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Old 02-21-2013, 08:41 PM
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Interesting release from Tacon.... Three 1/12 cars...a 4wd Rally and a 4wd Short Course both based on the same platform, and a buggy that's a tad shorter than the other two. shaft drive. and only $169. Hmm... getting spares could be an issue, unless Istocked up on EVERYTHING while they had the stuff. And they have clear bodies available, Icould paint one in Subaru WRC livery!

http://www.nitrorcx.com/25c207-12-ra...brushless.html



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Sheesh $169 with a 35A ESC setup, and 2.4ghz radio...
electronics alone would cost at least $60-100 to buy from what it looks like
and places like HPI wonder why they are getting their rear ends handed to them.
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Tacon Motors? Sure, for a bit of light bashing around. Tacon Models? Not on your nelly.
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Why do ya say that, Foxy?  The model seems to be fairly well-built.  But it's hard to tell about build-quality and plastics quality from a video.  Have you seen these close up?  What can you tell us?
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Tacon Motors? Sure, for a bit of light bashing around. Tacon Models? Not on your nelly.
couldn't be worst than the newer HPI's durability like the recon, and such
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looks like a pretty sweet deal to me . guess we will have to see how they hold up . wondering about the diff,s and drive line .
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Because to date all these cheap Chinese trucks have horrendous quality plastic. I'd be happy to be wrong though.
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considering you can buy a 1/10 brushless 4wd RTR for only $20-$40 more, I dont think the price is that great.

On the other hand, they do have alloy chassis and shock towers....which we dont see on many sub-1/10 scale RTR's.

As foxy said, the quality of the plastics will be the issue. Ive had a turnigy mini rally, and if the A-arms didnt shatter with a small hit then it wouldnt be a bad model for the money. But those are also sub $100.

I dont see myself paying over $150 for a model I might have trouble getting parts for!
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Yeah, you have a point there.  I doubt LHS would stock parts for a chinese knock-off!    I wondered about the plastics. They might indeed be crap.  I liked the design, tho.   Wunna these days, I wanna get a 4wd...............
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