Tamiya Holiday Buggy RC Kit - Now £69.99 @ Modelzone
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Tamiya Holiday Buggy RC Kit - Now £69.99 @ Modelzone

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Found 3rd Jan 2012
Tamiya's Holiday Buggy. This is the 2010 re-release, so on a modern chassis.

Many people remember having one of these when they were younger, and it's better than ever. Bought one of these for myself, just need to get an okay Radio gear.

If you don't know, you need to build this yourself (dead easy, honestly. Tamiya kits are great) and get yourself a radio system, battery and charger as they aren't included. Tamiya Speed Controller included in this kit.

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Does any one now if this is the same as the wild one with a different shell it looks very simaler
Edited by: "broadyo796" 3rd Jan 2012

it actually says it doesnt come with the transmitter,battery or the charger

sambo79

it actually says it doesnt come with the transmitter,battery or the … it actually says it doesnt come with the transmitter,battery or the charger



I think that's what mehall meant.

Not a bad price, but I would go for a Macnum (truggy) or Madrat (buggy) for £20 less, easier to get spares and respectable quality for the price.

Only issue is you will need to spend another £20 on 2.4 radio gear, £3 for a servo, £40 on esc and motor, £30 on some lipos etc. So unless you have got the stuff it can be expensive even for a cheap car. Best value for money is a Speed Passion RS2 £130 all in and its brushless, or even cheaper an FTX buggy, £90 for a rtr

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phased

I think that's what mehall meant.Not a bad price, but I would go for a … I think that's what mehall meant.Not a bad price, but I would go for a Macnum (truggy) or Madrat (buggy) for £20 less, easier to get spares and respectable quality for the price.Only issue is you will need to spend another £20 on 2.4 radio gear, £3 for a servo, £40 on esc and motor, £30 on some lipos etc. So unless you have got the stuff it can be expensive even for a cheap car. Best value for money is a Speed Passion RS2 £130 all in and its brushless, or even cheaper an FTX buggy, £90 for a rtr




That is what I meant, yes.
And even the stock 380 is fast enough for someone who hasn't driven a hobby RC before, so if they can get a cheap 540 before building, I think it's pretty good value for money.

Oh, and I hate ansmann instructions, they're horrible compared to Tamiya.

The FTX buggies are a good choice if you want RTR, but everyone I've known has always preferred kits. Plus: put it together once, you can do it again when you break it.

As for parts, you can get Hobby Co's number, they're the UK importer for Tamiya, or go to etamiya.com, who ship over here pretty cheaply.

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broadyo796

Does any one now if this is the same as the wild one with a different … Does any one now if this is the same as the wild one with a different shell it looks very simaler



The Wild One is the same as the Fast Attack Vehicle actually. This Holiday Buggy is the DT-02 chassis like the Sand Viper, the original one had a different chassis.

The FAV is pretty recently re-released. Modelsport have it for £139
modelsport.co.uk/tam…004

mehall

The Wild One is the same as the Fast Attack Vehicle actually. This … The Wild One is the same as the Fast Attack Vehicle actually. This Holiday Buggy is the DT-02 chassis like the Sand Viper, the original one had a different chassis.The FAV is pretty recently re-released. Modelsport have it for £139http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-fast-attack-vehicle/rc-car-products/40004



It also Includes Tamiya TEU-104BK electronic speed control unit (ESC), doubt the original posted item would...

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stealth666

It also Includes Tamiya TEU-104BK electronic speed control unit (ESC), … It also Includes Tamiya TEU-104BK electronic speed control unit (ESC), doubt the original posted item would...



The Holiday Buggy does actually! Dunno if it was Hobby Co or whoever, but apparently the UK release contains the ESC.

phased

Not a bad price, but I would go for a Macnum (truggy) or Madrat (buggy) … Not a bad price, but I would go for a Macnum (truggy) or Madrat (buggy) for £20 less, easier to get spares and respectable quality for the price.



Will they hold some value like a Tamiya kit though?

I bought a Gravel Hound, on the DF-02 4WD chassis a few year back. Run it for a couple of years (indoors) then eBayed it loosing only 20 or so quid.

thanks if i let nostalgia take over i might treat myself to one of those...for the kids obviously, if the wife asks!

mehall

The Wild One is the same as the Fast Attack Vehicle actually. This … The Wild One is the same as the Fast Attack Vehicle actually. This Holiday Buggy is the DT-02 chassis like the Sand Viper, the original one had a different chassis.The FAV is pretty recently re-released. Modelsport have it for £139http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-fast-attack-vehicle/rc-car-products/40004


I purchased the previous version of this SCT and it's proved very reliable and comes with the radio gear as standard.
modelsport.co.uk/hpi…097
Have previous had Tamiya 4WDs and would go for the HPI for durability

Interesting stuff everyone, ta. What do people also think of this RTR option?

goldstarstockists.net/liv…=en

Reasonable reviews and relatively cheap...
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