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Old 05-24-2007, 01:46 AM
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Hey I'm making the transition from 1/8 onroad to 1/8 offroad. after 5+ years of onroad I've had enough (for the time) and offroad looks like been more fun.
Now before I delve in and start spending up big I thought about getting a good value entry level racer thats cheap yet raceable.
Looked at the old Hyper 7 but they come with a .28 engine and my club only allows .21's in the buggy class so thats thrown that buggy out the window.

One I heard a good report on was te RD Logics Sho. It's a Mugen MBX5 Clone but looks like decent quality and they are under $300US RTR.

Just wondering what the general opinion on these things is? Some ppl put them down as 'cheap junk' while others rave about them.
I know a few parts need to be upgraded but are they a good value club basher or a waste of $?

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A friend of mine is trying to use his also. He is new too so it hasn't run very much. He is mostly off-road electric with zero nitro experience. Sorry I'm no help.
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There is a review of the buggy on www.rcuniverse.com

Starting out, I would probably go with something cheap yet has a race team behind it. That is why I went with the CEN Matrix, and I am happy that I did. Its a very capable vehicle, and its build quality is quite nice.

A really nice feature as well is they can be had fairly cheap too and the RTR comes with a nice FM radio.
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Ah thanks, I looked at the Matrix RTR but its around $700 in Australia, and importing from the USA is no good as it uses an illegal radio frequency (75mhz).
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yeah but who will know your using an illegal freq.?
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If you're transferring from on-road then you have a radio and at least one servo strong enough for throttle/brake in an off-road. I'd buy an Ace Digital #DS1015 for steering and then get a used buggy off ebay that you can get parts for: Losi 8, Jammin', etc.
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Originally Posted by joe of loath
yeah but who will know your using an illegal freq.?

Ah was told that if ur car went out of control and hit/injured some kid the authorities would look at your radio gear, if it was not a regulated channel your in deep s***. Also 75mhz is a military channel and the fine is like $10k if they bust you (higly unlikey though).
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Originally Posted by Flanker
Ah was told that if ur car went out of control and hit/injured some kid the authorities would look at your radio gear, if it was not a regulated channel your in deep s***. Also 75mhz is a military channel and the fine is like $10k if they bust you (higly unlikey though).
Sounds like Australia is a police state.
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Originally Posted by satoch
Sounds like Australia is a police state.

Yea... but you don't to jail for long, like 5 years for murder, 90 years for tax evation...





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