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Old 01-09-2006, 04:19 PM
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I purchased an RC nitro car from www.trendtimes.com. The add states its a "Nitro RC Car 2 Speed Buggy 1/10 Scale" with SMT15CXO engine.

First, I'm trying to determine the manufacturer of this product . As best I can tell its from searching the WEB this is a "Smartech" product. I emailed trendtimes but so far they've been un-responsive. Can anyone verify this is a Smartech product?

Second, the car starts fine and engine revs up when throttle is pressed, however it just barely creeps along. It seems like something is slipping in the 2 speed transmission. When holding all four wheels stationary I can move the transmission gears in either direction with little effort. From looking at the manual, it seems there is a one-way bearing in there and I don't think is should move that easily in both directions. Comments?

If this is a Smartech product, where can I get parts?

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Old 01-09-2006, 07:18 PM
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is the engine broken in and tuned up? you can turn the gears both ways but one diection should move the whole buggy
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:28 PM
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Engine is fine.

I can turn the gears both ways and neither one moves the car. One direction seems to be a little tougher to turn but then gives and slips.

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u can get parts for your smartech at awhobby.com
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