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Old 04-06-2008, 07:59 PM
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This has been a great thread. At times I wished there was one exactly like it for the new guys into fast electric boating

Here is my opinion.
The best mini I have had so far is the CEN ME16MT. It comes with a set-up that handles a 540 size motor. It also uses a standard size servo and a full sub-c battery pack. Low center of gravity and 2.2 1/10 scale 12mm hex truck wheels. It also comes with one of the best radio's I have ever seen in a sub $200.00 RTR truck.
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:31 PM
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This has been a great thread. At times I wished there was one exactly like it for the new guys into fast electric boating

Here is my opinion.
The best mini I have had so far is the CEN ME16MT. It comes with a set-up that handles a 540 size motor. It also uses a standard size servo and a full sub-c battery pack. Low center of gravity and 2.2 1/10 scale 12mm hex truck wheels. It also comes with one of the best radio's I have ever seen in a sub $200.00 RTR truck.
Glad you enjoyed it!

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Old 04-06-2008, 09:06 PM
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Whats everyones thoughts on the chaos?

Dont get one. Unless you like ripping it apart every 7 tanks to put new diffs in. Get anything but the chaos.
Old 04-06-2008, 09:09 PM
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It's a great guide but some one still needs to update
Old 10-05-2008, 05:46 PM
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man , I just seen this thead and had to reply ! several years ago I began buying rcs (rcns just the coolest thing on earth ) I swear I had everything and still have a few from the rc18b-t , minit&b , mlst2( what a huge pain but when running good lots of fun ) , m18 , mini quakes and several other minis all within a year ... nothing was as fast , durable and cool as my brushless rc18b , just my feelings on minis that I had to share ... I wish to this day and probably will forever that I wouldnt have ever got rid of her ...
Old 10-05-2008, 06:09 PM
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Yeah I had a Mini-T at one time that I traded on here to get into helis and I wish I never let her go. But I bounced back and got two mini-t's now. One brushless and the other is just a roller that needs a motor. I'll probably use that one for spares once I start breaking stuff. But yeah, so much fun and I think now that I have another mini, I'll never let her go. 1/18 cars/trucks are the best. Thank god for RC hahahaha
Old 10-05-2008, 10:15 PM
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Iv been racing 1/8 gas for a few now and just seemed like my mini days were so much easier from prep time to just getting bout for some speed laps in a parking lot ... the 1/8 racing very sophisticated but fun as well ... right now the only mini I have and is awsome is my tekin8000 mini baja and have all to convert to minit ... I need to replace the esc , that things a blast ...
Old 10-19-2008, 12:34 PM
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Thanks, nice thread.
Old 11-17-2008, 07:39 PM
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What about the min Slayer and brushless E-Revo from Traxxas? Both look fantastic. 1/16 scale.
Old 11-18-2008, 08:42 AM
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What about the min Slayer and brushless E-Revo from Traxxas? Both look fantastic. 1/16 scale.
What about them?
Old 11-28-2008, 05:08 PM
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A buddy of mine said he just read in one of the latest mags, that Traxxas was coming out with a 1/16th brushless Revo (?). Anyone read or heard about this?
Old 11-28-2008, 07:26 PM
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Yup, was discussed about a month ago.
Trucks aren't due till Feb. 09
Old 11-28-2008, 08:26 PM
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Makes sense I wasn't aware. Haven't been keeping up with the forums in quite a while.
Old 12-20-2008, 01:08 AM
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http://www.nitrorcx.com/ another good site for mini's
Old 01-29-2009, 01:22 PM
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i was wondering what is the better of these two minis the duratrax vendetta st or the duratrax mini quake. I wanna know if you can switch either one to brushless and which one is hands down better all around. i dont want any other brand but duratrax.
Old 02-19-2009, 05:33 AM
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Loads of great advice here - thanks.

As a complete newbie to RC cars I bought a cheap and cheerful Radline 1:24 Detour truggy and I have to say I was surprised at its ability for such a small machine. The good news though is I now have the bug to get something bigger and better......next a 1:18 electric - one day the Petrol Baja
Old 02-24-2009, 07:40 PM
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The mini erevo is sick.
Old 02-25-2009, 04:56 PM
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Just checked out that site you recommeded TRX1 and it is a useful site but I am based in the UK and was looking for someone over here. I decided to use [link=http://www.radiocontrolledmachines.com]Radio Controlled Cars[/link] and have not been let down so far.

Any other tips of what not to buy for nitro newbie is very welcome, thanks
Old 09-22-2009, 04:26 PM
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the list need updated, the MQ isnt on the DTX site anymore
Old 11-23-2009, 06:17 PM
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Default RE: So you want a mini....

Add the Traxxas mini's and the new RC18 short course truck...........
The VXL versions haul...... and there are brushed RTR versions of both at about $200...... the Mini E-Revo is a TANK.........
Old 03-15-2010, 08:13 AM
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Bump for an update.
Old 03-28-2010, 08:16 PM
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another bump for an update please great info here but there has been alot of new mini's on the scene lately
Old 04-08-2010, 08:58 PM
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Default RE: So you want a mini....

I dont think the Losi micro crawler was mentioned, or the mini crawler. Heres a video of my micro on a homemade track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiKmFU5Qo-M
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:58 PM
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Wow great info, just wondering if you could give any info on my 12 Mini Hyper ST 1:12 RTR nitro mini Truggy. My limited manuel tells me that its by Ho Bao, but iv found out it comes from ofna.....I think. The Engine is a Mac-Star .12, any good? Thanks
Old 07-07-2010, 10:51 PM
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Wow great info, just wondering if you could give any info on my 12 Mini Hyper ST 1:12 RTR nitro mini Truggy. My limited manuel tells me that its by Ho Bao, but iv found out it comes from ofna.....I think. The Engine is a Mac-Star .12, any good? Thanks
Hobao and ofna are the same company. I have the same trug, but converted to electric. Engine should push this little trug around fineee.

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