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Old 01-28-2006, 03:49 AM
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I figured id start a new thread for all the people who bought a lighting vx post stuff here
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:51 AM
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I bought a lighting vx and i love it i cant wait for the hop ups jenni from redcat racing said aluminium parts should be available by the end of feb. so i look foward to it

another thing does anyone know how to get better turn radius on the lighting maybe a step by step instruction on how to do it?
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:09 AM
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What does everyone think about the Redcat Lighting VX ??????
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:14 AM
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There is a little small dial that is under the throttle and steering trim. Make sure this is turned all the way up.
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:20 PM
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Hey thank you, i was wondering what that was i didnt want to mess with it cause there was no instruction on it included in the box so i thought i would keep it default but man what a differance i think ill be able to run a course now. good looking out bro!
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:20 PM
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I was wondering if there it is possible to put off road tires on the lighting vx maybe tires from the tornado?? i want to convert it to like a rally kinda off road car. i would like to run it on flat dirt with like 10-20 degree jumps
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: "OFFICIAL" Redcat Lighting VX Thread

Ok, got a Vx in the beginning of Jan. Three tanks later, both middle gears chewed to uselesness... anyone else have this problem? After I got it running the first time, I liked the motor and chassis, but..... I wonder if this is an engineering prob or just an isolated problem?
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:22 PM
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so the teeth look totally chewed? the reason i ask is cause i ran my redcat took a little slam and it push the engine off a little and shaved down the first gear but i just set it back on track lined the gears on the enignie gear a lil oil torqued the screws down under the motor mounts and has drove go ever sense i run it pretty hard to.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:45 AM
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sorry were is the dail
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:47 PM
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i have a lightning awesome first timer car and for chrisj480's steering question try fliping the link on the servo to the opposite side the servo its self gets in the way.
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Old 06-13-2006, 04:26 AM
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hey chrisj480 just wanted to know what kind of aluminum parts they are going to have i hope they' er door type mounts, and steering knuckles
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:49 AM
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Default RE: "OFFICIAL" Redcat Lighting VX Thread

i got a VX and its awsome. the gears striping is common. but i had a question i dont think anybody has asked with any car/buggy/
is it possible to make it pausy traction.??
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Whats that? Sounds cool.
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:22 PM
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pausy trackion is were equal amount of power sent to both wheels. and nex i guess you can make it pausy just lock up the diff with jb weld
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:35 PM
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PosiTrac is a 1:1 car clutched limited slip differential. it does in no way guarantee equal power being sent to both wheels, it just helps distribute it more evenly. locking the diff is a BAD IDEA. your car will handle terribly, and if you tag a curb with a rear tire, your other tire can't spin to make up for the one being impacted not being able to spin, so you'll break drivetrain parts.

get some silicone diff fluid and fill your rear differential with 3,000 wt and front diff with 7,000 wt fluid-you'll be happy you did
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hey eric check the thred "aluminum parts for lightning vx" you might like what you see
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:41 AM
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putting a vx 18 in my lightning gonna be crazy fast uuu hutt!!!! #1



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Old 06-26-2006, 06:08 PM
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got my parts in today thanks tst the motor is aweseome vx18 woooowhoooooo my lightning is gona jam ......... tst do you know how fast yours goes with the vx18 motor in it realy want to now[sm=sunsmiley.gif]
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got my parts in today thanks tst the motor is aweseome vx18 woooowhoooooo my lightning is gona jam ......... tst do you know how fast yours goes with the vx18 motor in it realy want to now[sm=sunsmiley.gif]

No prob buddy...

Don't know about the speed because I never clocked it but like i've said before, I had trouble controling my vx without the shell.
The wing helps allot.
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Default RE: "OFFICIAL" Redcat Lighting VX Thread

Hello i was thinking of getting the Lighting and noticed that a couple of you were getting the vx18 motor. I was wondering when i go to the redcat site i dont see that you have that option, so where did you get it or is it a different brand? If it was a different brand what is a good switch that you have seen? Thanks
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:10 PM
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red go to www.topspeedtoys.com thats were i got mine just put it in today i need a darn exaust gasket though other than that it looks awesome in it will post pics soon of it
thanks tst i m shopin with u every time for now on
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:36 PM
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ok i see the car and the parts for the 18 but not the 18 just for sale. how much is it? i wish i would of know about this site before i ordered my other parts. TST do you have a power starter for the Hurricane XP? Does anyone know if they are coming out with a lighting vx pro any time soon also? i bought the Hurricane in the winter because i had to have it and sure enough the pro comes out in the summer when i should of bought it. would love to see a lighting pro. and last but not least is there any other body styles for it or what is the same brand that will fit on it? Thanks gotalighting!
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[link]http://www.clermontmotorsports.com[/link] He may have an .18 engine in stock. Maybe even free shipping yet! I don't think he has any other Lightning parts in stock though.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:55 PM
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cu i dont even see any section for the lightning only truck and buggy stuff
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The .18 engine will fit any of the 1/10 scale cars. So if you click the buggy or truck links you'll find the engine.
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