ASK Cubby, Version- I Get The Letters, You Get Suspect Answers
“Suggestions for a Kit
How’s it hanging? I need some suggestions from a professional. Recently, I was able to scrounge up an extra 540-sized 4420kV motor/ESC combo and a receiver, so I figure I’ll find it a new home. Any suggestions on a nice kit for asphalt and off-road bashing?
Before you go on, I just wanted to let you know that I already have a Pro-MT, and a few 1/10 buggies.
Thanks in advance..
Cubby- Yo to the yo Stevie, thanks for the email. And ya know, your question just isn’t that easy. Most “bash” oriented vehicles come RTR with a pre-installed power system, so there just aren’t that many kits (or rollers) being put on the market now days.
However, and there is always a however, I do have an answer for ya. Actually more than one and they are genres that you didn’t list in your letter.
As you already know, I am a huge F1 fan. Most F1 cars came as kits, so take a pick from the numerous manufacturers that sell them. Your 540 system should work well in one of these, assuming your ESC isn’t too big for the tight confines of a pan style car. Anyways, in the end you’ll end up with one heck a scale looking pavement burner, although it will be next to worthless off-road.
Next up would be another genre, a scale/trail/crawling type truck. Hit up the RC4WD website and pick out something that might trip your trigger. Nearly all their trucks come as kits, thus requiring a power system such as the one that you have in hand. With a new trail rig you can start discovering the trails at your local parks, but it will not have much speed for any type of on-road bashing.
Finally… for a nice mix between on and off road, I would probably cut the check on a 2wd SCT kit. That would include trucks like the Associated RC10SC5M and the TLR 22SCT 2.0. Both are well suited to your power system and will handle great on road and off.
Have fun my friend and LMK what you end up cutting the check on.
“Sunshine rc led ground effects kit
I just have a quick question for you regarding the Sunshine rc led ground effects kit. I own a Team Associated Pro SC 4×4 and I want to put this kit on it. my only problem is it that it looks like the plug that you put into the receiver might be too small for the receiver in the pro SC 4×4. Do you think that I can now still run the light kit? Thanks for reading.
Cubby- Well hello there Devin, thanks for taking the time to shoot me an email.
Ya know, it has been a long time since we reviewed the Sunshine Systems rc light kit, but I still remember how cool it was. It came with a remote control and you could change colors via the remote, very trick.
What I don’t remember is the power connector. If my fading memory serves correct (about a 50/50 shot), the included connector is a 2 wire, not a 3, but still fits just fine into a receiver slot. No, it doesn’t take up the entire width of the slot, but then it doesn’t have to as it doesn’t include a signal wire. When installing the plug you’ll just have to make sure the black wire on the Sunshine system lines up with the negative post on the receiver and the red wire lines up with positive, then simply push it in. I remember the system being crazy fast/easy to install, so you should not have any issues unless they’ve changed connectors since our review.
Peace and love, peace and love…
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