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Old 12-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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A lot might be moving on, but a few, like me are getting back to the hobby after many years.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:48 PM
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Yea last time i was into the hobby was when i was a teenager just got back into for 2 years now.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:02 PM
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Its about every thread on rcu anymore is quite dead. A stragler hear and there but it almost seems the overall hobby is dieing out. The tracks are closing the doors not just for the winter and there is more train and helicopter than anything in the hobby shop. I can't even go and get a matching front and rear set of rims for a st let alone any wheels for a car. Its getting pretty sad and I just don't understand how people can put so much time and money into this then walk away.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:33 AM
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In reality this is chump change compared to actually building a real race car. I have seen a lot of peoe jump onto the hobby cus they see my car and think its a cool hobby, but a month after they have purchased their toy they are trying to sell it. But it's not people like this here who are dropping the hobby, it's people who have been into it for years.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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im around 18 or so in im not goin any where i got my kids deep into it too im lookin for a more jumpin form this one is gettin like the old schumacher form
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:35 PM
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I agree in car tune i built a single turbo rx7 with lots of upgrades. Spent atleast 40k all together. This rc thing is chump change.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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Its mostly just a certain class of people that stay a die hard I guess. I got a quad that's done from the ground up to race but got hurt before it got finished. Its done now and looks nice going around the yard giving the kids scare rides. And also in to works of restoring a 88 Monte SS with a 406 and have a 84 Bonneville sleeper as a daily driver.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:29 PM
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I'm 33 and my son is 13, we both are RC fans. How old are you guys?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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n my boys are 8 and 10 and can out drive most grownups i run with thay get kinda mad when i send my 8 year old to race them and he beats them we drag race in a parking loy
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im 27 my car was powered by mom though lol
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:48 PM
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We sound like a bunch of kids.

Anyone expecting any RCs for Xmas?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:13 AM
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na i get all my own but i kinda like the kyosho mad force nitro
and i will put up some pics later

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:29 AM
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I'm 28 and I have my 2 year old living this hobby
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:48 PM
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Here are some pics of the new gpm aluminum suspension arms.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:24 PM
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Lookin good man, I see you got them on the right way. Its amazing how many RS4's I have seen with the suspension arms upside down... lol
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:03 AM
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I have front arms on all four corners of my RS4, makes it a bit longer and also needed some exhaust header clearance with the big block in there.
I'll post some pics later.
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thanks oldtimer yea fdjzm post some pics...
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:27 PM
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Here are a pair of front arms fitted to the rear ( i had to modify them with a dremel to fit).

If I didn't do this my exhaust manifold would rub the rear tire with the big block engine in there and my very high gearing.
So the wheelbase is just a tad longer than the standard RS4-3, this is my 100mph car
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Merry Christmas to everyone.

Do you ever run with a body on? Can you pist pics of a body in it to see how much longer it does get. Thanks
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Merry Christmas to all you hardcore rc guys out there!



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I've aways wanted an Nitro RC car. Looked back into it in 06/07 - totally forgot about till Nov. 12' when my nephews got their cars. 

So... HPI's last release of new kits were in 2007 (18ss+ and the Evo+). I really like the idea of building a car -  but they discontinued the last kit, 18ss+ in 2008.

It seems as if they've been on a hiatus for over 5 years already on releasing a new nitro touring kit. Does anyone know if they would be possibly releasing new nitro kits in 2013? It would be great to build - instead of buying a RTR kit that was released 5 years ago.

And if possibly - just with a little bit of hope - do you think they're are still new 18ss+ floating around from legit hobby stores online?

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 PM
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There's an on road car called HB R10. Not sure when it's coming out but that will be their next onroad nitro car.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:10 PM
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Thanks Car-Tune,
Yea - I seen the new Hot Bodies R10 kit car, but I don't think it includes an engine or exhaust. I guess with Hot Bodies joining w/ HPI, do you think they will release new unassembled kits under HPI?
Hopefully they're working on a new RS4 model. That would be awesome.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 PM
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drop 600 on a hpi tenth thats out of the ? i would get a real car like a high end serpent before i do that and it would be a 1\8
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