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New RC Toy

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by 04YodaTaco, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    04YodaTaco

    04YodaTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    New frame mod. 265/75/16 Duratracs.
    Actually it's used but new to me. Picked it up for $100. Has been sitting around. It seems to run good though. I "drove" it today before buying it and the thing rips. Seriously I think I had it doing 35-40mph up the road before i rolled it. Now I need a new engine/cylinder guard or whatever the hell that thing is that broke off :D All I know is that it is a Traxxas Revo. Anyone else out there know about these that could give me some tips?

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  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Bed Cap,K&N Air Filter,Chrome Pieces,Flowmaster Exhaust,Neon on inside, Heavy Duty Custom Floormats ( Tacoma ), Tint 20%, Blue license plate lights, Various decals, LED Projector Halos headlights, JVC head unit stereo
    Awesome car! i got one a few months ago for about $165, HPI Brama 10b, topped it out at about 16 mph ( hooked the gps up to it ) its AWD too lol, bad ass little thing. could be faster, but its fun to play around with.

    first day i got it, i snapped the tire off lol, so good advice DO NOT PLAY CHICKEN WITH YOUR CAR AND YOUR FRIENDS CAR! lol i had to wait 2 weeks for replacement parts from ebay to arrive.

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  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Oh.. and that is a custom paint job haha, it came white, painted it black and thru some HPI decals on.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    04YodaTaco

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    HaHa I'm pretty new to this RC thing. I'l probably break it a few times.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    engines can be tempermental and have to be constantly adjusted... get a temp guage, and a bunch of spare parts....fun as hell though.. regret getting rid of mine sometimes...
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Me too. no worries.. its half the fun of the hobbie, fixing it up. just make sure u find out the model name, and buy a owners manual online for it, and check ebay for the parts u need. trust me.. u need the book lol, all of them show u how to replace the parts.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    04YodaTaco

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    Yeah I bought this off one of my friends. He told me he burned up an engine a few months after he got it and it was replaced for free. I have a bucket of new spare parts that came with it mostly suspension stuff I think. It seemed like it ran perfect today. The temp guage sounds like a very good idea.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    I have the manual :)
     
  9. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    then ur in luck!
     
  10. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    RCBS Mr Thundermaker is about to start barking fire!

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    you will break it a bunch if you use it...it's the nature of the beast. i have a brand new Revo 3.3 sitting still in the box in my basement i bought over winter...not sure if i'm gonna keep it or not. i also bought a 1/16 Revo VXL that has been draining my wallet since i got it...fun...but breakage and upgrades starting to add up. the 1/16 will do just over 50mph on pavement, and is a blast.

    link to a good RC forum: http://forums.thetoyz.com/

    http://www.rctech.net/forum/
     
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