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    "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    This Post is for anyone who owns a Himoto or Redcat Racing BUGGY (preferbly 1/10th scale). They are the same models just different names.

    The smartech cars have their own thread have proven to be a very cheap and good car. (servos are not good but no RTR is perfect)

    I know many people tell you to "get yourself a real hobby grade RC", but they don't understand that these cars make it easy to get into and not fear ripping these things apart and learning on them. I would not so quickly have torn into mine if I got a $500+ vehicle, and would not have driven it as hard (aka, had as much fun tearing the hell out of).

    So Please post your questions, experiences and suggestions/tweaks on this thread so that others can learn or make an educated decision on if this car is a possibility for them.

    For those reading this - if you see posts that say "had one - it broke and was a piece of..." just know you can go on any thread for any brand car and see people saying the same things - so take it all with a grain of salt.

    NOTE: THERE WAS ANOTHER THREAD THAT WAS STARTED ORIGINALLY FOR BUGGIES, AND GOT TAKEN OVER BY BAD REPORTS OF THE TRUCKS. THE TRUCKS SEEM TO NOT PREFORM WELL BUT THE BUGGIES SEEM TO BE HOLDING UP TO REVIEWS SO FAR.

    IF YOU WANT TO POST ABOUT THE TRUCKS PLEASE FOLLOW THIS THREAD. Trucks thread IF YOU SEE SOMEONE POST ABOUT THE TRUCK PLEASE POST THEM TO THE TRUCK THREAD. HOPEFULLY WE CAN SHARE SOME GOOD INFO.

    Keywords: Himoto, Redcat Racing, red cat, bazooka, team infinity, torpeda, syclone, tornado, hurricane, nitro buggy 1:10

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Hello, I am the owner of Redcat Racing. It is great to see some action on these forums regarding Redcat Racing. If you have any issues let me know at sales@redcatracing.com or you can review our FAQ here. www.redcatracing.com/faq.html

    We will review these boards and answer questions as best we can.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    how do you get the upgrade parts made out of aluminum that are shown on the redcat racing website


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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Currently aluminum parts are only available for our 1/8 scale buggies.

    We do expect to have aluminum parts available on the 1/10 cars within 90 days.

    The aluminum parts for the 1/8 cars are available at www.redcatracing.com simply click on one of the 1/8 cars and then click on the parts link.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    We are looking for writers of technical info sheets, beginner help for the Redcat Racing product line.

    As many of you have read in other posts, Redcat Racing is fairly new in the RC Nitro biz but have had great success with Redcat Motors which is a large ATV importer in the US with over 600 dealers nationwide and sales of over 50,000 ATV's in the last 2 years.

    I have always been an avid Nitro guy and began Redcat Racing about 6 months ago.

    If anyone is interested in creating these types of information sheets, please email sales@redcatracing.com with the subject line being: "Info Sheets"

    We would be willing to pay for the info sheets or swap for Redcat Racing product.

    So, if you have the ability to use a digital camera, technical and or basic writing skills, please shoot me an email if you are interested.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    wow seems to me that the admin should make a separate forum for these cars/trucks

    edit: oh crap, off topic!!!... yes Mr officer can i help you

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Redcat you got a PM and an E-mail about different things
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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Thanks bro,

    I updated my signature but got an error when trying to put up an avatar. Could be my connection while in China so will try when I get back on Friday.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    I am a newbee,

    Could someone clue me in on who/what is Himoto.... I found the below web site that sells himoto cars.... are these cars what you guys are talking about?

    ttp://exportpro.biz/product/car_truck/electric/car_e020/item_details.php

    How good are Himoto cars?

    Keith

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    I've broken 4 a-arms, a rear hub, and the rear diff on my tornado XP. I for one can't wait until aluminum a-arms hit the market. I've made one a-arm out of aluminum already.

    It's like every single time the car rolls over, an a-arm eats it.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Bump.

    I haven't bothered to take the rear diff apart to view the carnage. I've just been putting around with my XXTCR in the meantime.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Hey "trpastor"

    Is this thread suppose to be about the 1/10's or 1/8th's??...the title of the thread is 1/10 but in your first post you stated "preferably 1/8"....which is it?....

    I'm starting to get confused with all the different threads now...LOL!
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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    It says 1/10 th buggy so Im assuming the Tornado XL and XP. Just to let everyone know Im a Red Cat Dealer located in Las Vegas, NV. If yopu are in need of parts you can e-mail or call dannycbrvegas@yahoo.com or 702-336-1542. I sell for less than the Red Cat site. I also have some upgraded parts available. So far we have the Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower 70-1001 for $18.00 and the Carbon Fiber Upper Plate 70-1002 for $49.99. Both are for the Tornado XL or XP however if anyone has the Volcano STX this is the same upper plate. I am also a Pay Pal Acct. holder so you can pay by credit, debit, or check.
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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Yeah...I see he fixed the line in his post where he originally said "preferably 1/8" after I pointed it out...

    Thanks for clarifying that "trpastor".
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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Just got my Tornado XP.
    I'm new to R/C and really enjoy the car so far.( Ran my first 5 tanks and ready to do some tune up)
    My only complain so far is the lack of information of the Manual and no prime on the gas tank.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    To prime it, hold your finger over the exhaust and pull it and watch the fuel as it works it way to the carb. Then your good to go.
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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    chubbysdad, Thanks for the tip.

    What is the purpose of the Throttle Reverse Direction Switch (8) and the Throttle Adjustement Switch(9) on the remote ?

    When I tried 8 tonight the car just went full throttle and almost lost it, as for 9 it's seem to move the neutral position and need to adjust the trottle inching all the way for the car not to move.


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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    the throttle rev switch makes it so you have to push to go then swith back it makes pull to go
    i selected the swith that pull to go push to brake
    number 9 turns on the brake when throttle released i use that setting brakes when throttle off till i learn to brake better

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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    make sure to check the trim button for the throttle is increases the speed also without pulling the trigger

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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Wildspeed,
    Make sure if you choose to use those other options you set up the truck first before you take off. It will change the throttle position. You cant just change those buttons and expect the car to be set up perfect..
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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Thanks all for the input.

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    RE: "OFFICIAL"Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    Do the tornado parts interchange with any other manufacturers? A-arms? Do these break easily?

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    ORIGINAL: camshaftprelube

    I've broken 4 a-arms, a rear hub, and the rear diff on my tornado XP. I for one can't wait until aluminum a-arms hit the market. I've made one a-arm out of aluminum already.

    It's like every single time the car rolls over, an a-arm eats it.
    Hi camshaftprelube (or anyone else).

    I agree. I am very disappointed that every twitch or rollover or anything besides a straight run the control arm gets eaten. How did you make one out of aluminum - would love to do that. Advise would be helpful.

    Thx.
    -john-

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    RE: "OFFICIAL" Himoto / Redcat Racing 1/10th BUGGY

    My first question is.....what are the temps there right now?....I know it's winter in CT. right now so how cold is it outside when you are running the car?
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