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Old 10-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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I have two HPI Sprint 2 Flux's and absolutely love them for bashing. However if you're looking for "precision" as you said and if you're going to get serious about racing at the track, you'll want something else. The steering is a bit loose and "erratic" compared to other (Tamiya's) with better layout/designs I think. ... as log as you dry it off with compressed air and keep it WD-40'd.
That's what I would have guessed on precision. It would be a basher/drift machine. I think I'm worried because the Nikko has everything integrated on one board (esc/rx/servo-output/motor connection soldiered to it).

I think with nearly any hobby-grade car I can replace components individually, so if I do ruin something at least I can replace what's broken.

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If your track has a tamiya mini class an m06 pro might be perfect rwd rear motor lots of clearance great for a beginner lots of hop ups and parts support in most areas and super fun and close racing if thy have this class in your area. Plus i is relatively cheap although not super fast unless you throw out the svercan brushed setup and go with a low turn brushless setup
They do have a mini class, i think they were all running FF setups. I'll have to ask cuz I would love a RR or MR car.

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It only takes a couple of drops of water to get into the receiver or speedo. And you'll be replacing the receiver or speedo. It's never a good idea to let your electronics get wet. Traxxas I believe makes a water proof speed controller. But, you would still have to somehow waterproof your receiver.
For sure. I believe if I had taken precautions even on my toy grade, it would have been fine. (although it was having slight reception issues the previous week)
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The Traxxas Slash had a box that was relatively water tight that you put your normal receiver in. You couldnt drown it but it would hold up for splashes.
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The Traxxas Slash had a box that was relatively water tight that you put your normal receiver in. You couldnt drown it but it would hold up for splashes.
Sorry yes, splashes. I'm not going to drive a 1/10 electric car that's 1-2cm off the ground through water... that would kill it easy.
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If you plan to race look at a front wheel drive mini. They perform much better on a track. It gets old really fast having to take apart a rc car after every run. Some touring cars do not do as well bashing as others. Look for something with no belts and gear diffs ball diffs just gum up so fast and belts trap rocks in the pulleys on anything less that a near perfect track
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I'm also seriously considering a Tamiya TT02. I like that I can buy it with RTR minus batteries and body (which I have plenty of spares atm). I also think since it's shaft-driven 4wd that will solve some problems of belt drive.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...-chassis-57984
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDUYM&P=0

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I'm also seriously considering a Tamiya TT02. I like that I can buy it with RTR minus batteries and body (which I have plenty of spares atm). I also think since it's shaft-driven 4wd that will solve some problems of belt drive.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...-chassis-57984
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDUYM&P=0

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for 35 bucks more you could get a tb03 and have a much better car.
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for 35 bucks more you could get a tb03 and have a much better car.
I suppose, is there a kit with the TB03 with ESC/TX/RX/Servo? I only have spare bodies and batteries.
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I suppose, is there a kit with the TB03 with ESC/TX/RX/Servo? I only have spare bodies and batteries.
No, it doesn't
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Thanks everyone for all of the advice and welcomes.

I am going to get a basher/drifter first as I am replacing my deceased basher.

Watching F1 & Mini Nationals last week was inspiring to me. Thanks to Jeff's RC for hosting it.

After going to a few more local races I will decide which racing chassis is best for me. I am fond of World GT and F1. I also anticipate buying some sort of off-road vehicle (probably parading as a WRC car).


If an admin wishes, move this to the rookie section, only found it yesterday.
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