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Old 11-01-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hey all I'm new to the R/C world... Actually just got my first car today, been in car for a long time so this is a very fitting hobby.... Im Airforce Stationed in Okinawa... Just looking to learn
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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It seems to be just as expensive as cars lol
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It seems to be just as expensive as cars lol
It may seem expensive as a startup, but when you consider how many hours of enjoyment and performance racing you get, then it's not bad at all. You get a whole day of enjoyment for very little once you are up and running. The problem isnt so much the car but the preipheral accessories that you need to keep it going.

You do need to invest 2500 to have a race kit with tools, engines/motors and alike to be certain you'll have a good time. Once you get over the hump then the costs taper off. We lose a lot of newbies because they buy "hobby" spec cars and end up spending twice to three times as much keeping it going and only get 1/2 the pleasure.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, its a pretty decent lifestyle... so far so good I got a TT-01 upgraded all the electronics, bearings, drive shift and have a front one way to put it... were having some issues getting my 3pl set up but should get that resolved soon and gonna get into my first drifting action this weekend should be a great time...
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seems to be a lot of people getting into drifting, although haven't tried it myself. give me touring cars stuck to the track anyday!
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Drifting is pretty big here... Im not sure what the Scene is like in DC and im moving there in Jan so I'm hoping that there is a little of everything there....
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Drifting is pretty big here... Im not sure what the Scene is like in DC and im moving there in Jan so I'm hoping that there is a little of everything there....
Not too much drifting that I know of the in the DC area, but onroad and off are big in the area. Plenty of big things happening in 2011 in the VA, MD, PA area for both on and off road. Great people and awesome tracks available within a short drive.
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