I have built two of these so far, along with the `56, and want to build more when I get the time. They build up real nice. If I had to choose from the list above, I would have picked 3. But IMO, the accuracy of the above kit eclipses that one. I really like them with the Torq Thrusts from the `56 kit:
I was wondering if this was going to come up. I have been thinking about this same thing. I used to be into RC`s in the late 80s/early90s. I just recently started buying older cars and installing new internals. I have Grasshoppers and Hornets that have a brushless/lipo setup that, if my numbers are correct, should reach a speed of 73mph theoretically. Of course they never reach that because they end up crashing into something or flying out of control first. Anyway, the electronics were surprisingly cheap to do this, very inexpensive. To go half as fast, we probably would have spent double the $$ back in the day. It just makes me wonder how much farther electrics in automotive applications have come in the past 5 -10 years. I am betting far further than our perceptions.
Thanks guys. i started posting my finished 1:12 builds in the completed section, fyi. I don`t think I posted the recent L-88 and tri-power in the Big Boyz section, FYI. Oh, and I am pretty excited for you guys to see what I have been working this year, but you will have to wait til close to the end of the year.
Ohh, man. I had no plans on a `70`s drag racer, but this is a must have! When are these due out? Anyone have experience trying to mate this kit with the wheels and tires from the Revell funny cars of that era? I want to try to use the Super Tricks I used on my Prudhomme and Snow funny cars: