ORIGINAL: Haddi Taha
It handles no where near as good as my Tamiya TB03 and the electronics that come with it suck.
& da redcat lightnin is a quality piece of machinery dat is definetly worth da money. xerxes shimmd his diffs, spoold his reer, & got a set of rubber radial tires. now its wicked. 40mph
If you put a redcat lightning and a Tamiya TB03/TA05 next to each other, you woudn't call the redcat a quality piece of machinery, its designed to be cheap produced, not to handle well
why would you lock the rear diffs if your not drifting, I bought the front locked diff for my Tamiya TB03 and most people I know lock ther front for touring cars (except drifting)
I agree on that point, but try to buy the tamiya for $130 shipped RTR....aint gonna happen.
The lightning is a simple shaft driven 4wd chassis. There is nothing wrong with the chassis layout, or the parts used. Yes, the electronics are cheap, but you could upgrade and still spend less than for a tamiya.
Granted, the lightning will never handle like most tamiyas....but then it wasnt meant to! It is a budget minded, driveway running, basic drifting machine....which it does very well at.
I had the lightning epx pro....brushless version. I ran that car with 2 and 3s lipos...and I jumped it off ramps ect. Never broke anything other than a spur gear now and then. For a sub $200 car that can hit 50+mph on a 3s lipo it was very cool. I wish I hadnt ever sold it, and will most likely buy a new one next spring.
Heck, there is a vid on youtube of a lightning with a mamba system doing 112MPH in a parking lot!
But if you want a Very scale car, that will handle good enough for racing, then yes you should get a tamiya. But for parking lot bashing and drifting the lightning is a good fit.
OH, and the lightning is 200mm. a 190mm could be used, but the wheel will stick out from the body some and you may need to have the body sit a tad high so the front tires can turn without hitting the body.