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r/c blazer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wazzabie, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. wazzabie

    wazzabie 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Holy Grail of Tamiya guys . They actually have straight axles , diffs , locking hubs , u-joints , and a shfting tranny :D
     
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    $600 and the reserve isn't met!? :eek1:
     
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    Thats why I don't own one . I just stick to the ones I liked as a kid , the cheaper kits :D
     
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    I can't believe it. My dad had one of these from when they first came out. It had 4wheel drive with high and low and a nice custom made control. And up to maybe a year or two ago still had it. But he cleaned out the shop and it got thrown away. I can't believe I didn't think to save it. it might be time to find another one and build it up.
     
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    $600 is really cheap for one of those.
    With 6 days left, it will probably sell for twice that amount.
    At $1200, it would cost about the same as my real blazer.
     
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    Those old tamiya blazers are collectors items and that is really a decent price for one of those.

    Or you could build your own. RC Crawling is a fast growing sport. Here is one I built a few months ago:

    http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11254

    There is a lot of great info about RC rockcrawling at that site as well.
    It is fun while taking a lunch break while out on the trail to get that out and see what it can climb.
     
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    RC trucks are kind of fun... I've just got a cheapie radio shack avalanche that I got as a gag gift last year. That thing's a blast! Locked rear diff, open front, selectable transmission (hi/lo)
     
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    walmart sells rc crawlers made by nylint. i own both the 1/18 th sacle and the 1/6th scale crawlers. they have them in the wrangler and scorpion body styles. the rccrawlers.com ite has a bunch of info on em.
     
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    i think im gonna try and make one of those now >.<

    and looking around on that site...wow the detail into some of these things :eek1:
     
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    Wow. I had no idea. To read that sight you'd think they were talking about real trucks. Engines, tranny, Hi, Low, Locked diffs, suspension, I had no idea! You learn something everyday. Looks fun.
     
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    ive got a rc truck LIKE that not the same though i've put about $500-600 :eek1: and what did i do snapped an axle! :mad:

    FUN hobby but expensive... kinda sounds familiar? :haha:
     
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    Nice work. I'm impressed. Is the most expensive part the Axle Kit? Almost 400 bucks!!

    http://rc4wd.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1146&osCsid=1a0d62744fc4ef61a2e41f67ef1bee80
     
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    That's what i am wanting to spend on a real blazer...
     
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    Tamiya Clod Buster or a Traxxas E-Maxx if you want to go electric, or a HPI Savage or Traxxas T-Maxx if you want to run nitro.
     
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    Little bit of :hack: and they can fit some bigger meats in there! Cmon, where's the winch? :haha:
     
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    axel broke? couldnt a small welded steel bar work? I mean we are talking some really small part here, could even afford to custom fab alloys here... sounds like a LOT of markup.
     

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