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PLEASE READ: The most commonly asked RC questions.

Discussion in 'Newbie Q & A' started by Crankbait, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Crankbait

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    These are a few questions that are asked a lot at RCSparks.
    You may see one that you needed an answer to....


    - What Truck/Rc should I buy?
    Well that is really up to the person buying it, I'm not spending your money you are, so no matter
    what I say you still have the final decision..
    First ask your self what you plan to do with your rc and then go from there.
    This is the most frequently asked question so a little searching will go along way, but
    here is a link to get you started- http://www.rcsparks.com/forum/newbe...il-truck-scale-truck-should-i-get-thread.html


    - What is the best RC truck for 200.00?
    They don't exist.
    Especially if you need batteries and chargers.
    (They can be built from parts purchased cheap at auctions or from buddies, but that is the luck of the draw.)
    A safe number, no matter how bad you want one, for a 1/10 scale 4x4 rc truck is going to be a the
    very least 500.00.
    Yes you can get an Hpi Crawler King for around 230.00, but you will still need a battery and charger, so if that is another
    150.00 , plus a steering upgrade and motor upgrade..... You see where i'm going with this.
    I also understand there are cheaper rc's out there, see below...


    -Is this RC from overseas listed on Ebay a good brand?
    Yes you can find cheaper priced rc's on Ebay from China and yes I have bought stuff from China that worked perfect.
    If you break a part on an Axial SCX10 there are thousands of places online or locally to find parts.
    If you want to upgrade an HPI Savage the parts that can be upgraded are endless.
    When you buy a Truck from china and want to upgrade the A arms to RPM because they keep breaking you are out of luck.
    Not that the China trucks are bad , but understand that you may have a hard time finding any parts support, and upgrades or it takes 3 weeks to get the parts you can find.


    - Where can I buy an RC or find this part for my RC?
    A large percentage of the time if you ask this question the person that gives you the answer has Googled
    the exact question you asked to get an answer for you.
    Yes sometimes the answer comes from experience, but it never hurts to take a little time to search for yourself.



    - My truck stopped moving what's wrong with it?
    This is a great example of the need for instant results.
    RC's in any form will require a lot of maintenance to keep them running.
    (Yes some just seem to run forever, but I'm not talking about those.)
    Before asking this question let's try a process of elimination.
    1.It stopped working..
    2.Did it stop dead or is it making strange noises with no moving?
    3.Are all of the batteries required to make the RC operate charged?
    4.Was there smoke or fire?
    5.Does it have the sound of gears stripping or grinding?
    Granted these are just examples, but if you will just sit down take a deep breath and think about what
    is happening you might just fix the problem on your own.
    Now sometimes a little expert help is needed so if you need to ask
    follow the advice in this link for the proper way to get that help-http://www.rcsparks.com/forum/rc-ch...tc/19505-how-fast-track-trouble-shooting.html




    Members on RcSparks love to help and usually have great answers to help with most problems,
    but a lot of questions have been answered several times before.


    These are a few common questions, and the answer most of the time ( Not all of the time) is easy to find if
    you just take the time to look a little.

    If you still don't see a question you have don't be afraid to ask.
     
    #1 Crankbait, Mar 10, 2013
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  2. prophet

    prophet Studio Forums Elite
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    Nice write up crankbait. A little common sense goes a long way i think.
     
  3. jaloos

    jaloos Mod, Staff Member and Ghetto Fabricator
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    This needs to be written into the guidelines.
     
  4. cbaker65

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    Yes,a great write up...An you couldnt have picked a better avitar!....2 THUMBS UP from me.

    An some times,its the littles things that get you!
     
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    Yeah, it was a good write up [MENTION=3154]Crankbait[/MENTION] and I do agree that a little commonsense does go a LONG way sometime with RCs. Your info is well worked and surely will help a lot of newcomers step onto the right path for the right troubleshooting.
     
  6. Jeaninesmith

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    How to ask a good question?

    Obviously, this thread is useful.
    We also should know"How to ask a good question?" Try your best to focus and target your question, then others can answered target. For example:"I want to get a RC helicopter around $300?" "I want to get a 4 CH RC helicopter around $300?" "I want to get a 3 axis 4 CH RC helicopter around $300?" etc..
    the more you can focus on, the more target of the answer you can get from here.
    Hope it can help you.
     
  7. nitroman

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    Also to add to "My rc car isn't moving, what is wrong with it?," pictures and videos can go a long way with solving the problem. Take multiple pictures from different angles too. Also zoom in on what you think is to be the problem.
     
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    rather surprisingly not mentioned, most of the questions newer ADDiCTs may have, just might be in the RCSparks Database, do a forum search about your question, you may find an old thread that should be brought back to life.
     
  9. MTAXIAL14

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    Hey guys What are some cheap upgrades see you found for axial scx10 That are good I own a axial scx10 g6 challenge falken jeep

    Sent from my LG-L38C using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Check out this thread and you will find almost everything you need to know about SCX10s and things to upgrade on them.

    http://www.rcsparks.com/forum/newbe-help/13257-axial-scx10-guide.html

    If you are still wondering, do some checking around the forums at other people's builds and see what suits you. There are a million upgrades and it all depends on what you want to do, what you are looking for, and what your definition of cheap is but that thread is a great place to start! Good luck man!
     
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    I did a school report on THE SAME THING YOU SAID CRANKBAIT!!! :):):):):):)
     
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    0_o I have no rc car yet... soo sad!!!
     
  13. quentincooley

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    What would be a good rc vehicle to haul around my 1/10 scale 2wd slash? And where can I get a trailer?
     
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    But a cool name
     
  15. HCRCA

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    as for an rc to haul a loaded trailer, well i would say a Trailfinder2 with its two stage transmission and all... and as for a trailer itself... best to build one yourself or get someone to custom build it for you (which may be more expencive depending on charge rates and shipping)
     
  16. quentincooley

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    Ok ththanks so much
     
  17. HCRCA

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    not a problem, you could also look into an SCX10, they do pretty good hauling too... really it depends on your motor/battery setup... its all in the addicts preference really.
     
  18. quentincooley

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    Do you have an rc car?
     
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    No offense guys but your muddying the point of this thread.
     

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