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scottyboy
06-27-2000, 06:24 PM
i am interested in rc cars and i want to get started in it . What is a good beginer car or a good website with beginner info ?
Thanks

Simon SuperHornet
06-27-2000, 09:08 PM
The best RC car would be the Tamiya ' s Super Hornet , Stadium Blitzer , or Blitzer Beetle .
All are electronic RC cars but are simple and run extremely well and are easily upgradable when you feel you want to down the track .
I am currently running a Super Hornet and its brill , its with - stood much punishment and has had little to no real running probs .

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B3_Racer
06-28-2000, 01:02 AM
Lots of beginner cars are out there . Ranging from the top like Team Associated to the not so top Tamiya and Traxxas which are still great companies .

It really depends on 4 things . 1 : How much are you willing to pay ? 2 : Do you want off road or on road ( depends on track avaiblity ) 3 : What do you want to do ? Backyard bash or try to get sponsored ? 4 : Gas or electric

1 : If you have a lot of money in your budget , this is not really a problem for you . You can buy any car or truck that you want . But if you have a limited budget you may have to work your accessories around your car or vis verus .

2 : Do you want to be a racer who like to jump a lot and things of that sort or do you want to blaze your way across a difficult track ? This is really that deciding factor . I you want off - road , gas or electric , your best bet is probaly Team Associated or Team Losi . On - Road electric goes probably to Associated or Losi , but there are a lot of other good brands , on - road gas i know nothing about . Ask SteveP he has all the answers . But if you want to get on - road i would suggest you get the Touring Car issue of RCCA . Plus , check where the tracks are in your area . If you want to test your skill you have to race others . If there is an offroad track about 10 miles away and the on road is 20 miles you should probab ; y go with the off - road . but if the on - road in 10 miles away and the off - road is 20 i would go with the on - road .

3 : This is thew factor that seperates the men from the boys . If you want to go pro and get sponsored i believe you could go with a better top choice brand . Team Associated , Team Losi , Serpent ( on - road ), Tamiya ( coming back with some good on - roads ), and Kyosho ( is also coming back .) But for backyard bashing , tearing up the grass , hitting 25 ft . jumps i suggest not the top brands ( not saying they can ' t be bashed ) but a good brand . Traxxas is , in my view , the best brand out there for this . They have RTR which is great for getting into the business but not spending a lot of money . If you want a good gas for this i ssuggest the T - Maxx .

4 : Gas or electric the age old question . With gas there is more tuning , work in building , and clean up . Gas is great . Fun , loud ( great for mean neighbors ), and fast . Not saying that electrics aren ' t fast but gas is fast . With gas the only batteries you worry about are the receiver pack and the radio . No worry about charging . Just put in gas and go . The other good thing is the run time . electric is about 10 mins . average while gas is about 15 mins . average . Also you don ' t have to worry about changing batteries just add fuel . Also , gas racing is the best only in the summer and fall time . Spring and winter don ' t try you won ' t be able to get your car started in the cold weather .

Electric it will run the first time . With gas it is not always the same . Electric the kits have less parts and that means the faster you get out to run it . Electrics are fast , reliable , and you can run them in your house ( not suggested ). Electric you can race all year round . And most of the tracks are in door . This means no more getting sunburn and insect bites . Downside not as long of run time . Electrics are all - round fun cars . With electrics you have to get more accessories . Charger , discharger ( nopt need but recommended ), batteries ( aleast 2 ), electronic speed controller , and motor . With electric you have to solder you ' ll burn your hands but you ' ll get used to it . With batteries , i suggest but not needed , you should buy them unassembled and put them together your self . Might be more work but they batteries last long , look cooler , and the are easier to dischager that way . With electric the sound isn ' t there so if you want to race around the block at 3 in the morning ( we ' ve all done it ) the neighbors won ' t complain .

That ' s about it on the subject . More questions just ask me .

Links :
http :// www . nitrorc . com ( If you race nitro good site )
http :// www . rc - cars . net / rccp ( Lots of r / c pics , great painting tips , and tips on the Rc10 GT )
http :// www . siraceservices . com ( Tips you needed to become a great driver )
http :// www . geocities . com motorcity / flats / 6514 / index . html ( Rc10 GT tips )
http :// home . att . net /~ b - harly / index . html ( Rc10 GT tips )
http :// www . rcsites . com / cgi / autorank / rankem . cgi ? action = in & id = proracer ( Top 100 r / c sites )
http :// www . rccaraction . com ( Need i say more ?)
http :// www . roarracing . com ( R / C racing organization )
http :// www . norrca . com ( R / C racing organization )
http :// www . rc - cars . net home . shtml ( Lots of info , great tires glueing section )
http :// www . rogers3 . com / GLRC / links . htm ( RC links )

That ' s most of my links . If you need something else just ask .


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[This message has been edited by B3_Racer (edited 06-28-2000).]

scottyboy
06-28-2000, 05:17 PM
thanks a lot man that was really helpfull