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Old 03-12-03, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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nitro cars

Hey, i wasn't gonna type this but since the pie posts i figured talking about these is just fine Any own a nitro car??? I am getting one when i have the money (200 more). I am getting the Nitro Rustler, http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LC2674**&P=1, it has a max speed of 47mph, but with a throttle upgrade it can hit 50mph+. Just wondering if anyone owns one. Ever since i saw my friends I've wanted one.

For anyone whos interested heres the link. Just click on a link under anything nitro-powered.
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Old 03-12-03, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to be into R/c cars and planes. More planes though. I did have a stadium blitzer, a dual electric USA1 and some odd cars. I never had a Nitro car though. When I was into them, Gas powered R/C cars and trucks were pretty new so they were around 500 to 600 bucks. Out of my price range. Now it would probably be an awsome hobby to get into. But then again, I couldn't afford more reptiles then. And that would be a crime.
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Old 03-12-03, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol cool, i cant wait till i get mine, but most of them are still 600
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I had a monster pirate with a .90 in it i also made a complete ti plate kit ti cvds a ti plate chassis ti motor mounts made aluminum wheels with t maxx tires on em ti body posts posi rear end 2 speed geared insanely high it would nail 85 miles a hour with a 11 foot rooster tail 1/4 scale servo for turning it was fun as hell it also had a steel roll cage but heres the bad part i take it out on the street one time get it hauling with brand new tires bow ties for the maxx it hauling top speed i turn to avoid the house the front tires are uo in the air it whips out on the street a huge 4x4 crunches it every thing was ruined except the fail safe i had soooo many hours in it custom machining the parts it pissed me of soo much i havent looked at r/c since
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oh yeah i forgot too add r/c cars are a insane money pit it seriously its just gone you might want to re think it because of that you will spend more time fixing then playing and nitro engines are hard to tune unless you have experiance with them
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Right now I have 10 nitro planes, mostly Carl Goldberg models and an RC10 GT. Good truck but I'm a Team Losi man at heart. I would look into that one if I was you they have a deal out now that comes with the radio and truck. Check out this site: Great Hobbies

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I got a Nitro Rustler a few years ago, and they are alot of fun. Unfortunatley you do spend way too much time fixing them cuz they break too easily. I really hate when the radio batteries are low cuz the car will just go crazy and go speeding in every which direction, and you have no control over it whatsoever.
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thats why you drop 50 bucks and buy a fail safe so your car wont go out of control
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ok, my dads friend is great with cars, he should be able to help incase any problems. boidkeeper do you enjoy the planes more?
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is he great with real cars? not r/c cars it helps you you have meachanical knowledge but tuining a 2 stroke nitro engine is a pain you must tune the carb everytime you run it www.rccaraction.com as good articles showing how to do it if you read them you probley wont have much of a problem doing it but the cars can break suspention arms like nuts. you would probley better off with a electric they go just as fast with a good motor and have much better acceleration as well as low maitance a traxxas stampede would be a good choice they are nearly unbreakable my friend used to launch his over his shed off a huge ramp with a landing ramp if you lined it up right it wouldntbreak but if it was off it would be broken any ways electric is great for newbies i started with it went nitro and now i am atgas engines i am building a r/c boat however i wont have any thing with wheels for a long time
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my friend has one, in the winter we put these big wheel upgrades on and its awsome.
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