Yeah, it is tough. I did 8 full hours straight on my own from 12midnight. There were a lot of things binned at the end. We destroyed 2 receivers and 4 servos. (Just glad we were driving the old flatbed 2WD 1:8th cars
. Everything just lifts out and easy swapped). We kept a complete spare rear end pre-built so if we broke the drive built it was just a case of remove 6 screws and bolt the other one on.
We covered a good 4000+ laps with average laps being around 20secs. It rained hard for the first few hours before finally letting us get some real racing going.
We didnt have an air filter protector. Just replaced it every couple of hours to keep things running smooth. The first engine seized after a couple of hours (I reckon it was a mixture of improper breakin and the amount of rain going in through the carb).
We have a video of the event and I am going to hook it up to the computer and convert it to DivX or MPlayer for people to download.
I am going to contact the organisers to get entry for the 2004 event. Only problem is I dont have a Flatbed car now so I will have to design one from scratch for the job. Just glad all we have to supply is chassis and radio gear. The organisers supplied a sponsor for each team who covers the engines, fuel, tires, shells (pre-sprayed) and night glo sticks.