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Old 11-30-2017, 03:05 PM
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Remember when you had to take your toys for a walk?

I had the black version. I think it made the chrome pop more.
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oddly enough i dont think iv ever had one on a string lol.
i did modify one in the 6th grade though. a friend brought it over so i could fix it (no idea why, it was probably just an interesting way to kill a day). it was a blue generic looking 4x4 truck. it was covered in battery acid. we took it apart, cleaned it out. put it back together and realized it was slow and we were to tall, i kid you not the wire was maybe 4 feet long. we take it back apart, swap the motor for a motor out of one of my model lowriders. and then used speaker wire to extend the wire. made that sucker like 20 feet long. it went faster and there was noticeable lag in the controls but it was cool
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I vaguely remember seeing that, I do remember they came in both red and black....gotta be VERY early 1990's.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:59 PM
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These were all made by New Bright...I had this one here. Early 1990's. In fact, I recently found it about 2 weeks ago and was going to use it with my 3 y/o, but battery corrosion was beyond repair and in the trash it went!
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I vaguely remember seeing that, I do remember they came in both red and black....gotta be VERY early 1990's.
1986. I was 5.

I did not even know about the red one.
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These were all made by New Bright...I had this one here. Early 1990's. In fact, I recently found it about 2 weeks ago and was going to use it with my 3 y/o, but battery corrosion was beyond repair and in the trash it went!
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I know of those but never had one. Likely because we never had the backyard for it. I would think getting snagged would leave a good sized mark!

I did however have a Cox Corsair. A.K.A. "Dizzy"
Somehow this was a good idea in my Dads mind. Darn props hurt!!!
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Oh, no off switch kids!!!
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Originally Posted by Tamiyadan View Post
get off my lawn.

ours went in circles and if the leash got you, you went to the hospital



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I always wonder how the guy pushing the cable gets away from the cable now i know lol. Has anyone ever put a g force meter in one of those things.
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I always wonder how the guy pushing the cable gets away from the cable now i know lol. Has anyone ever put a g force meter in one of those things.
I'm thinking 6gs or so. Just a guess.
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Originally Posted by SocalSnakeEyes View Post
Remember when you had to take your toys for a walk?

I had the black version. I think it made the chrome pop more.
My first rc car was wired like this lol.
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Even worse were the ones that went straight forward and turned in reverse. I still had fun though...
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I had a boat one like that. Add 20 foot of speaker wire!
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i remember when batteries were charged directly from the 12v car battery sitting in the engine bay with a pair of charging leads, and you would have to time it on a watch and disconnect after approx 15min or when the battery was warm, however if you forgot
or walked away it could spell disaster, then Team Associated bought a charger with a timer on it and a volt guiage, wow technology has changed, chargers that have built in speakers to play music, charge 4 lipos at once. what next.
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i remember when batteries were charged directly from the 12v car battery sitting in the engine bay with a pair of charging leads, and you would have to time it on a watch and disconnect after approx 15min or when the battery was warm, however if you forgot
or walked away it could spell disaster, then Team Associated bought a charger with a timer on it and a volt guiage, wow technology has changed, chargers that have built in speakers to play music, charge 4 lipos at once. what next.
No, by the time I got into it they at least had there own "egg" timer.



You forget Bluetooth now too.
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