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Old 03-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #16
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This chassis is a roller only with no body. It comes with the pictured wheels/tires. Its a countersteer setup out of the box with rear overdrive. You'll need all your own electronics and body. You can go from there with upgrades on the chassis itself. 3racing has lots of hopups.

As for being a noob, don't worry about it. For some reason it seems that the on road community doesn't really want new people to join it because they are reluctant to help noobs. I'm just getting started with onroad myself, but I've been doing offroad for a long time. If you want to have some serious fun with RC, you should get an offroad vehicle that you can jump and will be usable on more surfaces than just smooth stuff. HPI, Associated, Losi, and Durango all make decent Ready to Run kits that you can use.

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I'm pretty much a noob myself to onroad racing and in my experience so far is superb, the people I've met are all kind good hearted people that'll stop doing whatever they're doing to help a new guy...
That's been my experience so far and totally disagree with you saying that onroad guys don't want noobs, as far as I know onroad was dying out up until the last few years and onroad guys will welcome you with open arms...
This could just be my experience and where I race but I'm happy that I got into the hobby and the people I race with are some of the best in the country in stock "blinky" racing and will be glad to help 100 new guys in a day if possible....
Thanks again Horsham crew you guys are the best
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IMO, stay away from RTR cars especially if you want to bash... Reason being and speaking from experience, you're just going to want to make it faster and faster and with faster more powerful motors the other parts are going to wear out faster and break easier.. Eventually you're going to get frustrated and just shelf it or put it in a closet and forget about it..
SPEC R and SAKURA make nice entry level kits that for the right price you can make it as fast as you want while being able to handle the speeds and also being fully upgradeable to all graphite parts and track ready and very competitive..
I think these 2 cars are a little bit above $100 and come in kit form but all said and done you'll be able to have a better car then any RTR for around the same price..
Take a look at the SPEC R it's basically an XRAY T3 2012 replica for $100
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I'm pretty much a noob myself to onroad racing and in my experience so far is superb, the people I've met are all kind good hearted people that'll stop doing whatever they're doing to help a new guy...
That's been my experience so far and totally disagree with you saying that onroad guys don't want noobs, as far as I know onroad was dying out up until the last few years and onroad guys will welcome you with open arms...
This could just be my experience and where I race but I'm happy that I got into the hobby and the people I race with are some of the best in the country in stock "blinky" racing and will be glad to help 100 new guys in a day if possible....
Thanks again Horsham crew you guys are the best
I was just referring to responses here on this forum. I don't meant to say anything negative about the onroad community as a whole, just the attitudes on the forum. This thread is evidence of that as the only people that took time to respond to him was two noobs. It doesn't bother or deter me, but I do find it interesting.

Also, you made some good points in your advice to him. It seems like he is brand new to the hobby so he might be best with an rtr just to get his feet wet. I don't think he has a radio or any gear at all.
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Either way is fine. I started with an HPI Sprint 2 Sport and discovered that it needs a lot of work to hold up to racing. I got a TC4 Associated Club Racer to remedy that and race it in VTA. I then got a T2R Xray kit and built it myself. It's a wonderful kit! I took all that knowledge with what I learned here and at the track and from some of my new racing friends and began re-building the HPI. I got the Exotek chassis shown several posts back and have been putting it together with the other parts. What a difference! I can't wait to race it and tune it up.

The Sakura Zero S and Spec-R kits are fine. Read the related threads and get the appropriate parts. Building from a kit is great as you get the better understanding of how it goes together and works. It makes repairs easier too. It would also make sense to look at your local hobby shop to see what they stock as parts should be quicker/easier to come by.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #20
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I like the idea of the rtr as I can get a feel for the hobby and see how it works since its already assembled. And the option to upgrade parts here and there gives me a chance to get some experience before I dive into building my own. I really appreciate all the assistance and opinions from you both.
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