Review of 2-speed transmission, Duratrax Evader Stadium Truck, and Radar Gun.
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Newsletter / Ezine

- 2 Speed Transmission and DuraTrax Evader Electric RC Truck

2-Speed Transmission Technology, DuraTrax Evader Electric Stadium Truck, Radar Gun Kit

RCCARTIPS.com Newsletter / Ezine
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Vol 1, Issue 22        Subscribers: 1,439        November 5, 2003
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CONTENTS

* Why There Was No RC Newsletter Last Week
* Tip of the Day - 2 Speed Transmission Technology
* RC Truck Review - Duratrax Evader (21.4 MPH)
* Radar Gun Kit - Test the Speed of Your RC Car
* Discount Coupon Codes for November 2003
* Viral Marketing

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WHY THERE WAS NO RC NEWSLETTER LAST WEEK

Hi,

First, I would like to apologize for not writing a newsletter last
week. I have no excuse... but would like to share with you the
reason why I was unable to write.

The main reason is, believe it or not, there were more important
things for me to do. Yes, I am an RC fanatic, and even I find it
hard to believe that there are other thing more important than 
RC cars.

So what are these important things? One is work related... I
attended a week long training program about car insurance (at
least it had something to do with cars).

The second reason is better, I partied for Halloween 2003. The
link below should explain why the party made me miss writing
last week's issue.

http://www.webphil.com/msearth2003.htm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU!

Joel

P.S. For my friends in the Philippines, if you drive a real car, just
let me know, and I will get you the best insurance deals and rates
to protect your car from theft and accidents. You may email or
text me at (917) 539-0450.

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TIP OF THE DAY - 2 SPEED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY

Q: How does a 2-speed system, work . i have a st-15 from 
towerhobbies and i wanted to buy the 2 peed upgrade but i am
curious how it works.
Nicholas Narine 

A: Thanks for writing Nicholas. There are two basic design for
2-speed transmission, but both work on the same principle of
centrifugal force. As the motor shaft turns faster (i.e. higher
rpm), there are mechanisms that extend outward, pressing against
and engaging the second gear.

The first design, which I think is the best, is the one by Serpent.
It uses a system similar to a clutch, where the clutch shoes are
forced outwards, and pressures itself onto the second gear. 
This engages the second gear. It's hard to explain in words.
Fortunately there are good pictures at:

http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?sn=2&pid=6908&exp=90

The second design, which I have in my OFNA and Neo Gas
Touring cars, uses a small metal which extends outwards during
high rpms (revolutions per minute) and "hooks" itself onto the
second gear. I personally do not like this design and prefer the
"clutch shoe" type 2-speed transmission technology.

Hope this helps.

Joel

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RC TRUCK REVIEW - DURATRAX EVADER ST

21.4 MPH        2002 RCCA Stadium Truck Shootout Winner!

When it comes to electric rc stadium trucks, the best models are
usually made by Team Associated or Team Losi. However, there
was a surprise winner in the 2002 Radio Control Car Action
Stadium Truck Shootout... it was the DuraTrax Evader ST.

The reason was simple, it was one of the fastest radio control
truck, filled with high quality equipment, at a very cheap price.

So if you are looking for a good value for money electric off road
stadium rc truck, you can get a great deal with the DuraTrax
Evader ST.

Reviews and where to buy at:

http://www.rccartips.com/duratrax-evader.htm

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RADAR GUN KIT - TEST THE SPEED OF YOUR RC CAR

Did you ever want to know the exact speed of your rc car? Does
it go 10, 20, 30, or 40 miles per hour? You can with a radar gun,
but the ones used by the police cost hundreds of dollars.

But now there is a radar gun kit being sold for less than $50. So
if you are technically inclined, buy this radar gun kit and KNOW
the exact speed of your rc car, truck, boat, or airplane.

http://www.rccartips.com/radar-gun-kit.htm

P.S. This is a kit, and requires assembly. 

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DISCOUNT COUPON CODES FOR NOVEMBER 2003

5 - 10% Discount Coupon Codes
http://www.rccartips.com/discount-coupon-codes-rc-cars.htm

RC Car Magazines
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Buy RC Trucks for Sale... Online!
http://www.rccartips.com/rc-store.htm

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VIRAL MARKETING

There are only two ways I depend on for promoting this free
website. One is via search engines, and the other depends on you,
my loyal subscriber.

I depend on you to spread the word about the RCCarTips.com
website, either by putting a link on your own website, or by
forwarding this newsletter email to all your friends.

Again, my thanks for your support.

Joel

P.S. Christmas season is coming, this may be the best time for
your friends to get an RC car from their parents. Kindly spread
the word about the RC hobby, as more people to play with means
more fun for all of us.

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