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Old 06-17-2011, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default looking to buy a rc car flying fish? hpi ? tamiya?

i am stuck on what to get

i like the look of the flying fish but knowing nothing about drift cars

i like the sound of tt01 or ta series

i know looks aint everything

all help would be greatful

thanks leighton
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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What do you plan to use the car for, racing with buddies or club racing or just bashing around in the street... Are there any kind of budget restraints?

What about tx and rx, motor... All that stuff do you have any of that stuff?
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:22 PM   #3
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Flying Fish : I had one. A bit of a toy

TT01: pretty low end, doesnt even come with ballbearings. Hop-ups(upgrades) can cost more the the car is ever worth. Really popular down here as a starting drift car.

Tamiya TB03 or TA05 : These are hugely better cars. Cost a bit more but worth it.
Also HB Cyclone are good drifters
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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tb03d drift spec on sale $120 good deal if you are just starting out.
good deals in there for the tb03, 130 with body/tires/ bearings etc.
I don't recommend tt01 at all, it is very poor quality.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:25 AM   #5
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What do you plan to do and what is your budget, car is only part of it, you then need to consider batteries and charger as well, assuming you going with an RTR.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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yeh ive got a nitro thunder tiger phoenix gt at the moment im gutted to be honest i didnt listen to myself and buy a electric car to start off with

its just to pass the time away really maybe in the future to go to raceing
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:50 PM   #7
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well i just bought a tt-01 100 dollars shipped i love it just ordered all the electronics just buy bearing and aluminium shaft of eBay and well i ordered a turnigy 35a esc, ezrun 9t and a turnigy accucell 6 charger and turnigy 5200mah lipo ROAR approved from what i can see is that the flying fish looks like my hpi rs4 3 evo +but this is the first time hearing of it and tt 01 parts are leka cheap oh and my electronics came to 100 dollars from hobby king but i will post when they arrive i wish i had my nitro fixed they break so fast and they irritating coz starting and all that nitro cleaning and stuff
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