Published on July 15th, 2012 | by DriftMission.com Staff20
Clone / Knock Off RC Bodies
The old saying of you get what you pay for applies here, as you will see in the pictures and information contained below. We have personally reviewed the R2 Hobbies AE86 and the R2 2010 Fake Camaro. If you have read the review on the R2 Tofu AE86 you will have seen how incredibly terrible the body and paint job was and how flimsy the lexan is. We had to resort to painting on top of it with flat black plastic paint, this was the only way to save this case from becoming scrap. The Camaro was slightly better but still suffered from the common problems in buying knock offs like missing decals and full masks. R2 Hobbies and other clone/knock off retailers often display the items with what appears to be licensed logos, or strategically take the picture to avoid showing the fakery. Only to find out upon closer inspection after you buy it you will find there are little to no proper company logos in what we have deemed “Selective Copyright Infringement”. Although you will find some of the details of the unpainted bodies to be not bad, you will need to keep the body out of the heat. We have had multiple reports of these bodies melting after running in the sun for a few hours. If you think about all the money, time and effort you put into creating these bodies, having your body melt is unacceptable. Now that being said, if you are in the market for a “Subarn, Nissain”, or a “Honda S2009″ or our favorite the “Poosche 911” look no further! More horrible examples after the jump along with a top 5 worst knock off body list! Let us know your experiences and leave a comment below!