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What should my next purchase be?

Old 01-09-2010, 12:05 PM
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Default What should my next purchase be?

So, I've been saving for bit, and am thinking of my next purchase.

Click the 'My Models' link at the bottom to see what I already have. I'm strictly a basher.

Tamiya Boomerang:
Pros: This is the car I wanted when I was a kid. Couldn't afford it, and settled for The Falcon instead. After getting 4WD in the E-Savage, I think I'm done buying 2WD going forward. I love the looks, and I'm sure it'd be fun to drive, even if it is not the highest performer any more. With a brushed power system, I could drive this around all winter.
Cons: Old tech, possible durability issues compared to newer cars. Might be hard to get replacement parts, Tamiya is not good at keeping them in stock for re-released cars.


Kyosho DBX:
Pros: Fast, sexy, brushless from the start, high tech, tough looking. Seems like good parts availability from A-Main Hobbies
Cons: Probably not the best car to drive around in the snow, due to open chassis design with brushless. I'd probably have to wait until spring to really run it.


Brushless Power System for E-Savage:
Pros:Longer runtimes and higher performance on my favorite vehicle
Cons:Again, maybe not an ideal wintertime upgrade for Chicago due to lack of water resistance of ESC and BL motor.


Upgrade E-Savage another way:
(For example, shocks to nice aluminum ones and/or lengthened chassis)
Pros:Will improve favorite truck
Cons:May not be appreciated now, as I don't notice anything missing with the stock car.


Right now, I'm leaning toward the Boomerang, because I've always wanted one and because it could be run in the snow.

What are your thoughts?
Old 01-09-2010, 02:34 PM
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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

Upgrade the E-savage's drivetrain. Its horrible.
Old 01-09-2010, 05:41 PM
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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

The boomerang got my vote.

Even if its not the highest performer you will have fun building the kit and will know how it all gos together to instantly know how to fix something if it goes wrong.

Also, not many people appreciate the stock brushed 540 motor with all the brushless hype, its still actually fun to drive around in the snow with a stock 540 brushed and just potter about instead of almost uncontrolable speeds.

With slower speeds you are more agile and have more time to react, in my opinion= more fun.
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Cons:Again, maybe not an ideal wintertime upgrade for Chicago due to lack of water resistance of ESC and BL motor
I always wondered why they dont have more waterproof setups,I had the slash vxl 1/16 and it was water tight.I used to run it in water,mud etc, Then take the hose to it and never had a problem with the brushless setup,that means it can be done.
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ORIGINAL: redfisher1974

I always wondered why they dont have more waterproof setups,I had the slash vxl 1/16 and it was water tight.I used to run it in water,mud etc, Then take the hose to it and never had a problem with the brushless setup,that means it can be done.
I think the latest wisdom is that the Velineon motor is water resistant too. Along that line of thought, I could buy the Boomerang, build it over a week or two, taking my time. Then, do the Traxxas Power Up option on the Stampede and get the Velineon system for $135. Drop that in the Boomerang, and program a bit of throttle delay to save the gearbox. Put the Tamiya silvercan and 101BK in the Stampede and use it as a loaner vehicle to run with the Lunch Box.

Making the ESCs watertight is a no brainer. Just encapsulate them in epoxy instead of providing a plastic enclosure. Put a little rubber nub over the button, and you're good to go. Waterproofing motors wouldn't be that hard to do in production, but it is a little more challenging to do for the hobbyist afterwards.
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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

Check out the newly released DBX VE Readyset, comes with an Orion brushless system.
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ORIGINAL: redfisher1974

Cons:Again, maybe not an ideal wintertime upgrade for Chicago due to lack of water resistance of ESC and BL motor
I always wondered why they dont have more waterproof setups,I had the slash vxl 1/16 and it was water tight.I used to run it in water,mud etc, Then take the hose to it and never had a problem with the brushless setup,that means it can be done.

Why I made my DF-02 waterproof with traxxas electronics (also shoved a traxxas RX holder box in there)
run it in the snow & slush, bring it in when dead, throw it in shower, and hose it down. Its all sparkly and shiny still just like when it was new

BTW I voted boomerang
Might as well get one now seeing you wanted one as a kid.
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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

Why not get a used boomerang on ebay and then do some other mods to you other stuff.  I think I got a boomerang for $40 shipped RTR a year ago.  You just have to keep an eye out for the good deals.
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ORIGINAL: sheograth

Check out the newly released DBX VE Readyset, comes with an Orion brushless system.
Yep, that is the one I was thinking about. The price is good as a package.
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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

Boomerang for sure!

Might be something I look into come spring time........just don't have the funds ATM. Would really like to build my own and learn all the aspects of the kit.....might take me some time and probably hassling you fine people, but is the route I want to go.

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Default RE: What should my next purchase be?

what i don't get is the big hype about "waterproof" electronics, i run my RX on my chassie my esc is mounted on my rear tower, needless to say with PL badlands outback and an SW4600 combo on 2s things get snowy, and everything is fine, as long as the snow doesn't melt there is no problem, you just gotta be sure to gear a little low, (you're not gunna hit top speed in snow unless you have a 3-400ft shot) and you're temps will be fine, and things will cool down to below freezing or close to it, and if everything is cold the snow won't melt causing water, so there's no problem

and BL motors are water proof http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqMCqeS9LA proof as for ESC's being water proof, its a good thing to do but most are fairly well sealed up but not fully waterproofed, my servo's i'd say they should be the last of you're worries unless you're going under water with them...

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