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  1. Didn‘t find a better a place... admins please move if necessary. German label „Racers Paradise“ released a 1/10 Opel Ascona bodyset (officially licensed by Opel), fitting any common 1/10 rc chassis like TT-01 and TT-02. And just like the new Tamiya Audi Quattro body, it comes with regular-sized wheel arches, it is not a remake of the 1980s Tamiya body. Qualitx is pretty good, they released some other Opel bodies during the last years (e.g. Opel Commodore and Opel Manta MK2). So, it is possible to build a period-correct counterpart rally car alongside to the famous Audi Quattro. In 1982, Walter Röhrl was the last one who managed to win the World Cup Driver‘s championship using a rear-wheel-only-driven car, so the Ascona has it‘s place in Rallye history. (In 1983, Lancia was able to win the constructor‘s title with the Lancia 037, but the driver‘s title was won by 4-wheel-driven car, which has not changed until today). Opel Ascona Bodyset
  2. Most likely, my 1/10 scale Porsche 936. Along with two unused spare bodies.
  3. 47453 1/10 RC Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Flower Power (M-05) 56364 1/14 RC Scania R470 (Silver Edition) Source: tamiyablog.com
  4. 57919 XB Toyota Supra (white version) https://www.ebay.com/itm/184355542183 (not to be mixed up with 57916, which is the red XB version)
  5. I made that experience with analog servos, regardless if they were old or new, connected to my Futaba 2.4GHz receivers: During powering up, the servos perform a kind of initializing run, i.e. they rotate to the maximum and then back to neutral position. This is not good if the steering mechanics requires a rotating limitation of less than 100%... I changed to digital servos and the problem was gone, these servos don‘t do anything during/after powering up.
  6. Before today, I've never heard of that brand "Radiopost". But I cannot find any new items - looks as if they are out of business?
  7. Guide plates, could be a job for someone who owns a 3D-printer?
  8. There are only very few "real" stick radios out there. "Real" means that the sticks don't move in all directions. You can choose between: Absima SR2S (recommended) Carson Reflex Stick 3.x Futaba T2HR (recommended) These are rather basic, have no memory to support more than 1 model, and they don't feature individual left/right EPA. Then there is a big gap, as there is no mid-priced stick radio available from any manufacturer. Next option is the Fuatba T4GRS, which supports up to 40 cars and hast lots of features, including individual left/right EPA.
  9. As mentioned before, Flysky / Turnigy. Absima also makes some nice entry-level radios.
  10. As I mentioned before, my vintage cars have vintage electronics (27 MHz AM) that still works (in the house), but not outside due to too much interference. Especially the steering servo was a problem, because it has an unique design which is not compatible to standard servo units. So I asked someone to construct a 3D-printed adapter that fits to the original radio plate and takes a modern digital servo (Graupner DES 587 BB MG). + an electronic speed controller with old-school-design (Graupner Speed Profi 40R) + a basic-style 2-stick 2.4 GHz radio (Absima SR2S) and receiver (Absima R3FS). If necessary, all the original stuff can be installed again without problems, there was no need to modify anything of the original parts, no new holes, nothing.
  11. Do you have a name or a link? I cannot find any modern 27 MHz stick radio as a regular new item.
  12. Also still hoping for Ford F150 Ranger XLT Toyota 4x4 Hilux Pick-Up 4x4 Blazing Blazer and also hoping for Opel Ascona, but with wheel arches corrected in the same way as happened with the Audi Quattro Ford Escort RS Cosworth Ford Mondeo
  13. It may depend on the devices, but my 1981 27 MHz radio/receiver works fine with modern digital servos and ESCs (even with BEC) both brushed and brushless. All I needed was to buy some adapter cables, because the receiver‘s plug system was different than today‘s standard.
  14. I am just courious... What's your approach when you restore older models and get them running again? Maybe even when they will be only shelf-queens, but shall be kept in running condition? When it all started with the Porsche 934 in 1976 and during the 1980s, classic two-stick radios with AM/FM 27 MHz technology were common. During the 1990s, wheel radios widely replaced the stick types. And today, 2.4 GHz has replaced the MHz technology. What's your experience with running and repairing older radios/receivers from the 1980s and 1990s? I have some sets from early 1980, and they still work fine within the house. But outside, it looks as if there is too much interference, the range is about 10-15 meters and then the cars gets out of control. This happens no matter which of the old systems I am using in particular. To avoid damage to the cars, using a modern 2.4GHz combo seems to be the way to go. As I don't like wheel radios, this is a problem. Stick radios are still available, but they are either high-end, which means lots of features and great quality but high prices (e.g. Futaba T4GRS or Sanwa Exzes ZZ) or rather low-end with only basic features and different levels of quality (e.g. Carson Reflex Stick, Absima SR2S or Futaba T2HR), but very low prices These ones seem to be only survivors for all those that like stick radios to use with their RC cars. Moreover, there are many stick radios available with 4 or 6 (or even more) channels, but intended to use with RC planes and helicopters. Usually, these ones need mechanical modifications to lock the unwanted directions of the sticks for car use. E.g. the Turnigy TGY-i6 and all of it's rebrandings. But even if I pimp the stick mechanics, I don' want a radio that shows a plane in the LCD display while I am running a car So, how do you handle that? Use modern style components, no matter how old the car is? Use vintage radios etc, if you get them by occasion and if they still work? Buy and repair vintage equipment, in order to get the complete car as period correct as possible? Use a wild mix between old and new, just depending on what your parts stock is providing?
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