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Old 11-11-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum, been into radio controlled boats for quite a while, I've decided to get into cars...

I bought a Yokomo Drift kit at the model shop few days ago, I've got the chassis built up, I've got some radio gear which will do for now (Futuba servo, tx and rx) and now I'm looking at motors and speed controllers......

Some advice would be appreciated as I'm pretty much a newbie on cars lol....

What sorta motor would you guys advise for this car? My budget is about 20 on the motor.....Speed controller I'm looking to spend about 40......I don't need anything to flash as I'm not racing the car, just for fun really.....

Sorry for essay Thanks Dan ...........
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not sure what the conversion is, but if you go the yokomousa site and click around you can find motors and a speed control that they recommend.

usually its one of the cheaper high wind modified motors, as far as speedo don't think it really matters, lrp makes a couple of small ones that would be a good fit and have reverse. here in the states they are around $60.00 happy dirfting
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Doesn't hugely matter if you're playing around...

Just go for what your LHS sells..
Some cheaper brands are known to go up in smoke so make sure they do a warrantee for you.

Lastly - the only thing you need to make sure of, is that the esc and motor are compatible. That is, and ESC is rated down to a certain number of turns. Run lower than that, and you risk frying the esc..


Oh.. BTW - make sure you loctite the steering kingpins in - or keep spares at hand. All brokomo's.. sorry.. yokomo's like to drop them out !!

Cheers!
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the Novak XRS ESC is low cost and gives good low speed control.
use any 27 turn stock motor.

this combination will give you very good low to mid range control. the car will be very easy to drift with this combination.

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Oh.. BTW - make sure you loctite the steering kingpins in - or keep spares at hand. All brokomo's.. sorry.. yokomo's like to drop them out !!

Cheers!
Amen to that, been dropping a lot of that nasty pins!!!(also at my tamiya kits)

We used regular esc with reverse in drifting, mostly cheap futaba mc230, mc210, TEU-bk, and some novak and lrp with reverse.

We used motor with high turn. Mostly 540 silver can motor for its low maintenance and high torque which is best for drifting...
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