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Old 04-04-2013, 07:07 PM
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If I'm building a kit or putting electronics into a roller, will I have to solder wires? Or is it just plugging in the different wires? Also are these the only electronics I have to buy for a roller?-

Esc
Motor
Radio/receiver
Servo

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are these the only electronics I have to buy for a roller?-

Esc
Motor
Radio/receiver
Servo

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Yes.

Unless the seller otherwise specifies you are correct, you will need all of these things to complete a roller. another thing to pay attention to is wheels and tires. Sometimes a roller will include wheels and tires and sometimes not. Also a body.

If you are looking into buying a new motor and esc you are most likely going to have to solder. Almost all new motors do not come with wires or connectors. If buying a used esc and motor you may not have to solder anything but I would suggest learning to solder. Its a handy skill to have and its really not that difficult. Also dont waste your money on a cheap soldering iron. A $10-$20 20-35 Watt iron from Walmart or Radio Shack is not going to cut it. Investing in a decent soldering iron will be well worth your money in the long run. You dont have to spend $100, look on ebay or craigslist or on here for a used one to save a few bucks.

Hope this info helps you some.
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Yea it helps a lot thank you.
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Yes.

Unless the seller otherwise specifies you are correct, you will need all of these things to complete a roller. another thing to pay attention to is wheels and tires. Sometimes a roller will include wheels and tires and sometimes not. Also a body.

If you are looking into buying a new motor and esc you are most likely going to have to solder. Almost all new motors do not come with wires or connectors. If buying a used esc and motor you may not have to solder anything but I would suggest learning to solder. Its a handy skill to have and its really not that difficult. Also dont waste your money on a cheap soldering iron. A $10-$20 20-35 Watt iron from Walmart or Radio Shack is not going to cut it. Investing in a decent soldering iron will be well worth your money in the long run. You dont have to spend $100, look on ebay or craigslist or on here for a used one to save a few bucks.

Hope this info helps you some.

+1 to the soldering iron, every job requires a different temperature.

Also make sure you have all the right connectors and some for the charging harness as well.

Balanced charge connection - check it's compatible you may need an adapter
Good quality connectors - makes it much easier to solder
Double sided tape
Heat shrink/twist wrap etc etc

do it right

Loose wiring wears very quickly when scraping along a track... Then the smoke escapes the insulation!
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+1 on the above tips. Do your research. There are a lot of good tips and videos on the subject. The radio and electronics forum is a great place to start. You tube has a good selection of vids. Best of luck to you!
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