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Old 11-24-2010, 12:15 AM   #1021
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All this talk of rain...

Check out this video of GT racing, rain or shine.

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Not sure if anyone is interested but I am selling a body wheels and tires off of my gtp2e : OnRoad Ofna White Spoke 1/8 Wheels & Treaded Gt Tires , Protoform GT Pf8 Body *NEW*
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All this talk of rain...

Check out this video of GT racing, rain or shine.

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Yeah I am all for running in the rain with my Nitro car but not my electric.
ESC AND WATER DON'T GO WELL TOGETHER.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #1024
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Hey Charlie the RAIN GODS have heard your prayers, weather.com call for 0% rain on Sunday and 62F.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:25 PM   #1025
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Can you water-proof the electronics?

What do the off-road guys do at big races that you have to travel long distance, rent cars, get hotel rooms; pack-up and go home?

You should try to figure it out, because it must suck to spend $1,000+ to attend an event and have to watch the nitro guys have fun due to a little water.

We race GT rain or shine. The only thing that stops us is "thunder bumps".

Something for ya'll to think about too.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:44 PM   #1026
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What do the off-road guys do at big races that you have to travel long distance, rent cars, get hotel rooms; pack-up and go home?

You should try to figure it out, because it must suck to spend $1,000+ to attend an event and have to watch the nitro guys have fun due to a little water.
All of the above is why I'm a hobby racer. When it starts to involve all that expense and hassle it's no longer fun for me. I only race to have fun and spend the day with my friends and others who share the same interest.

If I'm going to spend that sort of money and go through renting cars/rooms/ etc. I'm going on vacation someplace.
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All of the above is why I'm a hobby racer. When it starts to involve all that expense and hassle it's no longer fun for me. I only race to have fun and spend the day with my friends and others who share the same interest.

If I'm going to spend that sort of money and go through renting cars/rooms/ etc. I'm going on vacation someplace.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:29 PM   #1028
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I agree that local club racing is cool, a lot of fun and what most people do.

With that said, there are more hard-core R/C racers that do enjoy attending big events and travel to get there.

We had 73 GT racers attend our 2010 GT World Championships last March. Some of them came from as far as Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Brazil; not to mention Gt racers that made the trip from all over America. Regional, National and World Championships R/C races do exist; they might not be for everyone, but they're a whole lotta of fun too.

Its all about growing the sport, yes?

Setting your cars up to run in the rain should be something all of you should do. Even if all you do is local racing, getting rained out after driving as little as 50 miles to the track flat out sucks.

I look at it this way, our GT cars pretty much have buggy drive trains. Buggies race in dirt & mud, so a little water shouldn't put an end to even local fun. We're running on rubber tires, yes?

Our cars don't have to stop running in the rain like the "foam" tire guys do.

Anyway, thats how we race, rain or shine our GTs don't mind.

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Old 11-24-2010, 01:46 PM   #1029
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I will never run my 1/8 electric in the rain. 1/8 scale electronics are not where the 1/10 scale stuff is, and sealing anything will add too much heat I feel. I would rather save my $200-$300 electronics for a day where I know they won't fry from me being greedy and running them in the rain.

Whenever there is an off road race and there is rain, I see the racers do the same as I would, pack up and go home.

The Mexico race and track look awesome, but as a single father I could never spend that much money on something other than vacation. Can we still be die-hard or (hard-core)rc racers and 1/8 enthusiasts? Of course. Traveling doesn't make you a racer......racing does.
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I will never run my 1/8 electric in the rain. 1/8 scale electronics are not where the 1/10 scale stuff is, and sealing anything will add too much heat I feel. I would rather save my $200-$300 electronics for a day where I know they won't fry from me being greedy and running them in the rain.

Whenever there is an off road race and there is rain, I see the racers do the same as I would, pack up and go home.

The Mexico race and track look awesome, but as a single father I could never spend that much money on something other than vacation. Can we still be die-hard or (hard-core)rc racers and 1/8 enthusiasts? Of course. Traveling doesn't make you a racer......racing does.

I agree the ESC need flowing air through to cool it so how can you waterproof it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:25 PM   #1031
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That makes sence, if the esc needs air to cool it, there's kind of nothing you can do about it, huh?

Good luck this weekend, may it be sunny for you guys!
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You can tape the seam where the plastic half cases meet. You can use rubber grommets around the wires coming out of the ESC case. You can silicone between the case and heatsink. You can tape over the bottons on the RX8 for example. As long as the heatsink is exposed you will be fine. The motors will be fine in the water. There are no brushess to worry about. Just blow them dry and spray the bearings with oil. Hardcase batteries can be totally sealed with tape and silicone.
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I'd love to race at that world class facility. It's on the bucket list!

Racing/driving in the rain is awesome!!! We got rained out last Sun, so along with my son and daughter, we had SLASH FEST in the street. There were huge puddles, mud, and we even took out the skateboard ramps. Very fun indeed.

If I were to race my GT8's in the rain, I'd do it with my NITRO DM1-S as waterproofing it is simple. Ballons for the RX and Batt along with zip ties and grease. Viola!! I bet it would be awesome!

I hope to see all of you guys this coming Sun in Corona.
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Next time I will call you if it's looking sketchy, point well taken.
I know ur not hammering bro...just not so scooby about the weather this past weekend...If i ever win the lotto, i would have a covered facility PERIOD.
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I know ur not hammering bro...just not so scooby about the weather this past weekend...If i ever win the lotto, i would have a covered facility PERIOD.
Charlie if you win the Lotto we wouldn't see you at all.
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