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Old 03-04-2009, 11:30 AM
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I'm planning to purchase an RTR onroad electric car. My budget is 250 - 350 bucks. I'm not going to be racing it. I'll be running it in a school yard. Which one is better belt or shaft driven tranny? Is HPI sprint 2 flux good? I'm open for any suggestions as long it is within my budget.

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Originally Posted by countyemaxx View Post
I'm planning to purchase an RTR onroad electric car. My budget is 250 - 350 bucks. I'm not going to be racing it. I'll be running it in a school yard. Which one is better belt or shaft driven tranny? Is HPI sprint 2 flux good? I'm open for any suggestions as long it is within my budget.

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the cylcone-s was pretty nice when i got to see it.

http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/kit.php?partNo=66402

the body looks good, the tires are nice, and it has things like threaded shock bodies that seem pretty nice for an rtr.

and it's still a current platform, should you wish to put some upgrades on it from it's bigger brother the cyclone:

http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/kit.p...=67700&lang=en
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If you're truly not interested in organized racing, then the RTR HPI with brushless would probably be the most fun for tear-assing around. You might find a hobby shop with parts, or it's otherwise easily supported online. And it's right on your budget.
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If you're truly not interested in organized racing, then the RTR HPI with brushless would probably be the most fun for tear-assing around. You might find a hobby shop with parts, or it's otherwise easily supported online. And it's right on your budget.
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Can't go wrong with HPI.
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The HPI Sprint 2 Flux is a durable car. I've seen one race locally in VTA (with different speed control/motor) and that car took beating and still ran fine. If you buy the 66 Mustang or 67 Corvette, they will come with the HPI Vintage tires. Those tires will work fine on concrete such as driveways and sidewalks. On unprepared asphalt the HPI Vintage tires might slide a bit until broken in.

If you are looking for a shaft drive car with sealed gearboxes, Team Associated still makes the RTR TC4 listing on Tower Hobbies for under $250.(http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGP9&P=7). The TC4 is a little less durable than the Sprint 2, but is a little easier to setup as a racer for a class like VTA>

If you are looking for a pure basher, you might also consider a RTR Tamiya TT-01. Those cars are fairly durable and have a totally sealed gearbox drive train.
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take a look at a TC4...shaft driven and durable...
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The term losi with Novak Brushless kit is the best to begin with.
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TC4 is good right out of the box. It was my first car, and it got me into racing. And I still race it.
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How fast is the TC4 out of the box?
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15turn motor, so it's quite fast. But I have a brushless system in mine, which makes it even faster.
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