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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 14:49

Looking for a car for my son (3 fears old)
I found cheap pistol style Tx in HK so that would sort controling (supplyed tx is to big, and no proportional control - sadly) , but instead upgrading the car he got from his grandpa I'd rather buy something different... (not even sure whats inside and if possible to upgrade Wink )
To use at home and in the garden (grass)
Don't want to spend a fortune for a fancy stuff Wink and must be electric of course.
Was adviced to go for 1:18 scale but can be a bit bigger...
Have you got anything laying about or seen any good offer somewere ?
p.s. I know nothing about the rc cars Rolling Eyes
Thanks
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Post by Peter S on 2011-01-10, 15:36

Try MAPLIN or COMET
they seem to have cheap offers but mainly plastic,electric RC cars might be worth a try.
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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 16:08

I get all my car stuff from here,
http://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?home=1
There are lots of 18th scale cars on the market.
I've got a couple of cars for sale but they aren't really suitable for a 3 year old.
It's probably better to try one of the toy ones to begin with and then when he gets a bit older if he still likes cars then try something a bit better.

Regards.

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 16:41

Thanks Peter and Danny.

was thinking of something like this here >> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110406599251&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

As long as I can set up EPA on the throttle- I'll be happy - just to keep it rolling at the walking speed.
Problem with toys is that most of it have rubish quality - the one we have has cheap plastic rims - and tyres just comes off Sad and cos there is no proportional control - is either still or on a high speed - to quick for home use :/
I believe there is a gap on the market - here or I just look i the wrong places.


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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 17:17

I can recommend a couple,
Associated rc18t
Team losi mini T
Also Traxxas now has a 16th scale range but they aren't cheap.
The 2 I've mentioned I've had a couple of both of them and they're great fun and awesome quality.
The Traxxas are even better but not cheap.
http://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?CategoryID=9900&SubCategoryID=990010&ManufacturerID=60&MSAttributeID[82]=8
That link is the whole 16th scale Traxxas range.
The link you posted to ebay looks pretty good at a glance but I've not seen one in the flesh so I can't comment on what its like.
It's better where possible to go with a popular brand so spares are easy to obtain.
If it's something that he may not use for long it's probably better to go for the cheaper option.

Danny.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2011-01-10, 17:45

Cheep as chips and seems pretty good, althought not traxass or Losi quality

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13449

I've got one on backorder

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 18:27

I ve seen it before Mark, almost bought this one >> http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13450
big plus - I can buy TX from the same place >> http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10608

But like Danny said - spares ... Question

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2011-01-10, 18:50

Danny is quite right, and yeah ive seen the TX,

I belive the truck is a clone of somthing just need to find out what (looks like a Losi to me but its been a while) they only had an opening stock of 20 or so so nat may report about but they look pretty quick on yourtube

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-10, 19:16

Mark Barnes wrote:Danny is quite right, and yeah ive seen the TX,

....but they look pretty quick on yourtube

M
That's why I'm looking for the radio with EPA settings- that should sort it out Smile but can't find any info on HK - appart from info that it hasn't got any EXPO in comments.
Can do it with my TX but the size of mc3010 is way to big for my Kasper Wink

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2011-01-10, 20:32

Gaaaah, Danny, I've been trying to forget about the traxxas 1/16 Revo....... Damn you!

Andy

PS, the Traxxas stuff is always good, and very complete indeed. Perhaps a bit advanced for a really young 'un, but excellent none the less...

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-11, 01:57

Andy Sayle wrote:Gaaaah, Danny, I've been trying to forget about the traxxas 1/16 Revo....... Damn you!

Andy

PS, the Traxxas stuff is always good, and very complete indeed. Perhaps a bit advanced for a really young 'un, but excellent none the less...

Andy check out the new official Fiesta at the bottom of the rally car page.It's a little bit tasty.
I've still got the urge for a mini Summit as well.

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2011-01-11, 09:45

Mmmmm Greeeeeeeeen!

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Post by Guest on 2011-01-11, 11:03

Hi iv got a pair of mardav cobras ready to go you just need batts for the tx's £130 the pair or £75 each + P+P was just gona list them on EBay/bmfa classified both have had very little use Very Happy

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