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Old 10-03-2008, 09:51 PM
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I got this baby in the mail today. a little wd40 body wax, and some meguiars tire cleaner and shine. and this baby looks sweet. i also went looking through some of my stuff to find my old electric rustler. i found some of my tires that i had. well heres some pics.
i bought a fail safe for this yesterday. and well ummm, i cant find it:confused2: maybe my dog hid it. who knows.






i thought i had another set of these. they are pretty sweet.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:58 PM
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I spy a White Doggeh....Nice how is it?Ive never owned a real r/c car before so i wouldnt know..
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:57 PM
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yeah thats my boxer phantom, hes like 5 or 6 months old. mischeviously little dog.


well i found my failsafe, got in installed. which was a difficult task seeings as how they dont leavave much room to spare in the receive box. found out the throttle servo has some missing teeth. it was sitting there popping, so i found one of my old jr servos, and put my steering one in it. 570, with brass gears. should take care of that. lol. im going to try to get some test runs in tommorow and get it all tuned in.
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How fast you think it goes? My dad told me this guy at his work is selling his truck that goes 70+ mph for like $125....I want it so bad....!
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nice man. congrats on your new nitro. first one? don't know. you seem to know what you are talking about. which failsafe did you get? Venom by any chance?

anyway, gearguy had/has() one of those. i remember he made a video and it was pretty sweet.

any performance plans? good luck finishing it up.

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nice man. congrats on your new nitro. first one? don't know. you seem to know what you are talking about. which failsafe did you get? Venom by any chance?

anyway, gearguy had/has() one of those. i remember he made a video and it was pretty sweet.

any performance plans? good luck finishing it up.



which one is it?^

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yeah its the same one gearguy had. luk3 got it from him, then i got it from luk3. i have had 1 other nitro truck, a rustler about 5 years ago. but i have 3 or 4 boats i have ran. and its a duratrax fail safe.

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How fast you think it goes? My dad told me this guy at his work is selling his truck that goes 70+ mph for like $125....I want it so bad....!
i cant find any specs for how fast it goes, i guess we'll see today. edit according to rc-trading post these are capable of speed in excess of 55 mph. i guess we will se how close it is.
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nice man. congrats on your new nitro. first one? don't know. you seem to know what you are talking about. which failsafe did you get? Venom by any chance?

anyway, gearguy had/has() one of those. i remember he made a video and it was pretty sweet.

any performance plans? good luck finishing it up.



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I'm not sure, my dad didn't ask the name of it...

55 is a nice speed too, hell mine only goes 40....but I don't think its tuned right....
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Nice glad to see someone worthy got that truck, instead of it ending up in some 12 year olds hands so he could bash it to bits and abandon it...

Good call on the fail safe, very smart choice as a first investment. Can imagine how many people i have seen spend money on upgrades first, before a fail safe only to go run it and see it crash into a tree.
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I'm not sure, my dad didn't ask the name of it...

55 is a nice speed too, hell mine only goes 40....but I don't think its tuned right....
yeah anything is better than nothing
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Nice glad to see someone worthy got that truck, instead of it ending up in some 12 year olds hands so he could bash it to bits and abandon it...

Good call on the fail safe, very smart choice as a first investment. Can imagine how many people i have seen spend money on upgrades first, before a fail safe only to go run it and see it crash into a tree.
yeah, i learned that the hard way on my first nitro truck years ago. bought a motor for it, the old one was toast. but i bought a hopped up OS .018, didn't know about the fail safes at that time. ended up demolished into a poll in walmart parking lot. but since i got into my nitro boats i learned about them. can save you a lot of headaches.



well i was working on getting it tuned in. and it wouldn't tune it to save its but. well come to find out the transmission is a 2 speed trans. and it was stuck in 2nd gear. makes since why it would be ok putting around but give it gas and it would fall on its face. on the tranny there is a little arm that comes out when centrifugal force over comes an adjustable spring and ball. well the ball was stuck up inside of it, and there was a ton of lock tite on each set screw. they stripped the heads out. ended up having to drill them out, now they have a little bigger set screw in them. lol it works though. well the ball wouldn't come out of there, i got it out, but the piece is messed up causing you not to be able to adjust the tension. it wasn't putting any tension on it at all, so as soon as the shaft started turning boom, it was in second gear. so i removed 2nd gear for the time being. i am going to order a new transmission for it. their not too bad, 20 bucks from redcat, but i think i can find one on fleabay a little cheaper. but i did get to run a couple tanks through it. i will try to get some vids tomorrow. this was a 3 hour process so i think I'm just going to enjoy a couple beers now.
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are the videos of it running in 2nd gear?
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no thats 1st gear, it needs tuned better tomorrow
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Oh okay, I thought it was suck in second still, but you just made it to where the 2nd gear doesn't engage right?
How do you tune it right? I don't really understand the tuning part...i know its just not too rich, not too lean...
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Oh okay, I thought it was suck in second still, but you just made it to where the 2nd gear doesn't engage right?
How do you tune it right? I don't really understand the tuning part...i know its just not too rich, not too lean...
i removed the second gear for the time being. i ordered the new trans a little bit ago. should be here wednesdayish.
yeah tuning it you have to get the high side and low side set correctly to get the correct head temp and operation. as far taking off smoothly, nice high speed, all that good stuff.
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Well....maybe that is why mine is kind of running weird....
I think I only tuned the high side....or just one of the two.
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update time, i ran in a couiple of problems, but got it fixed for the most part. lol, added a new exhaust coupler, gotta order front dogbone, it twisted:confused2:, and front drive cup. it fell off somewhere. got some new nitro, found a drive hub hex toasted, traxas ones fit it just fine though. i took the rims off of my electric rustler to put on here, but the offset wont work. i did pick up a set of tires similar to the dirt paws so i have a set. unfortuanately i didnt find out about the offset til i removed the old tires and put these on, thankfully i didn't glue them on there.
and i messed around with the suspension a little and got it to sit a little higher off the ground, it was scraping in to many places. heres some pics





they wouldda been sweet rims on this



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well i have been messing with this for a while trying to get it running good, and after a few mishaps, some aprts, and a lot of time later, shes running like a champ, heres some videos.yes its windy, very windy.... welcome to kansas























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Wow....that is windy....it was windy here today too.

Lol, I laughed that time it hit that bump and like tumbled across the dirt road onto the other side.
I need to get mine tuned right....was gonna do it today just didn't feel like it.
Its looking good though.
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i said i was getting a package, i forgot about the holiday so it arrived today. it looks so pretty now. i have it sitting as a roller now, its almost time to eat. then ill do some more to it. i have the new wheels on it. heres some pics

16.23 shipped for all this, talk about a steal.










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