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Old 04-12-2006, 04:23 PM
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I just got my new tornado xp in and installed the batterys when i put them in the car it made the servo on the steering work but the reciever will not work at all but i bought rechargable 1.2volt batterys and the manual says to use 1.5 volt would this be my problem
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:34 PM
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you should use 1.5 alkaline batteries in both. Rechargable batteries are 1.2 volts so you do loose a few volts over a couple of batteries. the transmitter should still light up though. i would suggest putting some alkaline in the car and transmitter and see what happens. the redacats are kinda known for bad radio systems but they do make good on it as long as it hasnt been over 30 days. I would suggest buying a new radio system though, like futaba or jr.
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:33 PM
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where can i find a decent resonably priced system at?
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXASX3**&P=ML
this ones not to bad better than stock
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Oh god no...if you are going to upgrade go FM dude.
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Or go with the spektrum and you dont have to worry about am or fm interferring with you when driving.
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Hey, never heard of the spektrum before, but after doing some reading on it I'm assuming it uses essentially the same technology that cordless phones use? I've also read that certain products like fail safes don't work with them. Other than the apparent benefit of not having to carry around a few extra crystals and the fact that they look pretty bad ass, what other advantage do they offer?
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I think the best thing they say about them is the frequencies. YOu can go anywhere and dont have to worry about interference.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:16 AM
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hey guys thanks for your input i really dont want to spend a lot of money for a system considering all of the other problems i been reading about people having but i gotta say this is my first nitro r/c and i love the speed so i might buy the futaba system
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the futaba for $50 is fine for these cars, you will need to save your money for buying gears and clutch springs.
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thanks ehroof like he said he wants a reasonable radio so i showed him the resonably cheap one assuming thats what he wanted and i get bashed for itLOL oh well
radios in my opinon depend on were you live as for me im about 15 miles out of town so an am radio works just great for me but if you live closer to businesses and stuff ive heard alot of times you get interference from other signals so good luck on your purchase whatever it might be
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i live about 15 mile away from town so i think the futaba will be fine for me i crashed it today and broke 50 mdollars worth of parts
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:20 PM
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crashing and money go hand in hand in this hobby, i have the futaba sports on some of my other cars and i live in nyc and have no problems so you should be fine.
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