I love working on the early stuff. I have just finished a Kyosho Circuit 20 cloan, Sankyo Sigma BMW, complete with a rebuilt OS21 engine. I stripped and cleaned/light polished, some new parts for the clutch I found a few years ago and new radio gear. Love it - see enclosed picture, and boy does it go!
I loved the early Noughties, when eBay was full of cheap old nitro RC cars from the 70's and 80's
I dont like it now, everyone advertises at silly high 'Buy it Now' prices that will never sell to make money
I like the fact I have hooked up with people I raced with BitD, some where my hero's at the time, full works drivers etc, now the stories come out of the petty politics that occurred (83 1/8th World Champs is a good example).
I dont like how long it take to find parts and tools - anyone recommend some good small spanners? I have some really neat Britool ones from years ago but not a full set. No one seems to make good quality stuff anymore :-(
I hate the fact I cant find anywhere to run my 60mph 10kg 1/8th buggies, or my 80mph circuit racers locally, not much empty space in Surrey, and people like to moan about the noise of a wailing two-stroke at 30,000rpm