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Old 03-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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I just got my trinity now 1/16 brushless lipo powered truck. At first i thought it was a good deal. Brushless Mamba and lipo powered right out of the box with an fm radio for $189 what more could you ask for. I opened the box and there it was. The first thing that caught my attention was the cheep body and decals. It looks like they drew on some tissue paper and glued it to the body. After I pulled the body off i realized what i payed for. It looked like decent quality for a mini. So i charged the lipo up and tested it. This thing flies, that little motor is impressive. I ran it for about 5 minuts and found that its hard to keep on the ground and it wants to flip constantly. The third time it flipped, the wheel came rolling past me. I broke the c hub and control arm. Oh well * happens. Than I tried to get parts for this thing. Good luck no one has anything for them yet and its going to be another month before i can get parts for this POS. My recomendation is dont buy one unless you have use for the parts. The price of the motor, speed controller, battery and charger are worth it though to buy the kit. They are also coming out with aluminum parts too for it maybe than it will be better but for NOW! stay away if you dont have anything to to put the electrics in after you have broken it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:52 PM   #2
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Wow! That's a lot different than the review in the March issue of Xtreme RC Cars. You've gotta wonder about what they put in the mags. I noticed the body pics in XRC looked kinda chintzy. Thanks for the warning. I think I'll go with the Losi Slider for my money.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:40 PM   #3
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ya I read the same article thats why i bought one. you are better off going with the losi. you can get parts for it anywhere.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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I make it a rule to never trust magazine reviews picture this rc car action does a review on the latest and greatest HPI product and trashes it

how many THOUSANDS of lost advertising dollars is that going to relate to. Go back thru all your old mags find a bad review and then find the next months issue and see if the manufacturer is still advertising if you want to know how good someting is wait till someone else buys it and gives a impartial review jsut as yelo has, sorry to hear the truck didnt turn out what u hoped for but for the price and what it comes with at least u can build a decent brushless from the parts
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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I make it a rule to never trust magazine reviews picture this rc car action does a review on the latest and greatest HPI product and trashes it

how many THOUSANDS of lost advertising dollars is that going to relate to. Go back thru all your old mags find a bad review and then find the next months issue and see if the manufacturer is still advertising if you want to know how good someting is wait till someone else buys it and gives a impartial review jsut as yelo has, sorry to hear the truck didnt turn out what u hoped for but for the price and what it comes with at least u can build a decent brushless from the parts
thanks man. ah thats why we are all here to educate each other. at least no one else will make the same mistake.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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ohhh man that sucks, got any piks of this, beast of a truck!?
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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that sux! post up sum pics so we can see this ugly thing -Wes
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Part #

If you could post the part # of the part in question I have the TRI 30905 front uprights (blue alum) in stock from the NEXT, might work for you and shipping ain't a problem.

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ohhh man that sucks, got any piks of this, beast of a truck!?
i will put some up tonight
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If you could post the part # of the part in question I have the TRI 30905 front uprights (blue alum) in stock from the NEXT, might work for you and shipping ain't a problem.

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thanks i will send you the part number
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