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Old 10-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the advice..well received....at the end of the day, yes, a parking lot car... with probably a budget of $ 750.00 or so

I know thats probably low end but that just my initial thoughts so I f I can get a nice Road car kit, brushless with a decent transmitter etc etc that I can build in that budget then good, thats whay I am aiming for.
Hmmm $750
  • TA05 $220
  • Novak Havoc $140
  • Airtronics MX-3FHS Radio $150
  • 2 Yeah Racing Lipos $90
  • Hyperion AC/DC Lipo Charger $160

Total: $760

I hope you get what you want
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:05 PM   #17
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Well its over.....I just walked away with a new in Box Associated TC4 factory team for 190.00.

Seems to be a good chassis by what I have seen especially as compared to what they sold for and what the TC5 factory team is selling for

Seems I am well under budget already so what is next most important the brushless system or the radio system??


Now.......on the the brushless system.....
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #18
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HMM will need to research that list, however seems overkill to spend 160 just for a charger... And why the lipo batteries if I am not really racing.

Why not good NIMH?? or with brushless do I not know what I am talking about
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HMM will need to research that list, however seems overkill to spend 160 just for a charger... And why the lipo batteries if I am not really racing.

Why not good NIMH?? or with brushless do I not know what I am talking about
lipos if charged correctly last many times longer. Don't cook them with current, don't store them empty, don't reverse the voltage and on and on. Good brushless - again, don't over heat it, gear the car right and enjoy. Make sure you get a lipo cut off system internal or external to the ESC. You are very close to knowing what you are talking about.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:27 PM   #20
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HMM will need to research that list, however seems overkill to spend 160 just for a charger... And why the lipo batteries if I am not really racing.

Why not good NIMH?? or with brushless do I not know what I am talking about
Ya know I almost responed by saying most lipo chargers that are cheaper need a DC power supply. BUT I checked and found this:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTCK1&P=ML

Duratrax's AC/DC NiMH/Lipo charger for $80 sounds like a steal!

I say go lipo because of the longevity...~300 runs per pack vs. ~100 runs for NiMh. And for a decent NimH you'll pay $30-40. And lipo's are getting cheap and you can buy them now in the same price range as a good NiMH.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:53 PM   #21
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got it thanks....lipo sounds like they way, as is the brushless, clean and low maintainance and fast
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I drive an E4 but I would definatly recomend a T2 because here in the states you will have a lot of track support in case you need to borrow parts or want some help with setup.
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What is the expert opinion on the Novak GTB Velocity 3.5R system.

I started with novak since I saw so much mention of the company, although I do see the other posts abourt LRP, nosram and Speed Passion, just have not looked at those yet......Thats my first foray into the research for the brushless system
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What class do you want to race?
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What is the expert opinion on the Novak GTB Velocity 3.5R system.

I started with novak since I saw so much mention of the company, although I do see the other posts abourt LRP, nosram and Speed Passion, just have not looked at those yet......Thats my first foray into the research for the brushless system
You can't go wrong with Novak. And the 3.5 will be FAST.
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There's a local guy here running a cyclone S and he's having no problem whatsoever keeping up, or passing, all the expensive cars.
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Just my opinion here, but I think a 3.5 would be overkill. A 10.5 will be plenty fast for you, especially if you're not racing in an open motor class.

The 10.5 will put a lot less stress on the batteries and electronics too.
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Just my opinion here, but I think a 3.5 would be overkill. A 10.5 will be plenty fast for you, especially if you're not racing in an open motor class.

The 10.5 will put a lot less stress on the batteries and electronics too.
+1 for this.

The 3.5T brushless is going to need fairly decent lipos unless you want to risk killing your packs prematurely. I'd be looking at 3800 25C minimum for a 3.5, but even then this seems to be pushing these pack's limits. Something in the realms of a 4400-4900 would be ok and be less damaging to your packs with that motor.

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What is the expert opinion on the Novak GTB Velocity 3.5R system.

I started with novak since I saw so much mention of the company, although I do see the other posts abourt LRP, nosram and Speed Passion, just have not looked at those yet......Thats my first foray into the research for the brushless system
If you want to go fast I recommend a 5.5t anything lower is going to take its toll on your drivetrain very quick. Also look at lipos around 3800 minimum if you are going to be playing with fast motors.
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Have fun with a 3.5 in a tc4 torque steer is going to become a problem at that power and make sure you have to items around to rebuild the diff constant, replace tires quickly and repair drive cups.
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