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Old 12-30-2015, 11:34 AM
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I recently purchased an electric 1/10 redcat blackout xte pro. I drive it on mostly loose dirt/rocks. I built an RC track in my pasture, so I do plan to do some friendly racing(nothing too serious).

As I am new to the hobby, I have some very beginner questions. My RC already goes plenty fast enough for me to handle but I was wondering what upgrades are necessary for my RC? Shocks? Servo? Wheels?

I'm not looking to dump hundreds into my RC as it is just a hobby. Any advice for me would be great. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:49 AM
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I recently purchased an electric 1/10 redcat blackout xte pro. I drive it on mostly loose dirt/rocks. I built an RC track in my pasture, so I do plan to do some friendly racing(nothing too serious).

As I am new to the hobby, I have some very beginner questions. My RC already goes plenty fast enough for me to handle but I was wondering what upgrades are necessary for my RC? Shocks? Servo? Wheels?

I'm not looking to dump hundreds into my RC as it is just a hobby. Any advice for me would be great. Thanks!
RC is just a "hobby" for me too, and I spend a couple thousand a year. I not sure you're going to get a lot of "upgrade" advice for a redcat. I would just run it as it is, considering you're just running around in a pasture. If the servo burns out, replace the servo. When the tires wear out, replace the tires.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:53 AM
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RC is just a "hobby" for me too, and I spend a couple thousand a year. I not sure you're going to get a lot of "upgrade" advice for a redcat. I would just run it as it is, considering you're just running around in a pasture. If the servo burns out, replace the servo. When the tires wear out, replace the tires.
Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll just stick to fixing it as it breaks.
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RC is just a "hobby" for me too, and I spend a couple thousand a year. I not sure you're going to get a lot of "upgrade" advice for a redcat. I would just run it as it is, considering you're just running around in a pasture. If the servo burns out, replace the servo. When the tires wear out, replace the tires.

Great advice, if its not broke don't fix it. I just went over spending thousands for 2015 and made a new years resolution to cut back just a little. Good thing I never keep new years resolutions.
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Good thing I never keep new years resolutions.
Or receipts. Never keep receipts.
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Or receipts. Never keep receipts.
Amen! I shred mine immediately. Do not need others knowing what I spend on my "toys"
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Or receipts. Never keep receipts.
A main likes to remind me of my annual spending ( your almost a platinum member just spend a little more) I told the wife that amount is since a because a member years ago.
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