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    Thinking about buying a Revo 3.3

    Hey everyone! I have a couple of questions since I am pretty new into nitro RC cars. Can you order fuel online and have it shipped to you? Since I do not have any local hobby shops around me and can you guys give me any tips on what I should do/buy with my Revo when I purchased it?

    Also does the Revo 3.3 have a 2 speed transmission like the T maxx?
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    2-speed, yes. Ship fuel, yes, with a caveat. You can buy fuel in quarts or gallons, but when you buy gallons, I haven't found anywhere that doesn't sell them 4 at a time. Shipping and hazmat fees are considerable when buying 4 gallons.

    I run this stuff:
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/byron-o...3130185/p21143

    I'm not sure what shipping/hazmat fees would be with that. Looks like they charge $35 for hazmat and possibly $34 for USP ground, so roughly $70 to ship. If that's the case, it would be $61 a gallon, plus tax (roughly $5 a gallon).

    The same fuel in quarts would come out to $57 a gallon, so a bit cheaper, but I don't know how much you can buy/get shipped at the same time.

    If you do buy one, buy 3 or 4 extra glow plugs. I found that the TRX3.3 really liked the OS LC4 plug when I ran 25% byrons in it. It's a bit cooler of a plug than the traxxas plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    2-speed, yes. Ship fuel, yes, with a caveat. You can buy fuel in quarts or gallons, but when you buy gallons, I haven't found anywhere that doesn't sell them 4 at a time. Shipping and hazmat fees are considerable when buying 4 gallons.

    I run this stuff:
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/byron-o...3130185/p21143

    I'm not sure what shipping/hazmat fees would be with that. Looks like they charge $35 for hazmat and possibly $34 for USP ground, so roughly $70 to ship. If that's the case, it would be $61 a gallon, plus tax (roughly $5 a gallon).

    The same fuel in quarts would come out to $57 a gallon, so a bit cheaper, but I don't know how much you can buy/get shipped at the same time.

    If you do buy one, buy 3 or 4 extra glow plugs. I found that the TRX3.3 really liked the OS LC4 plug when I ran 25% byrons in it. It's a bit cooler of a plug than the traxxas plug.
    ouch that is a lot pricier then I would have hoped for the fuel wish I had a local hobby shop... but thanks for the info man Iím still debating on the revo 3.3 or the E revo 2.2.

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    The e-revo 2.0 would be a decent alternative. Wish I had that vs my v1, but I'm not forking out $600 for another revo platform. I already have 3. lol! Unless I find a decent roller for less than half that... I'll stick with my ERBEv1 and run my nitros.
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    I've had my revo 3.3 for a couple years now and have had to replace my starting wand about 5 times now and a 6th time coming because the one I was sent is also defective. They have a tendency to quit igniting the glow plug. May want to invest in a secondary glow plug igniter also

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    Would this fuel work? It's a bit cheaper

    https://www.rcplanet.com/chemicals-a...fuel-coofswbbq

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Racing View Post
    Would this fuel work? It's a bit cheaper

    https://www.rcplanet.com/chemicals-a...fuel-coofswbbq
    Yeah, high oil content, but would work. I used to run sidewinder many years ago. Started running byrons 2500 10 years or so ago and really liked how it performed/tuned, so stuck with it. I've tried Blue Thunder, Odonnel, Trinity MHP, Sidewinder, Traxxas, HPI and Byrons. I liked byrons the most. Trinity MHP was pretty good, but the smoke really stung your eyes. Odonnel smells the best when burning, kind of like burnt gun powder, but I hate how it tunes. Think it has too much oil for my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Yeah, high oil content, but would work. I used to run sidewinder many years ago. Started running byrons 2500 10 years or so ago and really liked how it performed/tuned, so stuck with it. I've tried Blue Thunder, Odonnel, Trinity MHP, Sidewinder, Traxxas, HPI and Byrons. I liked byrons the most. Trinity MHP was pretty good, but the smoke really stung your eyes. Odonnel smells the best when burning, kind of like burnt gun powder, but I hate how it tunes. Think it has too much oil for my taste.
    you've been a big help that's man! Think I've decided to go with the Revo 3.3 just something about nitro that I love. I will need some tuning tips I've been out of the RC game a while last truck I had was in 2005 lol

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    Could try byrons 20%:
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/byron-o...3130216/p21147

    Couple bucks more per quart, but less oil (12%) for a cleaner tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Could try byrons 20%:
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/byron-o...3130216/p21147

    Couple bucks more per quart, but less oil (12%) for a cleaner tune.
    yeah I could try that or the Traxxas 20% fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Racing View Post
    yeah I could try that or the Traxxas 20% fuel.
    id go with the traxxas 20% fuel and also pic up a temp sensor and glow igniter

    this is the temp sensor i use https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duratrax-DT...frcectupt=true

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    That duratrax sensor is a solid one to have.
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