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Old 12-16-2012, 08:24 PM
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Default Truggy Electric?



Looking for some advice any help would be greatly appreciated.

Want to purchase first electric r/ctruggynot sure what brands to consider.

-Beginner with no experience driving or building.
- Primary areas of useback yard,park.
-Bash only.
-Budget $250
- Scale 1/10
- Electric
- Would liketo be able to replace parts.
- Would consider Kit or RTR.
-Comfortable with making repairs

Thanks in advance for any input,

Rob

Old 12-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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Default RE: Truggy Electric?

Truggies are typically 1/8 scale and most electric ones are just converted nitros, however there are some purpose made electrics out there.
With a budget of 250 you will struggle as typically they don't come with batteries or chargers
I'm willing to be wrong though
Old 12-17-2012, 03:29 AM
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Answer above is good. There is no cheap way to get an electric racing truggy (probably just a minor terminology error on your part, don't worry, many people do it, a 'truggy' is a serious dedicated race machine). Electric truggies are indeed always 1/8th scale and are basically the pinnacle of the surface hobby (my opinion). Figure $500 minimum just for a cheap kit and cheap electronics (even if you buy an RTR) and more for batteries and charger. Imagine, my Xray truggy which is a high quality kit, together with high quality electronics cost me over $1000 to build.

For something along the lines you mention, you could consider this...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-w-24GHz-Radio

It is great value for money, and although you said no racing, if you changed your mind, this car has a highly active class and is highly capable right out of the box. It's a well established platform from a well established brand, you will have no trouble at all finding spares, upgrades and customer service. there may be a few other models that fit your requirements and budget, but I doubt I would recommend any of them over this particular car.
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Thanks for the quick reply and recommendation, it's a huge help in trying to navigate thesea of options out here. You're 100% correct it's a terminology error...rookie mistake. Is the 2wdT.A. T.41 truck able to handle varied outdoor terrain grass, sand etc.? Thanks
Old 12-18-2012, 12:06 AM
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No RCs really like grass unless its very short, but the rest, sure, as long as its not TOO bumpy, it is a fairly small car. Bottom line you won't have to go far to find somewhere it will run really well, and it will be great for going up and down the street, jumping over speed humps etc. The suspension has plenty of articulation, and it's made to jump and tumble as it would on a track. Of course being 2wd it will be slightly more challenging to drive than a 4wd.

If you would rather try a 4wd (and also a fractionally bigger and more capable platform, though still 1/10th), you could look out for a Hyper TT. I say 'look out' because its current future is uncertain. Previously distributed in the US under the OFNA brand, were two good quality Taiwanese marques, Hong Nor and Hobao. Whenever you see 'OFNA', you know its one of these two original brands. Anyway, OFNA sold the distribution rights for Hobao (but not Hong Nor) recently to HPI (the biggest name in the hobby in the US), and the Hyper range of cars all fall under the Hobao brand originally. Since that happened, the Hyper TT has disappeared from my favorite hobby shops, though I hope this is temporary while HPI decides what to do with their latest brand acquisition. It is 4wd, as close to a 'truggy' as a 1/10th can be, a consummate basher and a strong cheap car. It even has a chassis layout identical to a real 1/8th truggy despite being a 1/10th.

If you can find a Hyper TT second hand in good condition, with a reasonable brushless motor setup, you will be thrilled with the car. Definitely the most versatile platform for the money. But I take nothing away from the Associated T4 which has earned its status over many years of being simply a 'great' car.
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Default RE: Truggy Electric?

1/8th scale truggies are alot of fun, one of the things i like most about a truggy is it has the ability to go anywhere, Bash well, race well, whereas buggies seem to be more for the racer's and do not bash as well [Advertising link removed by mods.]

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