R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2001, 04:52 PM   #1
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default Ts-4n

I am looking at getting a nitro tourer, and it looks like a decent car... Looking at the Pro version, anyone running one ?
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2001, 06:34 AM   #2
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Anybody ... ? Any thoughts... any concerns... doe the car suck.. is it ok... I have not read too much about it.. but the Pro version looked like a good deal.....
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2001, 10:33 PM   #3
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 16
Default

I don't think many people have this car because of the lack of parts at there LHS. I was going to buy this car but than I compared it to the OB4 (non RTR). There are about the same for hop ups, but the way the car is layed out on the OB4 is a bit better than TS-4n. Go with what car your LHS supports or you might be stuck for a couple of weeks waiting for some piece that may keep you from racing. Serpent impulse, and yokomo GT4 are also good cars.
DanR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2001, 06:26 AM   #4
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Thanks Dan....

I have no problem with the parts... And I just like to be different.
I have explored the different cars, I was just looking for some comments on this one.
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2001, 06:28 AM   #5
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Ohh... and BTW every try to get Serpent parts ? sometimes easy.. Often not so easy, because Serpent USA is backordered themselves.
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2001, 06:29 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
ozzyNEOdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sydney,
Posts: 499
Default

warning thunder tiger sucks!

soft plastic peices

tank WILL i repeat WILL BREAK the pressure nosle that feeds the tank breaks from the inside.


stay away from ts4n
ozzyNEOdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2001, 06:47 AM   #7
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Thanks OZZY... is that the Pro version.. or the RTR, I understand they do not share that many parts.
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2001, 08:52 PM   #8
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 16
Default

I heard not that long ago that th ts-4n handles pretty good when set up. Im not shure how durable the car is though. But it should'ent matter if you don't crash alot. If it's not that durable just stock up on the parts that break or wear out the most.
Im the only guy at my track that runs an OB4 better yet an Ofna.
DanR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2001, 08:55 AM   #9
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Thanks Dan.. ... I have been very happy with other TT products that I have owned. The only thing that concerned me was nobody was repling to my posts... Thanks for your input.
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 02:30 AM   #10
Tech Regular
 
ozzyNEOdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sydney,
Posts: 499
Default

im sorry i didn't reply but i seriously have a thing against thundertiger. my local hobby shop stocks it (is the distributer) and they push this product onto each newbie that walks into the door. it's a good shop but the selfish money grabbing tactics they use are disgusting. they stock heaps of thundertiger stuff and very little products by other brands. subsequently they sell thundertigers to the unknowing newbie which later has the problems of;

-broken fuel tank,
-crappy motor
-weak peices,
-low quality belts
-soft pivot ball connectors
and a whole raft of problems i don't even know about. these newbies then are brought into the hobby believing nitro cars are always this tempramental and anoying. they subsequently leave the hobby or forget about it. in the meantime the hobbyshop has made a fortune this sucks. a friend of mine has a ts4n. nothing but problems, never raced it. and sice day one has had probs.
if you are new to the hobby get either a;

-HPI(sure the hpi sucks big time when it comes to stock stadard form (if i compare it to a ob4, NEO or mugen) but it is super strong, easy to drive, set up and parts are easy to get. i never broke a part on my rs42 besides the bumperbar.
-kyosho (stay away from the standard engine on some of these cars though. they are really crappy)
-ob4 (has some problems but people in the usa seem to have success with it). the rear diff has a problem and the front bumper seems like a weak design

-id recomend NEO but the usa distributer (megatech) doesn't sell the real thing. they sell a weird crappy "only for the usa" type car which stinks
***your safest bet is to buy a hpi, learn with it then upgrade to a pro level car.***
if you have already had experience with electric i guess you are more than ready for something like a mugen serpent or.... ehem NEO
ozzyNEOdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 11:09 AM   #11
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

Ozzy,

is that that Pro version or the RTR ?

I can understand issues with RTR cars, I cannot explain a greedy Local Shop.

I have heard bad things about HPI... I am not big fan.
Neo, like u said is a little odd here....

I am not looking for a recommendation for another car.. I woul dlike to know how the TS-4N PRO is... not the ready to run kit.


Thanks for your input
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 11:32 AM   #12
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 16
Default

I found you a good place to ask questions on the car go to www.acehobby.com and go to their fourm

Good luck on finding info on the car
DanR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2001, 08:58 PM   #13
Tech Regular
 
ozzyNEOdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sydney,
Posts: 499
Default

a bloke at the local track has just entered the hobby with a all carbon graphite fully hopped up thunder tiger with a novacx12. i'll tell you how he goes/problems he may have.

(what i do know is that thundertigers tend to strip the rear belt with hi pow engines. try soaking the rear belt in shock oil for a full day or 2 (48 hours) or more. this might stop it from breaking.)

good luck
ozzyNEOdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:56 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net