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Old 01-26-2016, 08:34 PM
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im in the market for a rtr buggy to run in a stock 2wd buggy class, I have my options narrowed to the kyosho rb6 (if the hobby shop has the parts available) or im really considering the rc10b4.2 2wd buggy.. I know those parts can be found in ALMOST all hobby shops.. so any suggestions from who has had them an who hasn't pros cons likes a dislike... also I have zero intentions to do the mid motor on the rb6
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You're going to run in 17.5 buggy? I wouldn't buy either. Neither has a motor that is legal for that class. The Associated car doesn't have a sensored ESC to boot so you're going to have to replace both the motor and ESC. Buy a kit.
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I'm not sure its a 17.5 unless that is what's considered a stock setup
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If you are within the US, 17.5 is considered the "stock" class.
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If you are within the US, 17.5 is considered the "stock" class.
yes us here but was doing some research, the associated comes with a 3300 kv an the kyosho has a 2700kv which in regards make these a hotter motor than a 17.5 is this correct.. I always ran nitro back in the day, this electric is all new to me an a learning trend as well..
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Yes, those will be some faster than a 17.5. You would have to run mod buggy with those motors.
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Yes, those will be some faster than a 17.5. You would have to run mod buggy with those motors.
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You should go out to your local track and talk to the shop, talk to the racers...See what is popular and what is common. It would probably save you money in the long run to get a kit and some cheaper (but still good quality) electronics. Plus if you get a kit and build it you will better understand how to fix/tune it.
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Man, if you are truly looking to get started at the club level, and if you have a $300 budget, try below:

I'd prefer the b4.2 factory team over the rb6 if you are staying rear motor - parts are so muck more obtainable at the store level.

Try this set-up - $300.

Grab a b4.2 factory roller off a user here - you can get one for about $120

From there, get below:

1.) Hobbywing Justock ESC - $41 (Do yourself a favor and get the LCD Program box for $20 as well).
2.) Turnigy Nano-Tech or Nano Tech Ultimate 4200/4600 shorty packs. The Nano Techs have a 4mm bullet connector, and the Ultimates have a 5mm, so whatever your preference is there. $37
3.) Trackstar 17.5T Motor - $38
4.) Trackstar 915 Servo ($37) or Turnigy 1258TG ($33)
5.) Get a new set of AKA Chainlinks in SS or Clay for $40 new

Total spending would be $300, and that is assuming you have a radio/receiver and charger already.

Again, just advice, but would get you a nice start, and you'll have better racing upgrades over an RTR.
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Originally Posted by Matt Trimmings View Post
You should go out to your local track and talk to the shop, talk to the racers...See what is popular and what is common. It would probably save you money in the long run to get a kit and some cheaper (but still good quality) electronics. Plus if you get a kit and build it you will better understand how to fix/tune it.
fixing an building wont be an issue, ive got many years of nitro behind me, but the way the ready to run brushless was explained to me was those motors were a stock class.. clearly I was misguided from the local hobby shop by me.. an a kit is proabably the route I will go.
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Some tracks will let the RTR kits run in the Novice or Beginner class. The motors in RTR's are all across the board as far as speed but usually these guys have a hard time getting around the track so the "his car is faster than mine" isn't an issue. In the Stock class its all 17.5 motors, don't pay much attention to the kv ratings.
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Originally Posted by draboyd19 View Post
Man, if you are truly looking to get started at the club level, and if you have a $300 budget, try below:

I'd prefer the b4.2 factory team over the rb6 if you are staying rear motor - parts are so muck more obtainable at the store level.

Try this set-up - $300.

Grab a b4.2 factory roller off a user here - you can get one for about $120

From there, get below:

1.) Hobbywing Justock ESC - $41 (Do yourself a favor and get the LCD Program box for $20 as well).
2.) Turnigy Nano-Tech or Nano Tech Ultimate 4200/4600 shorty packs. The Nano Techs have a 4mm bullet connector, and the Ultimates have a 5mm, so whatever your preference is there. $37
3.) Trackstar 17.5T Motor - $38
4.) Trackstar 915 Servo ($37) or Turnigy 1258TG ($33)
5.) Get a new set of AKA Chainlinks in SS or Clay for $40 new

Total spending would be $300, and that is assuming you have a radio/receiver and charger already.

Again, just advice, but would get you a nice start, and you'll have better racing upgrades over an RTR.
i have actually already ordered some of these (ZIPPY 5200mAh 2S2P 30C hardcase pack (ROAR APPROVED) these are the standard size packs not the shortys.. an the parts being availability is the main reason i have my eye on the associated products..
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Originally Posted by draboyd19 View Post
Man, if you are truly looking to get started at the club level, and if you have a $300 budget, try below:

I'd prefer the b4.2 factory team over the rb6 if you are staying rear motor - parts are so muck more obtainable at the store level.

Try this set-up - $300.

Grab a b4.2 factory roller off a user here - you can get one for about $120

From there, get below:

1.) Hobbywing Justock ESC - $41 (Do yourself a favor and get the LCD Program box for $20 as well).
2.) Turnigy Nano-Tech or Nano Tech Ultimate 4200/4600 shorty packs. The Nano Techs have a 4mm bullet connector, and the Ultimates have a 5mm, so whatever your preference is there. $37
3.) Trackstar 17.5T Motor - $38
4.) Trackstar 915 Servo ($37) or Turnigy 1258TG ($33)
5.) Get a new set of AKA Chainlinks in SS or Clay for $40 new

Total spending would be $300, and that is assuming you have a radio/receiver and charger already.

Again, just advice, but would get you a nice start, and you'll have better racing upgrades over an RTR.
Take this one step further assuming you do NOT have a radio.
1. Flysky FS-GT3B - $39.00 (Great entry level radio that will get you going.)
2. Thunder AC6 Charger - $48.95

I will say that if you do plan on seriously racing, I would suggest spending good money on a good radio (4pls, MT4, DX4). They make ALL of the difference in the world. Night and day. But if you can't afford it, the Flyskys are real decent.
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Good to hear on the batteries - I have not tried the Zippy's, but I have read some folks having good success with them, especially at that low price they offer them. Good luck with them.

Good luck!
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Good to hear on the batteries - I have not tried the Zippy's, but I have read some folks having good success with them, especially at that low price they offer them. Good luck with them.

Good luck!
I have a Futaba 4pls system now I run a brushed tamiya tt carpet class. This is really what has gotten me into the electric scheme of things I always enjoyed the nitro but its messy an filthy an I've learned that electric is much much cleaner an I've seen some pretty fast cars
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