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Old 03-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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hi people.

im into real cars alot and for years ive had a team associated TC3 with a few sets of wheels and tryes and a Peak racing Hellfire motor.

if i was going to get into racing this thing where would i start to upgrade?

The cars basicaly brand new

thanks, Matt
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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You may want to start at your local track or hobby shop? And decide what racing most likely stock. And I would ask about Brushless motors And Lipo batteries. And go from there.

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Old 03-11-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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cheers mate im off down there tomorrow
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:19 PM   #5
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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also is my car a good car to start with or is it old now?
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I still race it and do pretty well. It's a bit fragile in places (A-arms) but it's very fast in the correct hands. It'll be a decent car for you to learn, there's a host of setups for it on the rc10.com site and you can get spares very cheap on ebay.

One thing I would tell any new starter is: Don't go too quick straight away. Put a slow motor in and get used to your local track. Practice at slow speeds is valuable. It'll stop you breaking your car (and competitors!) and give you a feel for racing. Many new starters fall into the trap of wanting to go too quickly too soon. It's often to their detriment.

Good luck, it's a very enjoyable hobby full of many welcoming and helpful indviduals, if you're ever confused about anything don't be scared to ask someone at the track, in your local store or on here. I normally find that most people will go out of their way to help.
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I still race it and do pretty well. It's a bit fragile in places (A-arms) but it's very fast in the correct hands. It'll be a decent car for you to learn, there's a host of setups for it on the rc10.com site and you can get spares very cheap on ebay.

One thing I would tell any new starter is: Don't go too quick straight away. Put a slow motor in and get used to your local track. Practice at slow speeds is valuable. It'll stop you breaking your car (and competitors!) and give you a feel for racing. Many new starters fall into the trap of wanting to go too quickly too soon. It's often to their detriment.

Good luck, it's a very enjoyable hobby full of many welcoming and helpful indviduals, if you're ever confused about anything don't be scared to ask someone at the track, in your local store or on here. I normally find that most people will go out of their way to help.
Very well put and great advise. And I will add there are no stupid questions.
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this is where someone tells you to buy an X-Ray
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help guys! My local track will be Aldershot do any of you lot race there? I will be going there soon to have a little practice.

just to follow on I have been told the *LRP runner* speed controller I got with RTR package is rubbish. Would this make a good upgrade for ₤20?

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Another UK racer, cool.

I've raced at Aldershot a couple of times (at national events). It's a good track. Website: www.aldershotmodelcarclub.net

It's a fast flowing track and a good one to practice your skills.

That speed controller isn't the best to be honest. Little better than the one you have fitted. If I was you, I'd get used to the equipment you have. After a couple of races you'll have a pretty good idea of what you need to upgrade.

If you're looking for a budget speed controller I'd point you here: Here. It's a good speedo, has ABS breaks, reverse (most racers don't use this) and it's easy to setup. Not bad for 36 new.

I hope you enjoy your car. If you have any more questions just ask and I'll try to help as much as possible.
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