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07-19-2001, 10:37 PM
Today I went into a local Hawk-Shop looking to purchase an old ghetto blaster. So I was looking around, and found an old R/C buggy. I gave it the once over, and could tell it was a traxxas. It looked like it was vintage, but never used. It had an airtronics reciever, two airtronics servos, a MSC, a mabuchi 540 motor, and a dynamite 1500 sport pack. There was no transmitter, and it is missing a few minor screws and stuff. Anyway, I decided to pick it up, and got a great deal because 1) the guy there was an idiot, and 2) I am pretty good at haggling. So anyway, I took it home, and started looking it over. Indeed, it was never run. It has a traxxas logo on the front bumper, and a sticker with a serial number on the bottom of the chassis, which dosn't have a scratch! 90% of the parts are white nylon, and they are all in perfect condition. It has black shocks that are oil-filled, with black springs, and they feel very smooth, and are in perfect condition. I took the gear cover off to find a 48 (i think) pitch pinon meshed perfectly with a slipper clutch. The driveshafts lool like the ones on the Maxx's, but they are white nylon. The tires also say traxxas, and are nobbies that have no signs of wear! Also, The shocktowers look like they might be graphite because they are a shiny black, and kinda look like graphite. This thing is sweet. But I don't know what it is, or how much it's worth or anything. I am thinking it might be a rad 2 buggy, but am not sure. If it is, what do you guys think it's worth if it is in perfect condition?
Oh, and i found this pic of a buggy, which (as far as I can tell) looks to be the same buggy as the one I have.
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07-20-2001, 10:39 AM
**** thats a RARE TCP- the buggy version of the SRT
Rage Against the R/C
07-20-2001, 11:19 AM
Isn't that a Radicator? Looks like a Radicator. Good buy! How much did you actually give for it?
07-21-2001, 12:01 AM
Ok, I am now certain that it is a "Traxxas Rad 2". But I am wondering why it is mint and un-used, but with a MSC. Somebody told me they came with ESC's? Is this right? Anyway, I need to know everything about this thing. When was it released, what did it come with (radio wise), how much did it sell for? All that info. There had got to be some Employees here that can give me the info I need. Also, is there any way I can get parts for this piece of history?
Thanks a lot,
07-21-2001, 12:02 AM
It's not the TCP, it's quite a bit different. I was thinging it's a radicator also, or a radicator 2 or something. I picked it up with the 2 servos, reciever, batt, and complete *mint* buggy for $35! It was a score.
Does anybody know what electrics thse came with, or any info on them?
oh, this is for a traxxas employee: This number was on a sticker on the bottom of the chassis: A 0079937. Is there any way you could cross reference that or something? Does it mean anything?
07-21-2001, 08:05 AM
No, I think they came with an msc in stock trim. But WOOOOOOW!-$35! Way to go! Gonna run it? Have fun.
07-21-2001, 10:23 AM
OK, here is some info I dug up on this:
An excerpt from a 1995 tower hobbies catalog said:
TRAXXAS 2WD RAD 2
It masquerades as an entry-level car,but the 1/10 scale RAD 2 has competitive features that few entry-level cars can boast. One of the biggest is a precision slipper clutch: easy to maintain and adjust, it lets you tailor torque to the track for smooth, sure acceleration off the line. Other "get-in-the-win" features include 2.15" racing wheels, a low maintenance sealed gear diff, fully independent suspension w/turnbuckle tie rods, rebuildable T-6 aluminum oil shocks and more. start with either the KIT version or RTR version...and upgrade as you go for even more competitive edge. Kit version comes with a 540 motor and rotary speed control, and requires a 2-channel radio. Assembled, RTR version comes with 2-channel pistol radio and electronic speed control. Both require a 6-cell NiCd and charger.
Length: 15.3 in; Width: 9.9 in; Height: 4.5 in; Wheelbase: 11 in.
2301 Rad 2 Kit w/Motor & Speed Control.............$92.99
2306 Rad 2 RTR w/Pistol & Elec. Speed Control....$159.99
So I must have the 2301 kit version, but assembled minus box and manuals and stuff. Still, $35 for a buggy that was $93 back in 1995 is a score at any rate!
Also, i got these specs from a Lynn Larr person frem ebay:
1..model # 2306
2. wheel base 11 inches
3. length 15.75 inches
4. track width 9.875 inches
5. front sup--travel 1.75 inches
6. rear sup. travel 1.75 inches
7, final drive ratio 2.72:1
8. gear ratio--7.07:1 to 20.19:1
9. speed control---electronic
10 motor RS- 540S
But those specs were for the 2306 RTR version. So the only different thing would be that the speed control is not electric.
Anyway, I got a cool piece of history at a swwet price so I am satisfied http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-21-2001, 04:03 PM
that is freakin awesome. great deal. you going to sell it? if so, how much? anyway, thats awesome for you
07-21-2001, 07:22 PM
I am still unsure if I want to sell it. I am thinking about trying to get the box and manuals and stuff, and sort of restore it. I could just shelf and display it.
Or, I could sell it on ebay and make a few bucks, and stuff.
08-20-2001, 06:50 PM
Parts are still available for the Rad 2, including the body and decals.
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