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HELP! Choosing a 1/10 2WD Scale Buggy

Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 AM
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I am new to R/C and am looking to purchase a 1/10 scale buggy. I absolutely have no idea where to begin. I have tried to google which one is the best but am asking for some help. I am looking to spend under $400.00. I have seen makers like like Exceed and Redcat for under $200.00 for brushless, but was wondering if it is just junk because it is so cheap. I have also seen the Traxxas Bandit Brushed for under $200.00. I am not looking to race, just find something of decent quality that will hold up. Do you think brushless is overkill for a newbie? What are the best buggy's that you guys would recommend. Thanks so much for all your help.
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I'd opt for mainstream stuff. Some redcat stuff is okay but most of it is pretty much garbage. Honestly most 1/10th buggies are setup for racing and not so much bashing. The bandit is pretty breakable at first and will need upgrades especially under brushless power. I think brush less is fine for a beginner as long as you have throttle control. Honestly if you have 400 dollars to spend on a buggy I'd be looking into 1/8th scale. You can get an OFNA lx2e rtr for 350ish or a roller for 200ish and put better electronics in it for about the same price as the rtr. If you need anyhelp you can pm me or respond to the thread. They might move your thread. I don't post on here too much but I'm pretty active over on URC.

I'd be getting a associated b4.1 brushless rtr. It's 70 dollars cheaper then an equivalent bandit and it's a lot more durable.

Would you like 2wd or 4wd?

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What are you going to do with the buggy? race? bash (play in the street). If you are going to race, I would get the b4.2 that comes out next week. If you need it to be an RTR, you could go with the B4.1 rtr, but I would get the racer and pickup cost effective electroncs

Here is my opinion of cost effective electronics.
Solar 770 servo
FlySky3b radio
gensace 50c 5000 mah battery
HW motor/esc combo
imax lipo charger (some are like ($30))


Most all of this can be purchased on hobbypartz.com.
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Team Associated B4.2. DONE!
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I bought a racers edge switchback for my son to drive and its been awsome. It is a great entry level car and seems to be a team c clone.
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I'd be willing to bet you could snag a used TLR22, AE B4.1, or TD DEX210 full loaded on these forums for under $400. Thats how I got back into RC. Keep your eyes peeled on the for sale board
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I am just looking to play around at first. I am not looking to race. What does "bash" mean. It all seems somewhat complex. It sounds as if Team Associated is pretty highly rated. How do I figure out where to find the 4.1? It seems as if it is back ordered on some websites. How do I find out what kind of battery to buy that will fit it? Still needing help please.
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One other question please. Where is the best place to buy the Team Associated products for the best price? Thanks..
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I would go to your local track and A)see what people are running and B)see what's being sold for cheap
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One other question please. Where is the best place to buy the Team Associated products for the best price? Thanks..
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I think that if you are asking about what batteries will fit, you are quite new to the hobby. I think a Ready To Run (RTR) would be the best option for you. All the major manufactorers now offer RTR packages for at or below $400.
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DEX210 RTR
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Handles great and is a very capable racer is you decide to take it to the track at some point.

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I am new to R/C and am looking to purchase a 1/10 scale buggy. I absolutely have no idea where to begin. I have tried to google which one is the best but am asking for some help. I am looking to spend under $400.00. I have seen makers like like Exceed and Redcat for under $200.00 for brushless, but was wondering if it is just junk because it is so cheap. I have also seen the Traxxas Bandit Brushed for under $200.00. I am not looking to race, just find something of decent quality that will hold up. Do you think brushless is overkill for a newbie? What are the best buggy's that you guys would recommend. Thanks so much for all your help.
Right now I don't think you can go wrong with any of the top of the top brands. Look into the TLR 22, Associated B4.1, Kyosho RB6 or RB5, and the Durango. Find out what your LHS supports and go with that. They are all good buggies.
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I would like at a Traxxas Slash, or maybe the Rally. It's not a buggy, but, in my opinion, a 1/10 buggy is a little fragile for general use. Traxxas parts are everywhere, so when something breaks you won't be down for long.
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I would choose a 2wd buggy for bashing. Rather go for a truggy/ short course
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