View Full Version : How long have you been into r/c cars????

12-28-2002, 09:34 AM
How many years havew you all been into r/c cars??? I have been in this hobby for 5 years.

TXT Crazy
12-28-2002, 09:37 AM
371 days:D

12-28-2002, 10:08 AM
Well, Ill tell you my story. In 1998 I believe, my dad bought me a Tamiya Tl-o1. When I bought it at the hobby shop, they had a deal where you buy the car and you can get all the radio stuff with it for a cheaper price. So my dad bought just the kit with no electronics. For some reason I never built the kit until about a year and a half later. And when i did build it, it never worked for some reason. So then about two years later I decided to get back into r/c. I bought a rtr tc3. After that I got a HPI Nitro Mt for a christmas present and then a Factory Team Rc10gt.

12-28-2002, 10:10 AM
I'd say about 2 and a half years.

12-28-2002, 10:22 AM
If you count the time I spent picking out my first RC...about 1 year and 3-6 months:)

12-28-2002, 11:53 AM
I'd say about 12 years.

12-28-2002, 01:56 PM
If your talking about hobby class cars, 13 months, but I had my first toy RC car about 12 years ago. When I was five... :D

Dan H
12-28-2002, 02:06 PM
4 1/2 years

Minty Fresh
12-28-2002, 02:07 PM
About 13 years. :D

12-28-2002, 02:07 PM
over 2 years and a Electric Rustler,Street Sport, Micro RS4, T-Maxx and NT later i'm as Adicted as ever :cool:

12-28-2002, 02:46 PM
i have been into rc for about 5 years (included radioshack cars)

12-28-2002, 02:54 PM
since I was 14... 18 years

12-28-2002, 03:19 PM
Started at 12... 19 years just for fun, no racing!

12-28-2002, 03:32 PM
2-3 years, on and off.

12-28-2002, 03:42 PM
11 Years.

slid'in sideway
12-28-2002, 05:54 PM
13 Years

Xray Joe
12-28-2002, 06:11 PM
4 years.

12-28-2002, 06:31 PM
4 years (including radioshack);)

12-28-2002, 07:28 PM
I lost count somewhere around 13 years...lol

12-28-2002, 08:46 PM
yuck! no radio shack here.

12-28-2002, 08:49 PM
9 years 6 1/2 months as a follower, 6 months right in the middle of it all!

12-28-2002, 09:59 PM
I got into R/C with a TC3 and 2 years later I've added a T3, Kyosho EP Blizzard, T-maxx and GS Storm to the fleet :D

12-28-2002, 11:14 PM
One year and 2 months, but I had wanted a R/C for about 3 months before.

Started with Evader--------
Then got Stampede
Got friends Clod
Then got a Rustler
Then got a X-NT-------------
Recently got a FT T3--------

still have (-----)

If you get that LOL

12-29-2002, 12:55 AM
At 23, in Oct '02

12-29-2002, 02:48 AM
3 1/2 years

12-29-2002, 02:51 AM
4 years

12-29-2002, 11:57 AM
started in 93, by 95 i had other interests... back again in 02. so i guess almost 2 years. i love it more this time (older, wiser, have more $$$) :D

12-29-2002, 02:00 PM
like since i was 3 yrs. old

12-29-2002, 03:02 PM
23 years. One of my mom's friends got me hooked when I was 5 years old, I've never been the same.

12-29-2002, 04:28 PM
I've been racing since 1985.
Been involved in radio control since about 1983 I guess. The Super Champ was the car to own at the time. We also had this car by Tamiya called the Holiday buggy. Pretty funny stuff.
Everything was made out of aluminum until 1987 when Joel Johnson won the IFMAR championship with his Ultima that had some graphite and carbon fiber parts on it. That shook the hobby up pretty good and it pretty much hasn't stopped even yet I guess. Just remembering out loud!

12-29-2002, 05:23 PM
will be 3 years in january

12-29-2002, 05:50 PM
since 1990

12-29-2002, 06:07 PM
Woah, some of you guys have been into r/c for longer than I have been living!!! I was born in 88'.

12-30-2002, 10:26 PM
Five years from 1990 to 1995. Stopping when my local track closed in 95. Then Started again in Feb of 2002. I'm more into it and become a much better racer in 11 months than I was after five years of racing when I was younger.