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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 5:45 pm 
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I've been procrastinating on YouTube all afternoon :lol:

Amazed at some of the machines available! You could buy a decent bicycle for less money than some of them cost :shock:

What's the used market like for these? I see it like bikes - new ones can be good, but fixing and using old ones is somehow more enjoyable and satisfying. Just as long as spares are available...


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:42 pm 
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Used market is tricky... same as bikes, you can find one that was an impulse purchase and never used, or crashed and ruined on the first drive.

TBH, they wear quickly, so I'd be tempted to buy new.

I'm not selling, but I have an HPI firestorm flux, and that, or similar, is what I'd recommend as a starter truck. It's light, fast and simple to repair. 'normal' 1/10 electrics (motor & speed control) and runs well with a single lipo.

I also have a Kyosho mad force, it's big, heavy and very powerful - I would NOT recommend something like that as a first purchase. Needs 2 batteries, respect, and you can really do some damage with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 am 
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I'd really like a tamiya fox, just as I had BITD. Sentimental reasons, nothing more. But it's still one of the best looking :)

Can't find it available anywhere though, not even the reissued Novafox


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:02 am 
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foz wrote:
I'd really like a tamiya fox, just as I had BITD. Sentimental reasons, nothing more. But it's still one of the best looking :)

Can't find it available anywhere though, not even the reissued Novafox



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-Fox-R ... SwjVRet-p5


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:37 pm 
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So, I bought myself another fox :) I'm in no rush to build it (can't anyway until my lad gets his!)

It's still in the box unopened, and I'm already thinking about the next one, or two... :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:38 pm 
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That's out for it's first drive next week, track reopens (properly).......


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya RC Cars
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:42 pm 
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ImageAnd that one, did a full rebuild last autumn, hasn't turned a wheel since!


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