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12-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By dbow

RE: Looking for a new Nitro Car! Help!

Go with the HPI, great parts support and good quality models. I have a really old RS4 and can still get parts for it just about anywhere.

You can't go wrong with the HPI.

Good luck,

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01-11-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By dbow

RE: HPI RS4 Evo+ trouble

Like previoulsy mentioned you can use the foil to wrap around the head to retain some of the heat. If you take the temp at idle it will be lower in colder weather but not that much lower. When you...
12-31-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By dbow

RE: HPI RS4 Evo+ trouble

Hi Senor,


Your piston is probably stuck at the top of the sleeve - sleeves are tighter at the top compared to the bottom to create compression. What you are seeing is actually a good thing -...
11-16-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,067
Posted By dbow

RE: Problem with triton charger.

I have the same problem as mentioned in the thread with my Triton. Anytime I charge Nihm it will kick off in just a few minutes which is never anywhere near peak. I have tried different settings,...
11-03-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By dbow

RE: indoor mini track help

I have not seen those particular models in real time, but from the pictures on the web they look like they would be kind of big for that small of a space. Do you have access to a garage or basement...
09-11-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By dbow

RE: discharging AA batteries

Sounds like you might have the settings on your charger set incorectly. If the voltage reads 5.9 volts then that would come out to be around .07 volts or so per cell for 8 cells. They are discharged...
09-10-2006, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By dbow

RE: mugen seiki mtx3

Swerv is right, the Mugen is a race breed car and has many tuning options that can be very very confusing to a beginner.

Now, I am not saying you should not get the car. If you think you can...
09-10-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By dbow

RE: HPI RS4 2 owners....I need some help

Jloc,

You got a great car, while the design is old, it has been proven and around for years. You can still get parts for em just about anywhere for cheap.

I too would wait on the motor, the...
09-10-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By dbow

RE: totally nEW, dumb question

Looks like a nice setup.

Best advice is to see if you can find a local hobby shop in your area. Some are good and some are not, just depends on what you have in the area. In most cases they can...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-16-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,874
Posted By dbow

RE: Problem with Hobby Town USA

Thanks for the info on Stockbridge store, I will have to check them out sometime. I know what you mean about the drive to Kennesaw, during the week it is almost impossible to get up there with all...
Forum: The Clubhouse
02-14-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 25,874
Posted By dbow

RE: Problem with Hobby Town USA

I have read through the whole thread, I am in GA like Geistware. I have never been to that HT and now that I have read this I will be sure not to ever go there.

The HobbyTown I use is located in...
01-29-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

RE: Whats up with MINI-Z's

I have not solved the problem with the intermittant response of the speed of the motor. It seems to not be happening any more as I ran a 45 minute session this morning. Car ran fine and consistant....
01-28-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

RE: Whats up with MINI-Z's

I ran the car for about 2 hours today and I think I have discoverd the servo issue that you might be talking about. The servo seems to have some trouble centering and staying straight after a turn. I...
01-26-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

RE: Whats up with MINI-Z's

Tigger,

I am familair with Tower, Great Planes, Hobbico and so forth. I have been in Rc for quite a few years, 1/10 onroad gas and been flying planes for the past few years. The last year or so...
01-26-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

RE: Whats up with MINI-Z's

Well I still was not able to find much on the mini-z's, not a lot of selection to choose from.

I called my local HobbyTown today and they told me that will no longer carry the mini-z's but will...
01-25-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

RE: Whats up with MINI-Z's

Checking those now, thanks for the info Tigger.


Dbow
01-25-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By dbow

Whats up with MINI-Z's

I have been reading up about the MINI-Z cars, the XMODS and the IWAVERS.

I can find the iwavers on tower with no problem, but cant seem to find the mini-z anywhere.

I was told to check...
07-22-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By dbow

RE: Hairdryers and Glow Plugers Starters

The hairdryer thing originally surfaced when people were having issues with breaking in engines. This is because the taper in the sleeve is tighter at the top and on a new engine the piston and...
07-12-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By dbow

RE: starter boxes

What up Sami,

Basically you can rig the box up anyway you want. I am not sure how that box comes from the factory. Basically all you have to do is change the connectors on the wires. I use...
07-12-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By dbow

RE: starter boxes

Car battery is a little different in comparison to the small gel cells that go in the starter boxes.
So I would agree with ya there.

As for the gel cells I have yet to see a 12volt that will...
07-12-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By dbow

RE: starter boxes

Boxes can use the 12volt gel cells or packs, you can wire them up various ways. I have wiring in mine for either a gel cell in the box, packs in the box, or a hook up from my field kit.

If you...
05-17-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By dbow

RE: Rich mixture does not produce blue smoke on the exhaust!

Sounds like you are running to rich (raw fuel all over) , lean it a bit and see what you get. Should start to see some smoke and should be seeing some additional acceleration. do it with very very...
03-29-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By dbow

RE: RS4 2 worth spending the cash?

You got a good deal, it is a great car for messing around with. I still have my original RS4 from many years ago. It still runs great and parts are still available in any hobby shop in my area....
02-17-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By dbow

RE: Toe in help needed

For the rear anywhere from 1 to 3 degrees is acceptable depending on your driving style. You will scrub your tires faster though,Taking some out will reduce wear but also your rear traction.
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02-17-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,662
Posted By dbow

RE: could it have gotten damaged?

I have never heard of any after run treatment degrading performance in any way. Also, I see no need to rip your engine apart and waste a lot of time. Does not sound like anything got in to begin...
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