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Old 10-09-2011, 05:37 PM
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+1 regarding the large scale community.

I used to run nitro on road when i was a teenager. Found that a number of people took the hobby way too seriously and that didnt make it enjoyable for me.

then got into large scale a few years later and was amazed by how helpful people were and that everyone knows its a hobby and in it for fun.

hence why 2 years later ive spent a small fortune and absolutley love large scale rc
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:31 PM
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Who cares who builds it just get out and enjoy what you have. This thread spends so much time complaining about stuff instead of just getting out and enjoying what we have. By the way I have 3 HPI's 5B. But my best times I have had in racing have been with guys that run redcat's and other brands we just get out and have fun. Dont care who makes them just have fun with what you have and if someone doesnt have the same brand as you doesnt mean they dont want to enjoy running around with you.

Just run'em and have fun lets talk about something more constructive to the sport.
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Originally Posted by 338lapua09 View Post
25:1 and 93 octane gas and dont look back....I also use polaris VES gold....it is the best I have tried.....

As for running a 5th scale vette you will love the long run times and the size of what ever chassis you decide on ...going around will put a smile on your face and most all others around you ......good times....and welcome to the addiction....lol
Thanks all, seems like 1/25 with 93 octane is pretty much the standard across the board. I will mix some up and try.

Started with 1/25 100 octane and fouled up the plug. To rich I think. Maybe the lower octane will make the difference.

Where do you all get you plugs at?

Any national retailers carry something that drops in or should I go with TGN or someone online?

Also I agree, no matter who makes the thing the 1/5th scale is awesome! I had so much fun at my usual bash pit this weekend with this guy. Got 3 tanks in before calling it a day and had a blast doing so.
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Yeah I run 87 octane. It burns hotter than the higher octanes!! Better for stock 23cc motors in my cars. FYI
Any good motorcycle shop for plugs--and I use FG cars for onroad--HPI for off road. And NO--I would NEVER buy a clone. Can't see ANY good ethical rational for doing that--- including in this thread!
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Originally Posted by reno911 View Post
Thanks all, seems like 1/25 with 93 octane is pretty much the standard across the board. I will mix some up and try.

Started with 1/25 100 octane and fouled up the plug. To rich I think. Maybe the lower octane will make the difference.

Where do you all get you plugs at?

Any national retailers carry something that drops in or should I go with TGN or someone online?

Also I agree, no matter who makes the thing the 1/5th scale is awesome! I had so much fun at my usual bash pit this weekend with this guy. Got 3 tanks in before calling it a day and had a blast doing so.
Yes, you can get them at car places like O'reilleys, checker, shnuck's, kragen... They might have to get them from their distributor, but they are only about $3.
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my KM T-1000 is forsale if anyone is interested....

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...nt-feeler.html
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Yes, you can get them at car places like O'reilleys, checker, shnuck's, kragen... They might have to get them from their distributor, but they are only about $3.
Cool I have a few of those in town. I'm going to try a small motors shop by my work 1st than head to kragen or o'reilleys.
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Advanced Auto Parts carries the plug. On one of the threads on the hpi baja forums someone posted the stock number.
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Local lawnmower shop should have them as well that is where I get mine.
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CMR7H standard part number across all manufacturers?
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CMR7H is specific to NGK, part number will change if you go for champion or tourch.

my opinion is stick with NGK, consistently the best plug.
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+1 on the ngk ......should always keep afew on hand...
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ive heard of a few people trying iridium plugs to squeeze out a bit more power but I dont know the results.....
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look at this deal !!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290622569954...84.m1497.l2649

almost to good to be true
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Originally Posted by Phazewun View Post
look at this deal !!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290622569954...84.m1497.l2649

almost to good to be true
LOL, it might be to good to be true! Lithuania?
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