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Old 12-04-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Angry Anyone run ACME brand?, Bad experience!

Just wondered if anyone here owns an ACME nitro rc buggy. I recently purchased the condor self build kit and have had no end of problems due to cheap nastly parts. First time running after about 5 mins the main spur gear stripped so i purchased a stronger plastic one at £15. Repaired this and then after a futher 10 mins of runtime the clutch bell and shoes are wrecked due to them being made out of cheap cast aluminium. A bit of heat has cracked the clutch bell right open!! =(. This is my first nitro car and its just driving me mad. with spares now i am upto around £200 spent and counting!! for this money i could have gone and bought a ready to run HPI firestorm or similar so i am absolutley gutted. I want to hear opinions from anyone else that owns an ACME and your experiences because i am close to cutting my losses and binning mine and starting fresh with a HPI!! views please
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it never worked out well for the coyote.....Just sayin!
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what were your experiences with your coyote? did you find it was useless?. From my experience having an Acme is about as much use as having chocolate wheels on your car it seems. Will HPI serve me better? i want a car i can smash and bash and it just keeps on going
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it never worked out well for the coyote.....Just sayin!
for the record...i got it
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lol clearly something has gone over my head, in other words it is shit right. I just need opinions so i know weather or not to waste any more time on the friggin thing! not riddles!
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for the record...i got it
lmfao, i read the reply, and simply shook my head...


Kudos to you sir!
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oops, this thread has gone tits up
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How much did you spend on the kit?
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it never worked out well for the coyote.....Just sayin!
wonder what the road runner is running? i want that....beep....beep..vroooooom! or if its electric...beep....beep......wizzz
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Hi, I payed 139 pounds for the kit brand new from nitrotek. Reading reviews all seemed ok so decided to purchase one. But obs the company only let the good reviews through. With spares ive had to buy now i could have bought a hpi for the same cash and i still have a useless broken buggy. Ripoff cheaply made rubbish that aint up to the job
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Hi, I payed 139 pounds for the kit brand new from nitrotek. Reading reviews all seemed ok so decided to purchase one. But obs the company only let the good reviews through. With spares ive had to buy now i could have bought a hpi for the same cash and i still have a useless broken buggy. Ripoff cheaply made rubbish that aint up to the job
i have honestly never heard of these? how much is 139 pounds in USD?, might concider selling it locally and try somthing differnt.
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stick with name brands , you will be much happier in the long run

meep meep vroooooooom!!


wyl e coyote and the road runner , what a pair


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This is 217 USD. Fairly cheap if it was upto the job but a complete waste of cash when it isnt. Ive thort about selling it but wont get even 20% of my cash back the way it is and cant justify buying a brand new Hpi aswell meaning i would have dont almost $700 in 1 week getting into nitro!!! :O dont want to quit the hobby b4 ive started tho
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There is an old saying "you only get what you pay for" and sometimes not even that.
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This is 217 USD. Fairly cheap if it was upto the job but a complete waste of cash when it isnt. Ive thort about selling it but wont get even 20% of my cash back the way it is and cant justify buying a brand new Hpi aswell meaning i would have dont almost $700 in 1 week getting into nitro!!! :O dont want to quit the hobby b4 ive started tho
Forget all the cryptic comments mate. Basically it's a POS. Sorry dude but I wouldn't waste another cent on it personally. If you really want to get into the hobby you have to ask yourself what you think you'll be happy doing. i.e. bashing or racing or bit of both.

If you want to have a bash about and just have some fun in the park you might want to look at an electric RTR 1/10th stadium truck like the slash. There is a class to race these cars as well although depending on where you live it may or may not be a popular class. I've got the AE one and it's been pretty good fun. If you think you may want to have a race or two and 1/8th nitro appeals to you then maybe a losi RTR. Had a few of those down at our local track and they seem pretty good but you may need to upgrade the servos on this one in the future. If you’re sure you want to get out and race and think you'll be in the hobby for a while then save your bickies and maybe buy a kit\motor\radio gear etc etc etc however the $'s add up pretty quickly.

Big thing when buying any car is parts availability so make sure you can get spares. Every car will have its good and bad points as well but you can't go far wrong with "most" of the big brands although you really should have a read through the forums to get a feel for which cars may be more difficult to setup than others. Personally I run the MP9 and just love it. Best car I've ever driven but its also at the expensive end of the spectrum. Like someone else mentioned, you get what you pay for (sometimes:-)

Do your homework before you buy something mate otherwise you’ll end up burning several hundred more than you already have.

If I had that car of your's I'd be on the phone to the importer and put a rocket up em. If you bought it on-line from China or somewhere then your probably shit outa luck.
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