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PostSubject: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:50 pm

Does anyone know anything about the 23cc 1/5 scale Firehammer trucks? I was looking at a swap meet and there was a guy who lives up the road who has a Duratrax Firehammer MT truck, it looks almost new and has all radio equipment. I didn't really think much about it at the time...it was big and cool looking, but I never paid attention to the large scale trucks. Anyway, he had some epoch stuff at his home that he didn't bring to the swap meet so I went by to check it out , when I got there he mentioned he'd "sold" the truck before I got there but the buyer never showed up with the money, so it's still for sale.

Does anybody know anything about these trucks? Any guess on how much a used one in really good condition would be worth? There's another swap meet next week so it will probably be there if I don't buy it, so I thought I'd see if they were worth the money before someone else has a chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:13 am

Ive personally have not heard much about them, but am scanning the review as we speak Wink

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Heres the review from April 2007 Rc Car Action:






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PostSubject: Re: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 am

I have driven one at the local track these things are so hard to control on dirt great for grass/asphalt though they get around 35mph pretty fast for street runs and they are one of the most durable 1/5 scales out there
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PostSubject: Re: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:59 pm

Thanks guys, but it might not matter now anyway, the original buyer called and says he's going to come by tomorrow with the cash. If he doesn't I'm offering $300 for it, so I guess I'll know on Monday, but I just have the feeling that the first guy will show this time...I don't know why, it's just a feeling. BMD, I had a guy that works at a hobby shop say the same thing about the durability, I guess the biggest problem is they used cheap wood screws and they break then the weight of the truck kills parts before it comes to a stop. So, if I do end up getting it I think the first thing to do is to replace the stock screws with aircraft quality ones, then maybe cast the weak plastic part in aluminum; sand casting isn't that hard and it would be as much fun as the truck.

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PostSubject: Re: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:11 am

yeah i've read/heard pretty much the same about the fire hammers, good trucks for sure

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PostSubject: Re: Duratrax FireHammer MT?   Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:04 am

Well, it's gone...the original buyer showed up Crying or Very sad

But all is not lost, I finally decided to bite the brushless bullet, I hadbeen placing a bunch of low bids on Traxxas Bandit VXLs on ebay but of course they are popular enough that they have been going for $300+. Not bad for a buggy capable of 70mph, but more than I wanted to spend since I'll have to add a 3S lipo besides. About an hour after I found out the Firehammer was sold I saw this on ebay:Bandit VXL almost new. The last two were pretty beat up and they still went for $350 so I think this one was a pretty good deal.

So the new plan is to use this until I get really bored with it, then buy a Slash and swap the electronics, that way I'll have a XL5 Bandit and a VXL Slash...but that's going to be a while, I really don't see getting bored with ths all that quickly.

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