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Old 01-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #31
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this is the most active forum i found so far...

I want that losi 8ight rtr.... but what about the first run of the engine..

When some 1 buys from a store.. the seller do it for him and teach all that

he should know... but I n my case.. if i Buy from a mainhobbies...

I am pretty much alone

So is it Impossible to learn this stuff here ?

Cause if it some thing any 1 can do I would handle it myself...

waiting 4 your answers !!

with great anticipation !!
You can learn a lot here, but your hobby shop should be happy to help you also. If you get into RC and like it, that's the place you'll go for spare parts and to upgrade engines, servos, radios, etc.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:04 AM   #32
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this is the most active forum i found so far...

I can't believe it !!!

so many ppl r here to help and advice...

really appreciate !!

Btw... for all u guys that helped...

I want that losi 8ight rtr.... but what about the first run of the engine..

When some 1 buys from a store.. the seller do it for him and teach all that

he should know... but I n my case.. if i Buy from a mainhobbies...

I am pretty much alone

So is it Impossible to learn this stuff here ?

Cause if it some thing any 1 can do I would handle it myself...

waiting 4 your answers !!

with great anticipation !!


Go with the Losi RTR, its probally the best RTR.

Are there any tracks in your area. It nice to see what works there and its a safe bet you'll find someone that can help tune your motor if you need advice. Local hobby shops rarely have the time/skill to help tune anything. (Want to test that: Ask them for an Xray, they'll be sure to point you to the nearest hospital.)

The only thing I usually learn at the shop is the "Door chime warranty".
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:25 AM   #33
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Nice, if you were going to jump in a time machine and buy something to race last year. Not knocking losi, but things change every year and one season's success usually doesn't equate to the next year's dominance, and it's hard to equate what team drivers use to success for a new guy on the club level.


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Funny you speak of Losi being #1 for a reason. I was just looking on their site and found a recap of the season for losi, I don;t think any other manf can claim this!


"A recap of the titles that belong to Losi for 2008 make a huge statement to the Offroad community. Team Losi drivers were able to grab many championships throughout the World and the US. Big thanks go out to all Team Losi drivers who do battle on a weekly basis to showcase their talent and put the Losi products to the test. Week in and week out, the titles just keep adding up. For 08 the trophy room was expanded to make room for":

Roar Buggy National Champion and runner up
JBRL Buggy Champion
Ifmar World Championships Top Qualifer
AZ Winter Nitro Championship Series Buggy Champion
EMMA Indoor Buggy Masters Champion
Puerto Rico Winter Nitrocross Truggy Champion
Kyosho Fall Classic Buggy Champion
Italian Buggy National Champion
Multi class champions Hutchinson
Novarossi GP Buggy Champion
1,2,3 AZ Nitro Summer Series
Glorcs Buggy and Truggy Champion
1,2 Southern CA Saturday Series Buggy
multi class champion Tumbleweed Classic
Colorado Nitro State Buggy and Truggy Champion
Roar Electric Super Stock multi class National Champion
Manufactures Cup Buggy Champion
South African Buggy and Truggy National Champion
Nitromadnass Buggy Champion
Roar region 10 Buggy and Truggy Champion
Ironman 120 pro/am Buggy and Truggy Champion
Monster Truck World Finals Champion
Nitrocross AZ State Champion Buggy and Truggy
Roar National Monster Truck Champion
Readers Choice Nitro Buggy Winner
1,2 Buggy Champion NeoBuggy race
Silverstate Buggy Champion
Top Qualifer Truggy and Buggy Dirt Nitrochallenge
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Some of the advice is hilarious. Every assumes that every newb should buy an MP9 or an Xray.

Buy a Traxxas or some other RTR, drive the piss out of it for a while, if you like it, upgrade. When you've got little to no skills getting around a track is good to learn with a beater. If you have a local track with Slash racing then that's where to start. Slash racing is good fun, for newbs and the experienced and is by far the cheapest form of racing. If I was completely new I'd bypass nitro all together and just go electric, especially now that electric 1/8 scale class are spreading rapidly.
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