Tag Archives: radio controlled car

Classic JDM Toys

20 Jan

A Tamiya R/C 280ZX. True collectibles now, these can often go for hundreds of dollars, if not more!tamiyazx

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Scaled Down

22 Apr

Pretty cool when you can build a 1/10th scale radio controlled version of your actual car.

The model:

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And the full size version:

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Guess which one runs lol. One of these days I’ll get the real one back on the road. As with most projects, lack of time/money. Ran great, insanely fast, but ran out of injector at 16 psi on a T66. A series of “might as well” changes ensued, and well, I never it finished the changes, as this took over:

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New HPI Calsonic R32 GTR R/C Car Available!

10 Feb

The chassis is a marvel in space efficiency, packing in features rarely found on small scale RC cars. High tech electronics are used to combine the 2.4GHz receiver and the fully proportional electronic speed control into a compact single control unit. A dedicated SH-34 steering servo delivers precise proportional steering for realistic steering and handling. All of the electronics are sandwiched securely in the chassis, but they can be individually removed for maintenance or performance upgrades.
For stable handling the RS32 uses a proven T-bar rear suspension and a reliable gear differential on the rear axle, perfect for maneuvering the tight turns found on indoor race tracks. Up front is a swing-arm suspension with adjustments for spring rate and suspension travel. The molded rubber tires deliver high grip and long tire life on surfaces ranging from concrete to wood to short-pile carpet.

Topping it all off is a super scale reproduction of the legendary #1 Calsonic sponsored Nissan Skyline R32 from the 1991 JTC series. The body has incredible details normally only found on the finest scale models. It’s all there: mirrors, light buckets, rear wing, tinted windows, rear window defroster, windshield wipers. And of course, the shape, colors, and decals are all spot-on and fully licensed by Nissan. Ultra realistic RC at its finest, from HPI Racing!

RS32 features:
– 2.4GHz radio set for excellent reception, eliminates the need for radio crystals
– TF-21 transmitter with steering dual rate, steering trim, throttle trim, and servo reversing
– Fully proportional electronic speed control with reverse
– SH-34 fully proportional steering servo
– Servo saver to protect the steering servo
– Highly detailed molded body shell with paint and decals applied- 4.8V 150mAh Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack included
– Direct-drive for high efficiency and simplicity
– Rear wheel drive for realistic handling
– C32 Quick Charger included for easy charging
– ON/OFF switch on the bottom of the car
– Adjustable front suspension travel and front spring rate
– Swing-arm front suspension and T-bar rear suspension for high grip
– Long life molded rubber tires (medium compound front, soft compound rear)
– Gear differential for low maintenance
– Snap on body for quick body changes
– Adjustable gear ratio to optimize performance to track conditions
– Tool kit included for easy maintenance

Specifications
Total length: 141.8mm (5.5 inches)
Total width: 56.6mm
Total height: 42mm
Wheelbase: 81.5mm
Weight fully equipped: 100g

Equipment Needed
12 AA batteries (6 for the radio and 6 for the charger)

Click to order yours! Just $179