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Old 05-18-2004, 07:20 PM
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Hi,

I just got my mf delivered today from rcmart.com in hong kong!!!!!!!
I have only had time to run one tank of fuel and am wondering if any owners of the truck have any words of wisdom for me before i start to put it throught it's paces? i bought the RTR version and it is awsome!
Looks great and sounds fantastic.

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Old 05-18-2004, 08:28 PM
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Check the screws after a few min. of running, and locktite the critical ones. Also keep an eye on the front plastic steering pieces, they're the weak link. Tower has aluminum replacements fairly cheap. Get a failsafe for the Rx, these things are fast when that tranny kicks in.
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:48 PM
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Well a gallon of fuel later and here i am to report back!

This truck is awsome! i have had a few hick ups though grrrrrrrr!
second day and my fail safe was not set right, the power on my hand set turned off and too my horror the truck went full pelt straight into a wall left wheel first!!!!!!!!
i broke the front hub carrier and thats it!!!!!! $10 for 2!
2 days later i flew of a ramp 8 foot into the air at full pelt and hit a metal post mid flight DOH. my heart jumped out my mouth.

the shock cap broke, the muffler bar bent and air filter flew off. total cost $6 for a shock cap and i bent the bar back! many rolls and flips later there is some scratches on the heat sink and the body needs a respray and thats it!

This truck is as durable as can be and is no slouch, wheelies, jumps, rolls and it is easy to drive on 2 wheels (not the rear ones! it goes on it's side wheels).

the engine was super easy to tune, it hates cold starts but once started it never stalls.
you can crawl, blast or jump tank after tank without even stopping the engine.

Just my experiance so far.

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Old 05-24-2004, 03:54 PM
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Mine is at home waiting to be put together but im at uni so i have to wait!

Glad you are finding it durable and fun! Its the reason i bought one!

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Old 05-25-2004, 12:17 AM
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Everytime someone buys a mad focre they are happy with it so was i, its a great truck and durable the kit is even more durable than the RTR its a great truck you guys did great choises.
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:05 PM
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i heard the rtr was more durable than the kit anyways i ordered the mf 2 days ago from towers caint wait
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:29 PM
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The kit should be more durable....for a start it has inferno ali shocks instead of crappy plastic ones. But I would say there is nothing in it really, as they are both the same truck! I only bought the kit cos i like to build my own RC's (oh and i didnt need the radio gear that comes with the RTR)

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Old 05-27-2004, 04:24 PM
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i see but i heard the drive shaft was crap
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Old 05-27-2004, 05:52 PM
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Depends what you mean.... they had popping issues on the kit mad force. They were solved on the Mad armour (which is what i have). And therefore probably solved on the RTR too. This doesnt make the kit mad force crap though...
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:42 PM
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ic i was just wonderin cause i ordered the mad force rtr,
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Man i just drove my mad focre with my new engine and.......what a truck damn i did whelies whenever i touched the throttle
I just wish it was a bit better for racing but its a great basher far better than the savage in my opinion (damn im going to pay for what i said)

Hey flak monkey wich steering servo do you use??
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Old 05-28-2004, 04:29 AM
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As i said ^^^^^ i haven't put it together yet... But i have bought a Hitec HS645MG servo for the steering, people seem to have good things to say about that servo....its about £35 here in the UK. 9.6kg @6v. So it should be ok!

What servo are you using?
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:10 AM
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Hi larrylobb and congratulations for being part of the MadForce family!!!!
Now i'm doing some mods to my little baby,the new engine arrived 2 days ago and i think my MF is gonna be faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssst!!![>:]
An advice,buy the MA050(elicoidal diff gears kit) for the front and the rear,u will notice a lot of difference in the tranny,it will became a lot smoother!!!!
U will see very soon photos and vids of my baby with a new big block!!!!

See ya!(and go fast!!!!)[>:]

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Old 05-28-2004, 08:53 AM
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Flak monkey im using an hitec HS-5945-MG for the steering it pulls 14 KG but its a bit expensive.
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:24 AM
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Yeah that servo here is about £80 irrc. Was well out of my price league, so i went for the 645...
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