RC Cars Anyone??

October 20, 2010 @ 17:03:32 PM
Post: 838
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.

http://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 @ 22:18:03 PM
Post: 1862
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 @ 22:38:32 PM
Post: 94
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: 626 SOCALL
Of course, it's fun, but i think you could pursue a better hobby.
October 20, 2010 @ 22:43:05 PM
Post: 4375
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 @ 00:04:14 AM
Post: 838
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 @ 00:27:50 AM
Post: 108
Join Date: Oct 2010
any helpful websites/
October 21, 2010 @ 13:30:01 PM
Post: 838
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Van City
^Yes that too!...online guide's or something??

cheers
October 22, 2010 @ 23:10:08 PM
Post: 838
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Van City
eh??
October 23, 2010 @ 04:33:39 AM
Post: 1057
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 @ 23:28:56 PM
Post: 838
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 @ 04:59:56 AM
Post: 1057
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 @ 20:35:55 PM
Post: 1862
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: toe ron toe
Originally posted by Inactive User
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. blushing


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 @ 21:30:48 PM
Post: 838
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 @ 22:28:07 PM
Post: 1862
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 @ 22:45:17 PM
Post: 838
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Van City
just to mess around with in parking lots and shit man haha.
October 25, 2010 @ 10:15:26 AM
Post: 26
Join Date: Oct 2010
you will enjoy it, but you'll need a lot of time and money. good luck!
October 25, 2010 @ 10:29:53 AM
Post: 1862
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 03, 2011 @ 23:22:03 PM
Post: 27
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 @ 14:56:20 PM
Post: 1037
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 @ 21:21:46 PM
Post: 31
Join Date: Jan 2011
goddddammmmnnn, that shyt's fast as hell
April 06, 2011 @ 14:07:32 PM
Post: 39
Join Date: Nov 2010
Parents own a hobby store in the bay area! Low price hobby in newark, go check it out blushing.

Hit me up for parts too, I think I can hook it blushing.
April 08, 2011 @ 16:19:35 PM
Post: 2122
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 09, 2011 @ 15:56:18 PM
Post: 114
Join Date: Jan 2010
I use to have a couple of Mod Racers smokeyface
April 11, 2011 @ 18:38:28 PM
Post: 4380
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 @ 08:13:46 AM
Post: 1862
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: toe ron toe
Huge in California. Nationals also take place in Ohio.
April 13, 2011 @ 20:13:39 PM
Post: 2122
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 @ 10:21:41 AM
Post: 3581
Join Date: Dec 2006

This post is hidden due to user account is no longer active or improper post content.

May 01, 2011 @ 18:37:38 PM
Post: 1862
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 01, 2011 @ 19:37:54 PM
Post: 2122
Join Date: Nov 2010
Originally posted by Inactive User


best rc drift vid ive seen.
Please login first to reply.
x