Hello everyone, new guy (Scott) here. I have been thinking about getting a Traxxas Slash for a while now...and when the Robby Gordon Edition Slash was announced I couldn't resist any longer. I had the truck out for the first time today...and I think I am going to be hooked.
I am going to work on building a small track in my backyard to practice for now, and my buddy who has some experience in RC is going to teach me a few things...but in the end I think this could turn into a new hobby (racing). I don't want to do anything too serious though, just for fun.
I have a few first questions;
1.) Can someone recommend a decent battery? I want to stick with NiMH for now. I would like to pick up 2-3 spare batteries so I can have a nice solid day at the track when I go. Should I just stick with the Traxxas batteries? or are there better alternatives for the money? Will other batteries (non-Traxxas) be easily compatible with the Slash?
2.) Can someone recommend a decent quick charger? 8 hours is FOREVER!!!
3.) I don't want to do any crazy modifications right now. I want to learn the truck. However, are there any MUST DO's out of the box? Any recommendations?
I have another quick question (I am sure there will be many more questions later) about the contents of my factory Slash box. I understood what most of everything was...but I can't figure out everything in these two bags. Any help?
Thanks to everyone for the help! If you have any other recommendations...let me know!