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This newbie needs help...

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As some of you know I've only been around this level of the game for about 3 weeks. I need to get some stuff so that I can get racin'. Here is SA we do not have a big selection of brands but it's not too bad import it ourself.

Now, what will be a good car to start with on a plastic track. I'm not talking about record breaking lap time because at the moment I can hardly make around the track without derailing. I want something sporty but robust but not a rally car, at least not yet. I hear that Ninco are are very fast down straight but don't stay on the track on corners.

Is Parma controllers any good to start with? What ohmage (is that the correct word/spelling) should I look at? I know you get the SCX controllers with the interchangeble resistors, why not use that? Does someone know of any SA manufacturers that I can contact for a controller?

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for now.
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Hmmmm, I assume that you're probably looking for magnet cars at the moment so personally I would recommend somthing like scalextric mustang, gt40 or lola.

They're all nice and quick, giving good handling and don't have too many bits and pieces that are gonna fall of when you (inevitably) crash.

With regard to controllers, I've never used the SCX ones so can't comment. I would certainly recommend parma controllers. I upgraded from the standard scaley sport "on/off switch" and the difference they make is astounding. Gives you a much greater feel of control. Some will recommend 25ohm for home racing, personally I think 45ohm is more suitable (particularly for beginners) but it really depends which one 'feels' better to you.
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