Newbie

Dicsuss anything about the electric classes
Porsche959Boy
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Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
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Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
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Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 25 Dec 2013, 00:03

Hi all,

I'm new to 1/10 touring and am currently building a chassis to race in the new year.

Would you mind pointing me in the right direction for a motor and ESC. Price not a factor, as I'd like to know what I need to outlay for a good (competitive) setup.

I look forward to your recommendations.

Have a great Christmas and New Year!
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chasingthepack
Posts: 511
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Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): xray t4 14
ESC Makes and Models: orion r10 pro
Motor Makes: lrp x 20
Battery Make: lrp and hpi

Re: Newbie

Postby chasingthepack » 25 Dec 2013, 13:08

merry christmas and welcome,what you need will depend on your ability,if your just starting out i would reccommend the 17.5t motor class known as "blinky"
so youll need a 17.5 motor,the current flavour of the month is either the team wave eclipse or the lrp x 20
(both stocked by http://demonpowerproducts.co.uk/) nick is helpful and nearly always trackside
regarding esc again it depends on what you want to do in the furure,if you plan on maybe trying the faster class at a later date then go for something more high end,if your just looking to get started on a budget then get the blinky specific esc which are a lot cheaper,there are loads to choose from but the popular ones at the track seem to be the reventon pro/lrp flow/orion r10/or blinky specific the juststock citrix,im certain more members will chime in with more info
are you sorted for lipo's youll need at least 2 and a compatible charger something around 5000mah should see you ok,again speak with nick and im sure he will point you in the right direction
see you trackside
Richard Brown

chasingthepack
Posts: 511
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Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): xray t4 14
ESC Makes and Models: orion r10 pro
Motor Makes: lrp x 20
Battery Make: lrp and hpi

Re: Newbie

Postby chasingthepack » 25 Dec 2013, 13:13

i should have mentioned we will be racing this sunday the 29th come long /have a chat to the racers(friendly bunch)see what there using ,its better to get the same/similar to others as it will help in setting up,plus it can be a bit daunting turning up for the first time a preview can only help

what chassis are you building?
Richard Brown

Porsche959Boy
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Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: No
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: Yes
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
Battery Make: Turnigy
Reedy
Location: Brockham, Surrey
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Re: Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 25 Dec 2013, 20:56

Thanks very much for getting back to me.

I'm building a Tamiya TT-01E chassis and am looking at getting it set up with a PACE 45R ESC (already have one) and just need to buy a motor and LiPo's... have 2.4GHz radio setup... so yes I'm looking forward to joining you asap!

Up till now, I've been restoring vintage Tamiya's (http://www.tamiyacrazy.com), but not driving any. I recently found out the 'hard way' at a club that I need to be driving something new and shiny. I've also just lashed out on a Schumacher SupaStox (1/12th). Do you race these at your club?

Thanks for the invite for the 29th... I'll definitely visit for a nosey and chat, what time would be good?

Cheers,

Brent
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chasingthepack
Posts: 511
Joined: 02 May 2013, 23:45
Crystals: 2.4
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): xray t4 14
ESC Makes and Models: orion r10 pro
Motor Makes: lrp x 20
Battery Make: lrp and hpi

Re: Newbie

Postby chasingthepack » 26 Dec 2013, 01:12

we dont race the 1/12th class
the tt01 has always been a great bigginers car but as you improve you will most likely need something more race inspired/competative,practice starts at 0800 and racing starts at 9.15
Richard Brown

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Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): tc6.1 ft
ESC Makes and Models: speedpassion reventon pro

Hobbywing v3
Motor Makes: Speedpassion mmm 17.5t
gm 2012 13.5t
Battery Make: 4600 80c shorty ip lipo
4400 70c shorty ip lipo

Re: Newbie

Postby tryhard » 26 Dec 2013, 22:17

nice to hear you have a interest in the hobby come down and we will point you in the right direction
the tt01 will be fine as you learn the track but i would save my money hotting it up as it could be put towards a better model (seems like your a tamiya fan maybe 417 ;) ) as for the track you need a fdr anywhere from 3.6 down to 2.8 depending on esc motor setup and i am shore the tt01 doesnt get that low

as for motor i would be looking at a team wave cheap and one of the quickest down the straight
for esc i like the reventon pro, if you dont mind getting the first pro not the pro 1.1 shopping about they came come in very cheap but at £130 for the pro 1.1 that also worth a look also as its has better internals

was there anything else you want to know just ask and if your down the track sunday plz bend our ears for advise
tyre wars !!!!!
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Porsche959Boy
Posts: 32
Joined: 24 Dec 2013, 22:46
Crystals: 2.4GHz
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: No
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: Yes
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
Battery Make: Turnigy
Reedy
Location: Brockham, Surrey
Contact:

Re: Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 27 Dec 2013, 02:09

Thanks very much for your set up recommendations guys... I'll have loads of questions for you on Sunday.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Remo » 28 Dec 2013, 00:31

Ahh TT01... I used to race one against the big guns (and won :shock: ) so if you needs some heads up do come along and have a chat :)

However, Tryhard is right that would be hard to gear it right, unless you can find one of those special gear adapters. Otherwise you will have to start modifying the cars yourself... some info here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/93146-tt-01-forum-139.html... Then, after that I suspect you will continue to spend a bit more to get to perform reasonably: like ball race the car, short oil shocks, rear toe blocks, wider wheel adaperts, etc etc...all this cost money and you still going to end up with something that is just ok. So in my personal opinion, unless you are planning to race that specific chassis only, I would have a re-think... sorry to be blunt as in some cases a better choice may be to start with second hand stuff from seasoned racers out there....

Pop over have a chat with us we will do out best to give you some pointers.
you say tomayto i say tomahto...

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Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
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ESC Makes and Models: Hobbywing Xerun
Evo Commet
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LRP X20
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IP Shorty

Re: Newbie

Postby noreHneB » 28 Dec 2013, 10:05

Could i point out, if the TT01 has the kit standard plastic bearings and copper bushes, get them replaced with some proper bearings otherwise they will melt/ shatter, a friend of mine found that out the hard way when he put a top end motor into a standard tt01 kit and the bearings fused solid. You can get some for a comfortable price from RCbearings.co.uk
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tryhard
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Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): tc6.1 ft
ESC Makes and Models: speedpassion reventon pro

Hobbywing v3
Motor Makes: Speedpassion mmm 17.5t
gm 2012 13.5t
Battery Make: 4600 80c shorty ip lipo
4400 70c shorty ip lipo

Re: Newbie

Postby tryhard » 28 Dec 2013, 19:03

as long as yopu ask a cmomittee first you might be allowed to try ur car around the track ? can only say no cant they lol
tyre wars !!!!!
if your not first chuck another new set of boots on

Porsche959Boy
Posts: 32
Joined: 24 Dec 2013, 22:46
Crystals: 2.4GHz
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: No
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: Yes
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
Battery Make: Turnigy
Reedy
Location: Brockham, Surrey
Contact:

Re: Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 28 Dec 2013, 23:19

Thanks again for the advice... I'd like to hop-up my TT-01 first, and then maybe splash out on a TFR chassis or Schumacher Mi5.

See you tomorrow!
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tryhard
Posts: 271
Joined: 23 Mar 2013, 18:44
Crystals: 2.4ghz spectrum
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): tc6.1 ft
ESC Makes and Models: speedpassion reventon pro

Hobbywing v3
Motor Makes: Speedpassion mmm 17.5t
gm 2012 13.5t
Battery Make: 4600 80c shorty ip lipo
4400 70c shorty ip lipo

Re: Newbie

Postby tryhard » 28 Dec 2013, 23:26

if you have all ur gear you could race also was just thinking just depends on a few bits ?
tyre wars !!!!!
if your not first chuck another new set of boots on

Porsche959Boy
Posts: 32
Joined: 24 Dec 2013, 22:46
Crystals: 2.4GHz
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: No
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: Yes
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
Battery Make: Turnigy
Reedy
Location: Brockham, Surrey
Contact:

Re: Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 28 Dec 2013, 23:46

Thanks, but I still need to get the running gear... due delivery of a 17.5T motor and still need to buy an ESC.
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Porsche959Boy
Posts: 32
Joined: 24 Dec 2013, 22:46
Crystals: 2.4GHz
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: No
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: Yes
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): Team Associated TC6.2
Tamiya RM-01
ESC Makes and Models: HobbyWing Xerun 3.1
Motor Makes: Reedy Sonic 5
Battery Make: Turnigy
Reedy
Location: Brockham, Surrey
Contact:

Re: Newbie

Postby Porsche959Boy » 30 Dec 2013, 12:52

Hi guys, great to meet you all and thanks for all your advice yesterday... much appreciated!

I've spotted this on eBay:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151194996737?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

What do you think... or should i go for Mi5 instead?
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chasingthepack
Posts: 511
Joined: 02 May 2013, 23:45
Crystals: 2.4
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 13.5 Brushless: Yes
Stock Touring 10.5 Brushless: No
Super Touring Modified: No
MotorBikes: No
Vehicle Make(S): xray t4 14
ESC Makes and Models: orion r10 pro
Motor Makes: lrp x 20
Battery Make: lrp and hpi

Re: Newbie

Postby chasingthepack » 30 Dec 2013, 15:40

Porsche959Boy wrote:Hi guys, great to meet you all and thanks for all your advice yesterday... much appreciated!

I've spotted this on eBay:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151194996737?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

What do you think... or should i go for Mi5 instead?

avoid it,get either t4 13, t4 14 or the mi5 ,they are popular at the club and you will get help with set up from others,i dont think anyone has a tc6,on sunday the top car in boosted was a t4 14 with an mi5 on his heels,the top 2 cars in blinky were a t4 13 and a t4 14,you can take what you want from that
the arc r10 is also another good car,but i think only glen westwood runs one, he is good for advice though,there is also the awesomatix great car but lacks support,but thats changing as david and kieran clift have them,but all the current cars are looking very similar,its getting to the point where you just need to pick a colour
glad you got the info you needed,sorry i missed you,see you trackside soon
Richard Brown