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Can’t decide on what 1/5 scale

Discussion in 'Large Scale RC' started by Juarezd, Nov 30, 2017.

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    Juarezd Active Member

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    Ok guys haven’t posted in a while but I’ve been back in the hobby for a while again. I currently have a HPI Savage x and a traxxas e-Maxx Brushless. I’ve been really thinking about getting a 1/5 2stroke rc. I really like the hpi Baja 5b Tsk-b kraken but don’t like the fact it’s 2 wheel drive. I’ve also looked into the Losi k&n dbxl like that it’s 4 wheel drive but still lean more towards the Baja. I’ve also looked at the Losi 5ive-T but ain’t too convinced on it. I’ve also seen the Kraken vekta which is priced high but if worth it I could wait a lil longer. I haven’t seen neither in person just online. I plan on jumping them so need them to hold up pretty well. Yes I do realize they break and need maintance. Does anyone have any input on either one. I really would hate to spend the money and not like what I get. I’m honestly leaning towards the Baja but not sure how the 2 wheel drive affects handling while on the ground or in the air. Also open to other recommendations and currently have no price range the cost just means the length I’ll have to wait lol. Thanks for any help.
     
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    WoodiE Kind of good admin HPISF Staff

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    My first recommendation would be the Losi 5ive-T, then Vekta.5 and finally the DBXL - all three are very capable 1/5 scale RC's.

    You might also be interested in checking out our other forum, https://www.largescaleforums.com/
     
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    Ok thanks woodie I’ll check the forum out. Been looking at vekta but I’ll be looking at about 2200 for everything. Honestly the thing I don’t like about the 5ive-t is that it’s similar to the slash. I’m sure it’s a unfair comparison but by any chance do have any first hand experience with jumping it and how well the suspension holds? Also what type of ground clearance it has?
     
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    I second the 5ive t, I don't own one but a guy I run with sometimes has one. It's a awesome rig, great handling and tough.

    I have been looking for a 1/5 for a while, just never found the right deal. I personally think the Baja buggy platform is a great setup with plentiful parts.

    The DBXL to me is more of a entry level 1/5. Still a nice setup but I have read about the handling not being the best and the motor that comes factory on it leaves you wishing it had more power.

    Some people frown at it but there is actually companies that have a complete ripoff of the Baja. Rovan and king motor. Is the quality as good as HPI, probably not but for a starter 1/5 it might be a route to think about.

    Again, I don't own any of these but I have done my fair share of research on them as I am also looking :)
     
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    Sorry I triple posted some how. I don't know what I did lol
     
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    Lol that’s fine. Hmmm I’m gonna have to look more into that 5t.
     
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    Poof, empty posts gone! :D
     
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