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Your 1st!

Post by spider » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:25 am

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Here is my first remote control vehicle. It's was made by Sears :lol: Takes 4 "C" batteries and 2-9 volts. Still runs although it doesnt steer. So I have to rig something up to get it going again.
As you can see it's not even as wide as a 12" rule. Im guessing it's 1/18 scale.
Anyone else have one of these out there? It's from the late 70's. Yea it's D.R.O.F. but as I said before they are a hit or miss with me.
I had a mountain man from Nikko before this one but I didnt like having to buy numerous batteries to run it back then. I know it was more than the 6 this one took. Anyone have a picture of that suburban mountain man.

Share your first if you still have em or if you have one like this.
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Post by $ubzero » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:45 am

Ive got one kicken around here in a box somewhere....Although I thought they were made by radio shack??....I put a sno-plow on mine & locked the 4wd unit(not really diffs)put in a ESC & servo & 6 sub-c s & it worked quite good but it has no suspension whatsoever :cry: .Ill dig it out & post a pic of it.One of my first RCs was a tyco turbo hopper(im lookin for one for memories sake),& a tunnel hull boat with a K&B 7.5(im a boat guy).
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Post by AGUILAR3 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:08 am

This is the RC that De-Virginized me :oops:
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Post by keithc6 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:00 am

And for me it was this...
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Post by Sypher » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:17 am

My first real rc was a clod but I had countless cheapo ones. The one I remember most was my NIKKO Kicker. I was so amazed with it then. :lol:
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Post by toyranosaur » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:33 am

Turbo Hopper was my 1st, too: I've still got mine! A short time after I got it, I bought a Kyosho Turbo Rocky, which kinda outclassed the poor 'Hopper: So I put on a Revell body I had, and put 266 brass screws in the tyres so I could run it on hardpack. I would also like to find a stocker for old time's sake, but all the ones I see are not quite the same: One day...
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Post by toyranosaur » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:34 am

Ouch!
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Post by AGUILAR3 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:40 am

Chris, that body Looks WICKED and those tires.....WELL,:twisted:
Yup!!!!....this is as good as it gets folks.

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Post by Electrohacker » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:48 am

my first toy was a radioshack 4X4... it was black took 4 c's and a 9v and a 9v in the controller I got it for christmas... I turned it into a robot with plans from a boys life and a few years later the electrics blew out.

my first hobby class was a tamiya king blackfoot which I still have to rebuild since I stole parts to build my clod the first time....

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Post by toyranosaur » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:43 pm

Thanks Aggy! Y'know, whilst it was not radio controlled, my very first 'remotely operated' toy was a little yellow van called 'Maxx Machine': It had a hand-held 'clicker' ( that was very loud & irritating to the parents!) You would click it once for straight, twice for left, 3 times for right, etc. A sound reciever of some type would make the van move. Anyone ever see one of these? It woulda been about 30 years ago. I actually missed a mint one of these on Ebay by not paying attention awhile back (It went for $4 and went to some jerk who probably threw it out when he got it & realized it wasn't a true Remote Control car for his $4. DANG!)
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Post by brushlesspede » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:57 pm

Hey spider I had that same truck when I was about 8 years old :D I loved it but it found it's way into the mud and water and for some reason it quit working :o
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Post by spider » Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:55 am

Great posts. Looking forward to seeing subzero's. I agree subzero there is no suspension at all. Like a chooper. :lol: I thought about doing something with it but Ill probably leave it as is. I already have broken a wheel which I have forgotten about. The epoxy has been smuched all over the back rear wheel. Probably from pulling stuff in my younger years. I dont really recall. Underneath the chassis and on the remote hand control should read Sears. At least mine does. Oh well no biggie.
Aggy that was a beauty that took your virginity. ;) Nice nitro.

brushlesspede, you sound the same as I was. Throw it in there and see what it can do. Ususally bad things happen after that. :lol: This one for some reason I took care of to a certain point. It does have some dings and removable grill but surprisingly it made it this far.
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Post by hexus » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:57 pm

I don't have any pics of my first...
Midnight Pumpkin.... e1 who knows me knows what happened to it - I prefer not to bring it up here... :wink:
only drove it maybe once - mostly let AM drive it.

It was SO cute!!

I was given the link to it by TStrike (since he knew I was looking for one for myself) & picked it up for $70 shipped).

*shrug* life goes on... we're in the midst of fixing up some stuff around the house that some scary dude set up wrong in the 60s/70s...
Like a 3-pront outlet - when removed - the ground wire was still dangling bundled behind it!! :shock: We're checking outlets FIRST lol...
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Post by jwrape » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:28 pm

Yes, i actually collect them from when i was a kid. Got the Thunder Van, a couple of those 4x4's, a old Firebird, a couple of Jeep. i actually gave my Dad one of the jeeps as a Xmas gift to remind him of the ol' days.
I would post pics, but RCpics.net is holding them hostage, maybe later when i can get them to load. :x
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Post by hemiclod » Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:36 am

heres mine the midnight pumpkin still runs like it was new. :D :D
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