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Old 01-16-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Questions?? New into RC cars 1/10'

Hey,

I'm an average heli flyer (3D lev) and F5B fast sailplane flyer. I'm running a spektrum DX7 on my models. I have already the Hyperion DUO charger.

I plan to subscribe to a club, but here there're not many electric users.

I want a fast and fun model, very polyvalent that I can also use for drifting.

First, I've searched and found some HPI models RTR (in case I don't like the wheels radio, I still can put my DX7 rx on it and use the DX7 radio) : Sprint 2 Flux Brushless.

After that and some more research, I'm really wondering if I won't upgrade the kit really quickly... and that will cost me more at the end.

So basically, I'm now looking for buying all parts independently and building the car. I know that will cost me "more" but that should be better.

I may be wrong.

So it's : HPI DRIFT 2 FLUX RTR ... or

Kit : XRAY 08 (a bit cheaper than the 009) or ...?
ESC/Motor : I want brushless.
Wheels : ?
Batteries : Lipos ?

Do I need something more ?

Many thanks for the kind replies and best wishes for 2K9

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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anyone could help ?
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You shouldn't be using your aircraft radio in a surface vehicle. The pistol grip wheel radios are easy to use and if you're just starting the basic units included with a RTR kit is fine. The HPI kits you've mentioned are nice but make sure you have parts availability should you happen to break things.
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You shouldn't be using your aircraft radio in a surface vehicle. The pistol grip wheel radios are easy to use and if you're just starting the basic units included with a RTR kit is fine. The HPI kits you've mentioned are nice but make sure you have parts availability should you happen to break things.
no, you can use a spectrum with a surface vehicle. People do it in the UK all the time, as more people use sticks here. It's if its a non 2.4ghz radio the trouble starts, as some frequencies are air only, and some are surface only. 2.4ghz is for both.
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If you are going to race, get the x-ray. If you just want to play, I think the Sprint2 Flux will suprise you. The flux will be parking lot fast, right out of the box, but for competition you will be better off with the xray.
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If you are going to race, get the x-ray. If you just want to play, I think the Sprint2 Flux will suprise you. The flux will be parking lot fast, right out of the box, but for competition you will be better off with the xray.
Hi,

Thanks a lot for the answers, it's much appreciated.

I think I'll go with a Xray T2. But which one to get ?

007 with lots of spare,
008 with no spare,
009 is too expensive for me,

The prices are the close to be the same

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007, they are so close performance wise that you wouldn't tell the difference. and spares are always useful, especially xray ones, as they cost loads.
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007, they are so close performance wise that you wouldn't tell the difference. and spares are always useful, especially xray ones, as they cost loads.
I was told by a friend that the 007 is FAR different than the 008. He does not advise me to buy the 007.

Do you know a shop that offers a good price on a 007 ? or a post that compares 007 to 008 ?

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I was told by a friend that the 007 is FAR different than the 008. He does not advise me to buy the 007.

Do you know a shop that offers a good price on a 007 ? or a post that compares 007 to 008 ?

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they are different, but not different enough so that one would be significantly better than the other when club racing. sure, at the top 0.1% of racing a 008 will be faster, but no one else will tell the difference.
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I was told by a friend that the 007 is FAR different than the 008. He does not advise me to buy the 007.

Do you know a shop that offers a good price on a 007 ? or a post that compares 007 to 008 ?

Many thanks,

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Xray is like the Ferrari of RC, they are expensive but I believe they have quality (I have never owned one). Both 007 and 008 are competitive, you can hardly notice the difference if you are new in this sport. But in terms of finding parts, I think newer car may be easier to find parts when you break some thing. You can try some online shops and compare the price.
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I dont know where you live but this is the website i get my xray cars and parts
http://nexusracing.net/
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I dont know where you live but this is the website i get my xray cars and parts
http://nexusracing.net/
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I will save a bit more money and go for a T2 008.

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Thanks,

I will save a bit more money and go for a T2 008.

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Hey,

I went for some searching / reading lots of posts and mind thinking

This is what I plan to go for:

Kit
- XRAY T2 008 EU RUBBER-SPEC 6-CELL EDITION

Batteries
- Intellect 7.4V 5000mAh 30C Lipo banana plug For 1/10
- Intellect 5000mAh 7.2V Stick Pack

Power setup
MAMBA MAX 7700 ESC/MOTOR PACKAGE
Novak Velociti GTB Racing Brushless System With 5.5R Brushless Motor 7700 kv

Question : Which power setup would you go for ...? or can you propose something... wiser?

Question : I'm missing Pinion, Tyres, Wheels, Bodyshell, spares ...? Any recommendation for each one ?
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