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# 177720 12-Aug-2015 14:29
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Just bought my son a turnigy monster beatle from hobbyking. 

All up cost for everything , RC car, charger, transmitter/receiver control unit, esc, (except batteries as they will not ship) was around $112usd. 

Compared to the old Tamiya Hornet -- this is way cheaper (from memory the hornet setup was closer to $400), faster, 4wd, smaller battery yet significantly more powerful (lipo), brushless electric motor (amazing power for the size), better suspension/servo setup. 

My only complaint is it does not come in kitset form as it is fun to assemble. 

[edit] and the batteries are hard to come by and local retailers get all snarky when you try to buy a battery for an imported rc car)

So much fun, off to chase some cats. 








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  # 1364678 12-Aug-2015 14:36
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Why don't you just say you need a replacement battery for one you purchased a few years ago from a store, rather than tell them you imported it. The problem with local retailers is that they are costly, and are the reason I never had one as a child, as they were just too costly. Wish I was a kid today, and could import all that stuff at a fraction of the price. I remember back in th e90's to by a reasonable Tamiya RC car you could assemble was anywhere up from $500 which was a lot back then.



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  # 1364682 12-Aug-2015 14:50
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mattwnz: Why don't you just say you need a replacement battery for one you purchased a few years ago from a store, rather than tell them you imported it. The problem with local retailers is that they are costly, and are the reason I never had one as a child, as they were just too costly. Wish I was a kid today, and could import all that stuff at a fraction of the price. 



I think my newbishness would have given me right away ha ha. 

Anyway, managed to get the last one on trademe and ordering a couple extra from their aussie warehouse which will be sent across the tasman on a big steel ship. 

A couple of online stores sell the battery for around $35nzd, the price from hobbyking is $8USD EA.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1364745 12-Aug-2015 16:27
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I bought a lot of stuff from Hobbyking for my Traxxas RCs (Lipo batts, wires, adaptors, chargers, etc).
It's a great store for RC parts.

I am ordering my lipo batteries from their AU warehouse.  Shipping is faster and cheaper compared to their international warehouse.

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