Here are my suggestions.
> This is what I'm looking at:
> Trinity Midnight -- good stock motor?
Yes, Very I have 2 and they are very Quick, probably the fastest stock
> good AM 2ch radio -- do I want to go with the Airtronics XL2P or something
> else...I'm leaning toward Airtronics from what I have
> heard. What others radios are in this class?
I have an XL2P that is 8 years old with no problems, It is probably the
best choice for the money.
> Novak DUSTER or
> RACER ESC -- I want one that I won't have to upgrade soon. Is the
> current limiter worth the extra $20. What kind of a
> modified motor will this handle? Do I want Novak or
The Racer is actually a better speed control all around 50 amps better
forward current and 70 better braking, This would allow you to run a
hotter modified motor, It is the same as the Hammer Pro without the
HyperFets. As for the Tekin, Novack thing all I can say Is I have had no
problems with my Novaks.
> good Peak charger -- I've really got no idea on this one. What good is an
> AC/DC charger vs. an AC only?
You probably won't find an AC only, But DC's run off of a 12 volt DC power
supply only (whether it's a car battery or a separate regulator), AC/DC
will run of of house current as well, I suggest an AC/DC, you can get a
good Peak Charger AC/DC for around $60.00
> 3 sets of Sanyo
> 1700 SCRC -- there are too many different packagers of batteries out
> there to tell what the hell is going on. I don't think
> that I will be needing matched cells yet and I want to
> get my packs for about $20 a piece. Where's a good
> place to get them?
You Probbably won't be able to find 1700SCRC for $20.00 ea, more like
$30.00 - $35.00, All of the cells companies recieve are basically the same
and if you are just looking for packs unmatched just look for the cheapest
price, The Black Label Sanyos are the 1700, If you get Red they are 1400.