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Old 03-15-2009, 05:19 PM
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Default Vintage Grasshopper run

Haven't driven my original Grasshopper in a while. I also had a vintage Tamiya hump pack for it that I haven't even tried to charge yet. The guy I got it from said it hadn't been used in about 20 years. So i figured it couldn't hold a charge anymore. WRONG. I charged it with my Novak Ionic-D charger and it took about 40 mins. to condition and charge the battery.

I got a good 12 mins. out of the vintage pack and the Hopper was flying with the Green Machine 2 motor. I can't believe a 25 year old battery performed like it did.





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Old 03-15-2009, 06:12 PM
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heh - and I thought my 10 year old Tamiya 1400's were doing well holding a charge

nice 'hopper, looks like you had a blast

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for the money,i think the old grasshoppers were one of the better looking buggies out there..
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Looks like fun, not bad for a old school battery.
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Not bad at all. And it still looks good too. No yellowing. Would make for a nice display piece but it works.

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Very Sweet Hopper,isnt the Green Machine also a 90's classis?
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love seein vintage stuff bein used.
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Sweet looking Vintage Grass Hopper!!!
BTW the rear are facing wrong direction...

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Very Sweet Hopper,isnt the Green Machine also a 90's classis?
Thanks, and yes it is. I used it cause the green looks good with the Grasshopper.

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Me too. I'm on this vintage kick lately, it's taking away from my truck builds.

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Sweet looking Vintage Grass Hopper!!!
BTW the rear are facing wrong direction...

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Thanks Badboy. Your right. I accidently had the left on the right and vise versa.

And in case these tires failed, I had a vintage pair in the bed of my Brat.
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Yo B, That old Grasshopper looks MINT!! Looks like you had fun blasting it around!

Brat still looking good too!
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