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The Grasshopper was originally released in about...

The Grasshopper was originally released in about 1984. Very early cars are easy to spot as they do not have the hole in the front of the chassis that was added for the hornet body mount. They also...
02-26-2017, 08:03 PM
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Posted By john01374

Not really sure who wrote that article but it was...

Not really sure who wrote that article but it was clearly someone with no experience with the vehicles they are recommending. They should pull that artical as it's giving people bad information. The...
02-25-2017, 05:29 AM
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Posted By john01374

I'm going to agree with what has been said so...

I'm going to agree with what has been said so far. First, DO NOT buy a redcat as your first car. They are not as bad as they use to be but they are still years from being reliable. Buying something...
02-09-2017, 08:51 AM
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Posted By john01374

Summits can be purchased for around $550 USD here...

Summits can be purchased for around $550 USD here in the states, That's about 36000 INR at the current exchange rate so you would be saving a some money if you could find someone here to buy it and...
02-04-2017, 03:27 PM
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Posted By john01374

Wow an old Turbo Burns. Those things were built...

Wow an old Turbo Burns. Those things were built like tanks back in the day.

Any modern radio system will work with it and odds are the servos are just fine unless it's been in water at some point....
02-04-2017, 03:11 PM
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Posted By john01374

I know this is an old thread so hopefully you...

I know this is an old thread so hopefully you have not done this yet. If so it will hopefully stop the next person.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SPRAY WD40 INTO THE MOTOR. WD40 is a great...
02-04-2017, 03:00 PM
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Posted By john01374

Not sure if that is a B or C stamp but it looks...

Not sure if that is a B or C stamp but it looks identical to the RC10T Sport Truck model 7011 that i had a couple of years back. Mine was solid black like that with the exception of the battery trays...
02-04-2017, 02:49 PM
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Posted By john01374

Trav04 - Only 1 place that I am aware of that...

Trav04 - Only 1 place that I am aware of that sells construction RC stuff and your pocked need to be deep to afford this stuff...... I'm dying for the front end loader but it's out of my price range...
02-04-2017, 02:45 PM
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Posted By john01374

Phil, Couple of things. First. The cars...

Phil,

Couple of things. First. The cars you have are collectors items. If the celica is the same car I'm thinking of that shares the chassis with the Tamiya 959 you could be looking at several...
02-04-2017, 02:23 PM
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Posted By john01374

The ESC doesn't care if the battery in NiCd,...

The ESC doesn't care if the battery in NiCd, NiMh, LiPo, LiFe or anything else. What it does care about is the amount of voltage. Any ECS that is designed to run on 6 cell NiMh packs will work just...
02-04-2017, 01:57 PM
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Posted By john01374

Yes. Electric is taking over. I'm a solid...

Yes. Electric is taking over. I'm a solid supporter of electric and have been for many years. Before anyone jumps to conclusions. I was a Nitro guy for many many years before I saw what was...
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Posted By john01374

Very nice find. Once complete be sure to get...

Very nice find. Once complete be sure to get yourself a cheap Lexan body to run with and keep the hard body for shelf duty.
08-12-2016, 02:20 PM
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Posted By john01374

The higher the C rating the better off you will...

The higher the C rating the better off you will be. The VXL motor under full load could easily tax a 20C 8000 battery. Personally I would go at the very minimum 30C but 40C would be better.

Less...
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Posted By john01374

The first question I would ask is, what beginner...

The first question I would ask is, what beginner classes does the track offer?

Specifically I would ask if they have a beginner short course class. A lot of tracks in my area still have a...
07-07-2016, 10:43 AM
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Posted By john01374

The body is Awesome but the chassis appears to be...

The body is Awesome but the chassis appears to be the Exceed 1/5 MaxStone crawler right down to the axles, beadlock wheels and the rather unique 8 body mount posts. I'll certainly be buying the body...
09-04-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By john01374

Is the Hornet a good car. Yes. Is it a good...

Is the Hornet a good car. Yes. Is it a good starter car? Yes....... BUT....... It is very old school and it doesn't perform nearly as well as the new independent suspension cars that have come...
08-20-2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By john01374

Bart, Parts for those cars are still...

Bart,

Parts for those cars are still available as they sold them up until just a couple of years ago. The gears in that car are also very strong and will take just about anything you can throw at...
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Posted By john01374

This is all good advise. I've also run into an...

This is all good advise. I've also run into an issue when running smaller pinions where the set screw actually sticks out of the pinion a little and can make contact with the spur gear if the pinion...
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Posted By john01374

Unfortunately ECX has very little in the way of...

Unfortunately ECX has very little in the way of aftermarket support at this time so you don't really have any options other than stock parts.

You said Axle but by any chance did you mean the...
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Posted By john01374

Just cut the arm mounts off the stock case and...

Just cut the arm mounts off the stock case and flip it around. You can then use the RPM Arm mounts and bolt them to the stock chassis in the correct orientation. No point in wasting the cash or the...
07-28-2015, 05:37 PM
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Posted By john01374

If they don't break then yes. If they break...

If they don't break then yes.

If they break after a couple of runs its not worth the money or headache
07-27-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By john01374

EXT2Rob - Redcat does or at least they did have...

EXT2Rob - Redcat does or at least they did have universal shafts for the EPX PRO. It was part number 08046.

I'm not sure if they still make them as there were early complaints of failures on the...
07-27-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By john01374

Don't really have the time. I just know this as I...

Don't really have the time. I just know this as I was a Redcat dealer for a couple of years and have seen people make this exact mistake dozens of times.
07-26-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By john01374

I agree with Syco on this. I have a Baja Champ...

I agree with Syco on this. I have a Baja Champ and I snapped one of the front dog bones when running on a sticky track. I thought the same way you are thinking. I puled the other front dog bone and...
07-26-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By john01374

Are you sure you bought the correct Drive shaft....

Are you sure you bought the correct Drive shaft. The correct part number for the EPX is 08029 and they are 90mm. I just bring this up as they are different than the nitro model which is only 87mm. ...
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