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Hot Trick Optima

Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:58 am

I figured I should start putting up some of my rides on occasion.

I am a big fan of modified cars especially - and you guys seem to appreciate them.

This one took four years to get together - however the result in the end was worth it..hope you think so too.

I have plenty of others to add - just wont overdo it - as I am no "bragger"......just love these damned old cars !

I Will let the pics do the talking!

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by templeofspeed » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:04 am

Very nice for Hot Trick... :roll:

:P

Let's see some AE stuff! 8)

I want to see your RC12E Weightsaver! :wink:

Sorry Darryn, I'm on an RC12 kick right now... :oops:

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Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:08 am

Hi mate,

Did you see the article in R/C CAR ?

I have plenty of pics of the 12e - in fact I built up a standard and a weightsaver side by side, from NIB parts........took photos along the way! Still have plenty of 12e bits NIB too..............

RC10??? : Currently restoring my MIP legends runner and building a new built one as well.......Tekin, MIP and other hop up RC10 chassis cars on the go (currently 7 RC10's)- way to many projects and way to little time....dont get me started on the Losi's I have on the go!!

I will put them up soon if you really would like to see them.....just dont want to be seen as someone who likes to boast....again - I love this stuff - my passion for it is very strong.

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by templeofspeed » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:10 am

Christ man! Put 'em up!!! This is all about the boast!

Sorry, I don't sometimes get the magazines... :oops: I might go a few months without visiting the LHS.

I've posted a few of my RC12 projects, but they don't really seem to be a hot topic around here. I know there's some small scale perverts hiding out though. :wink:

I've almost completed my RC12 alphabet, plus a few significant oddballs. I've been meaning to get the compilation together and posted... :oops:

I won't further hijack your thread, sorry.

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by scr8p » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:43 am

well, i'm not really into the hot trick stuff, or kyosho for that matter. but, i can fully appreciate the time and effort you put into that car. so, in that regard..................

great build-up. :D

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Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:52 am

Thanks guy's - comments appreciated very much!

The Hot Trick gear in all honesty really did not make alot of difference to the perfomance back in the day - although in this case the lower chassis and trailing arms really made the car alot more "grippy"....but geeeeez their gear looks great all built up.....got a hotshot and a couple of others to build too.

Temple - mate - dont worry about hijacking the thread mate - thats how friendships are formed - I am all for that... Would love to see some of your 12e's - in fact I think I have somewhere on here?

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Post by mrlexan » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:06 am

Those wheels sure look familiar.
I am not here cause I am playing photographer and on my mountain bike.
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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:11 am

Jeeez Jay,

You said EXACTLY the same thing on TC!! LOLOL :lol: :roll: Get some new material buddy!! LOLOL

hmmmmmmmmmm.........LOVE the new Losi's you built up mate - jeeeezz - all that graphite! Yummy !!

Seriously though Jay - mate - that is how we met - remember - you were selling those wheels - and I ended up buying 6 or so sets from you? ahhhhhhhhh - memories!

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by scr8p » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:21 am

oh, and don't worry about posting too many pics. i don't think there's such a thing. :wink:

it's nice to see other people's collections of finished and "in progress" cars.

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Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:49 am

Thanks mate,

Although I think I might start posting thums - as I may bring the place down - I get pretty snaphappy!!

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by JK Racing » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:04 am

I loved those tires BITD...I dont remember them in 2.0, only 1.5.

Looks awesome.
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Post by RETRO R/C » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:24 am

JK Racing wrote:I loved those tires BITD...I dont remember them in 2.0, only 1.5.

Looks awesome.
Yeah - they worked brilliantly on hard packed clay and blue groove tracks - but thats about it.....useless on any other surface.

Should add that this car has a ball diff in the rear, belt drive conversion and one way fron diff as well as many other options like captive ball joints, adjustable turnbuckles etc

Thanks for the comments.

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by bscotti » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:59 pm

fantastic looking car!
Classics rule, moderns drool

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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by J.M. » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:58 pm

BRAGGER! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Hot Trick Optima

Post by RichieRich » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:20 am

Darryn - this is one of my favorites. Sooo nice and red. I'd like to see some of your RC10s, even if not complete. Oh, and your section on RC Car is the first thing I turn to when I get the mag each month.
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