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Old 10-22-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question advice for my kids xmas present

My son (15) wants an rc drifter and my daughter (13) wants a losi MRC. I am into rc crawling but know nothing of drifting, so what is a good electric rc drifter for @ the same price as a Losi MRC ($230)
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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The Losi drift-r looks like pretty cool 1/10 scale drifter, but it is about $60 more expensive than you were looking for :-(

Might be a good worst case scenario if you don't find anything cheaper and have to have a devoted drifter:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSB0289

Or the Team Associated 18R which is cheaper and 1/18th scale, but you will need to buy some drift tires or make them out of PVC pipe (Easy)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16011


I have always thought the 18r would be fun and would probably buy one of those over the Losi Drift-r despite them being in different classes.

-Lex

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Old 10-22-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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have you checked out the hpi e10 drift rtr ($159.)
pretty fun to drive
its shaft driven so there is a little torque twist, but w/ it being shaft driven the throttle response is quicker compared to a belt driven.

also the tamiya tt01 chassis rtr can dip in price. the nismo s mix looks pretty slick and it has the led light kit included and installed.i see them online varying from 250-300 but ive seen them at an lhs for 199

out of the two i think i would rather go w/ the hpi, and w/ the extra money id put it toward new dampers and other random upgrades.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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Drifter, try the HPI or a tamiya tt01
pricing is perfect, parts readily available and both are prettty rugged, especially the TT01
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
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You can get several TT01 kits for under $150

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?&C=CAD&V=TAM
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:26 PM   #6
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X3 on the TT01, solid car especially for the price. if money is no object check out some of the yokomo kits. Never had one but I've heard nothing but good things
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