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McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

Long time listener, first time poster ( in this thread, anyways).

I used to semi-pro carpet race (just local level tournies') when I lived in Europe back in the late 90's/early 2000's. I have a HPI RS4 Pro 3. It's sitting around collecting dust and I want to bring it back from hibernation.

Problem is that all my radio gear is the old euro 50Mhz stuff and as far as I understand it, in North America, that is a big no no.

What are my options as far as new radio gear goes?

Would it be cheaper for me to buy a RTR kit (like a Micro RS4) and then pick up a second receiver? Or buy a radio and receiver locally/online?

McTinkerson fucked around with this message at 22:08 on Sep 20, 2016

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McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

After buying a Tamiya Lunchbox as a dog toy tow vehicle last year, I'm back into the RC hobby after giving up carpet racing a HPI Pro 3 back in 2003.

I love building them about as much as driving them, so I picked up a Tamiya TT02 Porsche RSR kit. The plan is to build a Safari/Rally version (full lights, roof basket, etc.)

Pretty sure I have an idea where to get everything but what is the go to for servos and batteries? Before I just default to my outdated goto of Futaba.

McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

I'm neck deep in a Tamiya TT-02 Safari 911 build. Can confirm that the kits are so good and fun, you don't care that it's all plastic.

This will be the first one I build with lights. Where and how do I mount the LEDs in the lexan?

McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds

Boaz MacPhereson posted:

Man, the Sand Scorcher just looks fun. I bet it'll do wheelies with a nice brushless setup.

The rereleased LunchBox will pull a wheelie forever from a stop if you floor it. It even comes with a wheelie bar.

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