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SaiTam
2010.09.10, 10:06 AM
Spotted these from a 1991 Hong Kong's RC magazine. DNANO ancestor.


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/ForSaleAug10/IMG_0255.jpg

Sinister_Y
2010.09.10, 10:27 AM
love the pack of smokes in the back! so retro.

if you were do that nowaways- whoa- watch out!

EMU
2010.09.10, 10:43 AM
Thanks for sharing. I want that F40 :)

SaiTam
2010.09.11, 11:44 AM
I think the pack of cigarette was for size reference.

Below is a hobby shop advertisement from the same 1991 magazine. Yes, they sell weapons there in HK just like that, even nowadays.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/ForSaleAug10/IMG_0254.jpg

Fovea3d
2010.09.11, 12:28 PM
I have seen one in person in a shop back then.
By that time I was into Tamtech cars (1/24 Tamiya R/C) and was interested in that 1/40 scale full propo. Unfortunately, the 40PRO readyset costed something around $350 :eek:

SaiTam
2010.09.11, 01:27 PM
I remember in 1991 the Tamtech Car w/o electronics cost me $24USD brand new in Hong Kong. My very first real R/C car was a used Kyosho Mini Optima that cost me $25USD from a shop, however.

Fovea3d
2010.09.11, 03:54 PM
I remember in 1991 the Tamtech Car w/o electronics cost me $24USD brand new in Hong Kong. My very first real R/C car was a used Kyosho Mini Optima that cost me $25USD from a shop, however.

Interesting :) The Tamtech car kit w/o electronics costed $50 here in France, while the readyset was $200. Too bad there was no online shop back in the last century :D The Marui 40PRO was way too pricy. Well so is the Dnano now...

herman
2010.09.12, 10:46 PM
thanks for sharing... wonder what type of batteries they were using, and what runtimes were like... i remember another company can't recall the name... making a smaller scale proportional r/c a year or so after the mr01 came out... they came out with evo and subaru bodies with the wrc rally livery...

Fovea3d
2010.09.12, 11:09 PM
It had ni-mh. There was a charging base/display case with it.

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/40pro.jpg

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/40pro1.jpg

herman
2010.09.13, 01:17 AM
thanks for sharing... how long did a charge usually last?

sorry for kind of hijacking the thread... but i can't help posting other small scales as well...

ah i remember now... it was the epoch 1/43 indoor racer...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30502&d=1284358015

and there was the mitsuwa 1/32 (circa 1992)... note the stick tx... lol... :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30503&d=1284358036

that's it from me... for now... :D

deloreanaka8
2010.12.13, 03:28 AM
Taken from my collection :)

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8612/dsc01605sh.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9193/dsc01606s.jpg

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6161/dsc01607so.jpg

herman
2010.12.14, 11:50 PM
wondering how much did it you spent to get yours? was it really 300++ back then?
how much does it cost now?