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Old 04-26-2006, 10:54 PM
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ok, so i have decided to get a electric car insted of nitro. i am kinda confused on what car to choose and batterys and remotes and all that stuff. i was looking at this http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58333 and this http://cgi.ebay.com/Yokomo-1-10-Drif...ayphotohosting
i dont really know alot about electric cars. i will be using it mainly for drifting and some other stuff. i wanted to spend around 300 bucks with everything i need. could you guys recomend some cars and batterys, remotes ect... i was also wondering how hard they are to put to togthere i am good at building stuff but i never built one of those before, i have build a xmods and i built my computer. also if you have anyother information that would help me that would be nice.
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I reccomend the TA05 for you. The 05 is much better kit than the TT-01 since it has many more updated parts. For batteries I'd get these: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
then get a peak charger and a cheap radio and you'll have maybe $50 leftover which isn't really much for an ESC and motor so I reccomend streching the budget to maybe $100-125. Then you could get this ESC: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLHE2&P=ML
and a 12T motor such as: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJGW8&P=7
or if you could strecth a tad more you could get: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGDP6&P=7
or the 5800SS remanufactored from Novak for the same price as the 4300. With BL you'll never need to worry about replacing brushes or cutting the comm. This will also provide you tons of power for drifting and racing around. For drift tires you can get the actual ones or you can put some electrical tape on the tires or mount some PVC or ABS piping on the rims.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:45 PM
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ok so here is what i am thinking of so far, what would you change. and also what esle do i need.
also is this stuff generaly cheaper online or does it cost the same at the hobby shop
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:38 PM
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is there any other cheaper ecs i can go with, i kinda want to spend 300. also i dont know about the charger and stuff ether.
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ok sorry i didnt know u couldnt post the shoping carts.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKSG4&P=0
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXASX275&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7 if there are cheaper ones tell me
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLHE2&P=ML also with this could i buy a cheaper one and it woulds til be ok?
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ok there is no point in buying the TT-01 since it comes with an ESC and motor if you're just going to replace it. I suggest you just get the ta05 and add drift tires if that's what you want. This ESC is a good one for the money and you really won't need to get another like ever but there are cheaper ones too. As for the charger the MRC 959 is $5 cheaper but mined burnt itself up so I'm not to happy with it. Also if you buy the TA05 it comes with a silver can motor. This motor is basically low speed junk. Even with a nice ESC speed will lack horribly. I suggest you get a new ESC and new motor. If you could tell me the budget you have, if you want more acceleration and runtimes or more high speed that'd also be great.
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oo i didnt know it came with a ecs, i am not gona upgrade the motor right now ther. can u send me eveything i would need if i got the tt01 drift pacage, like all the stuff u would recomend. i wanted to spend like 300 bucks.
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ok well you can get the TT-01 drift and a nice cheap radio such as this one: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXCFW2**&P=7
and there you'll have an RTR for only $190 plus charger and batts. If you could spend a little extra get a radio like this one: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXCHA8**&P=7
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ok thanks,
so far i want to get this stuff
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKSG4&P=0
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXCHA888&P=7
and this is all i wil need to use it right? or is there anything esle i should buy.
please try and replie before tonight cuz if my camera sells on ebay i am ordering it tonight.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:15 PM
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also i was wondering, someday i wana put lights on the car, can i add like headlights and **** on that model?
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you'll also want to get CA glue to glue the tires: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXK282
and if you type in polycarbonate in the search on tower you'll get lots of different paints for the body. Just pick the color. I reccomend tamiya paints cause I used em and they seem to work very well. Unless you have an airbrush machine get the paint in the spray can. Don't try to cheap out and just use spray paint cause it doesn't work (trust me I know from experience! lol). As for lights sure you can! I have some lights on my M3 body. Just go to radio shack and buy some LED's and resistors or buy a kit like this one: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTB97&P=7
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ok so here is everything
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKSG4&P=0
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXCHA888&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD573&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXK282&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFHY2&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKY70&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRS41&P=6
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRS38&P=V
this is all i wil need to build it with right? and beable to use it? also how do i know what screws to put the sealer thing on. and do i just tape off the windows when i spray paint the body?
i mite get a cheaper remote, is it really worth it for that one? o yea do the rims come gold??? or do i need to paint them. i was also wondering how long it ussualy takes to build the car for the first time.
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ok so here is everything
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKSG4&P=0
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXCHA888&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD573&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXK282&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFHY2&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKY70&P=8
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRS41&P=6
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRS38&P=V
this is all i wil need to build it with right? and beable to use it? also how do i know what screws to put the sealer thing on. and do i just tape off the windows when i spray paint the body?
i mite get a cheaper remote, is it really worth it for that one? o yea do the rims come gold??? or do i need to paint them. i was also wondering how long it ussualy takes to build the car for the first time.
yup that's about all you'll need! As for the threadlock put it in high vibration spots or just in metal to metal screws. I didn't use any on my TA05 and it works fine but for nitros it's neccesecary but just get it it's a good idea. My TA05 did not come with window masks but rather just external stickers but just put the stickers on the inside and voila! a paintmask! lol The rims should come gold. Build time really depends. It took me a while but I took my time and enjoyed it (it was fun!). if you're fast maybe 3-5 hours or maybe over 10.
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if u are going to get the tamiya dont get it from there, get it from towerhobbies.com they have great service and its cheaper.
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yeah... he sorta posted the links from tower so...
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i am kinda stuck if i should get that remote or a cheaper one. is it really worth it? if i get lights can u switch them on and off from the remote?
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yeah... he sorta posted the links from tower so...
hay i just noticed your from mass, lol. i just moved to watertown i used to live in cambridge. are there any meets around here?
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bump about the remote.
i was also wondering how u paint the litte details on the car like the gril and stuff.
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I used to live in watertown but then I moved like 5 years ago. I don't know about meets as I don't race... You might be able to make the lights turn on and off via remote but it could be very complicated. I don't know as my light setup just runs off a 9V and is seperate from the R/C circuits. The advantage of the MX-3 is that it is FM (longer range) and also has a third channel so if you say buy an emaxx or a savage you can use the remote with those trucks since they both need or benefit from a 3 channel radio (emaxx needs it, savage can have reverse with it). I dunno I've always bought cheap radios but if you're just getting into it with a kit you might as well get a nice radio you can use for all your future cars as well.
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am i better off getting this http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXKBT2
if i got the remote for the tto1d it would cost the same.
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yeah that's a good idea! I hadn't really though much about this so I didn't suggest the TC4. You might also want to look at the Sprint 2 from HPI. For drift tires check out yokohoma or just do what I did with electrical tape around the tire (haven't tried it yet but I think it'll work well at least so I've heard in the drift forum)
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hmm how much better is the tc4, i am thinken of just geting the tto1d but if its alot beter... idk yet lol.
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hay guys thanks for all the help with ordering stuff here is what i got
LXKSG4 Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC '05 TT-01D Drift Spec Kit In stock, shipping 1 $149.99
LXCUH3 Team Orion 6-Cell 3000mAh Super Duty Plus NiMH (2) In stock, shipping 1 $32.99
LXCLD5 DuraTrax Piranha AC/DC Digital Peak Charger NiCd/NiMH In stock, shipping 1 $49.99
LXCHA888 90511 MX-3 3CH FM 1 94102Z 88 In stock, shipping 1 $104.99
LXD573 DuraTrax Body Scissors 5-1/2" In stock, shipping 1 $7.99
LXK282 Great Planes Pro CA Glue 1 oz. Thin In stock, shipping 1 $3.99
LXFHY2 DuraTrax Pit Tech Threadlocker .2 oz. In stock, shipping 1 $2.99
LXKY70 X-Acto #1 Knife Tubed In stock, shipping 1 $3.49
LXRS41 Tamiya Spray Lacquer TS-29 Semi Gloss Black In stock, shipping 1 $5.29
LXRS50 Tamiya Spray Lacquer TS-4 German Gray In stock, shipping 1 $5.29
DS80011 Tower Hobbies #1 Tower SS Club Pack-C In stock, shipping 1 $14.99
PC7130 $30 Promotional Discount In stock, shipping 1 $30.00-
PC3001 Tower Promo R/C Car Action (3 Free) In stock, shipping 1 $0.00
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Billing Type: Visa In-Stock Subtotal:
Standard Shipping:
Total Current Charges: $ 351.99
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i am sure i am gona have threads needing help build it espcaly painting it is what i am worried about. hopefully it gets here soon. what you guys think of the stuff i ordered?
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it'll give you loads of fun! I can't wait till my ICE charger comes so that I can charge my new batteries and start to drift my TA05 on the school tenis courts! lol
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