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Old 11-30-2006, 08:00 PM
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Pro-Pulse PRO-B100 RC Racing Buggy review

Just played with the new rc buggy that radio shack just came out with.I was impressed by its speed and control.That was after I was able to steer it.One of the steering links popped off before I got there so I fixed it before I played with it.For $150 it is not bad for the speed.The battery and charger is another $39.99 .I thought for the price that the battery and charger would be included.So $200 out the door worried me a little.No replacement parts seem to be out for it yet.Hope everyone gets to play with one at there local Radio Shack

Link- http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:03 PM
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Nice read man.....i also wonder if they will be carrying parts for it as well......or will that be something one has to do online.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:00 PM
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We'll have a dedicated Forum for the Pro-Pulse soon.

They have their specific website up at: http://www.propulse.com

Notice the section for Catalog, lots of options "coming soon".

I imagine they'll play it the same way they've been playing the XMods line, which is to carry a lot of different upgrades at the stores.

I hope one of the local shacks around me gets these soon so I can get a gander at 'em!
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:30 PM
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Not bad I just checked out the stuff they will have out.A twin motor set up.And a brushless setup is what they will also have to offer.Sounds like they are really going to try and get at the hobby level.I know I will have to tinker some bit to get my micro to fly like the buggy did at radio shack.It moved quick and very fast in such a small store.It was very nimble and easy to control with the spiked tires hard to get it to stop doing wheelies
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:53 PM
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But some of that stuff you can only get on the web......just look at the tire options, some of them say Web Only.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:58 AM
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While I for one, appricate The 'Shack jumping into the "hobby grade R/C" market with Megatech, I think their price point is a bit off . Just my 1/2 cent opinion, but their Pro-Pulse is right smack in the RC18 series price point??? Then add on their "optional" but "necassary" stick pack and wall charger, and you are now over the RC18 price

Granted I don't think everything needs to be cheaper than the previous model, but if you are not going to be BETTER you had better well be CHEAPER?!!? Can the radio shack "name brand" help it sell more than the RC18?

Now if The 'Shack had done their homework and teamed up with AE............I believe they would easily sell double the amount of RC18's in their stores than the Pro-Pulse
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:48 AM
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I also agree with you Big, why get a Propulse when you get an RC18t that already includes a wall charger and 6cell battery pack, I guess the only good thing about the Propulse is that it comes with an FM radio, and the dual motor setup isnt half bad as well.
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i havent following up on this that much,, but this looks like a direct replica of the rc18b.. does it share the same parts..
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That would be kinda funny if they did
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Hell yeah that would be funny.....
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you mena to tell me,, no one has checked to see if the parts were interchangeable..????
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:27 PM
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Uh sorry man but thats a big Nope. I guess nobody wants to take the chance in getting one man.
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Yea thats basically it.I mean $200 after the taxes would get you the buggy and the special battery back for it.I wouldnt take the chance because I have other issues going on with my cash flow.I had to buy the micro-t tho because it is the shiznit
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pro-pulses on sell for $99 till 12/24 im going to get the buggy then im going to get a latemodel and sprintcar body from mcallisterracing .com
better get um while their HOTT! OOOHH TONS OF UPGRADES AND INTERCHANGABLE PARTS HAS TO BE AS GOOD OR BETTER then ALL THE OTHER 1/18 SCALE trucks and buggys. RS PRO-PULSE A RC NATIONALS CONTENDER?
HAVE TO WAIT N SEE OOOH LA LA

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And when you get it man....you must write up a review and post lots of pics as well........I wonder how the duel motor setup would do, i know it will get you out of some sticky situations.
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