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    Got my Monsoon today

    Just got my Monsoon today from Dennis at www.clermontmotorsports.com. Didn't get a chance to run yet but will do on Saturday and will report back then, I can't wait. For now here are some pics:

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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    I really like the looks of the monsoon. It looks like name brand hobby grade any way you look at it.
    The one with the most toys wins. I think I may have a good chance of winning.

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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Yea I am so used to the 1/10th scale and when I opened the box today I was impressed, looks really good. I can't wait to run it and see how it does.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    wow that looks real nice are u coming down with ed on sunday down here? i would love to see that car run
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Not sure yet, Eddie mentioned it to me, we'll see. But yea I can't wait either, but I have no time until Saturday to break it in, so it's driving me crazy, lol.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Your gonna love it man, they handle like great, the chassis flexis into turns instead of loosing traction and heading into a roll.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    yeah i hope acouple of ppl come so that its not just 2 of us lol im bringing my kyosho inferno buggy me and ed are gonna race his hurricane vs my inferno haha dont forget the video cameras
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    haha, lol, if I can make it I'm gonna bring my Jato with me too and maybe I'll have the monsoon all broken in and will be able to open it up a little.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    change those diff fluids real soon lol.. makes a world of difference.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    nice truck John, looks great, i will have to put that next on my list, LOL
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Thanks, what weight diff fluids should I use?
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    I put 5, 7, 3 front , center, rear in my Monsoon. I got that from nick at redcat. Here is a video of my monsoon. [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-JfRPe_qkk[/link]
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Check all your screws. Especially your wheels nuts, motor mount screws and you front a-arm screws where they bolt into the hubs, all on the monsoon. They like coming out on my monsoon. Put loctite on them.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today


    ORIGINAL: vnmsgt

    I put 5, 7, 3 front , center, rear in my Monsoon. I got that from nick at redcat. Here is a video of my monsoon. [link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-JfRPe_qkk[/link]
    YEAH ! that thing looks exiting. I just order one in red ! I am so exited that can wait ANY MORE !! I can Sleep ! I need it.
    Sorry you need to play Tetris with my english !!
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    Well jeese i hope you got express shipping

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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    lol, anyway finally started to break it in today, and I must say I am really impressed. Break-in was completely effortless and went really smooth. The first time took about 4 pulls to start, but everytime after that it started on the first pull. Couple of things tho:

    I hit a small bump and the exhaust popped off the manifold and I realized that this was cause because the screw that holds the metal wire to the front of the pipe came loose so I fixed it right away and added some lock-tite to the screw (throught that I had gotten all the screws with lock-tite before I went out, but I guess not.), so when I put it back together I must have put it too close to the fuel tank, and the exhaust melted some of it on the side, I'm just lucky that I cought it soon enough or else I would've been replacing the fuel tank already. So this is something that I have to keep checking so that the fuel tank and pipe don't get too close to each other.

    And, it seems that the batteries in the remote died too fast, I had put brand new AA's in right before I went out, and I only ran for about 2 hours, but I'm still going to investigate this and change the batteries, maybe it was just that batch. I noticed this because my range seemed to have diminished, and when I checked the display it said 11.0 V, so that's how I realized that it must be the batteries. Btw I love the FM controller with the digital display, really nice.

    So anyway that's my take on the Monsoon, I only ran 7 tanks through today and it seems to be getting better w/ every tank. This is my 4th redcat RC (1st 1/8th scale) and all I can say is WOW, Redcat Racing really came through with this one.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    I had the same problem on my monsoon with the pipe being to close but was made aware of it when I bought it. All you have to do is take a pair of needle nose pliers and bend out the wire that holds the pipe. The same one that you had to put the screw back in. It is pretty stiff but it will bend with some persuasion. Another thing is that where the pipe and header meet at the rubber coupler that holds them together, both pipes are not flared out and will pop out easily. If you remove the you can flare them out easily. The metal is soft and with the same pair of needle nose pliers put some pressure and push on the them like you want to reem them out and they will flare. This will keep them from pulling apart when you have the coupler on it and will not come off when you are running it. Hope this helps.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    sorry i missed out today john, my father came by and we spent the day together with the family, he wants to get together tomorrow possibly so i will call you in the morning, i have the tremor buggy and a tornado bb to break in, will try tomorrow. everyone was calling me today to run, lol. i went to the flying field in the morning and that was it.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    I hate to sound stupid but keep hearing about a tornado BB. What does BB mean? I keep think big block but it is only a 1/10.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    something about the suspension i think.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    oh, I think big block was more interesting. lol
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    ok eddie, no problem, let me know what you want to do as I am always ready to go, lol.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    when you guys making the road trip to florida?
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    when the weather is lower than 85 degrees here, its like summer is never going to end.
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    RE: Got my Monsoon today

    ok in november. We will get Nick from redcat also. Just have a redcat bash at my track.
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