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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:21 pm

I used to race R/C Cars when I was younger. This weekend my son earned his first car for making Honor Roll so I want to try to get him into racing.

Does anyone here on the board do this or know someone who does?
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Post  Mort on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:18 pm

yeah my son has a costly amount of money in it and may want to sell his stuff I wll ask him

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:52 pm

I always wanted one of those nitro powered little off roaders...
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:47 am

Mort wrote:yeah my son has a costly amount of money in it and may want to sell his stuff I wll ask him

Oh, would this be THAT hacker son of yours? Very Happy

Man that would be awesome. I'll PM you my phone number if he's interested. It is a costly hobby and I wouldn't mind saving a buck or two on used gear.

I want to get an on-road car, 1/10th or 1/12th and a newer radio. The radio they packaged with my son's car is an AM freq. and is not up to par for competition... too much interference. The stuff they have now is spread spectrum digital (yadda, yadda) and it's a lot better.

When I was younger we went to a place on Lima rd. called Summit City Speedway, but it's no longer around. Yesterday I stopped at Summit Raceway in Gateway plaza to check out their indoor carpet and outdoor dirt tracks and I really miss the ol' days of racing. The smell of the place brought me back 17 years in that instant. A good feeling indeed.


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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:49 am

Jugomugo wrote:I always wanted one of those nitro powered little off roaders...

Nitro's is definitely cool, but a little more pricey. I tend to go the other way instead of bigger, louder and faster I would go with smaller a quieter electric on-road car.

Have you checked out how much a whole setup costs? car + radio + fuel + etc
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Post  Mort on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:59 am

yeah he has a grand in his stuff its a nitro big wheeler 4x4 big bucks I guess Shocked

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:18 am

Mort wrote:yeah he has a grand in his stuff its a nitro big wheeler 4x4 big bucks I guess Shocked

Yep. Hey Jugo... there's your nitro truck Very Happy

Things have changed a little since I was involved. Radio's used to be $125 now they are $400 but WAY better. For example, the radio's used to have removable "crystals" - that were unique frequencies and you would put your freq. on a flag at the top of your antenna on the radio so other racers would know what freq. you were on so they wouldn't interfere. Now they have radios that can scan all the frequencies, and lock onto one. It's more like "pairing" a cell phone nowadays. Cool
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