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Old 11-08-08, 20:52   #1
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Wanted Jet Hopper Turbo year of the VLs

Hey guys thought id bring back some memorys. Back in 1986 to 1988 year of the VL's there were some RC cars made by taiyo called a JET HOPPERS. Im looking to buy a few for my kids so they can enjoy what i used to. Please let me know if you have any laying around under the bed and what you want for it. Cheers guys PM ME



Heres a picture i found of one on the net. Brings back memorys

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Old 11-08-08, 21:53   #2
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how cool, i had one of these years ago. 2 speed diff and all. only prob i remember was my mates had the same frequency and went into the creek. was retreived but was never the same. good times
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Old 11-08-08, 21:57   #3
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I HAD ONE OF THEM, when i first came here to australia,

was the best thing ever... then my mate stole it, and it was in his garage for about 5 years, until i went and stole it back off him....

doesnt go anymore :S
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Old 11-08-08, 22:52   #4
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Hey mad wog it may be good for spares do you want to sell it? cheers
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Old 13-08-08, 02:36   #5
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theyre farking awesome i had one as a kid too!
I also had some 944 porsche thing that my old man chucked a heaps bigger motor in, he thought it would be smart to let me use it b4 i learnt how to.
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Old 13-08-08, 20:43   #6
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I had a black one all those years ago, Had a ball in the house, cover the rear tyres with sticky tape, a chuck dounuts everywhere.

Mind you they were slow compared to the bigger self assembled kit Tamiya cars of the time (Big Bears, Bison, Hornet etc.)
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Old 13-08-08, 23:34   #7
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can u even make them turbo?
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Old 14-08-08, 01:07   #8
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Your dead right. They are toys compared to tamiya. But hey we all wanted one. I still have a soft spot for one right now. Ironic that they were made in the same years as the best comodores. VL huh. LOL. If anyone can help out that would be great, A black and a red would do the kids for a while. Maybe even hook a couple of hoops myself. Cheers boys! happy to pay $$$ just want 1 or 5 ?? let me know guys

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Old 16-08-08, 01:08   #9
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Seems these things are rarer than hens teeth. No one got one?
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Old 16-08-08, 08:56   #10
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just had a look on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VINTAGE-TYCO-...p1 638Q2em122
this jet hopper may get you started need post from US. I just remembered how many front bumperes my parents had to keep buying for me with my jet hopper. lol

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Old 16-08-08, 09:18   #11
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Cheers mate Its a start. Probably to expensive on postage to buy a car that dosent work. Sounds like something ive done before.
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Old 25-08-08, 23:31   #12
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Anyone found anything layin around?
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Old 15-09-08, 00:44   #13
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bump try again??
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Old 15-09-08, 05:02   #14
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I still have one of those. It's need a little fixing to work, but it should work.
It has also quite a lot of scratches (well, i wasn't very nice to it, my bad)
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Old 10-10-08, 18:51   #15
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anyone looked under there beds yet. STILL looking for a couple!
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Old 10-10-08, 19:05   #16
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In my early teens went through the burning thing stage. My jet hopper died a firey death.
Covered in lawnmower fuel ,set fire and donuts until it melted.
RIP jet hopper.
Replaced it with a Fox with a kyosho 240ST motor
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Old 11-10-08, 00:18   #17
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lol you wont beleive this but i have 1, still works and in mint condition , it has a different bodie on it ,i think it was the update version of this, mine is called the areo jet hopper and is yellow with all stickers even the little flag on the antenar, im going to buy some batts and give it a blast, its been ages.....
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Old 11-10-08, 00:42   #18
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Still got mine got it for my 7th birthday in 1988

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Old 11-10-08, 06:17   #19
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I new someone would have them still. But i havent had anyone say there selling. whats the price
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Old 11-10-08, 16:04   #20
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they also had a thing called a 'mini hopper' same brand, not as quick. I've got a kyosho inferno US sport, $700 bucks. Nitro motor does around 80 somthing clicks. I love it!
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Old 11-10-08, 17:03   #21
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Somehow i think 27kph is quick enough for a 4yo. Anyone got these lying around and want to sell up??
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Old 11-10-08, 20:33   #22
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Try the r.c forums, someone will have one for sure. Why do you have your heart set on a jet hopper? They were great in their time, but nowdays, well. You have posted/ bumpd quite a bit on this topic. Its just as easy to try the r.c forums.
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Try the r.c forums, someone will have one for sure. Why do you have your heart set on a jet hopper? They were great in their time, but nowdays, well. You have posted/ bumpd quite a bit on this topic. Its just as easy to try the r.c forums.
Child hood fantasy! lol
Want one for my little one. Man quite honestly i spend to much time on this forum let alone having to join another one. Hey seems like theres still a few about and a few guys here clearly dont mind them even tho there a kids toy from the 80's oh well let me know if you have something i have $$$ waiting
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I will have a look for you.
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Let me know how you go. cheers
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