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Old 08-31-2009, 02:00 PM   #31
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Tom I'll hold it down while you come over and pull the fuel line. That way we can go home with all our fingers and toes
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:34 PM   #32
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Situational depentdant for me. If the car is at high RPM I'll kill it via shoe to flywheel. If it's at idle I'll snuff the exhaust. I've never had a runaway in the 15+ years I've been in the hobby so I've always snuffed the exhaust with my finger (never been burned either...). I've never noticed any issues trying to start it afterwards. I'm not of fan of pinching off the fuel because it leans out. At idle this wouldnt be an issue but at RPM it's possible damage could occur I suppose.

I've stopped a few 1/10 cars with my thumb that were wide open (wearing the wrong shoes to snuff it by foot ) but you wont catch me doing it on anything bigger than a .12. Not a big deal if the car is at idle though.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:35 PM   #33
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in a runaway scenerio.if can catch it ,and nothin else works,i would sacrifice the body to get to the throttle servo and manually shut the carb.i would rather lose a 40 dollar body then a 400 dollar motor!
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:42 PM   #34
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I pull the fuel line for a runaway but use the shoe/flywheel the rest of the time.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:42 PM   #35
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I've never had a runaway in the 15+ years I've been in the hobby
+ 1. whats with these guys and runaways
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:47 PM   #36
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Not my car but they seem to come at me alot. Like I have some kind off homing beacon on me. E-cars don't run away.
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so what is the deal when a car is going balistic.

how do you stop it then

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:01 PM   #38
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Here's what I do....just my 2 cents

Idle - if I'm wearing gloves, which I always to when marshaling, even for electrics, I tap the flywheel with my finger. If I'm not wearing gloves, I use my toe.

Runaways - hit it with my shoe. I've got a size 14, so there's little chance of a nitro motor flywheel eating all the way to my toes.

That being said, I also have a T-Maxx that I goof around with. You can't get to the flywheel very easy with fingers or toes, so I keep a 3/4" delrin rod in my pocket when I'm running it, and use it to tap the flywheel.
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I always have something in my pocket to stop the flywheel. preferably plastic, so it will give and not hurt my flywheel. And also if their is a run away, I can always find a stick, or a rock near by to jam in the flywheel. But I haven't been lucky enough to test this method

also, I never use my shoe, I can attest that every runaway I've seen, it's been a feeble attempts by others to kill the engine using there shoes. I've also seen people fling blood across the bottom of someones chassis trying to stop a flywheel with their finger. I use those things to drive, so I'd never put them in harms way.
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i dont know about your club but we have a piece of dowl at each marchling spot, if you have a run-a-way all we do is flip it over to it roof and then jam the stick into the flywheel...

blocking the stinger is no good when a seal is gone...
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If the car has come in from racing and idling nicely, I'll just tap it with the side of my thumb and she'll stop without injury, if I am out marshalling and a car is screaming its guts out, I'll flip it over and stop the flywheel with the toe of my boot. I always wear my old (but in top condition) steal cap firefighters boots and the sole at the toe has an edge that fits nicely up to the flywheel and has a hardened, oil and heat resistant sole. The bonus is that they have saved my ankles a couple of times when drivers have got well out of shape while I have been marshalling. I barely felt a 5 kg MT hit my ankle at the recent oz truggy titles, if I had been wearing normal shoes, its a fair chance it would have done serious damage.
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If the car has come in from racing and idling nicely, I'll just tap it with the side of my thumb and she'll stop without injury, if I am out marshalling and a car is screaming its guts out, I'll flip it over and stop the flywheel with the toe of my boot. I always wear my old (but in top condition) steal cap firefighters boots and the sole at the toe has an edge that fits nicely up to the flywheel and has a hardened, oil and heat resistant sole. The bonus is that they have saved my ankles a couple of times when drivers have got well out of shape while I have been marshalling. I barely felt a 5 kg MT hit my ankle at the recent oz truggy titles, if I had been wearing normal shoes, its a fair chance it would have done serious damage.
Amen to that...I took a Losi EightT 2.0 to my ankle at full speed wearing a pair of low top tennis shoes. I'm a strong guy, but it dropped me like a rock. The whole outside of my foot and ankle turned the nicest shades of green and purple when the bruises showed up. I at least wear high top hiking boots now...
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:46 AM   #43
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meh.

So what are you saying Losi_racer? The flywheel or the exhaust?

I wasn't sure from the message.
i use the flywheel, if its at idle tap it with your finger, never hurt my self once. if its even above idle dont hit it with your finger, i use the end of my shoe or a screw driver handle.


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You must really be glad Losi racer to have posted it twice. LOL
lol, i didnt, idk why its posted twice
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Carry one of these in your pocket

http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...ducts_id=14223

I have a home made version, piece of Alum Tube with 2 rubber caps........
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:41 PM   #45
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Thats a pretty cool tool. I was designing something like that and still am.
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