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Old 03-05-2015, 05:29 AM   #8176
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As for ESC I would get the HW 120A V2.1 (its about $80) and then would go with a HW Motor or a SMC Motor ($65 to $80).

As for motor turn or size, I would recommend getting a 7.5T, since new to 4w Buggy. It has plenty of grunt for most sized tracks. I run one in mine and works good when I go to bigger tracks as well.
A 7.5 is probably a bit much for someone starting out in 4wd buggy when they openly admit they are a novice.

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Sorry for the dumb question here but i'm new to the 1/10th electric buggy world I run 1/8 nitro and just got a D413 to race at a new indoor track that's going in here locally.
I've been looking at motors and ESC's and don't really know what to go with I was looking at going with one of the castle combo kits but i don't really know which one to choose. Any have any ideas of what else i should run? I'm not a pro level driver heck i'm not even a good novice driver to be honest i suck! I have fun though I just want to make sure that if i do want some power i can have it.
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Question. The butons are on top, so obviously the mounts are in the normal position. But it looks like the wing is in the low position with the mounts flipped. Is this just the design of the wing?
That's the way the sworks wing is shaped. The picture exagerates it a little but it does sit pretty low. The shock tower ends do stick out above the level of the wing.
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A 7.5 is probably a bit much for someone starting out in 4wd buggy when they openly admit they are a novice.
I guess it depends on his track too and or size of track, cause he also states it would be nice to have the power when needed.

I came from running 4x4 SCT & Ebuggy and this is my first 1/10 4w Buggy. The 7.5 felt perfect to get used to and it still had the power for 1/8 sized tracks. It kept me out of trouble learning and plenty of power to gear up as well.

Another choice would be an 8.5 and depending on the ESC you could add boost or timing to it. There are a few guys at our track running the Trackstar 120A ESC and motor combo and have added boost to it and the car does quite well.
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I guess it depends on his track too and or size of track, cause he also states it would be nice to have the power when needed.

I came from running 4x4 SCT & Ebuggy and this is my first 1/10 4w Buggy. The 7.5 felt perfect to get used to and it still had the power for 1/8 sized tracks. It kept me out of trouble learning and plenty of power to gear up as well.

Another choice would be an 8.5 and depending on the ESC you could add boost or timing to it. There are a few guys at our track running the Trackstar 120A ESC and motor combo and have added boost to it and the car does quite well.
6.5 with radio set at 75%. Still lots of power on tap for the big boy tracks
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here in my d413 with the wing mounts backwords. was thinking it would help lower the center of gravity
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Maybe a little bit offtopic..but does it make more sense to buy a 1:10th scale HB D413 or to convert a 1:8th HB D812 to electric? Hometrack is med. size & designed for 1:8th
Both fun, both durable based on scale. 1:8 will as a rule hold up to more extreme "use" than 1:10. 1:8 also cost more for the same relative quality.

Bottom line, if you want to drive it like "hold my beer and watch this" (no offense to anybody, we all have or had that moment) then get the 1:8 buggy.
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Front shock shafts are in stock at A-main in case anyone doesn't know
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here in my d413 with the wing mounts backwords. was thinking it would help lower the center of gravity
It is my understanding that it is common to run the wing in the low position when it is windy. Makes the car less sensitive to the wind.
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here in my d413 with the wing mounts backwords. was thinking it would help lower the center of gravity
It mainly changes the down force with the wing mounted like that.
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It is my understanding that it is common to run the wing in the low position when it is windy. Makes the car less sensitive to the wind.
Mine wanted to nosedive with the wing in the high position. When I lowered it, the buggy seemed to stay more level in the air. I'm thinking with the added weight of the Exotec mounts and Sworks wing, it might be just about perfect. Time to go place a couple orders.
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Question. The butons are on top, so obviously the mounts are in the normal position. But it looks like the wing is in the low position with the mounts flipped. Is this just the design of the wing?
It is just the design of that wing. Compromise as it is in more lower position with the mounts normal position.

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ebay had 6 front tower mounts this morning
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what i'm hunting for is the aluminum shock caps set
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what i'm hunting for is the aluminum shock caps set
Me too. I got a pair for the front when Tower had them in stock last week but still need another set for the rear and maybe a spare set, just in case.

Not sure why amain doesn't even seem to carry them.

At least I got some for the front though. Shocks popping off of the tower is the main problem I've had with the buggy. Couple steering links popped of as well. All of it was a result of crashing, of course.

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what i'm hunting for is the aluminum shock caps set
Hmmm, I ordered two sets on 2/26 from Tower and received them Tuesday. They now show out of stock and early March. I guess all of the ones received have been sold out for now everywhere.
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