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  • #16
    Im in Woodend so online it will be,tjanks for the info so far it

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    • #17
      For the hsp stuff is it worth getting 2 batteries with the purchase, how long does it take to charge a battery and how many minutes use do you get out of it. I really am a total newbie with rc,. Pinball machines no probs, rc isnew territory

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      • #18
        Hi Buddy. Lachlan's rc has the older style batteries which don't last as long. The li-po's for my rc last for ages.

        Our charger can charge very quickly less than 2 hours per battery.

        U need to pop down and have a gander [emoji23]

        Drop me a line for the 'long weekend'

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        • #19
          I got my son a HSP 1/10 brushed monster truck http://www.superandcheaper.com.au/p/...HSP94111_88046 The thing is large, quick enough for him and good fun. At first he thought it was just some large k-mart type car which are toys, but once he took it outside and turned it on he was very happy. He drives it around first thing in the morning and then after school and is looking forward to taking it to the skate park or bike track on the weekend to give it a proper run. I just need to get my little turnigy beetle fixed up with new front and rear diffs.

          I also purchased 4 bigger capacity batteries from hobbyking - https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...er-series.html and they fit fine in the battery holder
          Battery duration all depends on what you are doing, going flat stick will chew through quicker say in 10 mins, driving on thick grass will have the same effect. I think my son gets around 20mins+ with the bigger batteries. The charge time is long like 4+ hours. The charger that comes with them turns green when it's charged. Definitely get extra batteries. I went with 4 just coz I know my daughter will probably want one for christmas. I've got a smart charger for charging LiPos and I'm hoping I have the connector so I can charge some up using that at the same time as using the supplied charger.

          If you go the brushless pro versions which are closer to $300, these run on LiPo batteries instead of the NiMh of the brushless cars. LiPos have very good run times but make sure to do some reading on proper methods of charging to prevent the cells becoming unbalanced. Good thing with LiPos and a good charger is being able to charge multiple LiPos at the same time.

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          • #20
            Ok time for me to domore reading, thanks for sharing your knowledge

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            • #21
              Son took his car out onto a local dirt bmx track on the weekend and had a ball. It had plenty of speed and was great fun bashing around. One of the 3000mah batteries probably lasted 20 minutes which is pretty good. He's still learning how to drive it properly and getting it to run straight was hard due to the gravel and bumps, but he got it up and over all the jumps, getting some air on some. Definitely a lot of fun bashing it around on the dirt. Only issue we had was small pebbles jamming up the steering link but was easily fixed by manually moving the wheels left and right. No damage apart from some scratches to the body thanks to flipping or rolling off the side of the jumps at speed. Tough truck.

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              • #22
                I think I've narrowed it down to a traxxas bandit,. I'll get lipo batteries and charger for it
                , Ill buy one for myself too as my younger daughter will want to use one once she sees or older sister playing with one. Theres lots of choice out there indeed. Any recommendations on the lipo charger that can charge in 3 hrs and do 2 packs at a time

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                The 1/10 Monster truck was too big as the buggy would be able to fit on her desk in her room

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                • #23
                  @ [MENTION=12278]markandsophie[/MENTION]
                  there are plenty of fast chargers out there, the fast chargers can reduce the life of your battery sometimes, so keep that in mind, by how much Im not sure.

                  your spending the bigger money now on a brushless or the regular motors? Remember the bandit is 2WD
                  And so you need to consider where the motors sit on those cars, they are right down at the rear and open to dirt and water. for the price of one of those with a none brushless Bandit you could buy a brushless motor of other makers which would destroy the none brushless bandit. and the HSP brushless version of the bandit is sealed so you dont get the shit in the motor, it cost around $200
                  the brushless on those bandits are like $600 if i remember correctly and not sure you would want spend that sort of money on a kids first car which would get destroyed due to the power they have.

                  Just keep that in mind when choosing your buggy, here is picture of what im talking about, of the traxxas Bandit 2wd buggy beside the HSP 2wd brushless.

                  the good thing about 4wd Buggies is they have the motors inside the center Main body so you have less to worry about when it comes to dirt compared to the 2wd that have the motor at the back right in the mud and dirt, Traxxas are good cars Im not bagging them just showing some things you may want to consider when buying entry level Traxxas vs the HSP you would buy for cheaper.
                  I would say the controller on the traxaas would be nicer than the HSP. but controllers can be upgraded like any other car
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                  • #24
                    Hey guys,

                    Any opinions on this one?

                    https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...YaAk3XEALw_wcB

                    Brushless motor...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MarkOZLAD View Post
                      Hey guys,

                      Any opinions on this one?

                      https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...YaAk3XEALw_wcB

                      Brushless motor...
                      http://www1.allaustraliansale.com/in...roller=product

                      if you trust them, and if that site is even in Aus dollars, which despite the name it probably isn't. EDIT: scratch that, i can't even add it to my cart. Oh well.

                      60km/h is fricking fast though, i reckon a 7-yr-old will destroy it pretty fast. And have a blast doing so

                      I know nothing about quality though, my RC car experience is at least 20 years old.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by MarkOZLAD View Post
                        Hey guys,

                        Any opinions on this one?

                        https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...YaAk3XEALw_wcB

                        Brushless motor...
                        Not sure, it looks ok and might do the job, and it looks like they have copied off the HSP in some levels, but the quality doesnt look as good
                        not sure how upgradable that is or what parts are available. It would be ok im guessing but 1:16 is pretty small and the HSP would be quicker and better off road if 1:10 scale
                        Id still look at hsp, the price isnt any different for a 1:16 HSP which you can buy parts for, here is the difference, you can see how they have copied many aspects, but the servo's and ESC is different, and the body looks a bit more tougher on the HSP
                        I guess the pro to the gearbest one is it has a Lipo and the HSP Nimh as an included battery, but that doesnt stop you from putting a lipo in

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                        here is the listing of the HSP 1:16 they have based the gear best one off. But personally I think you would have much more fun with 1:10 scale at least. you could bash it around allot more and would be less of a toy.

                        https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-HSP-...wAAOSwB09YRUZN


                        if you trust them, and if that site is even in Aus dollars
                        ,
                        I have bought from Gearbest before, Not RC stuff, but they are not a bad china company. they are a pretty well known website for Chinese stuff often cheaper than ebay and they have better quality control and good warranty which they do honor.
                        But they are what they are, which is a cheap Chinese selling website. some stuff is good some stuff is crap as you would expect, but not a bad company to deal with often easier than dealing with ebay sellers.
                        They thankfully arent fly by nighters, hope that helps
                        Last edited by jason1; 11th November 2017, 10:35 AM.

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                        • #27
                          Stay away from nitro noisy, smelly & needs frequent tuning its not for beginners,
                          electric all the way with Lipo's around 5000Mah ++ if you can justify it.
                          Try to get a charger that has dual charging outlets & built in power supply if ya going to stay in the hobby long term,
                          Stay away from the no name junkie brands, spares parts will kill you & local shops wont help you,
                          Check out your local hobby stores & ask what they recommend & brand names they back up, might be wise to buy local, tho you'll pay more you will get the support,
                          Reputable brand RTR kit would be the go,
                          Cheap R/C is not worth the head fks
                          Luke,

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Skywalker View Post
                            Stay away from nitro noisy, smelly & needs frequent tuning its not for beginners,
                            electric all the way with Lipo's around 5000Mah ++ if you can justify it.
                            Try to get a charger that has dual charging outlets & built in power supply if ya going to stay in the hobby long term,
                            Stay away from the no name junkie brands, spares parts will kill you & local shops wont help you,
                            Check out your local hobby stores & ask what they recommend & brand names they back up, might be wise to buy local, tho you'll pay more you will get the support,
                            Reputable brand RTR kit would be the go,
                            Cheap R/C is not worth the head fks
                            Yer you dont buy Nitro if your not prepared todo the work.
                            they can be a pain in the arse, the Electrics are good for the reason you can just chuck in a battery and off you go with less prep and nonsense.
                            But in saying that Nitro is awesome, I get more of a buzz from Nitro cars than Electric rc, there is a massive thrill I get from Nitro Rc's,
                            but ease of use, Electrics win hands down

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