Well if you have read the MBF topic on the car you should have seen the posting about the spurgear adaptor and the 19teeth pulleys.
When using the stock 20 teeth pulleys the belt(rear) will be to tight and won't free up enough to let the car run smooth as it should be.
Mount the alloy spurgear adaptor with the 19 teeth pulleys and you will see and notice that the car will run smooth as butter.
FDR is finall drive ratio and this is changed if you have to run a standard FDR and with the normall(manual build) FDR you can't get to that.
For batteries it depends on what class you will run.
I saw something flyby about a EZrun 60amps ESC with a 17.5 turns motor?
If so and you will be doing some racing on a big outside track,all lipo's above 4000MAH will be fine.
It would be stupid if you want to run faster motors later on to buy lower MAH lipos.
Go for the 5000MAH(or above) if you intend to run faster motors when you get used to the car.
If not and you will be driving the 17.5 then 4000MAH will be enough for stock 5 or 6 minutes racing.
For a servo, i am using the ACE DS1015(TC) or the Team Orion VDS1009(F1) and the VDS1007(TC)
Originally Posted by djoefromreal
Hi Roy (and others ofcourse!)
I'll check these parts, thanks! The topic on MBF actually made me decide to buy the Sakura S, and all the tips and hints that are given over there (sanding, different screws) i have all taken into concideration while building!
So it's abnormal that the car onkly runs for about 2 meters after i give it a swing forward, that means the belts are too tight?
I'll do some reading on the FDR, because this is still a quite unknown topic for me
i'm doing some reading on current, volts amps and such right now to "calculate" what kind of battery i would need.
That's one thing i like about this new hobby, having to investigate