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Old 02-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default RX/Battery/ESC Questions From A Car Newb

Been in RC for over 40 years and lately it seems there is new technology to absorb especially for electrics. I have an Associated 12R5 on the way and need some ideas about what RX/battery/ESC combination I should be considering. It will be used with the Vector 6.5 turn brushless and will initially only be used for recreational purposes as I learn more about this aspect of the hobby.

It will only be run on carpet and I am a heli pilot so I have proper charging equipment though I am not apt to purchase lipos for the car at this stage of the game. Would much rather use NiMhs since I have already spent too much! So, I'm thinking a mid range (price-wise) ESC will do fine for now. I will be using a 3PK with Spectrum module...am I stuck with Spectrum RX or is there another RX brand to consider? Do car ESCs have built in BECs or should I only consider a separate battery pack for the RX? I'd also like the ESC to have reverse capability for the time being. Hoping it can be disabled as my skills improve.

Lot of questions and I'm sure, lots of theories and favorites. Let me know what yours are...

Is there a specific site I can visit that addresses this sort of info for 1/12th car newbs like me? Been to the Associated site but I'm not too impressed.
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