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Old 03-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys Im new to electric 1/10 TC. I know in life there are needs and wants, after the obvious (car , radio and charger) what would an onraod tc racer need and want. I plan on running outdoor and transitioning to indoor at the end of the season stock and mod. Thanx
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Low Profile Servos like the Savox 1251MG or the Futaba S9551... there are a few others that are comparable but something that will match these for speed and torque will do you good.

Good 2s LiPo something around 5000mAh... (even 4000 will do) with a good C rating (50 or above). Remember that you can get more amps (torque) with a higher mAh and C rating, but you don't always need it.

Good Sensored ESC Tekin RS is probably the most popular, but not necessarily the best. If you check at your local track to see what most of the others are running, you'll be good to go.

Tires If you have to run a certain set of tires in your class, then that's what you gotta do, but if it's open and rubber, you might want to check out the Team Sorex 36's and 32's for asphalt.

As for radio and receiver, get what you can afford that has EPA adjustments, Dual Rate, Exponential, Steering Trims (and subtrims), etc. That should do you good.

Find out the FDR and a range from the local guys and then make adjustments to your spur/pinion as needed....

I hope that helps you out a little.
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One item I only thought I wanted until I realized I needed it. If your running 2 classes and your charger is tied up, and you have 2 batteries on the table one of which you think is charged, and you throw it in. Turns out you dump because its the wrong one. At that point, this just went from want to need. It's happened to about everyone sooner or later.

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everybody is forgetting, a good setup station. Board, gauges etc. I would recommend the Hudy set-up station or the Team Integy set-up board and station.
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everybody is forgetting, a good setup station. Board, gauges etc. I would recommend the Hudy set-up station or the Team Integy set-up board and station.
for me setup station is the second phase but if u have budget u can get it and & it u should have for long time on TC...
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Setup station can be phase 2...make nice with someone at the track on your first day there with your new car and use their setup station to put your baseline on the car.

Most importantly, I feel it is a good idea to buy a car that a lot of the local guys run - easy support and tips.
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Unless your wallet is thick, try not to get caught up in the "I need the best of everything" mindset.

*Lot's of reasonably priced LiPo batteries are available such as Venom, Thunder Power
Spec ESC's are a great buy, I have a Novak GTB 2 it's excellent and only cost $99 also Novak has the Kinetic Spec coming out for about $150
*You don't NEED a setup station right away, camber & ride height gauges will do you fine for now.
*A decent radio is a good investment though, lots of deals on the Spektrum DX3R right now.
*A decent charger is a must if you will be racing, I use a Team Orion Clubman LiPo for about $60 with a $10 used PC power supply that you just need to do some very very light wiring to use with your charger.
*Parts, Parts & some more parts of course. Plus a variety of springs, shock oil $ pistons.
*Almost forgot: GOOD TOOLS
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Thanks guys for all you responses. Im giving up 1/8th on road, I blew two engines and quickly loss my desire to run( $$$) LOL. Had alot of fun with mini Z in the indoor season so I decided to give TC a shot. A set up station was the first thing I bought I have a GFX charger that I will be sending out for the LIPO upgrade..I hear its still one of the best on the market Ill probably use one of my PN chargers that charges at 5 amps its light and cheap. . I will be ordering extra lipo packs and PaRts as the season draws near. Finally found a good use for my net book went on Tekins site and downloaded setups...I really wanted a excuse to buy a Ipad2 but there are no esc programmers for it yet ( I thought there was a app for everything) Do you guys run your carpet car outdoors or do you have separate cars? Also whats the best soldering iron or butane torch to use in the field? Alot of these answers may be available on the forum but technology changes so fast things sometimes become obsolete. thanks for the info
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A lot of people use the Hakko soldering station or the Team Checkpoint one. I would take either one.
Also, many people have two cars for carpet and asphalt... I would do that if I didn't want to buy so much other stuff... LOL


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Thanks guys for all you responses. Im giving up 1/8th on road, I blew two engines and quickly loss my desire to run( $$$) LOL. Had alot of fun with mini Z in the indoor season so I decided to give TC a shot. A set up station was the first thing I bought I have a GFX charger that I will be sending out for the LIPO upgrade..I hear its still one of the best on the market Ill probably use one of my PN chargers that charges at 5 amps its light and cheap. . I will be ordering extra lipo packs and PaRts as the season draws near. Finally found a good use for my net book went on Tekins site and downloaded setups...I really wanted a excuse to buy a Ipad2 but there are no esc programmers for it yet ( I thought there was a app for everything) Do you guys run your carpet car outdoors or do you have separate cars? Also whats the best soldering iron or butane torch to use in the field? Alot of these answers may be available on the forum but technology changes so fast things sometimes become obsolete. thanks for the info
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I would get everythingyou need to make the required changes on your car for setup. I.e, springs, shims, shock oils. If you do this you won't be limited by setup options or lack there of.
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Hey guys Im new to electric 1/10 TC. I know in life there are needs and wants, after the obvious (car , radio and charger) what would an onraod tc racer need and want. I plan on running outdoor and transitioning to indoor at the end of the season stock and mod. Thanx

Honestly.....with all the things in your signature....well....I am going to put it like nobody that has replied...


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Unless your wallet is thick, try not to get caught up in the "I need the best of everything" mindset.

*Lot's of reasonably priced LiPo batteries are available such as Venom, Thunder Power
Spec ESC's are a great buy, I have a Novak GTB 2 it's excellent and only cost $99 also Novak has the Kinetic Spec coming out for about $150
*You don't NEED a setup station right away, camber & ride height gauges will do you fine for now.
*A decent radio is a good investment though, lots of deals on the Spektrum DX3R right now.
*A decent charger is a must if you will be racing, I use a Team Orion Clubman LiPo for about $60 with a $10 used PC power supply that you just need to do some very very light wiring to use with your charger.
*Parts, Parts & some more parts of course. Plus a variety of springs, shock oil $ pistons.
*Almost forgot: GOOD TOOLS
Second that . WOW. Glad to see someone with some common sense !! Well done and darned good advice.
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Second that . WOW. Glad to see someone with some common sense !! Well done and darned good advice.
Thanks Evoracer,BrodieMan I'm gonna use my 3pk only because I have extra receivers I also have a KO that I really like (Mini Z) but I would have to buy another module and receiver. I'm gonna concentrate on set up, gearing and driving lines.
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Thanks Evoracer,BrodieMan I'm gonna use my 3pk only because I have extra receivers I also have a KO that I really like (Mini Z) but I would have to buy another module and receiver. I'm gonna concentrate on set up, gearing and driving lines.
Man...if we club directors heard that from all of our newer drivers we'd be in heaven. You're off to a great start. Stay with that plan no matter what peer pressure you'll likely get. Over the long term you won't regret it. Like I tell newer drivers "speed doesn't mean a thing unless you can get it around the track". Have FUN !!
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