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Old 07-28-2010, 11:24 PM
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Hi all. I am looking to get into On-Road cars. I am trying to come up with a fun set up. I'd like something that is FAST...I mean VERY fast. I want something that would be pretty good if I was to run it on the track, but I also want something that could be cruised around in a parking lot or in the airplane hangar. I'd also like if I could swap out tires and it be able to drift. Here is the set up I was thinking about:

Car - HPI E10 assembled w/o the electronics (200mm chassis)

Electronics - Novak Havoc Brushless ESC/8.5T Ballistic Brushless Motor.

Batteries - Probably some Zippy or Turnigy 3 Cell Lipos

Would this do everything I am wanting?

About how fast do you guys think this would go?

Anything else I should know?
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:53 PM
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The E10 isn't the greatest car...that's my opinion though. Its pretty basic and you wouldn't see many guys running these at the track in comp level. Its more tailored for the parking lot type running. Plus the gears/diffs in an E10 might not be the strongest so if you wish to go really fast then I suggest you get a higher end -not top of the line but more mid range type of tourer.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:55 PM
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I thiink the E10 is 190mm too.

I think you would go reasonably fast with that motor. I can't say for certain how fast though - sorry.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:56 PM
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What would be a better chassis? Preferably under $175
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What about the RJ Speed Sport 3.2 Pan Car?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=CAD
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sedan and pan cars are 2 different classes.Which class are you looking to get into?
Pan wouldnt be good to drift.

Id say a tamiya ta05 or tamiya tb03 is in your price range
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Yes no use drifting a pan car...

Would be VERY fast though, and VERY hard to keep in a straight line.

You want a 4wd touring car. As said, the ta05 would work, or a hotbodies cyclone S.

You will probably find cheaper prices somewhere like..

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bod...cPath=420_1171

It is listed as out of stock though...
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a cyclone s isn't too bad at all and can be found for around that price you seek.
go a bit higher and get a rtr kyosho tf-5, great handling car that can handle a hot motor pretty well.
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I really like that Cyclone S and I like that it is a kit. I think it would be fun to build my first kit.

What about like an EZRUN brushless system...They are pretty cheap, and I could get a faster motor. What is the fastest EZRUN motor (as far as Turns or kV)
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Originally Posted by supamagician View Post
Hi all. I am looking to get into On-Road cars. I am trying to come up with a fun set up. I'd like something that is FAST...I mean VERY fast. I want something that would be pretty good if I was to run it on the track, but I also want something that could be cruised around in a parking lot or in the airplane hangar. I'd also like if I could swap out tires and it be able to drift. Here is the set up I was thinking about:

Car - HPI E10 assembled w/o the electronics (200mm chassis)

Electronics - Novak Havoc Brushless ESC/8.5T Ballistic Brushless Motor.

Batteries - Probably some Zippy or Turnigy 3 Cell Lipos

Would this do everything I am wanting?

About how fast do you guys think this would go?

Anything else I should know?
also, a TC4 with the old 'tub' chassis still handles well and is very durable. you could race it if you wanted. you would just need a spec battery (2cell), and a spec (17.5) motor might be best to get started.

a 3 cell battery is 50% voltage bump which means more speed, with an 8.5 you may have a handful. you might consider a 2cell and/or higher turn motor just to get used to it.
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+1 for TC4 great for parking lots (drive shaft no belts) and can be a good car for Trans am racing. if you decide to race

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMGP9&P=ML
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Originally Posted by supamagician View Post
I really like that Cyclone S and I like that it is a kit. I think it would be fun to build my first kit.

What about like an EZRUN brushless system...They are pretty cheap, and I could get a faster motor. What is the fastest EZRUN motor (as far as Turns or kV)
I have one of those HobbyWing brushless systems on one of my 'parking lot' rides and its 10.5 and pretty darn quick. Get heaps of run time with a LIPO pack...

plus a Cyclone S is a great kit for a first build to teach and ground you well in this hobby.
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ballistic 8.5 would destroy the E-10. Sprint 2 is a good car to cross race with.
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