Originally Posted by RMP750
So between runs you can just put a lipo back on at the full charge rate? then take it off even if its not fully charged and run the next heat?
And like you, I just returned from 5 years off from racing TC cars. After all my research I ended up racing 13.5 rubber tire on indoor carpet. I only use one LiPo and just use it over and over. Waiting for the SMC 5200 40C to come out. I'll buy this as my second battery.
For electronics I went for well priced high end (used when possible)
Tekin RS ESC (you don't need the Pro) Used: $120
Trinity Duo 13.5/10.5 New: $65
Thunder Power 5000mah 40C (SMC is coming soon) New: $99
Futaba S9551 Servo New: $79
KO Helios with Spektrum module/reciever Used: $200
Chassis I picked up a Corally RDX Phi Used: $350. I think the Cyclone TC is the cheaper way ($359 new) to go and as competitive if you race rubber. Also the Associated TC5r, Xray T2 008/009, Tamiya 416WE, Shui Mi3.5, and Top's car are all good touring cars.
Also, all this works well if you want to run USTVA as well.
For chargers just get the Hyperion 6060 AC/DC with balancer. New: $149. You cant go wrong with that one. Or if you can't fit that in your budget $79 for the Duratrax Onyx 230 AC/DC is a great price (I use this charger)