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Hi all hope youíre well !

Iíve been away from the RC scene for about 4 1/2 years now , sold all my gear last summer as Iíve been focusing on drones and been busy with other things
Also having no dedicated area to work on RC stuff ( as my wife hates it !) itís been difficult to be involved

Iíll be making a workroom in my garage soon so Iíll have a place to tinker !

Anyway Iím considering getting back into it for the spring and was looking for recommendations for new gear

Iíll be racing 2wd 1/10th off road , on Astro , need stick Tx and I have a good budget , not saying money is no object but I can afford to buy decent stuff

So in summary
2wd kit
Stick transmitter
Speedo
Motor
Servo
Batteries
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Already have a charging set up as I kept that and my polybutler pit box
Hauler bag

Thanks in advance for your help

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I’ve recently done the same, packed in around 10 years ago and recently made a come back into 2wd off road. After looking into it and talking to several people I ended up buying a Kyosho RB6.6 (now I’ve upgraded to a 7) and kitted it out with all Orion gear. back in the day Orion were the electrics to have so figured they probably still are. Everything seems great, i don’t have any reliability issues (touch wood) and the help and support from the team guys is great!!

As for Transmitter, I bought a KO Esprit 4. Again touch wood no issues and they great as they used to!

Hope this helps a little!
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Thanks for the response , Iíll consider all options at this early stage , last Kyosho I owned was in 1985!
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Yokomo YZ2CAL2 best car out of the box, there is a new version out around March though so be worth waiting for...
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Thanks Rocker79 looked at the Yokomo looks a lovely kit , think a couple of guys at my local club run it too so I think Iíll pop down for a nosy
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Buggy.. that is personal choice. I love the PR type R. Fully loaded out the box. And in my area very very popular.

Electrics i think the maclan are superb.
If you use android phone then no need for program box or pc/laptop to flash them etc.

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Thanks tonydevon Iíll take a look , Iíve already been advised on the Maclan stuff and it looks amazing , not running Android Iím afraid but with a programme card I doubt Iíll have any issues
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Anyway Iím considering getting back into it for the spring and was looking for recommendations for new gear

Iíll be racing 2wd 1/10th off road , on Astro , need stick Tx and I have a good budget , not saying money is no object but I can afford to buy decent stuff.

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Will be good to see you back... although I've not raced in months!
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Will be good to see you back... although I've not raced in months!
Be good to see you too mate ! Kids for you mate ! ... take over your life ! 😂😂
Been considering the B6.1 any good ??
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Be good to see you too mate ! Kids for you mate ! ... take over your life ! 😂😂
Been considering the B6.1 any good ??
Are you thinking of all new kit or second hand gear?
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Are you thinking of all new kit or second hand gear?
All new stuff
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Be good to see you too mate ! Kids for you mate ! ... take over your life ! 😂😂
Been considering the B6.1 any good ??
I still run a B6, which is great. If I raced more often I'd definitely go for the B6.1.
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Go to your local club and see what is favourite there..always a good way to get advice and support..
Cars, probably, the most popular are Yokomo Yz2 and Associated B6.1 , they are popular E cause they are good, and spares are readily available.
Electrics are subjective....Reedy are excellent as are LRP.. , however, Orion, Maclan are also very popular..
Transmitters, as always, Futaba, KO Sanwa are all popular..
Good luck..and enjoy..
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Go to your local club and see what is favourite there..always a good way to get advice and support..
Cars, probably, the most popular are Yokomo Yz2 and Associated B6.1 , they are popular E cause they are good, and spares are readily available.
Electrics are subjective....Reedy are excellent as are LRP.. , however, Orion, Maclan are also very popular..
Transmitters, as always, Futaba, KO Sanwa are all popular..
Good luck..and enjoy..

Yes I’ll pop down for a look I think , cheers
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After much deliberation Iíve decided Iím going to get a B6.1 ! Has anyone got any ďmust haveĒ hop up suggestions that I should buy prior to building the kit ? And recommendations for diff / shock oils too please ? Iíll be running outdoors on Astro

I do like a bit of bling so Iíve been looking at JConcepts hop ups but not sure which are most important

Many thanks

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After much deliberation Iíve decided Iím going to get a B6.1 ! Has anyone got any ďmust haveĒ hop up suggestions that I should buy prior to building the kit ? And recommendations for diff / shock oils too please ? Iíll be running outdoors on Astro

I do like a bit of bling so Iíve been looking at JConcepts hop ups but not sure which are most important

Many thanks

G

After a break I came back and got the B6.1 great car extras I got were the alloy bellcranks and steering rack, the brass bulkhead, steel under servo weight. Start with kit set up for shocks and diff oil and see how the car goes.
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Just thought Iíd give a bit of an update!

Got the Associated B6.1 ordered , being delivered on Monday! Reedy RT1508 hi torque servo , avid triad slipper , few bits of bling coming too from DMS racing
Already got a Futaba T4grs radio
I will also be buying a Reedy 510R esc and Reedy Zapper shorty lipo
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few bits of bling coming too
Of course you do!
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As have already been said alloy bell cranks but i kept the plastic drag link, Alloy servo horn as that busted 1st meeting, steel servo and speedo weights. Very nice cars.
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As have already been said alloy bell cranks but i kept the plastic drag link, Alloy servo horn as that busted 1st meeting, steel servo and speedo weights. Very nice cars.
Cheers Matt , was wondering which weights were most useful, I always use alloy servo horns anyway , is the brass front bulkhead necessary too ?
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