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Old 04-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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I am thinking of buying my first gas powered rc off road truggy and was wondering how long it will take me to build with having no experience and what is a good model and brand to buy?
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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i would get whatever brand your local hobby shop carries the most parts for, since your new to it you'll most likely break often. Build time can vary, im kinda anal about it so it takes me about 12+ hrs.
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Stick with the big brands, Losi, AE, Kyosho, Mugen. and 10-12 hours sounds about right. Take your time and use a good quality set of tools, it will make the experience much more pleasurable. Do not use the "L" type allen wrenches most kits come with, you will not be happy. Follow the instructions and all will be good. Whatever your LHS carries parts support should make the decision for you.
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I am thinking of buying my first gas powered rc off road truggy and was wondering how long it will take me to build with having no experience and what is a good model and brand to buy?
No one here can tell you how long it'll take you to build the truggy. For brands, search all of them and buy the one you like the most.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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No one here can tell you how long it'll take you to build the truggy. For brands, search all of them and buy the one you like the most.

+1..Dont let anyone tell you which one to buy! Pick the one you want, or you will never be happy..Dont even ask which one..but do your research. read through the threads here on every one you are considering and then pick the one you want based on your desire, not what other people say
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I just bought a Picco Buggy RTR and love it....just my opinion....
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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The D8T wouldn't be a bad choice. The buggy goes togather pretty quick and it mostly the same as the truggy. They are in stock right now at www.stormerhobbies.com and thay are giving away a free losi starter box with the purchase of a D8T.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #8
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For your first, pick up the newest last year model you can find. Meaning, old style, but the best shape. I've had decent luck purchasing several rc cars this way, saving a lot of money.

Right now the market is flooded with Jammin X1 CRT's and Losi 8ight-T's. Either would make a great beginner truck! As the Mugen MBX6T becomes more available, you'll see the market flooded with 5t's as well.

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:53 PM   #9
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yea i would go with the hb d8t i think they fixed there problems with their cvds breaking ,make sure your hobby store sells the parts but i think they would cause hpi does own them and some people race hpi and hb at tracks.
and the parts are dirt cheap i was gone to get the d8 buggy but nobody had one at my track to see how it proform so i got a losi eight 1.0 . and your diffrent from everybody else
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Haha i just built my Rc8T took me about 20-25
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I would recommend Mugen, Losi and AE
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For me my first truggy was an RTR Losi 8t. If I were to build up a race roller with no experience as my first truggy it would have been tough. The RTR gives you the chance to see how everything is mounted and works. And if you just go by the manuel for set up you also learn alot. Now, you will learn quickly this way and want to upgrade, as I did. Just my 2 cents. good luck
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as much as i am a AE and HB fan im gonna say losi is the way to go in nitro..look at an 8ght-t or 8ght-t 2.0...but since the new AE came out look the rc8t cuz i ran it and man i love that truggy even though i run buggy
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