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    RC Cars

    Anyone into RC cars?

    Recently stole my dads electric RC car, cost me $300 as a father day present 2 years ago, the bastard thanked me by using it once for 10 minutes, so it's mine now.

    I've spent the last 2 days drifting the thing at a local outdoor basketball court.

    Thinking of getting involved in the local Newcastle RC car club and doing some races.

    Anyone else into RC cars be it off-road on-road electric or nitro?

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    use to race em, theres a pro track near my house in tempelstowe, had a petrol one, bloody fast could hit 120 in like 5 seconds easy, just hard to control it at those speed, drifted like a boss then crashed it real bad, cbf with it again lol no time but they are bloody fun

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    I used to race, started with gas, then progressed up to brushless electric.

    I got out of racing them because my budget couldn't keep up with the guys who spend thousands per year maintaining/upgrading their cars, and driver skill only gets you so far in RC.
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    How much are people spending on the Brushless ones? I'm wanting to get into the 1/10 brushless?

    Can you recommend a god starting chassis with plenty of upgrades?

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    Used to have a tamiya TL-01 chassis...this was pike in 2003 or 04...bought a brishless electric motor.. god the car was quick.. like over 60kph.. lol I kept up with nitros...

    Also slipped some pvc tubes around old tyres for some drifting action.. it was sick lol..

    Edit. Motor was a novak ss5800 brushless...
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    went through a little phase just before I was old enough to get my license.

    My brother had an old brushless racing chassis, I think maybe tamiya, but it was a 22b widebody sti. I bought some parts of this site http://www.genkidoridori.com/

    Got an rx-7 spirit R body and painted it, some rays TE-37 wheels and tacky drifting tyres.

    I'll have to pull it all out of the cupboard and take some photo's for you guys

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    yeah genki was the bomb. i used to have all the rc stuff before getting my license, had a HPI Baja (petrol 1/5th buggy), ended up owing me about $3.5k, was a beast though. Also had a 3.5turn brushless schumacher mi2 (all carbon fibre) that owed me about $1k, both were the best you could get, ended up selling them for nothing as i couldn't afford to keep them

    Wouldn't mind getting back into it eventually, when i have a bit of extra cash, but it's nearly as much of a money pit as real car modifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Eevil View Post
    How much are people spending on the Brushless ones? I'm wanting to get into the 1/10 brushless?

    Can you recommend a god starting chassis with plenty of upgrades?
    For on-road, stick with Taiya Chassis', you can get parts anywhere and they really do hold their own against the schumacher and associated chassis'
    The TRF416X is a good pro chassis at a decent price, and depending on class of racing you are looking to get into will determine which brushless motors you can use, especially if you plan on racing in a so called stock class. ("nothing stock about stock car racing" Robert Duvall, Days of Thunder)
    A good entry level chassis is the TA05, with a lot of aftermarket parts available.


    My newest car (about 6 years since i gave up on racing, so it's probably 7 years old) is a TRF415 with a Novak 4.5 brushless with 7.4v 30c lipo's. Well over 100k in a couple of seconds.

    For off road,
    my Mugen Seiki MBX5pro still holds it's own even though it's a 10 year old design. So I can only imagine the current MBX6 would be better.
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    I was looking at getting a Tamiya TT-01ED because the drift version comes with ball bearings saving me the upgrade plus I'd like to be able to do circuit and drift.

    If you buy a kit what do you need to buy after it get it going?

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    the tt01 is a pretty limited kit, a great starter but there's only so far you can go with it, although for drift it's probably perfect.

    Depends from kit to kit, but normally just battery/charger and you're set!

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    Controller? Do they come with a controller?

    There appears to be plenty of "hop ups" available for it.

    is there much difference in the 4WD version from axle driven to belt driven? The belts just seem like a massive failure point to me when i look at them.

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    Shaft drive tends to have a gyroscopic effect, which affects handing if you have higher power. Competition tourers run belt drives usually.

    Tamiya TA05 is pretty good for entry level. Lots of parts available off the net.

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    you'll need controller, batteries, charger, and whatever body the rules require these days

    and when (if) you get more serious, a few sets of wheels with different tires mounted, different rate springs, different rate sway bars, different weight damper oil, a selection of different spur and pinion gears, and a few of your most commonly broken parts

    as for belts vs shafts. belts for efficiency. Never snapped one yet, they do stretch over time, but they are cheap to replace. They also allow for quick swaps if you need to change a diff or swap in a front 1 way or whatever.
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    years and years of playing with rc cars. i use to dream that one day i would drive a real car. now that i have two cars (and a third coming soon ) i dont feel that playing with rc cars gives the same enjoyment.
    but i do have an RC helicopter
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