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  • Tamiya Boomarang

    Calling all RC guys.

    What do you think of this - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAMIYA-BO...#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

  • #2
    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.
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    • #3
      Is it original or rerelease? Either way it seems too expensive to me, Tamiya cars are cheap and never much more than $200.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jardine View Post
        Calling all RC guys.

        What do you think of this - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAMIYA-BO...#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
        Looks sweet though! I hope to own a Hornet again some day.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jardine View Post
          Calling all RC guys.

          What do you think of this -
          Thoughts?

          Thanks in advance

          yep, rip off
          http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tami...-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

          ---------- Post added at 05:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM ----------

          Originally posted by Arcade King View Post
          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/tami...et-p-3361.html
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          • #6
            we could call them EM and SS speed controllers
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            • #7
              Originally posted by @lien_Zed View Post
              yep, rip off
              http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tami...-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

              ---------- Post added at 05:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:28 PM ----------



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

              http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tami...et-p-3361.html
              Thanks for the info and link Zed.

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

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jardine View Post
                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

                ---------- Post added at 10:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:04 PM ----------

                Originally posted by bigALshoalhaven View Post
                we could call them EM and SS speed controllers
                i do like your logic

                electro mechanical and solid state

                ESC means - electronic speed controller
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                • #9
                  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?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jardine View Post
                    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



                    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-b...AT_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
                    rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
                    if your new to electronics and

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by @lien_Zed View Post
                      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 Do they drive the thing for you

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                      • #12
                        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...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jardine View Post
                          Might take you up on the that offer. Wow, some of those prices on the receiver's Do they drive the thing for you
                          shoot me an email if your interested. paypal or cod and shes all yours
                          rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
                          if your new to electronics and

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                          • #14
                            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

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                            • #15
                              I have been watching RC Model since I started this thread and they still have no stock Will give it a little bit more then look to another model.

                              May be the Frog or Hotshot like yourself

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