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Old 01-17-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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for those of you that have them what do you think is a better 1/18 scale for racing indoor carpet
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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the 18t by far. Better shocks, better diffs, 4 wheel drive.

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Old 01-18-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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if you're looking at the ft 18t and the mini t pro, i'd go with the mini t pro. you'll need the same things for it so the electronics make it the same, but the mini t handles better. its a little longer i think so it handles rough tracks better.
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the mini-t is shorter than the rc18t. but the mini-t has a tighter turning radius. both are great cars it just spends on if you want to run 4wd or 2wd
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Look ive run both for a while and when i went to the rc18t ft i realized that the mini-t pro is horrible compared to it...i had tons of money into my mini-t and was losing to stock rc18t's. When i got an rc18t first time out i got 1 and second...its a much better truck all the way around. Turning radius is also much better on the rc18t, the mini-t turns like a cruise ship...lol...i am saying this and i am a definite losi guys so it takes a lot for me to like ae.
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my mini-t will run circles arround my rc18t. and i guess you would beat mini-t's with a rc18t its a 4wd. this comes into effect even more on carpet
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:59 PM   #7
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Well I'm definitly a Losi guy...... and I've had a lot of fun and success with my Mini-T, that being said I've pulled the electronics out of the truck and put them into my FT18T to run it at this year's 18 Nationals.
Also I've got another 18T with a mamba 6800 and I really like the 4wd for indoor carpet.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #8
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for those of you that have them what do you think is a better 1/18 scale for racing indoor carpet
To try and answer your question, for running on indoor carpet, you are looking to most likely run with foam tires, a low ride height and a stiff enough suspension to elimate a lot of chassis roll in the corners. Personally, I ran a 18T using TPhalen's setup from the indoor nationals and the truck was outstanding. Seems to me though, that the Losi may be a little easier to setup for carpet racing (this is based on my own experience and others that I race with). I still stuck with the 18T though since I like having four wheel drive. I think the four wheel drive helps me get out of "bad situations" easier due to the fact that I have to work a lot on getting my lines right during a race.
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I thought the Losi pushed a lot more than the AE. I thought the 18T was a better deal also.
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Having never run on a purpose-built 1/8th scale track, I will say that if you're looking to drive around a full-size 1/10th scale track, the Mini-T Pro is the only way to go. It'll actually survive bumps and jumps without flopping over on its back.
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who knows where i can get TPhalen's indoor carpet setup from the nationals?
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for the FT RC18T that is
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:35 PM   #14
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Here it is....hope it helps.
http://www.competitionx.com/Support_Pages/18T.html
I use the 18T '05 Nationals Setup.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Or you can just ask Tony!!
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Had both...without a doubt the most fun I have ever had with any electric car over the 5 years of RC'n has been with the Mini-t on a purpose built 1/18th off road dirt track. Get the Li-poly packs and run for 40 minutes or so with a venom fireball motor. I have had more fun and longest run times with this set up. I run the spektrum, m11, quantum comp 2, li-poly 1900 pack, venom fireball micro motor and haven't had any issues.

The RC18T is great too, but I had tons of mechanical issues with mine, I like to run these cars alot and work on them little. My 8th scale and truggy are for tuning on. The RC18T seemed to take a ton more tuning to get it to handle as good as the Mini t pro...

by the way, I am an Associated fan ever since I had my old gold pan RC10 in the 80's...
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