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06-14-2019, 05:11 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

Check out the PR Racing SC201...

Check out the PR Racing SC201 (https://shop.thercproshop.com/pr-racing/pr-racing-kits/sc201-2wd-short-course-sport-truck-kit.html), great kit and right in your budget!

Tons of upgrade options are...
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Views: 67
Posted By bill_delong

Here's how I have wired a brake light: ...

Here's how I have wired a brake light:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_34oSUgtGs
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By bill_delong

You will get what you pay for.... I've had decent...

You will get what you pay for.... I've had decent luck with Integy parts, just don't expect high quality for the price :)
05-24-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By bill_delong

+1 to Rusty's last comment! Just to add to...

+1 to Rusty's last comment!

Just to add to that, most RTR's are very limited to geometry and tuning options as well, you get so much more for your money with modern race grade designs to include...
05-23-2019, 10:22 AM
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Views: 509
Posted By bill_delong

Too many groups on FB to list, but here's the...

Too many groups on FB to list, but here's the first one that popped up (which I already belong to):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RCNATIONBST/
05-23-2019, 09:46 AM
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Views: 509
Posted By bill_delong

I've gone down this path before, trust me I've...

I've gone down this path before, trust me I've spent far more money trying to upgrade cheap cars that had very low initial expense but required far too many upgrades such that when I added up all the...
05-22-2019, 07:09 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

If you plan to run on a 1/8 track, then do...

If you plan to run on a 1/8 track, then do yourself a favor and get a used race grade... any of the following brands would be my personal top picks to consider if I was gonna buy a used buggy for...
05-07-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,124
Posted By bill_delong

If it were me, I'd probably try to locate a...

If it were me, I'd probably try to locate a distributor in the EU just to make it easier to get parts.

AMain is a very reliable source, but unfortunately, they are located in the US :(

I...
05-07-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,124
Posted By bill_delong

Mugen is very good, I would consider any brand in...

Mugen is very good, I would consider any brand in the Top25 to be a worthy adversary:
World Top 25 RC Drivers (https://www.top25rc.com/nitro-buggy)

I would visit the local club in your area and...
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By bill_delong

How 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum Radio Control Works...

How 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum Radio Control Works (http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/spreadspectrum01.shtml)
04-26-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By bill_delong

I would create an RMA and send the ESC into...

I would create an RMA and send the ESC into HobbyWing... they might warranty it, but if you're out of warranty, they often provide a deep discount if you want to upgrade to a better quality ESC too:...
04-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By bill_delong

I used to think that the re-releases were pretty...

I used to think that the re-releases were pretty cool (for nostalgic sake), perhaps a shelf queen or just to experience what it would be like to build a very simple and dated design... but having...
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Views: 483
Posted By bill_delong

Check out PR Racing (http://www.pr-rc.com/), they...

Check out PR Racing (http://www.pr-rc.com/), they have a really wide range of options and are very good quality. I would contact "The RC Pro Shop" and ask for a discount coupon, they are usually...
Forum: RC Drifting
04-09-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bill_delong

If you are leaning toward a kit, then I would...

If you are leaning toward a kit, then I would consider selecting something from AMain which offers free shipping and discount codes. They have a wide range of quality to choose from, typically you...
Forum: RC Drifting
04-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bill_delong

These Team Energy cars are pretty decent RTR's, I...

These Team Energy cars are pretty decent RTR's, I would check these out:
https://www.nitrorcx.com/88c211-x10tc-onroad-rtr-24g.html
04-08-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By bill_delong

Take a look at the Exceed Mad Drift, this...

Take a look at the Exceed Mad Drift, this platform can be converted to just about any class you want it to do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78acKYIYsfg
Forum: RC Drifting
04-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bill_delong

Drifters are setup completely opposite from...

Drifters are setup completely opposite from on-road touring cars...

Typical Touring Setup: Front spool, stiff front end and soft rear end for smooth consistent steering response with high grip...
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Posted By bill_delong

why not disconnect it an use the brake on the ESC...

why not disconnect it an use the brake on the ESC as is?
04-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By bill_delong

What's your budget? Quality is a relative...

What's your budget?

Quality is a relative term... for a 5 year old, I would start out with a crawler, they are fairly indestructible, something like this here would be a good first RC to conside...
03-25-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By bill_delong

I did speak with the track owner and he said any...

I did speak with the track owner and he said any type of laundry detergent would help act as a glue for the dirt, but he didn't feel confident that baseball mound dirt would hold up as it's designed...
03-13-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By bill_delong

I know they have experimented with various blends...

I know they have experimented with various blends of "dirt glue" and additives over the years, I was talking to Chris about it recently but forgot the name of the product he was using, if he's around...
03-12-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By bill_delong

I would contact Chris or Mike Allison over at...

I would contact Chris or Mike Allison over at Thornhill Racing Circuit, they have used various blends of additive to help keep a layout solid, but I suspect you will more than likely need to change...
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By bill_delong

ECX has a far better track record than Helion...

ECX has a far better track record than Helion based on my personal observations of both brands over the years. ARRMA is a step up from ECX... if you're in the market for a 4WD SCT, then there are...
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By bill_delong

I agree with selecting 1/10 or larger to start...

I agree with selecting 1/10 or larger to start with, most 1/18 cars tend to break and turn into money pits... ECX is solid quality on their 1/10 platforms, I would go with the ECX AMP if it were me.
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By bill_delong

AFAIK, HobbyWing has had a solid reputation from...

AFAIK, HobbyWing has had a solid reputation from day 1, it took a few years for them to become an established brand, but now I feel they are regarded as one the most popular brands among both bashers...
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