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Old 08-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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hi there everyone, great forum.
I am looking to get into the sport as i live 2 minutes away from Knox RC track. A friend just bought a 19 turn stadium truck and i loved it, and was going to get myself one, but a little research tells me ( i think) that these are not as commonly raced as the normal 1/10 dirt racers, at knox anyway, please correct me if i am wrong.

So my questions are, what brand should i be looking at, should i buy the bits individually and build my car or is straight out of the box fine, what size motor am i allowed to run in the comps, what other restrictions should i be aware of, or any other details should i be aware of, is it the type of sport where i might have splashed out $400 on my rig and the bloke next to me in the same race has spent $2000, and im no chance, or is it more controlled than that, because i was reading about brushless motors and with the right battery they are soooo fast.

im a new comer so please be gentle to my ignorance, any help would be great
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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the most commonly raced buggy is the Team Associated B4. $250usd??

you can get them in rtr form or kit form

rtr is usually just a sport version for the newbie, has less bling bling parts.

the kit is only a kit and you need to buy the esc, servo and remote sperate.

prob first start off buy a good second hand buggy from someone at the track. that way you start off by knowing someone at the track and they would be able to help u out in the long run. or find a decent hobby shop around you. if there is a rc track, then theres bound to be a hobby shop nearby aswell
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Associated RC10B4 Factory Team Buggy Kit

i presume this is the type of car you are refering to. So what turn motor am i allowed to run ???
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it depends on the class you want to run you need to inquire at the track
you plan on running at to see what claas they run ie. stock, modified,
19 turn, brushless 13.5, 4300 or modified.
you should go to one of the club races and see what their running
it could be that only some classes have people running in them
go with the class with the most entries it's more fun with more
people
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #5
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SO whats more popular trucks or buggies, or is one better than the other for starting out
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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there are 3 b4 kits...


ASC9034 Team Associated B4 Team Buggy Kit <<< LOW LEVEL KIT

ASC9035 Team Associated Factory Team B4 Kit <<< FOR RACERS

ASC9037 Team Associated B4 Race-Spec RTR Buggy <<< RTR LOW LEVEL KIT WITH ALL NECESSARY ELECTRICS
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Good replies so far, but you should've posted this thread in the Australian Forum

XXXT-CR or RC10 T4, take your pick. Both are great trucks. There's no 19T Truck class here in Oz, it's Stock or Modified. Best to choose stock if you're just starting out. 2WD buggies, you can choose either AE B4 or Losi XXX-CR, or even the Kyosho Ultima RB5, but parts back up down here is not quite as good as AE or Losi. For 2WD buggies, best to choose stock as well. IIRC 19T in off road is only offered to Seniors class (over 35s).
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ohhhh shite i thought i was in the aussie forum, sorry all.
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