Originally posted by Ike
I'm kind of in the same boat as Dontfeelcold...
A little background on my situation, I don't want to spend a ton of money, and I race a FT TC3 for electric cars. The gas car would be more for having fun in parking lots but I might want to move up to racing it. Most of the 1/10th scale onroad nitro tracks are sort of far from where I live so it won't get a ton of track use, especially considering the weather in Milwaukee. So, my criteria...
1.) Fun and fast for parking lot bashing.
2.) Easy enough to figure out for a nitro noob.
3.) Not overly expensive.
4.) Easily upgradable to be race ready.
5.) Something that handles well enough that I won't just want to get my race prepped electric car out.
6.) At first I will probably swap my steering servo and receiver back and forth between this and my electric TC, so ease in swapping those out would be nice.
7.) A quick explanation of typical classes and engine types used would be useful as well as what engine my be best for someone in my situation.
8.) If I want something nitro to mess around with more than race would I be better off with an offroad car?
1. shaft would be better than belt for parking lots.
2. learning curve is about the same unless you get a RTR.
3. the cars are not expensive but the engine is another 1-2 hundred. starter box is another 75-150.
4. depends on your local part support. perhaps a NTC3 since you already have a TC3 that probably means you can get associated parts locally.
5. all kits listed in the beginning of thread can be tuned to handle well.
6. forget it. get new servos. you will be taking half the car apart.
7. engine is usually .12 or .15 pull start.
8. get a monster truck.