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Old 01-22-2007, 07:10 AM
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hi all you must get this question all the time so sorry but i am just about to buy a nitro remote rc car and wanted to know what you recomend i want somthing that is very fast and my budget is around £350.00 about $665.00 what do you reckon
Old 01-22-2007, 07:41 AM
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Default RE: fastest

Most importantly what do your local model shops carry parts for?

On-road, off-road, buggy, truck, four wheel drive, two wheel drive, will it be raced, jumped etc etc?

You'll need to be more specific telling us what you're looking for
Old 01-22-2007, 07:55 AM
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sorry im after a on road car somthing like for example the (Schumacher Nitro Fusion 21) there are lots of model shops in london so parts are not a problem i after these 5 things

big engine 21 or above
on road application
nitro
top speed 70+
scale 1:10 or bigger

many thanks
Old 01-22-2007, 09:43 AM
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Are you gonna race it?
Old 01-22-2007, 10:55 AM
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Default RE: fastest

Ofna HYPER 7 is big but wont do 70+

Traxxas 4Tec 3.3 will do 70+ but is not really a racer .

The Schumacher you mentioned is a bad ***** ride , why not get it ?

Kyosho also makes a couple of nice road cars .

The Inferno GT is 1/8 and .28 powered , the FW-05T is 1/10 .15 powered . Havent heard of any top speeds though .
Old 01-22-2007, 03:05 PM
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to be honest, i would like to see someone get 70mph with any out of the box car with no mods, just well tuned without blowing the engine.

don't be attracted by top speed. it gets boring very quickly especially with the repair pills that come as a result of it.

but the schumacher is a very good car, fast, handles ok and is all round fun. the engine is very easy to tune (i used to have a 21xtr3e which has the same engine, notice the used to)

how much expierience do you have with rc's?
Old 01-22-2007, 05:15 PM
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The fusion is a kick ass car and lightning quick but it is no way a beginer car its just to quick

i own a few schumacher cars xtr swift menace rascal and had a fusion and there all stupid quick (exept the swift)

if you do opt for a fusion be warned one wrong move at high speed and you will need a whole new car

After hitting a stone and crashing in second gear mine needed

1 wheel
Fuel tank
New spur gear set
4 new wishbones
3 driveshafts
A shell
2 shock towers
2 shock absorbers
Full replacement chassis
1 steering servo
A new engine head

it carried on flipping for ages disintergrating as it went[]

after looking at the parts cost on ebay and the model shops it was probably cheaper to buy a whole new car so i ended up stripping what was salvageable and selling the parts on ebay
i should of really got some photys but i dident think at the time lol
Old 01-22-2007, 06:06 PM
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cen has one but i forgot the model number. it does 73. have you thought about the traxxas jato 3.3
Old 01-22-2007, 11:13 PM
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get the fusion or cen racing ct4s/5 if you want flat out speed, in stock form
Old 01-23-2007, 01:39 PM
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ok thanks for all your help i think iam going to buy the (Schumacher Nitro Fusion 21) just before i do is there anything that you lot think is faster

thanks
Old 01-23-2007, 01:47 PM
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not really. there are dragsters and on road racers but both are very specific and very expensive
Old 01-23-2007, 05:21 PM
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Default RE: fastest

I understand the alure of more speed. The thing is, for a total newbie, it's not always the best thing.
IMHO, you'ld be better off with something a bit slower and more durable to learn on. Believe me, it may not be real hard but, driving an RC, especially at high speeds does take a bit of practice.
Very fast sppeds can get boring and expensive very quickly. Go 70 one way, turn around, do 70 back...might be impressive but after a couple runs, well you've done it all, ya'know. Oh and be very careful at 70 because one tiny correction can mean a 70 mph tumble and roll and tumble and roll and a very big hole in the wallet to make repairs. The plus side of that is a couple crashes and you will know how to work on your car.
Old 01-24-2007, 06:56 AM
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youll love the fusion while its running and its a real head turner bombing along at those speeds but finding places to run it is a pain
It has to be as flat as possible with no stones as stones may be small but they make great take off ramps at high speed

personally i think you would be beter off with the menace you can take it and do some light off roading and it still has a stupid high top end for carpark fun

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