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Old Dec 09, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Grasshopper vs E-Revo. BAD!!!

So I was doing some free running with my friend DesertEater. I brought my VINTAGE Tamiya Grasshopper, and he brought his Traxxas E-Revo BL LiPo monster. Now let's set get one thing clear: The E-Revo BL with 2 LiPos is a ground chomping, track destroying, 'get out of my freaking way', monster! It is not 'radio control'. It's 'radio-SUGGESTION'. You tell it where you want it to go, and it will decide if that is what it really wants to do. So bringing it to an R/C car track for some open run time is like bringing a retired fighting Pitbull to a dog park. Yes, he will run and play with the other dogs, but may occasionaly ding out and latch onto some unsuspecting chihuahua.

And so it was as we were runnig side-by-side when suddenly there was a cloud of dust, some yelps and screams, and the E-Revo emerged from the cloud. My Grasshopper was the chihuahua.
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Funny story, and a lesson to be learned. Glad you got the Grasshopper fixed and maybe a Sherman tank 1:1 scale will be a better "playmate" for the E-REVO monster?
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Sorry to hear about the bad Revo encounter, but dang that was a funny story! Glad you got the Grasshopper all healed up
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 05:06 PM
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WOW!!! I guess I only thought I felt bad before.... Now I'm sure of it At least it came out in great shape again

I promise I'll be more careful next time.

Good post, too LOL
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Lol! Hey, of you're afraid to break them, you shouldn't run them!
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Lol great story!! And I too am glad to see the Hopper all back together and looking healthy again.
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Old Dec 10, 2013, 05:33 AM
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I bought that ride NIB in 1986 when I was 15, so to say it is a survivor would be an understatement!
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Old Dec 10, 2013, 05:42 AM
darn you, kakka carrot cake.
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i saw a bunch of re released grass hoppers while i was in japan, they were going for about $60 US...

didn't get one though, but i did pick up a tamiya DT-02 for $50 US

funny story.
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