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Old 03-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #11
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dude that revo is good for 60+ with 33% nitro, a pipe, chassis lightening, and a good tune. have you driven one before brian?
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Just bought one yesterday, Traxxas REVO3.3. Freaking monster, 3.3cc motor, 4wd, electronically shifted 2spd trans, rated for 45mph. Going out to break in the motor today.
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dude that revo is good for 60+ with 33% nitro, a pipe, chassis lightening, and a good tune. have you driven one before brian?
He hadn't. And he didn't just break in the motor, he broke in the bumpers and rollbar as well. Plus he turned an "A" arm into seperate "^" and "H" arms.....Really though, it took him much longer to crash it than I expected
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My Bro'* a jackass.
I've run some pretty quick electrics, but this thing is a monster. The biggest problem is that the steering is far quicker than I'm used to, and the four-wheel braking makes some old reflexes counterproductive.

I got a little close to a pole, and reflexively hit the trigger forward as I put the wheel over. On my older car, that used reverse as a brake on the rear wheels, that would have thrown it into a controllable tail-out slide. On this car, it just locked up the front wheels, and it skidded straight into the pole.

Lesson; avoid poles. :(

Went over to Hobbytown and picked up a new right-front upper control arm, ten minute repair job, and I'm heading back to the lot to finish off the break-in and tuning. Tomorrow I'm going to go over to a local park that'* usually sparsely populated to try it in grass and dirt. I won't run it seriously off-road until I've got a better feel for the truck.

I realize I'm jumping in at the deep end, but I know the safety rules, I use common sense, and if it breaks again, it'* at leat easy to work on. Compared with a 3800, this thing is bone simple.

BTW, I'm using O'Donnell 30% mix. None of the local shops carry Traxxas fuels, so I had a discussion with Hobbytown'* resident expert, and he assures me this is the right stuff.

Also, not looking to make it any faster. I might get the center diff and rear brake kit, so I can adjust the braking balance for off road work, but I think the first thing I do is going to be stiffer tires so it wil drift instead of tipping on asphalt.
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I had an HPI RS4 3 Type SS. It was a rocket .
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