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RCCarTips #48

RC Truck Reviews, LST vs Revo, RC Car Tips, Glitching Problems

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Vol 1, Issue 48        Subscribers: 2,756        July 21, 2004
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CONTENTS

* RC Truck Reviews - Losi LST and Traxxas Revo
* RC Car Tips of the Week
* Reader's Email - Glitching Problems
* Buy RC Cars Online

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RC TRUCK REVIEWS - LOSI LST AND TRAXXAS REVO

Two new trucks to enter the competitive rc monster truck class is
the Losi LST and Traxxas Revo. Not too many people have these
trucks, but for those who have, they have given good reviews
about these nitro powered monster trucks.

If you want to read the reviews to help you make a buying decision,
you can find them on another website:

Review of the Losi LST
http://www.rc-monster-trucks.com/Losi_LST_Reviews.htm

Review of the Traxxas Revo
http://www.rc-monster-trucks.com/Traxxas_Revo_Reviews.htm

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RC CAR TIPS OF THE WEEK

This week's rc car tips are via another website, at:

http://www.nascart.com

I just read thru it, and there are a lot of useful tips and information.
I do not agree with all the tips, such as "battery shorting", but in
general I like the tips about tires, electric motors, parts, nitro
engines, batteries, bodies, shocks and a frequency list.

Also has a lot of software and tools related to rc cars. Take a
visit.

Joel

P.S. Thank you Ross for emailing me about the website.

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READER'S EMAIL - GLITCHING PROBLEMS

Here is an email from Maherda. I have cut some questions to
keep it concise.

Q: Sometimes the servo was shaking usually when the tx is too
close, too far from the car or the tx antenna was retracted or
touch by an object (hand, desk etc.).

A: This is common. No problems here. Fully extend tx antenna and
avoid touching it with your hand.

Q: Is this call glitches?

A: Yes

Q: My rx is sanwa rx-211 powered by 7.2V battery without
fail safe unit and I don’t know is the rx wire antenna are cutted
or not (looks like it’s a little shortened than 19”),can you notice
what’s wrong?

A: Below 19" I would assume it was cut. Make sure the receiver
is powered by maximum of 6 volts. Too much voltage to a
receiver that does not have BEC circuitry (battery eliminator
circuit) will cause damage.

Q: I note the tips in your ebook about the wire antenna, is any
bad experience from you with the cutting wire antenna?

A: Cutting wire antenna will result in glitches and loss of control.
Never cut. Also try not to let the receiver and the antenna wire
touch the chassis. Use foam to isolate them from the chassis.

Bad experience? I remember my first model, a 1981 Tamiya Ford
Ranger XLT. I cut the receiver wire during assembly, and when
I ran it for the first time, it ran away from me. I chased it, but an
rc car is definitely faster than a person :)

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