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Elmo187
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« on: February 05, 2010, 04:52:08 AM »

i've been wanting to either build or buy a turn-key one for years now. i am a first-timer. so, i'm just a bit confused on what i should get since there's so many choices.

i've been mostly interested in the drift and race cars. they also have to be fairly cheap, but not TOO cheap. at least $100-$200. also, i've been looking at 1/10th and 1/8th.

so if you guys could please recommend me some brands and show me to some reliable websites (preferrably ones where i can purchase online), it would be much appreciated.

thank you guys in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 10:27:18 AM »

So far, I've found that the HPI Sprint 2 Drift 1/10th cars are great ready-to-run drift cars with lots of accessories

http://www.hpiracing.com/drift/
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 11:12:16 AM »

get a 4 tec. dead reliable. very easy to work on and easy to start. a little pricey though
[
youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_dXYGp7w8E[/youtube]

if i were to go back in time, i would have gotten what my neighbor had, a HPI savage

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_frWRHF75Cc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_frWRHF75Cc</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VSKzbOsMY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VSKzbOsMY</a>
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 02:43:16 PM »

So far, I've found that the HPI Sprint 2 Drift 1/10th cars are great ready-to-run drift cars with lots of accessories

http://www.hpiracing.com/drift/

so where would i purchase one? that website is hard to navigate. it says there's a cart for purchasing items, but it doesn't show where you can add things to the cart.

racer, on-road, not off-road.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 05:33:43 PM »


Try this place. This is the original store i was going to order one at because they let you choose a wider selection of bodies when you order your Sprint 2 Drift
http://yhst-90871347430291.stores.yahoo.net/rc-drift-cars-electric-rc-drift-cars-hpi-sprint-2-drift-sport-rtr-custom-electric-rc-drift-cars.html
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 12:04:35 AM »

would it be cheaper just to build one? because clear bodies are pretty cheap on that website.

if it is, what would you guys recommend for an electric motor and chassis?
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 10:53:01 AM »

http://toys.shop.ebay.com/Radio-Control-Vehicles-/117015/i.html?Type=Cars%252FOn%252DRoad&Fuel%2520Source=Gas%252C%2520Nitro&LH_Price=100..200@c&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A2564&_catref=1&_dmpt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&_mPrRngCbx=1&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 06:27:39 PM »

[
youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_dXYGp7w8E[/youtube]

if i were to go back in time, i would have gotten what my neighbor had, a HPI savage

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_frWRHF75Cc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_frWRHF75Cc</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VSKzbOsMY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VSKzbOsMY</a>


Ok I have some questions/comments here too.

First, I WISH  I could do that shit in a real car. That is better than sex.

Second, are these electric or gas?

Next, I think one of these would solve NASA's problem of gazillion dollar machines that never work for about, what, $500 bones? NASA! Hey! Over here! Have a look you rocket scientists!

And lastly, these vids are beating the shit out of these cars. Do you have to drop serious coin to replace them after all that abuse?
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 02:30:31 AM »

The amount of nitromethane in the fuel is typically about 20% but could be anywhere in the 10% to 40% range or higher. Nitro RCs are sometimes referred to as gas-powered, or gas RCs; however, unless it is a true gasoline engine with a spark plug (some very large scale RC cars and aircraft) then you should not use regular gasoline or diesel fuel in the RC. Engines that use nitro fuel have a glow plug. Similar to a spark plug, the glow plug is so named because a filament inside the plug glows when the plug is hot. An engine with a glow plug is commonly called a glow engine.

you have ez start

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jbnrcpDTmQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jbnrcpDTmQ</a>

and pull start

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQZJ9cishJg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQZJ9cishJg</a>

as far as maintenance wise, these are the BASIC tools you would need



as far as parts, heres a list of parts from highest to lowest cost.

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=traxxis+t+maxx+parts&ved=0CCMQrQQwAg&show=dd&scoring=pd&sa=N&lnk=next&start=10
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 06:36:50 AM »

would it be cheaper just to build one? because clear bodies are pretty cheap on that website.

if it is, what would you guys recommend for an electric motor and chassis?
You can also order the HPI S2D cars in kits and build them yourself. But, from what I know the HPI is the best out-of-the-box rc drift car, and nearly every hobby shop carries HPI parts.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 11:23:25 AM »

Building your own, no no no.
Spare parts? You always break stuff!

I would actually recommend a Traxxas car.

They are not the cars for the serious offroader but more for the one who wants to drive around for fun.
They are the best cars on the market and the most loved brand out there. Atleast in Sweden.

I would recommend any traxxas cars, and if you are buying a Traxxas Rustler, please link it here because the first version was made in 1994 so I can make sure you are going for the latest version (always the best).
But a fun car for bashing and playing on track and that is fast on the street is no doubt a Traxxas Slash 4x4.
With 3s LiPo you can do 60+mph.

Ask me if you have any questions!
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 11:00:30 PM »

i purchased the Tuner Drift Electric. it was the cheapest and its a Lexus SC400/Toyota Soarer lol. lets just hope the throttle doesn't stick. *rim shot


i'll get pictures of it when it comes in. maybe even some video.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 04:56:31 AM »

If it's the Exceed/Redcat brand you'll probably want your money back. A guy that works at the hobby shop said that you won't find hardly any parts for those cars, and cheap is an understatement. He said Exceed is a Chinese company that pretty much copied a design and threw it out on the market to make a quick buck
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 05:09:32 AM »

well shit. i went for that because it was in my price range at the cheapest price. most HPIs were 250.

how would i know if it's the Exceed brand?
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 04:05:57 PM »

NEVER never never never never never NEVER buy anything cheap that is RC.
NEVER!
That is rules #1!
Never a cheap car just to save some money because it's a waste so that car will probably have the slowest engine ever, everything so plastic that you will vomit ...
Sorry but you should have posted here about it first ...
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