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Just drove past my local Radio Controlled Model shop and they had a brand new Rough rider in the window.

Apparently it has been re-released, for those that don't know this is the sand rail based on the VW beetle chassis - very realistic suspension and body work. Same chassis works on the Sand Scorcher which was their Baja Bug.

£340 + radio gear - ouch! but comparable to an original on flea bay.

Do I blow my modding budget on a new toy that I really don't need, but really would love to own!
 

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I had one for Christmas in about 1981 - my parents bought the radio gear (Futaba 2 channel - never really rated Acoms) and I'd saved up for ages to buy the kit.

Biggest issues were the dampers always leaked because the o rings supplied in the kit are a bit too big for the damper shaft and the piano wire torsion bars used for the suspension weren't really tuneable enough for racing.
 
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