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Old 07-20-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

there is a shop opening up near me finally that will have a small indoor track. One of the classes they will be focusing on is micros so i am considering picking one up. I have never owned one and it seems there are several on the market now. If anyone has owned/raced one or more of them and would share some info i would really appreciate it. I am mainly interested in hearing if one kit is better than the other now adays or if they all have great potential.

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If your gonna run a stock class, I like the XRAY M18 over the HPI micro.

If you are going to run the anything goes class, an HPI Micro with aftermarket chassis is my preference.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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g12314,

Thanks for the reply, i'll think about the penguin setup you mentioned, maybe you can pm me with details and a price? Also i forgot to ask what are some recomended electronics such as servo and esc, I have a few xxl recievers im assuming will be fine.

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I'd say the XRay....You can fit a 6 cell strait pack in there (I've seen it)
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Yup, the XRay does need some customizing if you intend to use 6 cell packs, but it's not too difficult, & there's no micro better, IMO. I started out with an RS4 Micro, but I decided to get the M18 after a number of my friends got one & started blowing me away with them(& it really was the car, we were all using stock motors & 6 cell packs, the difference in speed between the 2 is VERY noticable)....
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Obviously, he means straight as in a stick pack, which is what I did on mine. I assembled my packs into stick ones & then Shoe-Goo'd them onto a flat piece of plastic, which I bolt onto the chassis. Battery changes aren't exactly the quickest in the world, but it does hold them securely....
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any idea on what the rules are going to be?

if it pretty much is 1/18 scale as the only rule, I would look into the BRP SC18. The vehicle flat out hauls and will outhandle alot of highly modifed HPI micros in its stock form with big heavy electronics. They also make a pro conversion for it that is pretty trick.

When I ran mine, never broke a part, ran it stock with the ball diff upgrade and I could easily put down 5 laps or more on the micro RS4 field. And this is with full size electronics ( LRP Runner ) and AA batteries mounted. My vehicle was super heavy but ran great.
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i would say either go with the xray or the sc-18. you can't go wrong with either one. the xray does require the smaller electronics and the brp takes the normal size goodies with no problem.
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Thanks for all the info guys, i think im going to pick up an xray kit for now. I beleive we will be running a stock class in the begininng. Are the esc's pretty much the same or is there any benefit to purchasing an xray esc over a novak spy or other brand?

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If you are going to get the X-Ray check out Jakes Performance hobbies. They are selling them for $49.00.
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Haha, thanks team green, im actually waiting 4 more minutes to call him when he opens. Jake emailed me last night and said he has one left.

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the 'power pack' that xray sells consists of a relabled hs-81 servo, an esc that could only handle the stock 180 motor, and a 5-cell pack for $100+-. if you're just going to be running in a stock class that should be good enough for now.
the spy's okay but a lot of people i race with have quantums (smaller footprint because the fit is pretty tight)
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check this place out for more than enough info

http://www.yourmicro.com/forums/foru...?s=&forumid=26
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:07 AM   #15
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Get the hpi micro.
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