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    Thread: R/C Car forum FAQ and resource Guide

    1. Geriatric Member CapeGLS's Avatar
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      08-12-2005 07:58 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by VDubFebru »
      Pretty cool site I came across for those into Mini Z's and XMODS.
      http://www.micromotorsport.com
      Add that to the list... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Plus they own vw's. One has an R32 and the other has a 337!
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      09-03-2005 02:23 AM #27
      if your interested in competition

      http://www.roarracing.com
      its great fun,give it a try!!!

    3. 11-28-2005 04:15 AM #28
      Hey GUYS!!!!
      now i dont know about you but these are some pics of my baby. First one, Cadillac Escalade with colour shifting paint, complete with bigger and better spinners and the secondone is my "homie-roller" BMW M3.
      What do you guys think??


      http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...8.jpg



      http://i32.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg

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      12-09-2005 09:05 AM #29
      VW Body Sources
      Kamtec on Ebay kamtec webpage
      I'm just posting this here so it will be stickied, loads of people want to know where to get VW bodies, here's a guy who is making them. I've bought a few from ebay, and I thik I'll be back for more




      Modified by Insomniax at 6:38 AM 12-9-2005
      New Posts, finally!
      Quote Originally Posted by unleashedd
      Where can I get these nipples?

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      01-17-2006 10:20 PM #30
      I own many brands....30+ to be honest. My most owned brand is Tamiya. I have mostly Vintage Tamiya's that I restore. Some can get very pricey. I have $300+ into Tamiya Fox that still needs a few parts to complete.
      But my favorite site is:
      http://www.TamiyaClub.com
      Here is my Showroom on there!
      http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=488
      They are the best site for Taiya Information.
      Video's, Manuals, Forums, Chat and Much Much More!


      Modified by DJazzGTI at 7:21 PM 1-17-2006

    6. 02-01-2006 06:15 PM #31
      i have a Tamiya 1\10th FF Rover Mini Cooper that i used to race. I need to find a MK1 rabbit body for this beast, Where they @? I would also be nice if it was in the U.S, because i found a couple but shipping be horrible.

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      02-08-2006 12:18 PM #32
      The only Mk1 bodies I know of were kamtec,

      http://kamtec.co.uk/products.p...cat=8 and the Group2 Golf by Tamiya, long since discontinued, and very rare. Last seen on ebay

      http://cgi.ebay.ie/Tamiya-VW-G...wItem
      http://cgi.ebay.ie/Tamiya-1-12...wItem
      http://cgi.ebay.ie/Tamiya-VW-G...wItem
      http://cgi.ebay.ie/TAMIYA-NIB-...wItem
      New Posts, finally!
      Quote Originally Posted by unleashedd
      Where can I get these nipples?

    8. 06-29-2007 02:47 AM #33
      If you ever have any questions about Tamiya's.....IM me. I have been doing this hobby since 1985 and I am a special at Tamiya brand even though I have owned about every Traxxas and other brands too!
      If ya need help. IM me!

    9. 06-30-2008 09:05 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by 333_VR6_333 »
      If you ever have any questions about Tamiya's.....IM me. I have been doing this hobby since 1985 and I am a special at Tamiya brand even though I have owned about every Traxxas and other brands too!
      If ya need help. IM me!

      got ya beat my borther..been doing R/C and Tamiya since about '82... guess i'm older....
      any help anyone needs i'm always on here checking stuff out..
      Am I OG status yet? Close to 40 years old and still driving a slammed and Boosted 'Dub...cool or sad?

    10. 11-04-2008 03:06 PM #35
      I def. need some help in the R/C car world. I just bought a redcatracing car in 1/10 scale from the wonderful world of ebay. Thinking that this was a gas a go hobby, boy was i wrong. I followed the instructions exactly as stated (oiled filter, loctite all bolts) and had a hard time with the first start up. Well when she fired up she was reving so hard I thought it was going to blow up. The radio control and high rev idle control was way off and there was no way of me knowing how high they were out of the box. I finally thought I got the car dialed in only to find out that every time I pull the glow plug off she stalls on me. This is a brand new plug that I used mabye five times to start the car... I never thought this was going to be such a pain in the ass...
      Any advice or links for newbs would be much appreciated....

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      12-08-2011 12:32 AM #36
      2 more good rc forums are
      www.rcshortcourse.com for all your off road short course fun and
      www.rccrawler.com for all your rc crawling needs and wants
      a real good on line hobby shop with good prices cheep and fast shipping like from northern cali to northern nj using first class or priority which ever is cheaper when i order in 3-4 days check out
      www.rpphobby.com

    12. 11-14-2012 02:37 AM #37
      In the electric RC scene, there is a newer technology that is finally coming to RC cars: brushless. In a traditional RC car electric motor the windings spin around a magnetic field. They use brushes to get the DC voltage to the commutator which transfers it to the windings. This is inefficient on many fronts. Brushless motors do not use brushes, the windings are built into the cannister and the magnets are spun around. This requires a specialized controller but these are becoming readily available.

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      11-18-2012 10:54 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by sid8 View Post
      In the electric RC scene, there is a newer technology that is finally coming to RC cars: brushless. In a traditional RC car electric motor the windings spin around a magnetic field. They use brushes to get the DC voltage to the commutator which transfers it to the windings. This is inefficient on many fronts. Brushless motors do not use brushes, the windings are built into the cannister and the magnets are spun around. This requires a specialized controller but these are becoming readily available.
      brushless motors aren't as new as you think they are. i had them back in the late 90's when castle first came out with the mamba25 mini set up. brushless set ups are now as common as brushed set ups were back in the 80's- the early to mid 90's

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