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Old 07-18-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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I need help on picking a good rc 1/10 scale touring car. Faster than the tt-01 and not to fast and the price has to be not to high.
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I need help on picking a good rc 1/10 scale touring car. Faster than the tt-01 and not to fast and the price has to be not to high.
You may want to define your high end, it's a radical range of pricing out there, with a vast range of what is around, and highly subjective on what you 'need'.

I used to think my aim was to buy something cheap, and have some fun, but the reality there is it seems anything non carbon/alloy is considered not a racer anymore, I bit the bullet when it came down to it and bought a Photon, which was about as high end as I could cough up, and err not pink.
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hey thanks im from melbourne i mean price im looking for a car on tuesday my bday so yeh in the $300's
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The TT01 can be made to go fast. That $300 could be used to get a better/more capable ESC, motor and battery.

It also depends on what your'e going to be using it for. Speed runs, bashing, drifting, racing, etc..
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I want to get into racing and how fast does it go.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:38 AM   #7
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OK, may I suggest these current lower cost machines that can compete with higher end cars out of the box....

Tamiya TB03R
Tamiya TA05R or V.2 w/Upgrade Pack
Xray T2R Pro
Associated TC4
OFNA JL10e / Hong Nor X10-E


And these mid/hi $300 full race carbon-fiber machines....

TOP Photon
Associated TC5 series
3-Racing Sakura Zero
Robitronic Avid V2
Tigermoth Racing LCG V10 FRP(non carbon-fiber)
Losi JRX-S Type R, usually over $400 but http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=6262
Hot Bodies Cyclone TC, if you can find it as it's being replaced with the TCX.



And then there's used cars.
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For $300ish in Oz bucks, I suggest you hit some of the HK sites such as RCMushroom or RCMarket because you won't get a new decent car for $300 unless you choose perhaps a TF5 RTR (Kyosho) which is pretty damn decent or you might find a Cyclone S, which can go around 300-350 from a hobby shop.

THe other avenue is to hit Ebay for a second hand high end kit.

I personally would go for a TF5 and buy upgrade parts if you wish like to upgrade it but the standard version is pretty sweet.
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cool thanks what do you race
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You can always try the method most suggested on RCTech: Visit the local track, see what car(s) other local racers are running, and go from there. Running a chassis that others in your area are is good for setup help, spare parts, etc.

Just stating "buy Brand A" isn't the smartest thing to do if nobody else in your area runs it, or your LHS doesn't support it.
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yeh i have been down to the track most people race tt-01 and ta05.
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if its ur 1st model. pick up a tt01 and learn. its cheap its fun and u can sit it on the shelf or keep it for runnin around the house after u move onto more advanced models.

and buy a kit over the RTR. this hobby, a lost portion of the fun factor is building the car urself. (also helps when u have to repair it or clean it b/c u know how it went together).

many of us have had tt01s, and many of those curse still not having 1 for as inexpensive as they are.

in fact, here in the states late september, we are having a 24hour lemans enduro with tt01 spec cars. yes i said 24 hours. its nuts, its insane...but then again ordinary people look at us that way for playing with toy cars anyway.

enjoy ur bday. get a tt01 kit, build it up with a decent radio. dont get all sucked into mod this, upgrade that. just run it and have fun.

there are quite a few good setups for tt01s on here. and no u dont need all those damn mods. there are only a couple that are worth their time at all in fact. look up threads and info in the racing forum and here for 'senior spec', its a class developed in this area a long long time ago that is a spec tt01 class with matched motors etc. but the info is great on what makes the car tick. in fact tamiya has taken notice of the class popularity and simplicity that they often run it as an extra class at their TCS events here.

u could go with a ta05, another nice car. belt drive and all. u will have to build those, chase gear ratios, learn radio gear, learn brushless this, 17.5 that, boost what? etc etc......... all at once. and perhaps thats not for u.

go with the tt01. even hook up the light kits that they come with. neat stuff.

again, have fun

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Cool thanks but wont it cost more to buy a kit and having to buy the paint,battery,charger, transmitter and all?
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u have to buy a battery and charger for a RTR regardless. and whats the fun of having a body painted for you.

trust me, sittin down and opening the box and building your car up is a great accomplishment and a big part of the fun.

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OK i already have a transmitter and battery and charger but im not sure if they are the right type for that car. my battery has the white end and not the small square type. My transmitter is a truggy stinger est-2. If you could find out could you tell me thnks.
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