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Sep 06, 2010, 02:19 PM
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My first HobbyKing order...any must-haves I should get?


I've currently got a PZ ultra-micro P51, HZ UM Champ, Radian, 2 HZ SuperCubs (1 LP, 1 original), and a PZ T28. Being a re-entry into RC, I'm fairly limited on hardware / supplies. I'm getting ready to place my first order with HobbyKing, in order to build up a battery inventory, get a charger, etc.

Here's a list of what I'm ordering right now. I'm wondering if there are any additional "standard, must-have" items from HobbyKing that I should place on this list. Any recommendations?

1) Accucel 6 charger: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7028 - I plan on ordering a CellPro as well, but as I currently have only the chargers that came with the Radian / SuperCub, and I'm placing a HK order anyway, I'd throw this on there.

2) Turnigy 1800mah lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9274

3) Turnigy 2200mah lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=8932

4) Turnigy 1000mah lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9163

5) Flightmax 1300mah lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6308

6) Flightmax 2500mah TX lipo pack http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6955

7) Turnigy 138mah lipo (for UM P51 and Champ) http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=8864

8) prop balancer http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7702

9) XT60 connectors http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9572

10) Turnigy 30a brushed esc (used to get rid of the RTF electronics in the SuperCubs, and convert to "standard" Rx / servos / esc's) http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6468

11) HXT900 servos http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...?idProduct=662

12) Turnigy plush 30A ESC http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=2164

And a few bottles of CA.
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Sep 06, 2010, 02:31 PM
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If you are going to be using Turnigy Plush ESC's then I would recommend getting the programming card. Not a necessity, but nice to have.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=2169
Sep 06, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Do you have a 12 volt power supply for the charger? Or are you using a car battery.
Sep 06, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Do you have a 12 volt power supply for the charger? Or are you using a car battery.
Car battery for now, but I've got a dead PC which is going to donate it's power supply.
Sep 06, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Just makesure everything in your order is in stock.
Sep 06, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Just makesure everything in your order is in stock.
Much of it is not, however I'm not in a particular rush. Is there an issue waiting for the items that are on backorder?
Sep 06, 2010, 06:02 PM
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You don't want the 138mah battery for the Mustang. You want the Turnigy 160mah 30C.
Sep 06, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Much of it is not, however I'm not in a particular rush. Is there an issue waiting for the items that are on backorder?
Well one backordered item will stop your whole order and when multiple orders are out of stock then your going to watch your order for months as some go back in stock then others go out of stock before the whole order can go.

I reccomend ordering the in-stock items soon then just wait for the others.
Sep 06, 2010, 06:35 PM
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get a few of these, they save me sooo much time when trying to determine which lipo is dead and which one is charged (not to mention you can see if the cells are balanced). http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6589
Sep 06, 2010, 06:53 PM
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You don't want the 138mah battery for the Mustang. You want the Turnigy 160mah 30C.
Thanks for the heads up. I thought I'd looked through all the battery offerings, but I missed these. I sure wish they'd set up a parameter to let you search by cell size, C rating, mah, etc at once.
Sep 06, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Well one backordered item will stop your whole order and when multiple orders are out of stock then your going to watch your order for months as some go back in stock then others go out of stock before the whole order can go.

I reccomend ordering the in-stock items soon then just wait for the others.
I see. I hadn't considered that all items would need to be in stock at the same time. For some reason, I had it in my head that items would be added / flagged to your order as they came in stock, and when the last item came in stock, the order would ship.

Yeah, what you're describing sounds like a nightmare. Thanks for saving me from that headache!
Sep 06, 2010, 06:57 PM
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get a few of these, they save me sooo much time when trying to determine which lipo is dead and which one is charged (not to mention you can see if the cells are balanced). http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6589
Great idea! Thanks! Currently on backorder, though...
Sep 06, 2010, 07:00 PM
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I sure wish they'd set up a parameter to let you search by cell size, C rating, mah, etc at once.
There is one of those, it's just not available from the battery page.
It's on the "home" page about half way down in the far right margin.
Sep 06, 2010, 07:05 PM
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There is one of those, it's just not available from the battery page.
It's on the "home" page about half way down in the far right margin.
Outstanding! Thank you!
Sep 06, 2010, 07:07 PM
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I second the turnigy 160's. I use one of them for my Champ. Be advised they now offer two different types:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10980

and:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11893


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