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RC10 Edinger from Japan unboxing

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It was exciting to finally get my first Edinger RC10. To top it off it was in mint condition. Luckily, I was the only bidder and won the auction paying 500,000 yen in 2019. This originally sold for 34,500 yen in the 1980s or 345 USD at the time. The sale came with the spare original gold tub, and an extra body which was a big plus.
The box advertises in Japanese, "This is for the expert enthusiast/maniac" "Super off-road machine RC10".

The nylon has yellowed over time (a look I prefer), and what I like most is the sheen of the aluminum shocks and chassis. It is less "tinny" and has a more rich vintage sheen to it. It reminds me of old Selmer saxophones back in the day. The Jay Halsey paint scheme was hand painted with brush and still looks fresh and attractive. The previous owner replaced the tub chassis and shock towers with graphite options. Are the graphite chassis options from a Japanese company or the Houge swing trailing arm chassis? I can't tell. It is very sturdy and high quality for sure.

Speaking of quality, the ball bearings are ridiculously smooth on this. The front tires spin for several minutes, better than any car I have in my collection. Also the transmission spins more freely than my RC10B4...? The quality of this Edinger is very impressive, was this common or an aberration? Or, maybe I was lucky to have this RC10 built to a high standard? Definitely needed this in my collection. It's a small world but I worked for SBC/AT&T on the same Edinger Street in Santa Ana back in the day. The box traveled a far distance lol.
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Re: RC10 Edinger from Japan unboxing

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Very nice! Although I was hoping for a picture or two showing the graphite chassis.
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Based on this, tells me that it is a Composite Craft or similar aftermarket chassis.
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Re: RC10 Edinger from Japan unboxing

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Here are picture of the chassis and my driver. He left the Blackfoot to drive for team associated :)
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That is a wide nose chassis, likely Composite Craft. Hot Trick offered a similar nose plate for aluminum tubs.
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Very cool. Those shock towers are also CC, and I like the Touch of Class integrated into the rear for the motor connector.
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Re: RC10 Edinger from Japan unboxing

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If the trans is really smooth, someone probably took their time blueprinting the outdrives. They weren't bad, but the rework made them super smooth

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jwscab wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 2:39 pm If the trans is really smooth, someone probably took their time blueprinting the outdrives. They weren't bad, but the rework made them super smooth
This.

My six gear transmissions are among the freest spinning that I own. However, their tolerances aren't nearly as tight as a Stealth.

Doing the outdrive bearing mod adds significantly more support to the outdrives, which should translate to longer idle gear life. However, this does come at the cost of a tighter transmission.
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