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Old 06-04-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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I am thinking to take a 1/10 the electric on road car but not high-competition .About 250 dollars would be fine.I like tamiya TB evo 5 which costos 249 dollars.What dou you think about that?

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Old 06-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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what class do you want to run in,TC,VTA,RCGT
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Find out what classes your local club or clubs have. If they have a mini class thats the best and funnest class to start in.
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both:stock and mod.
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Stock and mod what? TC?
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yes,touring cars.
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best off buying an old Xray T2

then run ith that in stock till you learn to drive then step up to mod with the same car
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Now days I really dont see how you can race on a budget. Lipos and brushless motors have helped with costs, if the tracks in your area run a spec. class like VTA, RCGT and maybe F-1 that would help. If you already have chargers, controllers and all of the support gear you can get in to it a little cheaper. I have raced RC cars for 30+ years and wouldnt change that but I cant really see term budget and RC racing used together.
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Now days I really dont see how you can race on a budget. Lipos and brushless motors have helped with costs, if the tracks in your area run a spec. class like VTA, RCGT and maybe F-1 that would help. If you already have chargers, controllers and all of the support gear you can get in to it a little cheaper. I have raced RC cars for 30+ years and wouldnt change that but I cant really see term budget and RC racing used together.
+1 - racing and "on a budget" are mutually exclusive concepts...
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Now days I really dont see how you can race on a budget. Lipos and brushless motors have helped with costs, if the tracks in your area run a spec. class like VTA, RCGT and maybe F-1 that would help. If you already have chargers, controllers and all of the support gear you can get in to it a little cheaper. I have raced RC cars for 30+ years and wouldnt change that but I cant really see term budget and RC racing used together.
Yeah I hear you on that! If you are going to race on a budget I highly recommend getting your gear second hand. I was able to pick up some excellent quality gear from local club racers just getting out of the scene. For example I just picked up my Cyclone TC with GTB ESC, Hacker 17.5 motor, three 5000mah hard case lipos, three sets of sorex tires and wheels, R8 racing body, airtronics high speed/high torque metal gear servo, and a big case of spare parts for $200. Just go to your local track and see if anyone is selling any cars.

Cyclone S or TC are good budget cars, so is TC4.
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Stock racing on a budget..
TA05(used) + silvercan + brushed esc(used)
weight restrictions means its still OK to run NiMh

TA05 still holds the stock(silvercan) lap record at my local track

Mod on a budget: cant see that happening
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You should be able to find a used tc fairly reasonable,speed npassion makes a 17-5 combo for around 70-80$,used lipo or I beleive turnigy makes a lipo for under 50 also a lipo charger for 40-80$.If you check these boards you can probably do a used tc with new power equip.Go to the state boards and ask,there was some guys in the florida section with some very reasonabl equip.
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