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Old 6th July 2010, 20:02   #766
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There is a showroom of these big boys toy in Pune too. The sales person told me it can take 100 KMPH within 10 sec.
Thats a Traxxas Revo. In stock, condition, no way will it hit 100km/h. Thats nonsense.

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That is right.
My neighbor says, it costed him 40k.
He was fleeced or is lying. Cost much lesser than 40K in India. In US its about $550

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My neighbor recently bought this from the US.
It has 37 cc motor. Runs on independent suspension setup.
The remote control has a steering wheel, option to shift from automatic to manual, brakes and a few other control.
There is separate remote for the ignition.
Remote control has a range of around 600-700 meters.

I did not click any pictures, however made a few videos from my phone.
Its a 3.3cc 2 stroke engine. 37cc is too big for that chassis. It can only fit a 1/5 scale or bigger car. Its only automatic, not option for manual transmission. I have not seen one in the commercial market, which can manual shift. Yes, remote diff lock is there. The switch you seen is for the reverse. The ignition is via electric starter.

I have the very same model and lots more.

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hey, this is my Traxxas bandit xl-5..
its my first professional if you may call it, radio controlled car.. had lots of toy ones and then some 8 years later i stumbled upon these fast hobby ones.. wanted to see what its about so got this basic one..

Planning on some 'mods' .. want to change the motor to something faster.. its currently a titan 12t 550, what do you guys suggest? it should go along with the XL-5 ESC.. any suggestions are welcome
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Gurus,

I want to build RC cars.. Any inputs on how to start will help.

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Dont be too surprised if our Chandigarh Dealer sold him this car. But definitely not at 40k as the prices are on the website www.traxxas.in


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My neighbor recently bought this from the US.
It has 37 cc motor. Runs on independent suspension setup.
Shockers, tyres etc can be changed.
Car runs on Nitro Methane, which costs somewhere close to Rs. 500/lt.
Fuel tank capacity of car is 150ml.
1L of fuel is good for 3 hours of running.

The remote control has a steering wheel, option to shift from automatic to manual, brakes and a few other control.
There is separate remote for the ignition.
Remote control has a range of around 600-700 meters.

The car has LED headlamps.

Car requires a service after every 3 hours of running.

I did not click any pictures, however made a few videos from my phone.

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Hi. Youve got to be more specific that just saying you want to build them. Its better to pick up a RTR kit, get to know the cars and then go ahead and rebuild it once you have the hang of them and upgrade them accordingly.

Generally kits tend to get more expensive due to the lack of electronics, experience, and some even don't carry power trains.

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I want to build RC cars.. Any inputs on how to start will help.

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Hi. Youve got to be more specific that just saying you want to build them. Its better to pick up a RTR kit, get to know the cars and then go ahead and rebuild it once you have the hang of them and upgrade them accordingly.

Generally kits tend to get more expensive due to the lack of electronics, experience, and some even don't carry power trains.
Yes, I would suggest an RTR for an absolute beginner. Kits also tend to get complicated for newbies and expensive too. Once you are conversant, you can strip and rebuild.

But if you are serious about building there are some cool kits for pure beginers like the Team Associated RC18 Buggy and Truggy 1/18 scale twins. I recently saw one build by a school boy and was impressed with the quality and ease of build.

Tamiya has the best electric kits in the market. HPI also has some nice kits. HPI kit assembly manuals are one of the best I have seen.
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Its better to pick up a RTR kit, get to know the cars and then go ahead and rebuild it once you have the hang of them and upgrade them accordingly.
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Generally kits tend to get more expensive due to the lack of electronics, experience, and some even don't carry power trains.
Well, i started reading and would love to build some. I read on US sites that there are ready to build (RTB?) kits. Started searching indian sites, but so far have not found RTB for sale In India.

Otherwise I have to start on electric ones and step up.


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Once you are conversant, you can strip and rebuild.
Do most of you replace your own spare parts? How do you get started on that? I would like to read on that too.


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But if you are serious about building there are some cool kits for pure beginers like the Team Associated RC18 Buggy and Truggy 1/18 scale twins. I recently saw one build by a school boy and was impressed with the quality and ease of build.

Tamiya has the best electric kits in the market. HPI also has some nice kits. HPI kit assembly manuals are one of the best I have seen.
Are any of this kits available in India or I have to only procure abroad?

I have seen the Traxx and HMI sites. They only have RTR kits.
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You can see my comments in bold.

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Well, i started reading and would love to build some. I read on US sites that there are ready to build (RTB?) kits. Started searching indian sites, but so far have not found RTB for sale In India.

I havent heard of the RTB concept. May exist in aircrafts. There is something called race roller, where just the engine/motor ESC combo and the electronics/radio needs to be added and other components are factory assembled. But most Race Rollers are high end racing kits and usually come in Truggy/Buggy format.

Do most of you replace your own spare parts? How do you get started on that? I would like to read on that too.
Yes, the real car concept of service center will not work, plus this is a hobby, so you need to do it yourself.

Are any of this kits available in India or I have to only procure abroad?

I have seen the Traxx and HMI sites. They only have RTR kits.
Traxxas doesnt not have any kits. They have some race rollers like the Revo platinum (not sure if it exists now) and Slash Ultimate. Slash Ultimate is not offered in India now, but may come in soon. Traxxas is focused on casual hobbyists and bashers and have some great RTRs for the purpose.

Sadly they dont have any buggy/truggy in their lineup due to their customer focus. But due the popularity, the Revo and the Slash is widely raced in the US.

HPI/Hot Bodies (sister company) has many kits. They are available in India.
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You can see my comments in bold.
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I havent heard of the RTB concept.
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My source is How to Build a RC Cars | Remote Control Cars Building Tips

Not sure, how/ where to get the kit though... the sites listed are US specific.
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Dear fellow members,
i am very much excited to buy my first ever electric RC car.
i have a rough budget about 10k.

i have short listed the following models:-

1. Traxxs Slash 2 Wd - for 16k

2. SPARROWHAWK XXT 4wd - for 16k(3.7k battery and charger extra)

3.Phoenix ST II 2.4GHz - fro 7k (3.7k battery and charger extra)


Please suggest which is more durable and rugged also if there are any other good models.

also from where i can buy them.

awaiting your replies

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Old 23rd August 2010, 17:07   #776
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Thumbs up NiMh battery charger

HI guys,
just got myself a slash 2wd.
Which battery charger should i buy and from whom?
the std charger taker about 8 hrs to charge the 8.4v 7 cell 3000mAH battery pack.
also which batteries are available opn higher rating?


reagrds vikram
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Howdy to all you RC fans out there

First RC car was a Taifun (TW brand full suspension 2-speed electric)
Second RC car was a Traxxas E-Maxx - still have this
Third RC car was a HPI RS4 3 Type-SS (kit) which I built and sold because I couldn't get to grips with the sensitive tuning requirements of the Nitro engine

Now after several years away from the hobby I am back! Just ordered a HPI Baja 5T RTR in white color. Constantly sighing impatiently until it arrives! This will be my first gasoline powered car and my first 1/5 scale as well.

For me run-times are important because in India, you cannot play with RC vehicles anywhere and everywhere. I expect I'll be traveling a fair distance everytime I want to play just to get away from people and potential hazards. In a situation like this, I don't want an electric car that will only run for 20 minutes between charges (optimistic). This was one my biggest gripes about electric cars!

Nitro cars are cranky for tuning and nitro fuel is expensive! They give you the run-time...but only when they reliably run. I've given up on Nitro powered vehicles because of my bad experience with the RS4 3 Type-SS.

Petrol cars are perfect. I've got a lifetime supply of Motul 800 2T 2-stroke synthetic oil and I've got a Hot bodies receiver charger and a 8-cell AA battery charger as well. A 5 liter can for fuel and a smaller 1 liter bottle for immediate use fuel. A 100ml measuring cup for oil so I get the mixture spot-on and I will be sorted from dawn to dusk!!

Looking forward to driving the 5T around in Mumbai and in Chennai at the Palar river-bed

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The 2010 IFMAR 1/8th Off-road World Championships, Pattaya, Thailand is taking place between November 7-14 2010. I am planning to be there on the final 2 days 13&14 to watch the last qualifying and finals.

Its a true international event with the top most offroad drivers and companies scheduled to join. This will come back to Asia only after 4 years, so I dont want to miss this opportunity.

I am already in touch with the track owner to see if I can get exclusive right to enter the pits and paddock area. Anyone want to join?

Flight tickets - about 17K, decent rooms from Rs 1500 onwards. I propose to book soon. Tickets rates going up. Let me know.
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Default IRCRA & RCFFI together brings you the Championship RC Car Race in Bangalore

Indian Radio Control Racers' Association (IRCRA) & RCFFI together brings you the Championship Car Race at Pitstop Racing, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.

Day 1 - Practice and Qualifying sessions Date: 30th October 2010, Saturday

Onsite Registration
The race is open to Nitro Powered and Electric Powered classes of vehicles
Drivers using AM & FM Band frequency must deposit all Transmitter crystals with the Race Director to avoid frequency interferences.
2.4 Ghz radios may be retained by the participants.
Fuel can be brought at the location.
Qualifying schedule:
2pm to 3pm Buggy qualifying
3pm to 4pm Truggy qualifying
4pm to 5pm Monster Truck qualifying


Day 2: Race Day Date: 31st October 2010, Sunday


9.30am to 10am Electric open class race (All scales can participate)
10:30am to 11am 1/8 scale Nitro Buggy class (10 minutes Race)
11:30am to 12pm 1/8 scale Nitro Truggy class & Stadium Trucks
(10 minutes race)
12:30pm to 1pm Nitro Monster Trucks, All scales can participate
(10 minutes race)
1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:30pm to 3:00pm - 1/8 scale Nitro Buggy class (10 minutes Race)
3:30pm to 4:00pm 1/8 scale Nitro Truggy class & Stadium Trucks
(10 minutes race)
4:30pm to 5:00pm - Nitro Monster Trucks, All scales can participate
(10 minutes race)
5:30pm to 6:30pm - Winner Announcement and Prize Distribution.

Mail us for any queries ircra2010@gmail.com
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Wow this is a good news.
I never thought Bangalore hosted these events.
I'm a newbie in the RC world.
I bought a Carisma M14 Porsche 911 GT3 electric RC model last weekend and still am practising.

is there any place where I can get more details regarding this event?
1. Entry fee?
2. Any prize money? In case I win
3. Is there no qualifying for electric ones?
4. What will be done if the transmitter frequencies are same for 2 cars?
5. Can anyone partcipate or any prerequites exist?

I'm really interested to pursue this hobby seriously.
If anybody has any info, help.
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