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carjunky
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Mar 25, 2005, 11:30 AM

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Hi I wanted to see if anyone knows if the world of remote control car racing is still pretty popular? I use to race when I was younger and remember it was a lot of fun but, very expensive.

And unfortunatly it always came down to having the best parts and accessories as well as good batteries, and battery chargers in order to win or do well.

Does anyone know of where some race tracks are in the US?


wihan
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Jul 28, 2005, 10:53 AM

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I definitly think it is stil popularr.I've got one myself but it is on battries and the battries run down fast.


(This post was edited by wihan on Jul 28, 2005, 10:56 AM)


carjunky
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Jul 29, 2005, 7:49 AM

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I have an older associated buggy, I remember them moving very well. But it's been a few years so I expect that the gas remote control cars have gotten a good leap into the field.


wihan
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Jul 30, 2005, 8:32 AM

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I'm from SA and here gas cars are expensive.They are R4500


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 29, 2005, 12:09 PM

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They were lots of fun. Those and the remote little airplanes and of course the Estes rockets -- Dateing myself again!! - T



carjunky
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May 4, 2006, 10:10 PM

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I forgot about this post.... Tom ou have to stop dating yourself... funny thing is I had no idea what an Estes rocket was until you said "I'm dating myself" then i knew it must be old ;-)

I wonder if there are any more dirt remote control car tracks around these days....


Brian1
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May 4, 2006, 11:02 PM

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Around here the gas RC cars are very big right now. They actually burn a mixture of Nitromethane and Methanol (standard mix of 20% Nitro and 80% methanol) and the are extremely fast!!! They actually use a 2 speed transmission that shifts automatically and you can buy, and add on, reverse and a 3rd gear on most cars. I forget the model name right now but they sell them in a kit that comes with everything you need …..Car, Remote control, starter, extra glow plugs, Fuel and so on. I know a guy who bought one last summer, I think it was about $460.00. Lots of fun but too much money for me to spend on a toy I can’t personally drive and ride in. Besides, …. I’ll just run his RC car!!!!!

Brian.

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carjunky
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May 5, 2006, 6:24 AM

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Yeh Those Gas RC Cars can really move these days.... Have you ever seen one of the model dragsters..... Looks like a huge stack of batteries lol... But they sure can move.

It does get to be expensive very fast... multiply sets of tires for different conditions, gears, batteries... But it was sure a lot of fun


Tom Greenleaf
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May 5, 2006, 7:44 AM

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Brian and all,

When I was a kid they used to have remote cars and planes with real tiny gasoline engines mostly made by a company called "Estes" and flew like heck but if too far away just crashed and that was the end of that toy! I shouldn't admit it but that was the 1960's. Smile They also made rockets that were gun powder cartridge propelled that had parachutes and came back down if you could find them for re use. Those went way the heck up there! T







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