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Old 12-22-2007, 05:41 AM
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what if i can't get the traxxas clutch spring?
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:10 AM
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get the hpi ones,
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:10 AM
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I cant speak for all redcat radios, but I've got a new tornado bb pro a few weeks ago and it came with an fm radio with lcd. Its seem to be working great so far. It has all the settings I need plus some I don't even know how to use yet. ST, TH, trims. ABS,bmx, 10 memory preset. I think redcat has realized this and is updating thier radios, or maybe it was just the pro version, I don't know. It uses 8 alkaline batts., but it has a jack for recharging if I can get the battery tray out of it and do some soldering for a pack and get a charger.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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we still havent fixed it all the way. my dad soldered the antenne on my car back together (it ripped apart somehow), soldered some of the wires inside so he could reverse some wires and stuff i dont understand. all i need to buy right now is a new steering wheel because the knobs on the side you dont see on the wheel when its on the actual radio snapped.

can i buy another steering wheel from redcat?
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:21 PM
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The Pro version of BB and the 1/8 cars from Redcat now comes with decent FM radios, which is a huge bonus, because the rest of us get crap ones.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:47 PM
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grrr.... most people buy the tornadoes so why even bother making the 1/8 better that doesn't sell that well. i have no idea why you would buy a hurricane.
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:41 PM
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Well, 1/8 has always been the more popular selection, because they have more power and more durable. But if tornados are selling better, you have a good point there
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:37 PM
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I bought this pro version fm lcd radio for my son with a bb pro but I can't understand all the instructions the have alot of abrevations like you decribe in you're thread. can you help me understand how it works or tell me wear I can find laymen instructions for it? The redcat instructions are useless too a beginner
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:57 PM
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they're 1/2 English and 1/2 Gibberish. my tornado manual looks like it was typed up by a 3 year old
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:02 PM
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Its called Cinglish
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:28 PM
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Chinese English?
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:38 PM
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im new to the whole rc world and i want a car that i can just get some fuel, Starter kit to run it. i dont want to have to replace clutchs and whatnot all the time. im a kid so i really dont have the money for constant repair im thinking of buying the Shockwave looks pretty nice and its cheap been reading alot about the car before i get it i want to know a little somthing about it before i start messing with it. but yea the last thing i wanted to know was do i really need to waste 5 tanks full of gas to break in the engine?? that fuels not so cheap. but yea please let me know if i should get the Shockwave
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:51 PM
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hey man im 13 and money doesnt come to easily. im going through the same thing. i got a shockwave also about 5 months ago, its a great start up buggy (thats what im using it for)
i don't have much to say about it except you have to watch how far you turn your steering wheel cuz i busted up my steering wheel and screwed up the electronics. thank god i have an engineer for a dad. he fixed it.
if you want to get in the hobby go ahead and get it. i havent broken anything other than the radio antenne, the steering wheel and the pull starts. and i said pull starts, get a starter box if you get really tired of pull starts snapping.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:54 PM
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CAN YOU GET ANOTHER STEERING WHEEL FROM REDCAT? IT BROKE AND I NEED TO FIND A NEW ONE!!!!!!!!! I DONT WANT TO HAVE TO GO TO BLUE GROOVE CONCEPTS AND BUY A HUGE PACK OF WHEELS FOR 35 DOLLARS!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!! IM GONNA GO NUTS!!!!
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:15 PM
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i just bought a tornado bb and broke it in and everything. then i took it up the road and it shifted and then it was stuck in second. it turned out that the spring that holds the lever that flings out down is missing. so i glued it down so its stuck in 1st. then i made a track in my backyard and was hitting a jump and it flies pretty good but one time i landed a little off and blew apart my rim. luckly i had extras. then i drove it a little more and i saw that my shock tower bent, so i bent it back. at first i hated this thing and thaught it was a waste but now i like it a lot. i have a t-maxx and a smartech commando also and i like this buggy just as much as my t-maxx
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:18 PM
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Hi everybody,

I´ve bought a Tornado BB few months ago.

And already have problem with spur gear ( 42T & 47T ), it´s a plastic peace, to much fragile.

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It´s possible to change these plastic parts to aluminum parts ?
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:31 PM
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yeah nubzorz you have to go through the whole break in and make sure u do it right or else u will have nothing but trouble with the engine and will have to end up buying a new piston and sleve for $50. i would also recomend buying a infared temp probe. they arent cheap but they come in handy for tuning and to make sure u arent over heating your engine. i didnt break in my t-maxx with a temp probe, its good but it probubly could be better. i have the tornado bb and it came with the transmission stuck in second gear. so i rigged it so its stuck in 1st. i like it. its easier to drive than my t-maxx. i know how it is being a kid with these things. im 15 and i know a lot about engines and things even though im a kid and only have been doing this since early spring of 2007. i hate not having money for things and when you talk to people about them older people dont think u know anything. so yeah break it in right so u dont have to waste so much money on other things.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:49 PM
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you can find inexspensive temp guns at harbor freight. 6.99-19.99 I think.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:53 PM
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Hey, just wondering what tire's ( other then the stock redcat ones ) can fit the BB?
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:16 PM
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wow is there more than one harbor freight? i never knew that. my grandpa, me and my dad go on sundays. lol idk why im saying this though. lol. yeah i think you can find temp guns there. a little more than that though.
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Hey, just wondering what tire's ( other then the stock redcat ones ) can fit the BB?

most 12mm hex rims will fit, from touring cars and 26mm tires.
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Hey, just wondering what tire's ( other then the stock redcat ones ) can fit the BB?

most 12mm hex rims will fit, from touring cars and 26mm tires.
thanks eh, want to get some really agressive looking tires, havent found ne yet
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Hey, just wondering what tire's ( other then the stock redcat ones ) can fit the BB?

most 12mm hex rims will fit, from touring cars and 26mm tires.
thanks eh, want to get some really agressive looking tires, havent found ne yet
i put rustler rears on mine with some hole shot tires, here's a picture
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ORIGINAL: zeen420

Hey, just wondering what tire's ( other then the stock redcat ones ) can fit the BB?

most 12mm hex rims will fit, from touring cars and 26mm tires.
thanks eh, want to get some really agressive looking tires, havent found ne yet
i put rustler rears on mine with some hole shot tires, here's a picture
Ah ya, those are cool,
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sorry about that big picture.
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