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My new toy, literally

RC10B4RS, decided to buy myself a late xmas gift. Actually think I am entering my midlife crisis and entering my 2nd childhood
A RTR hopped up RC10. Amazing how inexpensive these things got compared to when I was a kid. The kit was just over $200 and came with everything (radio,motor, esc, and car) but the battery pack and charger. All built too, even though I wish it wasn't since I like building them. The thing has a electronic speed control and all. I remember back in the day my Novak speed control cost more than this whole kit !
Can't wait for the snow to leave and the ground dry up a bit to try it outside.

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thats pretty sweet. Is it fast?
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thats pretty sweet. Is it fast?
Guessing about 30mph stock. Will find out when I get it outside. My condo is too small to try to gun it in the house. Don't want to bust up anything.

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Very sweet! I had an RC10 as a kid. I put an airplane motor in it and it screamed. It also chewed up gears, but it was a fast little car.

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awesome! the B4 looks like a nice car. do you go to tracks or just screw around with it around the house?

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Bring to my place. I live across from a park. You can run it in the basketball court or offroad in the baseball diamond. I use to do it all the time and have a ring ogf watching me.

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rc is soo fun. ive been playing with this el cheapo 4 channel rc helicopters
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that thing looks like fun,
I want one of those that I saw on the Movie Ocean's 11
The Truck that lit up the tires on the dragstrip, although it didn't fare too well in the end

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that thing looks like fun,
I want one of those that I saw on the Movie Ocean's 11
The Truck that lit up the tires on the dragstrip, although it didn't fare too well in the end
If that is what you want, Get the Traxxis T-Maxx 2.5. So much fun and so much power. Even with 4WD I could pop wheelies and climb over anything. Brakes kicked ass too.

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If that is what you want, Get the Traxxis T-Maxx 2.5. So much fun and so much power. Even with 4WD I could pop wheelies and climb over anything. Brakes kicked ass too.
Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat another hobby..
Looks like they have a 3.3 now (tim allen grunting sounds)


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3.3!!!!!! OMG! I had the 1.8 version but I installed a Pico high performance engine in it. Thank God I had a roll cage built, because I was flipping and crashing that truck everywhere. I'm so sorry I sold it.

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Part of my christmas present from my wife was a gift certificate to my uncles hobby shop for the REVO 3.3. Thing is pretty quick. Should pick it up next week when I have time.

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awesome! the B4 looks like a nice car. do you go to tracks or just screw around with it around the house?
Just screw around, no tracks nearby. If I had a track nearby I would end up spending so much $$ hopping this thing up.....my bike hobby is a big enough money eater

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Bring to my place. I live across from a park. You can run it in the basketball court or offroad in the baseball diamond. I use to do it all the time and have a ring ogf watching me.
MAy have to take you up on that once it warms up and the baseball diamond isn't covered with snow and frozen......brrrr it was chilly today. What car/truck do you have?

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Just screw around, no tracks nearby. If I had a track nearby I would end up spending so much $$ hopping this thing up.....my bike hobby is a big enough money eater

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why did you get a B4 then? the B4 is a track car

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why did you get a B4 then? the B4 is a track car
They are actually great all round cars. Granted many of them are raced on off-road tracks, but its no different than all of us who have sportbikes and don't only use them on the track. RC10B4 isn't that costly, nitro's are much more Expensive to keep going. Electrics are not bad. Especially if you don't plan on bashing it. Part of the reason I got this one is because when I was a kid I had 3 older RC10's....familiarity I guess.

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MAy have to take you up on that once it warms up and the baseball diamond isn't covered with snow and frozen......brrrr it was chilly today. What car/truck do you have?

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I already sold all my stuff. I use to have a T-Maxx and a Compagnucci Land Rover. The Compagnucci was just too rare and hard to find parts. No one stocked parts for it. I had to order from MRC in Jersey. It ran on regular pump gas mixed with 2 stroke oil though. It was fun when I had it.

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I still have my original RC10 from almost 20 years ago Every once in awhile I bust it out and make a sweet jump.
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They are actually great all round cars. Granted many of them are raced on off-road tracks, but its no different than all of us who have sportbikes and don't only use them on the track. RC10B4 isn't that costly, nitro's are much more Expensive to keep going. Electrics are not bad. Especially if you don't plan on bashing it. Part of the reason I got this one is because when I was a kid I had 3 older RC10's....familiarity I guess.

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yeah understandable. ive had just about every elec rc car back in the day and the one that was best for around the house was the rc10 t3.

what was really fun was putting in my fastest motor and taking it to the bmx track that used to be around here. whats even more fun is if your dog likes to chase these things. when i was a kid my neighbors dob would chase my cars for hours. but just make sure its fast enough so they cant catch it

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Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat another hobby..
Looks like they have a 3.3 now (tim allen grunting sounds)


I bought the Revo 3.3 a few months ago. Does between 50 and 60 mph. Plus, good ole' electric start, no more ropes and pull starts.


Needless to say I have crashed many times while cruising around with the pack. Here's a few pics from an article, they look better than my beat up dented dirty fuel ridden worn out truck.



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The electric start sucks. Breaks down all the time and you need to walk around with a charged battery. I prefer the pull start any old day. I retro'd my T-Maxx with a pull start.

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I have 3 batteries and my fast charger only needs about 12 minutes and with also clips onto the posts on my pickups battery if I have no outlet.

I'll agree thought they do kinda suck, but so does the pull starts. My buddy has an allen key on the side of his and just uses his dewalt drill to fire his up everytime. I may do that, it turns the motor over a lot faster than the other options.
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The best option is the starter box. It's sort of like a bump starter for MotoGP bikes. After that, it is the shaft starter, where you use a cordless drill. I had that on my Compagnucci. The pull start is after that. The built in electric starter will wear out in no time at all.

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My starter may already be going after 2 months of playing. I'm planning on going to get a motor for it though, I want more power and speed. Heard of a company called Wasp that has some good big blocks that'll bolt right on.
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MM Racing and I used to race RC cars for Venture Hobbies back in the day. i have always wanted to get back into it cause it would be a great winter hobby.. but i'm broke enough.

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MM Racing and I used to race RC cars for Venture Hobbies back in the day. i have always wanted to get back into it cause it would be a great winter hobby.. but i'm broke enough.
Yep, winter hobby. That's kinda what happen to me now, can't ride so I needed something.
Back in high school I was in class with a kid who raced for Staton's hobby. He was so damn good that Trinity motors wanted to sponsor him. He actually raced with Joel Johnson in some sort of exposition race. The damn fool turned down the offer because he was afraid to fly on planes

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nice,

I think I feel like a new rc toy today too. I'm going to place an order on this
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nice,

I think I feel like a new rc toy today too. I'm going to place an order on this
Cool, always wanted a plane but never was able to nut up to it. Always figured I would end up hurting someone or myself with it

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