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Old 04-06-2016, 04:47 PM
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Castle Creations 1/8 Sidewinder 8th ESC + 2200kV Motor $ 187.00

Is this combo good?

Mugen Seiki 1/8 MBX7R Eco 4WD Kit $ 519.98

Will the Servo you mentioned work okay with this?
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Also, what do better radios like DX4S DSMR 4Ch Transmitter with SR415 do... Are the extra channels useful?
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I have the trackstar 2100kv in my Losi 8ight 2.0. It's plenty fast. But then I don't really have any experience with other 1/8 motors so what do I know??

It will do wheelies easily enough.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:49 PM
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Anyone else have thoughts? Best kit option and maybe engine and stuff that isn't bottom end. I like having a coupe options. Especially with towers coupon if I can get it all there.
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Also, charger? Under 60 bucks?
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I was looking at this for a charger. It does 80W per side.

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I would go with everything Jerry Rigged recommends. Avoid castle creations. Only for bashing. Trackstar is fine for now. The Turnigy Reaktor series chargers are very good. Some are rebranded/reverse engineered old ichargers. work great.

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Castle Creations 1/8 Sidewinder 8th ESC + 2200kV Motor $ 187.00

Is this combo good?

Mugen Seiki 1/8 MBX7R Eco 4WD Kit $ 519.98

Will the Servo you mentioned work okay with this?
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I would look at losi lst-xxl2e. I love mine, for bashing and general playing. If you go truggy route I would get an Arrma, or losi 8ight-t.

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Originally Posted by superjoe5000 View Post
I was looking at this for a charger. It does 80W per side.

Been using that charger since December. Has worked fine for me. Haven't tried my 4/6s batteries yet. But don't expect any problems.
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Originally Posted by superjoe5000 View Post
I was looking at this for a charger. It does 80W per side.

80W per channel is not much when you are trying to charge big 4s batteies. Charger will be running maxed out trying to push 1c on just a 5000mah 4s.

I currently have a two channel 50w charger. It was fine when I only had 2s batteries, but now that I am getting into 1/8 scale with 4s and 6s batteries, I am seriously at the 2 channel Turnigy Reaktor charger. 300w/20A per channel. It is DC only, though, so you will need a power supply. I have an old PC power supply that I plan on converting using.
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So... One last gasp...

Hobby king set up of Motor(2100kv) ESC, and Servo for 160...or just bit the bullet and go Tekin 1900kv+ESC for 300 and a servo for like 50 bucks...

Probably better to cut my teeth on the cheap crap first since it has been so long?
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I just got back into the hobby a few weeks ago, it's awesome. I sold the majority of my stuff just two years ago, so my knowledge on this hobby is still up to date and it definitely saved me a lot of money getting back into it.

If you have not bought the kit to the buggy yet, I would highly reconsider the ARRMA Typhon buggy. It's a sweet deal for under $400, i've seen it around $375 on a few sites and you really can't beat what they offer. They have a 2 year warranty on their product, so if you have any issues with the Servo/ESC/Motor you can file a claim and get it replaced free of charge. It's also a perfect choice for someone getting into the hobby, as it comes with all of the tool necessary to work on it, like the hex wrenches and socket tools.

If you all ready bought the kit and are looking for something solid on your electronics, HobbyKing is definitely the spot to buy all of your stuff. Their Turnigy line-up is solid. I have used 5 of their motors, a friend of mine has had that 2100Kv motor the others have recommended to you and it has been a solid performer for 3 years now, even after hundreds of runs. I still have one from 4 years ago that is still going strong with no signs of giving out anytime soon. I've actually had my eye on this one:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Inrunner.html

If you are looking for a servo, I would highly recommend PowerHD servo's, even the cheap ones. They are pretty strong and they don't make a whole lot of noise which can drive me crazy with some servo's.

Pretty much everyone is going to recommend Proline badlands for the best off-road tires. For a fraction of the price of badlands, you definitely want to know about these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Big-Bloc...sAAOSwhcJWQnvV

I've had 5 pairs of them, the only thing you need to do to them is make sure the tires are glued properly to the rim... Can't really complain about much for that price though.

As for a charger, i'd highly recommend this combo:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html
Power Supply:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._240V_AC_.html

It's super easy to use and it can charge up to 6S at 10A... which is more than enough for 90% of users in the sub 1/8 scale range. Charging at anything more than that is where it's not that great for the batteries.
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