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Old 07-23-2009, 02:35 AM
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Allright guys and girls here's the deal, I want to start driving 1/10 electro touring but I can't decide which car I'm gonna buy.
I will be driving the car primarily on a prepared track, but I might also go indoor with it on carpet. I have some experience with building rc cars but when it comes to driving I'm still a beginner so I'm looking for a car that is easy to drive and then as my driving skills improve I want to able to turn the car into a full blown racer.

Now I can get a used tamiya trf415 msxx at the same price as a new in box hotbodies cyclone s or a used corally rdx phi.

Please let me know what u guys think
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:46 AM
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hi there

where in the netherlands are you ???

i race at Groningen

was in the same position you are in and decided on the TRF416 World Edition

it is not as cheap as maybe the Xray or the Corrally but i like the blue and tamiya have always been good to me on the track , plus i wanted something differant from all the Xrays on the track

i love the car and am constantly getting quicker and getting to know what does what an the car

the tamiya is good on asphalt as it is on carpet , the only down side to the tamiya is the wear of diff outdrives and the front shafts are too weak and need upgrading ASAP

hope this helps and PM me if you want on info , although i am english living in holland
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:50 AM
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Guys, you're weird. Xray and Corally cheap? Damn, I live on the wrong side of the planet!
Then again, if you're in Holland it's a no brainer, really. Corally!
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Xray is like €350 and corally is about the same

th TRF416we i bought IN HOLLAND was €499 ($710)

but it WAS the last one for sale in holland and i couldnt find one in Hong Kong
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
Xray is like €350 and corally is about the same

th TRF416we i bought IN HOLLAND was €499 ($710)

but it WAS the last one for sale in holland and i couldnt find one in Hong Kong
Well, next time you want something from HK let us downunder know and we'll trade you for something from your side of the equator, hehehehe!
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:18 AM
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For me, it is better to race on carpet.

Why? Because the grip levels are much higher usually than our outdoor tracks in the UK.

When you have grip, it is usually easier to find a good tyre and the setup is less important (providing the grip does not go up too much - and then you grip roll!)

Outdoors, you are changing setups when the grip comes up, (rear droop etc etc) which is something I never really got to grips with...

Pun deployed!

So, to answer you question I would decide first if you prefer outdoor or indoor racing, as it may help with your chassis choice.

Typically, a thicker chassis will help indoors to give it more of a response in it's cornering.

A thinner chassis can be better for outdoors, on a lower grip track where chassis flex can help the handling.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:28 AM
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I'd go with the Phi. Make sure you can put a full size Lipo under the top plate. I can slide one 5000 on my RDX but one plug is obstructed so you have to tape it at a slight angle. No problem though cause it helps with the balancing.

I think the 415 has a top plate so low it won't accept 5000mah LiPos, so if I were you i wouldn't buy it, among other reasons...
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