Originally Posted by knwnasrob
Hello! I want to get into the awesome world of RC Cars! I have some questions though:
1. I was looking into the TB-02 but then I realized there is a TB-03 lol would that be a better match for me? I am looking to spend around 200$ to 300$ for a good one to have fun with and the TB-03 is supposed to be good for beginning.
2. I will use it in my backyard and at parking lots mainly, mainly just a fun car, nothing really serious. I will use it for drifting but also just for having fun.
3. what place do u guys buy your stuff at? I found 1 or 2 online sites but I was wondering if you knew any I might not....
4. would this kit be good for me: 58420 Tamiya 1/10 TB-03D Drift Spec Chassis Kit TB03
and if I wanted to make it less of a drift car, would it be easily done?
5. I know I get the 190mm shell for the car but can other brands fit it?
6. best battery to use?
7. Thank you!
Check out the local shops. Ask questions but DO NOT jump at the first thing the counter person suggests. Way to often there are people buying "suggested" equipment and finding out it's not what they need or can handle. Your doing a good thing by getting involved in the forum. Since your new....ask for advice after checking some things out.
2. The Tamiya TB02/03 are great cars but there's ALOT of potential choices. This where checking out the local shop could be important. If they don't stock parts for it then you have to accept you'll be buying via online sources. Nothing wrong with that but it does change things a bit, especially if you're in a hurry to get the car running after breaking something.
Lots of good online shops but don't forget Ebay. It can be very useful. One of my favorites is Phils Hobby shop. www.philshobbyshop.com
. Online prices are usually better than his ebay prices. A-Main hobbies is very popular. Speedtech is also great and they have a thread here on rctech.
There's usually 1 0r 2 small differences in a "drift" model vs. a racing model. Depends on what car you buy. lately there have been some very distinct "drift" cars produced and using them for anything else can be difficult.
Bodies of 190mm or 200mm from a variety of companies will work. The wider 200mm bodies may require offset wheels to look right. For now, I'd stick with 190mm.
batteries...huge number of choices. Very popular right now are Gens Ace brand. Check out www.hobbypartz.com
. At least you can start learning about batteries. Typically for touring cars like the TB03...4000mah to 5000mah 2S1P hard case batteries are most popular.
Lots of factors involved so forgive the basic answers. Qiute a difference between playing around (bashing) and actual racing. Racing of any kind (including drifting) can have different requirements depending on local rules or national rules.
Good Luck and HAVE FUN !!