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Best for me basher

Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 PM
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Default Best for me basher

Please disregard all my previous post on this subject. This will hopefully be my last one before the purchase lol. So I'm stuck between three RC's... They are in the poll above. I will be running them all on lipos. I'm not a racer, just a basher, so racing setup is not in my interest. I want something with good speed, durability, and can handle all surfaces. These are all RTR for under $400. Suggestions please!
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Out of those, I would get the ofna lx2e but in kit form for $200. It is 1/8 scale so it should be tougher than the other 2, part support should be ok too (depending where you live).

The problem is that you are comparing a 1/8 buggy with a 1/10 buggy with a 1/10 shortcourse truck. Something to consider is how and where you will drive it. Do you plan on doing jumps, speed runs, rough terrain stuff, do you drive in small spaces or do you have lots of room? What looks the coolest to you, are tires cheap?
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If you are just bashing, and not looking to race and be competitive, grab the OFNA. Good bang-for-the-buck there
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how come we can't vote?
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I fixed the poll to never expire.

At the risk of sounding cutting, this is really a no-brainer. The LX2e will be the INFINITELY superior basher out of those 3, not to mention the most powerful and the best handling.

1/8th is a whole other level compared to the smaller scales, it really is.
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If you can save up more get the kit

Ofna LX2e kit $200
Hobbywing XERUN 150A ESC/2000kv Motor $180
Flysky 2.4ghz Radio System $25
Savox 1258tg Servo $70

It adds up to $475, but you get higher quality electronics that can handle up to 6s LiPo, A reliable steering servo that won't mysteriously die one day and 2.4ghz radio. If you already have a radio/receiver than that makes it even better to get the kit (which comes 80% built)

The Hobbywing system on 6s will destroy anything 1/10 scale
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So it seems most of you are leaning toward the LX2e lol. I don't want to get the kit, it's still out of my price range. I have two kids so I don't want to spend that kind of money on somehting I MAY not be able to run that often. How would the stock system run in the RTR version on 4s?
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Like nothing you've ever run before.
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Awesome. It says it has a 1900kv motor and a 90amp ESC. Can that handle 4s lipo?

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With comfort. I'd start with an 18t pinion on that setup and see where I needed to go from there.

Servo will be your only concern. I doubt you'll ever want to go 6S in a buggy, save that shizz for monsters and truggies, it just isn't needed for buggies.
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Almost any 1/8th on 4S will destroy anything 1/10 scale
Fixed that for ya.
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It comes stock with a 14T mod, so i'll probably just get a 16t and 18t to get it just right. Here is where my laziness come in lol. I need lipos with deans connectors. I want to get them from hobbyking, but I am no good at soldering AT ALL. Any sites that have cheap quality lipos like that with deans already on them?
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Nope.
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Well looks like I am getting more pricey lipos, or soldering lol. I mean I know how to solder, it's just easier to get lipos with connectors already on them in my opinion.

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I'm saying nothing.

















































learn to solder for the love of God, or be a failure forever. :P
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learn to solder for the love of God, or be a failure forever. :P
Definitely a useful skill to get good with. IMO, having a good soldering station that has the wattage you need really helps. After getting my Hakko fx888 I downright enjoy soldering.
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This is true, many folks who think soldering is tricky or a pain in the butt, are using weak irons. I am NOT an advocate of getting some crazy 100W plus iron, but something around 35W or higher is kinda minimum requirement for 10AWG wire as found on our batteries (usually, some use 12, some use 8). 8AWG is a REAL pain in the butt and does need a hot iron (or great skills), which in turn risks damage to what you're soldering if you aren't good and quick.

I can 'just' get a plug onto 8AWG, with much crying and swearing, and it ain't pretty, using my usual 26W iron, but I wouldn't recommend it to an amateur.

So I rambled again...tl;dr=get a 40W iron and soldering is easy.
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Yea I have a cheap soldering iron. It was my dads and I guarantee it only cost probably $10 bucks lol. so it does not do very well. but you are right, if I could get the solder to stick to the plug and then get the wire to it, bam, good to go. but it won't work with this iron. so I am making sacrafices buy possibly buying more expensive lipos lol
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I could not get the solder to flow on my 10awg esc wires,

tried three or four different soldering irons, right up to 100w,

All would take too long to heat the tip of the wires and heat would then travel up the entire
wire to the extent where the wire got soo warm it couldnt be held,

also my deans plugs would near melt by the time a 100w iron would heat just the tips,
as I'd have to keep the heat on for extended periods of time to get the solder to flow,

I then bought this real cheap chinese soldering iron,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200W-Solde...item27bc754205

I can put deans on my 8awg turnigy lipos with ease now and with out the entire wire getting hot,

2-3 seconds heats the 8awg wires to allow solder to flow and the same with deans connectors,

It's now soo easy to solder I no longer have to look at what connectors will be coming on my lipos, esc's etc,
As I can now very easily swap them out in a few mins,

I listened to people saying that soldering 8 and 10awg was possible with a 40w iron,
This may be so but I sure as hell couldn't do it, everything would just heat up too much for me to work with a low watt iron,

Not enough Heat is 99% of the issues I was having before buying a cheap 200w iron,

I just lay the iron on a heat resistant surface and hold the wire or deans plug to be soldered too the heat rather than trying to juggle,
3 things trying to get the item soldered,

Just my experience
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Just some of the things I soldered since getting the 200w iron.

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Back on topic,

Out of the 3 RC's you listed,

the lx2e is what I'd choose, I just recently got rid of my ofna lx2 nitro buggy,

The plastics are tough and the layout easy to work on,

I crashed mine flat out and head on into into a concrete kerb, no plastics were broken but the chassis needed a tweak,
but the buggy was still driving,

The weakest part of the lx2 has to be the steering servo, mine went out after around 10 tanks of fuel,

Other than that they are a good buggy for the money,


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Would two 25c 5000mah lipos hooked up to be 4s be enough to push this car? Or is a higher c rating needed? Something like 30-40c?
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25C would be the absolute minimum, I would shoot for a 30-40C for sure if you can.
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Looks like I will be getting HobbyKing Lipos and some deans connectors lol
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30C in a buggy will be fine (I wouldn't recommend 25C, except for 6000mAh+)but if you want to be able to use them in a truggy (or monster) in the future, you would be well advised to go 40C plus.

My 40C zippies are starting to swell noticeably after some truggy running, and they are 40C, they have also lost a fair amount of punch in about 100 cycles, which is why I will be buying Nanotechs the next time.

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