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Old 29th July 2009, 23:49   #616
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All I will be doing is just playing around with it (even though I am 25 years old). So do I still need to spend on spares and other things?
Most of us just bash around. Serious RC racing is yet to come to India. You will break things as long as you are having fun. Fixing and maintaining it is the primary fun in RCs.

Assume you already have the required batteries and charger.
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Looks like everyone wants a share of Traxxas Slash's market. First it was Associated, then Losi and now HPI. Many small players also have their version of the CORR racing truck. Based on the E-Firestorm platform.

Hope HPI makes it better than the Slash which as per users has poor plastics. Sadly HPI has kept the truck non brushless possibly to remain competitive. Very aggressive thread pattern. Others are also at the $200 mark.

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::HPI RACING:: - RTR Blitz
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Old 30th July 2009, 10:59   #618
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These cars will be a lot of fun around the track as long as everyone has stock cars. At this price point i see a lot of people entering this hobby. Hopefully we can have a new category only for SC trucks.

HPI will definately offer a brushless upgrade kit with a 5700kv motor ( same used on the 1/10 flux models).
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@mail4ajo and other experts here, I need your help.

I am a total newbie in Remote Control Car world. Now I will be getting ATOM XB.

Please advise on the following:

Things to do with the car:
Things NOT to do with the car:
Issues that might arise that I can repair myself (how to):
Are any spare parts accessories required for basic home use:

Any Tips/Tricks:

Your advise is really needed. Thanks!
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Looks like everyone wants a share of Traxxas Slash's market. First it was Associated, then Losi and now HPI. Many small players also have their version of the CORR racing truck. Based on the E-Firestorm platform.

Hope HPI makes it better than the Slash which as per users has poor plastics. Sadly HPI has kept the truck non brushless possibly to remain competitive. Very aggressive thread pattern. Others are also at the $200 mark.

Read more here:

::HPI RACING:: - RTR Blitz

The Associated SC10 Looks Soooo Much Better.

And the SC10 is based on the best and most successful 1/10 scale truck platform the T4.
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Old 2nd August 2009, 16:28   #621
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Hit the track this week. It is not fully ready yet, should be done by next week. Its basic and pure beginners track. Obstacles are being made and the top soil needs to be laid as well. I didnt care, went ahead and had a blast.
So we finally have Chennai's first RC track. Thanks to Shiva for this. Let the pics (smaller size attached) speak for themselves.
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That looks like a lot of fun. How long is the track? What were the average lap timings?

Can we see pics of the onroad track?
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That looks like a lot of fun. How long is the track? What were the average lap timings?

Can we see pics of the onroad track?
I am not sure of the length, he is making frequent changes to the layout. Didnt check the laptimes either, basically wanted to get an idea of the track. Was slow for sure and I am just learning the skills. Will take some time to move faster and still stay on course.

My batteries were acting up. The Escape charger is not charging the 4200maH batteries as it supposed to. Got better run time and pickup on the 2400maH.

Heres a video of the action: Watch in high quality.


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Nice video. With that kind of space he can create one hell of a track. And please post pics of the onroad track when you get a chance.
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Please advise on the following:

Things to do with the car:
Things NOT to do with the car:
Issues that might arise that I can repair myself (how to):
Are any spare parts accessories required for basic home use:
As per your PM request, I am responding here.

Things to do with the car:
Have fun and learn.Join someone around who has cars and bash/race. Theres no fun on your own.

Things NOT to do with the car:
Dont make it a shelf king. RCs car are meant to enjoy your free time. Understand the limitations of your car. Dont beat the hell out of it unless you are planning to not run anymore. Remember, even the most expensive RCs are not indestructible. Learn to drive, start slow and get a feel of the controls. Most important, read and understand the users manual.

Issues that might arise that I can repair myself (how to):
Breakage, things will break if your car is not on the shelf. Basic models tend to have poor plastics and you will see many breakages when you hit something hard. Suspension arms, shocks etc may be the most required.

Are any spare parts accessories required for basic home use:
Suggest you to get some basic stuff that break easily. Maverick has nil suppliers in India or anywhere closer. Ebay/Modelsport UK may be your best chance.

All the best. Have fun.

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mail4ajo, thanks for your reply.

I read that the oil filled shocks are problematic in Atom XB and many owners have installed 3Racing shocks. Any idea where to procure them to Bangalore?
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Hi guys,

I havent started my truck for last 4 week. It had some fuel left in tank (around 20ml). Will it give me a problem when I start it next. What should be ideal storing process if Nitro RC has to be stored for more than 4weeks.

Thanks,
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Hi guys,

I havent started my truck for last 4 week. It had some fuel left in tank (around 20ml). Will it give me a problem when I start it next. What should be ideal storing process if Nitro RC has to be stored for more than 4weeks.

Thanks,
Manu Chawla
Bahut boora kiya.

See that you drain all the fuel when done for the day from the tank, fuel line and engine. Glow fuel gets contaminated faster unlike petrol.

How did you stop your engine the last time? If it was by pinching the fuel line, you may be safer as it dries the fuel in the engine. Add a 2-3 drops of after run oil and turn your engine a few times to have the oil coated. This way, chances of rust will be minimized and engine will start faster next time.

This is the ideal way to store, you can also throw in the corner like a cricket bat. Dont expect longer life if you maintain it that way.

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Any idea where to procure them to Bangalore?
As I mentioned earlier, no help is available for Atom locally. Ebay or Modelsport UK.

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Nice stuff dude. It will perform even better with a set of those now.

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trophy with DLD Off road competition tires....
has increased the height by around 2 cms
I also bought me a buggy. But only bigger. The Baja SS. Build it in two days. Here are the Pics:
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