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BallarDe
04-17-2004, 05:55 PM
I am new to this whole R/C thing. I have been reading a lot about the different cars, trucks and buggys. I decided that I want a Buggy, the XTM X-Terminator. Is HobbiePeople.net a reliable place to purchase this vehicle. I see this web page all over the place on this forum. If any body has had any expierence with these people or this buggy, please share, I am intrested in what people have to say about the both of them!
Thank You
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Breakin2
04-17-2004, 08:13 PM
Well, I don't know about the buggy except that it's pretty highly rated for its price. As for Hobbypeople, I've dealt with them before and they've always been great. Their prices are good and they ship quickly.

76ers#1
04-17-2004, 09:25 PM
i do not think the xtm x-terminator is good for a beginner or anyone. A great and reliable buggy is the hotbodies lightning rtr. great for begginers and it is $200 dollars cheaper at towerhobbies :eek: :eek:

76ers#1
04-17-2004, 09:27 PM
and heres the link

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDAT0&P=7

BallarDe
04-17-2004, 11:18 PM
What are the big diferences between the Hotbodys Lightning and the XTM X-Terminator? I am not a complete newbie, I know alot about real cars, but I havent seen to much similarity :D ! Is there a big speed difference between the two. In the town I live in there is a really nice dirt track made for BMX bikes and my friend got a X-Terminator and it looks like alot of fun. I apreciate the input, Thank You.
BallarDe@charter.net

lerningdriver
04-18-2004, 02:01 AM
well if it's going to be your first RC i will personally reccomend you will start with an electric car before going on to nitro. tuning the engine and knowing how to maintain it can be a very frustrating thing for some people.

as for the car, you first need to decide what kind you want, if you want a stadium truck, monster truck, buggy,.. etc only than you can decide on a specific truck and know it will meet your needs.

take a look at this website, it's very helpfull on looking for your first RC:

http://www.rccartips.com/index.html

good luck ;)

BallarDe
04-18-2004, 12:26 PM
I know for sure that I want a buggy. That is a very informative web site! I don't want to spend more then $350. I want to here people opinions on there idea of the best buggy for that price.
Thank You
BallarDe@charter.net

76ers#1
04-18-2004, 12:52 PM
the x-terminator has a 24.7 engine and the lightning has a .21. there both great buggies but i think that the lightning is better. not to mention its cheaper and good for beginners

lerningdriver
04-18-2004, 01:38 PM
ok, now that you want a buggy you gotta decide if you want to start out with electric or nitro...

if you want an electric one go with this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCHZ6&P=0

but if you want to go nitro, this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDLL7**&P=0
or this, will be your best choices:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNY20**&P=0

lerningdriver
04-18-2004, 01:46 PM
btw, here's a review of the xterminator for ya:

http://www.hobbypeople.net/review/145601rcca.htm

powerstroke01
04-18-2004, 01:50 PM
The Exterminator is the way to go....

Breakin2
04-18-2004, 02:02 PM
X-Terminator is certainly faster and its engine is widely praised.

PhsykoManMKAO
04-18-2004, 04:44 PM
if ur lookin into 1/8th scale buggies id say for a newb u got 3 ways 2 go. xtm , duratrax, ofna(lx pro or mbx) xtm engines r great, powrful n reliable, duratrax are very reliable and are great for anyone starting out in nitro, ofna is the way to go if you are looking into further down the road. ofna has tons of aftermarket support for there buggies, they are both reliable and powerful. the duratrax comes with a video on tuning and breaking in an engine and its worth while watching if ur just entering the sport.

MikeB
04-18-2004, 09:39 PM
i do not think the xtm x-terminator is good for a beginner or anyone. A great and reliable buggy is the hotbodies lightning rtr. great for begginers and it is $200 dollars cheaper at towerhobbies :eek: :eek:

How do you figure $200 more? The X-Terminator RTR and the Lightning RTR are both $300. Anyways, the X-Terminator gets my vote, great reviews and an engine I've only heard good things about.

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/145601.asp

Razoo
04-19-2004, 07:40 AM
I actually have the X-terminator and think it would be a great 1st buggy. Its built very well, has hop-ups available and the 24.7 engine is one of the best out there. I recommend 2 items to also get. First is a starter box, the 24.7 has a ton of compression and can be a bear to initially break in, if you don't get one then I recommend you loosen the plug 1/2 turn before starting and then tighten it back up after its running. You may have to do this a few times at first until the piston/sleeve gets broken it. The second item I recommend is the XTM large cooling head, you'll have to cut out the body a little bit to make it fit but its well worth it. As usual, many have commented but few have actually owned the buggy your interested in. Your best bet is to ignore them. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

TC3Racer
04-19-2004, 09:52 PM
if you want an electric one go with this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCHZ6&P=0

but if you want to go nitro, this:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDLL7**&P=0
or this, will be your best choices:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNY20**&P=0

I do not reccomend these cars. the electric Evader BX isn't bad also the nitro BX but parts aren't easy to come by, you'll probably have to order them off the internet. Dont even think about getting the Axis. The buggies you are looking at are MUCH better. The axis has several problems and is strictly for bashing and not a veyr reliable buggy. the engine isn't very good and parts are weak.

Both buggies you are looking at are very nice. I have never heard anything bad about the 24.7 or the HB engine. Both seem to run very well and perform nicely too. I know that MaxxGT23 just bought a new X-terminator so i'm sure he'll help ya out with his experience. Seems really good to me... well good luck with your descision and good job on choosing 1/8th scale buggy!

76ers#1
04-21-2004, 05:31 PM
How do you figure $200 more? The X-Terminator RTR and the Lightning RTR are both $300. Anyways, the X-Terminator gets my vote, great reviews and an engine I've only heard good things about.

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/145601.asp


im sorry ure right, when i posted that i was thinkng of the deluxe version which is 500

MaxxGT23
04-22-2004, 02:04 AM
Hey man, about 2 weeks ago I bought an XTM X-Terminator from HobbyPeople.com and I could not be more happy with this buggy and my buying experience. I have been in this hobby for a while and I have owned alot of r/c's. This is by far my favorite one I have ever owned. The motor, the reliability, and the durability of this buggy is awesome for the low price of it ($299). It always starts on the first pull, even when I broke it in and started it for the first time. I race and we have our own track and it totally dominates. I can't say enough good things. The best R/C I have ever owned, period!!! :cool: