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Getting back into rc cars, looking for a kit suggestion

Old 03-18-2020, 08:13 AM
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Default Getting back into rc cars, looking for a kit suggestion

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Back in the 80s I started with a Tamiya grasshopper, then an original rc10. Since I have some time on my hands I'm looking to build a new car but idk what I should start with, truck, short course, buggy etc

I don't really want a rtr, I want a project

I'd like something to run around a fairly flat dirt field quickly. Maybe let the dogs chase it for excercise.

Seems like the SC are .ore for turf. Maybe a buggy? A lot of those seem like older designs they have been making since the 80s.

Budget I don't know, maybe 300ish for the kit before radios and such? I really don't know any of the brands or types out there these days. Thanks
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so you're looking for a 2WD 1/10 Buggy?

Check out PR Racing, they have a very wide range of 1/10 kits to choose from and they offer a really good bang for the buck.

I have a few review threads here for some of their 4WD platforms to give you an idea of the quality you get from the brand:
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Either a 2 or a 4. For my purposes I'd imagine 2 is just fine but 4 is a little cooler. 1/10 for sure
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Check out that 401-LW I linked above, I think that's an excellent low budget option that is based on an older design which is forward compatible so you'll have long term parts support, great balance for someone who doesn't need to have all the current options that are needed to be competitive.
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Originally Posted by bill_delong View Post
Check out that 401-LW I linked above, I think that's an excellent low budget option that is based on an older design which is forward compatible so you'll have long term parts support, great balance for someone who doesn't need to have all the current options that are needed to be competitive.
Ok, thanks!
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Check out that 401-LW I linked above, I think that's an excellent low budget option that is based on an older design which is forward compatible so you'll have long term parts support, great balance for someone who doesn't need to have all the current options that are needed to be competitive.
Ordered one, I'll give it a shot. Is it worth installing a brushless motor you think?
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Congrats, enjoy the build!

Yes I would go with brushless if it were me, for a decent entry level setup I would consider this combo here:

HobbyStar 60A ESC + 3900KV Motor + Program Card

I would also consider this battery too:
E-Speed 100C-5Ah Shorty
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Parts for the 401LW can be found here:
https://vendettahobbies.com/product-...-racing-parts/

Use the search tool for any specific part you need using the part number provided in the user manual, many of the 401R parts are forward compatible too!





For example here are the out drives:
https://vendettahobbies.com/product/...2pcs-66481106/

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thanks, made it to ten posts, now I can post pics.

broke some more stuff today, so it's good timing
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here are some more places to get parts besides Vendetta:

https://shop.thercproshop.com/pr-rac...parts/sb401_lw

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https://www.nemoracingusa.com/collections/pr-racing
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thanks!

running into stuff is getting expensive. It's almost worth it to buy a second kit for parts at the rate I'm going. I also went with a 28t pinion and might go to a 32 for some more top end. At least try it, then I can hit stuff faster, I guess.
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hi peevee i pm you ok mugey

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