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Old 05-19-2014, 04:19 PM   #16
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Using ten bux per rental as your constant in the formula, ask yourself how much will it cost to fix, each time you give a noob control of that car.

I stand by recommendation for a silvercan mini. TT01/02 is another viable economic option.
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Using ten bux per rental as your constant in the formula, ask yourself how much will it cost to fix, each time you give a noob control of that car.

I stand by recommendation for a silvercan mini. TT01/02 is another viable economic option.
I did ask myself that and didn't know the answer. That is why I turned to the community

I think I have my answer on tires. Batteries and chargers I'm fine with. It seems the TT01 will be a good option. But I'm asking the community, why could I expect to break in the hands of a beginner. I'm spoiled with the MIni-z and they've handled first time racers fine. I can easily give a mini-z to a new racers and have them crash the hell out of it and not need to replace any parts before needing to replace tires.

I don't care about INITIAL cost of the car. I'd get something like an Inferno GT2 if it made sense. Problem is tires seem like they'll jump in price a LOT. And I don't know what to expect for durability.
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For low running costs, get the tamiya tt01/tt02's. Using the stock motor, there practically impossible to break. I've never broken a thing on my tt01e or tt02 when using silver can motors. And parts are very cheap!
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A legend car! Basic of all. Kit with bearings 120 bucks, and super cool. Rjspeed.com
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:33 PM   #20
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Someone should invent the car equivalent of a yagi. Imagine a styrofoam car that you could repair with packing tape.....man the airplane guys got it too easy.
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Ok, THAT is definitely a strong piece of evidence on what direction to head.
My 8 year old son has the TT01E as his first r/c car and it's taken a lot of beating.... Still no damage.

They hold up well!!!
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:49 PM   #22
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So safe to say I should focus on tt01e vs tt01? It appears the one major difference is the better steering rack?
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The steering rack and the upper chassis stiffener piece are the two major differences. But if/when parts break on the regular TT01 you could always add the upgrade parts.
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At most places, the tt01, tt01e and tt02 all sell for the same price (with the exception of some rare tt01 selling for more)
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:40 PM   #25
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As the discussions continue so does the conflict

The biggest argument I'm getting is that we MUST go Tamiya Mini as it'll have the strongest turnout of any class in this speed range in the Chicagoland area. Problem for me are 3 things.
1. I just DO NOT LIKE the body options for the Tamiya Mini. I do honestly believe body selection will offer some buy in for new people (racing their favorite car) and the mini selection will hurt me there.

2. I've struggled with the "mini" not being taken seriously just like I do with Mini-z.

3. Part of me does NOT WANT the "regulars" showing up and demanding I run my races a certain way, chasing away the new people. I honestly don't care if the car I pick can't be raced competitively anywhere else. It didn't stop people from getting into the MIni-z. If anything, it just created more Mini-z racing venues.


Also, 8th scale is going to be out due to cost to run them.

But even narrowing it down to 1/10th scale 4wd platforms has become a bit of ongoing argument. One I'm willing to address this way.

Like F1, factory teams. The club is to be populated with 9 cars. 3 Tamiya TT01, 3 Kyosho Fazer, and 3 Vaterra. Tires and electronics will all be the same. This will help me determine any preference to handling characteristics (if they are large enough to matter) and durability.
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They sell touring car type bodies and tuner/import type bodies for mini wheelbase. Rcmart has a few options.
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I'm new to this forum and I Like the racing format I read is this thread.

Here in the Netherlands we do race de TT-01 and in different classes, Stock Class with Silvercan/Carson Cupmachine and the Gentlemen Class with 16 Turns Brushless Carson motors,
I have several TT-01E's and 2 of them I use for noobs and newbies during demo's and Tamiya Cup races.
These 2 cars I hand out to all kind of people that want to know how it is to drive with a RC car.
Both cars are 3 years of age and until now I had only to replace 3 parts in total, 1 main chassis (10) 1 steering hub and 1 front damper stay.
The real costs lies in the tires and bodies

I would go for the TT-01E with maybe a 21.5T Brushless combo.
If you want the car to be faster you can always put in the speed gears (55T) and a 25 or even a 28 pinion


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Your racing format is unique and is easy for new people to jump in. I think that's the key to your success and you should stick with it.
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Your racing format is unique and is easy for new people to jump in. I think that's the key to your success and you should stick with it.
+1.

As for the tt01e, it's a strong car with not too much motor.

The stock 540 is just right for the newcomer and still gives just enough speed to make the racing feel fast enough. Especially for the inexperienced.

If you want to make it a little faster, you can fit a pinion gear with an extra tooth or two.

My son may only be 8, but brushless motors are too fast for him now. I don't know what your primary type of racer will be, but the 540 is a cheap, reasonably paced option for all ages, imo
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As for the tt01e, it's a strong car with not too much motor.

The stock 540 is just right for the newcomer and still gives just enough speed to make the racing feel fast enough. Especially for the inexperienced.

If you want to make it a little faster, you can fit a pinion gear with an extra tooth or two.

My son may only be 8, but brushless motors are too fast for him now. I don't know what your primary type of racer will be, but the 540 is a cheap, reasonably paced option for all ages, imo
I'm honestly out to get people I don't expect. What I expect are people that are already in the hobby and are looking for another venue (or closer venue in my case due to the location of the club). What I WANT are new people and I think for the most part, that is 8-14 YO + parent.
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