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KELLES 10-19-2012 04:20 PM

I want the best SCALE DESERT BUGGY !!!!
 
Hello everyone, I am getting a new electric off road car but i really cant decide which one to buy. I already have an Erevo brushless, savage flux 2350, 1/16 erevo brushless, a supermaxx and a t-maxx. You see i really love monster trucks and now that i have all of the best ones i cant really decide on what buy next.....this time i want something different i dont want a monster truck.

I am certain for 3 things though, I want off road, electric brushless with a power system that can do at least 5S by a good manufacturer such as castle and i want it to be 1/8 scale or larger.

I have been looking around for the last 2 days and i really like the desert scale buggies but there is nothing out there thats top quality. I think its too early for a top notch desert buggy at this time but i wanted some opinions on the subject.

oldnfat 10-19-2012 04:27 PM

how about the kyosho 1/7th scale scorpion xxl

http://www.redrc.net/2012/09/kyosho-scorpion-xxl-ve/

KELLES 10-19-2012 04:47 PM

That one looks really nice, the size is perfect too but what about its power system. Is team orion good with power systems?

RatsacK 10-19-2012 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by KELLES (Post 11345071)
That one looks really nice, the size is perfect too but what about its power system. Is team orion good with power systems?

Normally they're just rebadged HobbyWing ESC's IIRC. Which are awesome bang for buck and very reliable. The ESC in that RC looks like a rebadged SC8 ESC which is a nice ESC and should be fine in a 2WD like that.

I could be wrong though but I'm sure someone else can clarify. :nod:

ballnM3 10-19-2012 05:53 PM

Could Always find a baja 5b someone converted to brushless probably using a castle system...

lbenton 10-19-2012 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by ballnM3 (Post 11345273)
Could Always find a baja 5b someone converted to brushless probably using a castle system...

You can always by a Baja 5b Flux kit, no used or converted stuff to deal with, not cheap though... but brand new and ready to run.

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/hpi/hpid7684.html

KELLES 10-20-2012 03:27 AM

I always wanted a brushless baja, its the next car on my list. believe me if it wasnt that expensive i wouldnt be looking for other cars right now but since this is going to be a gift from my gf i wouldnt ask her to get me such an expensive car. How ever i am definitely buying one when i get a job. I would say up to $700 its the maximum price to spend for a new car.

NitroLuver 10-20-2012 04:41 AM

why not combine her $700 with your $700 and get the baja...at least that way you'll get what you really wanted..

Chrisgt2 10-20-2012 06:00 AM

That Kyosho looks like junk to me....

This is also coming from a HPI Baja owner. They are the best, hands down. They have a massive following.

Also.... why brushless? Nothing beats the sound and smell of a 2-Stroke engine, and with just premix fuel you can run for 4-6 hours without recharging the receiver pack.

Not a hassle like running nitro, just pull and go.

KELLES 10-20-2012 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by NitroLuver (Post 11346389)
why not combine her $700 with your $700 and get the baja...at least that way you'll get what you really wanted..

Believe i already thought of that but there are many things that i need to buy right now before getting a new car....such as a good quality lipo charger, lipo batteries, a new MMM ESC, tools and many extra parts. I want to have all the necessary equipment to run properly my current cars. so if add more cars to my collection before buying all essentials i will end up having all these cars but not being able to drive them.

Someone would say to have her buy me all this extra parts that i need which would be great but it doesnt feel much of a gift (for her) if you are not in the hobby.

KELLES 10-20-2012 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by Chrisgt2 (Post 11346537)
That Kyosho looks like junk to me....

This is also coming from a HPI Baja owner. They are the best, hands down. They have a massive following.

Also.... why brushless? Nothing beats the sound and smell of a 2-Stroke engine, and with just premix fuel you can run for 4-6 hours without recharging the receiver pack.

Not a hassle like running nitro, just pull and go.

You know something.....you are absolutely right. I would never again buy a nitro car but when it comes to the baja i think the gasoline one would be a winner for me over the brushless. the sound of the 2-stroke on the baja is great but i know nothing about these buggies.

Are you saying that there is not that much hassle with gasoline engines? arent they more complicated than nitro engines? and what about the engine dying? how many gallons of gasoline do i have to go through to replace the engines piston and sleeve?

KELLES 10-20-2012 07:14 AM

I really want to get a baja right now, but i really need to know how the 2stroke engine holds up.

M03Racer 10-20-2012 07:31 AM

How about one of these.

http://www.rovanrc.com/

KELLES 10-20-2012 09:26 AM

WOW there is one only $485 RTR.... so the HPI baja parts can fit on this?

What do think about this one guys? anyone owns one of these?

http://www.rovanrc.com/Rovan_26cc_Ba...cale_p/rv1.htm

Chrisgt2 10-20-2012 09:35 AM

a 2 stroke is easy
-minimal needle adjustments
-fuel is $4 a gallon
-ringed piston.... could easily get several years from an engine and only about $100 to rebuild. Pretty easy task too, for someone that likes to tinker.


The Rovan would be a good starter, but remember. You always get what you pay for. Than engine may not last, but you could throw a new headkit on it if it blows.
Also the parts are made from cheaper materials, easier to break, but you can just upgrade to HPI and RPM parts as needed

Better to stick with an HPI if possible, used with some upgrades would be

abailey21 10-20-2012 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by KELLES (Post 11347032)
WOW there is one only $485 RTR.... so the HPI baja parts can fit on this?

What do think about this one guys? anyone owns one of these?

http://www.rovanrc.com/Rovan_26cc_Ba...cale_p/rv1.htm

I don't own one, but I can say with 100% certainty, cheap knock off crap is cheap

Go Baja, Go HPI

M03Racer 10-20-2012 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by KELLES (Post 11347032)
WOW there is one only $485 RTR.... so the HPI baja parts can fit on this?

What do think about this one guys? anyone owns one of these?

http://www.rovanrc.com/Rovan_26cc_Ba...cale_p/rv1.htm

The reason I recommended this is cause I've seen some guy mess around with one at our track. It was a little too big for the track so he ran it on the grass field, he hit the curb a few times at pretty good speed and the buggy was ok.

KELLES 10-20-2012 02:10 PM

If i will go with baja then i will go with this one

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...asoline-Engine

but what is this? 87 Octane pump gas (minimum) which is required together with some other things, how expensive it is?


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