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Old 02-02-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hello guys,
This is my first post. I am looking to get into the RC racing scene. I am looking to spend say less than 250 to start if possible but maybe something that I can upgrade. Please let me know my best route.

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Old 02-02-2006, 11:51 AM   #2
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If your on a budget I would suggest picking up an RTR. Whatever you do make sure you buy somthing that the track you will be racing @ stocks parts for and has a class for you to race it in. Car wise either a losi or Associated 1:10 scale truck is probaby the best to start with.

BTW the AE RTR trucks run about $250 for the electric or $300 for nitro. The losi RTR's are a about $30 more but come with better electronics.

If you go nitro you will also need a fail safe and throttle return for safety reasons.

With an electric setup you will need additional batteries (3 packs will do fine) and a charger.

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Old 02-02-2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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just like mtveten said, go and get yourself an RTR. You can't go wrong with either Associated or Losi. Try yo stick with electric - will probably be a bit easier than nitro if you are just starting out.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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If you're looking to stay around $250 check this out...

RC10B4SE RTR buggy $235 - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJPY5&P=ML

Venom 3000MAh Battery pack $20 - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHUJ9&P=ML

AC/DC Digital Peak Battery Charger $50 - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7

Current special at Tower Hobbies - $30 off any order $199 or more = $275 + $8 shipping.

Oh,yeah. Don't forget 8 AA batteries for the transmitter. $5 or less at Radio Shack.

You are ready for the track with this setup!
Just unbox the car, charge the battery, plug everything in and turn it all on. You're ripping and roaring all over the place.

Everything on the car is replaceable and upgradeable.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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I would go with what you have experience with. If you have experience with engines then you will be familiar with tuning somewhat and a nitro may suit you better. If you have a background in any electronics then you may enjoy electric more. Either way be prepared to spend a litte more either way for support equipment. Down the line you will probably want a starter box for your nitro rig or a nice charger and extra packs for your electric. Either way you should throughly enjoy racing RC. You should have no trouble finding very helpful people at your local track or hobbyshop, not to mention on here! Good luck!
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