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Old 05-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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First, let me say hello to all, since I'm new here and relatively new to the whole rc car "thing".

My son, a while ago, picked up a RC Car from a garage sale for $5. It was missing parts and at the time we never really took the time to go over it.

Now my son has a new RC Car and watching him play with it (and taking a turn at the wheel from time to time) has made me think about seeing if I could get that old car running.

Here's my problem though... I have no idea what kind it is.

I'm assuming it's an off-road nitro just based on the suspension/wheels, engine and shape.

There is no brand on it other than on the engine (Dynamite) and the servo's/controller (JR something or other... I think, I'm not at home at the moment).

I know there are a few obvious parts missing... muffler, battery for servos... but other than that... well and it needing a new pull start... I have no idea what I need.

Is there some way to identify the car so I can locate a manual, or is there a general resource that might help me to identify what parts are still missing from it?

If I can get it running then I won't have to purchase a new one.

Thanks for your help.

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best thing to do is post pictures of it here and someone will be able to identify it
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First, let me say hello to all, since I'm new here and relatively new to the whole rc car "thing".

My son, a while ago, picked up a RC Car from a garage sale for $5. It was missing parts and at the time we never really took the time to go over it.

Now my son has a new RC Car and watching him play with it (and taking a turn at the wheel from time to time) has made me think about seeing if I could get that old car running.

Here's my problem though... I have no idea what kind it is.

I'm assuming it's an off-road nitro just based on the suspension/wheels, engine and shape.

There is no brand on it other than on the engine (Dynamite) and the servo's/controller (JR something or other... I think, I'm not at home at the moment).

I know there are a few obvious parts missing... muffler, battery for servos... but other than that... well and it needing a new pull start... I have no idea what I need.

Is there some way to identify the car so I can locate a manual, or is there a general resource that might help me to identify what parts are still missing from it?

If I can get it running then I won't have to purchase a new one.

Thanks for your help.

-tk
If its old you may want to think about a new one......... but post some pics and guys can take a guess at what it is....
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Thanks... I'll try to get some pics and post 'em tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:49 PM   #5
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off road...dynamite engine....jr servos......with out seeing it would guess it to be a losi of some sort...nxt,xxnt,xxxnt...etc etc etc...but with out pix no one can tell you anything
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off road...dynamite engine....jr servos......with out seeing it would guess it to be a losi of some sort...nxt,xxnt,xxxnt...etc etc etc...but with out pix no one can tell you anything
Yep thats exaclty what i though of when i heard that.
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Radio gear and engine makes it sound like a Losi/Horizon product.

But could be an Associated RC10GT as well.

Post pics!
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Whatever it is, it sounds like a good buy for $5!
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Thanks for all of your replies.... You guys rock.

I looked up some of the suggestions listed and what I have closely matches the pictures and schematics, I could find, of the Losi NXT that was mentioned.

I'm hoping to post some pics this weekend just for confirmation.

Now I just need to see what I need to get it up and running.
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First, let me say hello to all, since I'm new here and relatively new to the whole rc car "thing".

My son, a while ago, picked up a RC Car from a garage sale for $5. It was missing parts and at the time we never really took the time to go over it.

Now my son has a new RC Car and watching him play with it (and taking a turn at the wheel from time to time) has made me think about seeing if I could get that old car running.

Here's my problem though... I have no idea what kind it is.

I'm assuming it's an off-road nitro just based on the suspension/wheels, engine and shape.

There is no brand on it other than on the engine (Dynamite) and the servo's/controller (JR something or other... I think, I'm not at home at the moment).

I know there are a few obvious parts missing... muffler, battery for servos... but other than that... well and it needing a new pull start... I have no idea what I need.

Is there some way to identify the car so I can locate a manual, or is there a general resource that might help me to identify what parts are still missing from it?

If I can get it running then I won't have to purchase a new one.

Thanks for your help.

-tk
Since you are new to the forum you won't be able to post pics.

You can send them to racecrafter@gmail.com and I can post them for you. (as well as help identify the car)
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racecrafter,

I just sent you some pics.

Hopefully they will help... if you think I should include another angle let me know.

Thanks for your (and everyone else's) help.

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Here it is......
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its either a team losi nxt or a gtx
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i think it is a gtx.
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no its losi xxxnt remember it well,could redo the rear arm holder around the diff 10 minutes
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