I am new to this group. My past includes some fun summers with a Cox road
racer (down a line of string) when I was a kid (25 years ago). Perhaps you
remember them; you pounded two nails into the road about 150' apart, and ran
a string between them and then raced the car down the string. I looked
quite a bit for this type of car - but it appears they are no longer being
Since I could not find the string racer I was looking for, I instead picked
up a Maximum ST w/Torq .12 RTR from Tower Hobbies. I ordered it today and
hope that it arrives soon (they said it would take 2 weeks!!!)
Car URL: http://www.duratrax.com/cars/dtxd60x1.html
I will be sure to break in the new motor per the suggestions I have read in
this news group.
Break In URL: http://www.zip.com.au/~adrenaln/Tech/ArtOfTuning.html
I also plan to adjust the car so that the speed is limited a bit until I get
the hang of driving it. This will also make it easier for my kids to drive.
I plan on doing all my driving at a local school sports field - thus
avoiding most crashes.
Should I thread lock all the screws I can (except the obivious) also?
Also - someone mentioned a throttle return spring - if the car does not have
one - should I try to add one in case there is a radio transmitter failure
Should I cut out the side and rear windows to allow for increased air flow?
I really don't care too much how the car "looks" - I just want it to last a
while (the reason I would not buy an airplace at my skill level!)
What spare parts should I order right off the bat? I ordered 5 new glow
plugs - and some 10% fuel, but that's it. Anything else?
Thanks for your suggestions.