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Old 04-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hi all!

Was looking to pick up and play around with a RC with some friends. Not necessarily looking to go competition-level, but having a good starting point is something I try to look for.

At the moment looking mainly to mess around with drifting, but grip driving is good to have too.

Right now, I have the following items queued:

TA06 Pro
Futaba 3PRKA (FUTK3100)
iMax B6 LiPo Charger
2 Turnigy 5000mAh batteries
Blue Bird High Torque Servo
Speed Passion Reventon R Brushless ESC
Speed Passion Drift Series USA 8.5R Brushless Motor

How much of this is overkill? Since I'm just starting out, should I opt for one of the base TA06 chassis that come with a body?
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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It's usallu cheaper to buy the Pro versions if you plan to upgrade parts later.

I would re-think the 8.5. I don't do drifting but thats a lot of power for a new person.
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So maybe a 4.5 motor would be good enough? I had that chosen in particular since it came as a set with an ESC.. I just know RC drifting requires a lot of torque, but I don't really know what I'm looking at numbers-wise.
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No smaller numbers mean more power. Bigger number is less power.

Look for a 17.5 motor to start. It'll have more than enough for drifting while also being the same motor you can run in a stock blinky sedan class. Look at the Turnigy Trackstar motors. Fantastic value and every bit as good as $90 motors.

Also look into Hobbywing escs. Low cost and reliable.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the info!

I found another Speed Passion combo pack, "Reventon Stock Club Race" with a Competition V3 17.5R for ~110. Not trying to not take your advice about motor/esc, but like I said, I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. Truthfully, the set just sounds more combatable to my untrained knowledge :/

Any particular motor/esc through Turnigy and Hobbywing?
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Figure I'd throw in that I'm searching for all of this via Ebay.
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