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Old 05-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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The Kyosho RTR's are missing all the parts that make the MP9 a winner.

The only RTR nitrobuggy that can walk the walk is the Losi 2.0. And even that buggy will need upgraded servos/engine/pipe after you get some racing under your belt.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ed-Starter-Box

But its a good start. When the engine pops you can upgrade to an OS 21XZB, 2090 pipe, Hitec 7955 servos. Don't forget some lipos for the starter box. And remember that 1/8th scale is cheapest when you spend extra to do it right the first time.

Bottom line is I'd recommend building a kit from scratch. The Hotbodies D8 is extremly easy to build and drive. It's one of the cheapest competitive rides as well.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #17
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The Kyosho RTR's are missing all the parts that make the MP9 a winner.

The only RTR nitrobuggy that can walk the walk is the Losi 2.0. And even that buggy will need upgraded servos/engine/pipe after you get some racing under your belt.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ed-Starter-Box

But its a good start. When the engine pops you can upgrade to an OS 21XZB, 2090 pipe, Hitec 7955 servos. Don't forget some lipos for the starter box. And remember that 1/8th scale is cheapest when you spend extra to do it right the first time.

Bottom line is I'd recommend building a kit from scratch. The Hotbodies D8 is extremly easy to build and drive. It's one of the cheapest competitive rides as well.
true story. I've seen the durango v1 kits being blownout lately.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #18
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Building these is never an issue. You should see how I customized my savage. Turned it into a competitive Truggy lol. The problem right now is cash flow. Lost
My job so living on unemployment right now. Just got a hyper 7. Guess till I get a little cash for the buggy I want (a kyosho) I will just have to rely on out driving everyone to win. lol. It's going to be fun getting to race offload again after spending the last two years of racing doing 1/12 carpet. I thank you all for your advice and tips. Maybe I will get to see some of you on the track soon.
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Building these is never an issue. You should see how I customized my savage. Turned it into a competitive Truggy lol. The problem right now is cash flow. Lost
My job so living on unemployment right now. Just got a hyper 7. Guess till I get a little cash for the buggy I want (a kyosho) I will just have to rely on out driving everyone to win. lol. It's going to be fun getting to race offload again after spending the last two years of racing doing 1/12 carpet. I thank you all for your advice and tips. Maybe I will get to see some of you on the track soon.
The mp9? Check out the rc8.2, theory behind it is similar to the mp9 and is about 400 bucks cheaper, which will buy a sexy engine.
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The mp9? Check out the rc8.2, theory behind it is similar to the mp9 and is about 400 bucks cheaper, which will buy a sexy engine.
Yeah but you'll spend $400 on Kyosho bits for it to get it dialed.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #21
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Building these is never an issue. You should see how I customized my savage. Turned it into a competitive Truggy lol. The problem right now is cash flow. Lost
My job so living on unemployment right now. Just got a hyper 7. Guess till I get a little cash for the buggy I want (a kyosho) I will just have to rely on out driving everyone to win. lol. It's going to be fun getting to race offload again after spending the last two years of racing doing 1/12 carpet. I thank you all for your advice and tips. Maybe I will get to see some of you on the track soon.
I remember my first nitro buggy race. I had a s148 standard futaba servo in an inferno dx for steering. I upgraded to bearings, haha, and ran a 100 dollar force 4 port engine. It would only turn when i let off the gas, it was fast though. By the way I won every race.... You may not have the latest and greatest, but your good attitude will get you in the winners circle, good luck...
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Yeah but you'll spend $400 on Kyosho bits for it to get it dialed.
4 springs dont cost $400.00... or wait... its kyosho mybe they do.
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I remember my first nitro buggy race. I had a s148 standard futaba servo in an inferno dx for steering. I upgraded to bearings, haha, and ran a 100 dollar force 4 port engine. It would only turn when i let off the gas, it was fast though. By the way I won every race.... You may not have the latest and greatest, but your good attitude will get you in the winners circle, good luck...
Thank you. Sounds like you had fun that first time out and that's what it is all about.
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Yeah but you'll spend $400 on Kyosho bits for it to get it dialed.
Not at all. The kyosho springs are the only worthy upgrade. Lol
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