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01-28-2007 03:42 AM  10 years agoPost 21
derek533

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Also consider the Monster GT by Associated. Its very tough and comes with a 4.6 engine for about $375 from Tower after their promotional discount. Stay clear of Duratrax. Tower pushes their stuff so much and I can tell you after seeing the MGT (Monster GT) and a Warhead Evo in person, there is no comparison as to the quality. Not to mention, the MGT is cheaper too. I've read good things about the Savage and Losi as well. The only thing with Traxxas, is their engines can be a little finicky from what I have read over on the universe. But their parts are everywhere too so that is plus for them.

I think you would do fine with either a Savage, Losi, Revo, and Monster GT. All of them have their strengths and weaknesses. Oh, and one final thing about the T-Maxx is that most of the car experts would say that the T-Maxx is a dated design and you'd be better off with the Revo if you're going the Traxxas route.

Have fun and remember, that if you race, you better forget flying helis b/c it will take every last cent you own to keep racing. Those guys who race every weekend will spend well over $200 or $300 just on parts for a full race day!

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01-28-2007 04:56 AM  10 years agoPost 22
gigi

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Oops

When I read the topic, I thought he meant he wanted a SEMI truck, an 18-wheeler. I've seen one of those, complete with a sound system which reproduces all the sounds (starter, motor, air brakes, reverse warning ) and it even shakes when idling. You can couple and release the trailer, and it shifts gears, to boot. The thing was a hoot, and I imagine it would be great fun to practice backing up with it. But it was too expensive for the toy it is...

Gigi

My heli spending has gone way down since I got a Honda 919 :-)

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01-28-2007 06:18 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Topher

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Iv got a savage X and really like it. Iv been away from cars for a while but remember the rule of thumb being, if you cant afford gas, then the Revo is for racing and the savage is for bashing. No matter what you decide on, your probably gonna get a good truck as long as its not the warhead.

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01-28-2007 10:01 PM  10 years agoPost 24
deiniolpook

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I've got the Savage X also.
Absolutely superb truck, almost bomb proof!!
Comes in two versions:
X RTR 4.1
X SS 4.6 (Super Sport) (a few more bits of bling and some upgrades to help with durability and is supplied in kit form with a clear body shell ready to paint)

I was debating between the T-Maxx 3.3 and the Savy X, I'm very glad I went with the X, it just looks and feels so much more tougher and up to the job.

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01-28-2007 11:40 PM  10 years agoPost 25
Learn to Fly

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I have a Revo, MGT, and a Savage. all on Spektrum...like said above they all have pros and cons...

The Revo is a good track race truck. It is also a great beater, but not a hard basher.Lunsford this and that, I have the RBTM23 motor in it...insane power from start to top end. Great race motor. Did not like the Traxxas motor, it had power, but needed tuning alot.

The MGT is a great track truck(with a few upgrades), and a great basher. I have Powerstroke shocks on mine and it articulates through turns like a real monster truck. It can also hit jumps real well with these shocks. Motor is a Picco .27(green head) great motor, has seen 5 gallons so far. It is a heavy truck though, so when it hits a bad jump somtimes links pop, or bent A-arm holders in the front of the frame, bent turnbuckles. The X version looks sweet. HPI motors run well.

The Savage is not a good track truck. However it is bomb proof as some one else has mentioned. I have jumped mine off my house and no problem. This truck is great for beatings. Curbs are no match, 20 foot jumps made with the Kabota at our bash track are still no match it takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. I just put a RB .28 and pipe in it and WOW!! she has power.

Losi's are good too. Great track trucks.

RPM makes some pretty indistructable A arms for most trucks now. stay away from the aluminum, unless your going to baby it.

I have a REVO and Savage for sale if interested.

Only drawback about the trucks, is THEY BREAK ALL THE TIME!!!!

Jeff


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01-29-2007 12:11 AM  10 years agoPost 26
ERAUEAGLE

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I don't know if it is still produced but thunder tiger used to make an r/c truck that had a .70 heli engine in it....

Yea, I see you know everything but can see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch????

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01-29-2007 12:18 AM  10 years agoPost 27
littleman

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I dont really love the MGT, its ok but...
The ONLY think I dont like about the savage is that it sux to work on.
A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-29-2007 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 28
Topher

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[/quote]The ONLY think I dont like about the savage is that it sux to work on.[quote]

This is true, but by integrating all the parts together is what makes the savage so much stronger then all the other trucks. Its trade off just like durability vs. speed.

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01-29-2007 01:04 AM  10 years agoPost 29
Grant H

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Only drawback about the trucks, is THEY BREAK ALL THE TIME!!!!
Yeah. You got that right. I found this to be the biggest turn off to running trucks or cars. They are fun but just not worth the maintance time. Thats one of the big reasons I like helicopters. They are pretty much "set it and forget it".

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01-29-2007 01:13 AM  10 years agoPost 30
SkateFreak

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Hey.
I have an old Traxxs Nitro Sport in the garage... got it yyeeeaaaarrrrssss ago...
Ragged the little fella for a couple of years, held up well and then she got lost in the garage lol.
The engine i suspect is a lost cause, part of the drive train is shot and to be honest, i'd say its a lost cause.

This being said, the other day a fella turned up with a 4.1 something or other and man did that pull...
Never seen anything plough through fields WITH crops!

Was mondo impressed and everyone seems to be talking about pulling old cars off the shevles to play in the evenings when the grumpy plankers arnt about heh.

I love the idea of jst ploughing through fields but somewhat think it wouldnt be the best of ideas to do it to often heh.

Has anyone driven an sport, if so how much better does the rustler/revvo hold up against it? i dont think i'm ready to invest much into this with a monster truck just yet lol.

Am looking for a little beater for some abuse after i'm done with the helis... something to just mess about with heh

Any thoughts much appreciated!

-Jvr

Non-3D heli pilots are planker spys trying to bring down the heli community from the inside - Topher

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01-29-2007 02:30 AM  10 years agoPost 31
Raptor3DPilot

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Hmm I figured they needed their regular maintenace here and there... while breaking a part here or there... but man they seem like they break at the drop of a dime!

I'm just lost as far as what I want to do. I'm between getting RF G3.5 or a truck. I got bored with RFG2 when I had it...but I never really practiced hard. Nowadays the G3.5 seems alot more entertaining with all of the night flying and other things. At least I'll never have to buy anything when I break something in G3.5 Although I'd have to upgrade my mem on my laptop to a gig.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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01-29-2007 03:11 AM  10 years agoPost 32
NitroSpazzz

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I've got an old t-maxx (the original) that I stuck a 0S 21 in. I have the stock tranny and everything just a homemade engine mount. T-maxx's are very very tough trucks and they are a lot of fun. You can get an older one like mine for $50 pretty easy.

Blake

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01-29-2007 03:41 AM  10 years agoPost 33
Topher

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Actually the original tmaxxs are pretty fragile, especially by todays standards. The only thing I have busted on my savage is a spur gear which was my fault. Iv seen maxxs break off of a 5ft drop. My savage has taken 25+ft rough landings and the worst thing that happened was I threw a battery.
i dont think i'm ready to invest much into this with a monster truck just yet
I used to think the same thing until I saw my savage X on ebay for $180. You get quite a bit of fun for $180. That wont even cover all the electronics for a decent heli.

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01-29-2007 04:17 AM  10 years agoPost 34
littleman

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i took a t-maxx off an industrial size dumbeter ~20ft+ and the only yhing that broke was the motor mount.
A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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01-29-2007 02:46 PM  10 years agoPost 35
NitroSpazzz

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My "fragile" first gen t-maxx has seen a lot of air and a lot of hard landings. Jumped it from the roof (3 story) think I blew a shock cap but that was the original shocks so no surprise there. Lots of time at the skate park and race track just messing around. I think my biggest crash was hitting a mailbox at full speed while racing my neighbors impala (full scale), busted one of the front arms but continued driving it the whole week while I was waiting for parts. I want to try one of the newer Maxx's to see how they hold up.

If you can find one on ebay or something you can get a lot of fun for a little money.

Blake

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01-29-2007 03:13 PM  10 years agoPost 36
ERAUEAGLE

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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCEA3

here is the .70 heli engine powered truck...

Yea, I see you know everything but can see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch????

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01-29-2007 06:22 PM  10 years agoPost 37
300wby

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I got this http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...roduct-id=58372 Put it together yesterday. I my turn it into a rock crawler, it is electric but with a couple of high output lipo it would have all kinds of power and it looks awesome

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01-29-2007 08:25 PM  10 years agoPost 38
Raptor3DPilot

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Yeah I think I'm going to stick with G3.5... I just played the demo version for the past hour using keyboard commands and had a good time. At least I won't have to spend $ on fuel, upgrades, and such.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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