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Old 09-21-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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I'm planning to come back into RC racing after a 5 year absence, and 5 years is a long time in RC terms. Kyosho used to make the superten fun cars while serpent, pico, bmt were doing those fat tyre circuit racers, very distinct. Browsing through the new cars now, I'm quite lost, seems like kyosho, serpent, hpi are all in the same class now, with serpent abandoning its very wide rear tyres. My last drive was a Colt (taiwan) 2wd 1/10th with a RB concept 0.15 engine.

What chassis would you recommend now ? It would be fantastic if someone could give me some pros and cons of the current offerings. I'm sure its all at the back of your heads . My current choices are the Serpent 710, Mugen MTX-3, HPI R40 and Kyosho V1-RRR WC .

My priorities are,
1) Reliability
2) Parts cost
3) Handling
4) Weight


Some other queries,
1) Do these cars have similar hub fittings ? e.g. can HPI wheels be used on the serpent and vice versa ?
2) 1/10th cars used to run 0.15 engines, why the drop to 0.12 ?
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the dominating v1rrr of course.. it's the right choice... regarding the wheels.. all rims would fit to all touring cars... y drop to .12? i dunno... but modern 12 engines are now catching up to .15's now... check out the sirio and nova 12's
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I would recommend The FW-05RR Kyosho very strong and quick as well. Other than that all the chassis you have picked are good except the R40 Iím not saying donít get but there are only a few that are quick with it like Hara. Go have a look at what your local track mainly runs so they can help parts and setups for that track. Also what look at what your LHS carries. The reason they switched from .15 to .12 is probably the power they were making from the .15ís but then again these .12ís and making some serious horsepower these days. As for the hubs yes they should all be able to run all different rims. Have fun racing
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My vote is for Kyosho V1RRR or the upcoming Mugen MTX4
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YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH ANY OF THE 4 CARS THAT YOU MENTIONED JUST ASKED WHAT YOUR LHS CARRIES THE MOST SO THAT IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE THE PARTS RIGHT AWAY
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i would recommend kyosho V1RRR or the upcoming MTX4.. Kyosho is already proven in the world race
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Kyosho V1RRR right now. Wise if you can wait for the MTX4 to be proven.
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If you're on a budget, there are some great deals here for a Mugen MTX3. Mugen cars have great parts support and can hang with ANY of the other high end race cars out there.

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Wait for the MTX4.
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nikkor, from reading your post it looks like you were running 235mm cars, which the Colt was. That class has dropped in popularity considerably. The cars you are looking at now are 200mm touring cars. That's why the .12 engines, and 30mm max width tires.

One nice thing is any touring car tire will fit any touring car, well it will fit the hub, some cars need a different offset to clear the suspension.
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My vote is for Kyosho V1RRR or the upcoming Mugen MTX4
sounds like you gonna let go G4 soon
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I appreciate your kind advice. Seems like the V1-RRR is the way to go here.
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I appreciate your kind advice. Seems like the V1-RRR is the way to go here.

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yeaa! id definatly agree with snow boardgeek1 wait for the Mugen MTX4 thats definatly a car to go for now, it ll be out in October from what ive heard.
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Originally Posted by nikkor
... My current choices are the Serpent 710, Mugen MTX-3, HPI R40 and Kyosho V1-RRR WC .

My priorities are,
1) Reliability
2) Parts cost
3) Handling
4) Weight


Some other queries,
1) Do these cars have similar hub fittings ? e.g. can HPI wheels be used on the serpent and vice versa ?
2) 1/10th cars used to run 0.15 engines, why the drop to 0.12 ?
I have tested and driven 3 of the 4 cars. I still have my MTX-3 and an MTX-3 ProSpec, my review of the RRR can be found here and I currently race regularly with two 710s. I have never driven the R40 so no comments. I'd say the 710 is best for me, the MTX-3 Prospec next (but also have an MTX-4 on order to test - will post this on 3Hobby.net) and the RRR last. I have not driven the RRR WC edition, it has got to be better than the stock RRR.

Someone mentioned about seeing what is easily available in terms of parts, support and local drivers at your "home" track. I think this is good advice, especially if you are new and just starting out.

Answers to your questions. 1 - yes, they are all the same. 2 - the drop comes with rules and regulations by racing bodies suchs as IFMAR, EFRA, ROAR etc. The idea being to cut costs mainly.
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