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Old 02-12-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya TT-01D, TB-02 TA-05 for beginner?

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im just getting into rc cars and i want to buy my first kit, and i just wondered what would be the best one to go for.

I had been looking at the Tamiya TT-01Drift kit, the TB02 kit and the TA-05 kit.

I just wondered which would be the best kit for me to go for being a beginner, also considering i would like to be able to tune it as i progress but I dont really want to spend alot of money on the kit, as im only a beginner.

Would i be able to use the TT01D for on road racing and not just drifting, what bits would i need to change over and how good a kit it the TT01 compared to the other 2 i have mentioned.
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Old 02-12-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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I would say either the TB02 or the Ta05, although the TA05 is the current car. They are both pretty robust and handle well.

the drift car, mainly it is the wheels and tyres for basic racing, but I would look at a newer model as above.
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I'd get the TA-05 as its the newest and it can be very competive without hopups.
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the TA05 is a good beginner car, with a few hop ups it is very competitive,
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I'd say tao5 for prepped track and tbo2 for any tracks. My tao5 just gets small debris and my tbo2 is just as good but I can play it anywhere. The tt01 is good for people starting out that dont need to spend much and just trying out rc as a hobby.
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TB-02, it is shaft drive so you can drive it anywhere. The gears are covered and it's a srtong car.
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What classes are at your local track?

If you have a spec class (like we used to have here) that is based on TCS rules (exceptions were X pattern tires and 23T pinion in TL-01 (22T in TT-01)), then I recommend the TL-01LA. It is way stronger than the TT-01 and just as fast as the TT-01. We had big turnouts for spec, at TCS there were 68 entries last year.

I hate TT-01's

If you have not had experience driving between boards, I'd consider starting with a stong car.
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dont get a TT01 even if you hit a wall you will break a hub if you tap the wall you will break a hub if you skim a wall you will break a hub, i would get a tb02 or the ta05 i have both of them and ive never really had a problem.



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Real hard as well
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Thanks for all the input guys, i have found a TA-05 kit (F430 Body) for sale for 99.50 (GBP) and i just wondered if that was a good price for it?

Obviosuly, i would then need to buy a radio, an ESC and a battery.

Any recommendations on good ones to go for, that are not extremely expensvie, but relatively competitive?

Thanks
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