which TT-01?

Old 08-27-2005, 01:40 AM
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Hi guys,

i am considering the following TT-01 models
1.TT-01D
2.TT-01R

I am a beginner in all these but I would like to have a car where i can customise it further once I am done with the basics.

I am also open to other models too but I am into drifting as well. Please advise.

Are TT-01 models slow?

By the way, for R/C, which is better? 2 channels or 4 channels?

Can I use 1 R/C for 2 different cars?

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:43 AM
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1. u only need 2 channes for a rc car (throtle and steering) and u can use the 1 transmitter for many cars
2. TT01's not a great car as they have very few setup options (if any) have u considered buying a 2nd hand car? as there are many 2nd hand quality cars out there for the same price as a new Kit and they are better quality
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but i wanted to have the experience of assembling a first hand car.

any other options out for me?

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i still reacon the 2ndhad is the better option, just get the car take it apart (every last screw) look for damage see how/were everything goes and ull get a faster car for the same price if not less
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If you had to choose one I would probably go for the TT01R, but you should really think about Rossco's idea. Even though I wanted to buy a new car, I bought a second hand car, and was able to also get some good radio gear, servo and ESC.
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ok, how abt this? the tb02 series? can be hopped up to tb evo.

is it a better buy?

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i would luv to get a first hand for a beginner. as for 2nd hand, i guess most of them have chasis that are rather badly maintained.
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not reely, ive got a mr4tc pro world that was made in 2000 and the origional chassis is still in awsome condition, and its always been driven of ashfault, just rememba to get pics of the chassis, and dont buy the car if its ever been driven on a street u wanta buy a race car not a carpark basher
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now my choices are expanded to the following:-

1. tt-01d
2. tt-01r
3. tb-02 (can be hopped to evo?)

how guys? i am getting it this week or early next week...
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df78: have you considered the tamiya TA05? i saw that you included the TB02 in your list. i suggest the TA05 because in our lhs, it is in the same price range as the TT01-R and the TB02. you can use the TA05 for drifting and if you plan to race in the future, it is a very capable chassis. personally, i am waiting for the TA05 R or TRF version because ive read some very good reviews on this car. ive also seen one in action in our local track and it hangs with (and even beats ) some of the fastest cars.

out of the box, you dont really have to add much because it already has full ball bearings, oil shocks, and decent rims/tires/body. you can concentrate then on choosing what esc, battery, charger, and radio system to use. as of now, i think that there are still a few TA05 options but in the coming weeks/months, im pretty sure that the list will grow (both tamiya hop ups and aftermarket options.)

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thanks marvi.

i am also open to other brands now, if price is more or less the same.

yokomo / hpi will do too.

any models to recommend?

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in our lhs, i think yokomo's least expensive kit is the CGM, which is approx twice as expensive as the tamiya cars you earlier mentioned. in the case of hpi, the pro4 is much more expensive than the tamiyas and the CGM. im not familiar with other hpi kits (sprint, dash, etc.) but i think these are cheaper than the pro4.

other brands/kits such as xray (racer), schumacher (mission frp), and associated (tc4 team) are priced similarly to the CGM.

right now, i think just the TB02, TT01-R, TA05 are pretty much in the same price range. when choosing the car, also keep in mind parts availability.
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oh,
i guess ta-05 and tb-02 are still considered new cars?
so parts shouldn't be hard to get?
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ta05 is a new kit, the tb02 has been around for a while. but both share the same suspension parts (arms, c-hubs, steering and rear knuckles.) these parts are common among several tamiya cars.

in a bad crash, these are the ones to go first. but i doubt youll wreck something because tamiyas are built like tanks if your lhs stocks tamiya parts, i dont think youll have a problem with spares
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i saw from tamiya webbie that says a tb-02 can be hopped to evo status. how abt ta-05?

want to buy one with future upgrade options.
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