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Old 01-31-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Talking AE RC8T CE, NEEDING SERVOS,MOTOR,RADIO

OK this will be my building thread on my AE RC8T CE Truggy.........

I pulled the plug and decided on this truggy. I cant wait to see it on Wednesday of this week. I'm super stocked about my first kit build not to mention its a AE RC8T CE KIT


AE RC8T CE TRUGGY
DE RACING SKIDS
FUTABA MINI FAILSAFE
HANGER 9 GLOW STARTER W/METER
JR Z9100T FOR STEERING
JR Z9100S FOR BRAKE/THROTTLE
Decided-OFNA BLUE STARTER BOX

On the fence about:

MOTOR,PIPE,RADIO,STARTER BOX POWER SOURCE-NIMH OR LIPO OR GEL?

Please no bickering.......

Thanks for the advice in advance,
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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OK this will be my building thread on my AE RC8T CE Truggy.........

I pulled the plug and decided on this truggy. I cant wait to see it on Wednesday of this week. I'm super stocked about my first kit build not to mention its a AE RC8T CE KIT


Ordered- AE RC8T CE TRUGGY
Ordered-DE RACING SKIDS
Ordered- FUTABA MINI FAILSAFE
Ordered-HANGER 9 GLOW STARTER W/METER
Decided-OFNA BLUE STARTER BOX

On the fence about:

MOTOR,PIPE,RADIO,SERVOS,STARTER BOX POWER SOURCE-NIMH OR LIPO OR GEL?

Please no bickering.......

Thanks for the advice in advance,
Byron
u cant go wrong with savox servos dnt brake the bank ,, if ur intrested pm me i can get u some pricing
radio i want the futaba 4pks its a good radio, depends on what u wnt to spend there is a bunch of great radios
for starter box i would go with a 4s 3300 or bigger lipo 20c
motor i run the massive mods mg66 great motor but tons others to choose from go is a good motor or alpha and they dnt break the bank
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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For the steering servo, the Hitec 7955 is great.

Radio wise, I recommend either the KO Propo setup, M11X, 3PK/4PK or DX3R/DX3R pro.
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OK this will be my building thread on my AE RC8T CE Truggy.........

I pulled the plug and decided on this truggy. I cant wait to see it on Wednesday of this week. I'm super stocked about my first kit build not to mention its a AE RC8T CE KIT


Ordered- AE RC8T CE TRUGGY
Ordered-DE RACING SKIDS
Ordered- FUTABA MINI FAILSAFE
Ordered-HANGER 9 GLOW STARTER W/METER
Decided-OFNA BLUE STARTER BOX

On the fence about:

MOTOR,PIPE,RADIO,SERVOS,STARTER BOX POWER SOURCE-NIMH OR LIPO OR GEL?

Please no bickering.......

Thanks for the advice in advance,
Byron
I wont tell you what to get but I will tell you what I use and am very happy with. Werks B5 engine, Reedy 2035 and or 2039,I use both (most use the Werks pipes but the Reedy's work very well and are priced right), Savox SC1256 servos with Reedy LiFe battery, Spektrum DX3R (has failsafe built in) and Lipo in my Ofna blue box. The Werks engines are great and am very happy with everything else. Hope you like the RC8T as much as myself.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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The club race director has a 4pk in great shape for 300.00 or i can get the new 4pks for 499.99 or 3 payments of 166 from towerhobbies.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:01 PM   #6
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This is what I would recommend.

Motor:
Werks B5 with 2013 pipe (Around $188 on Amain with Coupon)
If you can spend the extra $100. I would recommend the Clockworks modded Werks B5. This motor is one of the best motors I have seen in terms of power and run time and the customer service Neil offers is one of best in the motor department. We have one racer that doesn't need to pit for fuel in a 15 minute main in truggy.
I am running a Ninja JX.21 which is an O.S. Based motor. I don't have a single complaint on the motor. Clockworks does offer a modded Ninja that I would love to try out one day.

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Without a question I would recommend Hitec 7955TG's on Lipo. Hitec does offer one step above this. And if money isn't in question I would recommend the Hitec 7940TH for throttle and a Hitec 7950TH for steering, both on Lipo.

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This is going to come down to personal preference in a lot of categories. It comes with to how the radio feels in your hands, how much you want the radio to weight, etc. All the major brands, Spektrum, Futaba, Airtronics, and KO PROPO have awesome radios.

I am running a Spektrum DX3R. So far I don't have a single complaint about the radio. One of my biggest things I like about the radio is you can run Lipo straight through the receiver without having to run a regulator like some radio radios. The radio is very light, again this comes down to personal preference, some people like a light radio, some people like a heavier radio. I am running a Grid RC Drop down wheel adapter which lowers the steering wheel to about the same level as the throttle trigger. Some people find this more comfortable. You should be able to find the Standard Spektrum DX3R very cheap because there is a DX3R Pro coming out which has a couple more features. The DX3R Pro has a drop down wheel standard, telemetry, back lit screen, and a few other minor tweaks. Spektrum also has a drop down wheel adapter for the standard DX3R.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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OK this will be my building thread on my AE RC8T CE Truggy.........

I pulled the plug and decided on this truggy. I cant wait to see it on Wednesday of this week. I'm super stocked about my first kit build not to mention its a AE RC8T CE KIT


Ordered- AE RC8T CE TRUGGY
Ordered-DE RACING SKIDS
Ordered- FUTABA MINI FAILSAFE
Ordered-HANGER 9 GLOW STARTER W/METER
Decided-OFNA BLUE STARTER BOX

On the fence about:

MOTOR,PIPE,RADIO,SERVOS,STARTER BOX POWER SOURCE-NIMH OR LIPO OR GEL?

Please no bickering.......

Thanks for the advice in advance,
Byron
my two cents...

-Werks B5
-2013 pipe
-2x Hitec 7955's
-Lipo for OFNA truggy box, check Hobbyking
-M11

lots of options though....
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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I forgot to mention the pipe you get is all going to depend on the motor you choose. So one pipe is not going to work good on all motors.
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Savox servo's.... hands down best for the money.
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Savox servo's.... hands down best for the money.
My experience with savox servos have been good as well, but they are more power hungry then most others
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My experience with savox servos have been good as well, but they are more power hungry then most others
What do you meen with more power hungry, i ran a 60 min main on a 1600 LRP lifepack no problems whats so ever.
Thats long enough for me to run.
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I was thinking savox 1290 for throttle, it seems fast and savox 1256 for steering, is this a good combo?
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I was thinking savox 1290 for throttle, it seems fast and savox 1256 for steering, is this a good combo?
I realy liked the 1256 sterring and 1258 throttle combo.
Switch over to the 1267 for this season but ran the 1256/1258 combo for almost 3 seasons without problems.
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+1 cant go wrong with the HV Savox Servos.
For budget and performance, the Argus or Alpha engine/pipe combos are a good choice.
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My set-up

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