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Old 11-06-2010, 07:47 AM
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i am thinking of getting an Thunder Tiger Phoenix BX II 2WD Buggy but i can't find the specs or the top speed on the internet could you please help? Also does it come with a uk charger.
Old 11-06-2010, 01:43 PM
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Well, I hope you like searching for the info on it. You will have that much trouble buying parts for it as well... Get something you can atleast find on the internet man... You will brake it, and you will need parts for it... Don't shoot yourself in the foot this early into the hobby man. Take my advice and thank me later.
Old 11-06-2010, 01:50 PM
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Well, I hope you like searching for the info on it. You will have that much trouble buying parts for it as well... Get something you can atleast find on the internet man... You will brake it, and you will need parts for it... Don't shoot yourself in the foot this early into the hobby man. Take my advice and thank me later.
agree best bet is get something with a good parts supply near you if your new to the hobby.
Now if you have like 9 RC's like me its not a huge issue if it takes awhile for parts to come, like sometimes I have to wait 2-3 weeks for a delivery on one of my RC's, or if the parts are hard to locate.

BTW most RTR RC's tha come with charger need better chargers, cause the bricks they come with are crap. I'd get a Lipo capable charger right off the bat if I were you. Instead of buying a NiMh charger, than having to buy a lipo one down the line, and spending more cash.
Old 11-06-2010, 04:16 PM
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yeah ! I found a Maverick Strada XB 1/10 RTR Electric Buggy on http://www.hpiracing.co.uk/piw.php?partNo=MV12201I can find parts for that and its a better deal. I want some advice on how to not crash it!!! LOL
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Oh come on now guys, You all now tower is carrying the parts for that car and any hobby shop can get them for you.


Bone stock your looking at about 22-25 mph with a decent nimh battery. I have the brushless version and trips into the thirtys are easily done on 2s lipo.

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He is in the U.K. man.... Just wanted to make sure he doesn't buy something and not be able to have the parts ready. You know just as well as I do, when your bashing around and snap am arm or link, you want that bad boy fixed pretty quick.
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He is in the U.K. man.... Just wanted to make sure he doesn't buy something and not be able to have the parts ready. You know just as well as I do, when your bashing around and snap am arm or link, you want that bad boy fixed pretty quick.
agree.

Looking though http://www.modelsport.co.uk has that RC in stock. Not sure if they carry the parts though seeing I dunno any part #'s to check
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just noticed the UK thing. Sorry

That said , being in the UK he shouldnt have any trouble scoring parts either. Thunder tiger is way more popular across the pond than here.

I would try fusion hobbies. I have bought from them with out any issues.
Old 11-06-2010, 06:08 PM
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Oh wow, he might be in luck then...
Old 11-07-2010, 04:22 AM
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Thanks every one but i will get a Strada XB 1/10 RTR Electric Buggy from http://www.hpiracing.co.uk/as it comes with everything and i can get spare parts from tc models ,see there website http://www.tctrans.co.uk/. So thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hope you enjoy it .

On another note, I had no idea HPI sold HSP models ?
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Here in America, Traxxas or HPI would be a way to go. No idea about UK.
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Here in America, Traxxas or HPI would be a way to go. No idea about UK.
Support for both is un-rivalled, with the exception of Tamiya.

Ages ago I had a Savage, no probs. Traxxas UK is literally two miles from me. I've never had a part not arrive the next day. That is a big deal for me.

Then its Tamiya, where I can get anything from Time Tunnel Models almost always inside 7 days.

After that with Losi, Associated and the other high quality manufacturers, it's mostly 3rd part suppliers but you can get most parts most of the time.

After that.. especially with the cheaper stuff... lap of the gods as to whether it's in stock or not, even if you can find it its almost always on back order. That's the thing to watch out for. Back order can take weeks.

GL orcbreath

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