R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
bigair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 10
Default Which cars are best this year?

I didn't race at all this last year, and i have two complete HPI Pro4's from the period.
They were running in the a-Mains (stock rubber) most of the time. Now, two years later, I'm sure the "state of the art" has improved since then. So, My choice of new cars will be limited to whatever the local tracks support.
My question is, what should I buy to replace a full set of Pro4's?

Thanks,
bigair - http://www.TurningColorz.com
bigair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
Tech Fanatic
 
tbeardmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: aka "Rock Star"...!
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

TAMIYA TA05-R (Rubber Tires) -or- CORALLY RDX PHi (Foam Tires)

TAO5-R - Based on economic value.... and performance for the $$$

RDX PHi - Based on personal preference and quality preference.
__________________
BMI DB10R, Corally RDX PHi, BMI 12R..!!
Need a "real" car... contact me at:
www.beardmorechevy.com -or- www.beardmoresubaru.com

Last edited by tbeardmore; 10-28-2007 at 01:51 PM.
tbeardmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbeardmore View Post
TAMIYA TA05-R (Rubber Tires) -or- CORALLY RDX PHi (Foam Tires)
Lets keep it real here....not just your opinion.

If you want to go fast easily here you go based on race wins this year...

On carpet (Foam): The XrayT2 2007, Corally RDX PHI and the AE TC5
On Carpet (Rubber): The Schumacher Mi3 and the Tamiya 415MSX
On Asphalt: The HotBodies Cyclone, Schumacher Mi3, Tamiya 415MSX
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:38 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
joe of loath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,857
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

the hottest cars are the ones the drivers can take round the track without hitting the stripey bits
__________________
HPI E-Firestorm - Tamiya TA05 racer (carbon chassis, 10.5 brushless etc) - LRP Blast S10 BX - Revo 2.5r truggy conversion (in progress)
joe of loath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:42 PM   #5
Tech Apprentice
 
MonkeyNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Poole, UK
Posts: 90
Default

It doesn't matter where they have finished this year in races, its all about if the car suits your driving style and if it is setup correctly. Personally i use a HB Cyclone and it is a very good car. But any car that is setup well will win races - Mi3, RDX, 415MSX are all very good cars it's up to you to which one looks best to you. The car i think that will be very good is Team Magic E4 - so good i am probably going to get one next month.

Liam
__________________
Tamiya FF03 Pro ~ Tamiya M06 Pro ~ Tamiya M05L JCW Coupe
MonkeyNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 227
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to TurboT
Default

I'm sure most racers out there will agree that pretty much any top-level car will get the job done when put in the hands of a good driver.

I'm enjoying my TC5 very much. Last car was an RDX, and the TC5 has shown itself to be a very tough car in comparison.
__________________
Team Great Hobbies
Team Durango Canada
Exotek
TurboT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:46 PM   #7
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeyNuts View Post
It doesn't matter where they have finished this year in races, its all about if the car suits your driving style and if it is setup correctly. Personally i use a HB Cyclone and it is a very good car. But any car that is setup well will win races - Mi3, RDX, 415MSX are all very good cars it's up to you to which one looks best to you. The car i think that will be very good is Team Magic E4 - so good i am probably going to get one next month.

Liam
Is the Team Magic the car that has 3 belts? That has been done before and it has proven to be less than ideal due to drive train frictional losses.

Also, having the batts all down the center is counter productive. Sure the mass is centered across the chassis but it is more spread out along the length of the chassis. This compromise in the design to achieve a central battery makes the car resist turning into a corner and then hard to stop turning on corner exit. This is why cars like the the old HPI Pro3 and Losi JRXS(and R) dont always work everywhere.

The conventional chassis layout you see from Tamiya, HB, Schumacher, Corally, Xray........is most popular because it strikes the ideal balance beteen tranverse and logitudinal mass centralization.
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
heretic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: europe
Posts: 1,106
Default

aw jeeeeeez
heretic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,774
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to L.Fairtrace
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdrianM View Post
This compromise in the design to achieve a central battery makes the car resist turning into a corner and then hard to stop turning on corner exit. This is why cars like the the old HPI Pro3 and Losi JRXS(and R) dont always work everywhere.
Please show me an example of where the JRXS TYPE R doesn't work?
__________________
Awesomatix USA - EaMotorsports - RocheUSA - MonTech - Sanwa - BSR Racing Tires - TQ Wire - Solaris Racing Tires - Side Piece Racing

180 and 360 Raceway. Best on the East Coast. Take your pick
L.Fairtrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:25 PM   #10
Tech Champion
 
morris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: jersey shore pa
Posts: 5,564
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Please show me an example of where the JRXS TYPE R doesn't work?
i agree.

my typr-r car seems to be great out of the box....im just trying to make it faster now.........
morris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:26 PM   #11
Tech Addict
 
ehlert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: oshkosh,Wi
Posts: 618
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to ehlert
Thumbs up

I would say the jrxs type r is the best. The car is the best for brushless and lipos. I have ran my car at trackside, harbor hobbies and oshkosh without any changes. The bottom line the car is great
__________________
BIGSWINGER RACING
SERPENT PROJECT 4X,Lrp,Savox,Motiv,Futaba T4PX
ehlert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
Company Representative
 
Team Kwik's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to Team Kwik Send a message via MSN to Team Kwik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Please show me an example of where the JRXS TYPE R doesn't work?
He must have missed Vegas Larry, you and Jason had cars that could have won it without a doubt.

At this point guys there may be a few cars that have big issues but lets be honest for a change. Just about any chassis is going to be capable of making the top-10 and winning some races with the right guys behind them. Larry and Jason are prime examples of how placing well at big events is more about understanding the chassis and setting it up properly than going with this week's hot car kit.

The same holds true today as it did 10 years ago, buy a car kit that's supported locally by your hobby shop or other drivers. Picking a kit that you can replace an arm on easily and find some advice from those around you means more than who won what.

Nick
__________________
Team Kwik
http://www.teamkwik.com
Team Kwik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,774
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to L.Fairtrace
Default

That was my point exactly Nick. Just because someone hasn't personally seen a car work good doesn't mean it can't.
__________________
Awesomatix USA - EaMotorsports - RocheUSA - MonTech - Sanwa - BSR Racing Tires - TQ Wire - Solaris Racing Tires - Side Piece Racing

180 and 360 Raceway. Best on the East Coast. Take your pick
L.Fairtrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:07 PM   #14
Tech Apprentice
 
MonkeyNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Poole, UK
Posts: 90
Default

Yes the Team Magic E4 is the one with 3 belts. Someone at our club has been running since it came out (beginning of last week) and it is a very quick car. It has only been used in doors on carpet with rubbers so far but seems as though it might possibly be the way forward.

Liam
__________________
Tamiya FF03 Pro ~ Tamiya M06 Pro ~ Tamiya M05L JCW Coupe
MonkeyNuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #15
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Please show me an example of where the JRXS TYPE R doesn't work?
Rubber tires.

Drivers on Team Losi a lot higher up and faster than you have told me it sucks.
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 Year in Review - The year of the Major Track Closings? or8ital Electric On-Road 25 12-19-2007 12:51 PM
22 year old guy having sex with 16 year old girl Dewayne2 Chat Lounge 4 09-17-2007 04:43 PM
How much do you guy's spend in a year running your toy cars? PRO 2 RACER Australian Racing 38 11-12-2005 04:39 AM
Real Sports Cars vs 70mph Remote Control Cars rccartips Chat Lounge 7 05-10-2004 08:05 PM
touring cars and oval cars for sale or trade for offroad!!!!! gac1983 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 03-03-2004 01:39 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:17 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net