Hope somebody can help.
After many months of research and saving I am just about to indulge in my first 'decent' RC car - the Savage XS SS.
I have build a few Tamiya kits in the past and played with a variety of different cars at all levels but I know next to nothing about the technical aspects of what is involved. Looking forward to learning though!!
From the info I have gathered, the following set up is what I am leaning towards:
Servo:re"> SAVOX SC-1258 TG Digital Coreless Servo Standard Size 12KG SC10
Motor & ESC:re"> HOBBYWING EZRUN 3656 4700KV RC Brushless Motor & WP SC8 120A ESC
Radio:re"> Flysky FS-GT3B 2.4G 3CH Transmitter + Receiver
Batteries:re"> Gens Ace 5800mah 45c 2s hard case
I will set the gearing to 24/60.
I intend to stick with 2S, so my first question is whether the motor is too much? Or should I go for something lower, Say 4000KV?
The intention is to bash mainly on light gravel (crap tarmac!) and grass and maybe the occasion skate park, flipping & jumping, etc.
I am not afraid of speed, just blowing up the engine!
What is an acceptable temperature for the battery, ES & motor?
Second question is what diff oil & shock oil should I use? From what I can gather most people use 10000k in the front & 3000k in the rear. Not sure about the shocks. What do you guys recommend? The other thing I don't understand about the oil is that here in the UK the oil number are in the region of 30wt (60cc) not 30000! Is this the same thing?
For tyres I was going to keep stock tyres for road and get something like Proline Badlands or Dirt Paws for grass/gravel. If the stock tyres are really that bad, what would be best for road?
Is a wheelie bar necessary?
Anything else you can suggest?
I want to get this set up right at the start and they once I am comfortable with how it works will experiment.
Thanks for the help guys!