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Old 07-27-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Cool wut rc's r good for begginers

I have this friend, he is an older guy 50's 60's. and he wants to get an rc. he wants alot of power,plenty of speed, and an easy to control rc... he prefers off road, let me know wut u think.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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ohh sorry i forgot to say,, he wants a nitro.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #4
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power,plenty of speed, and an easy to control rc, and beginner do not belong in the same sentence.
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power,plenty of speed, and an easy to control rc, and beginner do not belong in the same sentence.
+1 extreme power and easy to control with a rookie driver at the wheel not gonna happen.
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Take it from this 43 year old beginner. Lots of power is bad. A great handling truggy or buggy w/ a good sport engine is all he will need. I have been racing 2-3 times a month since December & just upgraded to more power a month ago .
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Rookie + nitro (with lots of power) + running = lots of broken stuff and big $.

As the other newbie said start off mild before you go wild. I usually recommend starting with an electric truck as they are the easiest to drive but if he insists on Nitro, good luck.
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If he is going to jump right in to Nitro... a truggy. They are the easiest to drive and pretty durable... DO NOT just buy the cheapest you can find... those are not a good deal. Ideally a Losi 8ight T 2.0 RTR if he is going to get a ready-to-run, but there are a lot of options if you go with kits.

Pick something with support at your local hobby shop... and he REALLY needs help learning to tune, etc.
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Its foolish to pass up the slower racing classes. Start in the Slash class. There is alot of people having fun in it. And this class is getting popular. its the best way to have fun while learning to race and learning what works in the other classes.

If he starts off in nitro...be ready for some heartbreak.

Everyone poofs an engine before they learn to tune.
You'll go through $250 in tires, and $300 in spare parts before you get it down.
The servos, linkages, batteries, TX, regulators, fuel systems add alot of complexity to the 1/8th scale cars that the Slashes don't have to worry about.

Besides, alot of experienced racers are running in the Slash class. Its fun and stressfree compared to nitro.
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I have to agree w/ the learning curve on nitro. I am a certified master auto tech & have been tuning & modding my sons 2 stroke mx race bikes for 10 years so i didn't have any problems tuning nitro , but i have seen many new guys get frustrated & quit within a couple months.
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power,plenty of speed, and an easy to control rc, and beginner do not belong in the same sentence.
lol thats wut i told him.,
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lol thats wut i told him.,
ya i was thinking bout a buggie or a truggy...
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