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Old 10-29-2007, 11:52 PM
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will these work on the tornado xp with the hpi one speed clutch bell?


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Old 10-30-2007, 07:58 AM
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ive got a question. I have a tornado bb and it has a .18vertex engine in it. its stock. nothings done to it. The internet sites said that it reaches up to speeds of 60 miles per hour but that is crap. I figure it reaches 30mph. but i dont knoew maybe you can awnser that.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:45 PM
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i got 42mph out of my xp with a radar gun, it was still fairly new and i didnt have it tuned for total performance so i would guess 45+mph
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:29 PM
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did u clock it with a hotwheels radar gun like i did with some little kids on my street?
it said it was going 49 mph
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:31 PM
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nope, busshnell radar gun
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:42 PM
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good cause those other ones are peices of crap. the other time we did it it read 645 mph. i think the gun had a seizure or something

oh yeah i got the pull start yesterday and the peice of junk coil flew out at my face, hit the wall and bent. i swear make something right for once people
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:52 PM
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lol, what did you do for the spring to fly out, you have to hold that little wheel in so it doesnt fly out with the spring.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:59 PM
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yeah i held the wheel thing but nobody told me i had to take the lug nut looking thing that goes in the center out of the old one and fit it in the new one, so i thought i had the wrong one for a few hours trying to fit it on with out the thing on it. and then after countless hours of trying to stick on there i took it off of the engine and *BOING!* it flew off and bounce of the walls in a big ball of tangled coil. redcat didnt email me back about the warrenty yet though. do u know if i can get my money back or get a free new one
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:01 PM
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that thing is called a one way bearing, this way you know and i am not too sure if they will cover that under warranty, i dont work for redcat so i cant make the call bro.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:08 PM
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thats fine im just super pissed cause the cars been sitting in my basement getting dusty and i really want to drive it.
i'll probably get an associated rc8 when im 16 and i get a job. i dont know why i said that. oh well. it just seems like one of the top dogs if u tune it right
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:10 PM
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lol, i would suggest going to the lhs and getting an hpi pullstarter. this way you dont have to wait any longer.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:13 PM
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oh i hate being young. well kinda when it comes to money. ummm what website are the hpi pullstarts on?
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:16 PM
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get one from your local hobby store or clermontmotorsports.com has the cen one that a direct fit, drop him an email. Bro, be happy to be young, enjoy it, i remember thinking the same thing, i cant wait to be older, being young sucks, etc. LOL, now i say i wish i was young again, i hate being older, lol.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:20 PM
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yeah you want something then you want the complete opposite. kinda goes along with finding out which rc to buy.
ill go there and do what i need to do, thanks alot
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:28 PM
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i looked and i couldnt find any pull starts other than the redcat ones. if you know the link can u put it for me?
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:49 PM
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drop him an email so he can give you the correct one.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:15 PM
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ok i'll see. nick said he would give me one half price do i might go with that. seeing ass i have money flowing out of my ears for a 13 year old
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:41 PM
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oh my dad may have fixed the pull start. thank god i have an engineer/Mr.fix-it for a father.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:27 PM
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will these work on the tornado xp with the hpi one speed clutch bell?


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Old 10-31-2007, 11:28 PM
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hey ehroof, did you ever get a chance to watch the video? That hurricane took some pretty good abuse and just kept asking for more. lol What did you think?
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:16 PM
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Hey guys, newbe here and wondering what after market air filter fits the vx .18? Also, I believe my engine is leaking fuel. There is fuel around the bottom of the carb. and under the cooling head, is there anything I can do without replacing parts?
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:25 PM
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replacing parts just makes the whole hobby crappy

the new oull start i got broke after i started it up maybe 2 times. redcat needs to make better parts
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:06 PM
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Hey guys, I need some help here. After a few laps around the track, my tornado bb stopped moving forward. When I give it more gas, it just revs louder. When I shut down my engine, I noticed that the car can be pushed forward, but when I try pulling it backwards, it seems to be locked up. Is my clutch broken? What are the parts I need to replace?
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:14 PM
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I would say check the one-way bearing in the tranny. My buddy had the same problem last weekend. His was just dirty to start with later on the bearing started to spin freely in the gear.
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Hey guys, newbe here and wondering what after market air filter fits the vx .18? Also, I believe my engine is leaking fuel. There is fuel around the bottom of the carb. and under the cooling head, is there anything I can do without replacing parts?
Integy makes air filters for almost every size engine. As far as the leaks go try to go through and tighten everything up and check the O-ring on the carb. I've noticed some engines just seem to leak a little from the front bearing too. Don't really know if there is a purpose for it but it might be to lube that bearing.
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