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    Thread: OT: Slot cars and Radio Control cars

    1. Member YellowDieselGolf's Avatar
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      09-05-2008 10:24 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      Hobbyco have em in for $200, so I guess you can do better than that, hahaha.
      Also, there's a guy in Sydney who's selling off a bit of Tamiya gear on ebay.com.au
      He's got a Ford Hi-Lift F350 for $400 Buy it now. Not bad eh?

      I've looked around today. $200 is wholesale price from Tamiya Australia. Hobbyco could have bought a heap of them and got a discount, imported them from Japan or could be selling at a loss to clear them.
      Sorry mate!
      I'm a country member.

    2. 09-06-2008 03:15 AM #77
      Purchase made [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Armchair Racer @ Artarmon. Top spot.
      Iva Davies was playing the big track there with his son. He says hello to everyone on the Tex.



      Modified by Tank Engine at 6:21 PM 9-6-2008
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    3. 09-06-2008 04:00 AM #78
      Hahahahaha, does he still have that impressive mullet?
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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    4. 09-06-2008 04:14 AM #79
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      Hahahahaha, does he still have that impressive mullet?

      Nah. But still the rocker look. Had on A Dark Side of the Moon T-Shirt.
      Should have got a photo of him with the car set. Iva Davies certified.
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      09-06-2008 04:34 AM #80
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      Iva Davies was playing the big track there with his son. He says hello to everyone on the Tex.

      baaaahahahaha Iva Davies?! I am proud to say that I would not recognise that man if I fell over him in the street. Though of course I know who he is
      So I wandered around at the Tamiya Disti here but the staff were typical rude asians so I didn't talk to them.
      TamTech Frog is $SGD250 here which I thought wasn't bad. (AUD$215)
      The factory built 1/10 Frog was there also. I can't decide between 1/10th or Tamtech. Though the all wheel drive TamTech Hotshot would be the gun one to have I reckon.
      Then I saw the 1/14 Remote Control Semi Trailer. For about $2k (then I have to build it) I could have a Scania R470 Semi Trailer with three speed gearbox that's about 1 metre long. On the video it looked AWESOME!
      anyway, can you do "hop up" mods to the TamTech cars?


      Modified by IML337 at 7:40 PM 9-6-2008

    6. 09-06-2008 04:45 AM #81
      Here you go, son.
      Straight to the modifications page, but you can go back to the start of the review and read up on the TamTech Frog as it comes straight out of the box...

      http://www.oople.com/rc/photos....html
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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      09-06-2008 05:38 AM #82
      Thanks. Looks like it would need mods to be used outside.

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      09-06-2008 05:59 AM #83
      Do you mind if I wake you tonight...
      http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jjvx7G4zr_I

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      09-06-2008 06:25 AM #84
      Quote, originally posted by minigolf »
      Do you mind if I wake you tonight...
      http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jjvx7G4zr_I

      I love the radio DJ who rolls out of the chair and heads off in the Rangie to his see missus... waist coat, croc dundee hat and funky side curls... Kyle Sandilands has nothing on this dude.

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      09-06-2008 06:41 AM #85
      You're right - Kyle Sandilands he has nothing on him. Because Kyle is a retard and "the radio DJ" is the rather successful Iva Davies!





      Modified by IML337 at 7:45 PM 9-6-2008

    11. 09-06-2008 06:44 AM #86
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      Though the all wheel drive TamTech Hotshot would be the gun one to have I reckon.

      CCCCCOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRECT
      Reissued Hornet looks the goods too.
      Naturally I have the FWD VR6 in the box, unbuilt of course.

    12. 09-06-2008 07:12 AM #87
      Quote, originally posted by YellowDieselGolf »
      I've looked around today. $200 is wholesale price from Tamiya Australia. Hobbyco could have bought a heap of them and got a discount, imported them from Japan or could be selling at a loss to clear them.
      Sorry mate!

      I deadset paid $199 for the mini hornet for my boy, must have been 6 months ago. It came with battery and charger etc etc, everything but the AA's for the controller [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I saw them on ebay for that much and was going to get it then saw them at hobbyco and just grabbed it early (was going to wait a while)

    13. 09-06-2008 07:16 AM #88
      ha, I remember that one. My mate bought a white Vr6 in 94 or 95 ? it was $40 odd grand on the road back then.
      I nearly just bought the radio controlled kit.
      I have a kyosho honda nsr500 in the box to be built up one day. Don't think I'll ever use it though.

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      09-06-2008 11:10 AM #89
      Tim, what happened with our FJ40??? I am kinda keen on the Tamtech Hotshot or Frog too. I like the size. I have a Kyosho Mini Inferno - 2 actually, 1 electric and 1 gas - and they are ballistic, especially the gas one. I think the Tamtech will be fun!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-07-2008 06:36 AM #90
      So I went to a few stores and found an old skool one at Far East Plaza and the owner was really nice and helpful. He even built the Scania Semi Trailer and runs it at the track out at East Coast [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I bought a TamTech Hotshot as an experiment to see if it's fun. They had the re-release 1/10 Hotshot in kit form also, but I'll start with this, and maybe hop it up a bit, and see where it goes.
      Though I realised when I drove home that the 3 levels of empty massive carpark here at home would be PERFECT for running the Scania rig on
      Anyway, the FJ40 was actually SGD$599. Is that good? (You gotta buy the radios etc after that too, of course) I paid SGD$290 for the hotshot with batteries/charger etc. Ready to roll.

    16. 09-07-2008 06:48 AM #91
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      Though I realised when I drove home that the 3 levels of empty massive carpark here at home would be PERFECT for running the Scania rig on

      Looking forward to some photo evidence of the first outing. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      P.S. Playing Icehouse on my iTunes right now - dam you Liam.
      MoS did a great remix of 'Don't believe Anymore' [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]



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      09-07-2008 07:05 AM #92
      I'm gonna take the hotshot for a quick run in the carpark before F1 starts... And I had icehouse on last night too before I went out

    18. 09-07-2008 07:20 AM #93
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      I'm gonna take the hotshot for a quick run in the carpark before F1 starts... And I had icehouse on last night too before I went out

      "Baby, you're so strange"
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      09-07-2008 07:21 AM #94
      Pics and specs please.
      Was it buiilt when you bought it?
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      09-07-2008 07:22 AM #95
      Tim, don't bother with the FJ40 at that price. We can get it on eBay through HK for $350 landed. As for the little hotshots, I am now keen too! I will check out eBay. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Hotshot was my first Tamiya RC, and I had 2 of them, plus close cousins Boomerang and Big Wig. Ah memories.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-07-2008 07:22 AM #96
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      Pics and specs please.
      Was it buiilt when you bought it?

      what?
      tamtech hotshot is prebuilt - price is above
      he showed me the tamtech porsche 935 you like in the catalogue


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      09-07-2008 07:33 AM #97
      So is it quick enough or should I not bother? And how much is the Martini Porsche 935? That is the car that my racing simulator is based on.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-07-2008 11:29 AM #98
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      So is it quick enough or should I not bother?

      It's quick enough, but could be faster I think... Tamiya do genuine hop up parts for the TamTech cars, so you can walk into a store and buy a higher output engine, or oil filled shocks, and fit them yourself fairly easily. I think to buy the engine and shocks would be around $70 or so. I'll get a bit more used to mine and maybe do those upgrades in a few weeks. Not that it's hard to drive haha...
      The AWD is great though, this thing slides and drifts and spins on the polished car park concrete and tiles. With some more grunt it would be loads of fun.

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      09-07-2008 11:39 AM #99
      I just pulled out my pristine (ie, never used) Kyosho Mini-Inferno electric version. It's the same size as the Hotshot. Maybe I will hop this one up with brushless motor etc. If I pump in $300 I am sure I can make this an awesomely quick car!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    25. 09-07-2008 12:21 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Boomerang and Big Wig. Ah memories.

      Did you have any non-ghey ones?
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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