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PostSubject: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:29 pm

Now for my racer.

TA RC18T.

It is mainly stock.
Well it does have Lundford Titanium Tie-Rods, Deans Connectors, Aluminum Steering Linkage


Driven Production Gear Protector and Motor Cooling Fins.



Parma Classic Custom Body





And Parma 24th scale Stock Car Driver.


And since the pictures have been taken I added a Futaba FAAST 2.4Ghz Radio

Now I just got to get the setup right to finish better. I've only raced it once and I did as well as I expected. I came, I saw, I got my buns kicked. Shocked

Well I don't go in with an attitude that I'm going to win in my first race with a Car/Truck.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:05 pm

nice rc18t what motor
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:35 pm

Bone Stock RTR Motor.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:04 pm

all stock
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:04 am

brushlessmicrodude wrote:
all stock

I guess you are unable to read as well as you post nonsense. I Guess I should give you the list again.

Lundford Titanium Tie-Rods
Driven Productions Gear Protector (A must for any RC18 owner)
Dean Connectors
Futaba FAAST Radio System
Aluminum Steering links
Cooling fins for the motor
Losi Street Tires for back alley test runs (I race indoors with BRP Foams)

I forgot the
RPM Front Bumper

I do have another body I run on it occasionally, but I like the classic for it's looks.



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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:34 pm

Let me get this topic back on track (ignoring pointless blmd post, that is one of the reasons he has the warnings I believe. Rolling Eyes )

I found an image of my two favorites, my RC18T and Micro-T.


Sort of like father and son in that image.

Yes I masked and painted them at the same time.
I liked the Red and black on the Classic Body.
The Flames are Automotive Pinstripe Tape.
I like BRP's Hauler body for the Micro-T but he doesn't make one for the RC18T (or even the Mini-T.)
Yes I bent the clips up on purpose, makes them easier to remove and install.

Now nobody here commented about the driver figure, I'm disappointed.

It's not a great job on the driver but when I raced 24th scale slotcars years ago one of the rules was all cars had to have a driver figure to race. So I kept that tradition alive in my Mini's. I think they should reinstate that rule in RC (especially with Mini's.) This one is a 24th scale driver but it looks OK to have a halfling (for Tolkien fans it's a HOBBIT) driving the truck. There is a reason I'm called Bilbo Baggins.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:57 pm

Sweet lookin rcs bro!!!!! and i didnt even notice the driver lol!!!! looks cool tho!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:09 pm

I try and put drivers in all my minis, trouble is I'm running low on 20 year old driver figures for slot cars. I know Parma still makes them, I think they have them on their web site and drag racing drivers.

I really would like to stick a driver in the Micro-T but the 32nd scale ones I have were all for European GT racing (Right Hand Drive) and would have trouble fitting correctly. I wasn't sure I wanted my Micro-T look like it was coming home from the Pub in England. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:14 pm

That sux they only have right hand drivers for the micro ts
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:14 pm

Nic rc's i like the bodys
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:22 pm

sk8r wrote:
That sux they only have right hand drivers for the micro ts

There maybe some left hand drive ones out there, but I haven't seen them. I'm thinking when I have time I may google search to see what I can find. Or I can see if the LHS Shaun races his slotcars at can get some. Now I have to IM Shaun too.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:37 am

how much is a rc18t
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:45 am

You can find them for the following range of prices at most online shops. Some LHS's may charge more.

RTR - $159.99 - $179.99
Factory Team Kit - $129.99 - $159.99

The kit requires you to install your own electronics but has hop-up parts included.

I wonder what TA hasn't come out with a factory team kit for the RC18R.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:46 am

isnt there rc18r,rc18t,rc18mt,rc18b,rc18
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:49 am

My next planned upgrades to the RC18T are as follows.

CVD's (MIP or 3Racing)
Upgrading Diffs (MIP Super Diffs.)
Adjustable Shocks (Factory Team or 3Racing)

Main problem is no cash for upgrades right now.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:53 am

brushlessmicrodude wrote:
isnt there rc18r,rc18t,rc18mt,rc18b,rc18

RC18 is the series of vehicles using the platform.

RC18B and RC18T Factory Team Kit are the same price range.
RC18B, RC18MT and RC18T RTR's are the same price range.

Only the RC18R is higher (165.99-189.99) than the rest.

My RC18T started as a 18B and I changed the shock towers. The front buggy body mount is being used to hold down my transponder (it's taped and clipped down.)

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:25 pm

Cool, if someone released a micro driver, it'd be sweet, and i like the driver in your rc18t!
It completes the look!
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:09 pm

Micro-T Master wrote:
Cool, if someone released a micro driver, it'd be sweet, and i like the driver in your rc18t!
It completes the look!

That's what I was thinking. Now to convince the rest of the racers and the manufacturers, that is the problem.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:49 pm

i wish they had left handed ones
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:11 am

Hey Bilbo...http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

A little pricey but it shows there is hope.

Edit: I just rememberd Hot Laps...I've picked u several bodies from them. Their shipping is not the fastest but the products are good. Oh, but if you have a question forget about getting a responce if the owner thinks its a dumb question... Anyway, here's a couple figgures and they're cheap enough to boot.
http://www.hotlapsracin.com/hotdrive.htm
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:59 am

Thanks sidewinder. I think I'll be able to get some funds for a driver or three. Place it on the top of the ESC cover instead of taping into the body like my 18th scale trucks.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:39 pm

Cool, an it looks lie you can paint them too! If you get some, tell us how it goes!
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:25 pm

Taping?

Hey Bilbo, I have found the magical answer for slot car interiors and glass in drag cars. Hot glue. Its awesome, if you wan to take something out just peel it off and its out, but other than that the hold strength is really good.

Sorry to get off topic, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:20 pm

Shaun wrote:
Taping?

Hey Bilbo, I have found the magical answer for slot car interiors and glass in drag cars. Hot glue. Its awesome, if you wan to take something out just peel it off and its out, but other than that the hold strength is really good.

Sorry to get off topic, lol.

I'm too old school. strapping tape holds well and is removable. Heck, I used to move my driver figures around if I did well with one figure instead of another.

I think you got a few of my drivers in a trade didn't you.

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PostSubject: Re: RC18T from the Hobbit Hole   Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:27 pm

Yes I did, and I enjoy them very much Smile
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