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Old 08-01-2005, 05:24 PM   #16
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I would go with the NTC3, the is a new version out with a 2speed. and it would be fully upgradeable to the factory team NTC3.
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #17
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I have an NTC3, it's my first nitro kit car ever (got the FT kit) but you can get an RTR version of it that is great too, withthe .15 motor it's capable of about 49mph. I use my NTC3 for parking lots and have a .12 RRE R3srt engine and with my venom speedometer i've clocked in at 72 MPH so far and still climbing. I can vouch for the NTC3 being a good car, but I've never driven or even seen other cars in person, so there is no way for me to say anything about the other cars. the serpent 710 is fast fast though, i have a few videos on my PC of it
72mph with a .12 and 1/10th scale? you sure about that?
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:12 PM   #18
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Well HPI,Ofna and Team associated sould be easy too find at my hobbie shop.

But I don't want too get the Evo, Im not sure if I can find Kyosho part, I like the Ofna CD3 and have heard pretty good thinks and I like the whole NTC3 Chassis and parts yet Im not sure I want a .15 engine are they able too go on track's? Not any Serious racing just for fun.
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:31 PM   #19
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.15's usually arent track legal for a .12 class. .12 class is more common because overall .15's suck. there arent any really really good ones. im tellin, ofna cd3
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:40 PM   #20
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Yeah I think I am gonna go with the Cd-3 I wish they just had a pic of it with the body off
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:55 PM   #21
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its going to look like a kyosho fw05. minus some graphite parts maybe.
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:15 PM   #22
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get a traxxas nitro 4-tec 60+ mph out of the box but this car is only good in a straight line
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:05 PM   #23
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i say tc3 also very easy to get parts for

good enough when you want to race it and strong enough when you want to bash it
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I believe I am gonna go ahead and go with the Ofna CD-3 since its comes with more stuff and has .12 rather then a .15 engine.
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:21 AM   #25
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good idea onthe .12 rather than the .15 - I've seen the CD-3 with the body off, it's hard to find a car that doesn't look like all other cars before it, especially from a company that makes so many different parts for other kits.
what influenced my decision the most was availablity of parts, that's the BIGGEST deal especially if you are parking lot bashing (or racing) because one broken part could ruin your fun for a long time if you can't get parts for it.
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im just coming into on-road but i have the hpi nitro mt, and associated rc10gt. right now i am looking at the hpi rs4 3 18ss kit. anny other KITS. that would be good for parking lot an club races. want fast and powerful and doesnt have to be beginner. My local hobby store supplies hpi associated and i dont kno the others cause those are the only ones i go there for.

P.S. I am willing to pay up to 400$ us no more.

is the NTC3 better than the hpi nitro rs4 3 18ss???

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Old 08-11-2005, 09:31 AM   #27
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the ntc3 has a centax clutch i think so that would give it the advantage when choosing to buy a better engine. but if your looking for KIT and spend 400, you should go with the 18ss.
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the Nitro TC3 RTR is the best RTR you can get right now. there are so many hopups it's crazy and parts are plentiful and cheap.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:47 AM   #29
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The NTC3 plus is a great car out of the box. I was able to pilot this car to a third place finish in my first club race ever. I was running against Mugen MTX3's, VoneRRR's, and other high end cars. The .15 engine runs STRONG.

I also have an HPI RS4 3 18SS. The engine on this car hauls butt too. Its very very very torquey and has good top end. I've read articles where HPI can get 60mph out of this engine.

For a newbie, the 18SS is a great car to start out with. Heck, I'm even selling mine in the for sale forum. I just have too many on road cars (2 MTX3's, 1 NTC3), and I need to buy a better radio. Anyhow, check out my ad, whoever is interested in buying an 18SS with a ton of hopups.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79775
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:03 AM   #30
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im not suprised u drove that ntc3 rtr to third place.b4 i forget,congrats .it is truly a great car.i started this hobby with the ntc3 rtr(original one) and found out the car didn't need a lot of hop ups to get it to racing specs.the only things i upgraded was threaded shocks,v2 rear suspension,2 speed transmission and nothing else .i can keep up with most of the fast guys in my home track.but as with any car,skill and setup is as important as picking the right equipment.regards
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