Fair comment, but from my own experience I'd rather spend a few hundred quid and see what a hobby is like using good gear, that worst case scenario is still worth money if you decide to sell up rather than spend less on something that you won't get much for if you decide to sell, and have your experience hindered by the gear you're using to judge a hobby.
It's like trying our track days using a 1.4d polo vs an EK9 - one is better designed for the job and the other is being forced to do something it was never designed to do.
"got my eye on a few tt01's on eBay" - Not awesome.
I'd personally avoid TT-01s and HPI Sprint, both are very basic chassis that will need heavily modifying to be good... and if you're new it's easier to buy an MS-01D RTR that only needs battery/charger etc and will take you all the way to top level drifting if you wanted to go that route later on.
A TT-01D is barely worth using in a car park in my honest opinion
A gyro makes life a lot easier. I did tested RWD for a couple of years with no Gyro and now I have one I wish I'd got one earlier. My goal is to "get off" the gyro but I'd get one to get up to speed.
Also you won't get far with a RWD maverick buddy, or even a CS one - they are very basic with not much lock available at all!
That sounds odd. Which LED kit do you have? Is it designed for a 1:10th scale.7.2/7.4V car? The voltage the receiver sees is much less so it could be that the kit has drawn too much current but I'd be very surprised if that's the case.
I think you'd be surprised at how much faster you will learn on a dedicated track, surrounded by more experienced drivers - they help you out and you can follow them, and get tuning advice etc. It's a very friendly atmosphere here at Soul RC as long are you're respectful
Yes, they work well on the front with the right set-up. Many people use GA26 on the rear, and FR-F on the front here at Soul RC.
Normally we send all our post via 1st class, but it's that time of year at the moment where some people are finding Royal Mail deliveries taking longer than usual so I can't promise any delivery time that isn't via courier right now, since they are still hitting their next working day before noon deadlines