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Playtron Doberman

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To start with...
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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Picked up this Doberman a while ago.

No body, rock hard tires , quite a few scrapes and scratches and poorly repaired servo mounting tabs.

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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I've always been curious about these , maybe more the Lynx really but I'd just like the 4wd more , a very curious mix of influences , kind of a Frogeri .
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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Reassembled after a thorough cleaning.

Repaired broken servo mounts from underside with small strips of lexan and CA.
The mounts were probable broken because a previous owner had frozen the broken servo saver with CA.
Could still need a bit more clean up on the belly and battery area.
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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Originally the car came without a body.
Ordered and received a body and decals.


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Re: Playtron Doberman

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I mocked up some tires to kind of simulate to original tires.
Finding decent original tires is probably out of the question.
All the tires on the playtrons I've seen seem to suffer the same hardened and flat spotted failure my tires showed.
I had to glue the fronts just like the original tires I removed from the car.
Probably going to run the raised lettering on the inside of the rears.

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Got a little bit of painting done.

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Did not know what these lights were for until I looked at a picture of the original box online.

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A bit more cleaning, new servo saver and trying to resurrect the original front tires.

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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All the decals placed.
Still no esc or receiver but looking pretty good.

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Made a mount for the ESC.
Also helps to secure the servo a little.


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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Finished a few of the last tasks on the Doberman.

Esc wired
Changed servo for one with longer lead wiring
Tidied all the wiring
Mounted antenna.


A view from the underside.
Wires tucked in the "C' channel of the frame and held in place with small sections of silicone hose.
All wiring easily clears the battery area.
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As few wires as possible exposed.
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Ready for the shelf
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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Very cool and great job on the resto!!!! Love to see good pictures of these 'oddball' cars, ones I've never seen in person.

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Very cool and extremely well done 8)
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Re: Playtron Doberman

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I have the chassis, tyres and possibly the body of my playtron lynx that I had since 1987. what do you think this is worth?

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Re: Playtron Doberman

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Hello there rrichard8405,

There is a forum rule that applies to your question. https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=7465
Don't be offended if there are no answers to your question in this forum.
Similar Ebay "sold" items are probably your best reference.




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Re: Playtron Doberman

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That model has an interesting name. I wonder if Playtron ever considered making a Poodle? Or Chihuahua? :lol:
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