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XRC RC-2 Buggy

Friday 19 September 2008


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The basics

The XRC RC-2 Buggy is a radio controlled buggy that has been scaled down to 1/5 the original size. It is rear 2 Wheel Drive vehicle with rear disc brakes. It has a single cylinder, air cooled, two-stroke 23 cc engine. It is fuelled by unleaded petrol and engine oil. This racer also has a pull start - start method.
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Not so good pull start broke after 4 uses

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had owned one for two years, play with it every other day. great car never gave me any problems.

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owned my buggy for about a year and a half. the only problem i had was with the pull start but parts are cheap and so it can be fix. it is a great buggy.

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clutch has gon knew drive gears not good

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joe bland

great petrol buggy,runs great,sounds amazing but needed to make a custom drive shaft as turns same way as drive cogs looses

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dean taylor

the car looks cheap your aswell paying extra and geting a nitro revo 3.3 or a brushless slash 4x4 that car dosent even have a good top braned name

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does anyone know where to get one and how much plz

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oh and is it fast

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e bay m8

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well i got one of these from ebay. at first all was good. then things started to fall apart. first the clutch bell broke, had to get it welded as couldn't fine a new one anywhere. then the car caught fire for no reason so had to get all new servos, wires, everything basically that was around the battery area. then the gears were stripping (they were steel) so got a bunch of gears from ebay and i was going through a set every time i went out. so what was happening was with the 29cc engine mine has; it was just pulling the gears apart causing them to strip. solution (very simple and effective: 2 washers behind the plastic before the bolts that are holding the clutch bell in position dont do this on all 3 bolts just the bottom one and the one on the top left) this caused the gears to be pushed together making a solid conection between the gears. although get a metal front gear as the plastic one will spin on the inside eventually and will miss shape and cause the other gear to strip. get an X - Can exhaust. much better performance than standard and sounds better than a marder or Baja. FIT A FAIL SAFE (this will stop the car going out of control when the battery goes or runs out of range). lock tight all screws! fit a DOM Racing Air filter. oh back to the gears get a decent ratio for fast acceleration as you wont be able to use full speed before you run out of road so probs a 48th on back. around the front wheel hubs. ZIPPY TYE them down. stops the rubbish screws from coming out and making you buy a new one all the time, doesn't affect the performance just stronger. get a new pull start as the original one is plastic and breaks quickly. try and avoid hitting trees with the wheels as this will snap the suspension arms etc.

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had a rc car from ebay (new) in one month with about 6-7hours of use the engine blow up and gears shreaded radio system bust ... £300 for new engine, £20 for gears, radio luckly had one spear but would have been £60, car £266, spark plugs x 14 £42, 2 gallons of petrol £15, oil £15, batery for car radio £30 bateries for remote £10, cost from going to a from the model shop overall £50 in dieseal... grand total of £808 quite an expensive sport and its to big to enter into competions. cause they know il beat them.

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you get more for your money if you get an Hpi Baja 5b or 5sc it will also giv you opportunity for go raceing it an there you can update it all differens options and at the XRC RC-2 i a cheap china copy of HPI Baja's you will get so much more for your money if get one for HPI

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