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Old 04-29-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
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I have decided to enter the world of RC Hobbie. SO I have done tons of research online and reading message boards etc... I have decided to buy a Losi XXXT Matt Francis to build. Now that i have got that easy part done, I need help with all the other stuff I will need. What should I get as far as a Radio, motor, charger etc..... thanks in advance for your help
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Old 04-29-2003, 02:16 PM   #2
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You are going with a top of the line truck, so I would guess that you would want top of the line electronics to fill it up. I would definately start out with a good stock motor, all the hype, etc. on stock motors is BS, they are all right about the same speed, check out Reedy, Trinity, and Orion, and basically chose what you want. Get a good enough ESC to handle whatever motors you might want to put into the truck in the future. I have always used Novak ESC's, and I recommend them to anyone. Airtronics, Futaba, JR, and KO all make good radio gear. I think Airtronics would be the best bet fot you, their radios are user friendly, and work great. You might want to pick up a high speed/torque metal gear servo if you plan on getting into racing, you'll get much better response, and they are extremely hard to brake, I like the Airtronics 94357Z, or the Futaba S9451 servos, both have plenty of speed and torque to get the job done. Batteries, basically check out 3300mah batteries, most people will stick to the same brand as who makes their motors, they are all compatible though. A usual brand setup would be Losi/Trinity/Novak or Associated/Reedy/LRP but like I said, it all will work together.
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Old 04-29-2003, 10:03 PM   #3
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radman nailed it on the head.

if your racing check which tires the fast guys are running and get those.
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