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DomRC
15-02-2009, 11:31 PM
Hi all,

I've decided to restart my R/C career after dabbling with a Tamiya Madcap and Schumacher Procat as a kid and teenager. I got the Procat out of my mum's loft today and took the electrics off it... I'm planning to sell it as it is (works fine, all though tranny, diffs etc. not dismatled for a very long time, and shocks need refilling) complete with original schumacher box and instructions.

I bought the Procat second hand with all electrics etc in around 1993, so I guess it was already a few years old - when were they introduced? Bosscats were already on the market when I got it.

I ran the car for a couple of years (mostly messing around and raced a couple of times). I never changed any of the equipment, so I still have all of the same stuff -

Tekin 310 Esc (anyone know about these?)
Futaba Attack R 40FM Tx (plus original old school box)
Futaba 103F Micro Rx
Futaba 148 servo (still crap and made today I see :lol:)
HPI Modified motor - no markings and I've never taken it to bits to see the wind.. very quick though

I'm contemplating keeping the radio gear for my new car whilst I keep a look out for a 2nd hand 2.4Ghz set. Do you think the Futaba Tx and Rx would have changed much in 16 or so years? I see they still make similar products...

Good to see there's a market for vintage stuff, so I'll probably put this all on ebay soon to try and get a few quid (I have a few random spares too like ball joints, turnbuckles, anti roll bar, springs, wheels etc). Any idea what it might all fetch?

If anybody on here's interested, let me know.

Cheers
Dom

Medders
15-02-2009, 11:40 PM
I got my procat out of the parents loft a couple of years back and getting it working got me back into racing. Haved raced the Procat a couple of times and done ok with it - still fast on flat tracks but rubbish on anything bumpy / with lots of jumps.

Probably fetch around 70 on ebay depending on spec and condition, although it can vary.

If you are going to start racing again with a new car forget the old electrics, things have really moved on. Brushless / lipo and fully adjustable radio gear making it obsolete.

DomRC
15-02-2009, 11:57 PM
Probably fetch around 70 on ebay depending on spec and condition, although it can vary.

Cheers Medders... do you know if the procat came in different specs then? Pretty sure mine is just standard from the box/instructions...

Medders
16-02-2009, 12:08 AM
Not different specs as such, but loads of mod / hots-ups etc. Graphic chasis, heat-sink motor plates, one-ways etc. You may find that some will prefer a standard as box model, yet some would prefer a heavily blinged version. Condition will probably have the most impact on the price you can get.

Its amazing what people will buy to put on a shelf :lol:.

My own view is that RC cars are there to race ;)

brian s
16-02-2009, 06:52 PM
I agree with medders that you will probably get around 70 for the procat on ebay,but it would be worth checking to see whether the car has the model motorsport diffs that were fitted as an upgrade back then, as these are quite rare now.
cheers

DomRC
16-02-2009, 08:40 PM
I agree with medders that you will probably get around 70 for the procat on ebay,but it would be worth checking to see whether the car has the model motorsport diffs that were fitted as an upgrade back then, as these are quite rare now.
cheers

Thanks for the tip - what would be the give away if it was an upgraded diff?

Mash Potato
16-02-2009, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the tip - what would be the give away if it was an upgraded diff?

They will be white, not black.

brian s
16-02-2009, 09:42 PM
The MMS diffs are made of white nylon , the MMS layshaft is made out of nylon and is machined in one peice.if you have these fitted to your car it will be easily seen.
cheers

DomRC
22-02-2009, 10:46 PM
Now listed on ebay -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=330309920305

DomRC
01-03-2009, 10:52 PM
I agree with medders that you will probably get around 70 for the procat on ebay,but it would be worth checking to see whether the car has the model motorsport diffs that were fitted as an upgrade back then, as these are quite rare now.
cheers

Just sold on eBay for 165! There really is a market for this stuff... buyer might be on here. I suspected it was worth something when some cheeky swine offered me 50 to take it off after it had been listed for just 2 mins!:D

Medders
01-03-2009, 11:45 PM
Oh my god that is crazy :o

165 !!!!

Expect to see mine on ebay quite soon :woot:

dave g
02-03-2009, 09:36 AM
having the original boxes for the stuff makes a big difference in price,especially for collectors of such rarity's

Squares
02-03-2009, 01:35 PM
Thats amazing! Seeing the old box brings back some memories, I had one about the same time but sold it back then when I finished racing.

165, isn't that more than they were when they were new? I seem to remember the BossCat was around 185 but I always stuck with a Procat and then went to a Cat200 briefly.

Dom, are you going to start racing again?:)

DomRC
02-03-2009, 03:12 PM
Thats amazing! Seeing the old box brings back some memories, I had one about the same time but sold it back then when I finished racing.

165, isn't that more than they were when they were new? I seem to remember the BossCat was around 185 but I always stuck with a Procat and then went to a Cat200 briefly.

Dom, are you going to start racing again?:)

Well let's just say the sale has helped get the missus of my back! I've been buying all sorts on here and eBay.. Just the lipos and charger to go before I make the final crucial decision on which 2wd buggy!:thumbsup:

Squares
02-03-2009, 04:00 PM
Well let's just say the sale has helped get the missus of my back! I've been buying all sorts on here and eBay.. Just the lipos and charger to go before I make the final crucial decision on which 2wd buggy!:thumbsup:


Cool, good luck.:D I'm lucky by the sounds, the biggest problem I have had rc wise with the mrs this weekend is she complained when the battery ran out on the Lunchbox, as she was having too much fun driving it!:thumbsup:

DomRC
03-03-2009, 06:42 PM
Cool, good luck.:D I'm lucky by the sounds, the biggest problem I have had rc wise with the mrs this weekend is she complained when the battery ran out on the Lunchbox, as she was having too much fun driving it!:thumbsup:

Wow! Right, now is there an area on here where you can discuss wife swapping? ;):thumbsup: