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Old 06-02-2007, 08:14 PM
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I want to get a fast brushless set-up for my RC18T. Here is what is in my cart so far. Let me know if I am missing something. Thanks.

Castle Creations 1/18 Mamba Brushless Competition Pack
Apogee 3S 2200mAh w/Voltage Port 20C Li-Manganese
W.S. Deans Male Ultra Plug (2)
W.S. Deans Female Ultra Plug (2)
Castle Creations Castle Link Programming Kit

Can someone recommend a good, but inexpensive charger for the apogee pack? Thanks.
Old 06-02-2007, 08:17 PM
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well, what is cheap in your view?
Old 06-02-2007, 08:18 PM
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Under $50.
Old 06-02-2007, 08:22 PM
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what about $58
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLWE9&P=7
Old 06-02-2007, 08:25 PM
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Would this charger work if I change the connector to a deans connector?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHNW5&P=V
Old 06-02-2007, 08:31 PM
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how about this one?
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNAC2&P=7
Old 06-02-2007, 08:38 PM
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That one would work if I change the connectors to deans right?

What else do I need to finish the brushless set up?
Old 06-02-2007, 08:45 PM
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you will probably want to get a new reciever, i dont have a rc18 but i hear that the radios trash, in my mini baja im just going to get a traxxas reciever and use the controller from my n rustler.
Old 06-02-2007, 08:52 PM
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I thought the stock one from the vendetta was reakky good
Old 06-02-2007, 09:08 PM
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the stock radio from the rc18 is the same one from the gt2 and its great for a rtr radio
Old 06-02-2007, 10:05 PM
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ok sorry my bad, [&o]
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what's your total right now and what do you need?
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My total is $230.52 at Towerhobbies. I am really unsure of what I need still as I am a complete noob to electrics. I am not a noob when it comes to nitro though, lol. Here is my list so far. Let me know what I still need.

Castle Creations 1/18 Mamba Brushless Competition Pack
Apogee 3S 2200mAh w/Voltage Port 20C Li-Manganese
Team Orion Avionics Advantage Park Flight Charger
W.S. Deans Male Ultra Plug (2) x2
W.S. Deans Female Ultra Plug (2) x2
Castle Creations Castle Link Programming Kit

Thanks!




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Default RE: Am I Missing Something?

This servo
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTX42&P=M

This servo saver
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGZR6&P=7

This radio
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXNHS1**&P=0

You will also need paint to finish it, use pactra spray or FasColor(?) and brush on, the choice is yours.
The total I got was like 325.40 plus i think you get $30 off if you use the coupon.
Old 06-02-2007, 10:55 PM
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Thanks a lot Nasher. You have been a big help. I don't really need the radio though because I have the RTR.

Thanks a bunch man!
Old 06-02-2007, 11:21 PM
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Default RE: Am I Missing Something?

The servo is unnecessary and when you do decide to upgrade the HS-55 won't suit well.

Go for an HS-65 HB or MG with the Factory Team servo saver.
Old 06-03-2007, 09:24 AM
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quick question why do you want lipo? If you use the coupon on tower's homepage your total will be like 215
Old 06-03-2007, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: Am I Missing Something?

Why wouldn't he want lipo dude? It's like the biggest bolt on power upgrade you can give a mini, besides a brushless motor.
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Default RE: Am I Missing Something?

I want a lipo because it gives the motor more juice, from what I've heard.

Also, would this servo work? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXN679&P=SM

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