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Old 06-16-2003, 12:59 PM
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I have a t-maxx 2.5, just bought it a couple of weeks ago. I have run 2 gallons thru the truck so far. I am not new to RC Cars (used to race about 10-15 years ago, original kyosho ultima), but I am new to nitro. I've gotta say, the 2.5 is a great running motor. Once you figure out how to tune it, it is AWESOME. I struggled at first learning the proper tuning techniques. (HSN first, temp gun, then LSN, then idle). It has been solid.
Anyway, here are my questions:

1) I would like to replace traxxas radio & receiver & servos with a futaba, airtronics, JR, or something else? I need a radio that will control multiple models (I am going to buy more nitro cars), and would like an LCD screen. Also, want to keep cost around $200 or so. What should I buy & why?

2) I don't have a fuel filter on my line from tank to engine. Should I get one, will it restrict flow? And What brand does everyone recommend?
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Old 06-16-2003, 07:15 PM
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about the radio, I dont own one, but a jr xs3 sounds like a great one. Its about 230, is synthesized ( no more crystals, ever) And it has a 6 model memory, and a lap counter! thats sounds awesome to me!
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Definately the JR XS3...no more waiting for a channel (if you race).

http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/articles/1210.asp
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Default Which radio? Which Fuel Filter? Help Please

a fuel filter is like $5 ...you need one. all seem to be the same to me...bigger ones hold some extra fuel and prevent a stall when a roll over occurs.

i have the xs3, and think its cool. the servos it comes with are prolly better than your stock tmaxx servos too, so if you blow out one of them you can replace them with the JR.
the xs3 hold 6 models i think.

i havent even bega nto tap into the functions of this thing.
extra receivers are like $75
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Get yerself a Dynamite of Dubro fuel filter. Also get one with a removable screen, that way you can clean it a lot easier.

As for a high end radio. I would say a MX-3 not synthesized, but lcd display 5-6 model memory and a decent price of $100 or so. Or you could go the M8 route, everything the MX-3 has and a whole lot more, $200 or there abouts. Plus you can make it into a synthesized radio at a later date. Or if you want it all just get a JR XS3, synthesized, all the bells and whistles, $209 is the cheapest I have seen it.....
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I will pick up a fuel filter from my LHS as soon as possible.

As far as a radio goes, I was thinking of either the Airtronics MX-3 or the Futaba 3PDF. These are about the same price range. Anyone have any thoughts? What should I get?
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