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Old 10-31-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default New to r/c cars, need recommendations

Hey guys, I'm new to r/c electric cars in terms of brands and upgrade parts. My purpose for driving is just to mess around in a very durable car that has unbelievable top speed on a regular road, and maybe hit the grass and dirt once in a while.

I recently bought an old tamiya tt-01 that's setup for drifting from a friend a good while back this year. Just yesterday I went to the hobby store and was recommended I buy a Novak Havoc Brushless 17.5, to replace the failing brushed motor and speed sensor that originally came with the car.

Already, I'm bored and want something with amazing top speed. I'd love a top of the line RTR and drop an amazing motor in it, but if there is a setup that's designed for speed and durability that'd be great.
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Well sounds to me like you are an on road type of guy. Well all I know is the traxxas nitro tech 3.3 is just stupied fast. I wish I knew more about on road but I dont. for the past 4 years ive been focusing on off road. Sorry man
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Seems like most of the faster RTR setups are nitro -

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/Car_Sh..._28_Turbo.html


http://www.traxxas.com/products/nitr...807n4tec33.htm



Electric - I see chassis, but no RTRs....
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies yall. I'm partial tot he electric side, as nitro takes an extra step to clean up.

What do you guys think of the traxxas e revo?

nitrorcx.com/traxxase-revortrelectricrctruck.html
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thanks for the replies yall. I'm partial tot he electric side, as nitro takes an extra step to clean up.

What do you guys think of the traxxas e revo?

nitrorcx.com/traxxase-revortrelectricrctruck.html
Most race spec cars are rolling chassis' only.

If your on a Budget.. Top Photon is worth a look.. If money is no object, Hudy XRAYs are definitely at the top end, with Yokomos and Tamiya TRF416x

Top end a good speedy and motor will set you back around 400... or a budget combo for around 200. A top end Radio with servo around 450, or budget for 200.

Add 300 worth of batteries and it's around 50 for a set of tyres and rims, and you'll be in race spec!!

These are aircraft alloys + carbon fibre, belt driven cars with full suspension and stabilising and adjustable like a realy race car.

i'd always suggest looking for a used rolling chassis if it seems daunting

NOTE: This cars are 4mm off the ground and are too fast for a street bash.

PPS: An affordable entry is off road 2wd such as a B4 or Losi XXX CR... great value, tough as nails and lots of good balanced AIR TIME!
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Most race spec cars are rolling chassis' only.

If your on a Budget.. Top Photon is worth a look.. If money is no object, Hudy XRAYs are definitely at the top end, with Yokomos and Tamiya TRF416x

Top end a good speedy and motor will set you back around 400... or a budget combo for around 200. A top end Radio with servo around 450, or budget for 200.

Add 300 worth of batteries and it's around 50 for a set of tyres and rims, and you'll be in race spec!!

These are aircraft alloys + carbon fibre, belt driven cars with full suspension and stabilising and adjustable like a realy race car.

i'd always suggest looking for a used rolling chassis if it seems daunting

NOTE: This cars are 4mm off the ground and are too fast for a street bash.

PPS: An affordable entry is off road 2wd such as a B4 or Losi XXX CR... great value, tough as nails and lots of good balanced AIR TIME!
I've been looking into the Team Associated RC8Be. This one seems like it fits all of what I want to do. My goal is to have a car that can get to 70mph no problem, and time to time go in the wet grass, dirt, or mud. I don't care much for jumps, but in the event that it jumps without me meaning to, it will still be in one piece . I'm steering towards 4wd.

If there is an alternative to the RC8be, please state it. Otherwise, at this point, I'm not sure what motor (brushless preferred) to go with, nor what radio set for the Rc8be..... please advise.
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How about a traxxas rustler vxl?

http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec...ustler3707.htm
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Have you ever driven a 1/10th scale car that does 70mph? Its not quite what you would think it is just doing passes. Cars start to take flight at those speeds. Its really unusable since steering is not an option. My fastest car was right around 60 and I dialed it down and cut back the voltage to make it useable. A buggy doing 70mph, now thats a whole different ball park. They are made to do around 45 and do it with alot of durability and awesome handling characteristics.
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the rustler is a kick ass on road car. mine will hit the 70mph mark without a problem. since its 2wd, its harder to control than a 4wd. now my erevo with the same vxl system will easily do the same but does great for jumps and off road. i suggest looking into a erevo vxl 1/10 or the 1/16. both mine with lipo are fun bashers.

another note, on the tt01, i have a 10.5 novak for drifting, good amount of torque but faster out of the corners than a 17.5.
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My inspiration.

youtube.com/watch?v=Tjf_A6NRD5E&feature=related

I'm going for the 1/8 model.
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My inspiration.

youtube.com/watch?v=Tjf_A6NRD5E&feature=related

I'm going for the 1/8 model.
This is my inspiration
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Races like that are why I love 1/10 Touring Cars.

I sometimes run my TC on the street to test ESC settings, but it has to be a clean, smooth bit of road. Normal ride height is 5-6mm.

An off-road vehicle is definitely more versatile. I bet you can't make one go this fast though
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70mph is more than sufficient. I like going the speed limit
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70mph is more than sufficient. I like going the speed limit
http://www.beachmumsracing.org.au/fyi/speed-calc/

Go and plug in some figures...

You'll need about 4HP to push through the air and reach your goal.

If using electric, you'll see smoke escaping in a single speed.

Good luck!

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i get plenty speed from my first car.
schumacher mi3.5
losi xcelorin 4.5t brushless combo (sensored)
savox servo
futaba receiver and transmitter
lrp vtec soft rubber tyres.
Goes like the wind!
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i get plenty speed from my first car.
schumacher mi3.5
losi xcelorin 4.5t brushless combo (sensored)
savox servo
futaba receiver and transmitter
lrp vtec soft rubber tyres.
Goes like the wind!
Nice setup
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