R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2018, 04:51 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2
Default Getting started

Hi everyone, I’m was in this hobby a few years ago and I now have this bare Tamiya 1/10 plastic chassis with no batt, servo, ESC and motor. I have forgotten almost everything about this hobby and I would be very thankful if u guys can recommend different models of the respective parts that I’m missing. Looking to play on-road
P.S. I’m on a Budget
Danien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 05:50 AM   #2
Tech Elite
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Far south suburbs of Chicago area
Posts: 2,544
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)

Whatís your plan. Racing or parking lot running? If just looking to go mess around Associated, Vaterra, Traxxas and Hpi have RTR vehicles. Iíve owned most of them.
Are you looking to build? More wide open there. XRay, Serpent, Associated to name a few.
Billy Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 06:16 AM   #3
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2

I’m not looking for racing just the casual one, I’m looking to build it myself with my own parts as I alr have the chassis
Danien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 07:52 AM   #4
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 55

The tamiyas especially the older ones are not known for handling alot of power. If using nimh a brushed system should be ok. If going lipo a very mild brushless system could be alright (low kv or high turn brushless motor).

If you do not mind brushed these are not bad they have worked fine for me.



Cheap combo have not tried it but does not look too bad (if anything the esc should be a keeper). Slower than the reedy radon.


These servos I have used or are using are not bad either.

Standard servo a little slow but works

Metal gear

Standard servo

These were just budget options.

I am also a casual driver as you say I do not go racing at the race tracks.

There are better options out there and more expensive ones too. For every brand or model you will have people rant or rave about them.

Last edited by Igottabeme; 01-17-2018 at 08:41 AM.
Igottabeme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 08:30 AM   #5
Tech Fanatic
Lone Drifter's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SW Chicago Burbs
Posts: 876

First, of all starting with just a chassis ( or do you mean complete chassis) and buying parts
Separately will cost way more then buying a kit

Second ,if you want to do organized racing go to the track , see what classes they run and build a car to what you want to run

Third, Classes are usually built using lipo batteries , sensored brushless motors . Like 25.5 for VTA, 21.5 for GT 17.5 for TC.

Fourth, If you dont have a radio dont automatically buy a single model radio because if you like RC racing ,all you have to buy is reciever to add a second model . Only buy a 2.4ghz radio because at many tracks 27 and 75 mhz radios are not allowed .
USVTA , USGT, Buggy and Wheeler Fan
TC7, TC6, T3 11 & 12, TLR 22 3.0 and 22-4
Quote of the Day " Funny, She doesn't Look Druish" Mawg
Lone Drifter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 05:25 AM   #6
Tech Elite
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Far south suburbs of Chicago area
Posts: 2,544
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)

Ah, missed that you had a chassis already. Iíve got only got limited experience with Tamiya. A tt01 long ago. Didnít really get the appeal it has to some.
If chassis is complete then sounds like youíd just need the electronics. Motor, esc, servo and receiver. Choices are wide open.
You might consider looking into used. You can find some great deals on complete vehicles, unusually missed controller. Touring car guys seem to change vehicles years. The new model comes out, old gets sold. Iíve bought a number over past few years with no problems.
Billy Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:38 AM   #7
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Denver 5280 Raceway
Posts: 60
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

Check out Hobby King. You can build that car on the cheap and make it a land rocket
Vintagedriver is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is 1/5 scale a bad class to get started in? Devin Oval, Larger Scales and More 36 09-29-2012 06:34 AM
just getting started association Rookie Zone 6 01-24-2012 06:33 AM
getting started w/ Tamiya's M06 ot ta04/5 wankski Rookie Zone 11 10-13-2011 04:16 AM
Barely Used Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR With Everything Needed To Get Started. clamber R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 18 04-09-2010 11:03 AM
Getting started:Tip's,Trick's,Newbie's come here! xsxracing Rookie Zone 59 01-03-2009 09:57 PM

battery, esc, motor, noob, servo

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:36 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net