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Old 03-25-2006, 05:00 PM   #16
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Rookie...we think a like. No wonder you're a contact on my MSN!
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Rookie...we think a like. No wonder you're a contact on my MSN!
Ha ha...yeah, we think alike....there is a little story about me and NTC3, I was too a disbeliever 1 time for NTC3.....sold the car for the new 710, WRONG....then sold it and give it a try for R40 with almost 2004 spec options....WRONG again...ended up buying a FT NTC3 again, and settle for 2 seasons.....not the fastest car ever, but I spend most of the time racing with this car then fixing in the pit area...
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well today i bought a m11 control
futabaz4800s high speed analaog servi
z8800s high speed digital servo
lamberto collari .12 motor

now i just need to burn fuel
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:15 AM   #19
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A car's going to be a car until he hones his driving skills.

Use what you got and learn to drive. Then upgrade.
Trust me, I have seen people improve faster on a MTX-3 rather than a NTC3. The part that people dont get is that you spend less time fixing a MTX-3 rather than a NTC3, meaning you get to drive more and learn more. It is really dissappointing starting a main and in the first turn, seeing your NTC3 made a disaster.
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well today i bought a m11 control
futabaz4800s high speed analaog servi
z8800s high speed digital servo
lamberto collari .12 motor

now i just need to burn fuel
Now, you have more then enough equipment to race your NTC3 anywhere (yes, anywhere).........if you are running full time 4WD (non 1-way on the front)...you have to do the typical drive train greasing like after a full day of racing. Because it is a shaft/gear driven car, that is part of the work that you have to work on.....that is something BELT car does not need to do.

You too have a very unique choice of radio gear....Sanwa control with Futaba servos...and are you sure those are FUtaba servo? I could not find and Futaba started with the letter "Z" and 4800 and 8800? Must be new.......interesting.
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:31 AM   #21
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well today i bought a m11 control
futabaz4800s high speed analaog servi
z8800s high speed digital servo
lamberto collari .12 motor

now i just need to burn fuel
Man that is some good competitive equipment.
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my bad they are JR
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:37 AM   #23
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I too love the FT ntc3 I believe it is a solid car. I've raced one for the past to seasons and I still give those mtx-3 hell. Any car headed towards the wall will break. I love the drive train super free. I just broke our track record for the fastest lap and most laps and the field was loaded with 2 710's and 4 mtx3's I was the only ft-ntc3 driver and I still took the A-main. But I will have to agree that the mugen may have a wider sweet spot when it comes to set-up. Meaning that when the track conditions change from hot afternoon to cool evening I need to tweak my set-up where as the mugen may still be still running good.
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Any car headed towards the wall will break.
That is true, but the difference lies in how often that car will break. When I started, I couldnt stay off the walls, yet I was still be able to continue the race cuz the MTX-3 holded on its own.
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Is the FT NTC3 out dated? Yes I would personally say it is time for a new model to come out.

Can it still perform? Yes it can.

Would you be a better driver with a MTX4 vs a NTC3? Probably not. It's not the car it's the driver.
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Although it is driving skills, a driver can't control a car with a crappy setup, nonetheless drive a car that doesn't appeal to his/her driving style - remember this as well.
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I got it built...now i just need break in the engine and get it tuned and ready to race!
i really have got a lot to learn on my radio
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Why did you choose to buy the M11?
Are you just starting out racing?
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To me M11 is the most user friendly radio so far. I used to use Futaba but decided to give Sanwa a try and I was really amazed how easy to set up most of the features without reading the manual. Even tho M11 looks big but the grip is very comfortable due to its balanced design (with AA's). The big clear screen is also wonderful, easy to take a quick glance while racing the car. Tho I'd say, since u just started, leave those fancy functions (traction control, exponential rate, etc) alone and pay more attention on setting up and driving the car so that you can get more accurate feedback while learning the characteristics of the car's handling. Good luck.
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:28 AM   #30
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I dont have a M11 but if i get a new radio it will hopefully be the M11 or 3pk personal prefrence M11 i cant belive its not that crazy with all the technical stuff it looks like you coulnt keep track of it all.
Hows the weight compared to the 3pk
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