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Topic # 183698 27-Oct-2015 10:49
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I have recently started investigating the purchase a radio controlled car, but as there is a huge range, across a massive price range, I'd like to narrow my searches down to $150-400, I can't see a way, anyone know of a way?


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  Reply # 1414469 27-Oct-2015 10:52
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sort by price then scroll to where your price range starts?

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  Reply # 1414471 27-Oct-2015 10:54
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bidbud.co.nz 

I use it all the time, much better searching, much better auto bidding. saves me heaps of money and wins me a lot of auctions, yeah its sneaky but its cool.

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  Reply # 1414474 27-Oct-2015 11:00
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reven: bidbud.co.nz 

I use it all the time, much better searching, much better auto bidding. saves me heaps of money and wins me a lot of auctions, yeah its sneaky but its cool.


That link is broken.

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  Reply # 1414476 27-Oct-2015 11:01
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thanks, fixed the link.



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  Reply # 1414483 27-Oct-2015 11:07
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reven: bidbud.co.nz 

I use it all the time, much better searching, much better auto bidding. saves me heaps of money and wins me a lot of auctions, yeah its sneaky but its cool.


Thanks, I agree that is much better.


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  Reply # 1414486 27-Oct-2015 11:09
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As a suggestion, if you are Wellington based, check out Model crafts and hobbies, either the store's in Lower Hutt or Wellington, or their website.

Or, for another good hobby shop, check out Bay Hobby Supplies, they are Tauranga based.

Having just recently got a Original Tamiya Lunch Box running again, it can get expensive. If you are looking at a battery powered RC car, you'll need to have the following:
- Car (obviously), these will generally have the motor with the car
- Battery, usually sold separately. I think from memory the one I got was a 2300Mah Nimh one.
- Controller, which will have the Car controller and receiver for inside the car. Most of these I've come across use 8 AA batteries, so consider including 8 rechargeable batteries and AA battery charger into your costs
- RC Car battery charger, ideally here you want a charger that can trickle charge the battery to start with, then fast charge thereafter



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  Reply # 1414490 27-Oct-2015 11:10
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WyleECoyoteNZ: As a suggestion, if you are Wellington based, check out Model crafts and hobbies, either the store's in Lower Hutt or Wellington, or their website.

Or, for another good hobby shop, check out Bay Hobby Supplies, they are Tauranga based.

Having just recently got a Original Tamiya Lunch Box running again, it can get expensive. If you are looking at a battery powered RC car, you'll need to have the following:
- Car (obviously), these will generally have the motor with the car
- Battery, usually sold separately. I think from memory the one I got was a 2300Mah Nimh one.
- Controller, which will have the Car controller and receiver for inside the car. Most of these I've come across use 8 AA batteries, so consider including 8 rechargeable batteries and AA battery charger into your costs
- RC Car battery charger, ideally here you want a charger that can trickle charge the battery to start with, then fast charge thereafter


I might start a thread here about this topic, as I am keen to learn more about the hobby before investing serious cash. It's a fairly involved topic!

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  Reply # 1414511 27-Oct-2015 11:39
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+1 to visit the local hobby shop before you waste $$$ on what you think you may need/want.  Find prices on TM for new products are sometimes not far off retail anyway, often more!




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  Reply # 1414512 27-Oct-2015 11:41
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scuwp: +1 to visit the local hobby shop before you waste $$$ on what you think you may need/want.  Find prices on TM for new products are sometimes not far off retail anyway, often more!


Feel free to join the thread I am starting :)

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