Well, I had enough of this weather and thought: sod it!!! I'm off to the track even if it is raining!
As the track is in a forest, it takes ages to dry out and although it did stop raining, the track remained wet (not so much standing water, but you could see the track was damp). As I was going to drive in the wet, I decided not to risk my Foams and opted for a pair of 24mm rubber tyres - I got these with my Tamiya EVO III Kit, but they are far too hard for the indoor track I got to, so they'd never been used.
Man, what a day!!!! most of the time it was simply too wet to drive, but as soon as the puddles vanished, I was on the track. I was four-wheel drifting it around the corners - it was amazing to do
If you've ever seen ice racing, then this is exactly what it looked like
There was no way you could hit the breaks, so it was a case of simply rolling into the corner and then four-wheel drifting it out.
A couple of times on the main straight the car simply pirouetted through 360 degrees
but I managed to keep everything under control.
I kept checking the bell housing and like what motorman said it does get hot - I could still hold it, so it wasn't so hot - but surprising none the less. I've yet to check my thrust bearing after my last two runs, but I was keeping a careful eye on it thoughout the day.
Only drove about 4 tanks, but due to the conditions a tank was lasting quite a while - a few guys from the club came by when they saw someone was driving in those conditions - seemed all to leave with the impression that I'm completely mad
Well, I had my fun and I was very impressed how controllable the 710 was in these conditions - very easy to hold in a four-wheel drif!