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Old 12-28-2002, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default speed control a good small one

I just got a rtr tc3 bought an m8 and a micro reciver but need a better smaller speed control can someone help me out suggjest a few good ones
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Old 12-28-2002, 09:27 PM   #2
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Oh Man !!!..... Get ready to hear about a million different opinions !! Let's try to narrow things down. What kind of budget are we talking ? What's your performance goal ?? What class are you planning to run?? What kind of track?? What kind of batteries do you have ?? Do you want new or will used be ok ??
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new or used dont care. indooor carpet intell weather gets good the out door asfult peak 2400's im runing i the novice class and looking to win my buget 100-150$
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Old 12-28-2002, 09:44 PM   #4
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Crap !! i was hoping you'd make things easier but Noooooo !!

No big deal.......Although not always my personal choice,the fact that you're just getting in to, or back in to, the sport suggests you should probably stick with reliable systems with great manufacturer support. For that I don't think you can beat Novak. A used Cyclone or Cyclone TC can be bought for 75-85 dollars. Still one of the best esc's and more than competitive . Take a look at www.teamnovak.com.
You'll find the performance figures and the download for the instructions.
Take a look in the RCTECH for sale section or try Ebay. Good Luck
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to get lots of tuning option in 1 neat little package,get the keyence zero V xtreme...they're the only 1 i used...
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Novak all the way!!!! They offer the best support around and have great trade up offers and replacement deals. Visit their website for details on their products...

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Old 12-29-2002, 03:48 PM   #7
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i just got a quantum competition and love it. its $180 not to much more the the budget u mentioned. in my opinion its definatly worth it!
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just my 2 pence worth!

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If your looking for small, try the new Mtronics M3. Now that thing is small and is right in your price range. I'm hoping to try one this season myself. I've heard only good things about it.
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I would stick with Novak, cuz it's got the best customer support. But I think you could get the Quantum Competition for like $150 from Tower or some place. lrp makes lots of versions of the Quantum, you should be able to find information on them at www.teamassociated.com . Hope this helps.
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You cant really go wrong with LRp nor Novak.

However, Novak uses to have better BEC specs, especially in the mid-range. That is, look for 6 volt. Why? 4,8 volt means 25% slower steering servo, than with 6 volt. This means a HUGE difference.
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I wouldnt go for the Quantum Comp. I bought one a while back, even though I have heard a ton of complaints about the thing burning up. It was a mistake because mine ended up burning up two weeks after I got it, after about 4 packs total run time. They have a lifetime warranty, so if you dont mind sending it in every few months to get fixed, then go for it, but if you want something that you can depend on get a Novak. They last forever, and are pretty strong preformers.
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Originally posted by bob's tc3
I just got a rtr tc3 bought an m8 and a micro reciver but need a better smaller speed control can someone help me out suggjest a few good ones

just wondering... why did u buy the RTR and replace everything?
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i have a duratrax intellispeed 8t reverse. it runs pretty good but its a little big. it cost like 74 bucks on towerhobbies. pretty good for a racing ESC. it has ABS and traction control. but when you turn its a little slow because of the TCS.
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