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Old 03-21-2015, 04:00 PM   #8476
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Just bought this buggy and new into RC.

Any advice as to what is a good ESC/Motor combo for starters?
You are going to get a ton of replies with everyone's favorite manufacturer on this. I would get a decent sensored ESC with an 8.5 turn motor and don't hesitate to turn the power down.
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:11 PM   #8477
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So just installed the exotek aluminum steering Ackerman. If you have not got the hopup, don't wait any longer. It took out a significant amount of play in the steering. Just be sure to not tighten the screws down tight as it will bind the bearings that come with the ackerman.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:20 PM   #8478
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Just bought this buggy and new into RC.

Any advice as to what is a good ESC/Motor combo for starters?
Orion 5.5 just like setup sheets for ty tessman, and turn it up.hes right your gonna get lots of input on that question. You can never have to much power just be smooth with throttle.
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Well, finally broke a part on my buggy. Rear outside camber link ball cup. Put a new one on, broke it again in 2 laps! Must have got some bad plastic. Gave the 3rd one a pretty good test hit on the same part of the track, and no break! Should be good again for a while (I hope).
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So just installed the exotek aluminum steering Ackerman. If you have not got the hopup, don't wait any longer. It took out a significant amount of play in the steering. Just be sure to not tighten the screws down tight as it will bind the bearings that come with the ackerman.
+1 definitely a must have, the steering feels so much more precise.
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Does anyone no a good size pinion I should run with a 6.5t motor and a 72t spur gear, running on a medium size out door track.
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So just installed the exotek aluminum steering Ackerman. If you have not got the hopup, don't wait any longer. It took out a significant amount of play in the steering. Just be sure to not tighten the screws down tight as it will bind the bearings that come with the ackerman.
Add shims between the 2 bearings. Pick up some Kyosho 3x5 by .3mm thick shims, remove the top bearings on the Ackerman bar, drop 3 shims on to of each bearing, put top bearings back in, tighten er up. Too long to write the explanation but this is the fix.
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Does anyone no a good size pinion I should run with a 6.5t motor and a 72t spur gear, running on a medium size out door track.
If its a true 6.5 your prob looking at around a 23. An orion or speed passion (have run both) are both soft. A 6.5 is more like a 7.5. I run a SP 5.5 now w/23p
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Well, finally broke a part on my buggy. Rear outside camber link ball cup. Put a new one on, broke it again in 2 laps! Must have got some bad plastic. Gave the 3rd one a pretty good test hit on the same part of the track, and no break! Should be good again for a while (I hope).
You still managed to get third!!
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If its a true 6.5 your prob looking at around a 23. An orion or speed passion (have run both) are both soft. A 6.5 is more like a 7.5. I run a SP 5.5 now w/23p
Im running a Gforce 6.5t so i don't no if its a real 6.5t, but thanks for the starting point.
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Just wondering is there any advantage in running the exotek spur gear, i stripped the stock spur and was wondering should i just replace it with the stock one or upgrade to the exotek.
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Just wondering is there any advantage in running the exotek spur gear, i stripped the stock spur and was wondering should i just replace it with the stock one or upgrade to the exotek.
Yes exotek. If mine ever wears out and my spare, I'm getting exotek !
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Orion 5.5 just like setup sheets for ty tessman, and turn it up.hes right your gonna get lots of input on that question. You can never have to much power just be smooth with throttle.
You're suggesting a person new to rc put a 5.5 in his car? That has to be some of the worst advice I have seen on this forum. You can absolutely have too much power. A 5.5 is a lot of motor, and someone brand new would just destroy their car with that much power.

Qrio, it really depends on what you plan on doing. Are you going to race, or just drive the car around in your neighborhood and fields (bashing)? The D413 is a race car designed for use on a track. Things like tall grass and rough terrain will make driving a buggy not very fun. If you do plan on bashing, something like an 8.5 will be plenty of power. If you do plan on running on track, a 13.5 and a speed control that can add timing would be the best place to start. Start with no timing, then when you are ready for more power, you can add timing.

Driving on a track is much more difficult than just driving around in a field. Add to that a car that has way too much power and you have a recipe for frustration.
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Yes exotek. If mine ever wears out and my spare, I'm getting exotek !
Thanks for the quick response.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:26 PM   #8490
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Just bought this buggy and new into RC.

Any advice as to what is a good ESC/Motor combo for starters?
Here's some better advice, go to track in your area and watch the speed of individual cars.see one you like that fits your skill and personality then ask what turn motor they are running. I've always been the kind of guy that wants the 671 blower with NOS and I'll learn to drive it. Call me crazy, it's just my personality. Do you want a mustang or prius?

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