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geomax
08-27-2002, 05:54 PM
This may old news to some, but I just took a look at the HPI Racing website, and they finally have RTR (Ready to Run) Micro RS4 available. Best of all, they have a BMW M3 kit:

HPI Racing website (http://www.hpiracing.com/index2.htm)

Click on "Kits" from the left sidebar, and when the page loads, scroll about 1/2 way down the page until you see "Micro RS4 and RTR Micro RS4 NEW!"

... And a brief movie of two RS4 M3's racing:

BMW Micro RS4 (http://homepage.mac.com/kentc1/iMovieTheater1.html)

Kit comes complete - just get the batteries, and you're ready to go.

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/micro/rtrmicro1.jpg

DougDogs
08-27-2002, 06:01 PM
Cool!! an M3 that I can afford!!!

·clyde·
08-27-2002, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by geomax
This may old news to some, but I just took a look at the HPI Racing website, and they finally have RTR (Ready to Run) Micro RS4 available. Best of all, they have a BMW M3 kit:

It's been a while, but these things are a lot of fun. :D

geomax
08-27-2002, 06:13 PM
There's something for everyone. For the MINI Cooper fans:

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/bodies/7206min.jpg

Looks kinda funky..until you see the chassis...

http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/emini/em-rear.jpg

Kaz
08-27-2002, 07:26 PM
I bought a non-RTR one back when they came out a year ago. Painted it Smurf Blue no less. :D

http://www.bimmerfest.com/members/kaz/gallery/micro3.jpg

I'm thinking about getting a Kyosho Mini-Z (smaller) Williams FW24.

Mr Paddle.Shift
08-27-2002, 07:38 PM
Damn! :mad: Why are you posting this here, George???

You know I have a soft spot for toys like these...:( I will not click the URL...I will not click...I will not....oh, why not! :D :lmao:

I was just telling Kaz in the other post that, these RC cars have gone down to 1/43 or even 1/64 scales! Not kidding. Fully remote controllable RCs in those scales. :yikes:

GSR13
08-27-2002, 08:13 PM
The Micro's are awesome. I have three HPI Kits. I have a Nitro OnRoad car, a Nitro MT and a Micro. I keep meaning to buy the BMW body for the Micro and just have not done it.

One thing I do recommend, if you have never built an R/C car, do it. Do not buy your first one ReadyToRun. You learn so much from building it yourself. Not to mention, you get to pick out your own speed control and radio.

If any of you guys do get one, pick up some AA's that you can recharge. I can run my Micro for almost an hour without needing to recharge.

You get this car on a Vinyl Floor or on Hardwood and you almost cannot keep it straight. They are really fun.

Kaz
08-27-2002, 08:25 PM
The Micro has become amazingly popular for a non-serious car. All sorts of aftermarket 'tuner' parts, etc.
My favorite place to drive it is on a polished concrete surface (like a garage floor). :thumbup:

geomax
08-28-2002, 04:01 AM
Originally posted by VinceTopasBlau3
Damn! :mad: Why are you posting this here, George???

You know I have a soft spot for toys like these...:( I will not click the URL...I will not click...I will not....oh, why not! :D :lmao:

I was just telling Kaz in the other post that, these RC cars have gone down to 1/43 or even 1/64 scales! Not kidding. Fully remote controllable RCs in those scales. :yikes:

LOL! :D

I have a standard Mini-Z, and you can "hop" the things up to amazing speeds. Problem is, it's RWD so it can be tough to control, unless you're on carpet. Still, on hard flooring, it's fun to do spins, and with practice, you can drift it easily. But Kyosho makes the Mini-X now with AWD.

I like the 1/18 scale of the HPI better - more room for better suspension, etc...

Vince - like you said, check this 1/64 scale out:

http://mini-zone.dinball.com/catalog/images/pre_19.jpg

CH_325xiT
08-28-2002, 04:43 AM
I just got mine a couple of weeks ago when i was in Florida.
They are great indoors(winter fun) and i'm looking for a good place to setup an outdoor track. Garage probably :thumbup:

I've already checked out a lot of the forums for these as well. Great following!

here's a pic of the RTR kit laid out. So simple to get running

DougDogs
08-28-2002, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by CH_325xiT

They are great indoors(winter fun) and i'm looking for a good place to setup an outdoor track. Garage probably :thumbup:



There is a large office parking garage near me where people go to "race" every Sunday. They set up a pretty elaborate course.

HKCi
08-28-2002, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by DougDogs


There is a large office parking garage near me where people go to "race" every Sunday. They set up a pretty elaborate course.

Where is that? I am also interets in these things. Hmm, toys :) I might come and race.

DougDogs
08-28-2002, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by HKCi


Where is that? I am also interets in these things. Hmm, toys :) I might come and race.

there is a 4-5 story parking garage next to the Morristown County courthouse. (just one block from the Morristown center "green square") If the weather is nice, they set-up on the top floor (open to elements) weather not so nice, they set-up on the 4th floor. I don't have anything to race, but go once in a while to watch.

HKCi
08-28-2002, 08:03 AM
Thanks DougDogs. It's kind of far from me, but I might just come up there one of weekends (I am assuming it would be on weekends) to watch what they do.

DougDogs
08-28-2002, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by HKCi
Thanks DougDogs. It's kind of far from me, but I might just come up there one of weekends (I am assuming it would be on weekends) to watch what they do.

I've only heard them on Sunday's ..garage is used by "real" cars on saturday's :D