<<<<<<<TAMIYA DIRT THRASHER>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<<<<<<<TAMIYA DIRT THRASHER>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Eddi » Fri, 05 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Does any body have or know any thing about the Dirt Thrasher.
Is it good or not?
 
 
 

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Post by Lorann R Parke » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00


the tamiya dirt thrasher was reviewed in car action mag last month and
was given a good review

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Theriau » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00




Quote:
>the tamiya dirt thrasher was reviewed in car action mag last month and
>was given a good review

Not trying to knock the Dirt Thrasher, but has anything EVER gotten a
bad review from RCCA? Or even a sightly critical review? Have they been
openly threatened by their advertisers or something? The automobile mags
out there ( Car & Driver, Road & Track...) don't have any trouble
saying whats bad about a car and their advertisers don't throw hissy fits...

--
Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Whi » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00



: the tamiya dirt thrasher was reviewed in car action mag last month and
: was given a good review

 Mm-hmm... Show me a time when RCCA didn't recommend something and I'll
be surprised. Not to knock RCCA, I'm just saying I've never seen a
critical review from them.
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Post by Do » Sun, 07 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>the tamiya dirt thrasher was reviewed in car action mag last month and
>was given a good review

  Yes, but it was given a "good" review by a person who'd never built a r/c
car before.  Read the article closely and you'll see what I mean.  The
writer admits that it was his first r/c car he had to build.

   How can a car get "an A plus in the handling department" when it had no
adjustable links? Sheezz.  The guy who wrote the article made it sound like
the car was meant to be a serious racing car that'd bring back the off-road
4wd class out of its slump.  That's dishonest.  To me, it looks like a play
car.
  If I ever reviewed a car, I'd base the review on what the purpose of the
car is for.  If it's a play thing, then review it like one.  If it's a
serious racer, then review it as such.  I'd point out the good points as
well as the bad points.  I'd give credit where it's due and rank on them
when they did something stupid.  That's what I'd call an honest review.  
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Post by Wade Eric Byn » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00


Quote:


>>the tamiya dirt thrasher was reviewed in car action mag last month and
>>was given a good review

>  Yes, but it was given a "good" review by a person who'd never built a r/c
>car before.  Read the article closely and you'll see what I mean.  The
>writer admits that it was his first r/c car he had to build.

This is what I don't understand about RCCA's philosophy. How can
a person that knows little (or nothing) about rc cars give a
comprehensive review of a car? I just don't understand RCCA reasoning
for having a beginner review a rc car. I've built a few cars and
been to a few races, but I am in no way qualified to review a car for
the public, so how can this guy be qualified?

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Post by Matt Whi » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00



: This is what I don't understand about RCCA's philosophy. How can
: a person that knows little (or nothing) about rc cars give a
: comprehensive review of a car? I just don't understand RCCA reasoning

 It's a beginner's car, so they had an article done from a beginner's
perspective... how everything is from a beginner's standpoint.

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Post by Do » Mon, 08 Apr 1996 05:00:00


Quote:


>: This is what I don't understand about RCCA's philosophy. How can
>: a person that knows little (or nothing) about rc cars give a
>: comprehensive review of a car? I just don't understand RCCA reasoning
> It's a beginner's car, so they had an article done from a beginner's
>perspective... how everything is from a beginner's standpoint.

This beginner was a little over zealous about the car and was claiming that
it would bring back the 4wd class and that it got an A plus in the handling
department.  Sure anything with 4wd drive will handle better than the 2wd
he was used to.  And sure, this would be a low cost alternative for
beginners, but he never specified that this was supposed to be a beginner's
car.  He made it sound like I could go out and get this car and be directly
competative with Jim Knepely and his Cat 2000.
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