I started reading this thread two weeks ago. Infinite source of information that can overwhelm anyone, let alone a "beginner" like myself
I was time trialing and practicing setups on-track 1/10 for a total of 2 years, around 2001. The car I got back then was a very nice (for a nitro beginner) Thunder Tiger TS4n-Pro kit, with a TT .12 EVO engine (with pull-starter).
The car is in very good condition and I just finished the rebuild. Engine still sounds excellent.
I want to be back on track, not for racing but for the joy of the setup and maintenance of an RC touring car. I really like tweaking things all the time, looking for better handling and understanding physics.
When I was rebuilding my current car I slowly started to think about getting a new nicer kit. Serpent and Xray were the first names that came to my mind. After some research I think that the fine quality of Xray wins, even when I cant yest comment on local Xray support.
My main concern is that I never drive a car. I have three different motorbikes, enjoying the 2 wheel freedom. But off course this means very limited carrying capacity. But all new nice kits need a starter box, so even more carrying space is needed.
Is it OK/acceptable to build an NT1 (or even NT1R) with a pull-start engine? Is it even possible?
I know that if i buy a nice 1/10 Hauler bag I could probably hide the starter-box in there, but what I used in the past was just a 55lt mountainiring backpack (stop laughing guys
). I dont even now if I can strap a Hauler Bag on the back saddle of a motorbike as I dont know how rigid their frames are.
OK OK, I know I am not so clear, as everything is a mess in my mind!
What I basically need is some thoughts or ideas, considering the vast experience you all seem to have.
Regards from Athens, Greece