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Old 12-31-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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hallo i am gonna start driving nitro 1:10 and i have raced 1:10 electric for 3 years now so its gotta be all right maybe with a smaller enginde just for the first seson what car shoul di buy
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top 3 selection alpha is Kyosho,mugen serpent all depends on what is the most common used at the tracks you race at that way you have more drivers with knowledge & can help give you a setup
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they are all driving serpent but wich model and engine should i buy
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they are all driving serpent but wich model and engine should i buy
I would hold off on the serpent since word out is they will have a new car coming out.
All depends on what you want to spend motors range from $250 to $400
$250 Nova rossi
Mega picco $279 with pipe
Max motor $339
RB $279 -$379
JP $399 and up
I would recomend Kyosho or mugen with Nova rossi for starters then afterwards move up to a modified max or jp once you a have a feel & sometime with the car
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all right but i hav been offered a serpent 710 the newest one with a jr motor for about 700$ is that cheap it hasnt been used more then 10 times
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RCToro is offering the 710 with the OS TZ for $520. If your interested.
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dang 520 for os .12 tz, with serpent 710 thats a great deal...should be good for starters but as the other guy said i would hold of on the serpent the word is theres a new model comming out soon...I joind this hobby in 01 left in 02 joind in 05 again and that was just 2 months ago... I went for the rs4 3 evo and that wasnt so bad...i have made that a decent car now heres a pic.... http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=12/35918201874.jpg&s=x12 Its a good car to start of with...try to get one with not such an expensive engine...get a cheap one to learn off with like me i got a 70 dollar engine and screwd it up in 3 weeks and had to take it all apart and get a new piston....p.s. dont wash your engine ( bad move ) lol well hope this helps making up your mind .
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RCToro is offering the 710 with the OS TZ for $520. If your interested.
That's a sweet deal. If you can't wait for the new serpent, get this.
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I would hold off on the serpent since word out is they will have a new car coming out.
All depends on what you want to spend motors range from $250 to $400
$250 Nova rossi
Mega picco $279 with pipe
Max motor $339
RB $279 -$379
JP $399 and up
I would recomend Kyosho or mugen with Nova rossi for starters then afterwards move up to a modified max or jp once you a have a feel & sometime with the car
I got my OS .18 for $110 from towerhobbies
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rasmus take a good hard look at a G4S and a TZ 12. I'm biased because I'm A Team Magic importer (yes I'll admit that)but my second choice is the MTX4. I've driven and used almost everything else out there and those are mypersonal top choices. The 4 is a solid reliable piece from what I hear ( I havent driven it but those I talk to I am inclined to take as fact as they are old drivers or close personal friends and I don't doubt what they tell me)and you cant go wrong there but we believe the new G4S will suprise everyone this year. The serpent is Ok and I have 2 but with the current model you will the rear end of the car to compliant.( its hard to loosen the rear end because the rear of the car flex's alot) The sweet spot is very narrow in my opinion and I raced this car hard for a year or so.(If your a good setup guy and like the challenge of chasing a narrow sweet spot the serpent might be for you, or if you race on very high traction. The serpent shines there.)The RRR is a great car I've seen Josh cyrul do some incredible things with that car. Good support with that car has been the issue but Kyosho has been working to improve that. As for motors my fav has been the Mugen X12 but we have foundsome incredible power and top end in the TZ 12's with a little work. I have had some long time
customers tell me that the TZ's I have done for them recently have been the fastest motors they have ever owned. As far as the S goes see our thread here you will find it has evolved considerably from past G4 models. Our sweet spot is very wide like the MTX3. Ironically I had a factory Serpent driver tell me last year that the G4 was the most under rated sedan on the market. Best of luck on your choice.

The R40 is a solid car if you swiss chese it and get rid of some of its weight. Crris dosek put the hurt on everyone with one of those in our series last year and The Ofna belt car like Jeffrey Ln runs is good to. I guess it all depends on what kind of support you can get but you can't go wrong with any of those.
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I am with Motorman, You can't go wrong with the Mugen X12 engine. You should be able to get through a season with a new connecting rod or two. Alot of the other new engines have the micro cast piston which I think only last 1.5 to 2 gallons of fuel before its time for a new piston and sleeve. As far as the car I would stay with the Mugen or the Kyosho. They are the only cars that I have seen do well at a local level. I have heard bad things about the Kyosho car as far as getting parts but I don't have one so I am not positive.
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I would say Mugen or Kyosho for the car.. With either car it's up to you for the choice of engine. But, you can't go wrong with either Nova, RB, OS, or JP. Just depends on how much you are willing to spend.
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i would go with o.s engines as they are cheap and they have to be one of the most reliable engines. starts first time every time. and they are fast.
Take the o.s TZ for example it's $350 Aus it was rated at 1.6 HP and they are reliable.

Or you could just go all out and get a SIRIO evo 3
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and on parts from kyosho i think that the they are out it could be that you're local hobby shop is'nt a large supplier. They could be a bigger supplier of mugen and serpent.
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