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Old 12-15-2008, 02:20 PM #1
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Getting into RC Cars

I've had my fair share of TYCOs and XMods as a kid, but I want a big boy car now.

I live in an apartment with my gf and 2 cats. I want it to be able to run well indoors and on carpet, so nitro is probably out of the question.

I am very big on looks, and IMO, the buggies are ugly. I want one that looks like a real car. So far, HPI is the only manufacturer who's caught my eye with their huge selection of bodies. What's a good electric car of theirs that fits the wide variety of 200mm bodies they have?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:25 PM #2
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you can always get a losi micro or mini
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:17 AM #3
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Team Associated makes the 18R, 18B and 18T, that's all you need in an apartment with 2 cats...have fun
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:40 PM #4
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the smaller the better for indoor apartments IMO
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:50 PM #5
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yup, the Losi micros are 1/36th scale and the Associated 18 series and the Losi Mini-T are both 1/18th scale. Now Kyosho makes the 1/28th scale Mini-Z and they also make other small scale cars, but most hobby shops won't carry Kyosho because they're hard to get parts for, that's why the Associated and Losi's are very popular small scale RCs
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:25 PM #6
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My Mini LST2 + my daughters Geo Trax = Pretty good time!

Got myself a Losi Mini Crawler for Christmas, cant wait to turn my house into a big Rock Crawling course!
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:07 PM #7
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lemme know how you like that Losi crawler, i'm thinkin' of pickin' one up.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:06 PM #8
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If you want a real 1/10 road car get an associated TC series. You can buy an RTR package pretty cheap and run it with rubber tires in a parking lot. You'd also have a car you could upgrade and race later on if you wanted to.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:06 PM #9
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i like the TC3
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:16 PM #10
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I bought an Electric TC3 from a garage sale once for $30 came with 4 packs, a superbrain charger, Futaba FM Radio, and LRP ESC. It was RTR, but the body wasnt even painted yet! I offered the guy more for it but thats all he wanted out of it..


after I painted the body for it.. Deal of a lifetime, I look but wont find another like it, Im sure!
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:17 PM #11
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damn, that Super Brand is worth well over $60 used
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:10 AM #12
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hmm... well I was kind of mad b/c my gf bought me the TA RC18t for xmas when I told her I wanted the HPI E10. but from what you guys are saying, its a pretty good car... it's just so damn ugly though
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:13 AM #13
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haha, check mine out:



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Old 12-25-2008, 09:22 AM #14
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thats an 18t??
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:23 AM #15
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18R, it was a T that's been converted
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:25 AM #16
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difference? is that body really wide?
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:25 AM #17
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:27 AM #18
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whats the difference between an 18t and an 18r
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:29 AM #19
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shock towers, shocks, a-arms, dogbones, body mounts, body



there's a pic of just the body
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:36 PM #20
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I have power supply, charger / discharger, setup station, etc. if you need those, PM me about prices.

Anyways, I used to race XRay, but they're pretty expensive. I'd look into a used one, or a Team Associated RTR to get started.
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