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Old 01-09-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Hello

I am a total newbie on petrol rc buggy's.

I am saving up and soon I'll have around a 1000.00 pound to spend on one and upgrades.

Here are my question.

1) Do they need a lot of maintenance to keep in perfect order?
2) Do they run on oil mixed petrol?
3) What is the avergae speed of them?
4) Do they come ready to run?
5) what are the best upgrades to buy first?
6) Are there any better Off road buggy, Electric or Petrol?



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Old 01-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hello

I am a total newbie on petrol rc buggy's.

I am saving up and soon I'll have around a 1000.00 pound to spend on one and upgrades.

Here are my question.

1) Do they need a lot of maintenance to keep in perfect order?
2) Do they run on oil mixed petrol?
3) What is the avergae speed of them?
4) Do they come ready to run?
5) what are the best upgrades to buy first?
6) Are there any better Off road buggy, Electric or Petrol?



Thanks

james
1) It is pretty maintenance free
2) Oil is mixed in with the gas
3) about 38 mph or 61 kph with a totally stock baja 5b RTR
4) They can. There is the 5b RTR which is prebuilt, all you need is to charge the reciever battery, put in gas, and batteries in the transmitter. Or there is the 5b SS, which is a kit and you need to build it and supply electronics, besides the steering servo.
5) A tuned pipe is normally the first upgrade.
6) Your not going to get anything better for the money. Its an amazingly fun rc!

Check out www.hpibajaforum.com for more info.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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6) Your not going to get anything better for the money. Its an amazingly fun rc!
The rest is true and this is quoted for absolute truth. I love the hell out of mine and I can't see getting rid of it anytime soon.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/ite...ck-Radio__25aa

This one is Expert built will this one come built up? I am not handy with nitro trucks so I havn't got a clue. Thanks for the time. I have read that it is just normal gasoline, then you put oil in a seperate tank?


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Old 01-09-2008, 12:38 PM   #5
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I can't see getting rid of it anytime soon.
Urrrgh.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/ite...ck-Radio__25aa

This one is Expert built will this one come built up? I am not handy with nitro trucks so I havn't got a clue. Thanks for the time. I have read that it is just normal gasoline, then you put oil in a seperate tank?


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It runs on pre-mix. You mix the oil in with the gas. I would not spend the extra money to get one pre-built. Sure, it's "expert" built, but you never know. Putting a gas car together is no more difficult than a crawler or any other kit. It's just bigger. Better to put it together yourself anyway, so you get an idea of how everything works.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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If you can build a crawler you shouldn't have a problem building a 5b, they come with instructions.

You can't mix normal motor oil. You will need to mix 2-cycle mixing oil into the gasoline its pretty simple.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:05 PM   #8
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Urrrgh.
I hadn't even touched the tune yet. I took some time and ran it on the lot across the street after one tiny bit of tuning, holy crap. It runs like a raped ape now.

You'll like the xxx-t g+ too, 2s lipo and I almost totally balded the tires last night.
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What Oil shall I get for the SS version? How much oil shall I mix in with the fuel? Will normal 2 stroke oil work?
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What's a Baja 5B? :-P:-P
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What's a Baja 5B? :-P:-P
Yea, this coming from GeneralG. I've seen your work over at the baja forum.
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Yea, this coming from GeneralG. I've seen your work over at the baja forum.
HEHEHE...

Can't wait to show off what I have in store for the Baja.... going to knock everyone's socks off than some.
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What Oil shall I get for the SS version? How much oil shall I mix in with the fuel? Will normal 2 stroke oil work?
Normal 2-stroke oil, go to a dirt bike shop, they have the best brands.

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HEHEHE...

Can't wait to show off what I have in store for the Baja.... going to knock everyone's socks off than some.
I want to see too.

Wait till you see mine........never mind, it'll be stock. I might strip the anno off & re-anno in red.
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Normal 2-stroke oil, go to a dirt bike shop, they have the best brands.


I want to see too.

Wait till you see mine........never mind, it'll be stock. I might strip the anno off & re-anno in red.
Red would be nice... I saw one a while back that someone did up all red, EVERYTHING was red...

I'm not sure I will be able to call mine a baja after it is all done....
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Red would be nice... I saw one a while back that someone did up all red, EVERYTHING was red...

I'm not sure I will be able to call mine a baja after it is all done....
Cheater...
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