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Old 07-28-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Mugen MTX-3, Serpent 705, Schumacher R12 or Trinity G4?

I am selling my MTX-2 and have to decide which car to buy next. What do you people recommend: the Mugen MTX-3, the Serpent 705, the Schumacher R12 or the Trinity G4?

Or should I wait for the HPI R40? Anyone knows when it will be released?

(The NTC3 is my favorite car right now, and the reason I am not considering it, is because I already own two... )
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Old 07-28-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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I'd wait for 2 weeks....the HPI r40 is supposed to run REAL well..

I'm buying one,and I own 2 tc3's also..
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:45 PM   #3
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get the 705 and don't look back
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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the r 40 kits will be shipping soon..the kits are in the country...
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:53 AM   #5
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Get a MTX-3 or 705,better quality, built + material.

I've seen my friend's G4 crashed onto the side board causing the chasis bend like being hit by a twister, with saveral parts being thrown into the air.If you still want to get a G4 ,make sure that the first thing you change is to get a thicker + stonger chasis.

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Go the RR EVO by Kyosho. Tonka tuff, and a fast car as well.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said.
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Old 07-31-2003, 07:14 PM   #8
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Nobody is running the Schumacher Fusion R12? I saw some at my local track and they seemed to have very fast acceleration and good handling. Does anyone know about their durability and maintenance?
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The R12 is pretty light. Lighter than the NTC3 The drive train is pretty smooth from what I can see and it glides pretty good off power in the corners.

Durability? The knuckles and arms are taken from their battery car design. I think it will be susceptible to breakage during a crash or a slight brush. The upper deck spans from the rear to the front which makes the whole chassis pretty rigid. Design somewhat reminds me of the Tamiya TG10R upper deck design.

Maintenance? Don't know. I would think easier from the 2 belt design. Their radio gear is pretty neatly consealed and tucked away nicely in a box. Easy to do maintenance and cleaning I guess. Well, there's a whole lot of torx screws in the chassis. I would think you'll have to have a lot of time in your hand to unscrew and screw them all All in all, I think it's rather good to rely on many screws as it distributes all the stress and forces evenly out on the screws.

Does anybody know if the engine braking function on the 2 speed gearbox work on the car?
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I would definitely go with the G4 e class. I own on and so far love it. I also just got the Kyosho V One RR Evolution., it has not been built yet though. I will keep ya posted.
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MTX3 baby!!!! Good quality and can take a beating. Also straight up dialed right out of the box.



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if you don't have a tight budget! go with 705!! I have 2 of them !! don't know about MTX3...never drive a Mugen...sorry.

But..if your $$ is one factor...NTC3 is the best bet! Parts are cheap! I'm sure all the LHS have all the parts for you. I used to drive one...the car is a bit brital....I trade that NTC3 for the 705...a little hard on my wallet!! but...great car to drive!!
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I run a R12... durability is good with the exception of the stock plastic drive shafts. I recomend upgrading to steel ones. As far as maintance all I do is clean the diffs every couple of weeks. The car handles great and is as fast as any where I race.
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Default Re: Mugen MTX-3, Serpent 705, Schumacher R12 or Trinity G4?

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Originally posted by Sedanfahrer
I am selling my MTX-2 and have to decide which car to buy next. What do you people recommend: the Mugen MTX-3, the Serpent 705, the Schumacher R12 or the Trinity G4?

Or should I wait for the HPI R40? Anyone knows when it will be released?

(The NTC3 is my favorite car right now, and the reason I am not considering it, is because I already own two... )
you can have your next car is MTX-3 okok
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