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Old 03-14-2019, 08:36 AM
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Questions?? What are you looking for? Need to pick your brains.

Hey everyone, I wanted to pick your brains.. What parts/mods do you want/need for your RC's or gear that you just do not see enough variety of? (As in, maybe there are only a couple companies that offer them and you wish there were more). Perhaps there is something you make yourself since you cannot find it on the market? Any thoughts or ideas? I am curious. Thank you.
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Lets see a velcro strap battery mounting set up for my kids helion dominus sc10 so the lipos stay put, light weight chassis for first gen pedes
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For XB4, i wish they made a 4mm shock tower like they do for the front.

I wish manufactures make more pre-painted bodies for racing. I hate painting and it cost an arm and a leg for custom paint job.
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For XB4, i wish they made a 4mm shock tower like they do for the front.

I wish manufactures make more pre-painted bodies for racing. I hate painting and it cost an arm and a leg for custom paint job.
Id settle for more pre-cut bodies.
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More body options in general would be nice.
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Off road bodies without windows, and a purely aerodynamic performance shape. These half buggy truggy things are hilarious. Why even bother making them look like a car?

5th scale still lacks a purpose built engine. They're all still weedwacker or skate board thing engines. Airplanes stopped using weedwacker engines a decade ago.

How about bulk packs of premounted tires? Anything that can undercut $60 per race nitro buggy tires.
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Originally Posted by johnzhou2476 View Post
For XB4, i wish they made a 4mm shock tower like they do for the front.

I wish manufactures make more pre-painted bodies for racing. I hate painting and it cost an arm and a leg for custom paint job.
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Pre-cut decals and masks.
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Pre-cut decals and masks.
Parma PSE for pre-cut paint masks
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Parma PSE for pre-cut paint masks
My beef is even when masks come pre-cut, they're usually imprecise A couple mill off here and there... It's ugly.
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Ive used parma masks quite afew times. Only ones I had problems with is the flames with outlines.
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The one thing I’d really like to see is a actual kid sized controller. That could be used with( linked to the main controller). By having them linked the adult( expericed rc’er) could override the brakes, throttle or steering. Kids fingers are just too small for most controllers. They can pick up the driving part, but using brakes is a real challenge.
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The one thing Id really like to see is a actual kid sized controller. That could be used with( linked to the main controller). By having them linked the adult( expericed rcer) could override the brakes, throttle or steering. Kids fingers are just too small for most controllers. They can pick up the driving part, but using brakes is a real challenge.
That's a good idea...my son could use a smaller radio. They have that buddy system with aircraft radio where you can connect the 2 remotes together.
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We need more cheaper race worthy tires. We need manufacturers agree on standardizing wheels and the different offsets. It's very frustrating when you own different brand of buggies and need to pick up specific wheel for each car. At least with touring cars, it's much better, all can use the same wheel.

We need manufacturers to give us more setup guide, not just one size fits all. For example, for touring cars, manufactures should give us a setup guide for USGT, VTA, and mod. Maybe another one for different tracks, carpet vs asphalt. And step it up even further by driving style; smooth easy driving, aggressive driving, a lot of steering, well balanced, and etc...you get the idea. Adds a lot of value for little to no cost.

The problem with petit rc setup sheet is that they're all developed by pros running mostly on Mod and doesn't translate well for average Joes. And for a newb, how do you know which one to pick out of hundreds.
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Along with Tire prices a cap on motor and battery prices would be great. They want to keep racers racing, not drive them away!!! And also, they should not fight spec tires either! Even if they rotate manufacturers like they do during the ENS Series in Europe!
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