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Unread 3-13-2004, 7:10 PM   #1
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20 E-Maxx's ordered by the government

I was in my LHS today and almost all of the available counter space was occupied with brand new E-Maxx's getting prepped by one of the employees. I asked if there was some promotion going on and he said that the government had ordered 20 of them but didn't say why. I live in Norfolk, VA where there is a large Naval community but can't think of why they might want them. Just thought it was neat to see so many MT in one shop all lined up.

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Unread 3-13-2004, 7:12 PM   #2
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Man, that would be very cool to know why they ordered them.
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Unread 3-13-2004, 7:19 PM   #3
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their gonna put semi auto machnie guns on them and use them for wars and intruding on enemy turf I don't understand why they didn't get the nitros..

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Unread 3-13-2004, 7:31 PM   #4
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Stealth, my boy. Stealth.

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Yeah how are you going to sneak up on the enemy with a nitro. A quiet e maxx is the way to go. YO JOE
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hope they beef up the a arms and bulkheads first ...
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Actually, im guessing they ordered them for Research and Development into making their own vehicles.
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Well being as the government bought them, they probably paid 1,000 each.

That being said, they are going to use them for R&R and morale.

If they were to use them for anything combat related, they would have cost 10,000 each.
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You guys are all wrong, they're going to use them for targets.
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Hmmm that's very interesting to think of how many possible different uses there could be for it. Mounting a camera to it makes it a reconnisince vehicle, or a test vehicle to see if there is anyone hiding in a cave. I would imagine they will need to beef them quite a bit no matter which use they find for them. I am sure if the govt outfits one it will need like RPM everything. Newayz cool story.
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They should have orderred Cyber-E-Maxx's
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I found out today what their intentions are. Believe it or not they are being shipped overseas. They each have a set of jumbo kong tires on them, no bodies but a flat board mounted instead. Explosive ordnance is attached to the top and they are driven into empty buildings and remote detonated. Very cool, huh ? So, if there is a shortage of E-Maxx's out there you know why. A guy at the shop also said that the stock Titans were also replaced with better motors, but was unsure which ones.
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Now that sounds like an expensive way to go if you think about it. I mean to deliver a bomb like that is just unreal. On the flip side it's easier than trying to send a human in there to do it. Could you imagine buying an EMaxx just to make it explode. LOL
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This is a good thing. The next thing you know they are gonna be recruting people like us to drive those e-maxxs. This is gonna be sweet to see them on the news. I hope that they start to recruit people off of rcnt. It will be like we are sponsored drivers. We get paid to drive and we don't need to buy a thing.....Nick
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If the government had to design and build something like an
E-Maxx you can rest assured that it would cost 10 times as much and not work as good. I think this is a cheap and safe way to accomplish their goal. It's unfortunate that alot of E-Maxx's are getting blown up after just one run. But that's a small cost of freedom, and if going without E-Maxx's in some way keeps things better, then go for it. This whole thing probably started with some R/C'er hobbyist telling his supervisor, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we tied a bomb to this thing and drove it into some building?" Who knows. I thinks it's cool that our hobby reaches out to more than just the obvious.
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