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Since this thread remains at the top of unread content for me, I might as well post. Have had this for about a year but it had a fatal flaw and had to send it back for a new one. Still very much a novice, but getting a little better
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I like the body style of the Traxxas Land Rover which is why I bought it...but damn this thing is top heavy and rolls over easily, when you try to do actual rock crawl

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Atomheartbevo got me in the feels with those posts. I’m 43 so I think I fall squarely in that age of 80s RC cars. I desperately wanted a hornet or grasshopper as a kid. My dad wouldn’t buy one for me, mostly because of the cost. But probably because he knew I would fuck it up. The cheap RC he got me I drove into the pool. A couple of years later he got me a Nikko Thunderbolt. I had fun with it but it certainly wasn’t like the RC-10 one of the neighbor kids had. Holy shit that seemed fast as hell.

Can’t splurge now because of the job situation, but you got me thinking of the Terra Scorcher.

I guess my mavic drone will have to do for now.

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4 hours ago, Patricio Swayze said:

Atomheartbevo got me in the feels with those posts. I’m 43 so I think I fall squarely in that age of 80s RC cars. I desperately wanted a hornet or grasshopper as a kid. My dad wouldn’t buy one for me, mostly because of the cost. But probably because he knew I would fuck it up. The cheap RC he got me I drove into the pool. A couple of years later he got me a Nikko Thunderbolt. I had fun with it but it certainly wasn’t like the RC-10 one of the neighbor kids had. Holy shit that seemed fast as hell.

Can’t splurge now because of the job situation, but you got me thinking of the Terra Scorcher.

I guess my mavic drone will have to do for now.

Doesn't matter too much right now, pickings are pretty slim, unless you are willing to pay jacked up prices on eBay from overseas sellers.   RC Mart actually has one of the better in-stock selections of Tamiya kits and re-releases, and even their pickings are slim - https://www.rcmart.com/Car-Kits/RC-Buggy&brand=259&product_status=1

Kyosho also embraced the 1980s, and have re-released a bunch of their kits.    I always wanted a Kyosho Optima and Team Associated RC10.   Their ads in the magazines were so enticing.

For whatever reason, a whole lot of people have suddenly rediscovered RC stuff from their youth. Tamiya Club, one of the best/largest Tamiya sites, has seen a huge influx of 40-something and 50-somethings in their forums.

Check this thread on membership ages, these are my people - I've been tempted to register and account and jump in there - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/93549-average-member-age/ 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Patricio Swayze said:

Can’t splurge now because of the job situation, but you got me thinking of the Terra Scorcher.

I'm thinking about the Terra Scorcher, because it's a new re-release, so parts are no problem, and it's the last of the Thundershots, which was the actual successor to the Hot Shot series.  I loved/love my Hot Shot, and was envious of those who had the Super Hot Shot, Hot Shot 2s, etc., but those were still based on the original HS chassis.

 The Thundershot was a new series and new chassis, and was lighter/faster/etc, and the Terra Scorcher is a decent price (around $165).  Would love to get a Super Hot Shot and fix it up, but even crappy used ones are $250 on eBay, and new re-releases are $265+.  Might as well take my HS and find the Super HS parts for it.

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A couple of years later he got me a Nikko Thunderbolt. I had fun with it but it certainly wasn’t like the RC-10 one of the neighbor kids had. Holy shit that seemed fast as hell.

You should check this site:

https://rctoymemories.com

And while they don't discuss the Thunderbolt, they discuss some of the other Nikkos.  The Thunderbolt had a legit RC engine in it.

https://rctoymemories.com/tag/nikko/

 

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I still have my Kyosho Maxxum FF. It was a front wheel drive off road car. My Stepbrother had the RC 10. We had many battles at the RC track / shop on Bellaire, just outside the Loop in Houston.

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On 4/15/2019 at 2:56 PM, atomheartbevo said:

And today I learned that the Austin area has a world-class offroad RC facility - it's in Hutto.

https://www.thornhillrc.com/tracks

And they opened back up this weekend, albeit very limited due to social distancing.   Limit of 10 drivers and 8 in the stands.  One of the few hobbies you can do with others while social distancing.   
 

 

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I was walking along the water in Santa Barbara this morning, on the bike path.  Little RC Raptor comes blasting by me and scares the shit out or me.  About 50 feet behind is a guy on a bike, hauling ass, holding the remote. 

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i want an RC boat thing... paranoid that itl go out of range or somehow fail and i cant retrieve the thing

 

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3 hours ago, 52-80 said:

i want an RC boat thing... paranoid that itl go out of range or somehow fail and i cant retrieve the thing

Most decent ones will cut the speed control if they lose signal.   Not like my old Tamiya car in the 80s with a mechanical speed control that will stay wide open if you lose signal.

Some of the nicer boats have low-battery warnings on the radio control itself, so that you have enough time to bring it back.

There’s some nice little electric boats out there for a decent price.  I’ve been looking at small ones to run in Shoal Creek or something.

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23 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

Most decent ones will cut the speed control if they lose signal.   Not like my old Tamiya car in the 80s with a mechanical speed control that will stay wide open if you lose signal.

Some of the nicer boats have low-battery warnings on the radio control itself, so that you have enough time to bring it back.

There’s some nice little electric boats out there for a decent price.  I’ve been looking at small ones to run in Shoal Creek or something.

And they're mostly for lakes, right?

How about operating in large possibly choppy waters?

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I would murder one of you guys for my childhood Losi jrx pro back. My dumb ass traded it for an ounce of dirt weed sometime in the early 90s

 

My son has a bunch of nitro now and races them around homemade tracks in the back that they make.

 

Here’s my only hold out. I can still fire this up and whip his ass. Team Associated gt2

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And they're mostly for lakes, right?
How about operating in large possibly choppy waters?

The smaller ones are crap in rough waters. I’ll get a pic of mine this weekend at my lake house.

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4 wheel steering.  8-wheel drive.   You can buy optional actuator to move the towing apparatus.

Tamiya, you complete me.

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On 5/20/2020 at 11:34 AM, 52-80 said:

And they're mostly for lakes, right?

How about operating in large possibly choppy waters?

Check out Horizon - they own a bunch of brands (Losi, etc.) and make their own RC kits, including boats.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/category/boats

These are 36-inch boats that do 50mph an hour, and they are self-righting, which would help in choppy water.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/SearchDisplay?searchTerm=PRB08032&categoryId=&sourceDomain=&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&pageSize=40&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&searchTermScope=2&showResultsPage=true&searchSource=Q&sourceDomain=&pageView=&clickpath=boats_rotator2_04232020

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Break through choppy water and go full throttle with the Pro Boat® Sonicwake 36-inch Self-Righting Deep-V. The perfect Deep-V for the beginner to the avid boater, it offers performance capable of hitting 50+ MPH and a worry-free self-righting feature that flips the boat back upright in a matter of seconds. The water-cooled 4-pole 1900Kv brushless motor invites you to go fast while the high torque, metal gear, and waterproof steering servo keeps you in control. No matter your skill level, the Sonicwake features everything experts and beginners alike want in a Deep-V.

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Designed to be as stable as possible with a self-righting feature if you ever flip it. Unlike other boats, the self-right feature does not require power to work. Give it a few seconds and the flood chamber will fill with water, making the boat self-right. Hit the throttle and the water exits the flood chamber as the boat moves forward.

Clever design to self-right without the need for power/servo.

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$400 and comes with a radio.  You provide batteries (including a LiPo and charger). But it's 3 feet long, so yeah, not a pool or pond runner.

 

 

 

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Got this for Christmas a few years back. They are on Amazon. It’s fast and fun, but needs flat water.

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