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  1. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Any of you have one? I've got a '99 Mc Laren chassis that I built (Tamiya 1:10) but never bought a radio for it. Just curious if anyone has a recommendation.
     
  2. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I have a HPI AWD SUPER NITRO RS4. I'll post pics later. The car is quick but very messy with nitro fuel. This is the first gas car I've owned. I've concidered getting a electric road car again, I had many over the years but I don't have time for them now. I can pick up an extra radio cheap, check EBAY or www.Towerhobbies.com
     
  3. BigDog

    BigDog Formula 3

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    i used to be a R\C car guy...

    i had a traxxas stampede, a traxxas t-maxx, and now have a tamiya terra crusher and a HPI Mini RS4 (ferrari 360)...

    the HPI Mini RS4 is fun to toss around the basement and chase my dog.... fun times for rainy days :D
     
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  6. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    I have an HPI gas RS4 Lamborghini Diablo.
     
  7. cohiba_man

    cohiba_man Formula Junior

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    I have a Traxxas T-maxx.

    As for the radio system, Futaba makes good systems, for crystals go with Performance Devices, they're are no question the best quality out there and the cheapest. www.performancedevices.com
     
  8. PeterS

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    Cohiba_man..Thanks for the plug! This thread is right up my alley! If any of you guys would like to try out a set of my company's R/C crystals, please drop me an email at sportcrystals@aol.com. Please let me know the radio (Hitec, Futaba, JR, Airtronics and all 27MHz AM) and the channel you would like along with your needs for AM or FM. I will send you a comp set. Please type in FCHAT R/C Crystals in the subject line. Yes, they are great. My crystals are near Military Standard Spec. I have created a price model that really busts the radio manufacturers in the chops for charging such high prices for crystals over the last thirty years!

    Thanks!
    Pete
    www.performancedevices.com
     
  9. Agent Smith

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    How ironic that this thread would come up. I just back into RC cars after being out for about 10 years. I just picked up a Team Losi Triple-XT Matt Francis edition stadium racing truck. The radio I got to go with it is a Futaba Magnum 2PL. It was about $70 (1 servo). It has several different programming parameters (including anti lock brakes!) and will store settings for 10 models. So as I add to my collection again I can use one radio. :)
     
  10. PeterS

    PeterS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Not really into cars, I do fly quite a bit. I have three gas sport planes, a 3 & a 3.5Meter glass sailplane. This spring, I may get the 8th scale Miss Bud boat. The bummer is that with my business, I don't have a great deal of time to enjoy them!
     
  11. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

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    My first R/C was a Tamiya "Quick Drive" RTR 1/10 F40. It was a blast for what it was. I then stepped up to Nitro! Man that is a blast. I bought a Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec. 2spd trans, AWD (street car). Out the box it is supposed to run 50-60 mph, but there are a number of upgrade gear ratios. I've been putting off buying the 200mm F50 GT body for too long now. ;) Now I'm thinking of a nitro deep-vee offshore boat. BTW, I've found www.towerhobbies.com to be very competitive. They carry just about everything for R/C. (And models/diecast too).

    Dave
     

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