Own Build Help Needed

Old 01-30-2012, 12:56 PM
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Default Own Build Help Needed

I am currently bulid a radio control car (about 1/5 scale), it is my first ever build and am not fimiler with what I need in the way of Recever and Transmitter etc there seems lots of choice and I dont know where to start!

I am Buliding it with a 50cc 2 stroke chainsaw engine.

I am a Engineer so know about the engine and have sorted the frame, suspension, engine stearing etc, but feel I need pointing it the right direction with the electrics.

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Old 01-30-2012, 06:03 PM
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How many servos are you runnin, if its just throttle/brake and steering.

I would recamend Futaba 3PMX great radio, for the money, with lots of range and a third channel for a kill switch.

I would definatly put in a kill switch, this one...


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Old 01-31-2012, 03:53 PM
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Depending on the weight of your car, one or maybe two Hitec HS-805 MG will be sufficient. These are reasonible priced and are pretty strong. I use one of these in my home made 1/5-scale car which are weighed in at about 13 kg using 1/5 onroad wheels.
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Hi Grizz, welcome to the forum. I use a Futaba 3PK on my 1/5 scale cars. I chose this transmitter because of the "brake mix" feature. My cars have separate front and rear brakes and servos respectfully and this feature allows me to apply a higher percentage of brake pressure to the front brakes versus the rear to prevent lock up in the rear. I can also program a 1/2 second delay to the servo that controls the rear brakes. I added the SPEKTRUM 2.4 system to my transmitter a few years ago and it has been trouble free.
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What he said ^^ bar the Spektrum system I use my 3PK for my electric cars now, and a 4PK for my large scales. A bit on the expensive side, if i had waited a bit i would have bought the 4PL instead, a lot cheaper but with almost all the functions that the 4PK has. I like the brake mix a lot.
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