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    #26
    krisby wrote:
    https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/ext...acing-car-blue

    but it was $69 yesterday. It will likely be that price again.

    Good idea starting from the bottom I guess, no point getting something pricey for a first off, in case they are crap or not interested.

    My grand kids want a car too, having seen all mine, so not sure what to do, was going to get the 959 yesterday, but again, at 50kmh, to quick for a 5 and 8 year old, so I'm looking at something a bit more robust on trademe for them, I would get a WL Toys out of China, but then it won't be here for Xmas.
    Wow is that the same as this one? https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-A959...r_warehouse=CN

    Would 1-day be the cheapest to get WL Toys given that the banggood price is higher by more than double the 1-day sale price??

    And to be honest - while the warehouse $39 option is "slow", that is probably a very good thing given that the training ground is around the house.

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    #27
    yes, the price fluctuates a lot.

    Indeed, the warehouse one, whilst they get used maybe no too bad an idea.

    The 70kmh version is on wish today for $80NZD in a bundle that includes 3 lipos, tho that might be better suited for you

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    #28
    krisby wrote:
    yes, the price fluctuates a lot.

    Indeed, the warehouse one, whilst they get used maybe no too bad an idea.

    The 70kmh version is on wish today for $80NZD in a bundle that includes 3 lipos, tho that might be better suited for you
    haha got a link? And yes - "that didn't last for very long" was the comment when "something went wrong with it" (ie. battery died)

    Edit: found the link - well it won't let me see it. I guess I need to be a wish member to see it. Shipping adds quite a bit I think? Based on another wish product I was able to see.

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    #29
    if you sign up, then you can get discounts if you buy with other shoppers. So 3 batteries is $92, if someone else buys it within 1 hour of you buying it you get$11.20 refunded. Shipping is $18. The single battery version is $76 or $68.40 if someone else buys with you.

    But shipping is slow, I only use wish for things I am prepared to wait for.

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    #30
    I could only afford a Tamiya Hornet as a kid. I soooo wanted a Boomerang or even better, a Bigwig. This thread makes me want to get back into it. I think I’d want a go-anywhere gas powered monster truck

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    #31
    This kind of shit makes me want to get into RC, look fun.

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    #32
    I had a Kyosho Optima when I was young, assembled it myself, put a 960 Gold motor in it with an 8.4v battery. Couldn't race it as it was overspec.

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    #33
    A few years ago I restored my dad's 80s Tamiya Hornet, and upgraded it with a black can motor, ball bearings in the transmission and hubs, etc.

    It still wasn't very good by modern standards, and the tyres wear out ridiculously fast. Bit of fun, though.

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    #34
    GaR wrote:
    It still wasn't very good by modern standards, and the tyres wear out ridiculously fast. Bit of fun, though.
    Oh God yes - 2 laps around my local BMX track and the spiky tyres were like slicks!

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    #35
    GaR wrote:
    A few years ago I restored my dad's 80s Tamiya Hornet, and upgraded it with a black can motor, ball bearings in the transmission and hubs, etc.

    It still wasn't very good by modern standards, and the tyres wear out ridiculously fast. Bit of fun, though.
    A few weeks back a nephew I hadn't seen for 10 years came around, he was blabbering about something and how wonderful I was blah blah... something about an RC card. Penny just dropped, one day when he was 12 or 13 I gave him my optima and all the accessories. I had been cleaning out my garage.

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    #36
    It can be expensive if the bug bites. I'd wanted one as a kid but couldn't afford Tamiya. I did buy myself a king blackfoot at the turn of the century and that was pretty much it, until I recently discovered a mate had a hidden collection of vintage tamiyas, so I started too, and since May have gone from my one king blackfoot, to a vintage boomerang, vintage Fox, vintage frog, vintage blackfoot, vintage clodbuster, vintage Pajero, vintage Falcon, vintage lunchbox, Chevy S10 x 2, Overlander, Wildone, TXT-1, and a hornet rerelease I am rejigging as a SAnd Scorcher.

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    #37
    I really want a Tamiya Blackfoot... for my son...


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    #39
    Vulcan wrote:
    I had a Kyosho Optima when I was young, assembled it myself, put a 960 Gold motor in it with an 8.4v battery. Couldn't race it as it was overspec.
    https://youtu.be/2Z8pgV74_Hw?t=73

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    #40
    krisby wrote:
    WL Toys 12428. .
    That one looks great from the reviews I've just seen, and up-gradable too. Might have to order one.

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    #41
    The A979 is on sale again with 1-day today.

    The 12428 ain't bad. I've not upgraded yet as I've been focussing on my Tamiya's, but I think a brushless motor and ESC is in order.

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    #42
    Yeah I want something that's a tad off road as the other smaller ones look too flippy.

    If I had $1500 to blow, I would get the Traxxas X-Maxx... that thing looks fun.

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    #43
    What about something for a 3yr old? First thought is to get something cheap cus dang he'll probably break it, but I don't want something that's gonna break easy. I was thinking something that you can't really crash, maybe something that flips if you hit a wall, and will run either way up?

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    #44
    There is something that does that, it looks like a dog bone, with the centre part rotating, so it can run either way up. can;t remember where I saw it, might have been the big red shed.

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    #45
    I just ordered the 12428. Do you have any battery recommendations as I'm guessing the stock one will be average?

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    #46
    the stock one is ok actually, its a 1500mah from memory. I ordered a 2200mah but the car cuts out after about a minute, then its ok 10 seconds later, then cuts out. so I suspect the stock ESC can't cope with the 2200mah. I was gonna use the spare 2200mah as a test when I convert one of my tamiya bashers to lipo, I might look at an upgraded ESC for the 12428 at some stage.

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    #47
    Sweet I'll try everything at stock before I grab upgrades. I didn't realise there would be such a big following for these Chinese cars.

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    #48
    normally for hte crap ones no, but WLtoys have done quite well. There is a bruiser clone out there too, called HG P407, exact replica of the 80s Tamiya Bruiser at 20% of hte price. I was gonna get one for Christmas but I was offered a TXT-1 at a price I can't refuse.

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    #49
    krisby wrote:
    There is a bruiser clone out there too, called HG P407, .
    "TOYATO"



    Though it does look cool.

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    #50
    Been thinking of getting back into it myself loved my tamiya rc when I was young... been looking at Traxxas theres a couple of off roaders I've got my eye on