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Old 12-08-2019, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by travis_g
Whats a decent budget transmitter for somebody just starting out?
https://www.amazon.com/Radiolink-2-4GHz-Transmitter-Receiver-Controller/dp/B07DPMVVKN/ref=pd_sbs_21_2/138-9927114-6680527?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DPMVVKN&pd_rd_r=3f628dfb-99e9-4e42-ba6d-94d7b3d15eb1&pd_rd_w=520qq&pd_rd_wg=cillS&pf_rd_p=5873ae95-9063-4a23-9b7e-eafa738c2269&pf_rd_r=YV2SEG51ZST2R2Y1ANPF&psc=1&refRID=YV2SEG51ZST2R2Y1ANPF https://www.amazon.com/Radiolink-2-4GHz-Transmitter-Receiver-Controller/dp/B07DPMVVKN/ref=pd_sbs_21_2/138-9927114-6680527?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DPMVVKN&pd_rd_r=3f628dfb-99e9-4e42-ba6d-94d7b3d15eb1&pd_rd_w=520qq&pd_rd_wg=cillS&pf_rd_p=5873ae95-9063-4a23-9b7e-eafa738c2269&pf_rd_r=YV2SEG51ZST2R2Y1ANPF&psc=1&refRID=YV2SEG51ZST2R2Y1ANPF

Best of the cheapies IMHO.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by travis_g
Whats a decent budget transmitter for somebody just starting out?
I would recommend a used, higher level transmitter over any of the entry level, bottom of the barrel, new radios....especially an off brand (i.e, that amazon link). Support the companies (even in the used market) that support our hobby(KO, Sanwa, Futaba, Spektrum).....don't support the companies that are just churning out cheap junk to extract a buck. Those companies will happily move on to the next industry when ours has died.
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Originally Posted by travis_g
Whats a decent budget transmitter for somebody just starting out?
Airtronics / Sanwa MX-6
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:14 PM
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How exactly does one glue the sidewall? Just slop the glue on there and hope it stays?
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I've used a flux brush for plumbing or a q-tip.
Worked for me.🙂
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Originally Posted by j.gurnitz
How exactly does one glue the sidewall? Just slop the glue on there and hope it stays?
Give this video a look.....He is gluing TC tires but the principle is the same. Find a way to SLOWLY rotate the tire and apply the glue in a thin layer.


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Originally Posted by sps3172
Give this video a look.....He is gluing TC tires but the principle is the same. Find a way to SLOWLY rotate the tire and apply the glue in a thin layer.

You forgot the video
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Originally Posted by Cornfield
You forgot the video
Sorry.....it was still early. I fixed it.
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Old 12-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sps3172
I would recommend a used, higher level transmitter over any of the entry level, bottom of the barrel, new radios....especially an off brand (i.e, that amazon link). Support the companies (even in the used market) that support our hobby(KO, Sanwa, Futaba, Spektrum).....don't support the companies that are just churning out cheap junk to extract a buck. Those companies will happily move on to the next industry when ours has died.
I am fine with supporting, but that is why I am asking because I dont know which ones out of the name brands that are worth still buying. I been out of the game for 15 years.
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Originally Posted by travis_g
I am fine with supporting, but that is why I am asking because I dont know which ones out of the name brands that are worth still buying. I been out of the game for 15 years.
Pretty much the same as 15 years ago.

In no particular order:
Futaba
Spektrum
Sanwa / Airtronics
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If "price" is the biggest concern, the big names all carry the brand name tax. (this is from a guy who's almost all spektrum all the time)

I did explore an unusual radio for a recent build. The Flysky FS-GT3B. As usual, there's some interface quirks, but it's better in almost all ways than the cheaper futaba radios interface. It's got end point adjustment, exponential, and dual rates. And a ten model memory. It's also $37 on amazon.

$40 is around the cost of a sanwa reciever. $40 is cheaper than the cheapest spektrum radio.

I can't say it's the be-all-end-all radio, but I can definitely say, for a "racers first radio" it's a good choice. You're not sacrificing anything, except compatibility later on. And at $40, even that's not really a problem.
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Another thing to keep in mind is that if you run compatible radios as others at the track, someone is bound to have a spare receiver if yours craps out.
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Originally Posted by A_Locomotive
Picked up a Euro truck kit from my local track on black Friday. Going to build it this weekend. I am going to be building it with the included ESC and motor to keep with the spec racing my track does when they do run on road in the parking lot, only additional thing I have for it is a set of ball bearings. Anything I should note when building it or tips?
Not sure it's legal, but at our track here, we added a drop of super glue to one side of the servo saver to make it stiffer and keep from wandering for the most part.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you run compatible radios as others at the track, someone is bound to have a spare receiver if yours craps out.
At $8 a receiver... Well I keep a spare hanging around. FS-GR3E that is.
https://www.amazon.com/Flysky-FS-GR3E-Receiver-FS-GT2B-Transmitter/dp/B07BLRSGTQ/ https://www.amazon.com/Flysky-FS-GR3E-Receiver-FS-GT2B-Transmitter/dp/B07BLRSGTQ/

At $60-100 a receiver, keeping a spare is.. bit bigger of a financial burden. And being compatible matters.

The BlueMX receivers, that I use are about $10 each. I keep a spare, new one.







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