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Old 02-04-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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I cant make up my mind. I like the T4RS because it takes easier to maintain. I like the GT2RS because i can just put fuel everytime it runs out of fuel. I could just buy multiple packs of batteries for the T4 but if the run time of one battery pack is too short, then I really dont find that to be worth it. So how long would a 3000Mah run in a stock T4RS(17 turn)?

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I wont be racing, just for bashing in parking lots or at the beach.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:13 PM   #3
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you should get 10 to 15 min of run time. I have a brushless system and I can get a good20 to 25 min on the track with ib4200s that's a long time plus you never have to tune like you do with nitro.
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For a beginner I say get the T4.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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Is it really hard to tune a nitro car? Are there parts that need to be replaced after a certain number of gallons consumed. I'd go GT2RS already if it weren't for these questions..
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you should get 10 to 15 min of run time. I have a brushless system and I can get a good20 to 25 min on the track with ib4200s that's a long time plus you never have to tune like you do with nitro.
If you get 20 to 25 minutes out of your 4200 with a brushless, Im assuming that a 4200 would last shorter (probably 10 to 15 min) on a stock t4RS which is brushed. And a 3000 would last shorter still with a stock t4RS (brushed).

Please help me out on this, this will be my first REAL RC and I dont want to regret buying the one not suited for me.. Thank you.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:35 PM   #7
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I just got back into electric vehicles and love the ease of maintanince. I also built a track in my back yard and since they aren't loud like nitros, I can't annoy my neighbours

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with the stock configuration of the vehicles metioned, assuming you use a sport GP3300 pack, you probably can get about 10 minutes of running, maybe more. The thing is that you need to remember is that with the electrics you need to put in about 30 - 40 minutes of charging (depending on amp rate, I do between 5amp and 6amp) . That is the main part that sucks about electric is the charge time it takes. Thats why if I do it again, I am really thinking of just doing lipo and brushless.

Gas can be alittle more challenging, but, in general isn't too bad. If you have a LHS that can help you out it really shouldn't be a problem. Since its a simple 2wd vehicle, shouldn't be too hard to figure out either as there is less moving parts compared to a typical 1/8 scale.
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I run a XXX-4 W/Novak SS5800 and Sanyno 3300mah and on a small track I can get around 25 - 35 minutes run time. I normally have another battery ready by then but I like to check over my buggy ever time I run it

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I will say that the GT2 RS is really well-tuned out of the box. We spent a lot of time finding the perfect engine settings so that it will normally fire within the first 5 pulls (after your prime the fuel line) and it runs really well. They even commented on it in RCCA.
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You guys would know. I've been out of r/c for a couple years, but right before I got out I built an RC10GT. I loved it, but just kinda lost interest. I'm kinda getting back into it. Does anyone know any manufacturers for getting monster wheels and tires for the RC10GT? I have a few different sets of originals, but it would be cool to be able to go monster every once in a while. As for getting started I would recommend electric.
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I would say go with the standard 2.2 size wheels and put some MOABs on them or imex J-dawgs, those work well.
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Thanks man.
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The GT2 is fine but since your a beginner it will be annoying and fustrating. Electric is easier, initially cheaper, less maintinence. May I ask your age and auto experience?
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The GT2 is fine but since your a beginner it will be annoying and fustrating. Electric is easier, initially cheaper, less maintinence. May I ask your age and auto experience?
Im 22. I've never owned a gas remote but I do have some hand me down electric remotes which my father owned.

I have heard a lot of positive comments about the GT2. You say that it can be annoying and frustrating(gas cars in general). How about the GT2?
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