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Drop Test b3nxj

1,091 posts

101 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
http://www.modelsport.co.uk/associated-rc10-b4.1-b...


very good bit of kit. i have one (slightly older different as i race mine).

moto_traxport

2,546 posts

108 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
illmonkey said:
I'm taking a liking to this: http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-df-03-buggy/rc-...

DF-03 as recommended and looks pretty good too. But, its not brushless, are they straight swaps? Ideally, to not waste money I'd buy one with a good motor etc. Any other recommendations?
Same boat as you.

Ordered mine last weekend and it arrived Tuesday.



Bit daunting at first!



Built it gradually over 3 evenings during the week.



rather than rush it and do it all in one sitting.



Had to do some other stuff Saturday so only managed to spray the body that evening before going out. Cannot stand black cars (even little ones!). Stickered it up (badly) this morning while watching bike racing on TV.



Finally stuck the radio gear and wheels on it late this afternoon.



Post shakedown run in car park area. Haven't driven one in 25 years so its more than fast enough for me at the moment. Screw fell out of steering servo as it transpires I hadn't used the right one. Steering arm length had to be altered fairly substantially to that suggested as its not Tamiya radio gear.



Built a course in my garden and hacked round that for a bit. After 20 mins or so it was making a clacking noise under power and turns out a front driveshaft was popping out due to excessive float. Took the wheel and the tie bar off and put some more packing in at diff end to take up the slack.



And that's it, she's run in and I'm 14 again! Took close on an hour to drain a 4000mAh battery and I bought 3 of the things! Its going to get hacked round a Cornish quarry next weekend. If it survives 3 batteries without something drastic happening I'll be amazed!







traffman

1,598 posts

96 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Excellent! Next stage your local club maybe?

A2Z

1,071 posts

113 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
I was in my local model shop this morning and got chatting as you do.

I have been pondering for some time a return to RC cars. I used to have a Tamyia Grasshopper (in body only as I got a bit interested in upgrading it).

I’d always wanted a Nitro kit, purely for the brum-brumness, smell etc. However, it seems, certainly near me, there are no clubs that cater for it.

I would like to join a club (I’m off to see my local indoor Astroturf one this weekend – he couldn’t speak highly enough of it) as I feel a bit of social interaction / competition will hold my interest longer than a slalom on my own in an empty car park. Therefore it looks like electric is the best way forward for me.

I asked him, bearing in mind I’m a beginner, what would be best based on:

Robust – I am going to crash it badly on regular occasions so don’t want to have it too broken for too long
Easy to Control
Easy on the wallet, for the meantime.
Ability to upgrade and adjust if the mood takes me.

The 2wd buggies look good for me, a bit versatile and tough. The big monster trucks look good as well. The proper scale cars, I think I would struggle to find somewhere to run it properly.

Anyway, he came back with 2 recommendations.

A “Losi 22” which he also had wink. A bottom line figure for the full beginners kit was quoted at £550 which I thought may be a bit heavy for my level. Did look good though.

Or a Ready to Run one, forget the name but I was quoted £350 by the time I had batteries, charger and swapped the US spec tyres so something more suitable.

The Kit was just that, needed to be built, that’s part of the fun, everything is changeable etc. The out the box one just needed batteries.

Are there any others that I should be looking at? I’m will need the “full hit” of radio, batteries etc so I’m interested in package deals as well. Second Hand / Ebay are not a problem.

wacattack

573 posts

112 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
If you are looking for a semi competitive buggy like the losi 22, then I would stay clear of the 22 as its an absolute pain to get set up correctly.

As an alternative I would recommend either of these 2. Both these cars are made by Team Durango, the first is the 2WD ready to run (RTR) kit and the second the 4WD version.

2WD: http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/index.php/race-models/r...

4WD: http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/index.php/race-models/r...

Both of these cars will be very competitive out of the box and fully support upgrading to whatever spec you choose.
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SlipStream77

1,906 posts

78 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Have a look at the Schumacher Cougar, it comes without radio/ESC/motor/tyres etc. but it is in kit form.

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/Car_Showroom/Cougar_...

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/schumacher-cougar-sv2-...


A2Z

1,071 posts

113 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the replies.

Interesting about the Losi. I don't mind a bit of adjustment but at my level, that may be a step too far.

Regarding the Schmacher. I was informed that whilst these are very good,they are more easily breakable. The shop gets more requests for repais and parts for these as opposed to the Losi and Durango. Is this justified.

With the ready to race ones, if I smash it up, are parts available for repairs as easily. Also, if by a fluke, I like it and get semi good, are they "futurepoof" i.e can I change the suspension if required (a big if at the moment)

Top pup

246 posts

93 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Ok, before buying anything go to the local club and get an idea of the classes and kinds of cars being raced, buy a car that some of the regular drivers run that way if you break your car (and you will) you have a chance of borrowing some spares so your day isn't over.
Get on oople.com you will get lots of advice on there and the club section will show your local clubs, also there is plenty of decent second hand gear in the classified section.
Put simply do some research before buying anything smile

wacattack

573 posts

112 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
The team durango cars will not need new shocks as the ones in the rtr are the same ones as used on the full fat version. In all honesty the parts of the car you would need to change are few and far between eg anodised shock shafts. The bits you would need to upgrade if you got more into it would be the electrnics eg ESC, motor, servo etc but all these can be replaced very easily.

You also mentioned spare parts, with this you can be rest assured that ALL parts can be replaced. Someone also mentioned the Schumacher. I concur this is also a good car but is much much weaker.

I also think the Durango handles much better and team driver support at meetings is better than other marques (I should know as I'm one of them wink

A2Z

1,071 posts

113 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Top pup said:
Ok, before buying anything go to the local club and get an idea of the classes and kinds of cars being raced, buy a car that some of the regular drivers run that way if you break your car (and you will) you have a chance of borrowing some spares so your day isn't over.
Get on oople.com you will get lots of advice on there and the club section will show your local clubs, also there is plenty of decent second hand gear in the classified section.
Put simply do some research before buying anything smile
Thanks for the oople.com link. Didn't know it existed.

I'm off to the local club atthe weekend. Was just after some feedback regarding advice I was offered at my local shop.

I am The Gimp

192 posts

48 months

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi folks,

I don't know if anyone can help me on this?

I recently dusted off my models from round my Mums. They had been sat there for almost 10 years but they still work.

I have a couple of FG Modellsport Porsches (996 GTRS & 993 GT2) and a Schumacher Big 6 EP .

My son is very interested now in these cars but he is still a little too young. But having said that I purchased another Big 6 from eBay that needed some tlc including another couple of coats on the shell.
I have since purchased some extra sets of wheels,tyres and some spares etc seem as the car is no longer built.

I've been on the BRCA website on the LARGE SCALE Section and read the rules. A lot of it is straight forward but I am confused as regards "Tyres".....if my car is over 10 years old does that make my car unfit for race? I have a stack of brand new (unused) wheels and tyres for the porches. If will cost me a fortune to get the same amount of wheels and tyres in to bring it up to modern day rules.

What class would my Porches fall into? GTS or Open?

Does anyone know anywhere close to Sunbury on Thames where I can test my cars out again and then go to a local (ish) club? I used to pop to Crystal Palace but not sure if thats still there?


Also, is there a class that my Lotus 1/6th scale fits in anywhere? I've got a spare bodyshell at my Mums too that I plan to paint in the Alex Job Racing Evora colours soon and will be making my own aero pack like diffusers etc (just for fun really) and intakes to cool the motor and ESC.


Any help on the above would be very welcome.


Steve


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