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Old 04-08-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hello all. I am new to this forum. I am looking at getting my first r/c car. I'm looking at getting a Tamiya TA05. From what I've read it should be a good first car. I am very confused as where to start with electronics though. I don't understand it at all really. What is good, what is bad? I've never built one of these before so I really don't know what all I'm going to need but I'm trying to get an idea as to see what my budget needs to be. I know I'll need a radio, servos, batteries, ESC, etc. How do I go about figuring out what electronics will work with a TA05? How do I figure out if a different motor will work in a TA05 if I do not wish to keep the stock one. Last question, I have searched for this answer but hard to find an answer, how fast mph wise can I expect a TA05 to go stock? I appreciate any advice you can offer as I'm trying very hard to learn quickly. I can't wait to get one of these things to tinker with as I work on real racecars and these seem like so much fun also.
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Heres some starters.

http://rcforum.co.kr/news/entry/NOVA...-Speed-Control

http://rcforum.co.kr/news/entry/NOVA...ushless-Motors

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/Batteries/Li-Po

http://www.teamorion.com/Products/Ch...+_+Dischargers

I would look into JR Propo for my radio equipment.
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Are you planning on participating in organized racing at a local club or just bashing? Will you be racing rubber tire on asphalt or foam on carpet? Does your local track allow brushless and LiPo? What is your budget? Answering these questions will better help answer your questions.

With electronics, servos, motors and such most big name brands will work with the car and with each other.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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Ok. I do not plan to race this car. There is nowhere to race within 3 hrs drive. I just want something fun to tinker with that is somewhat fast. My budget is prolly around $600 or so. I don't have a set one and want to get decent equipment but don't need to spend a fortune. I know the speed=money equation quite well as I just tore down a transmission for a 1:1 Supra that I broke at the track a couple weeks ago lol. Thanks for your help,
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:37 PM   #5
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Turbo?
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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i have a ta05 as well, wont play with it around the house due to low ground clearance and such. but mama and i also have his and hers revo"s we have a blast with around the house. except for a little fuel here and there and the occaisional glow plug we have about zero dollars invested beyond the initial purchase price. they run super fast in our back yard(around 40 mph or so) capable of speeds much faster and certainly take a lot more abuse...
just a thought....
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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No the Supra is a nonturbo 5spd that is an ex Grand Am Cup car. What kind of speed does a stock ta05 have? I know its not supposed to be fast but I want to know how slow I'm starting off. Don't want to start to slow as I think I can get up to speed pretty quick.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:25 PM   #8
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Tamiya TA05 $130
http://www.ultimatehobbies.com/istar...%26pos%3D16%26


Mamba Max ESC and Motor $179
http://www.b-p-p.com/proddetail.php?...645b41e96d8291

Futaba 2PL 2-Channel FM/1 S3003 Servo 75MHz $85
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXNHS2**&P=0

Integy INDI 16x307-Lithium AC/DC Charger w/LCD $85
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPPE0&P=7

6000HV Lipo Battery -Guiness World Record Holder $100
http://www.maxamps.com/products.php?cat=46

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Total = $579

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Old 04-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #9
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The post above should get you started!
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Spend a little more and get better stuff then the post above...

Id get a platinum 4800 rather then the maxamps stuff. The 4800 is safer.

Ive heard lots of problems with the Indi chargers. I would get an Duratrax Ice and a cheap power supply.

The Mamba ESC doesnt work with the Novak motors yet (the defacto standard at a lot of places)

Id get a Hitec Agressor SRX and later add a spektrum module/receiver.
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I'd say the Castle Creations is still a good bet. A vast majority of motors out there are sensoreless....not sensored like the novak.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:00 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! Now last question, exactly how slow is this car going to be stock mph wise estimation? Thanks again, Brandon
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Spend a little more and get better stuff then the post above...

Id get a platinum 4800 rather then the maxamps stuff. The 4800 is safer.

Ive heard lots of problems with the Indi chargers. I would get an Duratrax Ice and a cheap power supply.

The Mamba ESC doesnt work with the Novak motors yet (the defacto standard at a lot of places)

Id get a Hitec Agressor SRX and later add a spektrum module/receiver.
I was working with his budget of $600.

First there is nothing wrong with max amps lipos. I own both max amps lipos and orion lipos. Sure the case on the orions are nice if you have a car where it might get damage from flying debri (example is an F103GT). However the TA05 is a tub design and there will not be much damage from flying debri. All this safer no safe stuff is just garbage. Many people have run Max Amps Lipos for over several years and not had any "saftey issues". Why pay twice the price?

The guy isn't trying to win the Nationals here, he just wants a decent setup.

The Mamba ESC does work with the Novack motors. What it doesn't do is run them sensored. The Mamba ESC works with every motor out there. Again the guy isn't racing. Novak may have the best setup for racers, but it is not the end all be all for people who don't race.

There are better charges than the Indi charger, but again they cost more, plus you have to buy a power converter. If the charger only goes 95% instead of 100% on a 6000HV lipo it will still produce plenty of runtime. Again the guy isn't running 20 minute mains.

Futuba makes a damn fine transmitter for the price.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:45 PM   #14
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With the above equipment I'd venture to say you can top 50mph
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You should also get some steel 46mm Tamiya universals and some 4mm bullett connectors.

46mm Tamiya universals (you can get them cheaper off ebay, or elsewhere). I just posted this to show what they were and the part numbers.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=15054

4mm bullett connectors males
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJPY4&P=7

4mm bullett connectors female
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJPY6&P=7

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On the battery be sure to select 4mm bullett connectors before ordering from maxamps.com

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