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Old 07-28-2006, 06:36 PM
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hey im new to rc as of 1 month ago. i have been looking around the forum to see what the whole rc deal was and got hooked. the only thing is i have yet to buy a car and was wondering what a good beginner car was. PLEASE HELP
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:03 PM
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It depends if you want on road or off road. If you want off road, I think most would agree that the volcano is a good starter.
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:19 PM
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are there any specific valcano models i should get???
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:23 PM
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also i live in Bradenton FL and was wondering if there are any tracks around?
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well it depends on you budget, how much do you want to spend?
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:37 PM
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i was hopping to not spend over 250 so what do you recamend?
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:08 PM
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I personally like the buggies better...I've always liked them low...they handle a lot better...but you don't have the ground clearance when you're bashing.
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Well if you dont want to spend more than $250 then you should get a Volcano SV at a minimum. If you are realling to spend around 270 then get the Volcano SV pro. It comes with a whole bunch of upgrades installed on it. 259 on www.Topspeedtoys.com. But then you would need to buy a starter kit and all that stuff too.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:24 PM
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what do you think of the tremor? oh and thanks.
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to small for the price rolls easy and dont have much of an engine
volcano sv or sv pro `would be the best to start out with
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thats a little over my budget any other brands you might know of?
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well you said you didnt want to spend over 250 volcano stx is 159
volcano sv 179
sv pro 259
that is well withimn your budget from what you said earlier
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Redcats are one of the most affordable brands in nitro RC, The volcano STX is still $160, but id spring an extra $20 the SV, because it's probably more durable (its the latest Volcano). Personally, Id go for the SV pro, cause its got alot of aluminium parts, but if your looking to not spend alot, definately the Volcano SV
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is the tornado sv single or two speeds?
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:23 AM
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also why are the 1s on that website so much cheaper??
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Popo i was trying to figure that out myself, but i can assure you mark (Topspeedtoys) is a great buisness person and obviously has some great prices going on right now. If im not mistaken i think theyre having a sale. I would get the Volcano SV. Its not too expensive and its got a few more upgrades than does the Volcano STX. I personaly dont much like buggies for various reasons and think trucks are just all around much more fun.
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is the volcanoe sv a 2 speed??
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Ummm...no i dont think it is. Here are the specs for the STX SV and SV Pro: http://redcatracing.com/itemdetail.a...partno=VOLCANO
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Ummm...no i dont think it is. Here are the specs for the STX SV and SV Pro: http://redcatracing.com/itemdetail.a...partno=VOLCANO
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what do i look for
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You look for what you want. They are all nice cars.
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no not that on the spec sheat? also how are himotos and do they have any trucks?
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and if they have trucks what site can i look at them on?
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:54 PM
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do the ones on topspeedtoys still come with a radio??
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Himotos are basically the same as redcats.
Yes, Redcats are RTR, so they all come with a radio
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