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Old 04-26-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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Greetings,

Getting in to 4wd nitro off-road buggies. This will be my 1st nitro vehicle (already have a Duratrax Mini-Quake)

I do not wish to spend more than 300$ for a Ready to Run Version (I realize fuel, etc will be extra)

I had narrowed down my selection to an Ofna LX Comp, but then comes along a Smartech 1/8 buggy, 4wd nitro.

Never heard of them, so I'm asking here for advice.

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Old 04-26-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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At least for the nitro monster truck offerings, I haven't heard good things about the Smartech brand.

Personally, I would probably buy the electronics seperate than going with the radios and servos that are included in the buggies, they usually aren't that good.
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Smartech is bad.
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Smartech is bad.
Put it this way, google search smartech and see if you can come up with anywhere to find parts. There was a forum devoted to them last year, but I've not heard about it in a long time.

Never buy a car you can't buy parts for. Or that if you bring it into the hobby shop they ask YOU what it is.
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heh. I knew a few guys on IRC with smartechs.
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i've had a smartech buggy, and it sucked i hav heard good things about the ofna's and ofna's are way more popular, Get an OFNA!
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Smartech is just a lure into nitro rc. Like stated above they are bad.
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