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Old May 06, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Help!
Looking to buy my first quality RC car

Can you tell me if this is a quality rc car.
http://www.rchobbyestore.com.au/Item...R%20RC%20BUGGY
Also i've read this stuff about people saying that the stock 45 Amp's aren't good enough to cope with the 3600 mAh lipo battery. is this true?
If it is true would 60 be enough and how much faster would that make it? (does it make it faster cause i read somewhere it does?)
And... well just for the sake of asking what would it do if i decided to put a 120 amp on it? would it work? Would the speed go over the top?

I know i've asked questions that probably seem basic enough for even the newest people but, the only rc's i've ever bought were cheap, So now i want something decent.

I live in Aus and dont want to go over $300 for the intial car and would prefer a lipo electric 2.40 transmitter. I dont want a nitro.

Thanks soo much guys in advance
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Old May 06, 2011, 11:07 AM
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It all depends what you're after. I've got a 45a ESC and 3900kv motor in my stadium truck and nothing really breaks a sweat on 2s lipo.

Don't worry about the battery supplying too much current, look at how much the motor is going to draw. You want an ESC that can easily handle that much current, and then a battery that can easily handle the full capacity of the ESC. That way nothing is stressed to the limit.

Putting a higher capacity ESC won't make it faster unless make another change (different gearing, different motor, etc) that causes the car to use more current.

If you're going to buy the car and drive it as is without trying to add a bigger/faster motor, or crazy gearing then it should be perfectly fine as is. The only concern I would have is getting spare parts. If you can get replacement parts for it to where you live, then it should be ok.

$300 is a very tight budget for a 2.4ghz lipo brushless off road car, especially one that comes with a battery.
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Old May 06, 2011, 12:41 PM
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One major aspect of hobby grade rc is the ability to fix/ upgrade. Make sure you buy a big brand name that your lhs carries because when you need parts waiting or availability problems suck. Just my 2 cents. Electronics can be sorted out after the fact and good quality components last many runs, mechanical parts however will break.
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Old May 06, 2011, 06:16 PM
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Yeah on all the item descriptions the site says all RC vehicles sold come with a full 1 year warranty and they stock every spare part for every vehicle they supply. Does that sound ok?
I was looking into getting one of these HSP 1/10 XSTR-PRO TOP.

NEW BRUSHLESS PRO TOP VERSION
NEW 2.4 GIG RADIO LIPO BATTERY
HUGE HSP BRUSHLESS ENGINE
4WD Alloy Shaft Drive, Many Alloy Upgrades
Fully Assembled
High Performance Racing Off Road Race Buggy
Complete with Fully Installed 2 Channel Pistol Grip Radio
Monocoque Chassis
Ezyrun Programmable Fan Cooled Brushless Electronic Speed Control

And Comes with:
1/10 Scale XSTR-Pro TOP Version Brushless
New 2.4 Gig High Speed Long Range Radio
New HSP 3300KV 3650 High Power Brushless Race Motor (lower KV gives more power)
New 45 Amp Ezyrun Programmable Brushless Electronic Speed control with fan -
Fully Proportional Forward / Reverse / Brake
New 3600 mAh 25C LiPo Battery
Alloy Upper Deck
Dual Alloy Coil Spring Adjustable Shock Absorbers 55% More Travel
Ready To Run
4 Wheel Drive via Alloy Shaft
Front and Rear Differentials
Fully Proportional Forward / Reverse / Brake
New Front and Rear 5 Screw Differentials with Bevel Gears
Full 4 Wheel A-Arm 100% independent Adjustable Suspension
Adjustable Height
Adjustable Toe In, Toe Out
New Even Lighter Smaller Front and Gear Boxes
Uni DIRECTIONAL MT-X4 Tyres
Strong Rigid ABS Monocoque Chassis
Factory Installed Servo Saver
Pistol Grip
Australian Specifications
Hi Torque H3003 Steering Servo
Complete Instructions for car and radio included

This being the pro version sites claim this has aluminium parts

Has a RRP of $800
But i can get it for $197 AUD and $14 postage
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Old May 06, 2011, 06:36 PM
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Do those gears look metal or plastic to you cause their wat the engine looks like
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Old May 06, 2011, 07:09 PM
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ya don't get one of those, you want something name brand like a losi or traxxas or associated.
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Old May 06, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Videos on you tube show them stock preforming pretty well
HSP 1/10 XSTR-PRO Has mixed opinions surrounding it. Some are saying their great, others their crap i broke mine 2 minutes and then people saying their not the best but their good for a beginner. With 2 out of 3 people saying their good i'm beginning to think that they might be OK until i decide i like it and want to buy more expensive ones or even build my own. Considering i can get one for $197 including 11.4v 3600 mAh battery receiver and the website that sells it has every spare part for it and give it a 1 year warranty, it sounds like it could be worth it. I'm one of those people that are extra careful with things until i decide to start giving it bit by bit more power.
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Old May 06, 2011, 08:30 PM
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The only issue is that you'll always have to order replacement parts. It could take weeks to get your parts, and that's no fun.
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Old May 06, 2011, 10:59 PM
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I know the guy that owns that website, message me if you want details.
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Old May 07, 2011, 12:30 AM
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the thing is that you like it, but the car is not that good, so you buy a better one, then you are $200 more into it than you could have been. i would get something used or some beginner name brand car. the kind of cars you are looking at are not very good and use very low quality parts. ill try to find you a squirrel video explaining this better.
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Old May 07, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Just an FYI, cars are ridiculously expensive in Australia. A Bandit VXL is like $550. I nearly crapped my pants when I saw what they cost over there, I would need a second job just to pay for RC stuff!
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Old May 07, 2011, 09:41 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-4GHZ-1-10-4...QQcmdZViewItem
Would this be just as crap as the HSP
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Old May 07, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Should i get this. It sounds good and someone said thunder tiger was a good brand.
http://rchobbies.com.au/store/produc...ducts_id=50110
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Old May 07, 2011, 11:57 PM
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i think the general concensus is to go with a brand of car that has local parts support.
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Old May 08, 2011, 04:16 AM
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The XXB is quite good.As veggieslinger has said,go with it if you've got parts support.
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