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Old 09-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default Purchasing an RS4 3 Evo+

I am about to go and purchase my first nitro car , the RS4 3 Evo+ at a local hobby shop. I am wondering what else I might need to buy along with the car? As I mentioned this is my first nitro (and I haven't been into RC cars long), so please mention any general things I might need as well as RS4 3 Evo+ specific things I may want to purchase.

I recall reading that the rs4 evo+ was lacking somethings or at least that there were some things that they recommended purchasing with the car. Battery for instance? For the life of me though, I can't find a list anywhere!
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Well I spoke a bit too soon as I managed to find the list of what it requires. (I'll post it for whoever else may be curious or searching for info):

REQUIRES: AA Batteries: 12 (8 for radio, 4 for battery box)
6-Cell Flat Battery Pack: For Roto Start
Battery Charger: For Roto Start battery
Track Equipment: Fuel bottle, glow starter
Fuel: 2-stroke glow fuel with 10%-15% nitromethane, 16% lubricant

Are all of the 6-Cell flat battery packs and charges that I will find at my local hobby shop the same? Or do I need to buy a specific brand or model?

Still looking for advice on other items I may want/need to purchase.
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Well I spoke a bit too soon as I managed to find the list of what it requires. (I'll post it for whoever else may be curious or searching for info):

REQUIRES: AA Batteries: 12 (8 for radio, 4 for battery box)
6-Cell Flat Battery Pack: For Roto Start
Battery Charger: For Roto Start battery
Track Equipment: Fuel bottle, glow starter
Fuel: 2-stroke glow fuel with 10%-15% nitromethane, 16% lubricant

Are all of the 6-Cell flat battery packs and charges that I will find at my local hobby shop the same? Or do I need to buy a specific brand or model?

Still looking for advice on other items I may want/need to purchase.
Ok...assuming your just going to bash around the neighborhood streets and large parging lots, on the weekends. I would suggest these items and if the guy there is any kind of salesmen he/she should not allow you to leave without make sure you have them. If the store where you purchase your car has them, then this is all you need, plus 12AA Alkaline batteries (do not get the rechargable AA batteries) and Phillips and flat-head screwdriver:



You don't really need the can of nitro cleaner but it comes with the kit.
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Thanks a lot and great timing I'm taking off right now to go get the car and that start up set.
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Be sure to post a few pictures of your new ride...before you smack it into the curb....just kidding

Which reminds me.....I forgot one important item:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...feFu-JR-Air-Hi


Go back to the store and get one right away
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Be sure to post a few pictures of your new ride...before you smack it into the curb....just kidding

Which reminds me.....I forgot one important item:

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Go back to the store and get one right away
Thanks I'll definitely go get myself a failsafe, they sound pretty important. And yeah I'll try to take a few pics before I smash her up , well after I can get it started that is..
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Thanks I'll definitely go get myself a failsafe, they sound pretty important. And yeah I'll try to take a few pics before I smash her up , well after I can get it started that is..


If you run a failsafe, make sure you put Ni-MH's in the car...not Alkalines. Failsafes work best with a flat power curve...
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