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RC Trucks have come a long way in 20 years. Excellent way practice social distancing by DimeMachine
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What is the most durable "adult duty" RC truck? I purchased this Arrma Kraton not long ago and have to say it has exceeded my expectations. It is a BEAST.

Got any RC trucks? What are your favorite?

This thing is a beast.

https://youtu.be/KArQFLQHF7M
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Back in my day, the Tamiya Bruiser was the workhorse in the industry. It had the 3 speed transmission, all steel components, and weighed about 20 pounds with the huge brick battery they used.




Here is the control with the shift gate installed

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We recently got the old school Blackfoot and Monster Beetle kits and will be building them. Wish we could get a pair of technigold motors
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Heh , I liked your video!
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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:

We recently got the old school Blackfoot and Monster Beetle kits and will be building them. Wish we could get a pair of technigold motors


My first job was at a hobby store and I remember when the Blackfoot and Monster Beetle were released. They sold like hotcakes because that was the era of Bob Chandler's Bigfoot. I am very glad to see that after all these years, Tamiya hasn't given up on their big sellers from the 80's.
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Originally posted by IMSA GT:

Back in my day, the Tamiya Bruiser was the workhorse in the industry. It had the 3 speed transmission, all steel components, and weighed about 20 pounds with the huge brick battery they used.




Here is the control with the shift gate installed




That bruiser was pretty advanced. The transmission shifted gears - right and it had driveshafts going to each differential, leaf springs like my 1973 ford F250 I had at the time, very similar to the real deal. Remember them on the shelves but money would not permit me to buy one at the time... So cool!

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.... money would not permit me to buy one at the time... So cool!



Hell, I still question the prices of the used ones. They run between $600 up to $1,000, and that's USED.
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Hell, I still question the prices of the used ones. They run between $600 up to $1,000, and that's USED.


I wonder if you could still get parts? It would be a bummer to be sidelined by a small gear or some other machined or cast part...
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Tamiya makes a newer version called the High Lift. Looks like a Superduty Ford
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Originally posted by DimeMachine:

What is the most durable "adult duty" RC truck? I purchased this Arrma Kraton not long ago and have to say it has exceeded my expectations. It is a BEAST.

Got any RC trucks? What are your favorite?

This thing is a beast.

https://youtu.be/KArQFLQHF7M


Arrma is great especially for durability, I have a 3s senton that has taken so many jumps and tumbles with no issues whatsoever.

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The Kraton is fun, but the Nero is a beast
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I had an old nitro Traxxas Revo that I converted to brushless electric, an E-Revo Mamba, and a brushless 4-tec. Of course they all needed cooler bodies than the stock ones The advent of lithium polymer batteries and brushless motors really kicked the RC stuff into high gear.





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Originally posted by LitebulbwithaFiero:

Tamiya makes a newer version called the High Lift. Looks like a Superduty Ford


I just looked it up - pretty cool! Not a basher, but is a very neat piece of RC engineering for sure!!
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