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Old 03-09-2013, 01:46 PM
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Default Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Any suggestions?
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

King motor baja I have the buggy and it is a very nice car .. Some people have had bad experiences with them but some people have had bad experiences with any brand of car..Buggy starts around $500
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Or find a used one.km are good too..my friend have one and it's just as good as the oRiginal one.just replace the bRokeN parts with the oRiginal one.
Old 03-09-2013, 05:29 PM
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

i'm getting a turnigy/smartech/nutech thunderbolt soon, so I will chime in on that when I run it
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

the nutechs for 700 are only kits i think..
Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Check out the link below. This is the truck I bought. Lots of ideas. Videos too.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11402870/tm.htm
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Thanks for the ideas guys

I've already had a km Baja 5b and 5t, so not looking for another Baja,

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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

IMO, I wouldn't buy used unless you are familiar with the platform, otherwise you will spend most of your time on forums asking for help once you break something. So that being said, there is Redcat, Turnigy, KM, Rovan, and Nutech that cost around or are less than $700. Also, were you looking for off-road or on-road, 2WD or 4WD?
Old 03-10-2013, 09:11 AM
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Not even sure, just want something I've not run before,

Where has the cheapest price on the redcat rampage?

Not the xt I was looking at the mt5
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The MT is listed at $799
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here are some to check out....

[link=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-5-FS-RACING-5SC-SHORT-COURSE-BRUSHLESS-RC-CAR-4WD-DESERT-TRUCK-FREE-CHARGER-/150689093300?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item2315c516b4]FS SCT Brushless[/link]

[link=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-5-KING-KONG-30cc-PETROL-RACING-OFFROAD-MONSTER-TRUCK-/150609182345?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item231101be89]King Kong 30cc MT[/link]

[link=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HSP-1-5-Scale-Fable-RC-Buggy-Brushless-Twin-LI-PO-Electric-4WD-Radio-Control-RTR-/221151036184?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item337da10318]HSP Buggy brushless[/link]

[link=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STR-1-5-RC-TRUCK-28cc-TITAN-4WD-2-4Ghz-Petrol-RTR-OFF-Road-Nutech-/320845262914?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item4ab3de3042]STR 28cc MT[/link]

[link=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GIANT-1-5-th-Scale-Brushless-4x4-Truck-Ready-to-Run-Dual-Lipos-Included-2-4ghz-/321072743247?pt=US_Radio_Control_Control_Line&hash=item4ac16d434f]Brushless SCT[/link]

there was allso a 1/5bike? lol
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ORIGINAL: badboy2

the nutechs for 700 are only kits i think..
hobbyking sells the thunderbolt V1 for $300 RX-ready with turnigy's name on it. smartech must have liquidated the last of em' word is that most all nutech parts fit the smartech, but the smartech has a weaker engine and the diffs aren't as good.
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for the 400 you save buying a tb1 you're way better off buying the nutech tb2 or tb3...you will swallow up the 400 in milliseconds on buying the tb1...
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Hobby King 4WD FG?

[link]http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19348__HobbyKing_4WD_Big_Monster_1_5th_Scale_Tru ck_ARR_USA_Warehouse_.html[/link]
Old 03-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Already have one running on 8s and 730kv motor.
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http://www.nitrorcx.com/72c-dallas-5...-blue-rtr.html
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

now that's new...not the exceed's but wasn't the hannibal originally on the MT5 chassis?...it's on the dungrunner chassis now...
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ORIGINAL: mooman007uk

for the 400 you save buying a tb1 you're way better off buying the nutech tb2 or tb3...you will swallow up the 400 in milliseconds on buying the tb1...
got it today, fired up in three pulls, thing is SWEET!

every tank it becomes more and more powerful, yeah the low end bog is there, yeah, the center diff is useless but hey for $300 I could not be more pleased.

honestly I think with a X-can muffler (which i'm getting soon) it should be powerful enough for most needs, and maybe get the new viscus center from the TB2.

these things should be called "pre-assembled" because all the linkages had to be adjusted, but I removed essentially everything to see how she ticks and am pleased to find that nothing was loose and nothing was stripped, so thats a plus.

with a basher you don't need the best of the best to have fun! in fact you don't even need the best to be competitive on a track either!
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

What about these?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Are they that cheap for the wrong reasons?
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

U could build a 1/2 scale for under that.  I did.
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Default RE: Buying 1/5 for under $700?

Well, HobbyKing ain't known for digging in your pocket for all you cash....I have seen these listed for way more elsewhere. BTW, if anyone is looking for a used Nutech version give me a holla, LOL!


ORIGINAL: sparky 25

What about these?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Are they that cheap for the wrong reasons?
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Stay the FAR away from that hobbyking big monster truck. THOSE ARE GARBAGE
The only good thing about those trucks are the engines, and those put out decent power. Youll have to do a ton of work before you even thinking about pulling the cord.
Somewhere in the Giant Scale Cars section there is a trend on that very truck and I went thru a good amount of the issues I had with it such as:

1. An AMAZING amount of stripped screw while trying to tare the truck down
2. Having to tare down 90% of the truck just to correct the belt situation (installed incorrectly from the factory)
3. Having to cut a HUGE hole in the front diff box so the belt would stop rubbing it (SO THE WHEELS COULD MOVE)
4. Horrifically bad steering servos
5. One of the tires was made so badly, you could touch the side wall and it would rip apart

Simply put, it may be cheap, but its one of the worst purchases you'll make. Then have fun trying to resale it [:@]
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Yeah, that Big Monster Truck looked promising for the price as it was a FG clone but as you stated, it was poo...
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Ghost Rider Quad

$400 49cc quad
$100 servos
$50 receiver
$50 cables and hardware
$100 Second hand Manikin

$700.......

or

1/4 Trail Jeep

$150 2nd hand powerwheels Jeep
$200 2x EZrun combos or..... 500w scooter motors and controlers
$50 receiver
$100 2nd hand Manikin
$200 custom 4 link suspension?

[8D][8D][8D][8D]


Ive started both of those projects but never got anywhere, I got a quad from ebay, but ended up selling it because it looked to top heavy. ive still got the powerwheels jeep just havent had the cast to get the electrics. one day....
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this is the one I got. In the 2nd pic u can see I converted it to 4 motors, but that dident last long. I found it keept flicking the circuit breaker and the wires were getting way to hot. and it was to hard for the kids to turn when driving. So now its back to just 2 motors

imagine it with 4 link suspension and some pneumatic wheels....




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