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Old 10-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Well I just thought this might be funny. Post what your biggest mistake you ever made was within the hobby. Let the stupidity flow so others can learn!

I will post mine in a bit. I have to think good and hard about all of mine
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Not getting an American brand and getting a car that LHS has no support or parts for..

But I do really like and am very satisfied with my TA05v.2 and Tamiya, I just need to buy everything online for it and wait for shipping!
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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Opening an Ebay account.................................
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:00 AM   #4
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spending $550+ on an RC8 and electronics only to sell it for $400 a few months later to get back out of the hobby, then a month later deciding I want back in and bought a 1/10th scale 4wd buggy along with a used motor which didn't even work!
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #5
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Forgetting to bring the right Tx with me........made for a short day!
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:25 AM   #6
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when marshalling a 1/8 gascar, NEVER grab it from the pipe side, I basically grabbed the stinger and got my hand burnt hardcore......DUH
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:30 AM   #7
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forgot to put the lid back on my battery box and then wonderd what came fliying off of my buggy while it was in mid air .......it was the battery.......RUNAWAY !!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:04 AM   #8
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Letting my front locknuts strip out and seeing my wheel go rolling on ahead without my car.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:20 AM   #9
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start racing lol......
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:02 AM   #10
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forgetting to put the body clips back on before i went out to race....and also forgetting to put the battery strap back on till u roll over and the battery comes flying out
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:06 AM   #11
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getting out of the hobby for 15 years and then just going to my lhs and trying to just pick up where i left off. who knew that a 2wd stadium truck wasnt the fastest thing going.....shoulda done more research instead of impulse buying....spent 300 to get me going, then learned about 4wd 1/8th scale and had to completely start over..........
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:17 AM   #12
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I cloned a Tamiya Swift I saw from RC Car Action except it was in a Mini Cooper M03. It was Mamba 7700/2s Lipo powered w/all the goodies and I let a "friend" drive it: instant destruction. See if I ever do that again.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:59 PM   #13
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I should have just stuck with one car while I got into the hobby.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #14
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Trying to run too many cars on race days and getting stressed about the whole racing thing. 4 cars between my son and I is pushing it for stress levels.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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Trying to see how fast my truggy was using one of those side of the road speed check things. Didn't put a throttle return spring on. Carb jammed wide open on the first pass. Not much left of the truggy when it hit that streetlamp a block and a half away!
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