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Old 10-27-2008, 11:11 AM
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Hi guys.
Im new to the forums and was wondering what people thought of himoto?
I currently have a python xv3. Great car great fun.
Old 10-27-2008, 03:18 PM
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I think they are a cheap brand. I bet this is your 1st car, or else the Himoto would be a joke if you get a Losi, Associated, HPI, or Traxxas.
Old 10-27-2008, 03:28 PM
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Ud be correct.
They are cheap on paper but it is great to drive. It handles well and has a great top speed.
Its easy to get spare parts, they are easily upgraded and as you say this doesnt come at a massive price.
Some people like them some dont.
I do
Old 10-27-2008, 05:05 PM
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I have to agree with Python here.

I never buy parts at my LHS, so buying cheap parts for my cheap truck online is no different than buying parts for my MGT! LHS support is gone for many people on this site now.
Old 10-27-2008, 05:09 PM
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Low grade parts - flexible plastic, non-hardened aluminum, soft plastic gears

Poor castings - gears are rough and oversized

Poor designs - gear ratios are too low, shocks leak like a seive

Poor aesthetics - the aluminum parts are all different colors

Good adjustability - comes with threaded tie rods

Poor electronics - incompatible with any other companies gear, delayed servo response, not much range

Good handling - likely due to low speed (anything handles good at 10 mph)

Poor parts availability - like my LHS would really carry replacement parts

Poor aftermarket - who makes hop-ups? (Who would hop one up, anyway?)
Old 10-27-2008, 05:25 PM
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ORIGINAL: python661

Hi guys.
Im new to the forums and was wondering what people thought of himoto?
I currently have a python xv3. Great car great fun.
If you think that is a great RC, you have not tried one of Himoto's better products, their MegaP. If you pony up the money for anotehr RC, try their MegaP, you will definitely (in the words of their ads) feel the difference. Nor will you be disappointed. Go look at the Himoto forum and check out the craze that MegaP is providing. The nice thing is where the python costs like $180 USD (I do not know the exchange rate in pounds), you can get Himoto's other buggy, the MXB, for lite $200 USD, not too much more.

Himoto's own forum here in RCU:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_493/tt.htm

Old 10-27-2008, 05:46 PM
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The XV3 is quite new so I dont think Ill be upgradeing yet.
But thanks for the heads up
Old 10-27-2008, 07:07 PM
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They do make some nice ones but product or customer support isnt that great wich may not be an issue for the experienced,but if youre new product/costomer support may be something you need from time to time until you figure it out

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