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Just a plug for our local publications - anyone read them? There's only 2:-


Racing Lines


RC Cars for Dirt & Track (aka "Dirt & Track")





Support our local publishers, boys.
 

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I prefer Dirt and Track actually, as I find it's reviews more interesting... and I like the lack of ads. Also, I grew up on D&T back in the old days, so I prefer it's style.


Not as big a fan of Racing Maloo Ute Lines... although I buy it most of the time because there's not much else to read...



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dirt and track is gay..its fullla crap-maxx's and all those grand vigour lumps of junk...a good read is RC Driver...its a new magazine..but its relly good
 
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i read racing lines, does g.v models own that mag or what? every second page there is a g.v models car or truck on there. But im still a fan of it.
 

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Trinity must own RC Car Action by the amt of ads there is... by them and all their related companies eg EPIC etc.





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...a good read is RC Driver...its a new magazine..but its relly good

Nah - they spent the months before #1 giving out all the big hype and how they are going to do so different from the rest... but now they are out - where's the big deal??! Its all the same old crud as all the others.






No magazine ever publishes "bad" reviews anymore.
 

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yeah i noticed that...which sucked...i wish they would so people would know what to avoid
 

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Unfortunately the GV range does sell a lot, especially since they have had the Monaro/Falcon/Commodore/Ute shells on them. They walk out the door like you would not believe, some ppl even buy them just for shelf display.


And with their latest belt-drive chassis, it ain't even too bad a car now. Nothing too special, but heaps better than their first efforts which were something horrid.
 

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i reckon if they could buy the plans off of someone like hpi or tamiya or someone and do a shaft drive..good quality car...at a reasonable price....then you would have a winner....more people would get into rc...cos most people use the GV cars for bashing around the street...rocks get caught in gears, belts etc and there hell..my mate had one a year or so ago..he shoved it on ebay...made his money back and went about baught a tg10 wich was a hell of a lot better


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Nah, disagree. The 1st car *was* a shaftdrive derived from the Colts, it was 2WD with optional 4WD. Shaftdrive cars will still have the same lot of gears. That 1st car was a handling horror.


Some clubs have a GV class aka "race what you brung / Novice". But generally speaking, most of the ppl who buy these RTRs never make it to the racetrack.


Its a big marketing thing -- to have a 'petrol' car on the market for < $500 or complete with Holden/Ford body. Quality, handling & design of chassis is only a secondary concern imho.


Besides GV is usually recognised at being the bottom of the RC foodchain, so it doesn't hurt their reputation anyways.
Bit like Daewoo eh?
 

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hahah thats a good point...but atleast there puitting out theses budget cars to get people into RC...the 2 cars that got me hooked and made me want an rc for ages is the tamiya super hornet...my mate had one ontop of his chest of draws since i was a lilly...and a GV umm cant memebre which one..but it was rear wheel drive and came with a VT GTS body i think....handled like crap was reliable as crap...and one interfearance glitch and it mounted the curb..3 feet of air at WOT then into a telephone poll...id neva seen a chasis with a 90 degree bend jus afta the radio tray....jus abuot everything broke on it that day...so he went out and bouhgt a TG10
 
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