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Old 06-24-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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Talking Acme Conquistador

I drove one of my friend's new nitro trucks a while back, an Acme/IRC Conquistador, and I was quite impressed. It does about 45 mph and has to be one of the cheapest 4WD nitro RC trucks on the market. It has a .18 engine and despite the corny company name, they really are starting to build a reputation for themselves. I recently ordered one and I should have it within a week or so. I would absolutely suggest this truck for anyone looking for the cheap route into nitro. Here's a link to a page with information about it: http://www.internet-rc.com/cobyircra.html
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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you get what u pay for. we all love what we have
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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Kevin

Very new to the world of rc.... (flicking through ebay one day and thought it looked a laugh).

I too bought the Conquistador and yeah, I'm really glad I did. Not sure about the 'cheap' bit though. Have spent a small fortune on hop-ups and upgrades.

Aluminium suspension
Aluminium shock towers
Aluminium shocks
Aluminium front bulkheads
Aluminium servo saver
Aluminium steering knuckle arms
Aluminium tuned pipe
Performance manifold
Electric starter
Steel diffs.
Hardened spur gear
8.35:1 Clutch gear (as opposed to the standard 10.44:1)
Aluminium clutch
Performance glowplug
Race ball bearings throughout

Bonkers performance now! Well worth the extras.

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That looks a lot like a HPI NMT. IMO I would never buy that because of the name.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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I admit 'Acme Conquistador' doesn't really sound too hot, but hey, it's just a bit of fun at the weekends for me.
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It does look like a sturdy lil' truck for those who wants to occasionally toy around with Nitro R/Cs without emptying their wallet. It's a suicide choice for racing though.
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:47 AM   #7
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Trouble is, the more I see what you guys are upto, the louder my wallet squeals and the girlfriend moans (and not that lovin' sort, either). I fear I am forever to spend my time in the 'Days-off-toy' category.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:50 PM   #8
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Noddy,

I was just wondering what brand parts you use for your conquistador.

Thank you,

I also sent you a PM.

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