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Old 05-08-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Ok, so im new and this is a very nooby question, but hey, what do you expect from a noob, huh? Ok so i am looking for a receiver and it came to me: How many channels (in a receiver) do i need for basic functions? Basic functions meaning driving straight, turning right or left while driving, and reverse. (oh and for the driving straight part, i am only going to be using full speed,..no speed control stuff will be used,...just full throttle. [unless i find a cheap speed control]) Thanks!!
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2 channels: 1 for steering, one for throttle. Whether you have reverse or not is up to what kind of speed control you get.
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wait so if i dont get a speed control, then i cant reverse?
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wait so if i dont get a speed control, then i cant reverse?
Some speed controls have reverse, some don't.

Also, some speed controls have reverse, and a feature to disable reverse.

If you plan on racing, get a speed control without reverse, or one that can disable reverse. Many race programs do not allow reverse during the race (I don't know why)

But if you are just gonna bash, it really doesn't matter...having reverse can be nice for bashing.
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Ok, so im new and this is a very nooby question, but hey, what do you expect from a noob, huh? Ok so i am looking for a receiver and it came to me: How many channels (in a receiver) do i need for basic functions? Basic functions meaning driving straight, turning right or left while driving, and reverse. (oh and for the driving straight part, i am only going to be using full speed,..no speed control stuff will be used,...just full throttle. [unless i find a cheap speed control]) Thanks!!

Oh by the way, you need a speed control no matter what. Even if you just want to go full throttle all the time, you still need one.
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For your needs, I would suggest getting this speed control:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAMN7&P=7

if you are running 10th scale car with stock brushed motor 540 size or something close to that.

It's only $29 and you could probably find it for around $10 used on EBAY or here.
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