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Old 11-28-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hello

Ive been looking in Touring cars magazine, rc car action magazine, and to tell you the truth I still dont know what to get.
I want a kit so I can build it but I dont know what motor, esc, servos and radio to get for a fairly cheap price.
I want a RTR because I know its all set up. I notice kit wise the Team associated TC4 and the HPI pro 4 are getting alot of attention, and for RTR wise i noticed the tc3 looked pretty good.
So in your opinion whats your favorite kit or RTR, and other items?
my budget would be no more than $450
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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what are you looking to do? do you have many hobby shops near by? what kind of items do they stock? I am just asking this because sometimes you may want to get a certain car, yet when you go and try to get parts for it, they may not have them. But really the kit depends on preference, and basically the pro 4 is a tc3 on steroids so ive seen. But it really depends on what you are wanting to do.

But dont forget, when you buy a kit thats 300 bux, like the pro 4, your not going to get the best electronics (unless you go used)
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
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I don't what type of support Corally gets in your area, but last night at one of my local clubs I saw an unreleased as of yet version of the RDX and pictures of the car doesn't do it a DAMN BIT OF JUSTICE. The car is just friggin' awesome, Duraluminum everywhere!! If I wasn't stuck on Yokomo and the new World's kit, the RDX would definitely be my next car.
Back to the subject... check into Yokomo or Corally or X-ray

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Old 11-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
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no racing
just parking lot madness
i dont have any local hobby shops there all over a hour away, i would basically just order parts.

anyone have good yet fairly cheap servos and radios to look at?
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:00 PM   #5
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Well if you're on a very tight budget and dont wanna race then you should look into the Tamiya RTR cars. They're very inexpensive and are very durable. But the Xray T1R is also an excellent buy, world champion performance at a budget price. Plus if you ever decide to race, then you dont have to purchase a new car. For a radio & servo at a good price. Check into Hitec, they've been around for years & offer excellent products at great prices. Plus their customer service is second to none.
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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Awsome ill look into hitec and thanks so far guys.
I really want a kit because i like to build stuff and take stuff apart i dont know why..but my money is just crunchin me here!
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Excellent, Hitec's website is: www.hitecrcd.com All the info you need should be there.
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awsome
oh yeah for a kit what all do i need?
2 servos
motor
esc
radio
radio reciever
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Depends what kit you get, like for the Xray T1R you need:

-190mm body.
-battery pack.
-motor.
-esc.
-radio, reciever, servo (usually come in a package).
-battery charger.
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hitec servos dont really center to good..they are good in price but some people get good luck with them but all dont...if you dont like the hitec ones look at futaba for servos and go to hitec for a good cheap radio
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oh yeah for a kit what all do i need?
2 servos
motor
esc
radio
radio reciever
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Only one servo is needed. For gas cars, it is used to control the throttle, but in electric cars, the esc does this. Your list covers everything major exept the battery pack and charger. You may want to get a few pinions and spare parts since you dont live close to a hobby shop.
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if budget is an issue then losi xxx-s is a good parking lot car. it has a sealed drivetrain therefore, no pebbles jamming your gears. its very durable and parts are always available. you can get them cheap at ebay. i just sold my XXX-S graphite plus for 120 bucks on there
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The XXX-S would be your best bet for a RTR. It comes with the best Radio out of any RTR. And at $269 , you'll have plenty left over for batteries and a charger.
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I would stick with the TC3 RTR. They are cheap and fast right out of the box. The radio doesnt have features you dont need unless your racing. Simple yet fun. Parts are available everywhere and are cheap. And if you ever do want to race it you have a high level racer as well.
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awsome guys thanks
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