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Can I give you a timeline?

2007: I purchase the HPI Racing Baja 5B RTR, along with many hop-up parts, from RC Hobbies. About $2k altogether. I install the hop-ups and run the car a few times.

2008: I run the car a few more times, including into a tree. The tree is unharmed. I am glad that I installed a steel front bumper at the time of purchase. I remove the bumper and hammer it back into shape.

2009: The FM radio-transmitter goes missing and I blame my younger brother for it. Years go by. I consider selling the vehicle without radio but I fear a low price and that the engine would be all seized-up by now.

2018: I do something constructive and actually try the engine out. Definitely not seized-up! But the (aftermarket) TGN X-Can exhaust after all these years is leaky and cannot be removed without destroying it. I order a genuine-HPI tuned pipe from USA and source a replacement transmitter (rare) from Frontline Hobbies for $100. Digging in the garage I find the original transmitter. Oh well, it will be good as a spare. I also find a lot of useful bits and pieces from the original Baja 5B box, including its manual.

2019: The saga comes full-circle. Today I give the car its first proper run in many years as my little nephews watch. My sister suggests that I join a club (great idea), so here I am starting to look for one.

I will post some pictures for you soon!

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Re: [Baja 5B] HPI radio-transmitter goes missing—for almost a decade
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 07:22:20 PM »
Ha - great story dude.  Check out LSCV at Hallam or GRCOR at Beach Rd Avalon.  Hope to see you soon. Parky
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Re: [Baja 5B] HPI radio-transmitter goes missing—for almost a decade
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 04:03:53 PM »
Thanks, Parky19,

I will see you at Hallam sometime soon, will let you know when I'm ready to head down there.

Stephen (2007)

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Re: [Baja 5B] HPI radio-transmitter goes missing—for almost a decade
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 07:20:40 PM »
Hi!

As I promised a few weeks back . . .

Some pictures of my ride:


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Hoping to join with members at Hallam in the not-too-distant future!

Stephen / 2007