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Old 02-12-2015
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hello guys

I'm thinking of getting into SC racing. i have done a little rc racing in the passed

i was wondering what you guys thought was the best sc for a beginner under £300

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theres a fair amount of choice... need a bit more info from you though...

are you after 2wd or 4wd? ( 2wd seemed to be more popular at the nationals this year but there was still a good showing for 4wd)

£300 ( do u need everything inc batterys charger transmitter etc to fit your budget ? )

u happy to go second hand or new kit?

wheres your local club? do they race trucks there? worth finding out as you can see some in action so to speak and get a better idea of what you like the look of.

my local shop is DMS racing and the manager there john won the last round of the national held at silverstone ( in 4WD ), maby worth giving them a bell also for some advice.

loads of truckers here on oople will have far more advice to give you also.

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i want to start out in 4wd as its easier i believe for beginners

i want a RTR car for under 300.

my nearest tracks are Silverstone and nene valley. i believe they run sc at nene valley

I'm thinking about getting this


http://www.modelsport.co.uk/associat...roducts/389010
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you need some advice from other ooople members on that on as i have no experience with associated.... i run a tekno and previously had a durango.

also you need to factor in additional cost of a charger and a couple of lipo batterys ... i think that deal comes with a nimh battery and not sure anyone uses them anymore. if im not mistaken silverstone stopped running a sc heat so best off poping to nean vally if you can. whats really helpful is if you can get a truck that a few others are racing at your local club, this way you can get setup advice, and also if you break something you have a chance someone can help you with spares on the day if you dont have any.
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From what I've seen in SC racing, and also from being part of the class inc some Nationals, I'd have pushed you towards a 2wd chassis.

The racing is generally cleaner and a little more sympathetic in that class .. thats not the case with 4wd.

I run a Durango DESC210, its ace .. drives well and easy to set up, buts parts aren't easy to get any more .. but a lot of peeps run them so easy to compare setups.

TBH .. the Losi 22 looks really good, if my Durango broke big time thats what I'd buy ... and they do crop up on ebay ..

Also don't make the mistake of putting big power in it, a good 10.5 motor with a few deg of turbo makes for a real nice drive and is more than capable of putting you in a National A final
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Old 03-12-2015
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Ask at your local shop and then go to a local meeting and ask the racers there . They will offer tons of advice. Go 2 wd for less cost and easier set up ect . I bought the wrong truck but i still race it and until i can drive better it makes no difference as i come last any way . 2wd and get racing ,hop up and all the fun stuff can come when you can make it through a days racing cleanly ha ha,lol ect !
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