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Old 07-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Just bought my first R/C (nitro) car - Revo 3.3 (5309)

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Hey, just bought this car on ebay. It was 'Used' and just wanted to see if you guys could point me in the right direction for anything else that i need to purchase?

Also give me your opinion of the car based of the description?

THANKS in advance!
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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These are alot of fun if your into bashing! If you wanna race you need to go with AE, Losi, Mugen, Ofna, HB, etc., etc., etc.

If your just getting into the hobby and wanna play around with an RC theres nothing wrong with that one.

You never know how well a "used" nitro is maintained no matter how clean it looks or how "good" they say it is. These are finicky machines and the motors require a proper tune to run well and last very long. Just some things to consider.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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Yeah, im just getting into the hobby and just wanted a car to play around with.

I only paid 300 including shipping, so i guess i'll see how it is when i get it in the mail.

But can anyone offer suggestions on what i need to do to it when i first get it?
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What you FIRST need to do?
Let me get you a hint that is as serious as it gets, and I DON'T mean to be rude or offensive here.

You HAVE to read the manual. I don't care if you think "It can't be that hard"
There is no money in the world that can make you feel good after days and days of not getting the hang of it. You just can not understand what is wrong....

Ask ANYONE that has Nitro as a hobby what they think of the first time in the hobby. Most may have forgotten and some might have been lucky.
Spare parts you can always buy but knowledge is REALLY hard to buy.

Traxxas have the best customer support, some wicked detailed manuals and even a DVD.
Yes the engine is already broken in but you need to at least understand the basics of a nitro engine (and the truck) before starting it.
Otherwise you will soon come back here with the questions we all have seen like hundreds of times.
"My engine sounds weird"
"My car won't shift to second"
"My engine is sluggish at take off but strong in the end"
"My car won't move, whats wrong - please help"
"What glow plug is the best"
"What fuel to use"
"My car makes this weeeee noise"
"Do I have to do After Run"
"The engine stops when I put the car on the ground"
I could go on for ever.....

Just leave the hop-ups and the other stuff for later and focus on the understanding of the car.

Then you will HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice....I'm downloading the manual now so i can read it over the next few days until the truck arrives.

I'm sure i'll be thanking you later on down the road.
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