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Old 11-12-2004, 06:02 AM   #16
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He couldn't figure out how to center his servo..and you're pointing him at that setup station??????????????

BABY STEPS!!!!! lol

Jigga..you are going to need some help from your local racers and your local hobby shop in order to get the car set up and handling competitively. The car is so adjustable that you can adjust yourself away from a good performing setup if you're not careful.

make sure you document what you're doing and make changes 1 change at a time so you can see what effect the change makes.

Pay close attention to the tuning guide that came with your kit....it will help make a lot of things clear

Questions like the one you started this thread with are normally quickly and easily handled by the shop where you purchased the kit....If you didn't buy it at your local shop...then consider it an eye-opener as to why your LHS sometimes might cost a little more than mail order....they need to have someone on-site to help with questions and setup instead of just shipping out product andleaving you to your own devices
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:05 AM   #17
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your first care ever and you bought an Xray T1FK! Good luck with it, and I hope you race it. Its like a 16 year old getting a Porsche as a first car.

I am not sure what radio you have, but you should take out some of the steering and throttle from the radio, and I would recommend a stock motor for it.

Good Luck and happy racing.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:54 AM   #18
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Seems like he has all his current problems worked out, but I'm sure there will be more with a Xray FT, GTX and JR XS3 pro radio for your first RC car.

Jigga - I suggest that you go to a local track and hang out with the TQ guy there and learn everything you can from him. This is just the start. You now need to learn car setup, battery charging and maintance and how to drive these things. Good luck! If you need any help, send me a PM. NJ has a lot of race tracks and racers. You should be able to locate someone easily that has learned it all. You have just entered the Jedi program for RC racing! Thank god you bought a very strong car that will not break as much from all the punishment you will put it through. LOL
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:50 AM   #19
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I completed the car about 3:00 AM last night after ripping thru the parking lot for a bit. I need to work on my driving skills, didn't hit anything but I'm no

I have a Trinity Monster Stock Pro Motor, the Futaba S9550 Servo, etc.

I plan to get that Hudy setup system, just haven't been able to find anyplace online that sells it.

I built the frame for my car, but the local shop showed me the tricks on wiring and soldering. The guy there also pointed out some problems I had when I put together the shocks, but I corrected them myself.

I picked the frame myself after looking around for about 2 months online. As far as the rest goes, it was guidance from people on this message board. The XRay may be a little expensive, but putting it together was worth the cost of admission. Already looking forward to my next car , and my coworker is now gettng his budget together .

BTW...I'm still a newbie so here's a newbie question.....does this machine reverse? LOL.....I can't figure out if I did something wrong with the radio or if I'm missing something, but I can only brake, can't reverse.

Yeah, I know, newbie question, yada yada yada , but think about this. My first car in real life wasn't a porshe, it was a Pathfinder SE......didn't know how to drive that either, but I'm a pro now.
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BTW...I'm still a newbie so here's a newbie question.....does this machine reverse? LOL.....I can't figure out if I did something wrong with the radio or if I'm missing something, but I can only brake, can't reverse.
What speed controler do you have??? From the money you spent I'm going to gather you bought a race controller... From that I'd say NO... You can't go backwards in a race so none have it...
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:55 AM   #21
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Novak GT-7 does not have reverse.

Superior Hobbies has that setup system in stock..... $280.... 407.834.9299


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Old 11-12-2004, 09:03 AM   #22
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No the GT7 does not have reverse. It's a competition speedo and reverse is not allowed on race tracks to there's no need to have it.
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Hmmm....No reverse....time to MOD...LOL, just kidding. I have a T-Spec frame I bought for my little brother, maybe I'll test out another speed control on that and see how I like it.

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Old 11-12-2004, 09:07 AM   #24
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You can't modify the speedo. There is no circuitry in it to allow reverse. It is simply not possible.
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Oh, sorry, I meant buy another and set this one aside for races.
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Oh, sorry, I meant buy another and set this one aside for races.
Nice to have money to burn... Hope you're in this hobby for the long haul... There's no resale value.... Like I should talk about dumping money.... Then again my first car was in 1976....
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Old 11-12-2004, 09:26 AM   #27
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Hey that's a really good idea, that way your race car won't have to take the brunt of the bashing it takes to get accostomed to driving. Best plact to learn driving is in a big wide open parking lot. And while you are learning to drive DO NOT look at the transmitter, just go driving in circles and figure 8's you will pick up a feeling of what the car will do and bashing when you first start out is the most fun part of RC.
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That's a good idea. I think the best way for you to learn to drive is to take the car to a CLEAN open lot and start with figure eights. This will teach you how to hold the raduis of a turn and how to slow down for a turn without slaming on the brakes. Then take some plastic cones or something that's not going to damage or filp the car if you hit them and setup some simple courses to try and navigate through. Play with throttle control and learn how to be smooth. Full throttle high speed passes may be cool to watch but they won't teach you anything about how to drive the car around a track. One other thing that I tell people all the time is make sure when you're turning the wheel on the radio, never let go of it and let it snap back to neutral. There have been many guys that have asked me to watch their car on the track and see why it's so twitchy and I hear the wheel being flipped back and forth. The same goes for the throttle.

Just a few tips I've picked up.
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Dang Jigga, sounds like you have as nice a ride as me, and I've been in the hobby for 8 years. Hope you get to the track soon and flex some of that performance muscle.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:03 AM   #30
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That wide open lot ideal is great. I did that last night (this morning) when I finally got the car running. It would help to have reverse while I'm learning to drive.
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