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Old 10-05-2013, 05:26 AM   #12496
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get yourself a good steering rack and a cf rear tower. I broke 3 towers before I bought my cf one. the stock steering rack is just a ticking time bomb. it will fail.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #12497
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get yourself a good steering rack and a cf rear tower. I broke 3 towers before I bought my cf one. the stock steering rack is just a ticking time bomb. it will fail.
Kit comes w/ alum rack, the rtr does not. Two upgrades you must do are the aluminum rack and I would get aluminum Rear-front hinge pin holders. As for the rear shock tower,, I've never seen one of these break, I've raced mine for several seasons now w/o issue so I'd say the stock is just fine... but if you build your shocks wrong where they cannot compress fully or if you land upside down a lot or just right maybe? But under normal conditions the stock plastic works just fine.

TBH the only other part I have broke on my was the front C-hub, and you can now get aluminum versions of that part too.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #12498
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If you put a 1mm shim between the rear shock tower and motor plate/tranny it won't break in that spot, or grind the motor plate just where it touches the tower.

Did this to mine after I broke one and could see where it touches when it landed upside down on the rear tower.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #12499
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Kit comes w/ alum rack, the rtr does not.
really? My kit came with the crappy plastic steering rack. didn't know they changed that.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #12500
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really? My kit came with the crappy plastic steering rack. didn't know they changed that.
Me either, the kit I just opened had the plastic rack..Anyone looking for a +8 alumi chassis, I have one for sale..
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #12501
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really? My kit came with the crappy plastic steering rack. didn't know they changed that.
My kit came with the plastic one too.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #12502
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I think only the DESC210 comes with Alum rack
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #12503
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I ordered the kit yesterday and i dont have a clue what motor/esc i should go for. Im on a budget (student) so i was thinking of just getting a really cheap combo from hobbyking. just to get a start. What kind of specs should i look for?

Can i use this one? : (sorry i cant post links yet, but its on hobbyking and on the menu on the left -> electric motors -> motor/esc/prop combo)

Turnigy TrackStar Waterproof 1/10 Brushless Power System 4000KV/80A

ESC Specs:
Continuous Current: 80A
Burst Current: 95A
Resistance: 0.0009ohm
Battery: 2-3 cells Lipo (5-8 cells NI-xx)
BEC output: 6V/1A
Motor type: Sensorless brushless motors
Running mode: Forward only or forward with reverse (user programmable mode)
Dimension: 43 x 38 x 20mm
Weight: 88g

Motor Specs:
Model: 3650 Sensorless
Kv: 4000
No. of Poles: 2
Cont Current: 45A
Peak Current: 55A
Max Power (15sec): 370W
Winding: 16T
Resistance: 0.0125ohm
Weight: 180g
Diameter: 36mm
Length: 53mm
Shaft Diameter: 3.175mm

its 50 $... We are driving on carpet. Not very big track. If anyone have any other suggestions, please shout out

thanks!
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #12504
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I ordered the kit yesterday and i dont have a clue what motor/esc i should go for. Im on a budget (student) so i was thinking of just getting a really cheap combo from hobbyking. just to get a start. What kind of specs should i look for?

Can i use this one? : (sorry i cant post links yet, but its on hobbyking and on the menu on the left -> electric motors -> motor/esc/prop combo)

Turnigy TrackStar Waterproof 1/10 Brushless Power System 4000KV/80A

ESC Specs:
Continuous Current: 80A
Burst Current: 95A
Resistance: 0.0009ohm
Battery: 2-3 cells Lipo (5-8 cells NI-xx)
BEC output: 6V/1A
Motor type: Sensorless brushless motors
Running mode: Forward only or forward with reverse (user programmable mode)
Dimension: 43 x 38 x 20mm
Weight: 88g

Motor Specs:
Model: 3650 Sensorless
Kv: 4000
No. of Poles: 2
Cont Current: 45A
Peak Current: 55A
Max Power (15sec): 370W
Winding: 16T
Resistance: 0.0125ohm
Weight: 180g
Diameter: 36mm
Length: 53mm
Shaft Diameter: 3.175mm

its 50 $... We are driving on carpet. Not very big track. If anyone have any other suggestions, please shout out

thanks!
I'd spend a couple more dollars and get a sensored setup.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

These two will run about $70. The combo you listed shows up as $60 on the US warehouse. If you're racing, especially on carpet, a smooth sensored setup will really make a difference.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:11 PM   #12505
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I'd spend a couple more dollars and get a sensored setup.

These two will run about $70. The combo you listed shows up as $60 on the US warehouse. If you're racing, especially on carpet, a smooth sensored setup will really make a difference.
thanks man! looks good! Im not racing seriously (yet) just having fun at the track. btw. Ive been reading a lot on the 210 today, mostly in this thread, and i actually see some people say the would choose the RTR over the KIT? .. I guess the rtr really is a good deal now at 200 $.. What do you think?

I kinda promised myself after the last car i bought that the next car had to be a kit. i have a couple of rtrs already and really wanted a kit this time..

what really are the differences?
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #12506
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For the price I would buy the RTR kit and just upgrade it as you get more serious. The RTR kit is hard to beat for $180-$200 right now. You also get a decent brushless system that is sensored. The steering servo is the one upgrade you'll want to do out of the box.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #12507
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For the price I would buy the RTR kit and just upgrade it as you get more serious. The RTR kit is hard to beat for $180-$200 right now. You also get a decent brushless system that is sensored. The steering servo is the one upgrade you'll want to do out of the box.
I got my Son the RTR which is great for the money.

Had a lot of upgrades since.

Speedo is good for 8.5 turn I believe.

The problem I had with changing the servo was the steering became to fast. With no way of slowing it down on the standard radio. So ended up buying him a new radio.


http://www.absima.com/en/products/co...tems/cr3p.html

Bargain for 55.00 Not sure if they are available over in the USA though?
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #12508
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Im sure this has been asked but is there any way to put 12mm hex on the rear of the car? I just have so many mounted tires on 12mm hex.
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Im sure this has been asked but is there any way to put 12mm hex on the rear of the car? I just have so many mounted tires on 12mm hex.
just throw on a b4.2 12mm hex and pin and you will be fine.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #12510
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just throw on a b4.2 12mm hex and pin and you will be fine.
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