Jun 8th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Has anyone got a Mini Cooper R/C car? There are quite a few available.
Here are some of them
Which one of these do you people like best?
The sharper image R/C is just like the one you can buy from Mini Dealers, but in a different colour.
Please post any suggestions.
Jun 9th, 2003, 03:57 AM
I have the Tamiya - photo shows it atop my 1:1 mini
Its quick (especially if you chuck out the stock motor & put something a bit quicker in)
Front wheel drive
Its a kit - so parts are easy to upgrade/replace
Paint it any colour you like (you can even change the wheels to match)
You have to get out your screwdrives before you can run it (it take a couple of evenings to build, another one or two to paint the body, depending on your painting skills)
Its not the most scale appearing
You can easily spend the same again on extra bits as you did on the kit
Basically if you want to take it out of the box & run around the drive, its not for you. However if you like building & modding, want spped & handling, and the chance to race its the only choice.
Jun 9th, 2003, 10:58 AM
I also have the Tamiya. I'm glad it was fun to build as I've hardly had a chance to drive it much with all the rain in my area lately.
I have some pics that can give you and idea what your in for:
Here's what you get in the box. (http://www.megapop.us/images/minihelp/IMG_5458.JPG)
Here's the chassis assembled without the body on. (http://www.megapop.us/images/minihelp/IMG_5462.JPG)
And here's the completed model with some others around for scale. (http://www.megapop.us/images/minihelp/RC-MINI.jpg)
I just bought a second body for it that I'll paint up like one of the racing MINI's I've seen on here.