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Old 11-08-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Nitro racer trying to get started on Electrics

I have a etc3 chassis lying around I'd like to get started racing it. I need info on running on a rookie class such as what type of motor, esc, tires and inserts to get for carpet and asphalt. What are needed to take care of motors and servicing them? Any cool sites or stories would be much appreciated. I'm getting into electrics due to the upcoming winter weather. I'll be mostly racing indoors. Thanks in advance.
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Ok... What electric field equipment do you own??? Chargers, batteries???

The best way to go about it is take a trip to the track you'll be running on... See what they are running.... If you're already experienced running Nitro you could go either stock or mod and not have a problem....

I don't know if you want to go out and purchase a lathe... It's sometimes easier to buy someone a slice of pizza....
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I got a Dynamite Prophet Plus, Orion tray equalizer, Integy 20 Reactor discharger, some gp 3300 saddle pack but it's used. I really don't want to buy a lathe until I really like the electric class.
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What motors do you recommend for stock and mod? Esc?
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It depends on the track....first see what the fast guys are running....then base your decision off of that. The MHP is a hot ticket right now for stock....the V2 is great also for mod....

As far as the ESC, In the long run, a top of the line ESC will be your best bet. Novak has a new one or try the LRP. I personally run Mtroniks (cirrus). Just ask the fast guys
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I would recommend stock first. Electric cars are affected by the set up than Nitro (at least more noticeable when learning). The cars are a lot lighter and change more with input. Mod will multiply these traits and there is more maintenance and wear and tear in mod. Start with stock and add mod later if you don't like it. Most stock guys use monster stock pro, or P2K2. There are other motors, but you won't notice th4e differences that much when starting out. Also, one cut on the comm will last you all day in stock, where mod will need more unless you choose V2.
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I would recoment a motor and ESC you can afford. most likely for an ESC the more expensive the better. For a stock motor try to get your self a monster stock or a Putnam. Those are 2 very good motors. Its always better to start of slow then work your way up. and once you start racing you dont have to be fast to turn in good lap times.

Any more questions just post them and people will be gladly to help.
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