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Old 08-20-2001, 04:11 PM
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I think that RCCA is the absolute best mag out there, I have been subscribing for like 2 and a half years or so and I almost always learn something new. SO I would suggest you atleast pick up one issue and see how you like it. Welcome to the hobby and have a long fun stay!
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Old 08-20-2001, 05:09 PM
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Amen brotha
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Old 08-20-2001, 05:13 PM
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I also recommend the RCCA buyers guide..it has good info also
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Old 08-20-2001, 05:38 PM
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You can learn ALOT from magazines, but I think the best source of information comes right from the horse's mouth... Talk to the fast guys. Ask them to help. Most of the fast guys I know, are more than happy to help you out, if you're having a problem.
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:54 PM
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Yeah I agree with both of u. Rcca is good for tips and the fast guys are good for tips if they're willing. But if they're not then I wouldn't bother them cause then they're just using poor sportsmenship. I really like rcca because it is full color, unlike some mags.
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What I'm saying, is that a fast racer at your track, will be able to help you much more with setup advice then any magazine. Mags have to stay pretty general, but another racer can get specific to your car, and track. There's going to be SOMEBODY at your track who'll help you if needed.
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Old 08-21-2001, 11:12 AM
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i agree, asking Fast racers for help...
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Old 08-21-2001, 11:49 AM
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Definately ask the people at your track. I do it all the time, they don't seam to care. ( mr losi )
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They usually don't care... Until you start beating them. Then they might come to YOU for help! lol
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Old 08-21-2001, 01:17 PM
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Yea guys, dont be afraid to ask people for help. I always was and I regret it SOOOOOO much now(With few exceptions). Most people will be glad to help!
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Old 08-23-2001, 02:27 AM
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Hi I am New and I am a r/c nut.
I living In Tokyo Japan. I am a Owner of a T! Team Xray, HPI Micro RS 4. Its nice to me you all.
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Old 08-23-2001, 05:17 AM
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Hi Usagi. Good to have you
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Old 08-29-2001, 09:44 AM
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I am new to rctech.net, but not necessarily new to the hobby... I raced off-road just as something to do back in the Quad Cities, and quit after awhile (I had a kid job - after all, I was a kid, so no $$ to keep up with it).

Just recently I moved here to Rockford, and to meet new people, I began frequenting the LHS - Right off the bat I met a couple good guys and they asked me to a local race happening that Sunday.

I think that this hobby isn't so much the fun of racing (although it is great fun!), but the nice people that you get to meet. I for one would not have shelled out as much cash as I have if I didn't know that I would be able to hang out with some first rate guys (and girls!).
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The racing is fun as heck, but the people you get to meet are really awsome... Especially at big races! Glad to have you at RCTech, and glad to have you back in the hobby.

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Old 08-29-2001, 02:26 PM
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The Fast/ Experienced guys are more than happy to help you out, providing you listen to them. Some kids at our track infuriate them because they spen their time telling them what to do and helping then the headstrong little child goes and does something completely different. Often wrecking his car in the process. They wont get helped again. So LISTEN
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