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    My First Slash/RC Build

    Ive had an itch for a new hobby and always thought why not get an RC car...
    so i went to my local hobby shop and picked up a slash and a few goodies.

    i got a set of proline thrashers and new wheels. which ill take a picture of on the car later.

    a ford raptor body with some paint. (candy apple green, and gun metal.)

    a new 5000 nimh batt from onyx, which im getting 35 minutes of bashing out of easily.
    with a new batt i got a radiant ascend charger.

    -whats next
    1. front set off wheels and tires.
    2. big bore shocks even though tweaking the stock shocks with a combo of toe and camber made it stick to the ground like glue.
    3. vxl brushless and lipo.
    4. new body with a set of paddles so i can take to glamis and pismo when i go riding.













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    Nice body

    I suggest buying a 2.4ghz remote and reciever too
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Nice body

    I suggest buying a 2.4ghz remote and reciever too
    didnt put much thought into that. is it worth it?

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    When at a track or with other people running there rc cars.
    I suggest the TQi or better radio
    Try futoba
    It also increases your radio frequency
    Quite expensive upgrade so don't worry about it until your have problems
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    When at a track or with other people running there rc cars.
    I suggest the TQi or better radio
    Try futoba
    It also increases your radio frequency
    Quite expensive upgrade so don't worry about it until your have problems
    you werent kidding when you said it was expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDonJuan View Post
    you werent kidding when you said it was expensive.
    my son runs the Spektrum DX3S in his and runs all his other cars on the same radio he just added the receivers
    Anza Slash & a pile of Parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    my son runs the Spektrum DX3S in his and runs all his other cars on the same radio he just added the receivers
    wow i like them a lot. i have one question before i order them though if you could answer it.

    i see a lot of rc's with a mini antenna, and id like to do the same. how can i achieve this? will i be able
    to do so with a 2.4 radio?

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    Yep no more poking holes in your body
    But spectrum isn't as good as futoba that's my preference..
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Yep no more poking holes in your body
    But spectrum isn't as good as futoba that's my preference..
    I don't need to break the bank. Just a decent radio.

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    I have two Spektrum Radios and I love them. The DX3S is pretty nice for the price. I also have a DX3E for my wife or friends to use. 2.4ghz is the way to go for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXXMASHER View Post
    I have two Spektrum Radios and I love them. The DX3S is pretty nice for the price. I also have a DX3E for my wife or friends to use. 2.4ghz is the way to go for sure.
    looks like i have a gift in mind to ask the ol lady to get me. lol

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    Check out the Fly Sky FS-GT3B if you want 2.4 ghz on a budget.

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    I run a fly sky,a spectrum,and a traxxas 2.4.On a short coarse there all fine.
    If you want to fly?Now you want to spend some cash on a good system..
    Any of the first three are good for cars and trucks,in fact my fly sky,imo at $40 bucks,is probably my favored unit.
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    Really though the tqi is my favourite when paired with the tqi docking base.
    It's so easy to adjust!
    The reason I don't like spectrum is because they don't have the best range...
    And for there price they better be.
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Really though the tqi is my favourite when paired with the tqi docking base.
    It's so easy to adjust!
    The reason I don't like spectrum is because they don't have the best range...
    And for there price they better be.
    ive heard a lot of good things about the tqi, my lhs has them on sale atm.

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    Well what are you waiting for!!
    You can buy the docking base down the road.
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Well what are you waiting for!!
    You can buy the docking base down the road.
    well i got it..i actually got it from ebay, it was a 2 channel and the transmitter for 40 bucks. ya i know a 2 channel...but its all i really need.

    i also purchased a RPM lightbar and leds. i want to sync it to my radio. how can i do so?

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    just curious but my spectrum was $49 from my lhs,now I must admit i have never tried to find the range on it.But on every indoor,and out door track,I have ever run on,range has never been an issue with it[IMG][/IMG]This was the only mod i made ,due to the short receiver antenna.
    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Really though the tqi is my favourite when paired with the tqi docking base.
    It's so easy to adjust!
    The reason I don't like spectrum is because they don't have the best range...
    And for there price they better be.
    Built Ford Tuff With Chevy Stuff.

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    cc 3800kv with sv2 esc.



    big bores. one of the best upgrades yet.



    and a complete set of thrashers and gold bar codes.

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