Originally Posted by rmdhawaii
That setup looks fine. Since you're new to RC, the 2012 won't make much of a difference. It's your setup and driving that have the most impact on well you do.
+1, I started about a year ago and grabbed a nice used NT1 from a local guy which was a sponsored driver. The NT1 right now is the best all around car to get into the hobby
. Parts are a little expensive
but there is A LOT of support with this car. Whether it is another local racer, RCTech, or XRAYs website. The only thing i would recommend is lose the NiMH pack and get a 1200-1300mah LiFe battery. It will shave a little weight which will overall increase performance. Also, i would invest in a 1/10 scale setup station, this will be your best friend for dialing the car on different tracks