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Old 06-27-2010, 01:40 PM
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How are the builds coming along guys?
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Nixon327
How are the builds coming along guys?
I'm done. Like I siad before I'm just missing the 2 set screws for the front hexes and a #2 bushing for the front. I have a #3 in there now and I guess I could switch the 2 to a 3. I'm not sure yet what effect have 3's instead of 2's would be. I also put together the Ofna starter box I bought. I had to do it a couple of times to match up to the truck. I was just following the diagram when my little light bulb (check to see how the truck fits on) went on. Now I'm just waiting for my motor and CA glue (for the tires). The glue I had dried up. Overall it wasn't that hard of a build. I haven't built anything like that since I was a teenager with the Tamiya kits.

I have a wheel question. Has anyone use 1/2" offset wheels on this truggy? I have 3 pair left over from my Revo and was wondering how they would work.

Since I'm at here with the questions. I have another. When you guys do a good cleaning do you take out the servo tray or do kind of spray around the electronics. With the Revo I would us simple-green mixed with Denatured alcohol and air-hose it off.
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I'm done. Like I siad before I'm just missing the 2 set screws for the front hexes and a #2 bushing for the front. I have a #3 in there now and I guess I could switch the 2 to a 3. I'm not sure yet what effect have 3's instead of 2's would be. I also put together the Ofna starter box I bought. I had to do it a couple of times to match up to the truck. I was just following the diagram when my little light bulb (check to see how the truck fits on) went on. Now I'm just waiting for my motor and CA glue (for the tires). The glue I had dried up. Overall it wasn't that hard of a build. I haven't built anything like that since I was a teenager with the Tamiya kits.

I have a wheel question. Has anyone use 1/2" offset wheels on this truggy? I have 3 pair left over from my Revo and was wondering how they would work.


Since I'm at here with the questions. I have another. When you guys do a good cleaning do you take out the servo tray or do kind of spray around the electronics. With the Revo I would us simple-green mixed with Denatured alcohol and air-hose it off.

You can run 1/2 inch offset wheels on the truck but to be legal you would have to run buggy hexes to stay within the maximum track width. You could just sell the wheels or something and buy standard offset wheels.

Where are the bushing located? The front kickup or the Upper arms?

I remove my radio tray, engine , pipe and fuel tank to do a quick clean on my truck. When I do a thorough clean I tear the truck completely down to bare chassis and clean every part by hand. Clean out the diffs install new oil and check the bearings. Replace the shock fluid and check the parts for excessive wear and tear. I replace them before they break. Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by Nixon327
You can run 1/2 inch offset wheels on the truck but to be legal you would have to run buggy hexes to stay within the maximum track width. You could just sell the wheels or something and buy standard offset wheels.

Where are the bushing located? The front kickup or the Upper arms?

I remove my radio tray, engine , pipe and fuel tank to do a quick clean on my truck. When I do a thorough clean I tear the truck completely down to bare chassis and clean every part by hand. Clean out the diffs install new oil and check the bearings. Replace the shock fluid and check the parts for excessive wear and tear. I replace them before they break. Hope this helps.
Yes the bushings are in the front and are the ones you can pull out. I have a lot of learning to do with this truggy. What is kickup and what does it affect. Also thanks for the cleaning info.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Nixon327
How are the builds coming along guys?
almost done al i have left is the electronics and the engine
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:41 PM
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Ok so i ordered the RS RTR cuz i've been outta RC for 8 years and none of my old stuff was worth using... I get the truck break it in and take it to the track. After 1 lap my clutch is grinding I find that the screw holding the bell on is completely backed out so the clutch bearings are toast! This thing is three days old as i take it apart to get to the bearings i find that one of the engine mounts is just floating in the chassis and i can tell from the screw holes that there were never screws in there in the first place... I know an experienced racer would have caught this but i bought the RTR cuz im not. Since I've had it I've found about 10 different screws loose or missing and now my 3 day old truck is undrivable cuz the clutch bearings are gone! I wanna call and complain, but to who? Tower where i ordered it or Associated Electrics? What will get me the best results? Thanks ahead of time for any input!

Oh and my tank is sucking air but i hear thats nothing new with AE tanks......
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Do-Over
Ok so i ordered the RS RTR cuz i've been outta RC for 8 years and none of my old stuff was worth using... I get the truck break it in and take it to the track. After 1 lap my clutch is grinding I find that the screw holding the bell on is completely backed out so the clutch bearings are toast! This thing is three days old as i take it apart to get to the bearings i find that one of the engine mounts is just floating in the chassis and i can tell from the screw holes that there were never screws in there in the first place... I know an experienced racer would have caught this but i bought the RTR cuz im not. Since I've had it I've found about 10 different screws loose or missing and now my 3 day old truck is undrivable cuz the clutch bearings are gone! I wanna call and complain, but to who? Tower where i ordered it or Associated Electrics? What will get me the best results? Thanks ahead of time for any input!

Oh and my tank is sucking air but i hear thats nothing new with AE tanks......
you're not really going to get anything out of calling and complaining. Tightening screws and making sure they're tightened is something you want to check for after every hard run or so. They just loosen up. Other than those issues, what kind of luck are you having with that engine?
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:10 PM
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The engine is actually very strong I have no complaints there but the reason my clutch is out is because the motor mount screws were missing which let the motor move all over which i think made the clutch bell come loose and tear out my bearings. Im gonna complain anyway whether its does good or not, just because I payed $600 and the first time i took it out to race after break in which i did very "softly" it fell apart. I know things break but If it breaks after 2 laps the very first time i try to run it hard thats just poor workmanship on there part. Not to argue with you.... you seem very cool.... but Ready to Run should be just that not missing pcs and falling apart on the very first track day after 2 laps....
I was also goin with the "slow is fast" motto and only rolled over once in those 2 laps. I cleaned it and looked at it after break in and checked every screw i could get to on the machine just after driving in circles in the driveway. I was being very maticulous with the truck as to not break something and couldnt even get to the clutch bell screw well enough on the RTR to really check for tightness. But as i said i hadn't even had it over 1/2 throttle before today. It was not me not putting the time in on the machine It was just thrown together at the factory with alot of pcs missing and several loose which i was lucky enough to find before ever running it...... Again not to argue with you Quad you've been very cool to me. But even my friends who have been right here with me for the 3 days i've had it and know how hard I've worked to keep it perfect say that the workmanship is terrible on this thing. I think I'll just call AE tomorrow and at least express my concern. It would be one thing if I had it out to the track a couple times and never did maintenance but I have only broke it in, in the driveway and ran up and down a straight at a track to try and finish that break-in after both I very carefully cleaned and checked everything I knew to look at. I had no idea about the missing screws on the motor mount because they were never there in the first place to check.

As for you other question the motor is very strong with more bottom end than alot of the race motors my buddies are running. The reason I know this is because we lined up for those 2 laps i ran and I chewed them up on the opening straight but quickly fell back to last as I slowed down to learn the track..... 2 laps later..... clutch bearings gone!
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No I wasn't meaning to sounds rude in my post. But glad the engine is running good But I hope you get your problems fixed with it!
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:37 PM
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Anybody notice that the Ryan's are running the carbon shock towers at the ROAR nats? I bet its to save weight.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:44 PM
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I know buddy you don't strike me as the type to be rude in any situation..... Unless it really called for it.... I was just trying to convey the fact that I was trying to be very careful with the maintenance and cleaning but couldn't overcome everything that was poorly built or missing before my first track day...

I've been helping Bevo and the others with theirs and realize that stuff does break quite often...

I've already ordered new bearings, a D8T tank, and few other neccesities that should be here Wednesday or Thursday.(Hopefully Wednesday for next track day) But I'm still gonna contact AE to see if they can do anything to regain my trust in their product.

I really hope to get to run with you soon Quad Im not gonna win Nats but I do think I'm a doing very good for a beginner and can't wait for my first sanctioned race opportunity which I hope will be soon!


*!NOTE!*: To anyone planning on buying the RTR. The truggy has ran excellent while it was running but don't depend on it being put together perfectly please go thru the truck and look at EVERYTHING! I thought I was doing well and still missed a few and there may be more I haven't found.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:56 PM
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Unfortuneately the factory builders do get things wrong and all companies QA can be lacking sometimes!

i think the RTR rc8t is a great entry level kit but unfortuneately RTR does mean ready to run not ready to run forever lol

if the tank is dodgy just scan a copy of your receipt and email AE service/faults and explain whats up and they will send out a new one (i've had 2 sent over to Australia already with in 5 days)

the .28 is an ok engine and does have some good bottom end, only i've found it lacks the ecconomy and legs of a .21 (compared to my Reedy 121 and Nova Plus4's)

but for the price and ease of working on the AE's you cant go wrong

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Decided to go with a little bling on my truck so I ordered the front & rear blue hubs. Why I didn't order them to start I don't know but anyway I'm in a holding pattern till they come in. Then on to the center diff. Motor & pipe are ready to go all broken in already. I'm taking my time enjoying the build.
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Originally Posted by pantera nitro
RTR does mean ready to run not ready to run forever lol
Oh man...I had a Kyosho QRC RTR. It was one of the first gas trucks with reverse...and it was terrible but that's beside the point. I remember taking that thing out and every 5 minutes something would break because things loosened up. THen I found out that you should loocktite everything metal to metal on a gas powered truck.At first I was like, what?! every screw? But not its just second nature to add it...like grabbing your keys before you drive your car.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:07 AM
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Bottom line I didnt expect it to run forever but i did expect it to hold up thru break in and at least 1 track day.... my first time opening it up.... First time i had it over 1/2 throttle it started falling apart after 2 laps... If thats the quality we expect in such an expensive hobby i dont know if i want in it. I can afford it but it seems stupid to, like just throwing away money.

I ordered my clutch bearings and tank and have went back thru my machine to double check everything, replaced all the missing screws I could find(SEVERAL from the factory) If i don't at least get 1 track day out of this of hard running w/o it falling apart. I think ill cut my losses and hang it on the wall to show ppl.......

My friends have buggies and truggies and I've seem them race and bash them to death with no problems. I just think the one I bought should have been better built from the factory thats all.

Again I'm not trying to argue. I think anyone of you would have been upset with the quality of this truck when you got it.

Its a shame the one good lap i had was a blast! LOL

In Conclusion: you wont hear more for me on this subject i feel that I had to defend my claim.
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