So finally my package arrived from hobbyking.com. A reminder that I did order this on the 18 March. So 3.5 weeks later the parts have arrived.
Now what I’ve realised is that I’m missing some connectors for the ESC to connect to the battery and a battery charger. So the assembly is going to have to wait until this weekend to make it to the hobby store.
Also I’m still awaiting the delivery of the cog that connects to the motor (which I order 2 April). I’m hoping that arrives in the next few days.
PS. The controller takes a ridiculous 8 AA batteries. I’ll have to see what I can do about that when I pull the controller apart. The helpfully provide an exploded diagram in the manual and basically the controller is one very small chip with a lot of plastic.