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Old 10-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #46
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The Hyperion EOS 0606i is a good charger, I have the DC version. Though you can charge a lot of packs at 2c (10a for a 5000mah pack) it isn't going to be that much faster charging because of the way lipo's charge the current starts dropping once they get to 4.2v per cell. Running stock your only going to use around 1000ma per run.

The Kyosho is a good choice for PRCR, parts and support are great.

You are also going to need some tires and a body if you get the SC-R as it doesn't come with any.

Does PRCR have AC power available? I was considering getting the hyperion or ProTek with a Power Supply or looking for a AC/DC charger

Do you happen to know what most people run for tires at PRCR?
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Yes, plenty of AC outlets available.

For tires most people are running the AKA wishbones in SS compound but for the Rockstar SCT series I think there is going to be a spec tire, the AKA enduro I believe.

You should go down there Friday night or Saturday and check out the racing and see what they got at the shop.
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Yes, plenty of AC outlets available.

For tires most people are running the AKA wishbones in SS compound but for the Rockstar SCT series I think there is going to be a spec tire, the AKA enduro I believe.

You should go down there Friday night or Saturday and check out the racing and see what they got at the shop.
I am going to go up there tomorrow and check it out..thanks
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I am planning to run stock class so was considering the following so far

* Kyosho Ultima SC-R Competition 1/10 2WD Short Course Truck Kit

* Tekin RS Sensored Brushless ESC/Motor Combo (17.5T)

* Hyperion EOS 0606i Li/NiMH/A123 AC/DC Balancing Charger

*ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 50C Hard Case Battery Pack (7.4V/5600mAh)

*Airtronics MX-3X 2.4 Ghz FHSS-3 Competition Pistol Grip Radio w/92744 Receiver

(Not sure what servo, can I run a futaba with the airtronics TX/RX?
I think thats a real nice setup you went with there. I would add a nice inexpensive Hitec servo like the 965, its fast and has more than enough torque for 1/10 scale racing. Ive never tried the Savox servos but i see amain is carrying them now and there are some very aggressively priced servos with monster specs, maybe worth a try.
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Here is how to get up and running in half of your budget. I am doing the same thing as you. I haven't raced for a few years and I'm starting with a short course truck. The kyosho parts a few and far between here in the east too...so I went with an AE SC10. The parts are available everywhere and the Kyosho and AE look very similar. Here is my breakdown on costs:

AE SC10 Kit 175
Spectrum DX3e 99
Hobby Wing 50a ESC 54
Hobby Wing 17.5 motor 40
Gens Ace 30c 2s 4000 54 (27 each...I bought two)
Traxxas 2075 sevo 20
Thunder T6 Charger 35


Total 477

I still have a dc power supply so I'm using it. I have been using the hobbywing esc's in my heli's (trex 450's) and they work great. As far as I can see...there is nothing second rate. The servo has 120 oz of torque and has .17 response. I am going to run in a 17.5 brushless class which was designed at our locat track as a semi-spec class. I just bought the kit yesterday and put it together and it is a great kit. I can't wait to get it up and running.
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Here's mine.
Tried to get the best deals with what I consider to be the best components.

FTSC10 kit
RPM Front/Rear A-Arms
RPM Bumper
$253.72 (amain -$25 coupon)

CC MambaMaxPro
Tekin Redline 13.5
$183 (tower -$30 coupon)

Align DS620 servo
$64.99 Readyheli

DX3R
$269.99 RPP Hobby

2 - Protek 50c 5000mah (roar approved hardpacks)
$199.98 Amainhobbies

ROAR membership
$27

Total:
$998.68

Beyond that I bought a bunch of different tires and some springs etc.
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