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Unread postAuthor: kyle1292 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:44 pm

anyone here into Electric RC off road trucks like the traxxas rustler?

i was wanting to get a RC truck and i was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on a good Electric RC truck that isnt over like $150-200

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Unread postAuthor: sergeantspud2 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:55 pm

I use to have a traxxas stampede. I loved it! It bashed all around and had great upgrades. Im more into the monster trucks thats why I picked the stampede over the rustler. Now if I were to get back into the hobby I would get the HPI MT2 or maybe the REVO or Savage. But I think that they are way too expensive for just an RC truck!

Definately dont get any traxxas with a mechanincal speed control! I dont know if they still make them but just spend the extra dollars and get one with an ESC.
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Unread postAuthor: kyle1292 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:56 pm

ok thx! anyone else got ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:59 pm

My uncle made one, He welded the frame from aluminium and imported two 50 something motors from the states, Don't know what they are just know its 50 something????? He made his own stearing and deffierentials(sp?) and stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: kyle1292 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:03 pm

yea thats sounds kool
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Unread postAuthor: Benster » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:29 am

dude one word "NITRO!"

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:58 am

All RC stuff can be great fun in my book! Benster has the rite idea. Electric RC doesn't have the power i like plus your tethered buy a cord/electrical supply. Let me explain -- Good rechargable batteries are exspensive and take a long time to recharge and don't last very long. They are also heavy.

The T-Max trucks are gas/nitro powered and make alot of power for thier weight plus the only eletric you need is for steering and a glow stick for starting. Cheep compaired to drive motor batteries.

First investment will be close to the same, probly a little more for gas powered, but over all running cost should be less for the gas powered in the end.
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Unread postAuthor: kyle1292 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:45 pm

yea i have been re-considering since i posted i think i might go nitro
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:19 pm

This post sholud be in theopia, theres a topic there called R/C stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:34 pm

jrrdw wrote:All RC stuff can be great fun in my book! Benster has the rite idea. Electric RC doesn't have the power i like plus your tethered buy a cord/electrical supply. Let me explain -- Good rechargable batteries are exspensive and take a long time to recharge and don't last very long. They are also heavy.

The T-Max trucks are gas/nitro powered and make alot of power for thier weight plus the only eletric you need is for steering and a glow stick for starting. Cheep compaired to drive motor batteries.

First investment will be close to the same, probly a little more for gas powered, but over all running cost should be less for the gas powered in the end.


My brushless Traxxas electric stampede would waste my HPI Savage in both bottom and top end power. My GP3300 packs would last for over 15 minutes of run time (similar to the run times acheived with Nitro vehicles).

That said, Nitro is the way to go, and the reason I got rid of my electric stampede in the first place. Instant refuels are a plus, as is the sound output. If you decide to get into Nitro, DO NOT buy the T-Maxx, unless you want to spend thousands of dollars upgrading it to the level of the HPI Savage, which is a faster, and MUCH more durable truck.
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Unread postAuthor: kyle1292 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:52 pm

ok ty
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