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Old 05-15-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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I need help. I am trying to buy an off road nitro RC car to learn how to maintain the engine, tune and have fun with. However, I cannot understand the terminology everybody uses.
RTR is ready to run...but all for sales have something missing it appears

What is:
Roller??
Racer vs basher?
Mamba monster?
Ofna?
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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Here i can help a little bit...

Roller: generally its a rolling chassis that has no motor or electronics in it so you can put what you want it for those these sometimes called a race roller also

Racer vs. basher: Racers are running their cars on the tracks competing against other drivers and bashers are just running their cars in their backyards or other places besides the track

Ofna: is a company that makes RC vehicles

Im not familiar with Mamba Monster so i cant help you there but good luck getting away from nitros... once you start your hooked for life!!!
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I need help. I am trying to buy an off road nitro RC car to learn how to maintain the engine, tune and have fun with. However, I cannot understand the terminology everybody uses.
RTR is ready to run...but all for sales have something missing it appears

What is:
Roller??
Racer vs basher?
Mamba monster?
Ofna?
thx
Ed
A Roller is a built chassis tyipcally with tires and wheels, but does not include Engine or any electronics.

Racer Is someone who goes to a track and competes in an organized compitetion against others. Basher is someone who just runs thier vehicle where ever they can find a place.. Typically A race will take better care of their equipment, because they don't won't to have a failure while racing.. Bashers will usually run until something breaks and fix it as failures happen..

Mamba Monster is an ESC made by Castle Creations

OFNA is an importer/distributor of RC vehicles and components (Hong Nor, Jammin, and Hyper to name a few).. They do not actually manufacture anything.. Which is one reason they have so many different buggies under 1 "brand".
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I need help. I am trying to buy an off road nitro RC car to learn how to maintain the engine, tune and have fun with. However, I cannot understand the terminology everybody uses.
RTR is ready to run...but all for sales have something missing it appears

What is:
Roller??
Racer vs basher?
Mamba monster?
Ofna?
thx
Ed
Actually "RTR" is more like "ready to replace" or "ready to repair." The closest to a real, useable race vehicle is the Losi 8ight RTR, and even it needs a better steering servo.

The other definitions in here are pretty well handled.
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