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Old 26th February 2009, 13:27   #421
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Wow some of you guys really know your RC wheels.

I am a DIYer, i dont want to go buy one off the shelf. I want to build one.

The engine, the chassis, the suspension, the electronics involved the hand held controller everything. I am good with a soldering iron too.

Where should i go looking?
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Old 26th February 2009, 13:45   #422
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The only thing i can think of are the tamiya kits and the Super Sport (SS) kits from HPI.

Check out Tamiya America - First in Quality Around the World and HPI Racing High Performance Radio Control (RC or R/C) Cars Trucks and Buggies. for more info
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Old 26th February 2009, 13:47   #423
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Wow some of you guys really know your RC wheels.

I am a DIYer, i dont want to go buy one off the shelf. I want to build one.

The engine, the chassis, the suspension, the electronics involved the hand held controller everything. I am good with a soldering iron too.

Where should i go looking?
It is not that easy to DIY all parts, have a look:

1/8 4-stroke Baja truck project (56K DEATH!) - Radio Control Zone
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hi

Yes i agree with you mail4ajo its better to get something that is future proof atleast for a while but i am a student and that 8 thousand odd difference between the flux n the 10t will just burn a hole too deep into my pocket..

i have in hand around 14k, can any of u guys suggest a neat rc that is a basher as well as an ocassional racer.. Looking at a 1/10 scale... that can touch 40mph with a few mods...

@mura: how much did u get the hobao hyper mini st for?

Also is it a good choice to purchase an rc off ebay... what are the taxes that apply i have read through the forum but it was a debatable issue n left at that... Has anyone bought an rc off ebay... I think CLK has done that righ????
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Old 26th February 2009, 17:29   #425
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@mura: how much did u get the hobao hyper mini st for?

I got it for 400 SGD.

I buy a lot of RC stuff via ebay, sometimes you get away without paying duty but sometimes duty will be around 25-30% of the declared value.

I would say 75% i get away without paying duty, 25% i pay about 25-30% duty.

This applies to AirMail/Parcel, if you get it via FEDEX, UPS ect you end up paying 35% Duty every time.

Please note a lot depends on your luck with the customs.
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@mura:You had suggested a main hobbies how do they deliver?
Can you suggest any ebay stores(that you are familiar with) that give delivery by air mail?
Also you mentioned that you own an e-firestorm 10t whats the top end speed and handling? What are possible mods?

Can you suggest any good electric rc within 14k..

Thanks
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Old 27th February 2009, 10:34   #427
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As i said the HPI Trophy or Sacker as it is know in Singapore/Malaysia/Taiwan can be got for approx Rs.12,000.
Thats exciting. Mura, does sacker have a website, I cant seem to find one. All references come to vendor sites.

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Eagerly awaiting pics of your entire RC collection. It must be one of the biggest in India.
Ajo - How is the TT running. Have you managed to get a good video?
TT is running fine for the moment. Need to do a video shortly.

I am waiting to see Mura's collection too.
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@mura: the hpi trophy or sacker is available for 12k thats a real neat price isnt it.... Is it the price in singapore or india...
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Mura, whats a good entry level electric buggy to consider. I am not for racing or high speed runs. Just all kind of road use.

My budget is limited due to my Nitro purchase. I know TT buggies are not all that great to talk about compared to HPI or Losi etc. One model kind of falls in my budget - Sparrowhawk XB. I just want an electric sidekick to my truck.

Considering I get a 7.2 V 3000+mAh battery, what run times can I expect?

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If you can get it , the Traxxas Bandit - my friends son has one - it is nearly unbrakeable (He is 12 years old)

If you go with the TT, get the Sparrowhawk XT.

With a 7cell 4000mah pack it will run for 10- 12 min at good speeds.
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If you go with the TT, get the Sparrowhawk XT.
I believe thats the Stadium truck version. Checked it, better 19 turn motor, higher clearance, wider and sturdy tyres. Looks good. Need to consider the cost. Just released recently. Most guys dont have stock.

The Sparrowhawk XB is available for SGD $288 in Singapore. Its available for Rs 11.5K with Modelart, BLR. Considering the exchange rate, its only about Rs 2K more. Hope all products were available like this India.

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@mura: No replies yet... is the HPI trophy for 12k in india... Also which online stores did you have the best experience....
whats the difference between sparrowhawk XB n XT besides the motor.
Isnt the XT a truggy??? How much is the XT for in india...
What Speeds can i expect from the sparrowhawk XT n XB

Also ajo told me about the Tomahawk XB what kinda speed can i expect from it...

You mentioned the bandit, is it available in india????
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@mura: No replies yet... is the HPI trophy for 12k in india... Also which online stores did you have the best experience....
whats the difference between sparrowhawk XB n XT besides the motor.
Isnt the XT a truggy??? How much is the XT for in india...
What Speeds can i expect from the sparrowhawk XT n XB

Also ajo told me about the Tomahawk XB what kinda speed can i expect from it...

You mentioned the bandit, is it available in india????
I very clearly mentioned the HPI Trophy which is a Rebadged "Sacker RC"
Buggy is avl in Singapore/Taiwan/Malaysia for around Rs.12,000.

The XT is a Truck - ie slightly easier to drive, but a little slow.

The XB with a 7 cell Pack will do 35-40kmph.
The XT with a 7 cell Pack will do 30-35kmph.

The Traxxas Bandit you can get Online. It is much faster than the Thunder Tiger models.

I prefer amainhobbies and ebay.
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The top of line Bandit VXL (brushless), I read is a killer. Will check it out. Its got this onroad optional high grip tyres for continuous wheelies, got me interested.

I heard a dealer called Indian Hobbies has started dealing in Traxxas. Need to find out his parts support.

Most TT stuff, I can easily get in Rotor, Chennai who is associated with the authorised guy for TT in Singapore or can check with Modelart. Rotor's support for TT Aero stuff is perhaps best in India. Not much for cars, but can always request.
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IS a 19T motor faster than a 17T motor...
Stain asked via PM if the 19 Turn motor is faster than 17 Turn. From what little I understand the basics of motors, a 19 turn will be slower as it spins lesser but deliver more better supply of torque. Since the XT is a stadium struck with wider tyres, they have used a 19 Turn motor for better torque and lesser speed. Assuming you use the same battery as Mura says, the XB must technically run faster.

Please correct if wrong.
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