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Which Vintage Radio For My 065 Clod?

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Which radio sets would've been on offer in the UK at the time the 065 Clodbuster was first in the shops?

I don't mean just matching the manufacturers' release years as that doesn't say when they were in the shops, I mean what would've actually been on the shelf there and then? I need to get my 'perfect' Clod resto right! :lol:

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I guess the Futaba Attack series was on sale then? They are cheap and readily avalible.

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Which radio sets would've been on offer in the UK at the time the 065 Clodbuster was first in the shops?

I don't mean just matching the manufacturers' release years as that doesn't say when they were in the shops, I mean what would've actually been on the shelf there and then? I need to get my 'perfect' Clod resto right! :rolleyes:

In both of the 065 Clods (Chevy badge versions) I bought from Ebay were Acoms ARC227 recievers. They were bought from different sellers in different parts of the country so I would guess that the Acoms MK3 radio set was available at the time.

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here in the us, the futaba attack would have been the popular radio.

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Yes I think Acoms seem to be generally the 'more available' set over here at the time I guess it was down to wholsale prices.

Why I'm in the dark is because when I started it was before electric r/c was really practical and for my 1/8 ic cars I had a Sanwa GC2200, in those days you kept things longer so I had this radio in lots of cars before moving on to more pro gear (MacGregor lol!) so I didn't become aware of the budget sets of the 80's until I got into Tamiya in the 00's!

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The 58065 Clod was marketed with the Acoms Techniplus Mk3 or AW27 Technisport Mk1. I personally loathe the Mk3, it's ugly, unergonomic, and I wouldn't even use it for a doorstop (my door deserves better). But they are plentyful and abundant (nobody wants them?) because they were mass marketed with the late 80's kits.

I went with the Futaba Attack/Attack-R/Attack-BFR set. I believe Acoms pretty much had the market on lock-down in the UK, where as in the States and over here Futaba had the majority.

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I would personally go with the Technisport if you are going to go Acoms, more features and very retro. :rolleyes:

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