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Old 07-31-2014, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am Ahmed from Egypt i am a really beginer in RC cars
i want a car for about 200-300 USD (all parts included spare parts excluded)
What is the best car (setup) to start with
i have read about e10 platform from hpi and tt01 from Tamiya
i have read also that e10 has problems in the drive shaft is that true?

we don't have rc cars shops her in Egypt nor tracks so my car will be most probably used in drifting and outdoor driving.

what are the main spare parts i will need to buy (extra tyres for example?- brushes if i will go for brush motors) as i don't have local shops here and any spare part i will need in the future i will have to import it

I can source LiPo batteries and chargers her in Egypt what mAh battery will be good?

assembly kits are not problem for me as i am an engineer and i love mechanical jobs (i do modify my real car)

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Tamiya xv01 pro rally chassis is the best option for drifting and outdoors driving. It is more expensive that your budget though, and in the end you will probably end up with a car that costs 400+

Another option is the hpi sprint 2 drift. It's not a great car though
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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Tamiya xv01 pro rally chassis is the best option for drifting and outdoors driving. It is more expensive that your budget though, and in the end you will probably end up with a car that costs 400+

Another option is the hpi sprint 2 drift. It's not a great car though
Dear sir,
I really can't exceed my badget (my monthly income is 400 USD in total and i need to do some upgrades for my real car) and i don't need my car to be perfect as i know it is a start car
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Your best option is to look for a shaft drive car. If it is only for drifting and having fun look at the Tamiya TT-01. It is a bare bones car that you can upgrade over time.
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Your best option is to look for a shaft drive car. If it is only for drifting and having fun look at the Tamiya TT-01. It is a bare bones car that you can upgrade over time.
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Then what about spare parts i have to buy with my car of course a tyre set, extra oil for the shocks (if they are oil shocks not friction shocks), extra battery. Is there any other thing i am missing?
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I am willing to get this setup is it good?

Tamiya 1/10 NISMO R34 GT-R Z-Tune TT-01D Drift Spec Kit
Tower Hobbies NiMH 6-Cell 7.2V 3000mAh Stick Standard
Tower Hobbies AC/DC Peak Charger NiCd/NiMH
Tactic TTX240 2-Channel 2.4GHz SLT Radio System
Tower Hobbies TS-53 Standard Servo U

i got 55$ discount and all this set include $62 shipping will cost me about $328
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Looks good. You might want to pick up an extra battery or two so you can run longer. Before you run out of charged batteries.
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Looks good. You might want to pick up an extra battery or two so you can run longer. Before you run out of charged batteries.
about batteries is it better to go LiPo or stick with NiMH (does it worth to spend the extra cash?)
and the least thing do i get the aluminum drive shaft? or the plastic shaft is ok
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The servo you picked is too slow for drifting. Look for something with .10 transit time or better and more than 100 oz in of torque.
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after second thought i will go for

Tamiya 1/10 Subaru BRZ TT01D Type-E Drift Spec Kit

as it is tt01d + type e
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The servo you picked is too slow for drifting. Look for something with .10 transit time or better and more than 100 oz in of torque.
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The servo you picked is too slow for drifting. Look for something with .10 transit time or better and more than 100 oz in of torque.
can you please suggest one for me
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