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Old 01-15-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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hey guys i am new to this and want to know if what i am getting is right for me

car kit - TT01 skyline r34 kit (w/ aluminum drive shaft, bearings, motor heatsink)

radio - futaba 3pm or 2pl w/ new servo?(help me choose between the two) and reccomend one if these arent good...

battery - ??? dont know... help me choose please...

charger - peak charger... reccomend one if this isnt good...

spray paint x2 cans

ca glue
tire inserts
dremmel
sand paper
lexan scissors
xacto knife


ok now thats my list is it too much for a beginner?

if theres too much but tell me what to take out, and if theres anything to add please do tell me.

thanks. Youngage
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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instead of the tto1 try a toa5 OR KYOSHO TF5 YOU WILL HAVE MORE CHOICE IN GEARING .THIS WILL ALSO GIVE YOU MORE LIFE FROM YOUR CHASIS .BY THIS I MEAN THAT YOU COULD LATER RACE STOCK WITHOUT BUYING A NEW CHASIS.THE GEARING I USE ON MY TAO5 IS 68SPUR 34PINION TIMES FINAL DRIVE OF 2.25 FRONT =4.5 TO 1 ITS QUICK ENOUGH TO CATCH OTHER CARS IN THAT CLASS.
GET YOURSELF A 1.5MM DRIVER FOR THE PINION AND DROOP SCREWS GO WITH THE 2PL IT ALLREDY HAS 2 SERVOS AND ABS BUY BETTER TIRES SUCH AS SOREX 27 WITH MEDIUM INSERTS AND USE THIN CA. DREMIL IS NOT ESSENTIAL YET . WHAT WILL HELP ARE CAMBER AND TOE GAUGES OR ALIGNMENT STATION.KEEP THE ORIGINAL BODY TILL LATER AND BUY A CHEAP BODY FOR NOW AND LEARN TO DRIVE WITH THAT BECAUSE YOU WILL TRASH IT VERY QUICK...YOU WONT NEED THE EXACTO KNIFE JUST USE THE SCISORS AND SOME SAND PAPER
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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hey guys i am new to this and want to know if what i am getting is right for me

car kit - TT01 skyline r34 kit (w/ aluminum drive shaft, bearings, motor heatsink)

radio - futaba 3pm or 2pl w/ new servo?(help me choose between the two) and reccomend one if these arent good...

battery - ??? dont know... help me choose please...

charger - peak charger... reccomend one if this isnt good...

spray paint x2 cans

ca glue
tire inserts
dremmel
sand paper
lexan scissors
xacto knife


ok now thats my list is it too much for a beginner?

if theres too much but tell me what to take out, and if theres anything to add please do tell me.

thanks. Youngage
battery try for EP 46

and for the charger use Pulsar Competition 3 ..( must have item )
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:42 AM   #4
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instead of the tto1 try a toa5 OR KYOSHO TF5 YOU WILL HAVE MORE CHOICE IN GEARING .THIS WILL ALSO GIVE YOU MORE LIFE FROM YOUR CHASIS .BY THIS I MEAN THAT YOU COULD LATER RACE STOCK WITHOUT BUYING A NEW CHASIS.THE GEARING I USE ON MY TAO5 IS 68SPUR 34PINION TIMES FINAL DRIVE OF 2.25 FRONT =4.5 TO 1 ITS QUICK ENOUGH TO CATCH OTHER CARS IN THAT CLASS.
GET YOURSELF A 1.5MM DRIVER FOR THE PINION AND DROOP SCREWS GO WITH THE 2PL IT ALLREDY HAS 2 SERVOS AND ABS BUY BETTER TIRES SUCH AS SOREX 27 WITH MEDIUM INSERTS AND USE THIN CA. DREMIL IS NOT ESSENTIAL YET . WHAT WILL HELP ARE CAMBER AND TOE GAUGES OR ALIGNMENT STATION.KEEP THE ORIGINAL BODY TILL LATER AND BUY A CHEAP BODY FOR NOW AND LEARN TO DRIVE WITH THAT BECAUSE YOU WILL TRASH IT VERY QUICK...YOU WONT NEED THE EXACTO KNIFE JUST USE THE SCISORS AND SOME SAND PAPER
HAVE A LOOK ON EBAY

i will stick to a TT01 because i am just bashing it....
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If you are only bashing just get some 3300mah cells, I guess it just depends how much you want to spend really, this hobby can get addictive!

As for the charger, there are two types of sub c cell, nicad and nimh, I would go for nimh and make sure the charger you get is suitable for them, virtually all good chargers these days have peak detection but to be sure make sure it is listed in the features as having auto cut off/peak.

Just take your time building the kit and study the manual carefully, although tamiya manuals are usually very good
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:57 AM   #6
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If you are only bashing just get some 3300mah cells, I guess it just depends how much you want to spend really, this hobby can get addictive!

As for the charger, there are two types of sub c cell, nicad and nimh, I would go for nimh and make sure the charger you get is suitable for them, virtually all good chargers these days have peak detection but to be sure make sure it is listed in the features as having auto cut off/peak.

Just take your time building the kit and study the manual carefully, although tamiya manuals are usually very good
alright thanks.

but as for my list, i am set right?
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For someone new to the hobby it is a good starting car, but you might get left behind if you took it racing, unless there are cars similar to yours in the racing.

Just looking ahead really, but for now yes, you can have a lot of fun with the tt01

Dont forget some screwdrivers too You might need to put some holes in the bodyshell too (I dont know if they come with or without holes) to mount it onto the chassis, so if you have a reamer they are useful too, cheaper and easier to borrow one though if you dont
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Even for bashing a TB02 kit or TA05 kit would be better than a TT01 kit. They are both made of more durable plastic and include ballbearings and fluid filled shocks. If you've already settled on the TT01 at least check out the R version.

You didnt mention your total budget, but for parking lot fun I would recommend this package for just over $500:

TB02 for $160
Novak XBR 8.5 esc/motor $170
2PL radio system $70 (You may eventually opt for a metal gear servo like the Futuba S3305 for another $30)
Duratrax Piranha DIGITAL ac/dc charger $50
2 SMC 4200 stick packs @ $45 each = $90

Having lipoLipos and a top end charger would be nice to have but will cost you over $300 for a power supply, charger and a battery or two.
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heh TT01 for me
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