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Old Nov 28, 2004, 12:11 AM
Phil
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HPI Super Nitro RS4 or Nitro RS4 3 EVO?

Hello,

I am relatively new to R/C cars, but did have a Tamiya electric model many
years ago. I am looking at two models, but would like to know more about
the pros and cons of each. The two are the HPI Super Nitro RS4 (either
assembled or as a kit), or the Nitro RS4 3 EVO (assembled w/radio only).

I understand the "Super" may be easier to drive, due to the size and longer
wheelbase. But it has an older, weaker engine, and single speed
transmission.

However, the Nitro RS4 3 EVO has some benefits it appears, such as a "Rota
Start System", 2 speed transmission, shaft drive (vs. belt of the "Super"),
newer engine design, prepainted body, and designed with easy cleaning in
mind. I see the radio is AM which I understand is not as desirable as FM.

I am not too worried about the purchase price, but am more concerned with
drivability, dependability, ease of use and maintenance. All out
performance is not a priority. The car will not see any competition. I
need something a novice can control without too much difficulty. Some
hop-up potential would be nice.

Thanks for your comments. My wife wants to know which to buy for my X-mas
gift.

- Phil


Old Nov 29, 2004, 12:11 AM
mike
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Re: HPI Super Nitro RS4 or Nitro RS4 3 EVO?

I think you'll find they are both pretty easy to control, I wouldn't worry
too much about that aspect.

"Phil" <p.mentz@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:CMdqd.678522$8_6.262834@attbi_s04...
> Hello,
>
> I am relatively new to R/C cars, but did have a Tamiya electric model many
> years ago. I am looking at two models, but would like to know more about
> the pros and cons of each. The two are the HPI Super Nitro RS4 (either
> assembled or as a kit), or the Nitro RS4 3 EVO (assembled w/radio only).
>
> I understand the "Super" may be easier to drive, due to the size and

longer
> wheelbase. But it has an older, weaker engine, and single speed
> transmission.
>
> However, the Nitro RS4 3 EVO has some benefits it appears, such as a "Rota
> Start System", 2 speed transmission, shaft drive (vs. belt of the

"Super"),
> newer engine design, prepainted body, and designed with easy cleaning in
> mind. I see the radio is AM which I understand is not as desirable as FM.
>
> I am not too worried about the purchase price, but am more concerned with
> drivability, dependability, ease of use and maintenance. All out
> performance is not a priority. The car will not see any competition. I
> need something a novice can control without too much difficulty. Some
> hop-up potential would be nice.
>
> Thanks for your comments. My wife wants to know which to buy for my X-mas
> gift.
>
> - Phil
>
>



Old Nov 29, 2004, 12:11 AM
Mark Houlahan
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Re: HPI Super Nitro RS4 or Nitro RS4 3 EVO?

I've got two of the RS4 Evos...

They are great "bashers" for running around a parking lot or tearing up your
street. Lots of hop up parts and plenty of 200mm bodies to customize the
car. The "Super" version uses a larger body and there are less of them to
choose from.

The RS4 starts easy with the roto start and the shaft drive means no pebbles
from the street jamming your gears and tearing up belts.

I suggest the RS4. Get a failsafe, a temp gun, and a "nitro starter kit"
from your LHS (local hobby shop)...

Good luck with it...

Mark

"Phil" <p.mentz@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:CMdqd.678522$8_6.262834@attbi_s04...
> Hello,
>
> I am relatively new to R/C cars, but did have a Tamiya electric model many
> years ago. I am looking at two models, but would like to know more about
> the pros and cons of each. The two are the HPI Super Nitro RS4 (either
> assembled or as a kit), or the Nitro RS4 3 EVO (assembled w/radio only).
>
> I understand the "Super" may be easier to drive, due to the size and
> longer
> wheelbase. But it has an older, weaker engine, and single speed
> transmission.
>
> However, the Nitro RS4 3 EVO has some benefits it appears, such as a "Rota
> Start System", 2 speed transmission, shaft drive (vs. belt of the
> "Super"), newer engine design, prepainted body, and designed with easy
> cleaning in mind. I see the radio is AM which I understand is not as
> desirable as FM.
>
> I am not too worried about the purchase price, but am more concerned with
> drivability, dependability, ease of use and maintenance. All out
> performance is not a priority. The car will not see any competition. I
> need something a novice can control without too much difficulty. Some
> hop-up potential would be nice.
>
> Thanks for your comments. My wife wants to know which to buy for my X-mas
> gift.
>
> - Phil
>



 


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