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Old 03-03-2006, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi i want to get started in an electric class i have been racing nitro touring for 4 years now and i would like some idea on what car to start with and some help with speed controls and motor i have a buget of about $600. Im from australia so any help with what i need to start with would be much appreciated

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:27 AM   #2
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Even though your a seasoned racer, I'd still recomend visiting your local club and chatting to the guys there. They will be able ot advise on parts availability etc which is important, setup etc.

Any of the current competition range cars is a winner in the right hands...
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Well, since you're just getting started in electric, I'd look for a car on here. There are a lot of great deals on some very good cars and a lot of them are "down under".

To start off with:

Xray T1FK05, Tamiya Evo IV or 415MSX, FT TC4, Pro4 or Cyclone or a similar chassis. Find out what cars are most supported by your LHS prior to making a purchase..
IB3800's.. I prefer promatch
LRP QC series, Novak GT7 or GTX
Duratrax Ice charger, best bang for the buck on the market
Novak smart tray or Tekin battery doctor

To start off, if you're running one class with 3 heats and a main, you only need 2 or 3 packs. I would look for most of the stuff on here and you really shouldn't have a problem staying within your budget.

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welcome to the dark side.....
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I can get an associated tc4 for $499 what motor and speed control and batterys should i be using i have a supernova charger for my nitro cars would this be good to use or should i get the Ice?

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I can get an associated tc4 for $499 what motor and speed control and batterys should i be using i have a supernova charger for my nitro cars would this be good to use or should i get the Ice?

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$499?! Is that in US$?? The Factory Team TC4 is only around US$320, so I think you should double check on that.
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:25 AM   #7
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I VETO the Tc4 idea. I recently bought one, raced it for a few months, and sold it very frustrated. I then bought an Xray T2, and LOVE IT! I'd avoid TC4.
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Hi i want to get started in an electric class i have been racing nitro touring for 4 years now and i would like some idea on what car to start with and some help with speed controls and motor i have a buget of about $600. Im from australia so any help with what i need to start with would be much appreciated

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have a look in the australian for sale section...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=103991

$400AUD (around $300USD) for TWO 415MS ....

FYI thats like buying 2 MTX3 for the same price. as they are normally around $600AUD new each alone.

also the 415 is the current World Champ
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