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Hello everyone, I could use some help identifying what I was given

Old 03-10-2020, 05:07 PM
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Hi everyone, new member just given a bunch of RC stuff by my brother in law, but need some help identifying what it is. Unfortunately I need to get 10 posts in before I can attach pictures, so I thought I'd start out with an introduction, and an idea of what I have.

So first item given is a Hobbico Avistar 40 that appears to be in really good shape. It has an OS 40, and the RX, servos and battery are in it. However, it didn't come with a TX, so I'm likely going to change out some things with a new RX and possibly new servos, battery needs to be replaced as it's been sitting a while. I will have to clean the engine, and make a minor repair to the coating on the wing where something hit it and put a small hole.

Next up is a HPI Nitro RS4 with a truck body on it. It appears to be intact and the TX is there, but he told me he had issues keeping the muffler attached to the engine, and I think it needs a shock.

Next was a Walker CB180D electric heli. This one came with some spare parts but appears RTF. TX is there, and everything is ready to roll, but the Li-Po battery shows a bulge so I will need to replace it.

The next two are the ones I will need help with, one is a nitro buggy, but I don't know make/model info yet. This one he said was quick enough that he didn't pay attention and wrecked it. It needs some control arms and a couple of the shocks replaced likely. I haven't checked the engine out close, but it seemed very stiff when attempting to pull the recoil starter. The other is a "truck" of some kind. I missed getting a picture of the body last night, so I will have to do that tonight, and it appears to be electric as I have a big tackle box full of parts and pieces, including 3 or 4 motors. One of the motors is supposed to be the stock motor, but I need to figure out what it is to be able to reassemble it from it's current rolling chassis state.

In addition there was a flight box with pump, starter, balancer, and a few glow plug igniters, as well as extra parts for the heli, plane, and the different cars. There is also at least one extra 2 channel radio that I'm not sure what it was intended to be used with. All in all a pretty good collection, and hopefully I can get through 10 posts quickly and get some help identifying the two I don't know.
Old 04-19-2020, 02:44 PM
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looks like you got a pretty good start to a collection. The Avi .40 is a great trainer if you dont know how to fly yet. Depending on the servos, I wouldn't replace them. I've using hundreds of Futaba and Airtronics servos with not failures... though they may have a little slop and low power, they are damn near bulletproof in the right circumstances.

I dont know cars or helis though so i can't give you any feedback there.

The 2 channel TX may be one of the cars you got, but without the pictures I couldn't tell you.

The flight box sound like an impressive parts and tool collection.
Old 04-20-2020, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DTFutaba View Post
looks like you got a pretty good start to a collection. The Avi .40 is a great trainer if you dont know how to fly yet. Depending on the servos, I wouldn't replace them. I've using hundreds of Futaba and Airtronics servos with not failures... though they may have a little slop and low power, they are damn near bulletproof in the right circumstances.

I dont know cars or helis though so i can't give you any feedback there.

The 2 channel TX may be one of the cars you got, but without the pictures I couldn't tell you.

The flight box sound like an impressive parts and tool collection.
Thank you, I think there is either a spare TX or maybe the original owner had another car that didn't come with all the stuff. Either way, I think I've got everything nailed down except the model of the OFNA buggy that I haven't gotten to yet.

Good to know on the servos, I have flown but it's been years since I flew, so I figured it would be a good start to get back into it. I really want to get into jet, but it's going to take some financial planning.

I've been able to identify all the cars except this one if anyone has any ideas, I know it is an Ofna, but not which model and I will need to buy some parts for it that got broke by the previous owner.

Ofna buggy, no idea which model.

Radio with the Ofna, but likely purchased separate.
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I dont know cars or helis though so i can't give you any feedback there.
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Looks to be a Ofna Violator 9.5

if anyone still has part it would be these guys https://www.nitrohouse.com/ otherwise you'll have to look on ebay

good luck
Old 05-11-2020, 01:09 PM
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Looks to be a Ofna Violator 9.5

if anyone still has part it would be these guys https://www.nitrohouse.com/ otherwise you'll have to look on ebay

good luck
Thank you for that, it appears to actually be a 9.5 MBX based on the look, but that page you provided does have parts so that's excellent. Thank you very much.
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