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Posted by ChimaeraB | Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:03 AM | 2,468 Views
I'm not really sure who sees this but I plan on using this a record of what I've done or what I need to do so it may be sparsely worded or seem to be in code. This is mostly for my own records but if anyone has comments or suggestions, I'm all eyes.

It will probably be obvious as this continues but I know NOTHING about RC yet. I had a Fast Traxx as a kid and that has been the extent of my exposure to the hobby (it was awesome though). I've learned a lot in the short time I've been looking but there is still a lot to learn.

So far, I do not really have anything yet but a lot is on its way. Here's what I've purchased so far:

Turning 9x Transmitter
$64.75+$12.21(shipping)=$76.96
Seemed to be a great bang for the buck and something I could grow with. I do have this now but I haven't done anything with it yet. I'm thinking about putting a LiFe in it but it seems like it would be easier to just use Eneloops or some other LSD AAs. I'm also debating flashing it but I'm not really sure if I need to do that yet.

Hitec X1 Charger
$35
Seemed like a really good deal. I like that it is AC powered. I was planning on just hacking up an old AT power supply but this saved me the hassle of ghetto rigging something.

ZIPPY Compact 1800mAh 3S 25C
ZIPPY Compact 2700mAh 3S 25C
$11.28+$15.07+$4.34(Threadloc)+$6.16(Shpiping)=$36 .85
I spent a lot of time looking at batteries. It seemed like the Zippy Compacts had some of the best mAh/weight, especially for the price...Continue Reading