New to blinky

Dicsuss anything about the electric classes
southwell
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New to blinky

Postby southwell » 17 Nov 2015, 11:57

Hi All,

I have a fair amount of experience with off road and some TC in the Associated TC3 days, but i wanted to be sure i am getting the right gear for doing some blinky.

I have bought an Mi5 Evo, but not sure what motor/esc combo is best. Do you run 0 timing, then advanced timing on the motors? What is the best motor/ESC to get and be competitive? I have seen the speed passion 4.0 17.5t for a decent price.
What tyres in the wet/dry does everyone use?
What is the best FDR for blinky, around 3.1-2 seems to be what I'm reading on here, which seems miles different from other tracks?
Does everyone use tyre additive and tyre warmers (new to me!)

I want to keep everything fairly cheap and cheerful, but i don't want to start with a massive deficit in equipment.


Thanks for the help

Ian

jaywestwood
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Vehicle Make(S): RC Disco/XRAY,WFX additive,Wavey Davey Graphix,
ESC Makes and Models: LRP Flow, Sp

Re: New to blinky

Postby jaywestwood » 17 Nov 2015, 20:07

Hi Ian,
The Schumacher evo is good at all tracks so your be ok with that. Speedo wise any blinky enabled will do the job. Motor wise most use the team wave, orca, trinity, or Lrp. Gearing is from 3.2 up to 3.7 dependant on driving style. Wets are as per brca spec. ( Schumacher ) and in cold most use the ride 30's. Additive if dry is any oil based ( demon power products) sell this at the track on race days and tyre warmers are a good thing to have and range from £35 up to £89.00 again Nick sells these.
I hope this helps
Cheers Jay
Jay Westwood

southwell
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Re: New to blinky

Postby southwell » 17 Nov 2015, 23:41

Thanks for the info Jay. Does everyone turn up the timing on motors, or leave it standard?
Do you use rides 30's in the warm too?

Thanks

Ian

tryhard
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Crystals: 2.4ghz spectrum
Blinky 17.5 Brushless: Yes
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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: New to blinky

Postby tryhard » 18 Nov 2015, 01:44

timing depends on gearing also finding the sweet stop and if u like a motor to rev or have more torque out of the corner

i run the speed passion v4 which would be great in doors as it has lots of torque, i have to run mine at 40deg and a fdr of 3.4 its fast corner to corner(with i like as its quick on the infield), just a d4 or a x20 has the legs on the straight

but as jay said if you dont want to spend £80-90 on the x20 and d4 the team wave (most popular cheaper one) and speed passion v4 are still quick and only £60 so depends on wallet

esc i say one that has 80amps up

ride 30 can be run when it gets warm but u have to keep a eye on the side walls as they can rip but hopefully should be fine for winter dry/damp day racing

and the evo is great in the wet i ran one last winter and got 3rd over all and i am no pro driver and yes scott you can now leave me a silly comment on my driving skills

hope this is also helpful
tyre wars !!!!!
if your not first chuck another new set of boots on

southwell
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Blinky 17.5 Brushless: No
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Super Touring Modified: No
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Vehicle Make(S): Schumacher

Re: New to blinky

Postby southwell » 18 Nov 2015, 10:27

Thanks for the info. See you down there soon!

scott stokes
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Vehicle Make(S): xray T4
ESC Makes and Models: speed passion
Motor Makes: team wavey
Battery Make: the ones that still work
Location: thorpe surrey

Re: New to blinky

Postby scott stokes » 18 Nov 2015, 14:04

If you think it I don't have to say a word Rich
scott stokes

Nar84
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Re: New to blinky

Postby Nar84 » 23 Nov 2015, 18:51

Hi all I'm also new to blinky .
what type of lipo are are useing ? ( stick / shorty )

Cheers Neil

jaywestwood
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Vehicle Make(S): RC Disco/XRAY,WFX additive,Wavey Davey Graphix,
ESC Makes and Models: LRP Flow, Sp

Re: New to blinky

Postby jaywestwood » 23 Nov 2015, 20:16

Welcome and most will use a full size Lipo..
Jay Westwood

Nar84
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Re: New to blinky

Postby Nar84 » 23 Nov 2015, 20:47

Cheers jay

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: New to blinky

Postby tryhard » 24 Nov 2015, 17:45

also 5600-6600 lipos are the normal size 7000 you would gain to much weight for the extra punch u get and shorty lipos loose to much punch for the weight u loose
tyre wars !!!!!
if your not first chuck another new set of boots on