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Old 02-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Questions?? Who here still runs a NTC3 ?

I know the car is approaching 10 years old but who here still runs/races this classic?

It appears the Mugen, Magic, X-ray, Serpent and Kyosho have all made updates to their line of cars over the years but AE has only changed the rear version.

Is this car in your opinion still as competetive with these other giants?

Please post your opinions and/or pics of your NTC3 ride.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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I know the car is approaching 10 years old but who here still runs/races this classic?

It appears the Mugen, Magic, X-ray, Serpent and Kyosho have all made updates to their line of cars over the years but AE has only changed the rear version.

Is this car in your opinion still as competetive with these other giants?

Please post your opinions and/or pics of your NTC3 ride.
My 7 year old son is learning how to drive with my old NTC3.
I've had this car for a couple of years and just got it back on the road. I have many parts for it, so I'm ready for my son's learning curve.
I currently run Kyosho RRR's and will be giving one to my son once he outgrows the TC3.
I run competitively and I can tell you that on the nitro tracks on the major State tracks, you don't see the NTC3, however, I still see many of them when I race in my local hobby shop club races. They are great in short tracks, but not so in big nitro tracks. But, I can't tell you that for sure since I have not tried it in a big track and I don't see anyone else running them to compare.
I can tell you though, the important thing is that you still can find every single part for this car and it's very affordable, so why not.
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check out the gallery from our club from racing today. We have four NTC3 currently running in our beginners class.
http://www.trinirc.com/gallery/
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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They still make the Nitro TC3 as a ready to run car. It's cheap, simple, and fast.

But it's definitely not competitive with todays cars. The chassis advancements from X-Ray, Mugen and Serpent are far ahead of it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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what about those RTR offered by TeamMagic and so on? Do they outweigh these NTC3 ?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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I still run mine once and awhile. I don't race it because there is no track near me to run it on. The one I have is the one I pre ordered before it was released! Hard to believe its been a decade I remember waiting for its release. I picked up a used one awhile back so would have parts in case they get hard to find. I don't know how it stacks up against the new cars but it has held up great for how old it is.

Not many RC cars have a 10 year life span...especially in On-road racing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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i am selling a very very nice one got a hightech coreless servo and a picco its the kit version for 150 please buy it
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I have a pair of them are they out dated yes, can you win at clup levels and have fun yes,
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #9
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the NTC3 was my first nitro car. I have a couple over the years...great car. I don't have one anymore, but I have a lot of NIP spares if anyone is interested.
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The Nitro TC3 is definitely a very nice club/parking lot level car and a good car for an entry-level racer to learn with and be able to keep up with the competition. I race Mugen but bought one to run at my local parking lot track a few years back. It is a very free-rolling car that does not put a strain on your engine. You can run all but the hottest modded .12 engine it is (diffs can't handle too hot of an engine). I ended up selling it to a kid and his dad to get them going without having to spend the big outlay to get all the stuff I sold them new (saved them about $400). I picked up another one about a year ago but all of our local club/parking lot tracks died so it is now a shelf queen.
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Back in the day I had one with a Collari XS12 in it. It was shagnasty fast. I miss that one.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:39 PM   #12
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I run the NTC3 right now. It's a very easy car to set up and drive. I've done some upgrades and I can run with the best of them. I've turn alot of head of racers from dallas, houston, san antonio. There suprised how well the car handles and runs with them. I like the car cause parts are easy to find, simple car to work on and adjust, and don't have to worry about BELTS breaking or popping off.
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NTC3 got me into racing. I think it's a great car to learn how to drive on the track, But i would not race it against the Mugen's, kyosho's, and Serpents.
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NTC3 got me into racing. I think it's a great car to learn how to drive on the track, But i would not race it against the Mugen's, kyosho's, and Serpents.
Actually, I have run my NTC3 against other cars as those mentioned I when my car is dialed in it does a great job on keeping up. I also have had a factory driver put some laps on my car and he stated " it handles great"
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