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    Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    So I have been looking around and the time has come to get something to play around with. My friend recently bought a redcat (forget the model) but it seems pretty nice and was ready to go. Now that I have been reading up abit I think I want to get a brushless motor and a lipo battery. Now redcat cars come with the dual lipos where as the Hsp come with a signal lipo, so which one should I go with. Any suggestions?

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    HSP is actually the original manufacturer for Redcat. Their lineups are identical, though as you have observed, the package that comes with the cars may differ. Invariably, RTR electronics are always cheap and nasty. If you plan on buying good batteries anyway (which you should), then there is no advantage to having 2 cheap ones in the box.
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    as foxy said they are the same thing essentially.
    only difference I can think is redcat is easier to deal with if you have a question about the RC they will answer questions relatively fast from my experience.
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    Just remember you get what you pay for with the cheaper RC's.

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    Agreed t9.
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    I know there cheap, but I'm just going to be playing around in my backyard so I don't want to start spending too much. Edit, I am looking at the redcat monsoon xte or the hurricane xte. Both comments ready to run and have the dual lipo Batteries. So for $399 what else should I be looking at? I welcome your suggestions and input.

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    looks like redcat dropped there price, $289 for the hurricane. Seems like a great deal

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    dodge neon or Plymouth neon???
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    Personally wouldent touch either...
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    I'd go ofna lx2e RTR from tower if you join their club it would be close to $300ish shipped
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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp


    ORIGINAL: SyCo_VeNoM

    I'd go ofna lx2e RTR from tower if you join their club it would be close to $300ish shipped
    Agreed with Syco!!! Best suggestion yet buddy

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    Thanks for the input guys, but I already went out and bought the Hurricane, $320 tax in was a preety good deal. Now let me tell you, I figured I would get the hurricane because it is there"pro" version. First time out the servo stopped working and I hit a rock, bent the dog bone! Redcat is sending me a new upgraded servo, the redat support is very good, but I am abit dissapointed. We will see how it goes the next couple of months

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    RE: Newbe looking for suggestion, redcat vs. Hsp

    I picked up a  Hurricane XTE. I have  a slash 4x4  and a AE brushless.   Personally I love all the trucks.   I run them daily so I rotate.   I have had the hurricane for a month now with no issues.   I have run it hard and so far so good.   Is it is as good as slash?  Probabily not, howeve I have had to work a lot on my slash.  My AE 2wheel drive brushless frankly disappointed me.  I had to rebuild the differential after a month of running it.   I know there are a lot of redcat naysayers out there and frankly I can't blame them.  I have had receiver issues on the cheaper ones.  This pro series seems better built all around.
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