engine question and radio question
First the radio question. I was out on my street running my car when all of a sudden the car goes bezerk. it wouldn't respond to any of my commands, went full speed off the street into the dirt. this is a brand new radio and reciever and servos. this is my second time running it and when i ran it the first time there was no problems. I am going to check over the receiver and wires to make sure nothing is squished or loose, but if everything checks out, what should i look for next? The only other thing i can think of is that my street may have radio inteference, but the same thing happened to my other radio and reciever. 2 different brands. One is a JR XRS3i running on FM and the other is an airtronics running off of AM. But both of them have now gone bezerk. Any ideas?
Second question. The engine. While the car was spazing out when it went into the dirt the thottle was at full speed (or very close to it) for about 6-8 seconds just spining the tires and not going anywhere. Since the engine was at high RPM do you think it may have damaged the engine? I have an MR12. After it did all this i waited a few minutes and tried it again. but the same thing happened. but this time while it was doing donuts in the middle of the road i was able to shut it down before it got into the dirt. When i started it up again it sounded fine, but i couldnt really tell since it only went for about 10 seconds before it spazed out again. I just want to make sure i didnt mess up the engine.
while i'm at it, here is another question. this one about fuel. right now i'm using backyard basher 20% nitro, 16% oil. My other engine uses maxys 20% blend. Could i switch the first engine from backyard basher to maxys since they are both the same nitro percentage? I like the maxys better.
Last edited by alucard13; 05-03-2003 at 08:29 AM.