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Old 11-02-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Hi all new to electric have a few questions

hi all nice site have looked around and found this to be the most active and informative

now to my question i am not new to rc but new to electric been running nitro

ok i just purchases a used xray m18 stock everything and wanted to upgrade it to

2.ray M18 XMC300 Micro Speed Controller 300 with Brake V-2 [b] or can i keep the stock esc"
3.Xray M 18 Micro Motor 300 Super Size with Plug

second option
1. LRP Eraser Brushless 13.5T, Ai Brushless Rev Digital ESC Combo

also esc =SPEED CONTROL CORRECT what do you look for in a good one
i dont plan on comp racing just want some thing fast

thanks and i will also need to no where to find the Pinion Setup
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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I would got for the brushless (second option), better in the long run.

Oh and as for a speed controler (ESC), just the turn limit, the amp's it can take if you want to get technical and mainly just stick with the well known brands until you've gained a bit of experience.
By pinion set-up i assume you mean what pinion gear to put in and what gear ratio blah blah? The pinion set-up will depend on what you choose to get for it, just gear it as you go along changing the gearing to fit the temperature or performance you want from the car, you'll generally know when the car is behaving sluggish and may need different gearing. Im speaking from not a lot of experience here so anyone else that knows more please share
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:49 AM   #3
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The 140 pro chassis is not made anymore. the best chassis for the M18 is the exotek R3 (exotekracing.com)

The LRP 13.5 system is for 1/10 cars, not 1/18th.

I would stay away form the Xray ESC's, they have a habit of going bad and doing weird stuff in general. If you want a brushed ESC, the novak spy is a good option for cheap. For BL, the castle sidewinder system is a very good deal on a budget.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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thank you both for quick response
I like the exotek R3 looks very nice

1.castle sidewinder system CMS4600 / CMS5700 which on they are both the same price
2. exotek R3

will look in to that but i found a site that has PANTHER CONVERSION- 140 PRO is the exotek R3 better or just a matter of choice

is there a book or a guide on this site that will help me with terms in regards to electric rc
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