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First 1/10 brushless touring car! (suggestions welcome)

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Old 12-11-2013, 09:19 AM
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Default First 1/10 brushless touring car! (suggestions welcome)

Hey, I was thinking of getting back into rc racing after a few years off finishing school and stuff, all my models are outdated now so time to change to a new touring car, I would love it if anybody could leave some links and suggestions below, not bothered if its not RTR... Infact its probably better if its a kit, I was looking at a TT01E Type R but the chassis has no esc battery, shell or transmitter and feel it would be a pain to source!
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Josh!

TT-01E Type R : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-584...item5d410eddcc

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Old 12-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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I recently made a recommendation in this vein to another member...

Hobby Grade RC Car Kit

But let me throw this out there...are you sure you want an on-road car? An off road car can still run on road. If you have a good potential budget for the right car, i have to say the HPI WR8, overpriced as it is, is almost the best of both worlds. Mine is usually the rc that goes on holiday with me. Versatile car.
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I admire your attempt, but I am looking for much 'more' of car, (motor,esc included) check this out: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maverick-S...item20dc83a16a

I understand the body appears cheap but is easily replaced, I have read up on these and they have good reviews, would just wondering what your opinion is on one of these? being rtr stops me from having to solder which is a relief.. thanks for the post foxy!

Quick update: I am pretty adamant on a road car, as I will rejoin my local racing club once this badboy is ready :L

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If you are considering racing at even car park level, then i too have to be adamant...the car i recommended to Alex is minimum spec for racing. Yoir link doesn't work, but it doesn't matter, the maverick has no business on a track in my opinion. Not meaning to be harsh, its a decent car for the dollar (Himoto/Maverick/Redcat/Exceed - all Himoto) but its still budget gear. How much are you gonna pay for the Maverick?

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sorry im still new to this forum stuff, so sorry about the link, I know the standard maverick appears useless but this one comes with a brushless system, transmitter and everything you need. I was going to pay 170, about 280 dollars.. any better suggestions? thanks a lot!

How do you add links correctly?

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sorry im still new to this forum stuff, so sorry about the link, I know the standard maverick appears useless but this one comes with a brushless system, transmitter and everything you need. I was going to pay 170, about 280 dollars.. any better suggestions? thanks a lot!

How do you add links correctly?
I'm so glad you asked.

Let's say 300 buck budget, hm?

First you join the Tower Hobbies super savers club (I'm guessing you're in the UK since your ebay link is the UK site), this costs $10 and entitles you, as an international customer, to 100 dollars off of a $400 order. Bam, all of a sudden, your budget is $400. This means you will pay at least $300 plus about 30 delivery (as a club member you also get $10 off delivery on every international order), so it will be a bit more, but you're making the money go a lot further...

Right, lets fill the basket...

The car itself (150)... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCFLH&P=0
Radio (70)... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAVSY&P=ML
Servo (31.50)... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXUZ87&P=ML
Motor and ESC (111) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDAVR&P=0 (this is a good quality high speed set, but for any serious racing you do, you will want to upgrade this to a sensored system because they are smoother, for messing around with friends and car parks, non-sensored is fine and Castle is a quality brand).
Wheels and tires (26)... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXYRH3&P=7

That's 388 bucks, so to get it down to $300 we have to spend 12 more bucks...let's throw the body in...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXWLU5&P=ML this is a pro racing body, but is about as cheap as they get, if you don't like it, there are other choices for only 1 or two bucks either side. Right, that's 23 bucks, so now we're at $411. You can knock $100 right off that, then add the delivery for all this stuff, which will be about $40 with the 10 buck discount. So there you are at pretty much $350 with a car that will do 50mph outside your house until its tires wear through, and would not be out of place at all on a track in a club race, even with the cheap Castle electrics. Every component selected by you and good quality, no junk. Believe me this car will be a LOT better than the Maverick.

Of course you still need batteries and charger, but I assume that was the case with the Maverick too? Believe me, if it had a battery and charger supplied, they were worthless. Buy an IMAX B6AC charger from hobbyking.com at the UK warehouse for about 25 quid if I remember rightly, and any old 5000mAh 20C 2S battery, shouldn't cost you more than 20 bucks each, and give you 40 mins of runtime at silly speed. Make sure you get them from the UK warehouse or you'll pay silly money for delivery.

P.S. Link works now, don't know why it didn't before.

P.P.S Of course if my initial assumption was wrong and you're not in the UK and in fact are in the US, then I just wasted my time. lol.

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woah! first off thanks a lot for taking the time to type all of that, and research it.. it really means a lot to know there are people so helpful in this world! you have restored my faith in humanity I love the setup but I am still studying gcse's and have a limited supply of money, so although out of my price range it is something to strive for! Thanks

P.s: I would feel so bad if I told you I was in the US lol! nope, you were correct im in the UK :L

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I have just realised you were on about dollars and feel completely stupid, 300 dollars is about 180 pounds which is completely in my price range, *facepalm* thanks a lot :L
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Yeh you'll be about 215 quid delivered. You still need about 50 quids wirth of charger, batteries and paint, but thats a really good car for a great price when you buy it that way. Unfortunately you've got the 10 bucksvto join the club too, though it does pay for itself straight away its still 10 bucks.

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That's fine, better start saving my pennies :L
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