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spaceballs
21st February 2012, 01:52 PM
Calling all RC guys. :p

What do you think of this - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAMIYA-BOOMERANG-BRAND-NEW-BOX-MUST-SEE-58418-/270918145347?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item3f13fad543#ht_500wt_1287

Used to own this and would love to get it again. Is the price ok? Will i be able to find a remote for it as the listing doesn't state it comes with one? Anything i need to know?

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance :D

Womble
21st February 2012, 04:11 PM
It doesnt come with the radio gear at all, more that just the remote, you need a two channel RC system for it (transmited, receiver, and two servos) which are cheap and easy to find these days. I had the Hornet back in the day, great fun, still got it actually. You will also need the battery pack and charger.

Check out local hobby stores for the price question.

Bear in mind that Tamiya re-released some of their 1980s classics a few years ago, so if it is an original 1980s model kit the price will be a lot higher than if its a recent rerelease of the kit. $400 strikes me as a bit high if its a recent version.

Frank_fjs
21st February 2012, 04:21 PM
Is it original or rerelease? Either way it seems too expensive to me, Tamiya cars are cheap and never much more than $200.

Arcade King
21st February 2012, 04:23 PM
Calling all RC guys. :p

What do you think of this - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAMIYA-BOOMERANG-BRAND-NEW-BOX-MUST-SEE-58418-/270918145347?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item3f13fad543#ht_500wt_1287

Used to own this and would love to get it again. Is the price ok? Will i be able to find a remote for it as the listing doesn't state it comes with one? Anything i need to know?

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance :D

Looks sweet though! I hope to own a Hornet again some day.

@lien_Zed
21st February 2012, 05:29 PM
Calling all RC guys. :p

What do you think of this -
Thoughts?

Thanks in advance :D


yep, rip off
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/boomerang/4wd/2008-p-90006414.html

tamiya re-released plenty of their original rc's that had mechanical speed controllers some years ago, they still do it now and then

they ditched the mechanical speed controller for and ESC and thats about it. few other minor mods, but the major one is the ESC

dont buy the one on ebay, only if your feeling rich

the one on ebay doesnt say if it had a mechanical speed controller or esc any how, even if it did, way over priced

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Looks sweet though! I hope to own a Hornet again some day.

hornets rock, i had one over 20 years ago, heres the new ones

http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/rtr/hornet-p-3361.html

bigALshoalhaven
21st February 2012, 08:03 PM
we could call them EM and SS speed controllers:laugh:

spaceballs
21st February 2012, 09:54 PM
yep, rip off
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/boomerang/4wd/2008-p-90006414.html

tamiya re-released plenty of their original rc's that had mechanical speed controllers some years ago, they still do it now and then

they ditched the mechanical speed controller for and ESC and thats about it. few other minor mods, but the major one is the ESC

dont buy the one on ebay, only if your feeling rich

the one on ebay doesnt say if it had a mechanical speed controller or esc any how, even if it did, way over priced

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hornets rock, i had one over 20 years ago, heres the new ones

http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/rtr/hornet-p-3361.html

Thanks for the info and link Zed.

What else do i need to get this baby going then?

@lien_Zed
21st February 2012, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the info and link Zed.

What else do i need to get this baby going then?

well i dunno, its a bit hard to tell from the photos if it is complete with radio/esc/reciever or not. but from what i can see it doesnt have these bits and with out them, well you might as well sit on the floor and play with it and push it round like your a toddler with your tonka toys cos it aint gunna do to much otherwise


i just had another look at the photos and it looks like in the second photo theres an esc on the box in the middle on the left side.the radio *might* be in the blueie/greenie type box under it, i dunno, with a bit of luck it might be

you may even need a battery to get it going, just a half decent nimh battery say 3000mah 7.2volt or even a half decent lipo should do the trick
i would contact the seller and see if it is a full RTR kit with radio/reciever etc

however, as i have already stated and shown a link to a new one direct from hong kong at less then half the price, i still wouldnt touch this car with a barge pole simply as it is so over priced its not funny

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we could call them EM and SS speed controllers:laugh:

i do like your logic

electro mechanical and solid state

ESC means - electronic speed controller;)

spaceballs
22nd February 2012, 07:20 AM
Thanks for the info. I was actually referring to the link YOU supplied and what was needed to get it going not my eBay link.

It states that i need - 2-channel R/C system, 7.2V battery and charger separately required. Is that all?

@lien_Zed
22nd February 2012, 07:26 AM
Thanks for the info. I was actually referring to the link YOU supplied and what was needed to get it going not my eBay link.

It states that i need - 2-channel R/C system, 7.2V battery and charger separately required. Is that all?


DOH!!! my bad, sorry:redface



yeah should be it, they should come with a motor in the box. nothing flash they are just a mabuschi rs-540

http://www.mabuchi-motor.co.jp/cgi-bin/catalog/e_catalog.cgi?CAT_ID=rs_540sh

just about any old 2 channel radio/receiver will do the trick, infaact i have a traxxas 27Mhz radio/reciever in my shed you can have for $30, that included postage, and it will work nicely with it

spaceballs
22nd February 2012, 07:44 AM
just about any old 2 channel radio/receiver will do the trick, infaact i have a traxxas 27Mhz radio/reciever in my shed you can have for $30, that included postage, and it will work nicely with it

Might take you up on the that offer. Wow, some of those prices on the receiver's :o Do they drive the thing for you :laugh:

boskie
22nd February 2012, 10:33 AM
Yeah thats a re-issue, I recently bought (now sold) the hornet re-issue, inside of box was identical almost....its in too good nick to be original -

but yes a transmitter receiver kit floats around $120 - just a standard Sanwa will do you fine...

@lien_Zed
22nd February 2012, 02:47 PM
Might take you up on the that offer. Wow, some of those prices on the receiver's :o Do they drive the thing for you :laugh:

shoot me an email if your interested. paypal or cod and shes all yours:cool:

Savage
16th April 2012, 10:38 PM
A bit late, but I'd love to have a Boomerang.

RC Mushroom had them for $145.00 these.
Original - 58055 The Boomerang (1986)
Re-Release - 58418 The Boomerang (2008)

So even finding a re-re is going to be hard.

I've got a Frog, a Super Hotshot (Was a Supershot) coming..
and contemplating getting a Hotshot.

They all come with ESC, and one servo. Usually you need a servo for steering and a receiver / Transmitter

spaceballs
17th April 2012, 08:00 AM
I have been watching RC Model since I started this thread and they still have no stock :cry Will give it a little bit more then look to another model.

May be the Frog or Hotshot like yourself :cool:

@lien_Zed
17th April 2012, 09:13 PM
have a look at rc mushroom

http://www.rc-mushroom.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=33

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here we go

http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_info.php/tamiya-the-boomerang-2008-p-16194

Savage
18th April 2012, 11:43 AM
Ahem as mention a few post up rc mushroom don't have any more. Click on the Boomerang and shows no stock when ordering. RC Mart and also Stellar models don't have any :(

Problem was / is Boomerang re release was only done in one batch! the Hotshot was done in 3 batches I believe! That's why you can Still get the Hotshot....


BTW got the Hotshot from Tower. $45 dollars off voucher for international buyers, $10 off shipping and to my surprise I had been given $65 credit for previous problem with my Futaba 4pl which had to be sent back (was postage costs)

@lien_Zed
18th April 2012, 07:26 PM
bugger. oh well, was just trying to help

spaceballs
18th April 2012, 07:37 PM
bugger. oh well, was just trying to help

Your a good man :023:

When I eventually pick one up i'll take you up on the offer of that receiver if it still stands and if it's still available

@lien_Zed
19th April 2012, 06:36 AM
no worries, its still in my shed gathering dust.i wont charge you for the dust either :lol:p

Savage
19th April 2012, 08:03 PM
bugger. oh well, was just trying to help

And nothing wrong with that.

Prince
20th April 2012, 04:24 PM
This thread has inspired my to pull out the Frog this weekend.
Jardine, there was a Hornet on sale @ Toyworld Eastland back in December....ring em up.

@lien_Zed
20th April 2012, 08:07 PM
there was a hornet at toyworld townsville only a week or two ago as well

Townsville216-230 Woolcocks Street
Currajong, QLD 4812Australia









Store Phone Number:07 4728 8895

spaceballs
20th April 2012, 10:44 PM
This thread has inspired my to pull out the Frog this weekend.
Jardine, there was a Hornet on sale @ Toyworld Eastland back in December....ring em up.

I have a mate who owns a Toyworld. Might have to hit him up for a model and price starting to get impatient

@lien_Zed
21st April 2012, 08:24 AM
theres a good chance i will be going to our toyworld today to get some stuff. i will have a lookie on their shelf and chat to they guys there who work in that section.i visit the shop regularly, i should be on their payroll:lol

Savage
21st April 2012, 09:32 AM
You can get the hornet delivered for $140 from most online Hobby stores ($100 for the Hornet, and $40 delivery) so that should give you an idea what to look out for in price range.

(For kit only, will still need a steering servo, and radio gear)

Manta
21st April 2012, 09:57 AM
Could you throw a lipo battery in one of these? I imagine not but was just curious

Savage
21st April 2012, 10:11 AM
Yes.
The standard RX that comes with them is a TEU-101BK.
2 Cell lipo will give 7.4volts. Although the highest rating this RX says it can receive is 7.2volts, people have used them with no issues.

I've got a 3300mAh 30C Lipo (7.4v) and a 4500mAh 30C LiFePo4 (6.6v) on order to test them out.

danny_galaga
21st April 2012, 11:22 AM
Is it original or rerelease? Either way it seems too expensive to me, Tamiya cars are cheap and never much more than $200.

Well, if you ever happen to find an original, good condition Sand Scorcher, I'll be happy to take it off your hands for $200 :cool:

Manta
21st April 2012, 11:40 AM
That would be very cool

Savage
21st April 2012, 12:25 PM
Well, if you ever happen to find an original, good condition Sand Scorcher, I'll be happy to take it off your hands for $200 :cool:

Agreed, they can go for up to 1k
Here's one on eBay 2 days to go, be interesting to see what it goes for http://tinyurl.com/7gctdxd

@lien_Zed
22nd April 2012, 08:37 PM
i went to toyworld here yesterday to see if they had any tamiya rc's on the shelf and they were out:(

danny_galaga
24th April 2012, 08:11 PM
Agreed, they can go for up to 1k
Here's one on eBay 2 days to go, be interesting to see what it goes for http://tinyurl.com/7gctdxd

Damn, it went for only $250! Guess the bottom fell off the vintage market once they reproduced it. Wonder what this one will go for?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAMIYA-B2B-RACING-SIDECAR-/300402843064?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D 18%26pmod%3D320890495950%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D79435 83310559497900#ht_776wt_756

This 'scorcher looks in REALLY good shape:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Tamiya-sand-scorcher-spare-re-re-body-kit-/320893841245?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item4ab6c36f5d#ht_706wt_989

Hilux could still be a little earner, dont think Tamiya re-released that

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/110867270012?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_1004

particularly since they were pretty complicated, less chance of a complete one. they had a 4 speed gearbox from memory!

danny_galaga
2nd May 2012, 09:31 PM
Hilux went for $510. Not bad, seems quite cheap...

Savage
16th July 2012, 12:17 PM
Well. Been collecting a few re-re's.
Managed to get a NIB re-re Boomerang, and also a boxed original Boomerang, which I intend to do up. Not too much wrong with it.

Also got a oringal NIB Terra Scorcher...

Seems to be a mixed bag when it comes to Tamiya Vinatge, recently a Hornet and Grasshopper NIB went on eBay, around the $250 mark for each.. Not too bad I guess, but no $$ for me to contend with the bidding.