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Old 04-11-2009, 09:58 PM
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ok i said to hell with the kids and their sleep, my tornado and my piece of mind is more important ha ha. i went and set the needles to where you said and it started and idled pretty well. it was loads better than it was. i also changed glow plugs back to a hot plug but that didn't make any difference. best i can figure is that with the 10% nitro fuel the factory settings and a hot plug is good enough for it to run but the performance sucks! i still havent got it to go into second gear. like i said i am running 20% nitro and a medium glow plug. the factory settings must not be close to what they need to be. i did check my transmitter trims and they are not screwed up. the throttle is not open too much. thanks for all your help. i am going to try it tomorrow after easter celebs.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:02 PM
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any time. good luck on tuning
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:12 AM
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Use a hot plug with 20%, but if you go higher use a colder plug.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:33 PM
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how did it run? bpotter
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:44 PM
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it ran for a couple of minutes, it was richer than hell. spitting out raw fuel. i was switching glow plugs and foung that they are junk. i ordered more last night. they will be here in a couple of days. it was actuelly idling for a little bit but it didn't last long. ill post again when i get the plugs
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:27 AM
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hello there, i 'm from indonesia and can't speak english very well.. how can i improve the acceleration on redcar tornado? because i feel the engine have a poor acceleration.. please help..
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:54 AM
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Can I put an sh21 or vx 21 or sh28 in a tornado? Has anyone done this and how much modifying would there be?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:18 AM
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Yes you can, but it takes some modification, but really its not worth it, it will tear up your drivetrain. Just get an sh 18, they are great motors, and have plenty of power. But the big blocks will snap drive shafts and eat your diffs.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:44 PM
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alright guys, i got my glow plugs and it will start(not to easy) and run. it ran pretty good for about one tank of fuel. every time i went wot and came out of it it wants to die. i tried the #8 plug first and it would hardly run. i put in an ac3 and it ran pretty well but was having this problem with it dying.i think i just need to tune it more but if anybody has any ideas it would be appreciated. remember it is stock except an air filter. i am running 20% nitro. it is not dying when i hit the brake either. just after it has been wide open throttle once or twice. thanks guys.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:01 PM
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ive been trying to tune my buggy and i have the hsn set at 3 turns out and i was wondering if i would ever have to richen it more from that setting
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:46 PM
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Ya 2.5-3 turns out is your base setting, then you tune (lean) from there.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:39 AM
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I have a fairly new tornado - less than a month old- less than a gallon run through it. It ran out of control and ran into a brush pile so it didn't end with a hard impact, but after that the on/off switch on the car quit working-. it was replaced/upgraded. The batteries were changed and now the buggy loses signal at about 15ft from the transmitter. Will run fine in a circle or figure 8's near the controller but once the buggy gets a little further out, it zooms off on its on. Batteries are new, battery pack tests to be fine, does the same thing with recharables in it. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:16 PM
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im not sure about this, but try a new crystal
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:19 PM
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my dogbones keep on bending in my rear when i jump, is there something wrong with my car
is there an upgrade for stonger ones
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:28 PM
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Ok I have another set here. Will give the new crystals a try. Thank you. ++++++ EDIT ++++ Tried another set.. still have the same problem
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:40 PM
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lodmeup i had the same problem with my tornado taking off people say buy a failsafe and all that but they dont work for me the simplest thing i did was found a spring of some sort and hook it to the back under the wing and then the other end to the throttle rod or all the way to the throttle linkage so when you go full out and let it snap back to the neutral possision the carb will go right back to idel and if there is an electronic malfunction the spring dont require batterers so that should help and it's cheaper then the fail safe hope this helps
Cameron the owner of redcat told me 2 do this he said he uses this method on all his rc cars and trucks
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:46 PM
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what wt of shock oil should i use for jumping
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:00 PM
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Well, the problem is not that the tornado takes off..... its that after 15 ft I have no control. I've been running it at far more distance than that and been fine previous to this. I want to get atleast my original range back if not more. If 15 ft is as far as it can get from me then I might as well give it to a 4 year old. 15 ft wont even get me to the first curve on the track much less all the way around.... and I've been running the whole track with no problem before now.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:05 PM
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check to see if ur antena is cut
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:22 PM
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NEyou86: Thanks. I've looked and looked... I don't see or feel any knicks, cuts, etc. I even tried leaving all the guts ( the battery box, the wires , & receiver) out of the protector box , had my daught walk away with the controller and still repeatidly loses signal at 15ft. Thought maybe I was pinching a wire when I was stuffing them back in, but that wasn't it either. [>:] [sm=confused.gif]
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:26 PM
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Your transmitter or reciever is bad. Unless you have another working setup, there won't be anyway to tell which is bad. About all you can do is send the transmitter and reciever back to redcat if you still are under the 30 day warrenty. If not then your gonna have to buy a new radio system.
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Your transmitter or reciever is bad. Unless you have another working setup, there won't be anyway to tell which is bad. About all you can do is send the transmitter and reciever back to redcat if you still are under the 30 day warrenty. If not then your gonna have to buy a new radio system.


Well, pooshies, LOL..... I'll be sending an email to them tonight then. thanks so much for your help.
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Your welcome, Email nick@redcatracing.com
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cameron@redcatracing.com thats the email i have for the owner he is cool and like to talk shop
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Awesome, ya'll have been great. I appreciate it so much.
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