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Old 03-06-2008, 02:08 AM
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Default $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

Hell, fillus in on what you would do with it.

I'd love to haull balls with a rigger, but what ever

Options are open

I did have a bat. ESC and motor I was going to try tu use in soething, not anymore. It sold.

I've got Tx and Rx and that is it..... what dp upi guys recomind?
Old 03-06-2008, 02:49 AM
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

I'de probably build a mean machine or similar cat if you like cats. Or if you like riggers these are cool looking hulls http://www.toughracing.com/. Actually I really like the hydros on that site to. They make some sweet looking boats IMO.
Old 03-06-2008, 10:24 AM
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

I would make a hi-amp hydro thats on the smaller size or a hi-amp rigger.
Old 03-06-2008, 10:59 AM
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keep in mind the hulls nitronuisance has selected though cool, are mainly set up for large displacement nitro an gas engines. Would far exceed the budget you have in just the motor/esc to be able to power one of those. They do have a electric hull but at 134 british pounds plus shipping over the pond youd have very little $$ to work with. If a rigger is in your sites, keep in mind they can be more difficult to setup right as your first FE boat an wont see "balls to the wall" performance right away. The learning curve is steep in FE. I would suggest looking at offshoreelectrics (.com) an finedesignrc (.com) look at the hulls they have available see which styles you like then once the hull is determined you will be able to see your budget needed for batteries/hardware/props/motor/esc an various other things like wiring,connectors,prop balancer (unless you buy pre balanced an sharpened), and any other misc. parts needed. I dont mean to discourage you FE is great an building your own boat is very rewarding. If you like a rigger you may consider a kit to build, an while you build you can purchase other pieces as you go to further spread out your investment. but Id probably look at a premade fiberglass/abs hull to start out since mounting hardware soldering connections and then getting your boat to run right are just as challenging an rewarding as building a hull from plans!
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Ohh an if I had another $500 laying around to build a hull for fun Id probably build;
http://www.finedesignrc.com/hullsclimate.asp the matrix $54.95
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...prod=sol-hydro hardware $106.99 (including flex)
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...prod=fei-540XL either the 7 or 8XL $69.99
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...jack-90&cat=42 cooling jacket $21.99
http://cgi.ebay.com/ETTI-125A-Water-...742.m153.l1262 ETTI 125A esc $129.00
which will put around $400
an then of course batteries and charger
http://www.rclipos.com/
and any building materials you may need. Course this is of course what I would do if I were to build, there are many other options.

-Wayne
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

What's the story on that ESC? Have people had good experience with those. Farily good discount.
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

I've heard nothing but good things about Etti esc"s. There's a few guys who will only use the etti esc's.
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

There are several electric hulls on that site that aren't priced to bad. I was considering the Micro Mogli for a BL system I have in a Mini-V right nowdecause it's way to much for the little V hull. I've heard their hulls are "bullet-proof" and perform very well. The mogli's are self righting too which is a very handy feature for a newbie, not sure if any of the other hulls do that though.
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

ETTI esc are basically a knock off of another well known brand, very smooth very consistant in my testing they handle very well so far, an for the money, cant be beat. I have 2 125As an just ordered a 200A to go in a triton. I have no expierance with their hulls but only thing I see is British pounds, remeber our dollar is dropping so they will be more expensive (rough conversion would have it around double) plus shipping overseas. If they look good(style wize), an are priced right for what your looking for then I say go for it.

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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

Thanks,
I'm building a bulsa based stepped cat and was budgeting for a $258 version of a 120amp esc
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

save your self some dough an order the etti, also they have a hardware set that Ive been conteplating getting for a build you should check it ot also
http://cgi.ebay.com/ETTI-All-in-one-...742.m153.l1262
might work for your cat
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Dang Wayne

Thanks for the info

JOSH
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

its nothing but stuff Ive learned an adapted from people here an on other sites. Asking, does work

-Wayne
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

Great stuff! Hey besides the cash necessary is there any reason not tp out a 240amp esc in a boat that doesn't need it? Like are they less efficient, or control differently at lower power?
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

To my understanding, an others may chime in with a difference, an esc regardless of its amp rating works on the same principle, going with a larger esc has three plusses that I can see;
1. You have a buffer zone (a reliable FE system should only draw at or around 80% of the max of any of its components) if you have a larger then nessicary esc.

2. You have room to grow, if your budgeted for it, buy it, you can upgrade other components later on that can still use that esc.

3. higher you go it seems the resistance is less (kinda obvious if their to handle a higher draw) means better power tranfer, albiet trivial when considering the minutia of differences

heres some examples of what I mean

ETTI 70A ESC .0017 ohm
ETTI 125A ESC .001 ohm
ETTI 200A ESC .00044 ohm
Hydra 240A ESC .00022 ohm

now is the hydra any better than say the etti 200? depends on your application keep in mind though neither are truly rated for higher volts than 5s lipo ( Ive been told the etti will handle all day at 6s but Ive yet to try, consider it heresy not fact)

so if you looked at a 120A for $258 an you were going to run close to that 100a safety barrier look at the etti 200A for $215 save some buckaroos there to buy other things an have said buffer zone to run a hotter setup

-Wayne
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

when you buy batteries
but from RCLIPOS. they cell only the best quality stuff there
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Default RE: $500 bucks to spend, WWYD What would you do?

I would build a cat(balsa w/ fiberglass). Run a Feigao 9L on 12 cell/4s lipo. And buy yourself a good FM radio for it and hardware.

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