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Old 01-26-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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Default ROBITRONIC Protos 1/8 Nitro RC Buggy .28 Engine RTR

Need some urgent advise on this one please guys and gals

Only need fuel and batteries to get up and going.

I am new to RC and have no idea on this buggy but it looks like a good buy for someone entering into rc buggy racing.

ON Ebay for $479 AU plus postage of $28

ROBITRONIC PROTOS

1/8 Scale 4WD Nitro Buggy

Features Massive Axial .28 Pullstart Engine

Ready to Run, with Radio Transmitter

Also includes start kit

For full details checkout

http://www.robitronic-usa.com/index.php?page=735

(Requires Nitro Fuel and 'AA' batteries to run - not included)

Features
• 4WD Shaft-Drive System
• Powerful Axial .28 Pull Start Engine
• Adjustable Suspension System
• Fully Sealed Bearings
• Red anodized 3mm Aluminum Chassis
• Red anodized Aluminum Upper Deck
• Aluminum Shocks
• Composite Shock Towers
• Composite Suspension Arms
• Composite Exhaust Pipe
• Sealed Receiver Box
• Sealed Center Gear Box
• Floating front and rear differentials
• Two Stage Air Filter
• Exclusive Ultra Low Diff design for lower center of gravity
• 4 Bevel Gear Diffs
• Unique Braking System with Dual Brake Disk
• Rubber dampened hinge pin pivot points for better bump absorbsion and increased durability
• Thick composite chassis braces front & rear
• Hi-Performance Radio System
• Lay down Steering Servo
• Pre-Glued Pin Tires
• 10 Spoke Wheels
• Low profile buggy body
• Fully printed, decaled and trimmed body
• Fuel Bottle
• Glow Plug Igniter
• Glow Plug Wrench
• Cross Wrench




Cheers Mal

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I don't think I'd recommend that one. I think you'll spend more in the long run.

Best RTR buggy IMHO is the Losi 8ight. Much better electronics and parts support are just a couple of advantages.
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Will it be worth the extra $320 when beginning, I dont have an issue with the extra price, I am just curious will the cost have a noticeable difference in performance for me to learn to drive, setup and race the buggy and become more competitive?

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Will it be worth the extra $320 when beginning, I dont have an issue with the extra price, I am just curious will the cost have a noticeable difference in performance for me to learn to drive, setup and race the buggy and become more competitive?

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Howdy MAL.. yep John is right the Losi buggy is the right one for ya.. HOWEVER later on you can swap out the original motor and pop in the Axial.28 now THEN you have a WILD ride... the main thing is to have FUN!!!
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In a Buggy the Mach 427 that comes with the losi will be faster and better suited then the Axial 28 that comes with the protos.... Axials are MT engines and they lack top end RPM, the Mach will have a little less torque but it has a broader power curve and will rev higher and make for a faster buggy !
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:25 AM   #7
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One thing noone has mentioned yet. What are the other racers around running? What does your local hobby shop support?

There is nothing wrong with the protos, but if you can afford the Losi, that is what I would get. The 2.4 radio alone is great.

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:52 PM   #8
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I am leaning towards the Losi after the comments but am still open to other ideas/suggestions.

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:53 PM   #9
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i dont think you want to buy a buggy that comes with a .28 engine. i ran the axial 28rr and it dosent compare with a good .21 get the losi you will be glad you did.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
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I ended up buyer a Hyper 8.5

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I ended up buyer a Hyper 8.5

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For those who are new to the RC hobby, it is best to start with an electric. It's relatively easy for newbies and enthusiast alike. Electric RCs are simple; simply charge the batteries plug it in to you RC and go. While the nitro based RCs are, well let say they require a lot more maintenance. You have to break them in, make sure the piston is at the bottom dead center to make sure the engine cylinder will maintain it compression, and make sure the air filter is cleaned before you run the RC. All of this comes into play when getting into nitro RC cars/trucks.
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My first big purchase was the BR50 from robitronics, essentialy the same thing. If this is your very first rc ever than your going to have an interesting time. Parts support for robitronics in limited unless you have a good hobby shop. There mostly out of Germany(iirc) and have a big following there. The motor is a burner but as someone pointed out in does lack top end making it tricky to clear some triples. Yet it will power out of the turns like a mad man. I would go with something as an electric to start out. Unless you just love the smell of nitro(can't blame you, I do) and you are a motor head then you will have a great time with this vehicle! If you do buy, do the research about break in procedure, upkeep, maintenance......etc. All of these things are essential unless you have cash laying around to dump on a new engine. Good luck and have fun most importantly!
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