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New to RCs and RC Sparks from Tampa, Florida.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Oddball RC, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Oddball RC

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    Hello all.

    My name is Jesse and I am from Tampa, FL.

    I am new to RC Sparks and the whole RC World.

    I just bought my first RC.
    Traxxas Raptor 2wd. (I am on a budget)

    If you have any suggestions / recommendations please let me know.

    thanks!
     
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    Welcome aboard the fourm .. the raptor is basically a 2wd slash .. and should be a great entry level rc .. as far as suggestions go have fun and try to keep it dry ... to prevent bearing failures ..
    It does have water proof esc and servo ... and the motor can survive getting wet ... although water will increase the wear on the motor brushes by a lot .. new brushed motors are not to expensive and any 540 or 550 size brushed motor should fit ... .
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    if you break any plastic parts . look into RPM replacement parts .. they are not tro expensive and are tough as nails ...
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    if you decide you want it to go way faster ... castle has some nice brush less combos that will bolt right up and greatly increase the speed and are 100% water proof ... you can find the combos for around 100.00
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    other wize go play and play and play ... and have fun :)
     
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    hello and welcome ....
    great choice on your first RC :)

    the only single solitary thing I can think of to suggest is ;)...
    at first with any new RC especially ready to run models ...
    at the end of every day you run or before you run each day...
    go over and check for damage ... loose screws that are backing out ,,,
    rocks in the steering or in places like between the motor and trans case...
    also use the tools that came with the traxxas brand rc ,,,
    and go through and physically check the screws and wheel nuts so everything is snug..
    after some time you will find what screws and nuts need the attention ,,the most...
    go to the traxxas site and download any exploded views and parts lists that are available ... so you don't have to go on line to see them and you can print them out if you wish ...
    always try to do what you need for you in YOUR best interest ...
    Take notes of things so that you can discuss them if needed and offer enough info so people can help you if you need it ...
    also it will help you if you learn to post pictures ..
    so you can not only show any problems that you need help with ...
    but other forum members really love it when you show your stuff...
    both pictures and video ...
    the best things you can do is to make friends ...
    and to show up and participate enough to get your fill ...
    See you in the threads my friend:Grin:
     
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    What they said, lol, and remember to HAVE FUN with it!!!!! Welcome to the forum and RC.
     
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    Thank
    Thank you for the info. I will keep that in mind.

    I eventually want to move to a brushless combo, just waiting on the finances to be there.

    Thanks again,
    Oddball RC
     
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    LOL!!!!
     
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    Thank you for the tip.

    I will keep that in mind as I have my first run later today!

    Thanks again,
    Oddball RC
     
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    when you want to go brushless look into Castle combos .... they are some of the best on the market ... allot of them are ROAR approved which is important if you wish to race in competition ... ROAR set's the rules and guidelines . that most non backyard tracks follow ..

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    on a side note a 4s ready esc paired with a Traxxas venillion motor is a good speed combo ...
     
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    I was looking at either the Castle SW3 combo since it is waterproof or Traxxas Venillion motor.

    What is ROAR? I have never heard of it...
     

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