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Old 01-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Returning to the hobby; 1/10 on road electric advice…please?

So, after a 5 year or so hiatus, I’m going to give RC a shot again. I’m going to a race at the local track tomorrow (and will be bugging people) but additional info would be greatly appreciated…

The last car that I had was an Associated NTC3. While insanely fast, I was hardly a decent driver, plus there was very little turnout at the local track for on-road nitro….

I’m going to give electric a go this time, and actually race – starting in the beginner class, which has these requirements:

• Novice Stock Touring Car

Chassis: any 1/10 scale 4WD touring car

Motor: any 27T brushed or 17.5T brushless

Battery: 6-cell or 7.4V lipo

Body: any 190mm or 200mm touring car body

Tires: rubber touring car

Minimum Weight: 1500g

Can any of you out there give me a good starting point in regards to a car to get started with? Hobby People is the local shop, so if they carried the particular brand/car, it would be a huge plus.

I don’t need a ready to run (though that would be fine). I’m OK building something and actually prefer it so that I know how things work.

Just trying to get a starting point and some ideas here….thanks in advance!


EDIT: Let's say $500 to get me on the track.....

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GO Xray T3, T2 OO9, if you have the cash to go that route. Quality by far is the best!!!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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Go to the track where you will be racing and determine what cars are the most popular there. Get one of them. You will be rewarded by having the drivers of that car helping you with kit building tips and setup advice. If you buy something completely different from what others are driving, you'll be on your own...and frustrated.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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see whats popular at the track.
that way if you need set up help or need parts not in stock someone will have you covered.
You might even find a good deal on a used car.
I would suggest going brushless and lipo battery. this way motor maintnance will be nill or near none.
you can then worry about driving and set up
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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After a day at the track, it looks like Hot Bodies are the car of choice for the most part. Have some research to do....
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xray T2R. Save a couple hundred dollars to go toward electronics. It's durable and 009 parts fit.
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