I had a king hauler, but although the scale appearance was nice,
I did not like the gearing. Even with a good speed controller it was too
fasts in first gear, and slow speed movement never got to the point I was
happy with. For out side operation or in a big ares it was fine, but
maneuvvering around coffee tables and tight areas it was too tuchy for me.
As for the cost, dont feel bad. I have been collecting a fleet
of r/c vehiclse for 20 years. I now have 2 german made semis (Wedico).
One I have had for about 7 years and hundreds of hours operation.
While their scale appearance may not be as good as Tamiyas, they
are all metal, anda super smooth 3 speed *** lets you crawl the units
around as extremely slow speeds. My first unid is a conventional that now
has a tow truck back on it. I can controll the boom extension and cable
release from the transmitter.
As for cost, well they make the Tamiya look reasonably priced. I
am not saying there is anything wrong with the King Hauler, I just prefer
the operation and solid steel construcion of the Wedico units. I am now
building a cab over on a short chassit to haul the trailers around.
some of my rc stuff is shown on my home page,
http://www.FoundCollection.com/;My two tugboatsand my
new Wedico Cab over are not on there yet. I have had lots of tamiya stuff
since they imorted into this country, and they are fun. But for realy
heavy uses if you can scrape the dollars together, there are some
amazingthings out there.
Next is a 1/4 scale stadium truck
>> I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
>> is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
>> Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
>> What's the deal?
>> Any help would be appreciated !!
>> I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
>> (not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy
>> enough to attempt this project.
> No, you're not. You might be one of the few that are crazy enough to
>attempt the project AND willing/able to spend that kind of money on ONE
> Including radio gear I'm into over $1000.00 on "Spot"...
> I've never sat down and added up all I've spent on R/C stuff over the
>last 7 years or so (actively in the hobby that long, interested since I
>was a pup)... It'd probably make me ill...
> Let's see: Two Futaba Attack Sport 2-ch stick transmitters, a 2PBKA, a
>JR MAX4 FM converted to ground freq.,and a 3PJ FM. A Futaba stock ESC,
>FOUR Novak 610-RV ESCs, couple of Futaba 2ch AM receivers, a 3ch Futaba
>FM receiver, and a 6-ch JR FM rx, a couple of Tekin AM 2ch receivers,
>and a whole BUNCH of servos (including a NER-4721) and a couple of
>Tower's 1/4 scale on Spot. Motors galore, Litespeeds everywhere, SCRCs
>6-cell AND RC2000 8-cell packs, a timer charger, a ProTech peak charger,
>and a new BC112C. I have a Marine deep-cycle battery to take wherever
>(to save the car batteries)...
> Models: Losi JR-X (graphite) converted to a truck, Graphite RC10L, a
>couple of graphite RC10 chassis (one set up for TWO sets of front
>steering a la Tyrell), and let's not forget Spot started out as a new
>USA-1 kit, with a BUNCH of parts from Tower to make up the rest. Century
>Sea maid with a Cobalt 13 turn triple, scratch-built trailer with Losi
>shocks. What's left of a Dumas "Windy" becoming a hovercraft...
> At least I already have most of the parts/gear for "Project
>Hovercraft", so it'll just cost me my building time...
> Throw in a Tyco Lambo with real radio gear (some of the above) and a
>Tyco mini-Typhoon hovertoy, and that's about it (neglecting tools,
>Dremel, painting stuff, etc).
> Ooh! I'm getting kinda dizzy!