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sivert23 07-28-2019 10:49 AM

Nitro Rc build
 
Hi
i'm kind off new to rc-cars and would like to get a unbuilt kit. I have however been unable to find any kits that include everything, so i wondered if any of you guys could help me.
Cheers

1/8 IC Fan 07-28-2019 12:15 PM

You wont find that anywhere. You must piece it together yourself.

petersen114 07-28-2019 04:02 PM

Yep^^^^

sivert23 07-29-2019 03:56 AM

Really?
So i basically have to buy all the components and piece them together without a manual or anything?

Micah78 07-29-2019 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by sivert23 (Post 15486693)
Really?
So i basically have to buy all the components and piece them together without a manual or anything?

you will buy a kit that comes with everything to build your vehicle as a roller. A roller is the vehicle minus the nitro engine, radio, servos, and receiver battery. The kit will come with a manual that tells you how to build your roller step by step. Then itís up to you to decide which nitro engine you want to run. Which radio you want to use and which servos you want to get.

sivert23 07-29-2019 04:32 AM


Originally Posted by Micah78 (Post 15486697)

you will buy a kit that comes with everything to build your vehicle as a roller. A roller is the vehicle minus the nitro engine, radio, servos, and receiver battery. The kit will come with a manual that tells you how to build your roller step by step. Then itís up to you to decide which nitro engine you want to run. Which radio you want to use and which servos you want to get.

Ah i see, thank you, i've seen quite a few of those kits, but most of them seem to be racing grade and really expensive. Thought i'd start with something a bit cheaper

Micah78 07-29-2019 04:52 AM


Originally Posted by sivert23 (Post 15486701)
Ah i see, thank you, i've seen quite a few of those kits, but most of them seem to be racing grade and really expensive. Thought i'd start with something a bit cheaper

if youíre looking for something a little bit cheaper, Losi seems to be the only one offering a nitro powered vehicle that is RTR or Ready To Run. The RTR vehicles come already assembled with a nitro engine, radio, and servos. There used to be a lot more choices as far as brands and vehicles that are nitro powered. With the introduction of lipo batteries and brushless motors electric is now the go to power source and far more popular. Nitro is basically around for the racers and hard core enthusiasts who enjoy the nitro engine aspect of it. Thatís why as far as nitro goes, you mostly only see the more expensive kits centered around racing. If youíre going to get into nitro it really is worth it to get good equipment from the start. Losi is a good brand and their RTR 8ight vehicles are a good place to start.

sivert23 07-29-2019 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by Micah78 (Post 15486707)

if youíre looking for something a little bit cheaper, Losi seems to be the only one offering a nitro powered vehicle that is RTR or Ready To Run. The RTR vehicles come already assembled with a nitro engine, radio, and servos. There used to be a lot more choices as far as brands and vehicles that are nitro powered. With the introduction of lipo batteries and brushless motors electric is now the go to power source and far more popular. Nitro is basically around for the racers and hard core enthusiasts who enjoy the nitro engine aspect of it. Thatís why as far as nitro goes, you mostly only see the more expensive kits centered around racing. If youíre going to get into nitro it really is worth it to get good equipment from the start. Losi is a good brand and their RTR 8ight vehicles are a good place to start.

I see, i'll have a look at the Losi 8ight, if not i'll just have to go electric i guess

Micah78 07-29-2019 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by sivert23 (Post 15486723)
I see, i'll have a look at the Losi 8ight, if not i'll just have to go electric i guess

Electric is definitely easier than nitro. You just charge the batteries and go. To me, and a lot of others, nitro is more fun. You donít get the sound and smell of burning nitro fuel when running an electric vehicle. It is also very rewarding when you get a good tune on your nitro engine and your vehicle is just ripping around and itís because of the setup/tune that you have. I also like to run electric. You can run an electric vehicle more places because it is silent and doesnít draw attention or bother anyone. Nitro vehicles are more of a ďMotorsportĒ because you are actually running/ tuning a real engine.

Roelof 07-29-2019 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by sivert23 (Post 15486701)
Ah i see, thank you, i've seen quite a few of those kits, but most of them seem to be racing grade and really expensive. Thought i'd start with something a bit cheaper

The manual will tell you how to build the clutch and mount the motor, electronics etc

jhold87 07-29-2019 08:31 AM

Kyosho RTR
 
Kyosho has a RTR based on the MP9 that in my opinion is a better value than the losi, and if you order from Tower Hobbies you can do the EZ pay plan where you can pay for it over 3 payments.

frewster 07-29-2019 09:19 AM

I would go Hobao for a RTR nitro buggy. Or maybe Sworkz or Hong Nor if they sell their RTR where you live.

sebtarta 07-29-2019 11:59 AM

The Kyosho MP9 TKI4 hand down
https://www.amainhobbies.com/kyosho-...014t1b/p802663

I saw it at our local track, and after a few setup changes it was keeping up with the 8ight-X, AE, Serpent with no problems. Eventually I would upgrade the servos and radio.


I know it defeats the purpose of building a kit, but if you are really looking into building a race kit then you will have to purchase all the components separately.

E1 Diablo 07-31-2019 09:44 AM

You could find a package deal in the for sale threads. Or find a local track’s social media group and ask around there.

Shady3275 08-18-2019 08:00 AM

After I built my nitro buggy I had the itch to build another kit but didn’t wanna drop that kinda cash again. I opted for a tamiya on road tt-02 kit. It was fun to build and I think it was only about $120 for kit with motor, and esc. All I had to add was servo, esc, paint and battery. Again it’s all about what your looking for and what your budget allows. It’s not race quality but I think those kits are great for beginners, just to see if you like it before you drop a lot of money on a nitro race kit


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