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Old 10-15-2020, 06:56 PM
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Iím new to this hobby and need some advice
im looking something that I can run on my backyard and on asphalt, a 1/10 buggy or trugy? Is that how ya name it? Donít know the difference
I was looking at the kits from Banggood but been reading and watching some videos and they are not reliable, then the ones that you all use, like Tekno, Schumacher etc.., but they are for carpet or clay.
I would like to get a kit so I would get the motor, ESC and servo, something reliable, something that would not be competition serie but something that is going to run true/
Budget? $400-600ish

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I don’t have one but Arrma has the Typoon. It’s not a kit. There’s a brushed and 3s version that might be an option. Kits are mostly race grade.
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Yeah, I have one in the cart with AMain but looking for opinions/advice
We don’t have race tracks here in Raleigh, so I will be running it at empty parking lots and in my backyard, over grass.
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It’s the only non race grade buggy I can think of. Tamiya might have something. But I’ve never really been interested in their off road vehicles.

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What about this kit
https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-lo...xoCGjsQAvD_BwE
And the Kyosho ultima
what it makes it race grade? Means that I can ONLY use it in clay or carpet because of the tires?
Im asking because I like this kind of kits where you can tweak and upgrade at your liking
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What about this kit
https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-lo...xoCGjsQAvD_BwE
And the Kyosho ultima
what it makes it race grade? Means that I can ONLY use it in clay or carpet because of the tires?
Im asking because I like this kind of kits where you can tweak and upgrade at your liking
Race grade to me means more money. There’s dirt tires, carpet tires, clay tires.

In the past year, I’ve come to really like buggys. I got a bad impression of them when first got into hobby 10 years ago. Most race kits don’t really need much upgrades, unless you just want to. Especially for just home use. I’ve raced 2wheel buggy on carpet, pavement and clay in the past year. Both 2 and 4wheel version. I’m honestly not sure how they would do in grass. Not a lot of ground clearance, plus tires are on the small side. I’ve seen 2wheel monster trucks struggle in grass. I’d expect a 2wheel buggy would really struggle. Unless grass is very short. Like golf course fairways. I think 4wheel buggy would be better. But I’ve not tried.

I have run my 1/8 buggy in grass. It worked much better then I expected. The few parks around me tend to cut the grass only once a month.

I didn’t know Kyosho still had that one.

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Thanks Billy for your inputs
grass they cut it every Friday, townhome, I don’t have to take care of it.
didnt think about how well the tires would work over grass, glad that I asked and the ground clearance as this buggys seems to be on the low side

let me know what else you would think so
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Thanks Billy for your inputs
grass they cut it every Friday, townhome, I donít have to take care of it.
didnt think about how well the tires would work over grass, glad that I asked and the ground clearance as this buggys seems to be on the low side

let me know what else you would think so
Maybe a 1/8 buggy. They use taller tires. I believe that Arrma uses 17mm wheelhex, allows for bigger tires, and more clearance.

The grass thing is something Iíve seen far too many not consider. Until after they buy. .
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If you don't mind waiting a few weeks, this might be something to fit your needs:

Losi: Tenacity DB Pro, Lucas Oil, Smart: 1/10 4WD RTR: Losi (LOS03027T1)
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:14 PM
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How big is your backyard?
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You can try this one:
https://www.kyoshoamerica.com/34255-...t_p_25839.html

It is designed for you to add a second motor if you want it to get a little more stupid fast and powerful. It has straight axles so it is very durable and it can climb and go just about everywhere.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:39 AM
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@Backyard RC, itís plenty big, no fences, big open space, none of my neighbors use it, the back side are bushes that limits my neighbor
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+1 on 1/10 buggy on grass NO. not enoff ground clearance. unless you cut your yard really really shorts.

the 1/10 truggys are ok in the grass just like the other 1/10 2wd trucks.

1/8 and monster truck work great in the grass.

as far as this buggy is a astro/carpit, dirt/clay, or spec buggy. all that is is the geometry, diff and basic setup favors that traction, motor power or style of driving. if all your doing it is bashing dont warry about "type of buggy it is"
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With your budget a Arrma Typhon 6s would be a good buggy to buy. 1/8 scale buggy that is durable and will bash great in grass.
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