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Old 12-19-2005, 06:16 PM   #12301
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That might have been the reason for problems I had with them. I have a few that will put a layer of carbon on the com and the motor will stop running or get really slow.
I had that happen one time with one of the first few sets I had. I wasn't sure what happened so I cut it and re-brushed it and they've been flawless since.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:23 PM   #12302
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which is better for a begginer a decent radio (m11) and servo combo or a set up board and droop\ride heightgauge? ive got about $500 us to spend so a m11 was possible and was also looking at a new high speed servo but i havnt got a set up board or even a ride height gauge so i think i should get some sought of set up system. so hears my question should i upgrade my am radio system or buy a set up system first???
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:46 PM   #12303
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Upgrade the radio, and a good servo. Should have enough for ride hieght gauges.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #12304
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Donny's right. A get the radio and good servo. You can get a ride height gauge cheap and you can use anything flat for a setup board. Worst case, borrow one at the track for a wile until you have the case to get one. You can't do that with a radio or servo
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which is better for a begginer a decent radio (m11) and servo combo or a set up board and droop\ride heightgauge? ive got about $500 us to spend so a m11 was possible and was also looking at a new high speed servo but i havnt got a set up board or even a ride height gauge so i think i should get some sought of set up system. so hears my question should i upgrade my am radio system or buy a set up system first???
If possible, you may want to look into an Airtronics M8 if you can still find one new. The M11 is an awesome radio, but could be a lot of radio for your first digital.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:12 PM   #12306
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is there such a thing as a good cheap servo?? or do u get what u pay for? if so what would u recomend?
also is spektrum nesscary?? excuse my spelling. it just i cannot afford it and every one keeps raving about it
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is there such a thing as a good cheap servo?? or do u get what u pay for? if so what would u recomend?
also is spektrum nesscary?? excuse my spelling. it just i cannot afford it and every one keeps raving about it
I think you get what you pay for I personally don't care for the Spektrum yet.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:26 PM   #12308
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NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOO Spektrum.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:28 PM   #12309
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Servos, you get what you pay for. I like the Airtronics 94755 personally. It's tough and works great.

The Spectrum is definitely not needed. I ran it for a while and liked the convenience, but I just wasn't running well. I talked to a lot of guys (PW included) and decided to switched back to normal 27 band, and immediately my lap times pick up again. I can't explain why. There really didn't seem to be anything wrong with it but I just ran better with the standard stuff.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:44 PM   #12310
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I just picked up a Futaba PCM radio. I have a few guys running the Spektrum at my track and they love it. I am not sure yet, plus I use a LRP Quantum speedo and have heard bad things about that combo. You can get a used radio, helps if you know the person that has it. M8,3PJS, KO Mars any of those are good and the servos by those companies are good too.


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Old 12-19-2005, 07:58 PM   #12311
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is there such a thing as a good cheap servo?? or do u get what u pay for? if so what would u recomend?
also is spektrum nesscary?? excuse my spelling. it just i cannot afford it and every one keeps raving about it
If you're interested, I can sell you my M8 for $125. It's a few years old and it does look like it, but it's in good shape. I'll throw in a Trinity Radio bag, a 75 band module, couple sets of chrystals, and a couple receivers if you'd like.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:05 PM   #12312
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ok so far the possible shopping list is;
team integy alignment station with case
hpi droop and ride height gauge
airtronics m11 on a1 frequency no servo's
and airtronics 94357z servo

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un matched gp 3700 packs (4 packs)
duratrax 8t pro esc (and good bad reports on this esc??)
an orion core stock of course a standard mi2 running sorex 32r possible 36 soon
oh and my fav piece the duratrax ice
can u see any problems with my gear or tips ??? im going to be running stock or 540 and so far im only 3 sec off the lap record and it was my first time with this car on that track so i was happy.

thanks for all your help so far your making my choices easyier and clearer so thank you all and merry christmas
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:07 PM   #12313
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john thanks for your offer and although tempting im not sure if 75mhz is legal in australia so id rather play it safe and buy a 27mhz system
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That might have been the reason for problems I had with them. I have a few that will put a layer of carbon on the com and the motor will stop running or get really slow.
I'm a decent motor tuner in my own mind....LOL and I couldn't get these brushes to work. They were very hard on the comm and were'nt fast at all. It took about six passes to get the comm trued up again. Maybe my brushes were from the bad batch but it was bad enough that I won't purchase them again.
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The F-brush was also used to win the 2005 ROAR stock nats.....Like I posted before, the brush had its problems with the 2nd batch. Since then, the brushes have perfromed flawlessly. I think the biggest advantage is the ability to re-run the brush....We all 1 run the brushes at bigger events, but in all honesty the F works as well the 3rd and 4th run as it does the 4th.....

In my experience anyways......


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