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Old School Questions

Old 11-19-2004, 12:59 PM
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After about 12 years out of the hobbie I want to get back in and my god have things changed. My dilema is do I try and put my old rigs back together or just buy one of the RTR kits and have a blast. My main question is, are my old radios still good and will today's components (ie. ESC, servos, etc) still compatable? Will all my old crystals still work or will I have issues? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 11-23-2004, 11:23 AM
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I was basically in the same position as you. I was going to ressurect all my old stuff but you'll find technology has come a long way. I also found that to get all my old equiptment running I would be above what it would cost to get a new RTR. I know a lot of people are against RTR because it takes away from having to build your own but it really doesnt have to be that way. Example, I am just finishing up re-building my brand new mayhem after a tear down. Its my first nitro car and I learned a lot from it.

I would expect that if you stored your old equiptment properly it would still be good. I do know that AM radios nowadays have increased problems with glitching. Maybe due to increased airwave traffic but probably more due to car building materials. So you may want to consider that.

I am not sure if you are looking for someone to tell you what to do...but if you point is, RTR are pretty decent quality units and that may be just what you need to get back into the hobby.

Good luck!

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