R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
Tech Adept
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 189
Default newbee car picking

hey its Urban
im a newbee looking for a onroad car for club racing,most guys are running xray and tc5`s ... the problem is i live in canada and xray parts are hard to order unless I order from usa

I have a few traxxas trucks,lipos,2.4(lhs only carrys traxxas and nothing else) so I have to order online
so the cars im thinking about are tc4(not sure about parts) , tt-01e ,ta05v2
what do you guys thinkÉ
urban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
Tech Master
simplechamp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,315
Trader Rating: 73 (100%+)

I would get something that is popular with the other club members. Then you will have an easier time getting good setup advice and help with it.

If you can get AE parts easily in Canada and the other members run the TC5 that sounds like a good choice to consider. I would ask them where they get their parts from.
Serpent 811Be - Jammin X2 Carbon e-GT conversion - Axial SCX10 Honcho
simplechamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
Tech Adept
Dread Pirate's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: OC/RC Raceway
Posts: 240
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)

There are a lot of cars to choose from, any of them will be fine as you are learning; for beginners it more about driving under control rather than subtle tuning.

Every beginner breaks parts, get the car easiest to get parts.

As for all the brands, you can't go wrong with Associated. Everybody carries their parts and their designs are solid, their finish leaves a little to be desired, but the parts finish won't make you finish higher on the grid. The Corally's and X-Rays are more works of art - fantastic finish to the parts and wonderful to work on. Reward yourself with one of those as you graduate into the higher classes.

I learned on a TC3, graduated to a Corally Phi, went back to TT-01's to show people you can run with a $100 car (I only recommend this one in silver can racing, the gear ratios don't work for 17.5 and 21.5 racing), have been back to racing the TC3, and am considering getting the X-ray for going to this years Vegas race.

Get the car that has parts in stock, don't go expensive now, save that as a reward for latter.

Good luck.
Jeff Smith
"We face each other as God intended. Sportsman-like. No tricks, skill against skill alone." -Fezzik
Dread Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:56 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0