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Old 10-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi all,
So i made my decision and i will be ordering the ofna picco but thanks to everyone for their replys.I am also going with hitech digital servos and the spectrum dx 2.0 . Ok so now on to the questions i am planning on racing at a local race track next sumer what tools do i need to buy for maintenence ? What extra parts should i keep in my bag when i do go to the track ? Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated as i am extremely new to the sport thanks all !!!!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hi all,
So i made my decision and i will be ordering the ofna picco but thanks to everyone for their replys.I am also going with hitech digital servos and the spectrum dx 2.0 . Ok so now on to the questions i am planning on racing at a local race track next sumer what tools do i need to buy for maintenence ? What extra parts should i keep in my bag when i do go to the track ? Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated as i am extremely new to the sport thanks all !!!!!

Great Buggy for the price and that Picco engine RIPS for what it is. You'll love it. But yeah, the servo's and radio are throw aways.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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If you use Hitec 7955's and your radio you can also run Lipo batteries (2cell) unregulated. Extra voltage, extra speed/power.

Hex drivers, both the good handled sets and the cheapo L angle ones form Harbor frieght. (the L's work so poorly that if you round out a screw head with the good drivers, sometimes the wrong size l angle will start to work). Rpm makes a nice set of standard ball hex's that are cheap.

You'll need 1.5mm, 3/32, 5/64, 1/16". Yes I use standard drivers in metric screws, they fit tighter.

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go to engine questions in the nitro off road section and you will get a basic list and a few handy hints that i learnt

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I'm new to racing too, in fact went to my first race on the weekend. My philosophy so far has been to just replace things on the car as it breaks. Ie on the weekend, i bent a shock shaft. I am lucky enough to be a member of a very friendly club and was loaned a shock (thanks neil !!!!... in case you're here) however i had planned on jsut running with a bent shock. Anyway... now i've gone and bought 4 new shocks, and will keep my old ones for spares.

I did the same with my servos. The plastic geared ones that came with my hyper 7 i ran till the car magically hit a pole and killed the steering servo... so i replaced both servos and now i've got one spare plastic geared servo (the servo that was on my throttle before) sitting in my pit crate... in case i need it

Also i bought tools as i needed them... the only tool i've bought so far are hex drivers and a clutch tool when i changed clutch shoes (i've also kept my old clutch shoes in case i desperately need them some time).

That's been my approach anyway and it's worked pretty good for me so far. However i do racing for fun, and not at all in a competitive spirit... in fact i don't even have a transponder to see how bad (I mean how AWESOME) i am doing.

Anyway if you're racing for fun like I am then jsut take along whaterver you have, and as stuff breaks just replace it and keep the stock parts as spares for future.

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You won't need a starter box. The stock Ofna Picco comes with a pull start which is fine for starting. Better then needing that starter box to carry around all the time.
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