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Is this setup OK?
#1
Hi all!  ^^
I am new to RC drift and RC in general and I've ordered Sakura D4 RWD as my first chassis.
Now I need electronics.. Somewhere in ~100-130€. The point is to keep it as cheap as possible, but not totally crappy. Bang for the buck, to be short...

That's how I see it:
  • Motor ~ 30€
Turnigy TrackStar 10.5T Sensored Brushless Motor 3730KV
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html
  • ESC ~25€
TrackStar Sportsman 60A
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/trackstar-sp...r-esc.html
  • Servo ~5€ lol or ~13€
Dirt cheap servo... It just should work?..
Turnigy DRFT-303 1/10th D-Spec Steering Servo 4.5kg / 0.10sec / 39g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigytm-dr...c-39g.html
OR
TrackStar TS-411MG Digital 1/10 Scale Short Course Steering Servo 25T 11.1kg / 0.09sec / 57g
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/trackstar-ts...c-57g.html
  • Transmitter+Receiver ~20€
I guess it'll do the job
HobbyKing HK-GT2B 3CH 2.4GHz Transmitter and Receiver
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingr-t...?wrh_pdp=3
  • Battery ~15€
ZIPPY 4000mAh 2S1P 25C Lipo 
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-4000ma...house.html
  • Charger ~15€
IMAX B6 DC Charger 5A 50W (Copy Lol )
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/imax-b6-dc-c...-copy.html

TOTAL: 110/125€



How is it? Maybe sth can be even more cheaper and still +/- good? Or should I replace sth with better equivalent? =S
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#2
I won't skimp on 2 things. From the start get a good and midrange radio and transmitter.

Next is servo. I don't know how good the trackstar is in sensitivity. I find low ended servo have less increments in a turn. But it should work for drifting just not precise enough. faster the better. Manufacturers claims on speed sometimes a little off. My jx servo is rated 0.08s/60° and Sanwa is 0.09s/ 60°. However my Sanwa it still faster then the jx.

For ESC if you can find the it,Usually branded as tsky. Its 120a and it's a clone esc. This will run your about 16usd.You can use the hobbywing program card for this esc. The fan is crap you have to change the fan right after you get it.


The ESC that you have selected requires a fan . But you can get that later.








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#3
(08-10-2017, 09:11 PM)littlemonsta Wrote:  I won't skimp on 2 things. From the start get a good and midrange radio and transmitter.

Next is servo. I don't know how good the trackstar is in sensitivity. I find low ended servo have less increments in a  turn.  But it should work for drifting just not precise enough. faster the better. Manufacturers claims on speed sometimes a little off. My jx servo is rated 0.08s/60° and Sanwa is 0.09s/ 60°. However my Sanwa it still faster then the jx.

For ESC if you can find the it,Usually branded as tsky. Its 120a and it's a clone esc. This will run your about 16usd.You can use the hobbywing program card for this esc. The fan is crap you have to change the fan right after you get it.


The ESC that you have selected requires a fan . But you can get that later.
Thanks for your reply.

Things have changed a "little" since then. yeah, "little"
I've already ordered 
Thigs I haven't ordered, but planning to get:
All from hobbyking
  • Motor
TrackStar 10.5T sensored brushless 3730KV
  • Transmitter+Receiver
Trackstar TS4G
  • Battery
Turingy nano-tech 5600mah 2S2P 50~100C

I guess this setup is much better now  =)
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#4
I see nothing wrong with the Trackstar stuff, their stuff can be great... but it can also be crap. From a racing perspective my buddy used their ESC's and BL motors in off road. One ESC didnt even work and one motor seemed to have burned out with the quickness. I don't want to make your decision harder because I know what its like to budget your build but you get what you pay for. Im not sayinradio g to go for the billion dollar Accuvance setup either tho. The Hobbyking reviews can be trustworthy so read them and see if there's a common complaint for that product.

As far as radio goes, don't be afraid to peep out a used one. You can get a pretty high end radio just because someone may be trying to get rid of it for the newer model. Something that a year ago cost $500 might suddenly be $100 with some use. It might even come with extra receivers.
Don't be a douche and help the next guy.

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(08-19-2017, 01:10 AM)Chiefy707 Wrote:  As far as radio goes, don't be afraid to peep out a used one.  You can get a pretty high end radio just because someone may be trying to get rid of it for the newer model.  Something that a year ago cost $500 might suddenly be $100 with some use.  It might even come with extra receivers.

I have a used Spektrum DX4S for sale PM me if interested
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#6
Instead of Trackstar TS4G I suggest Radiolink RC4GS. It's from original manufacture without custom firmware. Also it's faster than older version, TS4G is RC4G with Trackstar's firmware and RC4GS is the improved version.
However you will run the risk of not getting one that works. Well, at this price QC is not good. The shop had to send me twice to get one that work. If you can accept the risk it's good transmitter. Otherwise just go with the best you can afford either from Sanwa (Airtronics) or Futaba.
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