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Old 08-31-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Howdy Folks!, I'm just getting started in rc, and i picked up this Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo 155 from 1996 for 6.00..anyway i just got done with assembly, and am in need of a transmitter,receiver,esc,batt,...any ideas on what to use, its a 12 year old car but it was never opened ,just dont know what would fit in there...any help would be great!!....Thanks...Randy..Tacoma,WA
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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Well that stuff all depends on your budget. High end, you can go with a competition Brushless/ ESC combo with a spekturm receiver, high speed digital servo and a 4200 LiPo. Or you can buy a cheap brushed motor, sport ESC, 27mhz receiver and a $9 servo that runs on a cheap 1800 NiMH. Normaly, people build their cars up to the high-end point. I would suggest starting with a simple ESC and motor. Then get some good NiMH batteries.
I've ran on a 27mhz receiver for the longest time, and had little problems. Mostly because people changed to the spekturm 2.4GHz receivers, so that left a lot of the other channels open. I've made the change only a few days ago.
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Howdy Folks!, I'm just getting started in rc, and i picked up this Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo 155 from 1996 for 6.00
Wow! Whatever currency that is, just six of them is a fantastic price for a fantastic model.

Electrics are all standard sized, should be easy to pick up a radio set, charger and some batteries.
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I'd leave it as a shelf queen, especially since it is unopened.
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I would stick with the basics at first. Simple NiMH pack, stock motor, esc for around $60-70 new and any two channel radio.

you can pick up an esc, charger and radio on the for sale/trade area for very reasonable.

I would buy a brand new battery pack.

Being 12 years old, I might make that a shelf queen too.

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