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racer659 04-30-2008 02:33 PM

Do i have everything to make a decent car?
 
Hello to all. Some what of a newb to nitro racing. i have done a lot of searching the last few days and i have came up with this combo. Can u guys tell me what i am missing and give me your .02.
thanks in advance

Car Kit: Mugen MBX5T
Battery: Mugen Power Pack 2300 mAh 5 cell
Steering servo: Ace R/C DS 1015
Throttle servo: Ace R/C DS 1313
Motor: OS Vspec
Exhuast: JP-1
Radio: Airtronics MX-3
Charging Wires
Charger
Fuel: Byrons Gen2


How does this look Thanks

DOMIT 04-30-2008 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by racer659 (Post 4403149)
Hello to all. Some what of a newb to nitro racing. i have done a lot of searching the last few days and i have came up with this combo. Can u guys tell me what i am missing and give me your .02.
thanks in advance

Car Kit: Mugen MBX5T
Battery: Mugen Power Pack 2300 mAh 5 cell
Steering servo: Ace R/C DS 1015
Throttle servo: Ace R/C DS 1313
Motor: OS Vspec
Exhuast: JP-1
Radio: Airtronics MX-3
Charging Wires
Charger
Fuel: Byrons Gen2


How does this look Thanks

I am not familiar with those servos, but the rest looks good... Nice motor, nice pipe, good solid truggy... not my preference on radio, but then again I don't run the latest and greatest anyway. :)

You need a starter box, ignitor, tools... some spare parts and something to keep them in. A fuel bottle or gun to fill up the car... you should be pretty much set.

Flying Monkey 04-30-2008 03:13 PM

nice list but i would make some changes if it was me but its personal preference.

racer659 04-30-2008 03:47 PM

thanks for the quick replies. addes so far

Glow Plugs
Starter box
starter batteries
air filter

DPowers 04-30-2008 04:09 PM

looks like you have really good start. you made some good choices.

wes95_z28 04-30-2008 05:04 PM

Only thing on the list i would change would be the JP-1 pipe for a jp-3, and like domit said, your radio wouldn't be my first choice, but that is always more of a personal preference.

air8 04-30-2008 05:10 PM

The servos will be awesome. I have them in all 1/8 scales of mine, three of them. Plus in my GT2 too.

I agree about changing the pipe to a JP-3 and don't forget good quality hex drivers and the Fuel Bottle. Try not to get the Dynamite fuel bottle. It's really soft so it will fuel the vehicle fast, but it also isn't strong enough to pull fuel out of the jug. But if you had a mini-funnel or something then it'd be no big deal.

racer659 04-30-2008 05:21 PM

thanks guys.
i did change the pipe. did more research lol
any input on the radio? any suggestions?

wes95_z28 04-30-2008 05:25 PM

Like we said its more of a personal prefference, most of the guys here run a high end M8- M11 with spectrum system. Maybe a PK3. They are expensive though. I just run an old Spektrum DX3. You can get the newer version in either a 2 channel or 3 for around $200. The cool thing about the spectrum system is that you dont have to worry about frequency conflicts and glitching is non-existant. At least I have never had an issue with it.

DOMIT 05-01-2008 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by wes95_z28 (Post 4403534)
Like we said its more of a personal prefference, most of the guys here run a high end M8- M11 with spectrum system. Maybe a PK3. They are expensive though. I just run an old Spektrum DX3. You can get the newer version in either a 2 channel or 3 for around $200. The cool thing about the spectrum system is that you dont have to worry about frequency conflicts and glitching is non-existant. At least I have never had an issue with it.

Well... I REALLY like my M8. While it is true that it was a high-end radio, it is a few years old... I bought it used for $70 WITH the spektrum module.

For radios, you want to be sure they have the following features:

1) Endpoint adjusments on throttle/brake and steering.

2) Sub trim and trim.

3) Exponential. You won't believe how much a little exponential dialed out on steering will calm a twitchy car down.

4) Speed adjustment on the channels is nice, but not mandatory.

Spektrum is nice to have, but FM works fine too.

Be sure it feels comfortable in your hands... and I recommend a neck strap to keep you from dropping your radio and damaging it.

jsmax 05-01-2008 11:45 AM

I agree on changing the pipe to a JP3..

racer659 05-01-2008 12:41 PM

what do u guys think about this radio?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16275

racer659 05-01-2008 12:42 PM

i do wanna say thanks for everyone that has helped. dont wanna waste money on this new hobby. so chip in your .02 anytime

shawnyd 05-01-2008 12:47 PM

for a radio, definately get a used m8 or a new m11. whether or not it is spectrum wont matter, spectrum is just more convenient. I had a mx-3 and just couldnt justify the extra $$$ for the m11 at that time.

dont forget a charger for that rx pack. Im selling something that will do the trick, check my for sale add. maybe you might want another rx pack too.

racer659 05-01-2008 12:53 PM

i was wanting to buy new that way i can have a clean start. I do have a charger already(had it for the nitro rustler). just have to buy a lead for it. hell its just 3 dollars lol wish everything was cheaper


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