R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Rookie Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to speedyspinout
Default my intro into 1/10 on-road electric

I'm going to be entering the world of 1/10 scale electric on-road racing and bashing, but first, I need some help so as to what to get. I have already pretty much decided to get a Team Associated TC4, MX-3 Radio, Futaba MC330R ESC, Super Brain 969 Charger, and that's it. Before I purchase batteries, motor....etc. I need some help. I don't know what does what and why? I need information so as to which batteries I should get and Why, Should I go stock or modified, What is the difference? Tires for the different tracks, any spare parts that would be good to have on hand, and any recomendations for anything that could be better than what I have already selected. Thankyou for all of you input and advice. (most of the tracks around my area are small, and I buy parts online, so availability is no problem.) I'm looking to spend approx. 500-550, depending on what my bank account looks like when I take the dive.
speedyspinout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Turbo Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 4,878
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default

My .02 would be to buy a nice used setup from someone on here. Maybe a nice FT TC3 with spares and all kinds of good stuff. There are a BUNCH of them for sale right now. If you shop carefully, you could get (just about) every single thing you'd need to race competitively and still have money left over...or spend he rest on some decent tools (used, of course).

You can't beat getting a well-prepared and cared-for car with a big box of spares for $125...with a couple sets of tires...

FWIW, there are a TON of nice XXXS-G+ cars for sale right now for cheap and they're supposed to be really nice to drive, too.

Once you get good (or better), then worry about buying the new trick stuff.
Turbo Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Short intro and questions buckeye Rookie Zone 13 07-09-2007 04:25 AM
Read this, Very Interesting Intro. lol Krikit Electric Off-Road 7 06-22-2006 02:25 PM
Intro To Chargers & Batteries ch4dwick Rookie Zone 1 03-15-2005 09:21 AM
WA Intro Tango Australian Racing 10 05-10-2003 12:15 AM
Intro! Outrage Australian Racing 7 05-04-2003 06:06 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:19 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net