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Old 02-05-2014, 01:24 PM
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Hey everyone I just bought a ofna x1 crt truggy to start a project on. I have a futaba and an AE servo that came with the car that I will use until it needs replacing I need all the other electronics though battery reciever and remote this is my first project and I'm still pretty new to the hobby so bare with me please. I was looking at traxxas stuff to use because I'm not a racer I play in the yard and occasionally go to the track so I don't need anything fancy or expensive so is the traxxas stuff the way to go? I appreciate your suggestions and comments a link to a complete set up I can buy would be awesome here is the link to the stuff I'm currently looking at to buy. Thanks again
http://m.ebay.com/itm/121265982806?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
Old 02-08-2014, 05:53 AM
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that one u linked no...

U really want to find a 2.4ghz controller they can be as cheap as $30, but id recommend looking into a FS GT3c they are $58 including postage... its a little fancy for what u want. but for the price u cant go wrong. u could get something less fancy but its not going to be any cheaper and wont have all the needed adjustments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FS-GT3C-2-4G...item53f853d1ab

Later on if u ever get another car, the receivers are $8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FS-GR3C-3CH-...item485ea90680

Personally I would steer clear from Traxxas stuff unless u get a great deal on something second hand. like a TQ 2.4ghz for $20 or something...even then they are a pain to set the steering endpoints....The only Traxxas controller ive found easy to set up is a TQi with a ipod docked... but that gets expensive
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Ok I'll keep that in mind for another car I ordered a traxxas 2.4ghz radio before I got this response Ill just have to manage now or if it's too much of a pain I'll resell and start over
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FLYSKY!!
http://www.hobbypartz.com/fs-g2-24ghz-radio.html Simple 2.4ghz 2ch $19
http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-ct3c-3...lcd-green.html Advanced functions 3ch $54
I have both, they're great.
Old 12-20-2014, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by phmaximus
that one u linked no...

U really want to find a 2.4ghz controller they can be as cheap as $30, but id recommend looking into a FS GT3c they are $58 including postage... its a little fancy for what u want. but for the price u cant go wrong. u could get something less fancy but its not going to be any cheaper and wont have all the needed adjustments
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FS-GT3C-2-4G...item53f853d1ab

Later on if u ever get another car, the receivers are $8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FS-GR3C-3CH-...item485ea90680

Personally I would steer clear from Traxxas stuff unless u get a great deal on something second hand. like a TQ 2.4ghz for $20 or something...even then they are a pain to set the steering endpoints....The only Traxxas controller ive found easy to set up is a TQi with a ipod docked... but that gets expensive
I was looking at that one my self. Do you know how well the reception is on it and what the range is like?
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How much range do you need? Usually these things have enough range that you can no longer drive the car cuz you can't SEE it.

I love my GT3C.
Old 12-20-2014, 09:10 AM
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Im not sure how much but before my receiver broke i was getting 25' if i was extremely lucky
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Sounds like you may have a receiver problem. I had a similar problem, noticed that my range was kinda short. Not long after, the receiver gave out entirely.
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Mine no longer has an antenna lol

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