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stussels

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taiyo edgerunner
« on: February 12, 2012, 14:41:16 »
anyone a fan of the edgerunner cars?  i just got a new pair should be here tomorrow.  i now have 2 pair of 27/49 mhz 9.6v ;D  plus a parts car :P  these cars are indestructable and fly off road.  

so that guy on ebay that has all the oddball preproduction tyco stuff puts up some edgerunner bodies.  saw this clear one and had to snatch it up.  looks production ready. except its all hand painted and trimmed/applied decals.  id like to think its a one of a kind exclusive :D



i took the wing off because i dont like it.  and the rear mounts have been cut off.  looks like he was test fitting this body.  ill use the wing mounting holes for the new rear mounts.



these are the only rc cars that can deal with the abuse and tactics a dog will use if it likes to play with it.  my moms 90lb. lab couldnt break it.  my husky would pick it up by the wheels and carry it around.  she even rode it with her front paws a time or two.  i think if taiyo put a furry body on these and remarketed them as dog toys they wouldnt be able to make them fast enough.
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 22:40:43 »
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  i think if taiyo put a furry body on these and remarketed them as dog toys they wouldnt be able to make them fast enough.


lmao thats funny but very true,,the rebounds hang in there pretty good too,,,that guy has had some pretty cool pieces did you see the hi-jacker pre-production lot?,, i almost bought it,,and should have,,ive watched all his auctions its cool to see how they come about from start to finish
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 23:47:48 »
he also has this car the speed freak ,,,pretty crazy and never released,looks like dual motors and was intended to be a wheelie monster judging by the tiny wheels on the very back underside.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Taiyo-Edge-R-C-Bodies-Chassis-Pre-Production-/280825686466?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416283e9c2
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 06:21:24 »
the rebounds dont have a chance.  dogs are smart and when they find a weakness they go after it.  the rubber tires didnt last long with my dog.  the edgerunners have big, hard wheels that can take abuse and some hard biting.  plus the edgerunner would run circles around the rebound in grass or anywhere else for that matter.  my gps said it maxed out at 12mph. 

i saw his auction for that speed freak thing.  looks like a half baked idea.  thats a modified edgerunner body he used on it.   it appears to use dual motors that skid steer in the rear as the front wheels are fixed.  that guy has been putting up preproduction tyco stuff for years.  i hadnt looked at tycos for a couple of years and then i go back and hes still listing stuff!  well im glad i caught his edgerunner bodies auction anyway
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 16:28:31 »
got my new set of edgerunners today.  so stoked to have all these 9.6v's ;D  i put the new body on the non runner chassis.  painted the wheels and set it on my office shelf.  the others are ready for my next dog.

some pics:
notice all the black marks just above the baseboard, some trim damage too.  edgerunner impact area, lol








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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 01:19:46 »
nice man now you have a complete wrecking crew,, what batts are you running?,,i run the 2200 nimh in all my tyco/taiyo's,,if your still running the 9.6v nicad's then your in for a treat, those things will scream with the 2200's,,and i dont know if youve seen this or this but he sure had more than a lil bit didnt he??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Taiyo-Edge-R-C-Bodies-Pre-Production-One-Chassis-/280827251767?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41629bcc37



http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Taiyo-Edge-R-C-Edge-Runner-Bodies-Pre-Production-/280825686809?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item416283eb19
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 01:33:15 »
wait that first link is your body isn't it? lol
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 01:34:06 »
actually if you look close in the first auction you posted youll see the clear body that i bought off him.  i got him to sell it to me seperate.  the other bodies have a lot of damage.  like they came out of the mold wrong or were melted at some point.

as for batteries, i use whatever the largest nimh i can find.  i wore all mine out so ill be buying new.  never really noticed alot more power out of the large capacity batteries, but much longer runtime.  i gotta be careful not to overheat these guys by running multiple batteries back to back.   ;)  oh btw, where do you get your batteries? 
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 09:58:15 »
Yeah very true Ive smoked many of tyco/taiyo's over powering them for to long since the standard nicads where only like 600mah i run tenergy packs they run up to 5000mah in nimh and i think have a higher discharge rate,,that's where the extra power comes from i like them alot they can withstand rapid cycles back to back i run there 3s 5000mah 50c w/100c burst lipos in my axial crawler also those puppy's are $100 a pop but the 9.6v 2000mah packs normally run around $12 bucks a piece on ebay or sometimes you can catch a bundle of 2 with a simple charger for $20
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 18:29:41 »
next payday ill hit buy now on these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350518834778?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_3177wt_952

little over 6 bucks a piece is hard to beat.  not only that ill be first every time ;D

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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 18:37:23 »
hey buddy, they are 50.00 a piece, just that he has 9 available to buy.

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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 19:17:52 »
no youre wrong, its 50 for 8 batteries.   ;)

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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 19:51:36 »
ah sorry, didnt look at the discription

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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 21:21:48 »
Niiiiiiice thats a deal,,,never used one but ive heard good things about them in the hobby world
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Re: taiyo edgerunner
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 15:58:08 »
ordered those batteries.  also happened upon another 49 9.6 edgerunner for cheap so i snatched it up.  i swear im done now ::)  with 8 2100 nmh batteries plus 5 nicad packs and 5 running cars i should be able to get my edgerunner fix now.



my special being serviced by armatron.  operator drove in the rebound today.  


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