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Old 10-22-2008, 06:02 AM   #31
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I would also reccomend something in the 5.5 to 6.5 turn motor, you will regret the 3.5 after you melt your diffs. Also Good choice on the TC4, it is kind of a sealed drivetrain so it will be lower maitenance for the parking lot.

I would get this

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this is the tc version of the speedo, and is the best one you can buy for brushless lipo.

the model # is lrp80599 and you can have your local hobby shop order it, I highly reccomend buying local in case you have issues down the road.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:04 AM   #32
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this is good to know....I dont know anything about the brushless as it pertains to the batteries so this is helpfull.

is there a good FAQ or guide somewhere that i can browse through so I can get some insight on how to pick the proper setup of motor,system and batteries, or is it really just what i am doing here, asking
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:11 AM   #33
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you are doing the right thing by asking here, once you pick a system you can post for gearing for setup you choose.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:49 AM   #34
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That LRp model is a 4.5 motor, although you suggest a 5 to 6.5.

Anyway, I just came back from my LHS and they have 1 brand new Novak GTB Velocity system on the shelf. It is a model 1711 esc with a 4.5R motor
and it is 200 bucks.........is this good for me and how is that price??
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:08 AM   #35
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I think I am understanding finally by looking at some charts... Looks like KV is an important number as it means RPM per volt. So I can see that the 3.5 would be bad as it equates to over 10,000 volts. Couple that with a 7.2 battery and you are looking at over 70, 000 rpm which probably means 65-70 MPH...a bit much.

SO I can see why there are post for a staying in the 5.5--7.5 range etc

What do people think of the Mamba Max quality//price..

Or should i still steer toward one of the Novak or LRp systems in the same config
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Hi , i would suggest going with any 5.5 BL because you are going to run lipo , not 5cell.
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What do people think of the Mamba Max quality//price..
I really like my MM, I've been abusing a 7700kv for more then 2 years, my 4600 is on it's second season. I don't have anything but good things to say about them. Oh by the way never oil the bearings on MM motors, I've never oiled mine and there smooth as silk. Some of the others are not using good bearings.
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Once again thanks to everyone..Just got the Mamba Max 5700 which will be more than enough speed.

Got is for 178.00 so with the tc4 chassis at 190 i am at 368.00 on my 750.00 budget. 382 left

So I need radio.reciever battery. can I get good stuff for 382.00

Is the proper battery the next item??
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...... Some of the others are not using good bearings.
You got that right!! I just had a novak 17.5 seize the shaft side bearing with less than 10 runs on it!!!
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For batteries go with a team orion 3800 it will give you some good runtimes and stand up to the abuse. Charger you can't go wrong with the duratrax ice. And remote I would suggest the mx3 2.4ghz version or a 3pm w/ fasst
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one of the closest tracks to you is RCExcitement in Fitchburg. We have both foam and rubber sedan classes running right now on Tues nights. They are both usually run with 17.5 brushless. The 17.5 Rubber Tire being the next local trend as it mirrors the other east coast tracks.

I have been running my TC4 in foam with a brushed stock and it's plenty on the tight road course. If you want to race, buy a decent sensored ESC and motor right from the start. On two nights I swapped to my Castle Sidewinder/5700 brushless a couple times and it was way too much, even with traction control enabled and low timing. A great bashing motor combo to be sure. Tons of smooth power and cool running up to 12min. on an IB3800 pack.

I wish I would have asked around the track on race night before I bought it.
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For batteries go with a team orion 3800 it will give you some good runtimes and stand up to the abuse. Charger you can't go wrong with the duratrax ice. And remote I would suggest the mx3 2.4ghz version or a 3pm w/ fasst

I have heard ALOT about that FASST unit 3 posters aleady for that one.. in fact at both my LHS's, that is the only wheeled unit they are selling so I guess that will be my choice as well.
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S far I have seen just one suggestion for the battery.....team orion 3800 lipo.

Any opinions on that.

And as far as a transmitter , time and time again i see the Futaba 3PK 2.4GH Fasst as the choice with the 603 receiver,,, seems way overkill at 350-400 just to drive around the local lot

any mid range but good quality suggestions?
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For a lipo I would get the biggest lipo that fits in your car. With a 6000 you charge at 6 amp's so it doesn't take long to re-charge and you can drive a lot longer between charges. With a 3800 you charge at 3.8 amp's and takes longer to charge back up and you cant drive as long.
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S far I have seen just one suggestion for the battery.....team orion 3800 lipo.

Any opinions on that.

And as far as a transmitter , time and time again i see the Futaba 3PK 2.4GH Fasst as the choice with the 603 receiver,,, seems way overkill at 350-400 just to drive around the local lot

any mid range but good quality suggestions?
I picked up my 3PM with the 603FF and no servos for 199.00. Its working fine for me. Futaba is quality stuff and this one is still 2.4 GHz and and spread spectrum. It has a 10 model memory to boot.
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