|73-87 Xmods Radio Controlled Trucks|
Written by: Santiago Montejo firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Santiago Montejo, and I have been into R/C's since 2000, but only into Xmods since 2005. Xmods are produced and distributed by Radio Shack, they are 1:28th scale electric radio controlled cars. Fully customizable, XMODS upgrade accessories include body kits, motors, tires & wheels, light kits, and all-wheel drive. At around $30-$50 US for each starter kit (car, controller, and a few extra parts/tools), Xmods are more affordable than most hobby-grade R/C's...but have almost as many features. Here is a brief run down on past and present kits/models.
Generation 1 Xmods: Now retired, there were 10 models in the Classic line -- also known as Generation 1 or Xmods Custom R/C's.
1965 Ford Mustang - Blue
1967 Chevrolet Camaro - Red
1997 Toyota Supra - Red
2000 Honda Civic Coupe - Black/Blue
2003 Acura RSX - Silver
2004 Acura NSX - Yellow
2003/04 Chevrolet Corvette C5 - Silver
2004 Nissan 350Z - Burnt Orange
Nissan Skyline GT-R V.spec - Black/Yellow
Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Blue
Evolution Xmods: Introduced in the Fall of 2005, the Xmods Evolution line has a new second generation chassis that can be used with bodies from the Generation 1 Xmods. There are 8 models in the Evolution line - three trucks and five cars.
1967 Pontiac Firebird
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
2004 Hummer H2
2004 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe
2006 Ford Mustang GT
2006 Ford F-150
2005 Toyota Scion TC
2005 Nissan Titan
They're many forums dedicated to these Xmods and other small scale R/C's alike - the Xmods however seem to be the cheapest and most popular one around. Here are a few forums that I have found...
Xmods have been customized by different people in so many ways, one of which is where I come into play...I build custom bodies to fit the Xmod's chassis. The scale bodies you'll see in here are custom 1/24 static plastic models which I convert into Xmods bodies. It's not too complicated, but a fair amount of model building experience would make it easy also.
I don't use too much stuff when I'm making these but here's a list of
things that will be useful: