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Old 06-03-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Would like to get into electric

I currently run a nitro car but would like to get an electric for carpet racing and those "rainy days". I am looking into getting the XRay T1R. But i need to know what kind of batteries to get and the best charger for those batteries. Also what kind of motor? I would like one that could be competetive in races. Money is of course an issue, but i am willing to spend more now that way i'm not wasting money getting crappy stuff and having to pay more later. Also, what is a motor loathe? Thanx for the help
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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I use LRP and Reedy stuff personally, the LRP Pulsar is a great charger, and the XCell 3300 packs from Reedy have plenty power on hand. Reedy MVP is a great stock motor, and the Kr for mod. A motor lathe is used to true the comm after every few runs. It restores the contact between the comm and brushes, and basically makes the motor run like new.
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Great, thanx for the tips. IS the soldering hard?
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:46 AM   #4
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Soldering takes a little getting used to, but I wouldnt call it hard... After years of expirence, I could solder just about anything now.
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:36 PM   #5
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The key is a good soldering iron, especially when it comes to batteries. Took me a while to figure that one out

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Old 06-04-2003, 09:07 PM   #6
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If you can find one, the Ungar UTC300 is just about the best iron you can get for RC cars. Unfortunately Ungar got bought out by Weller, so they are really hard to find.
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I use a Hakko myself, pricey but worth it in my opinion.
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:25 PM   #8
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Never heard of it, what do they run? The Ungar used to go for about $180-200
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Hakko goes for about $100 and makes it easy to iron with, I love my hakko. They sell it at socal
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Does the temp go down on the tip when you are doing heavy soldering?
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I have never gotten that feeling but it does have an adjustable knob to make it hotter or cooler.
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That sounds pretty nice, and much cheaper than what a new Ungar would cost.
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Actually Hakko makes soldering stations that run much higher than 100 bucks. Here is the one I use :
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...l?pn=HAKP93610

Mine holds its tip temp great when soldering batteries.

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what about batteries? i heard the GP 3300's are very good. is that true?
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Gp3300's seem to be what most people use. I myself use them and have been very happy with them. Mine are pro-match BTW.

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