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Old 08-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Arrow RC Drift on low income??? HELP!

Hello all,
I am looking to buy a RC Drift Car, but I am on a very short budget. Many people say to go with the TA05 and that's what most racers use, but I feel for drifting in a parking lot shaft is the way to go. I have looked at the TB03, but it is slightly pricey everywhere I looked and after research I found the TT01D is not much more than a toy. If you have recommendations on cars and/or could refer me to a place to buy one cheap. It is greatly appreciated if you post it here.
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http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...ve3301006_code

this is a clone, but cant beat the value. Belt is better for future mods.
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http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...ve3301006_code

this is a clone, but cant beat the value. Belt is better for future mods.
Hello thanks it's appreciated! Any recommendations for motor, esc, servo's, batteries etc to get this ready to run cheap but strong? Thanks
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Don't know what's available local to you, but I've found a seller on eBay local to me that does brushed esc's for about $25, and motors (15t) for about $15. Hobbyking do a radio for $15 (2.4ghz).

Don't know about the quality of those motors and esc's, but the radio isn't bad, my partner uses one for mucking around.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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Had a look for some options for you. Heres an RTR that is a good starting point:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...z-Radio-System

And shaft drive ARR

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Sedan-Kit-ARR

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Don't know what's available local to you, but I've found a seller on eBay local to me that does brushed esc's for about $25, and motors (15t) for about $15. Hobbyking do a radio for $15 (2.4ghz).

Don't know about the quality of those motors and esc's, but the radio isn't bad, my partner uses one for mucking around.
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Thank you. I will look into it. I want to look for maybe cheap brushless because in the long run replacing the brushes and the time will save me the money. What do you think of the chassis that the previous user posted?
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Had a look for some options for you. Heres an RTR that is a good starting point:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...z-Radio-System

And shaft drive ARR

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Sedan-Kit-ARR

Hope that helps
I have heard of both cars you posted and I looked into the Sprint 2 Drift a few weeks ago and after alot of research it is poorly built. I believe the OFNA is supposed to be good. THANKS
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Had a look for some options for you. Heres an RTR that is a good starting point:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...z-Radio-System

And shaft drive ARR

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Sedan-Kit-ARR

Hope that helps
How do you feel about a Redcat Racing Lightning EPX Pro for $175.99 Here is the specs:
Motor Type: Electric Brushless 3300KV 540 Novatech
Transmission: Forward and Reverse
Drive System: 4 Wheel Drive
Length: 360mm
Width: 200mm
Height: 112mm
Wheelbase: 260mm (F/R)
Ground Clearance: 4.5mm
Chassis Type: Plastic
Shocks: Aluminum Capped Oil Filled
Speed Control Type: Brushless ESC (2s LIPO Ready)
Battery: 7.2v 2000Mah NiMh Battery Pack (I'd obviously need a new battery)
Radio System: 2.4GHz Radio System
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Brushless is cheap now, so it's definitely the move to make.

Street jam r31 is very popular in japan, and that clone is an exact copy of it. You can't go wrong. Browse through drift forums or search on youtube. You'll find some good reviews.
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this is a clone, but cant beat the value. Belt is better for future mods.
+1 Definitely buy this. It will be your best choice for your budget. This car is a drifter period and all the Street Jam parts carry over.
I drift a Street Jam and I bought the R2 carbon conversion for it. Awesome!
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Just checked out that car for you. On paper it's not bad. Only thing I'd be cautious of is that it's sensorless. Otherwise looks good for the money. How's parts availability for you though?
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buy a kit and buy a sidewinder sct off ebay
40 dollars
and a tacon road 5900 kv
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Just checked out that car for you. On paper it's not bad. Only thing I'd be cautious of is that it's sensorless. Otherwise looks good for the money. How's parts availability for you though?
Still been lookin at motors and esc's what do you mean by sensorless? sorry I am new to drifting
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