By don't rush, do you mean wait even if there are delays?don't rush into buying just any rig just to have one...... buy right the first time
If it is that you can only get something decent in the new year just wait coz buying sub par rigs can be a giant pain.......my 2c
Everything comes with crap servos..reguardless of scale or costs..Fact!!..yes... successfully running a nitro is a pitfass regardless of weather ...FACT!!.i..as most others on here started with nitro waaayyy bak and yes i did have fun with them i aint gonna lie ,but the time trying to have fun..trying to make/keep it running/tuning/plugs far out weigh the fun times i had.........imo petrol rc is the sweet spot....cheap to run fuel wise.....far less tuning involved.....u get the noise unlike with brushless rc's.....Thanks to all of you again for the replies.
By don't rush, do you mean wait even if there are delays?
King Motor are great apparently, but I've read they sometimes come with crap servos. I mean, even after replacing everything, the cost would still probably not exceed the HPI Baja's price.
Is nitro really as finicky as they say? Here in my country there's isn't any extreme weather. It's either cold or hot, but the summer can be a little too hot sometimes and there never is any snow.
I've been waiting for the Savage X 4.6 for about 3 months now. I managed to save up some more money so if my next RC further increases my interest in RCs, I think I'm going to be spending a crapload on something beefier.
100% agree with you on the frustrations of nitro, but with YouTube everything can be done much easier after looking at experienced RCers showing their tricks of the trade. BOTAJELL will help any noob out that just gets into nitro or gas.Agree...if u been running nitro for years then yeah its no probs...but for a total noob it can there first...and last try to get into this hobbie....imo.....as if u don't know what ur doing/should b doing then u aint gonna get far..then ur400-500$ rc gets chucked in the shed/garage as most thk" fek it cant b dealing with crap."...were as a petrol rc will b soooo much eaiser ...even to a total noob....to get up n running ...imo
Malta, EuropeWhere are you from?
That Rovan is out of the question, they ship from the US and it'll probably cost me another $400 just for getting it here, haha!I'm into nitro and gassers. IMO there is NOTHING wrong with nitro, as long as you get a quality engine. Fuel is expensive. The quality fuel from my LHS is around $40 per gallon and sometimes goes on sale for $33. If going nitro then get a kit that has parts available in your country as Sean said. If you're good with wrenching get the 30cc Rovan baja that's on sale for $399. My buddy just bought it and is excited because it's his first 1/5 scale. I'm sure servos will need to be changed(as most RTRs) in a little bit and possibly a couple of the plastic pieces but if you're good with your hands then no sweat. Good luck on your choice!
Km/rovan same differenceYes, heard of 'em and visited their website 100 times by now. I was referring to the Rovan that's on sale.
I've always envied those living in the USA to a point. Everything is dirt cheap there, everything is free to ship and arrives QUICK. It's not some island in the middle of the Mediterranean with local shops gouging prices and charging extra for no reason.In the states everything is to your door in 3 days max. Hell, with Amazon prime I get a lot things either same day or next day. No time for indecisiveness here
Actually, the UK is the cheapest I've managed to find for most HPI stuff.Yeah we gets screwed here in the uk price wise.....pisses me off big-time but what can u do