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Official E-FIRESTORM thread

Old 03-01-2011, 08:40 PM
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Hello everybody

  very new to Rc trucks or rc anything for that matter.  just starting out and have a $250 budget from the wife.  RTR E-FIRESTORM 10 HT RTR, 1:10 SCALE, ELECTRIC, 2WD TRUCK was the truck that caught my eye.  good beginner truck for a 38 year old guy that is just starting?  what is the difference in the 2 trucks?  the HT and just the T??  sorry such a newbie at the whole Rc world but would love some help with even the most basic stuff.  if i do buy the FS HT are there things i should buy right off the rip as I'm buying the truck??  tools? parts that break easy with a newbie driving?   well i hope i hear from u guys and i would have 2 say i really need some experienced help thanks and hope to hear from u soon.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:44 PM
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They stopped making the T and now only make the HT, Basically the same just different body shell and tires.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:47 AM
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Hello everybody

very new to Rc trucks or rc anything for that matter. just starting out and have a $250 budget from the wife. RTR E-FIRESTORM 10 HT RTR, 1:10 SCALE, ELECTRIC, 2WD TRUCK was the truck that caught my eye. good beginner truck for a 38 year old guy that is just starting? what is the difference in the 2 trucks? the HT and just the T?? sorry such a newbie at the whole Rc world but would love some help with even the most basic stuff. if i do buy the FS HT are there things i should buy right off the rip as I'm buying the truck?? tools? parts that break easy with a newbie driving? well i hope i hear from u guys and i would have 2 say i really need some experienced help thanks and hope to hear from u soon.
I have this truck and I love it.
i use Firestorm for half year. Firestorm very durable (i haven't broke anything)
difference between T and HT only in painting.
i buy brush version and it run out of the box (with 6 cell nimh) nearly 30 km/h
now i use brusless combo and it run 67km/h (with 6 cell nimh).
I recommended to buy this truck.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:53 AM
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technically the HT has a full set of dirtbones all around whereas the stock storm has ribs and ground assaults out back....

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:04 AM
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Don't forget the cool HobbyTown stickers[&:]
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:28 AM
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I was wondering if anyone has run proline gladiators on the firestorm as I was thinking of getting a set.  Would you get them for the frnt wheels as well as I'm currently using the ribbed again.  The track I tend to drive on is generally hard packed with some loose sections.  I've tried holeshots (no good for me) and calibres seem ok but I wanted something with a bit more bite.  Also are most guys running stock gear pinion setups.
The reason I want new tyres is I tend to lose the front end into corners regardless of which soft/hard springs use.  Wondering if I need some extra weight at the front?
Anyway, thanks guys as any advice will be helpful.. 
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:05 AM
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thank u guys very much i appreciate the time and effort!!!!!  now is this hpi water proof??  i mean are the electronics water proof like the traxxas cars????  thanks again and if u can help i would appreciate it!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:42 AM
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no they are not water proof, But if you check youtube you can find videos on how to water proof it yourself.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:53 PM
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I used gladiators and loved them on all surfaces. They wear very quickly on asphalt. I think they were a little heavier, though, than most tires.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:28 AM
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Hey guys,
Mounted my new RPM front and rear A-Arms: what a difference it makes.
The front stock were really poor in quality. The back seemed ok but changed the whole setup.
No more issue with ESC though. Again, I am VERY happy with my LRP 4600 mAh / 8.4V: wheelies on demand.
My LHS also replaced one of the leaking shock in 2 days!
Have painted a new body shell white. Pics soon...
Now awaiting for:
<meta charset="utf-8">RPM Rear Bearing Carriers
RPM In-Line Steering Blocks
<meta charset="utf-8">ProTek 5x11x4mm rubber sealed bearings
Once this is done, will probably change the servo saver for the INTEGY alloy sttering bell crank one.
Then that will be me done.
I like the truck; 2WD you get a real sense of driving. Having more fun than with with my brushless 4WD buggy.
Have a good WE,
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:55 PM
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Hey i was just taking  the servo out of my e-fire but once i took the brace of i tried to remove it but there is a arm thing holding it in and i could not find out how to get it off []. and on that note i was wondering if this servo would work good in the car ?
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:33 AM
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Hey i was just taking the servo out of my e-fire but once i took the brace of i tried to remove it but there is a arm thing holding it in and i could not find out how to get it off []. and on that note i was wondering if this servo would work good in the car ?
Take a look on the dimensions....You'll understand if you compare it to any car servo..

I use this on a 4wd truggy.It's very good.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9618
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:01 PM
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New stickers on the battery strap. Very important update. haha oh and a pic..
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:54 PM
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Here is a pic I like
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:16 PM
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Darkside what is the thing you have to left of your reciever? It's wired to the reciever...is it a fail safe?

Are you enjoying the new radio? I'm still thinking about getting one.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:48 PM
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Darkside what is the thing you have to left of your reciever? It's wired to the reciever...is it a fail safe?

Are you enjoying the new radio? I'm still thinking about getting one.
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Novak Glitch buster, basically a capacitor for the receiver. I have still not been able to play outside
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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I am on a roll, pic with labels? here we go...haha here is my truck the way it sits today.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:51 PM
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Hey. No driving here but I've been playing with paint.


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Old 03-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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Nice job!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:07 PM
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Looks good Rob.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:13 PM
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wow the thread almost died [X(]
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:36 AM
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some videos of my E Firestorm in snow.



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuSyscgC3nQ[/youtube] without editing



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykueOjvLPLQ[/youtube] edited with Sony Vegas 8.0 (I still have not learned how to make a good video to Sony)



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1uNdOTcgxo[/youtube] edited with Movie maker

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:02 AM
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Finally some nice weather has come my way My lipos are all in storage mode. What is the best way to bring them out of storage mode? Discharge and then re-charge or just top em off and go? What do the experts here think?

Liking the vids
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:12 AM
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just top them up and go...
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:21 AM
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sweet. Thanks Red
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