R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 20
Smile Info overload, please help a brotha

OK guys n gals,

By my post count you can already tell that I'm new to the forum. I have been away from the RC hobby for a very long time. I used to learn what I needed to know from 56K dial up internet, if that explains anything...
My dilemma is this:

I want a good all-around vehicle. I want something 4X4, so I can play off road, but I might decide to go at it in a parking lot somewhere. I might jump it, roll it over, or drag race against the occasional buddy's buggy.

What would be some good ideas for consideration? I actually like Nitro... I'd like to buy something that needs a TX/RX so I can just use my Spektrum Dx3E

Please don't think I'm starting a war... I just want to weed through through all the endless learning and get to brass tacks.

Thanks,
Scott
__________________
Vintage Robbe Pantera/Great Vigor Hunter nitro
Spektrum DX3E Radio
Spektrum SR300 DSM Receiver
I NEED A NITRO BB AND MOUNT TO FINISH! :-)
crnext is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
Tech Master
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,582
Default

Welcome back to the hobby !


off-road... 4x4...good all around....

Truggy seems to be the way to go
__________________
#WeAreAE The Forum - RCTen.com
My R/C Blog - MyRCBox.com
Sylvain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 20
Default

I'm looking at a Revo. What's the consensus of this one?

Already broke in, lots a extras, and RTR. $200. Hows that sound?

Would it be much fun if I were to put street tires and foams on it?

Thanks,
Scott
__________________
Vintage Robbe Pantera/Great Vigor Hunter nitro
Spektrum DX3E Radio
Spektrum SR300 DSM Receiver
I NEED A NITRO BB AND MOUNT TO FINISH! :-)
crnext is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
kaptain crash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: York PA.
Posts: 1,349
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to kaptain crash
Default

[QUOTE=crnext;10430606]I'm looking at a Revo. What's the consensus of this one?

Already broke in, lots a extras, and RTR. $200. Hows that sound?

Would it be much fun if I were to put street tires and foams on it?

Thanks,
Scott[/QUOT

Think you would like a truggy much more then a revo...had both..revo's are money hoggs and end up making pretty shelf queens..truggy might give your friends buggy a run for the money.
__________________
YEAH IM OLD...RUSTY AND SLOW,CRASH A LOT TOO. BUT WITH NITRO I HAVE A BLAST!
kaptain crash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
Sein's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ewa Beach, HI
Posts: 1,181
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
Think you would like a truggy much more then a revo...had both..revo's are money hoggs and end up making pretty shelf queens..truggy might give your friends buggy a run for the money.
Also, truggies are a lot easier to work and can be more durable.
__________________
Ronnie Senters/Glory2God Racing
D8T-Alpha A352/D812-Alpha A852
Team Hotbodies Hawaii
Sein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 20
Default

Thanks Kap,

I'm looking at different trugs now. How well would a truggy perform at rock crawling? just curious because when I said all around, I really mean all around. Kinda looking for a jack of all trades, master of none, so to speak.

Still think a truggy is the way to go? Its just that I have all these interests, but don't want to have a model for every thing I want to do with one. Kepp the discussion coming folks! Good stuff here!

Scott
__________________
Vintage Robbe Pantera/Great Vigor Hunter nitro
Spektrum DX3E Radio
Spektrum SR300 DSM Receiver
I NEED A NITRO BB AND MOUNT TO FINISH! :-)
crnext is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 260
Default

Truggy is not going to be any good for rock crawling. If you want to do that I'd suggest getting a car specific for that purpose. Everything else you have said, truggy would be perfect.
ratjayfala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 976
Trader Rating: 39 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratjayfala View Post
Truggy is not going to be any good for rock crawling. If you want to do that I'd suggest getting a car specific for that purpose. Everything else you have said, truggy would be perfect.
Also, a Revo won't be any better or worse at rock crawling than a truggy.
BrakeTurnAccelerate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
doug e fresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St. Louis,MO
Posts: 659
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Thumbs up

If your after rock crawling I would say a summit. From what i understand there good trucks and they can crawl.
__________________
Losi comp crawler, proline 72 Chevy body.
Sc8, AKA impact, Tbone raceing, kings heads, snr shock towers, novarossi .28 7t..
Hpi savage xs flux, stock besides rpm revolver rims and proline road rages..
doug e fresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
motomatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 1,283
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

rock crawling and nitro are a poor match.
If rock crawling is important to the mix............an E-Truggy or E-Monster truck might be more versatile.
motomatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Revos are cool. I think you would probably have fun with it. I broke one in for one of my wife's friends kid and it was neat blasting around the neighborhood. It has reverse and a 2 speed so its pretty fun. Its not exactly a crawler but give it a pile of rocks and I bet you could have some fun spinning your wheels to the top.

I dont know much about bashers but if they make an E-Revo that may be an even better choice as someone mentioned already an electric is going to be more controllable in a crawling situation plus with the right setup you could also have even more power and speed then the nitro version too.
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
kaptain crash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: York PA.
Posts: 1,349
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to kaptain crash
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTP Racing View Post
Revos are cool. I think you would probably have fun with it. I broke one in for one of my wife's friends kid and it was neat blasting around the neighborhood. It has reverse and a 2 speed so its pretty fun. Its not exactly a crawler but give it a pile of rocks and I bet you could have some fun spinning your wheels to the top.

I dont know much about bashers but if they make an E-Revo that may be an even better choice as someone mentioned already an electric is going to be more controllable in a crawling situation plus with the right setup you could also have even more power and speed then the nitro version too.
yep have to agree with that ^^^ if rock crawing is a must...e-revo would be a good way to go...they are fast too.
__________________
YEAH IM OLD...RUSTY AND SLOW,CRASH A LOT TOO. BUT WITH NITRO I HAVE A BLAST!
kaptain crash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
Tech Addict
 
doug e fresh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St. Louis,MO
Posts: 659
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaptain crash View Post
yep have to agree with that ^^^ if rock crawing is a must...e-revo would be a good way to go...they are fast too.
Or a traxxas summit like I suggested. They have locking diffs and can be just as good as the revo or erevo, hell some people like the summit over any traxxas product..
__________________
Losi comp crawler, proline 72 Chevy body.
Sc8, AKA impact, Tbone raceing, kings heads, snr shock towers, novarossi .28 7t..
Hpi savage xs flux, stock besides rpm revolver rims and proline road rages..
doug e fresh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
Tech Master
 
kaptain crash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: York PA.
Posts: 1,349
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to kaptain crash
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doug e fresh View Post
Or a traxxas summit like I suggested. They have locking diffs and can be just as good as the revo or erevo, hell some people like the summit over any traxxas product..
aint played with a traxxas...in many years...love watching them beat them slashes up racing on the track...
__________________
YEAH IM OLD...RUSTY AND SLOW,CRASH A LOT TOO. BUT WITH NITRO I HAVE A BLAST!
kaptain crash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 06:27 AM   #15
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 20
Default

Ask, and ye shall recieve.

Man, I love this forum. You guys are helpful. Like forums used to be. And not one person has said something derogatory yet. (Should I start the countdown?)

Thanks for the advice. I guess crawling ain't gonna be in my list of things to go after. But its like PTP said, give it a pile of rocks....
I bought this Revo.... had to. Guy sold it completely for way too little money to pass er by.

I think I'm in luv with it.

Scott
__________________
Vintage Robbe Pantera/Great Vigor Hunter nitro
Spektrum DX3E Radio
Spektrum SR300 DSM Receiver
I NEED A NITRO BB AND MOUNT TO FINISH! :-)
crnext is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:14 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net