• Do you guys know much about R/C cars? I want to buy one
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Hi guys, I have a lot of spare amazon vouchers which I need to spend by August and I think I wanna buy an R/C car. Has anyone got any recommendations? I'd prefer it to be offroad but I don't mind too much. thanks
What price range are you talking about?
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;34443769]What price range are you talking about?[/QUOTE] I'm not sure whether I'll like it or not so preferably under £40 thanks
I wish i could help you, but i don't know what is a good rc car manufacturer for that price range.
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;34444014]I wish i could help you, but i don't know what is a good rc car manufacturer for that price range.[/QUOTE] ah ok, thanks anyway
Although, i did get a pretty cool rc helicopter (it's called an s107) for $20 off amazon. It turned out to be knock off, but you can get a legitimate one for the same price like my friend did. My friend ordered my helicopter and his from two different sellers, and his was legitimate. He ordered 3 more and they were all legitimate, mine was the only fake. So if you are going to get a s107, i would not buy a yellow one. They seem to be knock offs more often. The knock off worked just as well, btw.
It would be a good idea to stick to electric, as its usually cheaper.
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;34443781]I'm not sure whether I'll like it or not so preferably under £40 thanks[/QUOTE]For fourty pounds you're probably better off sticking with walmart/whatever the british equivalent is.
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;34444439]Although, i did get a pretty cool rc helicopter (it's called an s107) for $20 off amazon. It turned out to be knock off, but you can get a legitimate one for the same price like my friend did. My friend ordered my helicopter and his from two different sellers, and his was legitimate. He ordered 3 more and they were all legitimate, mine was the only fake. So if you are going to get a s107, i would not buy a yellow one. They seem to be knock offs more often. The knock off worked just as well, btw.[/QUOTE] My dad bought an S107, it's pretty small and it works nicely indoors, fun to play with especially if you have a cat :v:
A good rc car would set someone back at least $200. Tamiya/Hpi/etc. For $40 you might get some good knockoff on ebay but since you only have amazon vouchers I have no idea.
$40 won't get you much. The good ones start at $150 and only go up from there. My NTC3 sells brand new for over 200. Even used the good ones aren't cheap, I spent $90 on mine and I still had to replace the engine. I had one on hand so that didn't cost me any additional money, just dropped my old one in and off I went, but my point still stands. See if you can find yourself an X-Mod. It's still digital proportional, but since they sold new for about 50 bucks you oughtta be able to find one on Amazon in your range. It's nowhere near the best, but it's a start. Better than fully toy-grades. You might also be able to find a secondhand Kyosho Mini-Z floating around Amazon in that range, which is a decent indoor RC. The Overlands can handle some offroading, but keep in mind they're 1/28th scale. The Mini-Z is the better deal of the two I suggested, you can buy parts for them when they break for a reasonable price. My best suggestion is to save up a bit and get a proper hobby-grade car. A 1/10 brushless stadium truck or RWD buggy would be an excellent intro to RC. AE RC10T5, RC10B5, Tamiya Frog, hell even a Traxxas Bandit VXL or Rustler VXL. They'll cost more, between $150 and $250USD, but they'll also resell for a fair bit if you don't like them.
It's £ he's using, not $ £40 =/= $40 [editline]30th January 2012[/editline] but yeah it's too little money to get a decent rc car
[QUOTE=Ldesu;34464813]It's £ he's using, not $ £40 =/= $40 [editline]30th January 2012[/editline] but yeah it's too little money to get a decent rc car[/QUOTE] We're perfectly aware of that.
[QUOTE=TestECull;34465005]We're perfectly aware of that.[/QUOTE] Why are you suddenly saying "$40 won't get you much" when £40 is about $60 If you are perfectly aware of it I don't understand why you're implying that is the same
[QUOTE=Ldesu;34465282]Why are you suddenly saying "$40 won't get you much" when £40 is about $60 If you are perfectly aware of it I don't understand why you're implying that is the same[/QUOTE] There's no pound symbol on my keyboard, I'm not about to type out "pounds" every time I mention an amount, and I'm not going to type in a convoluted alt-code to get around the missing pound key. So instead, I used estimated dollar amounts instead. Get US keyboard makers to include a pound symbol if you want that to change.
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[QUOTE=Ldesu;34464813]It's £ he's using, not $ £40 =/= $40 [editline]30th January 2012[/editline] but yeah it's too little money to get a decent rc car[/QUOTE] $40 £40 Still wont get OP a good RC car.
[QUOTE=TestECull;34465333]There's no pound symbol on my keyboard, I'm not about to type out "pounds" every time I mention an amount, and I'm not going to type in a convoluted alt-code to get around the missing pound key. So instead, I used estimated dollar amounts instead. Get US keyboard makers to include a pound symbol if you want that to change.[/QUOTE] ¢£¥§$ WHAT?! ALT CODES TOO DIFFICULT FOR ME! But he's right. Non-Toy RC Cars do cost more than 6000¢
Speaking of actual R/C cars, Thats my dream one day. To get some old car, probably a crown vic, and set it up for remote control, like in myth busters, and drive it around, while following it in another car, and freaking people out.
[QUOTE=Tukimoshi;34470003]¢£¥§$ WHAT?! ALT CODES TOO DIFFICULT FOR ME![/QUOTE] Alt codes are awkward to use in the best of times.
Suck it up and put out a few extra bucks to get something awesome. 2wd electric stadium trucks are pretty nice. Nothing like a big nitro 4x4, but with a little dirt course and some jumps they're nimble and fun. Good for racing if you've got a league around you, cheapest to maintain I'd say as well. A couple choices: [url]http://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-Rustler-Water-Battery-Charger/dp/B000JI6DAE/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1328043573&sr=8-30[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Team-Associated-RC10T4-1-Brushless-Stadium/dp/B003192MZ8/ref=sr_1_8?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1328044356&sr=1-8[/url] This one's cheaper.. a little scary [url]http://www.amazon.com/Circuit-10th-Stadium-Truck-Red/dp/B003KSQKL2/ref=sr_1_222?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1328044828&sr=1-222[/url] Not a stadium.. but if you want a little more offroad, and a little less race [url]http://www.amazon.com/Stampede-Monster-Truck-Battery-Charge/dp/B002SX62YU/ref=sr_1_35?ie=UTF8&qid=1328043596&sr=8-35[/url] And if you insist on cheapness... Losi's Mini-T and Micro-T are hobby grade, just really small [url]http://www.amazon.com/Team-Losi-Micro-T-Stadium-Truck/dp/B000JL729W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328044016&sr=8-1[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/1-18-Mini-Desert-Truck-RTR/dp/B001FWKQGU/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&qid=1328044141&sr=8-27[/url]
[QUOTE=clutch2;34482738]Nothing like a big nitro 4x4[/quote] Seconded. Electrics are nice but nothing quite puts a smile on my face like a well tuned glow powered RC screaming along. As for the links you posted, I beg to differ on the 'pede. The XL5 model isn't exactly fast and the titan 12T seems to be a bit of a gamble. The VXL pede is a much better deal, as is a nitro 'Pede if you can track one down.
Nitro Stampedes are really rare for some reason, even though they're literally just rustlers with a higher suspension. [editline]1st February 2012[/editline] I have 4 r/c's myself. A 2wd special edition slash, a Jato 2.5 which i recently wrecked 2 days after restoring it, A TC3 with an aftermarket big block 4.something crammed in it, and a Wraith. I've always wanted a Dual Engine Giga Crusher but not a lot of them were made... [img]http://images04.olx.pt/ui/1/34/55/3552955_2.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.rocousa.com/KYOSHO/KY31144.jpg[/img] I also want a nitrous and blower system for the jato. Nothing like more power and blowing the piston out the bottom of the block!
theyre a bitch to start and if you go out of range they just wander off until they smash into something and break and they make an annoying noise
How can you not like that buzzing? And the frequency loss is why you A. know your range and B. set the brakes to apply when out of range.
pff just get a motorbike much better
[t]http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6794/savedpicture16.jpg[/t] I will vouch for Team Associated, i really enjoy my (somewhat old school, now) rc10gt.
Omg a dual engine truck would make me tear my hair out tuning it. I have a Savage with a Collari .32 and I swear I burn almost a tank just getting it tuned in just right if the temp changes 10 degrees. Couple that with a worn out one-way bearing on the starter setup, frustrating. But if he is looking for budget.. big nitro stuff is def no good. Right now mine needs... ug.. new failsafe couple new plastic parts new one way bearing new steering servo new receiver battery different exhaust manifold (current one's bent and needs some stupid gasket setup to make it seal OK) Too much monies O.O On an electric you need... a new plastic piece here and there. And new batteries if you want more runtime. Electric motors were pretty cheap like 4-5 years ago when I ran a lot, like $30 for a decent Epic one IIRC.
[QUOTE=MightyMax;34488315]How can you not like that buzzing? And the frequency loss is why you A. know your range and B. set the brakes to apply when out of range.[/QUOTE] -Or C. Use 2.4GHz
Electric rc just isn't the same for me. Tuning it and getting it running as good as possible is part of the fun, but i don't race or anything; I just thrash it around. On a budget though, electric is the only way to go. I really liked the looks of that micro electric truck that clutch2 posted, it looks like a lot of fun.
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