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Old 10-19-2003, 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by GTO2
thanks man...how many 311 have you tried on?
2 rx....
no. 1 died frm charging...cause.....overheating damaged the rx too high amps...
no. 2 still in use ......
u can opt not to use different RX if you don't like it...
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Old 10-21-2003, 02:37 AM
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right...
I will have it a go. thanks again man.
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:58 AM
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Hi guys, would like to know wat type of equipment is suitable for a newbie? probably running a Tamiya TB-01...
I'm asking for a friend who's possibly entering RC soon...

specifically,
1) Charger
2) Transmitter
3) Servo
4) ESC

thanks alot!
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:01 AM
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Originally posted by horniez
Hi guys, would like to know wat type of equipment is suitable for a newbie? probably running a Tamiya TB-01...
I'm asking for a friend who's possibly entering RC soon...

specifically,
1) Charger
2) Transmitter
3) Servo
4) ESC

thanks alot!
speaking from experience... go for the best (as much as ur budget will allow)... saves a lot of upgrading cost...

if in the end, u lose interest, u still have to sell anyway... so might as well just sell once...
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Old 11-03-2003, 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by horniez
Hi guys, would like to know wat type of equipment is suitable for a newbie? probably running a Tamiya TB-01...
I'm asking for a friend who's possibly entering RC soon...

specifically,
1) Charger
2) Transmitter
3) Servo
4) ESC

thanks alot!
specifically,
1) Charger - AC/DC get one from Winnie $150++ able to charge up to 12++ battery
2) Transmitter - Futaba Junior 2pk would be nice for entry level $100
3) Servo - Usually a transmitter comes with receiver and servo/s like the transmitter I mentioned above.
4) ESC - Futaba MSC 330 or 230 if u can't afford the earlier.


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Old 11-03-2003, 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by hellangel
speaking from experience... go for the best (as much as ur budget will allow)... saves a lot of upgrading cost...

if in the end, u lose interest, u still have to sell anyway... so might as well just sell once...
i agree wif hell....if not, you'll have a lot of ling ling long long around the house and when time comes to sell, very difficult...so many tx lah, esc lah....etc etc
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by nixaad
specifically,
1) Charger - AC/DC get one from Winnie $150++ able to charge up to 12++ battery
2) Transmitter - Futaba Junior 2pk would be nice for entry level $100
3) Servo - Usually a transmitter comes with receiver and servo/s like the transmitter I mentioned above.
4) ESC - Futaba MSC 330 or 230 if u can't afford the earlier.


my 2 cents

thanks everyone for the many responses!

btw, how much is the servo & ESC???
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Old 11-03-2003, 08:00 PM
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I think you should start of by asking him for his intention. Does he just want to bash around, or does he intend to race in the near future?

You came back from Australia already?
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Old 11-03-2003, 09:22 PM
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yup, i'm now back in singapore...

i've already asked his intentions, & compiled a few choices for him to choose also...

btw, u being posted to India???
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Originally posted by horniez
thanks everyone for the many responses!

btw, how much is the servo & ESC???

ESC - Last time I check, MSC 330 @ $90++ and the 230 at $70++? call winnie for the price.

Servos - Like I said earlier, 'usually' new transmitter comes with servos and reciever, like the Megatech Futaba. I have no clue how much servos costs, mebbe the more veterans here can help.
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:03 PM
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Hopefully not. Waiting for some other factors right now.

For charger, i think if he is just bashing, stick with things like the APEX range (AD/DC), but if he wants to start racing soon, my two choices in the mid range would be the CDC ver6b with a power supply or the 6b AC/DC 'OR' LRP Pulsar.

ESC? GET A BRUSHLESS!! hehehehe....kidding, many to choose from, Like what Nixaad said, the MSC330 is pretty okie, but if he is going to be racing competitively, something with a higher frequency is more desirable. When i need to run brushed motors, i depend on my old old cyclone (not even the 2nd version) which i think is pretty good and your friend can try and hunt for a second hand one without breaking the bank.

Servo: Low end would be 3003? if he gets the Megatech Junior. But if his pocket can stretch a bit more, the mid range servos from Hitech like the 645MG ( i think) or second hand futabas 9402 works beautifully.

Like what Hell and OVert pointed out. Its better to splash onces then to do this over and over again and incur more in the long run. But of cos he has to know whether he will be committed to this and whether his funds allows.

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Old 11-03-2003, 11:55 PM
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The downside of getting the 'best your money can get' for a beginner is when he wreck the car...
Well,...he'll just have to buy another then...so easy.
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Old 11-05-2003, 06:38 PM
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okay, thanks alot guys for all the helpful info tat u've given me!
I've already compiled & passed the information to my friend...

hope he's still not detered by the initial price of RC...
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Old 11-13-2003, 09:55 AM
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Can RC be bring over through the custom without any problem??
Y i am asking is that,my in law are staying in M'sia,so if i were to go visit them,I can bring my RC along to bash ard in the kampong area.

Can anyone advise what is the proper procedue for bring it over & back without any issue popping up when check by the custom
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Old 11-13-2003, 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by levin
Can RC be bring over through the custom without any problem??
Y i am asking is that,my in law are staying in M'sia,so if i were to go visit them,I can bring my RC along to bash ard in the kampong area.

Can anyone advise what is the proper procedue for bring it over & back without any issue popping up when check by the custom
this is my xperience... last early NOV.

From Shanghai i took plane to Singapore. Dump ALL RC thingies in a bag (Car, TOol Box and Chargers) and hand carry my Radio. I didnt bring my FUEL... afraid they will consider me as TERRORIST!

No problem from Shanghai to changi airport. all went through smoothly...
at CAUSEWAY... custom check d bag... also no problem coz i told it is MY PERSONAL ITEM and i want to play the things in malaysia. ANYWAY they can see our things are all BASHED UP... definitely it is not new things.... if it is a new RC car also i dont think they will ask us to pay the TAX coz it is a TOY! RC cars is considered a TOY and we doesnt need to pay tax for TOYS.

cool!

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