Low budget TC


Old 10-30-2014, 11:47 PM
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Second hand car, say a BD7 13 $150-200
Blinky esc like speed passion Reventon S or R, or hobby wing stock pro. New $80 tops
Or second hand esc $40-60
New trackstar motors are $40ish each, second hand good motors from 40-60
Batteries from $35-50 new
Body $30

Buying second hand is usuall the best way to save, just check what your buying. If you're not sure, ask someone at your local track.
Practice as much as you can, as if you can drive the car without crashing, you'll be faster than someone who crashes a lot.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
The front spool is indeed a joke, but don't agree with the binding stuff. Mine built excellently, no binding. You need to build it carefully though. The TRF418 for instance is a lot more tricky with the split suspension blocks that do not locate properly unless you use a straight wedge every time you change shims and then it's very fiddly and annoying. Now that is a joke in a 700$+ kit (that's the Tamiya RRP).
In regards to the binding.
The plastic in my kit may have had slight warps or whatever or might of warped as i was tightening screws, its hard to pin down the exact cause and put it to blame.

So my car ended up getting the full fat bd7 pully etc anyway.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:29 PM
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Buy used. If you are patient, ebay has random TC's pop up really cheap from time to time.
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