Tamiya £99.99 RC Deal - Fiat 500 M-03 BARGAIN BUNDLE DEAL - Everything for just £99.99 @  Goldstarstockists
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Tamiya £99.99 RC Deal - Fiat 500 M-03 BARGAIN BUNDLE DEAL - Everything for just £99.99 @ Goldstarstockists

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Found 5th Feb 2014
1st time posting, cant find a better price for an entry level Tamiya RC kit car with everything needed to run

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Great package. Heat added. Thanks. :-)

Heat for package but you will end up with a Fiat 500 at the end.

Good find. Heat from me.

Original Poster

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Not a huge fan of the body style but can't go far wrong for the money lol

Great price! I paid the same over 15 years ago for a similar package!

I'd recommend getting one of the better chargers. The included one will take literally a full night to charge.

What's the speed and range of these things?

I've still got my old gear from when I raced RC buggies about 20 years ago. Bet this would go nicely with an 11T motor!
Edited by: "pauldh" 5th Feb 2014

Fab price the radio kit needed which can be transferred would cost £55 hot as a fire

Good deal. Anyone know of an off road car at a similar price?

Almost as big as the REAL THING!

Sold all my gear a few years ago, This is very tempting tho....

Banned

sub £100 for anything Tamiya RC is a good find. Heat!

Boon6000

Sold all my gear a few years ago, This is very tempting tho....



Cheap fun these-I remember paying £50 for motors, £130 for a speed controller, £80 for a servo, £40 each battery pack etc. Christ I even had a £140 lathe for skimming comms!! Would love to have the time and a local club to have some fun

How old is that 540 motor, damn!

Been going for years

Do you need the extra options

What is the balancer and would I be OK without.

How long does the supplied battery last?

Thanks

Heat added simply cos I'm a Tamiya nut

Brings back fond memories of childhood... Sitting up all Christmas eve building up my new Impreza, taking it out in the morning unpainted to race my friends and there new cosworths.
10 mins later and its a wreck.

Tempted. Heat added
Edited by: "callum84" 5th Feb 2014

Banned

Tamiya is the ****!

Brings back memories... I used to work in Tamiya HQ in Japan. Those were the days....

I'm sure a different shell could be fitted, nice wee Subaru.

pauldh

Cheap fun these-I remember paying £50 for motors, £130 for a speed c … Cheap fun these-I remember paying £50 for motors, £130 for a speed controller, £80 for a servo, £40 each battery pack etc. Christ I even had a £140 lathe for skimming comms!! Would love to have the time and a local club to have some fun



I too remember those years too, was certainly an expensive hobby, travelled up and down the country racing my Schumacher Procat against the likes of Tamiya Egress and the Avante, Kyosho's and other various makes and models.

Had to edit, I remember a mod I did to a standard Futaba servo when people were purchasing fancy £70 servos, I cut the red wire and plugged it straight to positive to the 7.2v battery pack.

HUKD
Edited by: "HotUKDude" 5th Feb 2014

ivadeal

Do you need the extra optionsWhat is the balancer and would I be OK … Do you need the extra optionsWhat is the balancer and would I be OK without.How long does the supplied battery last?Thanks



Do you need options? Depends what you want to do with it.

The ball races will make it a bit smoother and slightly more efficient.

The included battery should last the best part of 10 minutes. Upgrading the the 3000mah battery will nearly double your run times.

The first thing I'd upgrade is the charger. The included trickle charger will take 10 hours to charge. The 1a should do the 1800mah battery in about 2:15 hours. The 3a charger will charge it in 45 minutes.

Remember the days of having a Tamiya hornet and the bigfoot , only having one controller and receiver and having to swap them between the car and truck, everyone having diff crystals , building cars from scratch, kids don't know how lucky they are these days with their RTR kits lol.

How fast do these go and what is the range it can go, 200feet?

HotUKDude

I too remember those years too, was certainly an expensive hobby, … I too remember those years too, was certainly an expensive hobby, travelled up and down the country racing my Schumacher Procat against the likes of Tamiya Egress and the Avante, Kyosho's and other various makes and models. Had to edit, I remember a mod I did to a standard Futaba servo when people were purchasing fancy £70 servos, I cut the red wire and plugged it straight to positive to the 7.2v battery pack.HUKD



Mate I must have been literally a year or so after you-I had Schumacher Cougar 2 and then Cougar 2000 (also had a Kyosho Lazer ZXR). Raced Worksop, Dudley, Rotherham........loved it. Still got every bit of kit and all 3 cars up in the loft at my parents-20 years gathering dust
Edited by: "pauldh" 5th Feb 2014

pauldh

Mate I must have been literally a year or so after you-I had Schumacher … Mate I must have been literally a year or so after you-I had Schumacher Cougar 2 and then Cougar 2000 (also had a Kyosho Lazer ZXR). Raced Worksop, Dudley, Rotherham........loved it. Still got every bit of kit and all 3 cars up in the loft at my parents-20 years gathering dust



Sounds like it lad, I chose another hobby just before the the new Cougar was released, raced against a few pro's in my time and won a few medals and trophies, sadly never got sponsored and at that time companies and clever marketing raised prices and parts or accessories became either harder to source or just became expensive, however the new hobby now is bodybuilding and snowboarding, both of which expensive, although I must add woman are too expensive.

PS : Hope the good lady isn't reading this.

HUKD

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Oh well

esq3585

Remember the days of having a Tamiya hornet and the bigfoot , only having … Remember the days of having a Tamiya hornet and the bigfoot , only having one controller and receiver and having to swap them between the car and truck, everyone having diff crystals , building cars from scratch, kids don't know how lucky they are these days with their RTR kits lol.



Building it is half of the fun! I spent many nights with my dad building various RC kits and I learned a lot about it. It was also great time spent together and you can't put a price on that.

It's a great way to teach kids about engineering and electronics. Plus there's a lot of pride to take from racing something you built yourself.

Fortunately there's no messing around with crystals nowadays as the top stuff is all 2.4ghz. No motor maintenance either thanks to brushless motors. We also have Lipo batteries that last for ages! It's a great time for RC!

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tappy

Building it is half of the fun! I spent many nights with my dad building … Building it is half of the fun! I spent many nights with my dad building various RC kits and I learned a lot about it. It was also great time spent together and you can't put a price on that.It's a great way to teach kids about engineering and electronics. Plus there's a lot of pride to take from racing something you built yourself.Fortunately there's no messing around with crystals nowadays as the top stuff is all 2.4ghz. No motor maintenance either thanks to brushless motors. We also have Lipo batteries that last for ages! It's a great time for RC!



Couldn't agree more - quality time spent with my dad for a few years when I was racing. Love the idea of not going through a pair of motor brushes every few meetings, skimming the comm.........and just about getting the 5 minutes race distance out of a £40 battery pack with modern technology.
Edited by: "pauldh" 6th Feb 2014

tappy

Building it is half of the fun! I spent many nights with my dad building … Building it is half of the fun! I spent many nights with my dad building various RC kits and I learned a lot about it. It was also great time spent together and you can't put a price on that.It's a great way to teach kids about engineering and electronics. Plus there's a lot of pride to take from racing something you built yourself.Fortunately there's no messing around with crystals nowadays as the top stuff is all 2.4ghz. No motor maintenance either thanks to brushless motors. We also have Lipo batteries that last for ages! It's a great time for RC!


Don't get me wrong I loved building them ,everything is made to easy these days, even the majority of Nitro kits are RTR too which is a shame.

mine has just been delivered. its all in bits!

It looks like I will not be racing until tomorrow.
Edited by: "ivadeal" 10th Feb 2014

ivadeal

mine has just been delivered. its all in bits!It looks like I will not be … mine has just been delivered. its all in bits!It looks like I will not be racing until tomorrow.



http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww111/funk2win2/sure-if-serious-i-am-not.jpg

tappy



I was sort of expecting some assembly, but I did not really know what I was getting myself into.

had loads of fun with it today though. and it does seem like good quality kit.
Edited by: "ivadeal" 10th Feb 2014
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