Hi, i'm new to this forum and a newbie to nitro rc cars...... I've been reading all the post in this forum on the r40, which made me decide to jump on this deal........ I have several questions but i'll just start of with the below.
I wanted to know if I could get some advice. I just purchased a used R40 for $250 (I'll list everything below) and I should be getting it this friday.
The person I got the car from hasn't used it in months, so it hasn't been started in who knows how long..... I wanted to know if I should bring it to a shop to the motor tuned and looked at or is that something i can do on my own...
The motor is a picco .15 and from what I was told it's tempermental and hard to tune (by the seller and a small lhs Planet RC in brooklyn 5ave)......
Also should I take the car apart and rebuild it or have that looked at too.... I'm not too sure where to begin once i get her....any advise on where to start once i get her?....
The deal also came with a starter box, how can I check it to make sure it's in good running order.... the seller did tell me that I need to get a harness to go from the battery to the charger on the starter box since he misplaced it.......
As I could see in the pic's the car and everything it comes with looked mint..... then again pictures can lie..... But at the price I got everything I thought it was a deal..... Would you agree.....?
I do have more questions, but I'll start of with this for now.....
Thanks for your help in advance.
Also does anyone know of any good LHS in the ny tri-state area...
Here are the details of the deal.....
Only thing missing is a radio and a battery pack...
10 tanks of gas through it during break-in, yes, 10 tanks of staring at the car watching it idle . After that I got to drive it 3-4 times
Purchase of HPI R40 with OFNA/Picco .15 engine already installed, HPI
servos, RD Logic Race Exhaust System, Inline Fuel Filter, Stainless
Steel Screws installed in place of cheap aluminum HPI bolts, New and never
used six spoke wheels with foam tired ( wide offset rear tires, and
smaller 24mm front tires), and a polished chassis plate.
1 VW Bora/Jetta Body, painted Pearl White w/tinted windows ( never
1 Audi TT Body, Painted Silver (never driven on), with cotter pin
1 Porsche 911 GT3 body ( mule/practice body), painted blue
4 Six Spoke wheels w/ foam tires ( mount on car) never used
4 16 spoke Wheels w/foam tires ( light use)
4 5 spoke Porsche "Turbo Twist" look-a-like wheels painted black .
4 Chrome "Aristo" look-a-like wheels, never used
4 Chrome "BBS" look-a-like rims, no wheels ( I had a set of toyo/hpi
tires which I lost, so they were never mounted)
Left over Porsche, BMW, Nissan, Audi, HPI, Pro-Line decals.
Suspension adjustment spacers along with Random HPI replacement parts
1 OFNA Racing Starter Box with Battery and charger.
Suspension adjustment tools
Glow Plug Ignitor with Charger
Bottle of Nitro Fuel
bottle of After Run fluid to keep engine from becoming during storage
OFNA Body tool for cutting perfect circles in Bodies
Thanks again for any help.....