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If you were going to build an RC truck/car

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Chris(NJ), Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    what brand would you go with? I wouldnt mine doing one from scratch over the next couple of months, just to kill some time. Gas engine would be cool. So which ones are good? I dont know shit about them :p
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    Best advice I can give is start Electric if you aren't experienced. I thought I was an R/c wizard based of my experiences with Electric, I switched to gas and I realized how much maintenance a gas truck requires.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    hm, ok. well, which brands (elec) are worth considering? Do some stand out more than others in terms of quality?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    What are you looking for? A crawler, just something to go fast and bash around with. Traxxas is a good place to start as there ready to run kits come with everything you need to get going.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Just something to take it in the dirt, launch it off some jumps....basically, yea, just bash it around. BUT, I would like to build it. I'd rather not get a pre-built one. I think half of the fun would be building it all up.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    Axial has the Exo which has not been released yet but looks to be very promising. Team Associated also has multiple kits that you could look into. The short course trucks are pretty popular right now and would be a good fit for what you are looking for.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    get a traxxas jato or whatever the electric version is i have never had any electric ones but i love my jato 3.3 its pretty fast but be ready to fix stuff everytime you hit something but they are super fun
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    If u want to build it then the axial exo ia good start. Then go brushless and a 4slipo. You will have crazy power and some decent run time. And hobbyking.com is a good place to get good cheap stuff.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    Slash 4x4 Brushless or an Emaxx brushless are both very powerful from the box and are great to bash with!
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    Yeah the emaxx with the mambo monster max and a 6slipo. Standing backflips
     
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    I had a vxl rustler re geared with 11.1v 5400mah 3 cell venom that did over 70+. Also my fully aluminum and titanium ball bealling mini-t, that does 65 with a mamba 8000 and a 3 cell 11.v apogee. Or my micro-t all aluminum wide track kit with carbon fiber body and chassis with xceleron 10000 brushless. That thing probably does 35 and its the size of my hand
     
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