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  1. I don't think there is a buggy Tamiya has that pearl white wouldn't look good on.
  2. I have a metallic orange Zahhak just for color reference. Hard to see the metallic part in a potato phone photo but it looks good in person. When I run it at my local track, everyone is always asking about it. I still have my re-re Super Astute to build and will likely go with an ivory/metallic type white.
  3. Go with your heart. If you are trying to make a logical decision, that would be to put that money somewhere else. If the Top Cat has your eye, go for it! If the Super Astute has your eye, go for that one. I don't think you'll go wrong with following your heart. Both of them, being re-re's will have some limitations based on their design age.
  4. Whatever you get, I would just treat it as disposable (i.e. expect to buy 2-3 of them as they will likely get dropped more than a few times). Get the cheapest thing that will get the job done. As your child gets older and if he/she wants to continue in R/C, you can pick up something more permanent.
  5. I don't personally use them, but a lot of people like Flysky for inexpensive R/C radio gear.
  6. There is some play in the kit. It doesn't affect anything once assembled.
  7. I added the TRF big bore dampers to my Zahhak. It truly is a night and day difference. I test it by driving over some semi-rough terrain and the body didn't move at all. The dampers just soaked up all the movement.
  8. Those professional racing vehicles (trucks, rally cars, etc) have about $50,000 USD in their suspensions alone. I'm sure it's possible to develop a scale versions of a similar setup, but cost-wise wouldn't make it feasible.
  9. As already mentioned, it really depends on your amp draw. Savox servos are known in some scenarios to draw almost 5 amps. Amain Hobbies actually now puts warning on the Savox servos: https://www.amainhobbies.com/savox-sc1258tg-black-edition-standard-digital-high-speed-titanium-gear-servo-sav-sc-1258tg-be/p465806 Most ESC's that have internal BEC's are typically rated around 3 amps. The higher priced ones will have larger internal BEC's. That doesn't have much impact on the ESC itself, but it will the receiver which will also take power from the ESC. This is where people see brown-outs with their gear.
  10. I'm using this one: https://xtronicusa.com/X-Tronic-Model-3020-XTS-LED-Display-Soldering-Station-p74220205
  11. Typically, if you want a "Hotshot", nothing else will satisfy that desire.
  12. Mahjik

    TT02 Type-S

    Something you can always do if you head back to the track, is have a competent driver run a battery pack's worth of time with your car and provide you some feedback. That can help point you in a good direction.
  13. Also, keep in mind that Savox servos can be pretty amp hungry (pulling over 3 amps at times). Depending on the ESC, you may need an external BEC. I am using the Savox SC-1258TG in mine but with a Tekin RS Gen2 ESC which has an internal BEC of 5.5 amps.
  14. You can go as expensive or as cheap as you want. It really just comes down to how much you want to spend on it. There are still a lot of TRF201 hop-up parts available so you can build a very stout Zahhak if you want to or you can keep it pretty stock and just use electronics that won't break the bank but will allow you to start having some fun. I try not to add up what I spent in my Zahhak... Letting everyone know your desired budget will help a lot...
  15. Grasshopper... Stared at the box art for days...
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