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Good Setup for a begginer racer?

Old 06-09-2004, 07:51 AM
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Hello I'm new to racing.I have been bashing for 4 years and have decided to take the plunge and get into racing.Let me apologize in advance for any stupid questions I may ask.Anyways I have decided to get a BK2 or a XXX-4.Would this be a good setup for a beginner racer?

Chassis: BK2 or X-4
ESC: Novak Explorer II
Motor: Trinity P2K2 pro
Servo: Hitec HS-645MG

For batteries I'm thinking gp3300 but I'm not sure what to look for could some one suggest a good pack fo racing?

Thanks for any Suggestions
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A decent list. Find out what classes you have locally, then decide on the kit. The servo is overkill, but it's your money. For the batteries, go to www.cheapbatterypacks.com and get their 6 GP3300 for $30 deal for practice. Then go to www.promatchracing.com and get a team level race pack.

What kinda charger ya gonna have?
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What servo would you recomend?I figured it was overkill but I know the 645MG is a durable servo as I use them in my mts.I Think the gp3300 are the way to go.I'm using a MRC Superbrain 959 with deans
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I run a stock JR servo in my XXX-T. I race dirt ovals. So far, no complaints. It doesn't take a strong servo to turn the tires on an electric. The servo you listed would power a buggy....

Consider a new charger, the 959 is notorius for false peaking.
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Ok thanks I will look into that Servo

I havent had a single rpoblem with my 959 I always check to make sure that it hasnt falsed and it hasnt ounce.
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The hitec servo will be good. You will probably strip a standard servo on your first meeting with the boards.
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The hitec servo will be good. You will probably strip a standard servo on your first meeting with the boards.
Ya that usuall happens to me that why metal gears ar emore important to me then tourq and speed
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Oh by the way, I'd go with either a really cheap esc that handles 27t motors for stock racing or get a full blown no-limit esc.
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ORIGINAL: frailcow

Oh by the way, I'd go with either a really cheap esc that handles 27t motors for stock racing or get a full blown no-limit esc.

Iw as thinkign fo the same thing but I always like to get a esc tha can handle a couple turns lower then what I'm going to run so I fI happebn to gear it wronge I wotn ahve a chance of over ehating my esc.Plus I can always drop it into my legend If I ever want to upgrade.

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