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Old 09-06-2007, 03:26 PM
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Cool I think that I'm going to get the 99.99 version of the buggy of the buggy for my b-day. One more question how durable if the 1 speed version, are there any videos of it so I can get an idea of the speed and acceleration.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:39 PM
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ye speed in 1 gear is about 32mph
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:39 PM
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Also are there any things that I should/have to buy with the buggy other then the slandered stuff for a Nitro.
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:46 PM
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erm welll yes really a starter pack n better radio gear because the stock gear isent really verry good and is junk so i would buy car and a futaba radio gear and really its all good from then on u may want to change the clutch spring as the one in it isnt verry strong but it may hold now as redcat have made them stronger now so there u go
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ok so with the O.S i have decided to get it once my Vx goes is the engine i watn know i have the steel clutch but will it make this thing whellie(I DONT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN) i like stayin firmly on the ground unless my intent is to make my little buggy fly also please tell me ehroof or someone just how much faster the O.s will make my car go
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:49 PM
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i doubt you can really get a buggy to wheelie, the os will make your buggy much faster, its a much more powerful engine. check out the sh.18 too, if you trade in your vx you can get it for 1/2 the price and its more powerful than the stock vx
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:04 AM
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Hey guys, My Tornado BB finally came in yesturday.
I did the break in
1 tank on stand
1 tank on 1/4 throttle
1 tank on 1/2
1 tank on 3/4
1 tank on all of above



is there anyway to really know if you did a good break in? or does it matter, as long as i didn't gun it on the first tank?

One more thing, I find that when I give my car a lot of gas or when it does a somewhat hard landing, the engine dies, is it because it's too rich? if so I should adjust the top screw right?

Thanks for all your help guys
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:14 AM
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if its not running hot you can lean it, you just have to make sure its not stalling because its too lean.

check out these tuning video's, they should help you out, doesnt matter if its for hpi, its the same for pretty much every nitro engine

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oSmMzpZM_As

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BJFsJAxNoRg
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:16 AM
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Thanks,
one more question, when you guys say that we should replace the radio to a futaba, do you mean just the radio or including the receiver and servos?

What are the most likely thing to be loosen on a outing?
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:28 AM
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engine screws, always check them.

since it comes with everything i would replace everything. i still run my stock redcat radio's in some of my redcats and its over 2 years on some of them.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:29 AM
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Other than header and pipe
I want to upgrade the plastic arms, so do you know which ones will be a direct fit?
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:02 PM
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go to redcatracing.com . They have all the upgraded parts and only charge like $7 flat rate shipping.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:08 PM
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yes, there are links to the hop ups: http://www.redcatracing.com/parts_se...+BB&partscat=h
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:31 PM
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ehroof, I've got another question. I just got a new buggy. It's a IRC Vulcan SE 1/16th scale. I was looking at the radio system and saw the servos are little. Like about 1/4 the size of all my other cars. Do they sell a mini radio set or is that something I need to piece together? Where would I find a set? I found mini servos on ebay but they all say they are for planes and helicopters. Does it make a difference?
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:42 PM
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it does, you need something with decent torque to turn the front wheels and squeeze the brakes, they are mini servo's, if anything but a radio system without servo's and get the servo's seperate. i have heard that the traxxas reverse servo is a great fit for these little servo's and have good torque, i am not 100% sure about that since my tmaxx has a regular sized servo for the reverse.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:50 PM
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i know which one your talking about. I have one on my revo. I'll check it out, Thanks.

How do you like the T-maxx? Is it bigger or smaller then the revo? I was thinking about getting one of those but wanted to know if it would be much different then the revo. Just from looking at pictures it looks like it has a better suspension system.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:54 PM
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the revo has a better suspenion but i like the tmaxx alot. have no real problems with it, its a real good truck but its been around a long time
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:09 PM
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Hello. I had to order new wheels and tires for my tornado XL. i got it today but redcat didnt send me the rear wheels i ordered., just the tires. they said they made a mistake when i called and are going to mail me new reaar wheels. but i am supposed to run my buggy Sunday at this track, and cannot because my rear wheel i currently have is broken ( hence the reason for the new order) and since they didnt send me the rear wheels i need, im kinda stuck.

i am lucky enough to have 4 good hobby shops in my area, but none of them carry anything for the redcat. are there any wheels for the rear out there that will directly fit my tornado XL? what kind should i ask for at me hobby shop. If none directly fit, can someone please tell me how to fit them?

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Old 09-07-2007, 06:58 PM
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you need rims with 12 mm hex's. most touring car and stadium trucks use these types of rims
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:42 PM
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ok ty i am guessing the stock tornado xl tires wont fit onto them? what size/type tires will i need?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:46 AM
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If they are rears from a buggy they a likely to be a perfect fit[&o]
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:45 AM
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Ok wel what size/width tires should i ask for at my LHS for the front stock and rear stock whels for my XL?
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these tires mount on my tornado bb rear tires they are super good so far best tires ive had: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNPP5&P=SM

im not sure about the front
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:30 AM
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Most people when they change over use the same on the front as the rear[&o]
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what was the part number again, for the pull start that i can get from my lhs.. i need to start writing these down, just incase i end up needing something that is listed..
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