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jaffo24 08-18-2013 06:57 PM

pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Ok here it goes. Haven't raced off road since the late 90,s. My last buggy and stadium truck was the rc10 b3 and t3. Lol anyway im getting ready to purchase the new ft 10.2 sc and have some questions. I have it narrowed down to 2 esc motor combos. The tekin rs gen 2 10.5 and the lrp flow 10.5 combo. Which way would u go? As for steering servo what do u recommend? Im hearing great reviews on savox servo,s. I am torn between either a futaba radio or the spectrum radios. Which pinion gear range should I have in my tools? 17 thru 21? Any help would be greatly appreciated. JAFFO

Eric0424 08-18-2013 09:18 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
I highly recommend the Futaba for your radio and maybe even the servo. Spectum's have a hit or miss reputation, they're not all bad and I wouldn't call them junk, but I can't recommend something that's unreliable and/or loses contact between the transmitter and receiver.

Futaba has been 100% reliable for me since the mid 90's. I'm using the 3PL now, it's around $120, but has all the features anyone would need for 1/10 off road. Futaba does have a new telemetry system out now, the 4PLS is about $250, had it been out when I upgraded I probably would have bought one instead of the 3PL.

The Airtronics MT-4 is the same price as the 4PLS, but it includes the telemetry sensors.

One of these below is my next 2wd servo, their not cheap but it's Futaba and the numbers are more than enough for the 2wd truck. I have the Futaba S3305 servo in my SC10 RS now and it's working great and costs $30, I just want to give a Futaba brushless servo a try. I also want to try one of the Karbonite geared Hitec servos soon.

TowerHobbies.com | Futaba BLS252 Brushless Helicopter Servo

Your brushless systems, both Tekin and LRP make great products. The Tekin has a stronger BEC (6v/7.4v @ 5.5 amps), their 10.5 is rated at 4550kV and the ESC is rated for 3S. The only down side to the Tekin is the 8.5 motor limit and the 120amp continuous current output.

The LRP has a standard/typical BEC (6v @ 3amps), is only rated for 2S, their 10.5 is only 3400kV and it is $50 more than the Tekin. But it has a 3.5 turn motor limit and is rated at 400amps. A 3amp BEC is plenty for a 2wd truck if you keep your servo choice sensible and most people don't run 3S anyway.

I would more than likely buy the Tekin system due to the BEC and higher kV motor rating, but you won't be disappointed with either system. I own products from both of them and all have been great quality, dependable products. Some of the Tekin gear is nearly 20 years old, the 420G2 ESC and their 10 amp charger. (can't remember the charger model number)

Your pinion gear selection looks fine. I would probably drop down to 15 tooth, but the recommended gearing for the 10.5 is 17-pinion/84-spur. So you should be fine since that's usually a starting point.

jaffo24 08-19-2013 05:41 AM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Ok thanks for all that info. I was leaning towards the futaba radio just from what I have been reading. Ill look into the futaba servos as well. Tekin and lrp is what I always used back in the 90,s my self. Both where good. It looks like I will be going the tekin route. Just for the fact its a little less and I dont see my self going any lower then 10.5. Sounds good on the pinion choice. Appreciate the help Jaffo

jaffo24 08-20-2013 10:22 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Allright ordered my sc10.2 ft today cant wait to get back into racing offroad. Ordered a tekin gen 2 with the 10.5 motor. A futaba servo. And I settled on the spectrum 3c radio. Also I will be running venom 5000 mah lipos .cant wait for the ups guy to arrive

Eric0424 08-20-2013 11:43 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Yeah, everybody likes the UPS guy, he's like Santa Clause in a big brown slay. :-D

Your set-up looks good, if you have any trouble don't hesitate to ask.

jaffo24 08-21-2013 09:52 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Ok thank u. Hopefully the esc set up wont be to bad. Lol

Eric0424 08-22-2013 10:51 AM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Your system will be fine, should be fast enough. My RS runs great on the 3900kV Reedy 540-SL.

jaffo24 08-30-2013 05:33 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Coming together well chassis completed now time to build shocks

Shark413 08-31-2013 09:42 AM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Great choice the SC10.2 is a good truck. I am running my second one (had a SC10 a few years ago) and I also have a T4.

jaffo24 08-31-2013 12:50 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Just finished shocks and tekin wiring. Tekin really need to make the red and black wires longer. It was a tight fit after I cut them to make battery leads also. Well now we I get home I will set steering servo and adjust camber. Then all that will be left is to paint body

jaffo24 09-01-2013 07:58 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Felling good' just have to adjust slipper and all should be good can't wait to race it

PLATGOF 09-02-2013 05:16 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Time to go and get some laps down and see what she does. Those shocks should be great. Keep messing with the oil and placement to gel with your track.

jaffo24 09-10-2013 10:05 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
Well all I can say if the set up is fast got some great speed. Still got to get used to jumping it. It jumps nothing like my buggy and trucks I had. Lol im messing with different springs now. If all goes right,this sunday will be her first race session. I cant wait.

Eric0424 09-10-2013 10:36 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
The short course trucks do handle a little different than the stadium trucks I have, I think the heavy body mounted up high over the chassis is a contributing factor.

jaffo24 09-16-2013 10:27 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
First time on track went good,after some good advise. Was able to pick up 2 laps by the end of my day. Had a great time. Main problem I had was rear grip. She kept breaking loose. Got it better by the mains but still not where I wanted it. Going to order some +3 tires and see if that helps. Also going to lower my shock oil weight in rear shocks. Im torn between which tires I want to try. Right now im running pro line calibers front and back.

Eric0424 09-16-2013 11:13 PM

Re: pulling trigger on a ft sc10.2
What compound Calibers are you running?? The M2 didn't grip well on my 4x4, but the M3 on the rear of my T3 work better.

jaffo24 09-17-2013 10:08 PM

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I believe m3. Im not sure what tires im going to try. I used to love the holeshots on my t3 and b3 back in the day. Im torn though been looking at j concepts subcultures or the aka handlebars

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