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Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« on: December 10, 2011, 14:09:26 »
forever ago i bought one of these ferraris to try to get me into understanding hobby grade cars and electronics( i want to be able to mod tyco's). i haven't touched it since i got it, its already mostly built i think all it needs is a speed control and radio and reciever. it came with two 1800 7.4v lipo batteries. i don't know anything about lipo's and charging or speed controls and radios and recievers.  i will have pictures soon so you can help me out better. but all input is welcome!

it doesn't have the original motor in it although i do have it.
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 14:37:07 »







here is a little a tech biggie, don't know if i could use these components.


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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 20:11:06 »
ive been building hobby grade cars for about 18 years and race rc every friday night so i think i can help you out. first off the lipo batteries are great but require a lipo charger, a good lipo charger can be had for aroud 40 bucks. if you run lipos you will need to have a speed control with a lipo cut off, if you dont have a lipo cut off it very easy to ruin your lipo packs. once you drain a 7.4v lipo past 6.6v its junk and is totally unsafe to charge.

the green motor you have is a brushless motor and requires a brushless speed control. the other electronics you showed a brushed and would work just fine, keep in mind that brushed esc doesnt have a lipo cut off. if you go to hobbyking or hobbypartz you can find a cheap esc that will run that brushless motor and have a lipo cut off in it.

i did a hooby grade conversion on my eliminator and used an axial ae1 speed control in it. it was the only esc i could find that would allow me to run the stock tyco battery packs. i used the axial esc with the stock tyco motor and it was a huge difference, the truck will wheel stand in high gear from a dead stop. if you need more info just ask.

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 21:45:32 »
hmm, could you point me to links of a lipo charger, and a lipo speed control
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 22:26:25 »
heres a link to the charger i have and its awesome. it will charge lipos and it will charge tyco packs
http://www.hobbypartz.com/skychb6chdup.html

heres a like to an esc that ive heard some good thing about
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ezrun-18a-v2-esc-for-rc-car.html

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 22:48:36 »
what about a reciever and remote? i thought maybe this????...

http://www.hobbypartz.com/fs-g2-24ghz-radio.html
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 22:52:13 »
the fly sky is supposed to be good but ive never used it myself, but for the price you cant beat it.

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 23:08:53 »
i like that charger wish it wasn't out of stock.

speed control seems like a good price.

fly sky has good reviews wish it was in stock.

so with all these is should complete my car???
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 23:16:48 »
you will need a servo for the steering but other than that you should be good to go.

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 23:21:56 »
isn't this cord hanging out from the servo?
when i turn the front wheels it makes that noise and stay locked which ever direction i push them


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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 23:25:14 »
ok yea thats the servo, didnt notice the wire. you should be good to go.

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 23:27:47 »
now if only everything was in stock!!  oldss you are my new best friend  ;D i think i'll buy you harley truck! haha you got me in a great mood
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 23:30:12 »
how many 49mhz eliminators you have?

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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 23:40:15 »
one. i had two parts ones, i made an eliminator traxx out of one.
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Re: Help me with a tamtech Ferrari
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 17:40:37 »
how do i know what speed control to use, i see on hobbyking.com they are split into categories of <20 amp, 20-39 amp, and so on.

what tells me which to use?
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