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Old 08-15-2015, 08:16 AM
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One more comment... if you really want to get into this hobby, build your RC car. Stay away from RTR's and pre-built used 'roller' chassis unless you are going to take it apart completely to clean and rebuild. Chances are you will need to replace a lot of the bearings on these used rollers and rebuild the diffs and oil dampers unless they are fairly new.

Learn how the cars are put together.
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One more comment... if you really want to get into this hobby, build your RC car. Stay away from RTR's and pre-built used 'roller' chassis unless you are going to take it apart completely to clean and rebuild. Chances are you will need to replace a lot of the bearings on these used rollers and rebuild the diffs and oil dampers unless they are fairly new.

Learn how the cars are put together.
Mr sakadachi is speaking from experience. His advice is so true.

Building RC cars is a skill needed if you wanna get into the hobby. I also agree with his view on radios.

If your are really on a budget, well there's always "easy pay" on tower hobbies which you can avail. Don't forget to use their coupon codes when you check out.

You can actually get a brand new TT02R for $42 a month! Good deal...
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Originally Posted by SagadSetup View Post
Mr sakadachi is speaking from experience. His advice is so true.

Building RC cars is a skill needed if you wanna get into the hobby. I also agree with his view on radios.

If your are really on a budget, well there's always "easy pay" on tower hobbies which you can avail. Don't forget to use their coupon codes when you check out.

You can actually get a brand new TT02R for $42 a month! Good deal...
Hey, thanks for the reinforcement.
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Hey, thanks for the reinforcement.
I believe it my friend. Regards!
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You do NOT need a TRF, Yokomo, etc. as your first car. You do NOT need a $200, backlit lcd radio for your first car. Hobbypartz.com has some really cheap and good first-time radios and servos. Stick with a TT02 kit as it's great to put your own car together, tough as nails, and parts are cheap and plentiful. As said before, upgrade the motor when your driving gets better; maybe eventually go brushless, or upgrade to a better chassis if you later want to get into racing.
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Parts can be an issue if you acquire a classic RC chassis. Not only they are hard to find but expensive as well. You also might run into some issues using latest electronics like lipo batteries for instance.
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Originally Posted by sakadachi View Post
One more comment... if you really want to get into this hobby, build your RC car. Stay away from RTR's and pre-built used 'roller' chassis unless you are going to take it apart completely to clean and rebuild. Chances are you will need to replace a lot of the bearings on these used rollers and rebuild the diffs and oil dampers unless they are fairly new.

Learn how the cars are put together.

isnt the tt02r kits RTR?
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isnt the tt02r kits RTR?
If I'm not mistaken they come in kit form and rtr.
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Grab a Tamiya. Fun to build and usually have the options needed as you progress. In addition you will have parts for years to come unlike most other brands.
Also its such a pain to get the body to fit properly on the chassie on other cars/brands
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Grab a Tamiya. Fun to build and usually have the options needed as you progress. In addition you will have parts for years to come unlike most other brands.
Also its such a pain to get the body to fit properly on the chassie on other cars/brands
My thoughts exactly. Tamiya bodies are so detailed.
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What do you guys think of this,

h**p://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFDST&P=SM

I know its rtr, its the RS4 Sport 3 Flux but seems to have a decent chassis

or can we come up with a build that's better?

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Originally Posted by Phaseshift View Post
What do you guys think of this,

h**p://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFDST&P=SM

I know its rtr, its the RS4 Sport 3 Flux but seems to have a decent chassis

or can we come up with a build that's better?
The chassis is ok but has known issues with the front shafts. It keeps coming off.

There are ways to fix the issue which can be found on this thread.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...sport-3-a.html
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I agree the car looks really cool but a few of the inital reports haven't been very positive. Please see the thread at this forum titled HPI RS4 Sport 3 starting with post #34.

It's early days so the car may prove to be very good.

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Recommending to a guy who has:

- never raced (and doesn't intend to race)
- has zero RC experience (and not even a proper set of tools yet)
- has no support system (like a club of experienced racers/modelers by his side)
- has a budget of $300 (and only 300)

...into buying something like a used TRF 419 or yokomo BD7, is like convincing a college kid to max out his credit, put his $25,000 student loan for a down payment, and drive off the lot with a brand new Porsche GT2...when he doesn't even know how to drive a standard transmission or check the oil. Heck, this kid probably wouldn't even knoow that the engine is in the back of the car.

As a new hobbyist (remember everyone, this is supposed to be a fun hobby), it is less important to score the best deal on the best equipment, and more important to feel comfortable in what you are doing and progress at your own pace so that you do not become frustrated in wasting time, effort, and money.

A brand new tt02 (with nimh battery, analogue radio, and silvercan motor) is the perfect cookie cutter car to get started into the hobby. If you progress from this car, then congratulate yourself on the improvement and progress you made. Then decide if you want to keep it, sell it, blow it up, or pay it forward.

Always remember to never go full retard.
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Originally Posted by (0000000000) View Post
Recommending to a guy who has:

- never raced (and doesn't intend to race)
- has zero RC experience (and not even a proper set of tools yet)
- has no support system (like a club of experienced racers/modelers by his side)
- has a budget of $300 (and only 300)

...into buying something like a used TRF 419 or yokomo BD7, is like convincing a college kid to max out his credit, put his $25,000 student loan for a down payment, and drive off the lot with a brand new Porsche GT2...when he doesn't even know how to drive a standard transmission or check the oil. Heck, this kid probably wouldn't even knoow that the engine is in the back of the car.

As a new hobbyist (remember everyone, this is supposed to be a fun hobby), it is less important to score the best deal on the best equipment, and more important to feel comfortable in what you are doing and progress at your own pace so that you do not become frustrated in wasting time, effort, and money.

A brand new tt02 (with nimh battery, analogue radio, and silvercan motor) is the perfect cookie cutter car to get started into the hobby. If you progress from this car, then congratulate yourself on the improvement and progress you made. Then decide if you want to keep it, sell it, blow it up, or pay it forward.

Always remember to never go full retard.
+1 well said!
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