Duratrax Maximum BX

Duratrax Maximum BX

Post by tud.. » Sun, 04 Feb 2001 15:25:18



Hello,

I am new to the R/C world and am interested in buying the Maximum BX
buggy as my first model. Since I'm pretty sure this is the model I am
getting I had a few questions:

Are there any things I should be aware of before I purchase this model?

What types of high-performance parts are availible?

Should 10% or 15% nitromethane fuel be used in this model?

Can this buggy be used for competition and if so how do I  get involved
in R/C competition?

Thanks for your help,
Erik Schroder

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Duratrax Maximum BX

Post by RM25 » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 09:43:34


OK here I go...

Hinge pins are chronically weak in the Maximum range!

upgrade that counter gear because it won't last very long

I have heard the steel spur gear is much better that the plastic I have an
MT so it came with it I have never used the plastic one but the steel one
looks set to last a while

get the ball bearing completer set

you will probably lose the stock body clips

handling should be really good with the BX

rain affects the stock brakes when my HS-605 couldn't stop my truck I would
say it becomes a pretty big problem! they fibre glass upgrade part is better
from what I hear

the universals are great I can't recall if you can buy them for the BX yet
but the power wears through the wheel out puts after a while so it is a good
investment plus the power goes down a lot smoother now!

a throttle return spring couldn't go a miss on ANY Nitro

10% Nitro is what I have always run in my engines and unless you race the
performance gain is very little and the cost difference is a lot!

tuned pipe will increase output from the engine I still haven't got round to
getting one since I'm strapped for cash yet again! (MX season is starting
need to get new piston and parts as well and a small fortune in petrol!)

stronger servos are not really needed on the BX since the brake is pretty
good as long as its dry and doesn't require a lot of power to lock up even
with my MT's big wheels, like wise of the steering those skinny wheels are
easily pushed around by stock servos

its a cheap buggy and for the money its good but like every thing you will
need to buy something to get the thing really robust! - I have just
installed a new set of bevel gears in my MT and you really forget how much
fun they are until you get out and start putting the thing in the air
again! - Lunsford good strong parts for maximum owners!

Quote:

> Hello,

> I am new to the R/C world and am interested in buying the Maximum BX
> buggy as my first model. Since I'm pretty sure this is the model I am
> getting I had a few questions:

> Are there any things I should be aware of before I purchase this model?

> What types of high-performance parts are availible?

> Should 10% or 15% nitromethane fuel be used in this model?

> Can this buggy be used for competition and if so how do I  get involved
> in R/C competition?

> Thanks for your help,
> Erik Schroder

> Sent via Deja.com
> http://www.deja.com/