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08-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Phynix

All I can say is don't bother unless you bought...

All I can say is don't bother unless you bought the adapter; keyboard is beyond useless for it.....
08-15-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Phynix

I'm going to be annoying and throw the Serpent...

I'm going to be annoying and throw the Serpent 811 into the mix; if you can't pick between those, maybe a slightly different style chassi with a split battery (low cg) might be an interesting point...
08-13-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By Phynix

Never had a tekno, so I won't comment on it, but...

Never had a tekno, so I won't comment on it, but I have the 811 and love it - first time having split battery packs, and I MUCH prefer it. Lack of space on the chassi is irritating, but nothing you...
07-31-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By Phynix

I'll +1 a lot of what has been said; as I said in...

I'll +1 a lot of what has been said; as I said in your thread about what truggy to get, it's better to spend a bit more now to get stuff that will last you years, that you'll end up buying anyway.
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07-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Phynix

Yep, that'd be fine. Make sure you get a LiPo...

Yep, that'd be fine. Make sure you get a LiPo charger too.

They are more expensive, but you'll eventually end up using LiPo if you stay in the hobby anyway, so it's worth spending money once now...
07-30-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Phynix

So, based on your post, it seems budget is rather...

So, based on your post, it seems budget is rather important to you. You are also new to the hobby, so specific advantages on the two which are in the same class probably aren't all that relevant. ...
07-28-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,836
Posted By Phynix

All the top brands have decently durable...

All the top brands have decently durable vehicles; forget trying to split hairs, just get whatever your LHS stocks.

just my 2c.
07-28-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

Your welcome; welcome to the hobby =)

Your welcome; welcome to the hobby =)
07-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

yes, brushless are faster, but if you have a...

yes, brushless are faster, but if you have a brushless system in your car for your budget, you are making sacrifices in other areas that you really shouldnt be.

I'll lay this out really simple for...
07-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

yes, brushless are faster, but if you have a...

yes, brushless are faster, but if you have a brushless system in your car for your budget, you are making sacrifices in other areas that you really shouldnt be.

I'll lay this out really simple for...
07-28-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

This...

This (http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/58034slash).

It's what most people have been suggesting - it's rtr, durable, has fantastic parts support and if you do decide to start racing (I...
07-27-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

You'll find no one who has been in the hobby for...

You'll find no one who has been in the hobby for more than a few years buys from Nitro RC, so you're reading reviews by people who have no idea what they are buying.
07-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,489
Posted By Phynix

Go Traxxas; cheap, very durable cars with proven...

Go Traxxas; cheap, very durable cars with proven designs and just about the best part support around.

Once you've had it for a while, learned how it works, fixed it up after breaking it a few...
07-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By Phynix

Not really any advice, I've got no experience...

Not really any advice, I've got no experience with what you're trying to do, but I'm curious if you have a blog/website/forumpost for this little project, I'm kinda curious to see how it goes for...
07-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,355
Posted By Phynix

Velcro. I run 1/8 buggy, granted, with smaller...

Velcro. I run 1/8 buggy, granted, with smaller bodies, but I dont see why it shouldnt work on SCT
06-20-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Phynix

Already a thread for this buggy here ->...

Already a thread for this buggy here -> http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-off-road/517713-serpent-811e-buggy-thread.html

Short answer; it's an 1/8 buggy, parts tend not to break too much, and...
06-16-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,458
Posted By Phynix

+1 from me I support the others, if you want...

+1 from me

I support the others, if you want to race, buy a kit. Not just better quality and cheaper long run, but you'll understand the car better; really important for racing.


BUT, if you...
06-15-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Phynix

Your alternative course is to buy an 1/8 buggy;...

Your alternative course is to buy an 1/8 buggy; it's a similar size to SCTs, 4WD, but more durable. Plenty of good quality rtr buggies around; Associated have one, HPI have the vorza, Serpent 811,...
06-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Phynix

Alrighty, that's awfully vague. I'll try anyway. ...

Alrighty, that's awfully vague. I'll try anyway.

To start, 1:10 generally uses either NiMH or LiPo, depends on your electronics. If you can, go LiPo. They're just better batteries.

Next, 1:10...
06-09-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By Phynix

Personally, I can vouch for the Serpent, got one...

Personally, I can vouch for the Serpent, got one recently and love it. Only problems I have with it was the set-up, an easy fix (and really expected), and that part support isn't great, and spares...
06-04-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Phynix

Definitely the slash. My reasoning: ...

Definitely the slash.



My reasoning:

BrushLESS motor - Infinitely superior to the burshed; faster, less maintenance, more efficient

Better Quality - Traxxas make good cars, and some of...
06-03-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By Phynix

Well, I've obviously run into a pack of Losi...

Well, I've obviously run into a pack of Losi fans; I said from the start this would be largely personal opinion. I told you my view, you are entitled to your own. I specifically said two different...
06-02-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By Phynix

Alright, as I said, based on opinions and...

Alright, as I said, based on opinions and experience.

Losi I didn't like because of a) the slop you mentioned and b) platics
Whether or not it was designed to have slop i not relevant to me; I...
06-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By Phynix

I'm telling you, it'll turn into a buggy...

I'm telling you, it'll turn into a buggy popularity thread (based on whatever people are running right now).

So, I personally love my Serpent 811 BE 2.0.


However, I doubt anyone will argue...
06-01-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Phynix

:ha:

:ha:
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