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Old 2018.02.11, 01:15 AM   #1
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It's been a while, but I'm gettin' the itch again.

When I was last in the scene, the Overlands were hot stuff, the MR-02 had just come out, and everything was hunky dory. I floated off in other directions for a few years, find the RC bug biting hard, and pop back over to the Mini-Z section on eBay.

To my dismay, the Overland...my personal favorite of the whole lineup...was all but unheard of! And the prices. Hoo-lee the prices. 250-300 bucks for these things now! Yeesh, they were a third that when I first found them. And now there's competitors! Quite appealing ones, too, at least for on-road cars.


Toss me the cliff notes, if you would! Key points on my mind:

* Radio. 2.4g is nice, yes, but I put my models on a Spektrum DX-6i and I'd like to do so with a Mini-Z. How feasible is it to rig a small park flyer receiver to one of these things? I've already got one that's small enough for the task...it's in a 1/35th M88A1 ARV I turned into an RC...so no problem finding them.

* 2s life/lipo packs plausible? 4xAAA NiMH was my go-to back then and I had fine runtimes on the Overland and the MR-01 with that(Somewhere around an hour with a plastic shell).

* Overlands. Can I even get one anymore?

* They finally figure out the magic of the servo saver?

* Still possible to extend them? One of my favorite aspects of the Mini-Z platform back in the day was custom bodies, indeed I had a die-cast Dodge Ram 1500 body on my Overland way back when, and it's something I'd for sure do again.

* For on-roads...possible to lift them up a bit, make 'em more of a rally car than a touring car?
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