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RC Truck Trade

Discussion in 'RC Chat, Tutorials, Ideas, Requests, Etc' started by Aidan Hecker, Jan 16, 2016.

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Trade or stick with my stuff

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  1. Aidan Hecker

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    Hello, First, I am not sure if this is in the right section, but I am new to this forum, so please let me know if it isn't. Anyways, my friend offered to make a trade with me, my Gopro hero 3 silver for his HPI savage X4.6. The savage is the older one, the one with 8 shocks, but the engine is not working, he said the guy at the hobby shop was able to get is started, the motor would turn over, but it won't run. What do you think the problem could be? He says it just needs to be cleaned... Anyways I have another Gopro, the hero 4 that I won in a contest, so I don't use the camera much, but is is in mint condition and I would be including a 16gb micro SD card. I also own an almost brand new stampede XL-5 2wd truck. If I can't get the truck running we can trade back, but what would you guys do, I want your guys' opinions. Thanks in advance.
     
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    the HPI savage is one of the best 1:8 nitro monster trucks on the market ...and one of the fastest
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    if the motor has compression ,,you will hear it when you pull the starter ....
    then it will run ... get the manual or look it up and reset the carburetor to the stock settings .
    and use a fresh glow plug . also make sure the glow igniter is working and charged .
    and use fresh nitro fuel .
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    btw id go for the savage
     
  3. Aidan Hecker

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    Accedental Double Post
     
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    Accidental Double Post
     
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    Thanks for the help, I think I will get the truck and will be able to have more info on it.
     
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    I have no idea why it double posted
    sorry
     
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    not no mention you have a better camera ... and a savage cost more then a go pro ...
    if it has the compression it will sound almost as if it is running when you give it a pull ..
    if it is super quiet then it is worn bad and has lost compression .
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    when trying to get it to run check the fuel line for cracks . and make sure the carburetor and muffler are snug ..
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    fresh motor http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HPI-Sav...390557?hash=item210044341d:g:1wYAAOSw2s1UtnAw
     
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    I have to agree with @Y2daT, go with the truck, especially if you're not going to be using the camera, to trade something you don't use for something you will makes sense to me.
     
  9. Aidan Hecker

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    That sounds good, thanks for the help and finding a new motor
     
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    Yep. Some savage are 2 speed others are 3 speed. A 3speed trans is around 60.00 on eBay.
     
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    I think it's a good trade! If you have any problems with it we can try to help you out.
     
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    I think the 3 speed is around the 60.00 Mark on eBay. A easy upgrade.
     
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