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Post  roddie on Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:05 pm

I bought this about 7-8 years ago at WalMart. It was in the Springtime... and was one of 3 or 4 that hadn't sold. They were originally $49.95 USD and the price was reduced several times. I held-out until this last one was blown-out @ $13.00!! The manufacturer was "Interactive Toy Co." of Canada.



It came with an extra set of skis that have wheels.



It's a nice model.. with some nice detailing. It has head/brake lights and came with a 9.6V NiCd pack with Tamiya connectors, AC charger and 49 MHz radio.








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Re: Polaris 700 XC RC model

Post  Marleysky on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:32 pm

Well, we all know you have enough snow to run that up and down your driveway. When you gonna post a video??   Maybe do some time trials to compare to Lieven's Cold
Snow plane!  cheers


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Post  ian1954 on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:35 pm

That was certainly a bargain but I would be surprised if the NiCad pack has held out. Even then - in the UK the NiCad pack would have cost more than $13!
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Re: Polaris 700 XC RC model

Post  OVERLORD on Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:05 am

That's very cool Roddie. What size do I have to imagine? I'd love to see that run in the snow!!

You're not alone:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/toy-grade-rc-products-498/9254685-sweet-new-snowmobile-idea-new-polaris-rush.html

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/toy-grade-rc-products-498/9201051-polaris-snowmobile.html

Lieven


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Re: Polaris 700 XC RC model

Post  roddie on Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:42 am

OVERLORD wrote:That's very cool Roddie. What size do I have to imagine? I'd love to see that run in the snow!!

You're not alone:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/toy-grade-rc-products-498/9254685-sweet-new-snowmobile-idea-new-polaris-rush.html

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/toy-grade-rc-products-498/9201051-polaris-snowmobile.html

Lieven

Lieven, This is a 1:8 scale snowmobile. It is approx. 50mm long x 25mm wide. For $13.00 it was impossible for me to resist buying it. I've only used it a couple of times. The 9.6V NiCd pack is the typical "AA" style 4/4 flat-pack found in many "store-bought" R/C toys. I've gotten some pretty good deals (which were also close-outs) on extra battery-packs including AC wall charger.. because I also have a New Bright-"Fountain" RC V-Hull boat that uses the same pack.

This snowmobile might be a little more fun with a sub-C pack strapped to the rider's back. It would yield longer run-times and provide for better traction.. but would also make it excessively top-heavy. Gutting it for a brushless/LiPo combo would be the ultimate.. but is beyond my skill-set.

The one-piece rubber/plastic track also develops "memory" where it bends around the idlers. This causes some "surging" in the drive-line until it runs for a bit. Possibly heating the track with a hair-dryer prior to running would alleviate this.. but I haven't tried it. A "linked" track would be nice.. because if/when this one breaks.. the fun is over. If I were to build a "custom" sled.. I'd explore building a track using the wiring-guides that you see on machinery that uses "moving carriages".


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