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October 20, 2010 @ 05:03 PM
frrresh

Post: 860

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

Couldn't find anything on here and I'm wanting to get a new hobby and this looks like a lot of fun.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ssLpgky5E&feature=related

Anyone here into it/been into it before??

Looks like a time consuming kind of thing but a lot of fun as well.

cheers
October 20, 2010 @ 10:18 PM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

Time consuming and lots of money. Shit ton of fun though.

Ask me how I know.

Former (& reigning) Tamiya Championship Series Junior Champ.
October 20, 2010 @ 10:38 PM
harvy is dope

Post: 106

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: 626 SOCALL

Of course, it's fun, but i think you could pursue a better hobby.
October 20, 2010 @ 10:43 PM
STI Guy

Post: 4516

Join Date: Jan 2007

Location: nyc

Time consuming and lots of money. Shit ton of fun though.

Ask me how I know.

Former (& reigning) Tamiya Championship Series Junior Champ.


got videos of your driving?
October 21, 2010 @ 12:04 AM
frrresh

Post: 860

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

So what do I exactly need to start. I want to get an electric kit but I know certain kit's don't come with a motor and other things as well. Is it better to get a kit that you can build yourself or should you buy a good to go kit?? Give me some tips and shit!

cheers
October 21, 2010 @ 12:27 AM
BibleBurner

Post: 111

Join Date: Oct 2010

any helpful websites/
October 21, 2010 @ 01:30 PM
frrresh

Post: 860

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

^Yes that too!...online guide's or something??

cheers
October 22, 2010 @ 11:10 PM
frrresh

Post: 860

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Location: Van City

eh??
October 23, 2010 @ 04:33 AM
Molly Wopp

Post: 1152

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: A City Near You, CA

Its a good thrill, but just don't hit anything it gets expensive.
October 23, 2010 @ 11:28 PM
frrresh

Post: 860

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

What's the best beginner type of car/setup/kit, again anyone know of any good guides for this type of thing??

cheers
October 24, 2010 @ 04:59 AM
Molly Wopp

Post: 1152

Join Date: Dec 2007

Location: A City Near You, CA

What kind of RC do you want?
Electric or Gas?
Car or Truck?
Race, Drift, Off-Road, Etc.?
Basically your interest in RC's, What are your intention's to do with RC's.
October 24, 2010 @ 08:35 PM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

got videos of your driving?


Sorry, but this all happened before the big digital camera boom. I stopped back when I was 12 or 13, I turn 21 next week. smile


So what do I exactly need to start. I want to get an electric kit but I know certain kit's don't come with a motor and other things as well. Is it better to get a kit that you can build yourself or should you buy a good to go kit?? Give me some tips and shit!

cheers


To be completely honest, it all depends on what the guy above me said.

If you're simply planning on toying around with it, and just playing in empty parking lots, just grab and old RTR. If you're looking to get competitive, I'd suggest running to the local track/hobby shop and asking around/see what other people are using.

Since you're a beginner, I'd suggest sticking to the "stock" classes. Slightly slower motors, and alot more restrictions but the competition is still great and it gives you a better chance to understand how to set-up and drive the car. These rules apply to both on and off-road, and alot of the same tuning theories carry over from each discipline.

I'd personally recommend against Nitro for your first. It just adds a complete different level of tuning and makes the learning curve that much steeper. Not to mention it's ALOT more expensive.

If you do get an RTR kit, I'd recommend upgrading to a better electrical ESC, servo and transmitter first. At which point I'd worry about hop-ups (upgrades as known in the Tamiya world).

If you were to build a kit car, you'd need to start from scratch. But the advantage to this is you get a little more hands-on experience and more than likely you'd be ready to hop into a competitive stock series. However, you'd need to buy all electrical equipment separetly,
including but not limited to:
Motor
ESC (Electric Speed controller)
Transmitter
Servo's

Chances are you'd need to buy batteries and a charger for both kits, so you'd be looking at a cost of atleast 150 on top of your kit cost to be up and running.
October 24, 2010 @ 09:30 PM
frrresh

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Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

yeah I have already decided to go electric but I'm just not totally sure what the best overall beginner kit would be. I think I want to build one from scratch just so I can really get into it and make sure this is something I wanna invest my time in as well. I'm gonna stick to an on road model as well.

cheers

thanks for the info man
October 24, 2010 @ 10:28 PM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

Now that we've settled that, what are your plans for the immediate future? Are you looking to MAYBE get into competitive racing, or are you just gonna fuck around in parking lots?
October 24, 2010 @ 10:45 PM
frrresh

Post: 860

Join Date: Aug 2008

Location: Van City

just to mess around with in parking lots and shit man haha.
October 25, 2010 @ 10:15 AM
redkey

Post: 30

Join Date: Oct 2010

you will enjoy it, but you'll need a lot of time and money. good luck!
October 25, 2010 @ 10:29 AM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

just to mess around with in parking lots and shit man haha.


If that's the case, just grab any old RTR kit from one of the major manufacturers. Like I said, hit up a local hobby shop and ask around. They'll let you know what they think is the best bang for the buck and will last the longest.

Goodluck and enjoy it.
February 3, 2011 @ 11:22 PM
fromtheOC

Post: 28

Join Date: Aug 2010

I was into it. You can start out cheap and then really get into and then it gets real expensive.
February 23, 2011 @ 02:56 PM
Electric Devil

Post: 1044

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: Hell/Satan's ward

i remember i used to be into this kinda hobby i got tired and stopped.
But anyway if your looking for a good,cheap and solid kit that you can build up look for the Tamiya TL-01
March 24, 2011 @ 09:21 PM
donfreshly

Post: 34

Join Date: Jan 2011

goddddammmmnnn, that shyt's fast as hell
April 6, 2011 @ 02:07 PM
Bankai

Post: 41

Join Date: Nov 2010

Parents own a hobby store in the bay area! Low price hobby in newark, go check it out smile.

Hit me up for parts too, I think I can hook it smile.
April 8, 2011 @ 04:19 PM
mr mcgibblets

Post: 2179

Join Date: Nov 2010

do they have gram lights 57d is neon yellow or pink?in 26 mm?if they do could you mail em to the god and maybe and hpi d-box.thinking about getting a hpi sprint 2 drift soon.
April 9, 2011 @ 03:56 PM
MADNESS

Post: 123

Join Date: Jan 2010

I use to have a couple of Mod Racers cool
April 11, 2011 @ 06:38 PM
TheCityOfChi

Post: 4615

Join Date: Nov 2006

Our company is coming out with a new line of RC car paint, I didn't realize it was actually popular
April 12, 2011 @ 08:13 AM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

Huge in California. Nationals also take place in Ohio.
April 13, 2011 @ 08:13 PM
mr mcgibblets

Post: 2179

Join Date: Nov 2010

Our company is coming out with a new line of RC car paint, I didn't realize it was actually popular


whats so special about this?
April 30, 2011 @ 10:21 AM
Hellah Fresh

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May 1, 2011 @ 06:37 PM
ahhhrt

Post: 2005

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: toe ron toe

There's little to no grip with those tires. Super hard plastic or rubber. In the early days of "rc drift" they'd just use PVC tube.

Before you ask, a majority of the cars on the market are AWD.
May 1, 2011 @ 07:37 PM
mr mcgibblets

Post: 2179

Join Date: Nov 2010

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzTZKKrI1kQ


best rc drift vid ive seen.
May 2, 2011 @ 01:57 PM
Hellah Fresh

Post: 3984

Join Date: Dec 2006

how the hell do they make the back tires throw out like that? they put weights in the trunk area or something?


Quote taken from one of the comments on the video:

"These RC cars look to be set up for counter steer. This means that the rear wheels spin faster than the front, giving it a rear-wheel drive effect while retaining 4wd to help control the drift. If you really want one of these you will need a deep pocket. I recommend you research online RC counter steer forums before you decide if this hobby is right for you. Try CSjunkies or RCDriftRevolutions to find a setup that works for you. Hope this helps."




www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TraYbBVRH4&feature=grec_index

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