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    Many thanks for all the responses, gentlemen. ...

    Many thanks for all the responses, gentlemen.

    I'm GTG now.

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    I have the VXL already; that's what got his...

    I have the VXL already; that's what got his attention.

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    That was my first inclination. But then the kid...

    That was my first inclination. But then the kid would have to be at my house to charge the batteries (the brushed "kit" comes with an el cheapo NiMH charger).

    If he manages to keep from destroying...
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. I've been...

    That's exactly what I was thinking.

    I've been using nicads and NiMH for almost 30 years; that's how long I've been doing R/C airplanes. Got into e-power last year, haven't cranked a glow engine...
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    I mean I'm a dummy; I didn't push the START...

    I mean I'm a dummy; I didn't push the START button hard enough to get it going, then got distracted. After an hour, I finally figured it out.

    Been using this thing with lipos for a year now; you'd...
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    Current Rustler brushed version

    Thinking about getting one of these for #2 grandson. I have the lipo-brushless version, and that puppy is WAY too fast for him; he'll have it trashed in no time.

    My question is regarding the 7...
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    Nitro has one big advantage; as long as you have...

    Nitro has one big advantage; as long as you have fuel and your TX/RX batteries are holding, you can play. No waiting for a stick to re-charge, etc. But that's about it, IMO.

    BTDT. When I decided...
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    Unless he's using Nicads or NiMH. Quick-charging...

    Unless he's using Nicads or NiMH. Quick-charging those is the fastest way to kill them known. If the peak slope detection on your charger isn't JUST right, and if the cells are not matched… You'll...
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    That's EXACTLY what I was looking for. Dunno why...

    That's EXACTLY what I was looking for. Dunno why it didn't come up in my search. I was on my iPad, maybe that's why.

    Re the duct taping of the inside of the tire; I don't run hard, in fact I'm...
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    I like the issued rims, so I'll be pulling the...

    I like the issued rims, so I'll be pulling the old tire and adding the new ones.

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    Need a tire-changing tutorial...

    Did a search, couldn't find anything here.

    I don't need to yet, but I bought some new tires and inserts and glue the other day, as I read that the Rustler's stock front tires don't last long on...
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    I bought a 3S 5000mAh battery for my Rustler...

    I bought a 3S 5000mAh battery for my Rustler before doing enough reading and learning that the stock gearing won't handle it. Heck, the truck has immense speed and torque stock on a 2S 5400mAh 20C...
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    Indeed. Buying ANYTHING off eBay is rolling the...

    Indeed. Buying ANYTHING off eBay is rolling the dice.

    My LHS gave me Tower's price, tax-free. That's how he manages to not only stay in business, but thrive. One whole side of the store is r/c car...
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    My Rustler VXL came with a TQi transmitter, but...

    My Rustler VXL came with a TQi transmitter, but the manual refers to a TQ which I assume is the former iteration, and that the directions in the manual also apply to the TQi?

    Man one look at...
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    This… a thousand times this. Buying something as...

    This… a thousand times this. Buying something as complex as a radio-controlled electric car sight unseen is… taking a chance all out of proportion to being able to examine the item first.

    I too...
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    You're referring to the slot to clear the right...

    You're referring to the slot to clear the right U-joint? If so, I see what you mean. I just fitted an RPM cover that addresses this.

    I'm not beating mine hard, so hopefully I'll get some use out...
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    I bought a new VXL about a month ago. The gear...

    I bought a new VXL about a month ago. The gear cover does have a soft rubber cap that plugs the hole to adjust the slipper.

    I only have a half-dozen "runs" on mine; all on grass or concrete, no...
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    Is that fan really necessary for routine...

    Is that fan really necessary for routine "bashing"?

    I just ran my new VXL (Venom 2S 5400) in the back yard; lots of full-speed bursts, running through leaves, little jumps, etc., for about 15...
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    I understand your point, and concur re land...

    I understand your point, and concur re land engines needing more cooling.

    As to the more expensive oil being the reason for the higher cost, there's a slight problem with that scenario:
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    Denatured vs Isopropyl...

    I've seen several references to using denatured alcohol as a clean-up agent. Denatured is always specified.

    Why? Why not good old "rubbing alcohol" (isopropyl)? Both are hygroscopic (attract...
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    Well, I'll probably be toasted for this opinion,...

    Well, I'll probably be toasted for this opinion, but I've got the nomex on and the bunker door ready to slam shut...:p

    I've been running r/c aircraft engines since 1986. We got a Nitro Rush for...
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    Good enough, thanks. Man; how refreshing to...

    Good enough, thanks.

    Man; how refreshing to get a straight, reasoned answer, as opposed to "'Cause good old so-n-so on such-n-such forum said so!":rolleyes:

    Just got off the phone with a...
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    smg323, You made this statement...

    smg323,

    You made this statement...

    <<Do not use OS plugs in a Traxxas engine!>>

    Okay; why not?

    I'm about to become a new T-Maxx owner. I've run OS A3's in an HPI Nitro Star and the AE TT...
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    Interesting post. Helicopter guys have...

    Interesting post.

    Helicopter guys have generally found HiTec servos to be less than dependable. but the plank (fixed-wing) crowd seems to love 'em.

    Guess they're not happy in hard-use...
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