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Old 08-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Moving to 1/10 Electric, which one

I know this is always a controversial question, but although I'm experienced with some nitro on road and truck electrics, I know very little about the on road electrics;so here goes.

Need your opinions on the what are the top 5, 1/10 on road electric cars for racing.

If it's an RTR that can be modified later as I learn that's okay , but if it sacrafices too much performance than forget it. I am looking for some reasons why you pick certain cars.

If the cars have scale bodies well detailed that's a plus but if not I can paint and detail my own as long as they are avialable.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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1. Hot Bodies Cyclone TC
2. Associated TC5
3. Xray T2 009
4. Corally PHI
5. Top Photon
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1. Hot Bodies Cyclone TC
2. Associated TC5
3. Xray T2 009
4. Corally PHI
5. Top Photon
6. Tamiya TRF416
7. Yokomo BD5
8. Schumacher MI4

get the one which u can get parts/helps easily...
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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None of the top 5 cars will come RTR and none will have bodies.

1. Tamiya TRF416WE
2. Xray T2'009
3. Hot Bodies Cyclone TC
4. Corally RDX Phi
5. All the rest!

Just get something with local parts support or the local racers use (that way you can exchange spares in times of need)
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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it depends jim you plan on running foam or rubber tire
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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This question comes up so often most people are too bored to answer it. The thread eventually turns into an age old dispute where everybody backs their choice.

From this experience I found the most effective way to go about this choice is this.

Visit the club where you intend to race.

Decide on a class you want to race in as that will put constraints on what you can run (electronics and car/chassis/tires).

Check what most people at the track are running, talk to them.

Check what your local hobby shop stocks, or what you can get easily (including spare stocks).

Decide.

Or on the contrary. Find the most outlandish, never heard of, unknown and impossible to find exotic made of unobtainium and go with that!
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1. Xray T2'008 and T2'009
2. Xray T2R pro
3. Associated TC5
4. Photon
5. 416WE


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Old 08-23-2009, 10:23 PM   #8
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This question comes up so often most people are too bored to answer it. The thread eventually turns into an age old dispute where everybody backs their choice.

From this experience I found the most effective way to go about this choice is this.

Visit the club where you intend to race.

Decide on a class you want to race in as that will put constraints on what you can run (electronics and car/chassis/tires).

Check what most people at the track are running, talk to them.

Check what your local hobby shop stocks, or what you can get easily (including spare stocks).

Decide.

Or on the contrary. Find the most outlandish, never heard of, unknown and impossible to find exotic made of unobtainium and go with that!

like that 416 clone... my friend is gonna run it..and kick everyones ass, for half the price!
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
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i agree with steveagle if your running rubber tire.
the tamiya just make sure you can get parts
the xray is a bit expensive for parts but is a very good car
the cyclone is probably the most bang for the buck(cyclone and tamiya top 2 rubber cars but i think i'd still pick the xray)
the corally is also very good but a little expensive for parts


if your running foam
1. xray
2. corally
wouldnt run anything else.

i believe starting out its easier to be faster with the corally on foams; i have both but i choice xray because i like the steering better.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
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dead horse, but I'm going to reply to this the same way I always do.


LOCAL SUPPORT!!!! It can't be said enough. When I say support, I mean by what your LHS carries and what most guys tend to be driving. If you can find a car that your LHS supports and lots of people are driving, that'd be ideal. If not, I'd go for the car people are driving before the car the LHS is stocking.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:22 AM   #11
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Default Thanks and more questions.

I am seeing that XRay and TC5 and Tamiya top of the list. Read some review and those are the one's I'm leaning to.

Questions.

On a TC5 review they talked about a 'spool' and that it's a must have. What is it, and does it come with the car?

What are the advantages/disadvantages foam verus rubber. I see that Associated and Xray make separate versions. For Xray the foam is the US version and rubber is the European version.

Also on the motor and esc choice. I run castle in my SC10 and my truck conversions, revo etc.

Is there a preferred brand for the on road?

I know it's alot of questions, but hell, that's what these forums are all about.


Thanks again
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I am seeing that XRay and TC5 and Tamiya top of the list. Read some review and those are the one's I'm leaning to.

Questions.

On a TC5 review they talked about a 'spool' and that it's a must have. What is it, and does it come with the car?

What are the advantages/disadvantages foam verus rubber. I see that Associated and Xray make separate versions. For Xray the foam is the US version and rubber is the European version.

Also on the motor and esc choice. I run castle in my SC10 and my truck conversions, revo etc.

Is there a preferred brand for the on road?

I know it's alot of questions, but hell, that's what these forums are all about.


Thanks again
Jim
Go with the best parts support you can get locally. Our shop is TC5 and JRX-S Type R. I prefer the Losi myself.

A spool acts like a solid front axle with both wheels turning at the same rate all the time. It is either a locking or locked front diff. For most kits this is an aftermarket upgrade part supplied by most of the makers.

For ESC, Novak and Tekin are US made and very well supported. Tekins new RS/RS Pro series are programmable. Novak will probably have one similar to this soon, but their GTB series is pretty bulletproof. I own both.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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Default Now looking at JRXS type R

It's funny you should mention the Losi car because i just got a chance to start looking at it.

Are there any reviews of that car in the Mags or on line?

Will any car body from any car fit the other cars for this 1/10 scale?


Thanks for the all the advice.

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What if you're new to RC all around, you have a Rustler, but you really want a street car. You enjoy the off road, but also enjoy running your rustler on road. thing is, you're afraid to spend the money on a good on-road car in case you dont like it. what model do i wanna consider. (dont think ill race, but like to have a nice car.)
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