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Old 08-31-2010, 10:10 AM
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ohh and i understand this would be the( TOY) truck he is talking about as seen in this thread . http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-scorpion.html
oh im very much aware of what it is, ive had the same truck years ago. and sure, it was fun to bash around, then strip it of the body and put it on a hobby class r/c.

i never tried to imply he was stupid for wanting to upgrade it, just saying its rather pointless to spend time and money on something that will NEVER show any real significant improvement in durability, or functionality. a yugo will always be a yugo no matter what kind of stickers you put on it, a nikko will always be a nikko. there comes a point in time where you have to realize that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:59 AM
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oh im very much aware of what it is, ive had the same truck years ago. and sure, it was fun to bash around, then strip it of the body and put it on a hobby class r/c.

i never tried to imply he was stupid for wanting to upgrade it, just saying its rather pointless to spend time and money on something that will NEVER show any real significant improvement in durability, or functionality. a yugo will always be a yugo no matter what kind of stickers you put on it, a nikko will always be a nikko. there comes a point in time where you have to realize that.
no problem bro iam not getting at you or anyone else for that matter i dont know that truck so you have the advantage its true a toy will always be a toy . no matter what you do to it but then again they are all toys . just some more expensive than others , i have seen some toys outlast hobby grade r/c given the same treatment all toys are not equal .and some are worthy of conversion it just depends how far your prepaird to go , when a toy car demands this sorta cash you gota think yes its a toy .lol.. http://cgi.ebay.com/Tyco-Turbo-Hopper-Brand-New-Box-27-Mhz-Red-Taiyo-/200513975017?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item2e af9072e9
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:22 AM
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The old "toy" quality RC's will out last most things, because they were built to last with fair quality parts back then. All the Tyco's and Radio Shack rigs I had back then lasted a heck of a lot longer than the Traxxas rigs I had during the same time frame. My Radio Shack 4x4 still runs to this day, bought in 1991. My Traxxas TRX-1 hasn't ran for years because I can't find the parts for it, and when I do, I refuse to pay that price for them. I can still find the 4x4s from RS on ebay for 10 to 30 bucks if I need parts.

The new stuff is just crap. The only reason I have bought any Nikko's or NewBrights is for the bodies, the rest goes into a scrap box that I use to build monstrosities for my niece and nephews....and they last about a day or two before going in the refuse bin.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:30 AM
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would have to agree the old toys say from the 70's 80.s were made to last the new stuff is garbage
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A few points need for me to comment on them! (not a real sentence. ) Foist, I wasn't getting on you Talon-man, I know how y'are: Noobz, though, must be handled like a bomb made from a Faberge' egg or they may/will throw a sadness, leave the hobby, move to Daphukistan, and come back to haunt us all later, in which case yes, we will all blame you personally. I just notice dept. store newbs get kinda beat up lately, even though it's for their own good, ultimately.

Secondly, the reason the old Dept. store cars last forever is because they were made using a very complex calculational program that guaranteed that it could not generate enough speed for its mass to do any damage to itself: This goes away if, you were to, say, put a Losi motor in one (Silly, because it sez right on the box for the Losi mini-T baja motor "CAUTION: Does not fit Tandy Turbo Fox." )

Yale, love the Turbo Fox! The tranny gears, rear tyres, and mint body may not dig the new motor, though! Luckily, when I got my Tyco, I didn't have the skills to attempt a motor swap: Hence its pristine condition.

And yep, a quick sticky wopuld give us all somewhere to point these guys and it could be nicely, but clearly, stated what these cars are about. THEN we can tear 'em a new turd shooter if they continue to be dicky about their dream of a Nitro-Powered Turbo Fast Traxx, and we'll sleep the sleep of the totally justified. Chris
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:38 PM
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the baja motor thing is to complex to explain chris . but it will fitt even if it dont want it to fitt all my projects don,t whant to become better than they were but they all submitt to my will in the end ha ha if this guy can stick a brushless set up in a radio shack car well anything is possible ohh yaa .
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:56 PM
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The one comment I will make to newbs about the Toy Grade rc stuff:

Total lack of parts support. If you want to run it, mod it, bash it, etc, by a couple of extra for spares, because I can probably almost guarantee you that your Local Hobby Shop aint goin to be stocking diff gears for a Tyco Turbo Hopper

And the obligatory "Nice Truck" as I up my post count up your thread
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but but but you aint ment to run them just keep them on a shelf .lol. for all to gaze at
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okay its well understood by me that there is no fixing it...
i guess ill just go and bash on it until it does finally die (dropping it 4-5 feet doesnt seem to hurt it)
thank you all for you help....although i have to admit that it seems real tmpting to stuff a breushless 350 or even 550 in it just to kill it off but thats gonna take time to do if i do manage to do that i deffinately will post some pics of that and as for pics of the truck ill hafta find my camera then there will be pics galore
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:31 PM
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well seems to me, if your willing to give it a try and have the means to do so
any thin can be made somewhat more hobby and less toy.

look at all the Bruders out there and all the ooohhh and aaahhhh when some does one of those.

and yes the are just toys also
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:15 PM
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i am not 100% on this but the noise you here from the gearbox could be the differential if so since there are no parts do what most do lock the diff . not only will it solve your problem but it will give you more power as both wheels will give full power here is how bear in mind your diff may not look like this and the best substance to use is J.B WELD
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:01 PM
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well seems to me, if your willing to give it a try and have the means to do so
any thin can be made somewhat more hobby and less toy.

look at all the Bruders out there and all the ooohhh and aaahhhh when some does one of those.

and yes the are just toys also
uhm, all those bruders out there are just the bodies used on a real r/c chassis. they are not conversions done to a toy, they are the body from the toy removed and put on top of a hobby class rc vehicle. DUH.
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uhm, all those bruders out there are just the bodies used on a real r/c chassis. they are not conversions done to a toy, they are the body from the toy removed and put on top of a hobby class rc vehicle. DUH.
hahahah ok
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:46 PM
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not the dozers or even the couple skid steers I've seen on here....

if are not willing to help why bother... suppose to make hobby better not chase people away..... even with the cheaper toy RC's

and the problem migh be a simple as a dog bone clicking in the cup

from to much down travel or worn suspension
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if you want a long lasting durable r/c with parts support go hobby grade its the only way forward i convert toys just for fun .it is a challenge .and it gives me great satisfaction when i see a project complete .i dont put to much money into them because i know what they are a (TOY) and i dont expect the same performance as my hobby grade r/c never the less they can be great fun iam fortunate that when a part breaks i have the skills to fabricate a new one this could be from chopping board or some alloy plate . all part of the hobby for me . but if i realy want something to bash i bring out the big boys these two thanks ..
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