1. Equalizing is also called trickle charging. A pack is only as good as its worst cell. trickle charging balances the cells so they will perform better. I mean every once in a while charge it at a lower amp rate.
2. Both. Racers usually charge their packs at 4 to 6 amps to get the most power but after about 15 cycles, they sell them cheap and the packs aernt nearly as good.
3. Yes, the remote (called transmitter or radio) comes with the rustler. It is a ok one to start out with.
hope that helps.
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