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Old 04-15-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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I bought one of these, it was cheap. got the ready-set version. it'll be my 1st nitro vehicle and if I hate the SC version of it I'll buy a foam bumper and road tires and make it into the rally version
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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my brother has one and we drove it at the track the other day. durability and availability of parts is definately an issue.

issues for me:
1. is a self made parachute = lower body and cut some holes to vent
2. labeled as a 1/10 scale = my blitz is bigger than it
3. hard to find parts = stock up on parts when you can
4. no adjustable parts or spares from factor = comeon kyosho get with the program
5. need stiffer springs in the rear = squats like no other


tips so far:
1. calibers mounted on split sixes fit if you drill the mounting hole a bit.
2. it is a nitro powered so easy up on the throttle when wanting to be a fighter pilot
3. tires are super soft becareful running on the road... trust me I tore up one 5 mins from unboxing...

not putting it down it is a fun truck to run, but some kinks still need to be worked out...
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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I like it cause there's 4 different vehicles based on the same platfprm and a local kysho guy here called infernosonly.com plus my LHS has a pile of spares. I think I should be ok.
http://kyoshoamerica.com/R246/index...._num=R246-3005 is the 1st hopup I'ma get. Also if I truly dislike nitro I'll get the electric mounts/guts from the DBX VE which again is essentially the same vehicle
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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post pics/video when you get it
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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I just wish more companies made nitro versions. That would be sweet! I just wish there was a purpose built 2wd nitro SCT. I personally wouldn't mind HPI converting an MT2 to a short course truck. That, for me, would be ideal because if I want 2wd, I will just remove the front driveshaft coming from the center tranny and call it good. And I could put it back in for some 4wd action!
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:22 PM   #6
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try this to your drt.
1). replace your drt body with hpi defender 90 1/9 scale.
2). adjust 4 shocks to the highest
3). add 4 small aluminum plate on the top of the shock
4). finally your drt will be more realistic.

see my pics here...
Pics of my DRT

do this same thing to 3 or 4 drts, make a one make race, make video, and share on youtube.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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There will be more info on the DRT when I get time to play with it. I've recently become addicted to Nitro vehicles and have gotten a Losi Ten-T and a Savage as well. I'm also going to put my RC8 FT back to Nitro. Right now I'm looking into alternatives to the pull start as I really despise it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:16 PM   #8
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pull up starter is not a problem if use hpi defender body. even for refueling i dont need to open the body.

check this out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW-PHBetASg
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:29 AM   #9
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Love the Landy DRT....looks awesome on the track,would look great screaming across some trails

Maybe try and get the smoke to come out the rear,or out a big fat sidepipe
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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I just wish more companies made nitro versions. That would be sweet! I just wish there was a purpose built 2wd nitro SCT. I personally wouldn't mind HPI converting an MT2 to a short course truck. That, for me, would be ideal because if I want 2wd, I will just remove the front driveshaft coming from the center tranny and call it good. And I could put it back in for some 4wd action!
I can get you into contact with a friend of mine who had chassis made to make the AE GT2 into an SCGT2. Chassis is 6061 aluminum that is CNC waterjetted. He had a few of them made and would part with one I'm sure.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #11
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a friend of mine just gave me an MT2 in pieces but complete, with 3 .15 engines, 1 is brand new. all I need is some time and a bearing kit.....
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I just put my MT2 on Ebay. Gotta create some funding for the Hyper 7!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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I just wish more companies made nitro versions. That would be sweet! I just wish there was a purpose built 2wd nitro SCT. I personally wouldn't mind HPI converting an MT2 to a short course truck. That, for me, would be ideal because if I want 2wd, I will just remove the front driveshaft coming from the center tranny and call it good. And I could put it back in for some 4wd action!
Wish granted AE has the SC10GT on the way.
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