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Help me decide what to get......

Old 05-18-2003, 02:37 PM
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Default Help me decide what to get......

I have been using off road electric and nitro trucks and buggies for many years, but want to switch to on-road.

How fast is the electric TC3 compared to say, the RC10GT (nitro)?

Can you drive the TC3 on the street or in big parking lots?

I am sick of the mess with nitro, and rarely find the dirt to use off road.

I'm not much of a track guy, just like playing around on the street.

Your help is appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:04 PM
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Speed depends on the motor, gearing and batts. Get a Novak Brushless system for speed and easy maintenance.

As far as driving it on parking lots, you sure can. Just find a smooth and clean lot.
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:37 PM
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Thanks! I am thinking about getting this.....


Do you know how fast is it compared to the RC10GT?

Or what could I do in addition to the Novak to improve speed?

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Old 05-18-2003, 05:29 PM
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The TC3 with the Novak brushless will be planty fast enough, as fast if not faster than most nitro cars. If you aren't planning racing I would advise getting something more durable than the TC3, maybe something like the HPI Rally which would be better on a not so smooth surface. The TC3 is a really good car though.
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Old 05-18-2003, 05:55 PM
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There was a review in the most recent R/C Car Action on the Novak Brushless SS system. I'm not sure what gearing they used but the car just passed 41 mph in a tc3. And it ran for 10:22 on a GP3300 pack. Of course that was on a oval track so if you run it on a road course your run time will drop some. If you plan to run your car for the full battary run time and you have an RS4 Rally I would seriously reccomend not using the inside chassis cover. If you do then cut a decent size hole in it to allow good cooling. It said the avg. temp for the system was around 200 degrees farenheit (spelling?). That seem's pretty hot for me. I don't think the speedo got that hot, but I think that was the temp. for the motor and battary or something. Check out www.rccaraction.com for more info, I'm sure there's some on there. Hope this helps!
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