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I am a “new again” guy to the RC marketplace. I enjoyed my Team Associated TQ10 back in the day and then moved to downtown Chicago which is not really RC friendly. I now live in south Florida and want a badass electric HPI Baja 5B. My question is this; can I build one entirely out of hop up parts?

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Magnet Energization in Brushless Motors

Hey Tony. How are the magnets on a brushless motor energized in sequence?

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Diff-Icult Question

Hey Tony. I have a question about the Losi 8IGHT-T; will the front, center and rear diffs of the 8IGHT-T 3.0 fit in the 2.0? Thanks

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Lipo Or Nimh – Help Me Decide

I am fairly new to the RC world and I’m interested in using LiPo batteries. Problem is I don’t know what makes them so much better than NiMh?

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Gas Or Nitro

Hi Tony. I’m looking to buy a 4WD RC truck. A co-worker of mine has an HPI Savage 4.6 XL that is all tuned up and we are planning to gather some friends and build a track to have fun. Which is faster as a stock model; gas or nitro?

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Popular Pulse

Hi Tony. Love the magazine! I have a question about the HPI Pulse 4.6 Nitro Buggy. How good is it? Is it a popular buggy? Thanks, and keep up the good work.

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Slashing The Competition

Hello Tony. I have a question I really hope you can help me with. Do you believe the Traxxas Slash 4x4 can be a high end competitive race truck? For example, I’ve seen your build of the LCG racer. Do you think that truck can be a serious competitor at say a Cactus Classic race?

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Sourcing RCE

Hello Tony. I was looking at your online mag and I found an article you wrote entitled SC Driver Project:Traxxas Slash - Stock vs. Mod and was wondering if I might possibly be able to get some help.

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RC Parts Puzzle

Hi Tony. My wife and I have 3 ECX trucks and we were wondering if Traxxas parts would work on them. I’m mostly interested in the tie- rods, driveshafts and hubs. Also, what tires and wheels could we use?

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Simple RC Motor Removal

Hey Tony. I was wondering what your thoughts are about wiring brushless censored motors; specifically, could I solder the female bullet connectors directly to the solder tabs on the motor?

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Spare RC Chassis Ideas

Hey Tony. I recently converted my Traxxas Slash 4x4 to a LCG chassis. What type of vehicle could I make from the old chassis?

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Which Way Is Sc Going?

Hey Tony. I own a 1/8-scale truggy and love the size, but I’m starting to like Short Course trucks. Is 1/10 Short Course truck racing on the back burner or is it still on the rise? If so will we see 1/8 Short Course trucks become mainstream?

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Rc Racing On Tv

Why isn’t RC touring or any RC racing for that matter televised in the US? It’s an exciting hobby and should be considered a sport. I know alot of people that have never been exposed to RC and once they were, half of them purchased RC vehicles and enjoy it themselves.

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Supa-Fast Snow Machine

Hi Tony. I am interested in building an electric model that is insanely fast, durable and of course, go on snow! This model will be dedicated to snow bashing/racing and FullForce RC suggested I get information from RC Driver, as in past you have created such a model that I would like to build.

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Diagnosing a Receiver Problem

I have a Spektrum DX4C in my oval car. The problem is when I power it up, the servo makes a lot of noise and does not respond. I have put different servos in it, even brand new ones and have the same problem.

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