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Title: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on July 30, 2011, 10:21:01 PM
Since we have many people come in asking about cars,I thought I'd start a thread with all information someone might need when entering the hobby.

First of all,read through the topics pertaining to cars in the RC India Wiki (http://www.rcindia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

After this,you might have some more questions.Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Whenever you want to buy a hobby grade car,you need to be clear on what you want to do. i.e. race,bash,both.

You have to decide whether you want a nitro or electric powered car.There is a thread which discusses the 'nitro vs electric' topic.In short,nitros require a significant amount of maintenance and are decently fast.They have the realism factor which you don't get with electric cars.With electric cars,on a brushless and lipo setup,you almost have instant power on hand.Electrics require comparatively less maintenance than nitros but do not offer the realism that nitros offer.


Once you get this right,the next thing to look at is the budget.We have a variety of cars for people with various budgets.Then again,entering the hobby takes a significant amount of time and money.

Once you have that sorted out,you need to take a look at the types of cars and start deciding on brands.The most important thing is that you have to do some research on what you want to buy.It helps a lot later on.You can ask some people who have the car about their experience with the car.

This is a small guide as to what you should do while buying a car.If I missed out on anything,please add it. :)

Hope this helps a beginner.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 13, 2011, 12:09:58 PM
I want to buy a new RC Car and i need advises from u all..shall i start with a basic car or shall i directly buy a hpi vorza buggy..??
please advice....


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: anwar on August 13, 2011, 01:22:32 PM
Merged into existing thread...

Please read these threads, which were collected by searching for the words "race" and "bash"  (http://www.rcindia.org/search2?search=race+bash).

http://www.rcindia.org/cars/help-me-wanna-buy-a-nitro-monster-truck/

http://www.rcindia.org/beginners-zone/newbie-rc-car-help-needed-!/ (http://www.rcindia.org/beginners-zone/newbie-rc-car-help-needed-!/)

http://www.rcindia.org/cars/getting-into-nitro/

http://www.rcindia.org/cars/hi-need-help-choice-of-staduim-truck-(nitro)/

http://www.rcindia.org/cars/help-me-choose-(urgent)/

http://www.rcindia.org/cars/hi-friends-please-help-me-to-select-mt-(hpi-tt-or-traxx-brand)/





Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 13, 2011, 07:20:13 PM
Ahh...... foresight helped ;D

Well, to answer your question, how much experience do you have with cars? The Vorza is one mean machine. On the 'I want' list of many people(including me). It can be ridiculous for a total noob on 4s itself. Since you're in Mumbai, you'll get some help for sure. I'll tell you that racing an E-buggy is gonna be hard when you see the kinda racers we have in the class. Not saying that you shouldn't or overrating the others. Just that it'll take you some time to get accustomed to a vorza. But if you can get one and think that you can handle one, power to you ;D :thumbsup:

IF you can get two cars, I suggest you go for the slightly lower end one. Gives you more experience. You can get going with a Vorza too. Do keep in mind that it comes with a 27 MHz radio out of the box. If I were you, I'd sell the stocker or just keep it and get a 2.4 GHz radio. You'll need batteries and a decent charger. It takes upto 6s but I suggest you stick to 4s.

If you go ahead and buy a Vorza, I doubt you'll regret it. (If you are patient and learn your car). It is not a totally race-bred vehicle like the Ve8 but a durable car with the genes of a racer.

So in short, if you think you can handle one, go for it ;D. Be patient and take your time to learn stuff about your car. If you do it, you'll love it.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: rajathv8 on August 13, 2011, 10:09:59 PM
Well i wouldnt jump into an expensive HPI initially. The 1/8s are mean machines. It all comes down to personal preference :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 15, 2011, 02:08:44 AM
i know jumping to a big car would cause problems but i won't get money from home to buy a basic car plus a advance car so was thinking why not buy a HPI Vorza directly because i have seen it race in Radico sports arena panvel and its my personal favourite..i would really dedicate my time to learn controlling it..

and i don't know what is the price of vorza in India as i saw on ebay it was less then i heard..would appreciate all your help on this...

and about the batteries i will collect money to buy a good range radio and the batterties.. :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 15, 2011, 02:36:24 AM
with all the threads and links i got to know many experiences and thinking of people...
but i prefer a e-buggy as its easy to maintain..and i have seen these cars in RCINC event i have seen them race,bash even seen the racers practising..till now i didnt knew about companies and models but doing some reasearch i got to know many things about it and thanks to u all and the forum..

i wont get that much money to buy two cars so i have to buy one and i have seen vorza,ve8 race and i personally thought vorza was better..but i still dont know the total price of a RTR Vorza in mumbai so u brothers please help me out with it..
and im looking forward to your advices...

thankyou all.... :) ;)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 15, 2011, 01:21:11 PM
Last time I checked, a Vorza was going for around :Rs: 38,000 minus batteries.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 15, 2011, 06:53:34 PM
Batteries are important for gaining more torque right...??

and you told that i should replace the radio...what will be the overall cost including updated batteries and 2.4Ghz radio..??


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: J R H on August 15, 2011, 07:40:05 PM
Why dont you take a look at the Nexx8?.. It comes with 2.4 radio and 1700kv motor. The ESC comes with Tunning card. It can take up to 2 2S lipo.. Very well balanced and light weight. It costs about Rs.28500. Battery & charger is not included.. Gandhar has seen in action. ESC comes with 6months replaceable warranty.. Hongnor Jammin  has 100% support in India..

Flight Max 5000 Mah battery is available with me as well..


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 15, 2011, 07:47:56 PM
Ehh........ "batteries important for torque"....... Kind of but not really. Lipos do provide more punch compared to NiMH's. In short, batteries provide power :P.

Not sure how much the radio and lipo combo will cost you. Ask Siddharth. He should give you a better picture. If the Maxamps lipos he suggests are too expensive, go for the Tritech lipos. I've heard that they're pretty good.

PS: The Nexx8 is a pretty decent car.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: J R H on August 15, 2011, 09:51:26 PM
See this Video - Nexx8 vs Hpi Vorza.. Do your research on rctech.net as well.. Later on if you may want to go for Tekin motor combo for extreme performance..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0jiyI3UOw


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 16, 2011, 02:00:41 PM
ya i know Siddharth bhai i will talk to him...bt what about this Nexx8..??
should i buy this one or vorza would be better..??will do the research...

 


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 17, 2011, 12:29:23 AM
how about hpi Savage..??
even that is excellent machine...
can i handle this MT...???


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: J R H on August 17, 2011, 10:33:43 AM
Buggy will be the best.
Truggy Second
Monster truck is third.. In terms of handling..


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 17, 2011, 02:53:50 PM
Okay...
then i will look forward to nexx8 or vorza... :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 17, 2011, 03:52:58 PM
Murli, I think SCT's handle better than MT's.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: J R H on August 17, 2011, 04:05:18 PM
Sorry i missed the Short Course Truck (SCT)-- I felt my Jammin SCRT handled on par with buggy when i drove it for fun.. I have not driven it on track yet, so can't really comment.. Yes, SCT is a way better handler than Monster Truck (MT)..


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 18, 2011, 05:25:28 PM
i dont know anything about SCT's...

and i watched nexx8 is quite a awesome machine...

can you guys please help me out with batteries..??
i mean any introduction to batteries...


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: J R H on August 18, 2011, 06:04:02 PM
Go for Flightmax 5000mah, Cheap and great for entry level.. Im still using them.. Need to go for the best charger..


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 18, 2011, 08:22:12 PM
Well, lipos are more powerful compared to NiMH's. They have a few rules. Read all of this (http://batteryuniversity.com/)      

You won't have many doubts after you read that ;) Read the basics and information pertaining to lithium ploymer ( Lipo, Lipoly) batteries.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 21, 2011, 04:56:39 PM
that was exactly what i wanted man...
thanks alot...
i owe u... :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 21, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
Anytime man :)

This is what the forum is all about.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 22, 2011, 10:57:33 AM
don't we have any thread were we can get to know all about batteries(4s,6s) and all..??

because begginers can find everything else by surfing but info about batteries used in RC Cars is rarely found..


one again thankyou.... :) :)z


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: Siddharth on August 23, 2011, 05:57:45 PM
Wow.. didnt know people were using this forum to market products.

@parth: Its a myth that e-buggies are only for advanced drivers etc. The only problem i see with them is that they are better suited for tracks. I don't really use any of them for bashing. A MT on the other hand can be used for bashing and also for track use. Monster is the most popular category in India. SCT trucks have a dedicated class for racing. They give you the best of both worlds.

There are multiple brands that offer good products, do your research and pick one.

Go with what you like and what fits in your budget. Come down to the track once it opens to try out the different cars and then take a call.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 06:10:00 PM
Yes for sure i did the research and found out hpi savage flux that is newly launched was a good rc but im yet a begginner and wont buy a basic car..so do u think that savage is good pick for me..??

and Radico track is closed due to rains right..??
once the rain subside i will surely catch up with u or visit the shop....


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: Siddharth on August 23, 2011, 06:13:02 PM
Like i said earlier, dont let the beginner aspect decide the car you pick. Since there is proper support in India even a 8 year old with no experience can buy the best rc car and not have any problems.

The track is closed due to rains. Should be functional october first week.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 06:18:23 PM
Okay...once the rains subside i will visit the shop and the track....

Is savage flux hp available at the store..??
and what price..??


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 06:39:55 PM
im buying this...i think its awesome...i liked this MT...
http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/106571/
pls check it out...
@siddharth:-pls let me know if its available at the store and what price....ftp://


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 23, 2011, 06:43:55 PM
The Savage XS Flux isn't out ;D . When it comes to India, it'll be AWESOME!!!


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 06:51:47 PM
Oh damn...!!! :banghead:   :( 
When will it come in India..?? (approximate time)..??
Im going to buy this MT.. (:|~ 
il wait till it comes in here...


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 23, 2011, 06:57:32 PM
I heard that the pre- ordered ones would reach their destinations in about a week or so. When will it come to India? Siddharth will have the answer ;)

PS: HPI just upgraded the radio system in their Vorza. Its going to come with a 2.4 GHz system. Parth, you might want to take a second look at the Vorza again :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 07:03:04 PM
@siddharth:-when will this MT come in India...
 

Online..???? its OUT OF STOCK.. :(. :banghead:
Price-$539.99
that will be... :Rs:24,658


Anxiously waiting for it to launch in India... :(


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on August 23, 2011, 07:06:26 PM
Add customs and shipping to that. Gets higher :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 07:09:48 PM
Ooh thats nice...
wont have to spend extra money on radio now....
nice move by hpi,providing 2.4Ghz radio...

lets wait for Hpi savage XS then will decide what to buy... :)

yeah thats true so coming till India it will cost around 30k..???


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: dhaksha_dx on August 23, 2011, 07:17:37 PM
Why dont you buy the Hobbyking 1/10 scale trooper


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 07:24:00 PM
Im going to buy only one RC Car because of low budget...so why not wait for the best...Im not in a hurry so lets see what to do.... :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 07:35:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rq4n9MyZNIM

introduction to hpi savage xs flux...nice video..must watch


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 23, 2011, 07:44:27 PM
Online its given that its launching around august end or september start...lets see...we have to wait... :(


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: rajathv8 on August 23, 2011, 09:24:00 PM
Hey thats an awesome truck. Looks fantastic! Will be more than 24k for sure but if you get it locally ,parts support will be helpful. All the best :)


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on August 24, 2011, 10:04:59 AM
ya but its nt yet launched.. ;)

I saw the new vorza...excellent body work done..and good update...


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: snash on October 31, 2011, 05:55:45 PM
HEy guys!! i m goin 2 buy m 1st rc.....plzz help m out wich brands r der in india.....i m thinking abt drift car and off roader...damm excited to buy...... :o (:|~ :help:


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on October 31, 2011, 07:05:45 PM
We need more details... Budget?

Have you gone through the Wiki?

Please avoid using SMS lingo. It makes it quite difficult to read....


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: rajathv8 on October 31, 2011, 11:00:36 PM
Drift cars and off-roaders are different in all respects :) please decide one one type. Your questions have already been answered on other posts. Please read through them, you will learn a lot :) welcome to RCI.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: pcsjith on November 01, 2011, 05:42:48 PM
Hi Parth,
             I too am in the process of deciding on an RC truck. As of now its E-maxx brushless, HPI Savage flux and Stampede brushless thats under consideration. But I recenlty came across the thunder tiger MT4 G3 and oh man I am floored. That thing is so very stable and durable for high speed and bashing. I know not many people would suggest you this vehicle which in fact has perplexed me as well :headscratch:. But most of those opinions I guess come from people who havnt used the TT MT4. If you look at videos by people who own both E-maxx and MT4, you can see how much they appreciate the latter. Check this and related video out-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MafQx78uCKQ&feature=related

and this-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCKxJ0Re60M&feature=related

Also see here,

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132932

And also the 'Basher approved' review from Bigsquid-

http://www.bigsquidrc.com/thunder-tiger-mt4-g3-18-electric-monster-truck-review/

            I have come to understand that the MT4 is way better than e-maxx and as good as the savage flux hp. Would like to know what you guys think about this.
            Happy researching. Do let us know when you finally buy one. I am eager to know too... ;D

-pcsjith


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on November 01, 2011, 06:39:44 PM
Ehh, if I remember right, none of us said that it was a bad car.

If you can get it, go for it!! I've seen Joe driving his and it surely is an awesome car. Its basically an MT with a center diff and truggy parentage.

I wouldn't blindly follow everything that BSRC says..... But with the MT4G3, they are bang on!


The first video clearly shows that it needs heavier damping out of the box... It feels too springy.... But that doesn't matter when you're bashing. If you're racing, a small tune up can turn it into a beast.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: traxxrc1 on November 01, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
frankly,emaxx dosent stands a chance b/w mt4 and flux. For bashing flux is better, and for racing mt4 is better.
IMO,mt4 is the latest rival for eRevo which 's a race proven electric monster.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on November 02, 2011, 12:11:21 AM
ohh that is one awesome MT...its really good..n thanks for letting me know about it...
would probably buy a Rc in late december....
would be waitnig for all your advices..


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: mail4ajo on November 02, 2011, 12:58:23 AM
MT4 is way better because its a truggy and is based on the ST-1, one of the toughest cars from TT. But it suffers from the TT image and RTR packaging where brands like HPI and Traxxas have an advantage.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: traxxrc1 on November 02, 2011, 12:34:34 PM
i agree to ajo. TT needs to improve on marketing and packaging their products. Plus they need to have more of that RTR factor.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on November 03, 2011, 12:02:27 AM
HPI and TRAXXAS have a goodwill in related to Rc cars...But this truggy is really awesome...
may i pls know the price of mt4...???


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: mail4ajo on November 03, 2011, 12:36:28 AM
http://www.rcindia.org/for-sale/brand-new-thunder-tiger-cars-for-sale-upto-15off/


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: parth on November 03, 2011, 01:43:18 AM
thankyou Ajo sir...


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: dst161 on April 11, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
Here are some links on how to start a nitro engine (for newbies / first time nitro car users).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-arymGvYdA&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-arymGvYdA&feature=relmfu)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf7zSEcL9cQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf7zSEcL9cQ&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5m1Bw_g8GQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5m1Bw_g8GQ&feature=related)

As you can see, its simple if done correctly.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: traxxrc1 on April 11, 2012, 09:27:07 PM
lol i really remember reading comments on the hairs of that kid in the second video,people are so silly that they dont see what they should and comment silly things on youtube,i personally have seen a lot of racist an abusive comments for no apparent reason..!


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: PRAVEEN A on September 30, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
FROM
      praveen.a,
      Coimbatore,
      Tamilnadu,
      INDIA.




respected sir,
            sir i'm new to the rc world...so it would be very useful for me if you could sent me the details of how to choose a rc car and what are the best companies and the budget...also i would like to know what type of competitions take place across the country...
i'm very eager to get my new rc cars or rc trucks...hoping for a faster reply sir...

                                                                         



                                                                       thanking you


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: anwar on September 30, 2012, 08:26:48 PM
Hello Praveen -

Welcome to RC India :)  I have merged your post into the right thread.  Please read this thread, and use the "search" box on the top right to see other existing threads about how to start on RC Cars.


Title: rc car
Post by: raghu355 on April 06, 2013, 04:16:07 PM
what money i have to spend to buy a cheap rc car.
what are the websites for rc car in india.


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on April 06, 2013, 05:10:41 PM
Welcome to RC India :)  I have merged your post into the right thread.  Please read this thread, and use the "search" box on the top right to see other existing threads about how to start on RC Cars.
Applies to post #57 as well.


Title: Re: How to make a new post on this forum
Post by: shashikant on July 04, 2013, 10:51:53 AM
can i get t with aelectric used rc car car in mumbai as i am a beginer i wish to start with a electric rc car


Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
Post by: iamahuman on July 04, 2013, 11:39:59 AM
Concerns post #59
Welcome to RC India :)  I have merged your post into the right thread.  Please read this thread, and use the "search" box on the top right to see other existing threads about how to start on RC Cars.

You need to do more research and figure out what you want. Take a look at this thread and do what is suggested. Once you know what you want, we'll help you out.


Title: newbie
Post by: rcfreak89 on November 13, 2014, 02:44:40 PM
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Title: Re: How to get started off with cars
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