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Old 06-27-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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I am new to the R/C world and after some consideration i thought i might try an electric car instead of starting w/nitro. can anyone tell me a good electric car to get that is very fast that i could find for around $300 or less? not for racing just for fun. i would like to get a buggy style. and also how fast is an electric car in this price range? Thank you for you replies!!
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If your not going to race, I would recommend you get a stadium truck. They are a bit more durable than a buggy and can handle various terrain better. Is the $300 only for the car, or does that also include all the batteries and the charger?
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If your not going to race, I would recommend you get a stadium truck. They are a bit more durable than a buggy and can handle various terrain better. Is the $300 only for the car, or does that also include all the batteries and the charger?
it depends on how much the battery and charger are. i would like not to spend too much more than that but it all depends on how much extra it would be. do you have any suggestions either way?
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Couple of new batteries and a decent charger and you wont have much change left from 300.
Basic kit without motor, servos and speed controller will be around 200+
Second hand would be the best way to start.
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the t4 RTR is only about 230-ish. it has a decent motor (17 turn) esc, and servo if you get the race - spec version.that would leave you with 70 or so dollars to use to buy some batteries. i would NOT buy any battery UNDER 3000 mah. i would buy one or two 3300 packs from radioshack. they are 25$ each, a pretty good deal.

oops, forgot the charger... with that 70$ i would buy a nice cherger that will last. a duratrax intellipeak charger isnt that bad for the beginner, though new, they cost 60 - 70$. you could pick one up on ebay for 30 - 50$ used.

yes, all of this is a lot, but you get what you pay for! team associated is a very good brand.
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Definately for a buggy get a RC10B4 Race spec RTR, if you want a truck though, get the XXXT brushless RTR or the RC10T4 Race spec RTR.
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theres a bk2 on ebay with RTR novak brushless...he had it up for buy it now 400 bucks, but i guess he couldnt get it. look on ebay, and type in novak brushless. there are tons of 2wd buggies and trucks with brushless already equipped. you will need more than 300 bucks to start out with electric to have a decent car and fast electronics. btw, about the batteries, horizon sells orion gp3900 stick packs for only around 30 bucks. check em out.
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i would buy the xxxt brushless rtr. the losi cars are the most durible and best bang for your buck.the losi rtr comes with better radio equipment than any other rtr out there.

-battiers for just playing in the backyard can range from 12-30 dollars.

-a charger for you is about 40$.

your looking at spending around 400-500 dollars depending on the deal u get from ur local hobby shop.

From my experience with ebay, i wouldn't buy anything off it.
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nick, that sucks if you have had a bad experience with ebay, but this guy is looking to spend around 200-300 bucks.

save up some money (100 dollars or so) and get the xxx-t rtr brushless, a decent charger (like a duratrax intellipeak, or maybe a pirana) and the batteries i showed u
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