and will resume shipping on

Monday.

That includes "fashion" wear and motors!!!

I know, according to Puddle, I'm a LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:45 PM   #7745
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Mom I just had what may have been my greatest idea ever. It seems like BL is really coming on strong, and although no regulations have been determined it is already putting companies out of business. The logical thing would be to jump on the band wagon and come out with a BL motor. I'm suggesting that you jump over the band wagon and develop the technology that will put the BL companies out of business.

Introducing the new Banzai Armature-less Motors. Not only are they far lighter than BL motors; they are cheaper as well. Imagine how much you would save if all you had to by was a motor can, its simply marvelous. This new technology drastically cuts down on rotating mass by removing the armature and all other parts necessary to turn your wheels.

Look out 2009, because Banzai Armature-less motors are going to bring the racing world to a stand still.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:51 PM   #7746
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The best part is now that your motor is light and will not work you can run your car around the track for the race. This is great for fitness as well since you will no longer be standing watching your car go around the track! You will burn calories from that fast food breakfast, lunch and dinner you eat at the track.

Great idea Jeremy!
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:00 PM   #7747
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Tracks with steep elevation changes will be the norm. Kinda like pinewood derby with jumps.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #7748
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I love pinewood derby. My daughters school has a one day competition every year. They make you build the cars in the morning and race in the afternoon.

I won her class twice and was grand champion last year! (oops I meant she was all that!)

I picked up some of my secret wheel lube. Everyone else uses the supplied moly lube but I got something better!
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #7749
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I did the CO2 cars in jr high. I got to go regionals. It sucks cause state had an rc car competition and I didnt get to go although I have my owns cars at the time. I had a traxxas bullet with a 15x2 and a bolink 91 sport lol.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:22 PM   #7750
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This is the truck I built from scratch in college. Won the NW ASME micro Baja competion. I will say I was "doing the math" before x-factory! This was back in 93-94. It has a belt drive tranny using parts from the front end of the xx4. Used losi shocks. Just about everything else was hand built.

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:30 PM   #7751
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Nice, that was a little before I started racing. I had cars since 5th grade but didnt get to race till spring 1997, my senior year of hs.
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I know, according to Puddle, I'm a LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!
You think so?
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Now you all know why we have appointed the Fez as the

director of research and development.

He is light-years ahead of all of us !!

Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without ya' Jeremy,

you always make me laugh and have been our biggest

supporter over the MANY years!!

I just might take that picture of you on the web-site

down that you HATE, you know, the one before you became

"The Fez" !!!!!!
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Keep it as a monument.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #7755
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What this one when Jeremy as all young and innocent!



Ok the innocent part might be a stretch but he was young!
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