Oh man, there are days when you just shouldn't have got out of bed!!!
All excited I took my 705 to the circuit this morning - first oportunity since Nov last year (Oct really, as Nov was virtually undriveable!).
I think my winter break was too long
Got to the circuit bright and early at 07:00 unpacked all my gear, switched the TX unit on and saw 9.3V
Somehow my charger hadn't charged the TX unit
But no big problem, I had my fast charger with me. I thought I'd do just a couple of installation laps, to get back into the swing of things before charging my TX unit. But, wait
where's my fuel bottle
Forgot it!!!!! Oh no!!!!
Ever tried to get fuel into the tank from a 2.5 Litre can - fuel every where except in the tank
With much spilling, I eventually got a tank full in there
But now I'm thinking I should probably go home to get the bottle - but it's a 1.5 hour round trip
Ok, ok - just do a couple of laps and get the feeling back.
Onto the circuit and my car just keeps spinning - man is the track greasy!!! almost undriveable - hmm now regretting the red spring all round
I pull the car back in to soften the suspension off a bit - ehm, but wait, where are the yellow spring!
Oh man!!!!!! Forgotten them!
Ok, I'll just go out for a couple more laps to empty the tank - put car on the starter......nothing!!!!!! The battery is empty!!!!
I can't believe it!!!!! I charged it last night!!!! I even put it through a re-cycle first
Now I'm well p'd off! Time to pack everything back together and go home
Back at the ranch, find my bottle and springs - discharge my starters batteries (and yep, they really are flat!
) - finish off charging the TX batteries and head back to the circuit! Just wasted 4 hours
Back at the circuit, the 1/5th guys have invaded - boy there goes my peace and quiet
But at least everything is working now
Onto the circuit again and spin, spin, spin!
Time to loosen the rear diff a little - no effect
Ok, use the other set of softer tyres, and soften the shocks.....spin, spin, spin. Oh boy - check the droop, ok there - ok time to do the tweak again - but wait!
Where's my spirit-level....oh no!!! Forgotten!!!
Now I can't check if the surface is level and therefore can't do my tweak
Well, I'm not going home again, so I soldier on trying as best as I can to keep the car under control. Under breaking the car is twichy, but better now that I've softened the suspension, but coming out of the hairpins, the car just keeps roatating. I stick with it for an hour and then decide to try some other tyres - just in case.
Suddenly I notice that the front wheels aren't turning when I rotate the rear tyres forwards!!!
Oh bugger, the front pulley hasn't been tightened up
I've been running the whole day with rearwheel drive!
Ok, quickly tighten it up and get back to the circuit - oh boy, this is going to be good, now I've found my problem.......but wait!!!!
That's it, I've had enough!!! I'm going home!!!
Boy, that was a tough day! Well, I've got a couple of weeks without Rc now
and I hope things go better when I get back