Im looking to get into 1/8th off road as something a little different from what I race now, ep on road and ep off road.
Im having trouble deciding what buggy to get, my local store sells the HoBao range of buggies so thats the way i'm leaning. I get all my on-road gear there, hence all the Yokomo gear I own
Im wanting something I can do a little BMX track bashing with and perhaps racing if it ever starts up here - a mate I race onroad and offroad with also wants to get a 1/8th off road also so we may be able to get a track & some racing happening soon anyway
Should I not bother with the HoBao buggies, just go straight for a Mugen or Kyosho? I dont want to fork out masses of money to begin with either. I dont mind building a kit, i've built a few kits in my time (tamiya, xray, yokomo, ae).
Most racing requires a .21 right? Some RTR buggies have a .27 engine dont they? I dont want to get something and need to then buy an new engine once I decide to go racing.
Are the OFNA buggies the same as the HOBAO's, just re-badged? They look similar and are named the same.. the OFNA Hyper 7 PBS with the starter box included looks cool, i'd like to get the HoBao equivilent if there is one.
What is the durability of the HoBao's like? Of course nothing is un-breakable, but I dont want brittle
Needs to stand up to some bashing and probly plenty of crashing
If anyone could offer any tips or steer me in the right direction i would be most greatful