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Old 11-28-2018, 11:43 PM
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Worth reviving 30 year old RC10?

Is it worth getting a new control system and battery pack for a ~30 year old RC10 vs getting something that sells for $75 today? Are there modern control systems that will hook up to vintage steering gear? I assume modern control systems can drive the motor.

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Old 11-29-2018, 07:40 AM
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Not familiar with an RC10 (I recognize the name though...)

I can say that Servo form factors have not changed much - choices/sizes and selection have improved iirc over the years.

If it were me - I'd take the opportunity to find a local RC hobby shop (Cincinnati has a few) - the guys behind the counter there would *love* to see some old machinery...and sell you parts to make it work if they exist.

For reference - If its an RC car - Im not sure there is any quality in a machine costing less than $200 new (with electronics). I'm open to criticism here.
(tough to go wrong with a 1/16th traxxas -anything)

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Old 11-29-2018, 09:47 AM
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Some of the older stuff brings some money. Same as above, not really knowlegable about RC10 cars. I fly planes.
As to radios, they have taken a quantum leap since the mid 90's. They've taken a quantum leap since the last 5 years. Sort of think about computers in from 2000 to 2010.
The 2.4 stuff is very good. The servos have improved a bunch. I'd look into servos specifically for cars. The gears for cars take more shock, so they do not strip as easy. I would think under $100 for the lower cost radios.
I'd look into a brushless motor and speed controller. Again, they have come down a bunch. Also, look at Lithium batteries. A lot more charge and lighter weight.
I'd probably search the net and see what others have done with RC10 cars.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:26 PM
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What is a RC10? What is this thread about???
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:55 PM
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https://www.rc10talk.com/
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:32 PM
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Interesting.

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