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Old 06-20-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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Smile Is this set of equipment ok for beginner?

I am new to RC, been reading abit and I am planning to get these.

Chassis: TA05 V2 /w OP pack
ESC+Motor: Xerun 120A-8.5T(KV4000)
Radio: Airtronics MX-3X with rcv
Servo: Futaba BL-451
Batt: Lipo 25C 4000mah batt and Lipo charger

I am still uncertain about the Motor. The club in my area seems to be running races with motor capped at KV4000. But I am wondering if its too fast for a noob...

Any advise or recommendation will be appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Look at it this way...

Stock runs a 17.5 motor.
Faster classes run a 13.5 motor.
Open Mod can go all the way down to a 3.5 or 4.5

Some slower classes run a 21.5 or 25.5 motor.

So... if you are completely brand new, you probably want to start with a 17.5 or slower then work your way up.

Or, get the 8.5, find a GIANT parking lot and starting turning down the end point on your throttle until you feel comfortable with that speed. Then work your way up.

And finally, the people at your club should be able to provide better feedback than what i just wrote. They can watch you drive and help you get comfortable on the track.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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I'd say firstly make sure you know exactly what the club rules are so you don't get the wrong motor or battery (the chassis is usually open).
The TA05 is a solid chassis and will do you well to begin with.
The radio, servo, and battery are all fine. The battery will be a bit "soft" for lower turn motors though.
A 4000kV motor is a monstor for beginners. Even if your rules allow it, i'd go a lot smaller. Smoething like a 3300 to start with will be better.

You may not have the speed on the straights, but you will be able to control what power you do have on the rest of the track.
Other things you will need before racing:
Tires and wheels (ask what works at your track)
Some basic tools, nut drivers, hex wrenches
A few spare arms and C-Hubs
Some shock oil (for rebuilding shocks)
Some various shock springs

What type of track is it? Carpet, outdoor asphalt, carpark? We can help with spring and oil types if we have an idea of the track
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:37 AM   #4
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asphalt is the track I will be racing on.

As for the motor I am getting it as an Xerun combo.
Maybe I can pop in a silver can to get use first

So will the stock tire and rims hold up? I aren't want to go into too much tuning details for a start just want to have a solid platform to grow into.

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