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Old 10-31-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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so im looking to get into on-road electric, my local club runs tamiya minis and touring car, anybody know a good class to start off in between those two, a good car to start off with that's not too expensive, i already have a motor and ESC as i am big into the off-road, but living in Canada we dont really get alot of days to run off-road so im looking at on-road for the winter
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For a inexpensive TC its hard to beat the 3racing Sakura Zero S.
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Find a well maintained XRay T2 007,008, or 009. They're close to indestructable and have a pretty wide setup window. Once you learn the ins and outs of carpet racing, pick a current chassis (TC6, TOP Photon, XRay T3'11, etc.) and have a blast.
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i would like to stay with a company my lhs has parts for, so that means

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is the HPI touring car any good?
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For a inexpensive TC its hard to beat the 3racing Sakura Zero S.
^^ This

+ Onfa JL-10E
+ LRP Blast S10 Clubman
+ Schumacher Mi1

Any of these will suit anyone new to RC on road. Go to your local club, talk to them about the classes they run, pick a class that suits you, then head to your LHS and buy one of the cars above that has the best parts support at that store.

You will also need the following, motor, ESC, transmitter and receiver, lipo batteries, charger and tires.
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i would like to stay with a company my lhs has parts for, so that means

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-HPI
-Losi (idk if they make on-road)
-Tamiya


is the HPI touring car any good?
On Associated's web site, they have the TC5R for $199 shipped.

The HPI cars are for Bashers, but the Hot Bodies cars are more for racing.
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I would look at the mini class.

Simple, fun and probably cheaper than a touring car unless you throw lots of $ at it!....
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I would look at the mini class.

Simple, fun and probably cheaper than a touring car unless you throw lots of $ at it!....
Even if you do its still 1/2 the price. My Mi1, on the road with esc, motor, radio gear, tyres, body + paints, etc... was close to $850(17.5 Boosted). If you add batteries and charger to the list its over 1K. My M05 is about $550 with 2x new lipos for it (stickpack shaped). That's with everything. Spare tyres included. But it could be done cheaper.

Of course the stock answers apply here. What does your local club run? What has the biggest following and what spec does it run? If TC is healthy and has enough runners for multiple groups, but there's like 5 mini guys then go TC, if its the other way around go the mini, if they are both the same see if you can drive one first and pick the one you have the most fun with, or like the look of the most.

In terms of chassis for TC, A TC5R for $199 would be a good deal, one of the guys at my club runs one of those, they are a nice bit of kit. I also know someone with a Zero S, which the price is excellent for what you get, and as you hop it up you end up with a Zero. As I said I have a Mi1, and unless you've got local parts support I'd avoid it. I'm swapping to a Sakura XI because of that. They are very tough though.
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I would get the associated tc5 then, i use that for my races and i do just fine with the current ones that "designed" for lipo.
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I would get the associated tc5 then, i use that for my races and i do just fine with the current ones that "designed" for lipo.
Go to look at the TC5 thread for help on setting your chassis for Lipo, it is not that complicated or if you can find a cheap Exotek chassis, go for it from the beginning, it is worth it.
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