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Old 12-13-2005, 09:06 AM   #1
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Ok. I am a plane guy and need something to piss my money away on in the winter months as my wife says .

Here is what I have so far.

Team Associated Team T4 truck (roller), and 2 more on the way as spares.

Ok that really sucks I donít have anything lol..

Here is what I am going to order today.
http://www.amainhobbies.com

Spektrum DSM Radio system for the Aitronics M8 and M11 $149.99
Airtronics 94359 High Torque Servo with Heatsink $124.99

http://www.towerhobbies.com

Airtronics M11 4-Channel FM Transmitter/Module Only 63 249.99
Trinity Rebuild Spring Set Pro $1.45
Trinity E Brush Silver Serrated w/Terminal $4.09
Trinity Monster Horsepower Stock Motor comes with 2 @ $52.98
Trinity Monster Horsepower Stock Motor $4.79
Team Orion Motor Comm Stick $5.79


I still need..

Batteries (please help me pick) I donít mind building them
Charger (please help me pick)
Power supply for charger. (please help me pick)
Speed Controller (have no clue help me out please)

I am thinking about the ICE charger so I can go Li-Po in the future with brushless. Have to wait until outdoors to run good motors, only stock indoors .



Ok guys please help out a Plane guy get into trucks and have a good chance of competing with them. I know its going to take time to learn to drive, etc. but I want a truck that has a chance .

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Old 12-13-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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you will probently get more answers that you can use in the truck forum
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
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Don't go with a high torque servo for a truck.You need a high speed one(.10 or so) and the airtronics 94357 is a good choice at under $100.There are also lots of other good ones at tower.You can also find some killer deals here for like new equipment that would work as new.

For batteries, any name brand matcher like Promatch or SMC would be a fine choice.Promatch is selling out there 3300's cheap to make way for newer batteries.Since you are running stock, 3300's would be fine if you are looking to save some cash.You can also go with 3800's which are great.SMC offers super high votalge's at 35 amp numbers.

For ESC, Most novak, LRP, or tekin models would be a great choice.

For chargers, there are many but my personal favorite is the Pulsar Series.The Pulsar Comp. 1 and 2 are not much different so the 1 would be fine for you.If you don't need the motor run in feature you could go with the Pulsar Sport.For power supplies, the main requirment is amp output.You would need at least a 8+ amp PS to run a charger charging at (5-7) amps and whatever else you need to run from it.
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Team Associated Team T4 truck (roller), and 2 more on the way as spares.

If I understand this correct you are getting one complete TEAM truck with 2 more Complete trucks for parts? Instead of wasting $160 x 3 for the Team truck just buy one Factory Team T4 for $210 plus whatever spares you want.There is no need for 2 entire PART trucks.The FT will offer a vastly greater performance and tuning options aswell.
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Batteries - www.hyperform-racing.com or www.promatchracing.com (GP3300)
Charger - Team Orion Advantage or LRP Pulsar 2 or Duratrax ICE.
Powersupply - Any 12v 15-30amp will do.
ESC - How much do you want to spend?
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I would also look into a motor lathe. Once those motors have had about 10-20 runs on them, depending on gearing and the track you run on they will need to have the comm cut.
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If you are looking to run the best of the best in your T4 I just got done with a project that caused my wife tons of grief I built the ultimate stock T4 here is a link to the thread http://www.rc411.com/forum/showthrea...0&page=7&pp=10

To answer some of your questions...

I would recommend the following -

Servo - Futaba S9451 High speed/high torgue, it is also what a lot of pros are running in their T4 or B4s.
Motors - For the T4 you should go with the Blueprinted P2K2 from Team Br00d, outstanding motor which is helping me have the TQ for the past 2 Off Road point series races.
Batteries - IB3800, Team Br00d is selling 1.20+ @ 35 amps for $64.99 a pack! Outstanding deal.
Charger - Duratraxx Ice Charger is outstanding and a great value or Pulsar 2
Power Supply - Do a search on eBay for a Pyramid 20 amp power supply, I found 1 brand new for $45 shipped and it is GREAT!
Speed Control - Quantum 2 or Novak GTX (I prefer the Quantum 2 as it has a good off-road setting)
Other items - You will eventually need a motor lathe either the Cobra or Integy Super Lathe 3 are good choices
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