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Old 01-31-2018, 12:38 PM
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Pretty good driving on the part of the rc operator! I saw it do a J-Turn ��
That was Jay Halsey. He was one of Team Associateds pro driver. That is a modified RC10. Let me see if I can find some pictures.

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Old 01-31-2018, 12:39 PM
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That was Jay Halsey. He was one of Team Associateds pro driver. That is a modified RC10. Let me see if I can find some pictures.

Here ya go

http://www.robobugs.net/articles/dea...controlled-car

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Awesome information!


I thought it was an on-road car. Wow-- Jammin Jay really has/had connections to Hollywood! It would be cool for someone to track him down and do an interview about all of his experiences.


That guy and his Dad were incredible. They did so much to promote RC in the US and abroad.


Jay even had Clint Eastwood running for cover.


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That was Jay Halsey. He was one of Team Associateds pro driver. The is a modified RC10. Let me see if I can find some pictures.
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Hey Patriot10
I found you a smokin deal!!


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Old 01-31-2018, 03:11 PM
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Hey Patriot10
I found you a smokin deal!!

I think that seller added a few too many zeroes to the price

That is actually funny! Itís not even one of the highly sought after RC10s.

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I've got one of these collecting dust. Invested a lot in a toolbox full of parts because things break just like regular cars/trucks.

This thing is INSANELY fast. It will seriously kill a bystander if it launched off of something and hits a person. 30+ mph is no joke!

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I've got one of these collecting dust. Invested a lot in a toolbox full of parts because things break just like regular cars/trucks.

This thing is INSANELY fast. It will seriously kill a bystander if it launched off of something and hits a person. 30+ mph is no joke!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=F2kweO3oz_4
That self righting tech is insane! Talk about innovative. Traxxas changed the face of RC.
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Originally Posted by Patriot10 View Post
I think that seller added a few too many zeroes to the price

That is actually funny! Itís not even one of the highly sought after RC10s.

Lol But he says itís super rare!

And yes I agree, he has 5 to many 0ís
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That self righting tech is insane! Talk about innovative. Traxxas changed the face of RC.
For sure.. at the RC tracks, man, the kids that work part time flipping over trucks and so forth are in the danger zone.

With this new Traxxas technology, no need to stand in harm's way!

The technology has its downfall though. The electronic decoupling of the front to rear diff is a weak point whereas without it, the diff system was bulletproof. Still break more shocks and mounts and arms than anything though.
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Maybe the seller was drunk when he posted that.

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Lol But he says itís super rare!

And yes I agree, he has 5 to many 0ís
Interestingó I guess there will always be a weak point for bashers and other RCs. I used to run the RC10T (stadium truck) and one of the shocks always leaked oil. The front end was also a weak point and I must have fixed it so many times I lost count. Got tired of it very quickly and donated it to the Salvation Army.

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For sure.. at the RC tracks, man, the kids that work part time flipping over trucks and so forth are in the danger zone.

With this new Traxxas technology, no need to stand in harm's way!

The technology has its downfall though. The electronic decoupling of the front to rear diff is a weak point whereas without it, the diff system was bulletproof. Still break more shocks and mounts and arms than anything though.
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I bought a 4WD RC buggy years ago for pulling cables overhead above suspended ceilings. Still have it.
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post
I bought a 4WD RC buggy years ago for pulling cables overhead above suspended ceilings. Still have it.
Practical and creative!
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Update:


Started to build the Kyosho Javelin and boy, it was quite challenging but also quite satisfying when I was able to adapt and overcome the problem!


While the instruction manual is truly excellent and very detailed with the actual sized parts illustrated so you can compare the size of certain hex screws to the illlustration, etc.....the manual does NOT hold your hand and make things as easy as cake!


I suspect Kyosho left some things to the builder to figure out. Certain parts have to come from certain parts of the kit and it's not clearly spelled out. You need to hunt on your own and figure it out. It really helps if you have built an RC in the past or at least have built model kits. My Tamiya hobby knife has been invaluable as have a different brand of hobby scissors. Now, I just ordered some HEX wrenches, too. Last night, I competed the front and rear differentials and added the belt drive pulley. There is an optional chain drive, but some say the chain can stretch. Just by looking at these parts, there is no way it can handle a *****-out modern brushless motor! Despite what Kyosho did to upgrade things (slipper clutch, etc), these parts look too weak and flimsy to withstand a beating from modern LIPOs and brushless motors.





Schumacher CAT XLS: I scored my kits and they are on display in my man cave/office! I also found a few secret websites where the highly desired and rare Upgraded XLS CAT Masami Pro Transmissions are STILL being sold.


I scored about a dozen for a discount as it was a bulk purchase-- with a dozen more on hold. Not easy to find these sites, but I managed to find them! Most other places are on back order!

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Imgur to the rescue!


This is my re-released Kyosho Javelin remote controlled electric powered buggy kit. Still in the assembly phase



My first RC build was the original, Tamiya Grasshopper electric buggy. I must have been 14 years old at the time. My late Dad (love you Dad) bought it for me no questions asked when we were at a cool hobby store in Hong Kong. It was my intro into the wonders of RC!


(That's a Made in Japan Tamiya brand hobby knife, btw) Excellent knife!


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The Kyosho Javelin kit that I am building was purchased on Amazon.com.


I also have a 2nd Kyosho Javelin kit, that was bought in Akibahara, Japan last month. It cost me 33,000 Japan YEN or about $260 US dollars. Things are very affordable in Japan compared to Hawaii! That kit (not pictured) will be kept in storage and I may sell it someday. It's a collectors item for me.



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(Orange buggy, 2nd vehicle in the pic) This is what it will hopefully look like once it's finished. I have not built an RC in maybe 30 plus years. It's a great way to test your do-it-yourself skills and it challenges you mentally. I am an old man and need to exercise my noggin!


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So far, I have built the front and rear differentials (it's a 4-wheel drive buggy powered by either a chain or rubber belt). I chose the belt drive system.


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Here are some of the parts, prior to assembling the differentials.



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Sorry for the pics being out of sequence, but this is what the front and rear differentials look like without the connecting belt drive.


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Speaking of tires, I decided to store the original tires/wheels that came with the Kyosho Javelin kit. Just in case I ever decide to sell her, I want to add some extra "cool" points by selling it with the original, unused tires. I wrapped them in some packing wrap to keep oxygen from killing their freshness.

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