R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 34
Default Hyper 7

im looking to get into buggies and saw the hyper 7 tq black was only 300 bucks. is it that cheap because its junk or is it a fairly decent rig. im no pro i just want to get my feet wet in buggy racing and wondered if this was a good rig to start on or not.
Suicide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth, West Australia
Posts: 451
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

I myself was in the exact same situation you're in 2 months ago. I got the black and it's AWESOME !!!! there's nothing cheap about it. I've broken a few suspension arm shafts and had an unfortunate incident with a glow plug coil falling out... but yeah the car has been really good.

If you buy here's a few things to do.

1) Drop some after run oil into the engine FIRST THIGN YOU DO. Try not to play with the thing by yanking the pulll start before you do this.

2) Make sure all screws and such are tight and in position... on mine the engine was slightly loose, and alos the front right drive shaft wasn't seated properly so i had to seat that.

3) make sure you check your tune before you start. Mine came out of tune (a bit lean) so read the manual, and set however they say in the manual.

4) In case you haven't started nitros before... a new engine is pretty hard to start because it's all tight like a tiger... the best way to fire it up is to use a hair dryer. Just point a hair dryer or heat gun if you have one at the engine casing and let it heat up for 30 seconds to a minute. Note you'll probably have to do this for the first couple of starts (prolly 10 or so). Once the engine is nice and warm you'll notice pulling on the pullstart becomes a LOT easier then starting car is very easy.

5) Break in properly !!!! This is most important thing about new engines...jsut follow the break-in bible in this thread.

6) Have fun !!!!

Hope it helps.
LordAnubis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 34
Default

well if its that good then to tell you im no newb to rc's i use a hybrid break in method its a mix between the traxxas method and the heat cycling method. oh and i have a nitro revo e revo brushless and a slash. but im selling the nitro revo to fund the hyper 7
Suicide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Quad Racer 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,973
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

the hyper 7 is not a "cheap" buggy. its a really good buggy. my brother has one and it does awesome on the track. he does real well with it too. i would definatly get one. when you do, get a starter box for it and throw the pull starter away. on my brother's, you could hardly get it started the motor was so tight. and the pull starter half the time wouldnt turn the motor over. but its a great buggy. the engine in it is pretty good too. real fast. good luck with it!
__________________
Dylan Gerard

Serpent - Desoto Racing - Picco - AKA - Hitec - RC Addictions Products - Tekin - VRP - Avid RC - SMC - MIP - SkipGear - The Ohio RC Factory
Quad Racer 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LordAnubis View Post
I myself was in the exact same situation you're in 2 months ago. I got the black and it's AWESOME !!!! there's nothing cheap about it. I've broken a few suspension arm shafts and had an unfortunate incident with a glow plug coil falling out... but yeah the car has been really good.

If you buy here's a few things to do.

1) Drop some after run oil into the engine FIRST THIGN YOU DO. Try not to play with the thing by yanking the pulll start before you do this.

2) Make sure all screws and such are tight and in position... on mine the engine was slightly loose, and alos the front right drive shaft wasn't seated properly so i had to seat that.

3) make sure you check your tune before you start. Mine came out of tune (a bit lean) so read the manual, and set however they say in the manual.

4) In case you haven't started nitros before... a new engine is pretty hard to start because it's all tight like a tiger... the best way to fire it up is to use a hair dryer. Just point a hair dryer or heat gun if you have one at the engine casing and let it heat up for 30 seconds to a minute. Note you'll probably have to do this for the first couple of starts (prolly 10 or so). Once the engine is nice and warm you'll notice pulling on the pullstart becomes a LOT easier then starting car is very easy.

5) Break in properly !!!! This is most important thing about new engines...jsut follow the break-in bible in this thread.

6) Have fun !!!!

Hope it helps.
My brother and a buddy of mine has these buggys and for the price you cant beat it!
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
the hyper 7 is not a "cheap" buggy. its a really good buggy. my brother has one and it does awesome on the track. he does real well with it too. i would definatly get one. when you do, get a starter box for it and throw the pull starter away. on my brother's, you could hardly get it started the motor was so tight. and the pull starter half the time wouldnt turn the motor over. but its a great buggy. the engine in it is pretty good too. real fast. good luck with it!
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
ace921000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southlake, TX
Posts: 437
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I love my hyper 7.
ace921000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ace921000 View Post
I love my hyper 7.
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
Quad Racer 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,973
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead racer View Post
whats with all the faces?..
__________________
Dylan Gerard

Serpent - Desoto Racing - Picco - AKA - Hitec - RC Addictions Products - Tekin - VRP - Avid RC - SMC - MIP - SkipGear - The Ohio RC Factory
Quad Racer 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
whats with all the faces?..
Dont know!
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Quad Racer 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,973
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead racer View Post
Dont know!
LOL
__________________
Dylan Gerard

Serpent - Desoto Racing - Picco - AKA - Hitec - RC Addictions Products - Tekin - VRP - Avid RC - SMC - MIP - SkipGear - The Ohio RC Factory
Quad Racer 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:25 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Keep them on all four!
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:27 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
Quad Racer 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,973
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

have you had to many beverages tonight?
__________________
Dylan Gerard

Serpent - Desoto Racing - Picco - AKA - Hitec - RC Addictions Products - Tekin - VRP - Avid RC - SMC - MIP - SkipGear - The Ohio RC Factory
Quad Racer 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:29 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
Gearhead racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somewhere in PA
Posts: 2,020
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
have you had to many beverages tonight?
No, not enough! Well we are getting a little off topic!

If your looking for a body that will fit the TQ go with a jammin x1cr body
__________________
"Seeing the world on 2 wheels"
Losi Ten-T SCTE~Tekin SC4X 4.5~ Tekin RX8
Gearhead racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:31 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
Quad Racer 34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,973
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead racer View Post
No, not enough! Well we are getting a little off topic!

If your looking for a body that will fit the TQ go with a jammin x1cr body
hahaha
__________________
Dylan Gerard

Serpent - Desoto Racing - Picco - AKA - Hitec - RC Addictions Products - Tekin - VRP - Avid RC - SMC - MIP - SkipGear - The Ohio RC Factory
Quad Racer 34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HoBao Hyper 9E thread zJatoRad Electric Off-Road 4395 07-25-2017 03:36 AM
R/C Stuff Selling Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 45728 09-09-2009 07:19 AM
Hyper 7 brushless converted to trade!! dirt_oval R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 25 09-05-2009 08:24 AM
TNT Discussion - MONSTER TRUCKING!!! BloodClod Singapore R/C Racers 4263 04-13-2006 09:48 PM
1/8 Scale DAN_THE_MAN Electric Off-Road 158 08-05-2003 03:12 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:11 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net