It may seem at first that this post should be in the FE forum but after I thought about it, I realized that it really belongs here in the O/B forum. Tunnel guys thinking about trying FE will find this info here easier than looking through the general FE forum threads. Choosing motors and esc is not as easy as it would appear. There are volt/amperage considerations that must be thought out. Esc's have multiple parameters that can effect performance, etc. My recommendation to any tunnel guy thinking about giving FE a try is to build a spec boat first. I'll say it again, just so those who tend to breeze through a topic can see it. Build a P-Spec boat first. This does two things; 1, Gives you the familiarity you need to put together a combination that works and is almost bulletproof because the parts have been matched by those who are already in the know. 2, Keeps you from going straight to the 'hot' setups that will almost certainly 'smoke' if you try to build one on your first attempt. You can blow a lot of money very quickly by jumping right into the bigger FE classes by not knowing what you are doing. Call it discipline or whatever. The spec setup will ensure that you end up with a boat that will be competitive right out of the box with little risk that you will ruin parts and call it a wasted venture. It also exposes you to the elements that need to be considered when building an FE boat, basically matching the right motor/esc/batteries together. After my first P-Spec build, I realized that the was no mystery to FE, and that It really is an easy build. Although I do have a lot of nitro stuff in my inventory, I do not see myself running nitro for a long time, if ever at all. FE is that much easier to put together, will never blow a plug or throw a rod. Power is equal or greater than nitro. The cleanup afterwards is easy and requires nothing more than a few shots of WD-40 or Corrosion X in the motor. I am far from an expert in this field and will open the thread to those who know much more than I. But I can almost guarantee that they will agree with the concept of starting with spec. In the end it will save you tons of grief by knowing what motor ratings can go with what esc's, etc. Maybe Mic will chime in here and give his opinion of starting out with spec and the result of his first FE boat. With that, lets hear from other tunnel guys who have FE knowledge to share.