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    Old School Tornado Xp Parts

    Hey guys, long time no post.

    Well about 2 or 3 years ago I put my Tornado away due to other obligations. This weekend I decided to take it out of hibernation and see if the old thing still ran. I ran over to the hobby shop got some nitro fuel, a glow plug, and some fresh batteries for the radio. After oiling the motor a bit and making sure things were spinning smoothly it fired right back up! I was honestly pretty surprised. Just goes to show you how important throwing some after run oil in the motor is.

    Now my only problem is that the on/off switch on my battery box seems to be corroded and cuts in and out meaning I lose my radio. Needless to say I didn't really get a chance to drive it at all. I was thinking about just bypassing the switch but I wanted to see if there was any other way to get a new one before splicing the wires.
    I can't seem to find the switch itself on the redcat racing site and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.

    Anyways, I'm looking forward to getting my buggy up and running at full speed again. It's been a long time since I've gotten a good whiff of used nitro fuel. Feels good man.

    Also I haven't had a good look at Redcats lineup since I stopped driving my buggy back in 2007. I'm really impressed and happy to see that the company is still going strong. Way to go guys.
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    RE: Old School Tornado Xp Parts

    glad to hear the old tonado still runs good!

    if it were me, i would just grab a on/off switch from radioshack. im sure they will have one fairly close to the stock one.
    i did a quick search on redcats's site, but it seems they are currently out of stock on that parts.

    even the automotive section at walmart will have some on/off switches that will do the job.
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    RE: Old School Tornado Xp Parts

    Oldie But a Goodie

    Here is the on off switch

    http://urchobby.com/proddetail.php?prod=On%2FOffSwitch
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    RE: Old School Tornado Xp Parts

    Hey thanks for the help guys! I got crafty tonight after work and switched the connectors and plugged the batteries directly into the receiver.

    I'll check out the shack tomorrow and if there's nothing there I'll just go ahead and order that part.

    Man I forgot how much fun/pain in the ass these things are to tune! Right now it just wants to take off on me when I start it. I tried adjusting the idler screw but anything that even resembles a regular idle just cuts it off. I have an updraded Futaba radio that has some trim controls that allow me to fine tune the throttle. Ended up having to use that to get things manageable. Still not able to idle very well but that's ok. And yeah I checked my clutch spring and it is fine. I remember that was one of the first things I switched out when I got this thing. Although you think that over time the spring itself might have weakened? Maybe I need a stronger one to keep the two clutch plates together? Hmm...
    Anyway, It was getting late and I'm sure the neighbors were tired of hearing my buggy revving around at full bore [8D]

    Tomorrows another day!
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    RE: Old School Tornado Xp Parts

    Looking at the clutches... I see they have a plastic one now?

    What are the benefits/drawbacks of a plastic clutch over the aluminum one?

    Less wear on the clutch bell or something? Any difference in performance?
    Tornado Xp


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