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  1. #1
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Michigan
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    Back Into The RC Car Lifestyle

    Hello,

    So I have had about four years of experience with radio control cars (specifically electric). I have had a few hobby grade rc cars. I have had a Team Losi Mini-T, Team Losi Micro-T, Two Xray-M18 which both had carbon fiber chassis and accessories, a Team Associate 18 scale truck similar to the mini-t, a Team Losi Mini LST-2, and a 1/10 scale traxxas sedan that I bought for about 50 dollars.

    I have been out of the radio control scene for a few years (college took over and I was away at college). Now that I am going to college closer to home and I live at home I decided to mess around with my radio control cars. I had my Mini LST 2 and my XRAY M-18's out and the batteries had a poor run time because, they have not been used for quite some time. I looked at the prices for the batteries and I would be spending quite some money on batteries.

    I decided to look at what is new that I have not seen for the years I have been out of the radio control car scene and I noticed the 1/16 scale e revo. I noticed it had a brushless system and had waterproof electronics and because I live in michigan and it snows here and rains, I decided that I was going to get the new e revo. I sold my xray m18's and my mino lst2 on ebay in one day and I ordered my new e revo.

    I am VERY excited to get the truck in the mail. I do have some questions about it.

    Is the truck durable?
    What are some upgrades that I should get for it soon?
    Do I have to do any modifications for the truck to reach the top speed without getting any lipo batteries?

  2. #2
    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    so cal
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    You are in the wrong forum. You want 1/16 e revo forum
    So you plan on running nimh? Lipo is much better. I would upgrade to rpm arms, better carriers and maybe some steel hollow balls for the toe links and pushrods .get a wheelie bar because they like to wheelie a selection of spur gears and pinions and if you are sticking with nimh a series connector to run two batteries for max speed runs but will have to run the included 23t pinion
    Bunch more you can do but have a mod move you to the mini forum or open a similar thread there

  3. #3
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Michigan
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    Hey where ya at in Michigan? I am in Port Huron.
    Big Air Don't Care

  4. #4
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Michigan
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    Im from grand blanc which is near flint. We should go bashing sometime!!!

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