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Old 27-03-2014
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To get started you will need the following:

Car – Of course
Set of tyres
Radio Gear – Decide stick or wheel
Receiver
Servo
ESC – Speedo
Motor
Lipo’s – 1 off to start
Lipo Charger
Lipo Bag – Don’t forget Health and Safety

2mm Hex driver
1.5mm Hex driver
Tool Box / Bag

Optional Stuff

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Personal Transponder
More Tool –various socket drivers, Camber Gauge, turnbuckle wrench, ride height gauge etc. (you can borrow tools if needed)
2nd set of Lipo’s
Hauler Bag – This is when you realise you have all the gear and no idea.

This all depend on how big your budget is…..

Start with your radio gear, find out which suits you best (stick or wheel); this is where I would focus your budget. If you buy decent stuff you won’t need to change it and you should progress quicker. E.g. you can have the best car in the world, but if the kit you use to control it is poor, the car will always be poor.

Then you can decide what car you should get, 2wd or 4wd?

At Mansfield there are more people running 2wd at the moment and I feel it’s a better place to start, but there has been a recent rise in the 4wd numbers. I would recommend getting a car that other members are using. This will help with set-up, spares and breakages that will more than likely happen.

Popular Cars used at Mansfield are (not in any order):

X-ray xb4 2wd
Schumacher KF
Team C TM2
Durango 210
Team Associated

All are great cars and there isn’t much between them, but you have to consider different thing before buying. Again, it’s all about your budget. Come down next week and we can talk you through it
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That is a great insight of what I can look forward to, I would not have considered the radio gear to have been of much importance and there's some things I will have to google. Now finally with my car back I will see you next Wednesday.
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Old 27-03-2014
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Muzzie,
That is the best advice i have seen for anyone to start out racing not just at mansfield but anywhere.
That shud be made into a sticky
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Excellent advice. Your radio gear is the single most important piece of equipment you will own. If you buy a crapper you will never be able to reach the next level, there are a load of drivers at Mansfield who have recently upgraded and their performance has increased massively. Plus a good one will last for years and its something you won't ever have to think about again.

Obviously if you're just starting out you don't want to be spending £450 on your radio but there are some good second hand sets out there if you know what to look for.
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Old 27-03-2014
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Great advice Muzzie, I have covered all the basics now at least

I bought a Sanwa Gemini X and savox servo and can feel the difference already compared to the cheaper ones to start. I tried a wheel but prefer the old fashioned sticks myself.

Its useful to get a car that others run, it helps with setting up and advice (and the occasional repair replacement part!)
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Hi Guys

Got the 4wd durango and may come and have a go this Sunday, what tyres do you run on the carpet ?, Do i need the carpet protectors thing on my shock towers ? If so can you buy them anywhere. I run outdoors mainly so a noob at this indoor stuff.

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Old 08-04-2014
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Hi Steve, The tyres we use are Schuey mini pins, but you can run what you like, as for shock tower protector we do run them but they aren't mandatory, hope this helps, Rich, team pink
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Excellent guide Muzzie, hope you don't mind but I've added your guide to the Wbmcc page too
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No worries, glad I could help
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Old 14-04-2014
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Hi guys,
I would like to bring my son over to take a look at your club but I was just wondering is it £5 admission for us both or is it only £5 if you are racing.

I think from reading this thread we need some advice before we waste any more money than we allready have.

I think we are going to need to spend some money on some decent radio gear and possibly servo's going by what people are saying in this thread.
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Hi,

Its only £5 if you're racing, come down for a chat and we can give you some advice.

Don't be afraid to ask anyone
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Old 16-04-2014
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Newbie looking to start just wondered what day and time you have to be there and a postcode if possible thanks 😃
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Old 16-04-2014
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Botany Avenue
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 5NF

Wenesday nights doors open around 5.30 ish pm.
Sunday afternoons doors open around 2pm ish.

Get there set track up then let the racing start lol
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Old 17-04-2014
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Okay cool cool what time does racing on wed/sunday start just cos coming from a hour away so would not want miss booking in is it open this this sunday😀
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Old 19-04-2014
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Wednesday night you can get in from around 5.45ish and sundays from around 1.30ish. Hope this helps fella
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Old 19-04-2014
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Hi theres 3 of us coming next wed but we wont be there till 6.45/7:00 can we pre book in we dont mind if we miss the first heat thankyou
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