R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Rookie Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default Best electric buggy ?

Hi guys I'm fairly new to the rc world and only have short course at the moment . I'm looking to invest in a buggy (roller) and slowly build it up and start running buggy class at local track . (hard packed dirt )

Iv looked at :

The rb5
The Hb d8 with electric conversion
The losi 8ight 2.0
The te8 v.2
And the 8.2c


Being that I'm new I don't want something very complicated to work on it maintain . And frankly I'm a crappy driver at the moment too . So I'm looking for some input from you guys .
Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Seneca, NY
Posts: 200
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Are you looking to run 1/8 scale or 1/10?
Testmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

1/8
Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: In the Mitten. 17 miles south of the D
Posts: 211
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

go with a caster or Team Durango.. best of the best..
hpikillr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

So none of the ones
I listed were any good ?
Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 06:23 AM   #6
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: In the Mitten. 17 miles south of the D
Posts: 211
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

..The ones u listed are OK.. one thing u need to know ..WHO caries parts for what buggy in your area.. I make my choices on that one fact alone ..If i break do i have the parts or do i need to order them and wait ..

Driving skills come after track time alot of it and often..plan on spending alot of money as you will break ur gear no matter what u buy.. New drivers break parts..

you also listed a 1/10 scale in ur post.. maybe the kyosho inferno mp9 instead of the rb5.. or zx
hpikillr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Ok well I'll check with lhs and see what they carry parts for I'm leaning toward getting the team c te8 v.2 / I found a good deal on one any pros and cons on that set up ?
Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
Tech Champion
 
nexxus's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 8,104
Trader Rating: 302 (100%+)
Default

Caster? pfft, budget brand I had an EX1 and could barely get $150 for it as a RTR with a Brushless combo in it!

VE8 if you like the D8 style but thats been updated to Vorza Flux

Hyper 9e is an exceptional buggy once set up right
__________________
A800 / A800X Awesomatix

Don't worry about what I'm doing.
Worry about why you're worried about what I'm doing.

"Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity."

nexxus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
Moderator
 
MarkA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 9,008
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

You will very rarely see Castor and/or Team C parts stocked at a local track/shop. You won't see many of them in the pits being raced meaning you're going to be more on your own for arriving at setups or for asking for help if you just can't that one last shim to fit for example. A better way to often go is to buy one of the "big-brand" cars, i.e. Kyosho, HB, Xray, Mugen, used for about the same as what the budget brands go for new.
MarkA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #10
Tech Master
 
TheRcKid17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,312
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

GO with a mugen mbx6 eco .
__________________
Mike Bodnar | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University |
| Team Associated | Mugen | LRP | Futaba | CR Graphics | KJ R/C Supply | AKA |
TheRcKid17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 09:44 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
T. Herwig's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset, PA
Posts: 2,373
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to T. Herwig
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRcKid17 View Post
GO with a mugen mbx6 eco .
+1 on this. I race Losi products and love my 8ight E 2.0 and the 3.0 was just announced, but regardless the MBX6 Eco is an awesome buggy and I'd recommend it to anyone. I would disagree with the Durango and Caster being "better than all the ones you listed" though. You have to take into consideration local parts support. Not many tracks support Durango and Caster, and mugen is a hit or miss too. Keep in mind the Losi and Associated buggies because they are still very competitive and every Hobby shop has the parts for them.
__________________
Tyler Herwig
Tekno RC teknorc.com ∙ JConcepts jconcepts.net ∙ Spider Hobbies spiderhobbies.com ∙ SMC smc-racing.net ∙ Upgrade RC upgrade-rc.com ∙ Kustom RC Graphics kustomrcgraphics.com
T. Herwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #12
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Ok thanks for all the input guys I found a nice used 2.0 roller on here with tires wheels a body a wing .

As I am new to this I don't know what I'm looking at . Could y'all say around about what this would be worth





Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
justpoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NH, USA
Posts: 2,049
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

If you don't know how to tell if the car is in good shape, don't buy it used.

For an eBuggy, the top contenders in my mind for racing are the Tekno EB48, Serpent 811, HotBodies D8 with Tekno conversion chassis, JQ TheCar with Tekno conversion chassis.

That being said, you're unlikely to have great parts support for any of those at most shops. If you don't mind keeping your own parts instead of walking into the shop after you crash horribly, then I highly recommend the Tekno EB48. It is an easy and precise build, more nimble than pretty much any other 8th scale buggy, and built like a tank.
If you do mind keeping your own parts, then I recommend either the Losi or Associated, as their parts will be fairly easy to find at most shops that support 8th scale.
__________________
"We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle
My wallet supports: TeknoRC.com, NorCalHobbies.com, SMC, Sanwa, and several tire/servo companies.
justpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #14
Tech Addict
 
Brandonmorris44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bastrop la
Posts: 620
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Well in the case of a used
Buggy are the parts So expensive tht if a few things needed
Replacing would it cost me a fortune .
I'm new to 1:8 buggy so I didn't exactly want to
Jump out and drop 550$ on a roller but I haven't
Ruled it out was thinking or getting something used
And cheaper to see how I like it but then again I don't
Want to waste money and buy someones junk , that's why I am
Asking for you guys advice
Brandonmorris44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #15
Tech Master
 
Tran901's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 1,647
Trader Rating: 95 (100%+)
Default

How much ou plan on spending!

I run the AE FT rc8.2e and it's awesome I love it.


Btw are you close to flowood ms?
__________________
AE FT RC8be.2 Rx8, 2200, Savox, Reedy, Jconcepts
AE FT Rc8T O.S Speed, Savox
Ko Propo controlled
Tran901 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:27 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net