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Old 09-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
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My dad wants to get into RC. He wants to get into 1/8 nitro buggy RTR. Tell me what you recomend for a good starter buggy.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:54 AM   #2
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Losi 8ight RTR....
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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Losi 8ight RTR....
My dad doesn't have a whole lot to spend.
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sorry my dads not into used stuff.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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then what is his budget???
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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my local hobby shop has a sportwerks mayhem for 279
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #8
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OFNA makes several RTR buggies and truggies in the $300 - $400 range.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SM&C=CBE&V=OFN
Don't know much about them, though...

Like most things in life, you generally get what you pay for. Yes, the Losi vehicles cost a bit more, but they come with such upgrades as Spektrum radios, etc. that you don't realize that you should buy. The cheapo radios that come with other RTRs don't compare at all to the Spektrums.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:24 AM   #9
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here is a great buggy for the money....

http://www.amainhobbies.com/shopping_cart.php

here is another....

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/11188
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #10
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Holy cripes that is a gawd aweful butt ugly body on the GS. You would think they would pimp it out for the product pic.
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Holy cripes that is a gawd aweful butt ugly body on the GS. You would think they would pimp it out for the product pic.
it looks better when the window stickers are on the body....
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:08 PM   #12
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should be able to find this local for around $350. great buggy and upgadeable.
http://modelflight.com.au/thunder_ti...tro_eb4_s2.htm
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:18 PM   #13
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The Jammin Xr 1 or Cr 1 what ever it is. Its a decent car. my son bought one, didn't race it for six months, got ti out went to Barnstormers RC in CHester NY, one the B main go tbumped up to the A main finished 6 out of 9.

So it drives easy, he's had to adjust it by reading the manual, and he was able to do that, which is a miracle cause he's fairly lazy, wants to wait for me to fix it. Not any More.

Good Luck.

Personally, it is my humble opinion that if you are going to Race it you should build it, otherwise you just dont understand when the car is out of shape or not handling right, what is actually wrong.
Anybody can replace abroken part, its easy to find, but tuning the car goes hand in hand with builidng the car.
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