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Old 11-17-2010, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mattp79
Again i would like to thank Chris "Wookie" for all your help so far , it was finally good to meet you last weekend, and Ruben from the RCpit for providing all my new toys.

During the last 4 days i have learnt the following:

1) If you install the rear arms upside down, no matter how hard to try the rear hubs will not fit.

2) when assembling the shocks it pays to have finger nails when trying to lock in the c clips.

3) Occupying the lounge room coffee table for the past 4 nights does not improve a marrage, or prehaps it was the incident involving the spilt shock oil...

4) If your tired, and find yourself trying to force things to make them fit, turn back 3 pages in your manual because you have made a mistake (see step 1)

5) a set of ball drivers are fun to have, but shouldnt be used for tightening up the bolts.

Just need to pick up my motor and ESC, and actually drive the car then, cant wait. Look forward to meeting you all on the track
no worries mate, hope to see you at the track on the next sunday we race.

good to meet you on sunday.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:54 PM
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I'm actually wondering if the Heat on Sunday got it and damaged a cell?
That happened to one of my IP5000 saddle packs at Castle Hill this year and it eventually went....psssssst.

Originally Posted by Mattp79
Again i would like to thank Chris "Wookie" for all your help so far , it was finally good to meet you last weekend, and Ruben from the RCpit for providing all my new toys.

During the last 4 days i have learnt the following:

3) Occupying the lounge room coffee table for the past 4 nights does not improve a marrage, or prehaps it was the incident involving the spilt shock oil...
Ummm, I think you will find that RC in general does not help a marriage, just ask around the married guys! We can give you some tips on how to hide the fact you are doing RC, like Steve's: "No I'm not looking at RC on my laptop, I'm looking at porn!" Or my: "I think I'll get the boys out of your hair for a few hours and take them to the park."

And my best one yet: "I'm taking an active involvement in Steve's occupational therapy; his specialist said he needs to spend a lot of time working on his hand eye co-ordination and what could be better for that than RC cars."
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:29 AM
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Ummm, I think you will find that RC in general does not help a marriage, just ask around the married guys! We can give you some tips on how to hide the fact you are doing RC, like Steve's: "No I'm not looking at RC on my laptop, I'm looking at porn!" Or my: "I think I'll get the boys out of your hair for a few hours and take them to the park."
Yeah once you have a few cars it's easy to slip in a few more, they all look the same to them... except when the other week the brother in law asked how the new car went in the weekend in front of my wife, to her response, 'What new car?'
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Yeah once you have a few cars it's easy to slip in a few more, they all look the same to them... except when the other week the brother in law asked how the new car went in the weekend in front of my wife, to her response, 'What new car?'
funny that ,my kids did the same thing,they keep saying that I have a new car but luckly I covered it up by saying that it's not new & just a new body shell to match my other car
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Originally Posted by bsshbr
funny that ,my kids did the same thing,they keep saying that I have a new car but luckly I covered it up by saying that it's not new & just a new body shell to match my other car
Y bother hiding it just tell them that its a new car it only makes things worse by hiding it cause when they find out all shit hits the fan trust me I no tried that kids just dob u in and they don't lie either
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Y bother hiding it just tell them that its a new car it only makes things worse by hiding it cause when they find out all shit hits the fan trust me I no tried that kids just dob u in and they don't lie either
I told her in the end & she was sweet with it, all she says is, what you spend on rc I wll/can spend on cloths soooo ,she's cool
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I told her in the end & she was sweet with it, all she says is, what you spend on rc I wll/can spend on cloths soooo ,she's cool
All mine said is that's the last one yeah rite can wait till the new 4wd short course either durango or associated
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So far Roman, Steve and various other people have donated 15 cars to me that they didn't want..... actually Roman has given me at least 5! But she thinks I have only bought 2! One of which she bought me for a birthday present, but all the on-roads do look the same to her, becuase I just keep putting the same body shells on, except the mini, but then that was a donation!
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Better get off here before she comes home and starts reading over my shoulder, which she did once when I had just posted something particularly juvenile about not being able to race one weekend and she didn't give up on that for weeks, even at family occassions she would bring up that I had used the when I couldn't race one weekend. She doesn't get sarcasm!
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Ahh its moments like these I really feel so for you blokes I have Michelle telling me to buy more cars and gear then I feel bad when I have to say NO.
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Ummm, I think you will find that RC in general does not help a marriage, just ask around the married guys! We can give you some tips on how to hide the fact you are doing RC, like Steve's: "No I'm not looking at RC on my laptop, I'm looking at porn!" Or my: "I think I'll get the boys out of your hair for a few hours and take them to the park."

yeah when i told my wife my motor went up in smoke on sunday she asked why did i do that for and that i have only used it 4 times (actuly its 4 race days and many test and tune days )
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Originally Posted by RacerEd
Yeah once you have a few cars it's easy to slip in a few more, they all look the same to them... except when the other week the brother in law asked how the new car went in the weekend in front of my wife, to her response, 'What new car?'
Not sure I agree with that.. I have quite a few cars and my missus can tell the diff between my RB5 & RT5 with bodies n wheels off... wtf??
I tried to go stealth when I got my RB5 and thought I got away with it, until she says "got a new car?" I replied " ummm.... what makes you say that?", she says "looks like your other one, only shorter."
Mind you.. i run the same gear on both. RSPro n LRP motor.

What gives.. lol
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I told my wife that my T4 was the B4 with bigger wheels, she accepted that, she hasn't said anything when I had the T4 and the BX on the table together, I think she may have given up asking. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Now, what I got on here for: does anybody have a decent range of Losi buggy springs I can experiment with on Saturday so I know what I need to order? I want to try some pretty soft combinations as well as a hard combination to see what works best. Brent maybe?

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Now, what I got on here for: does anybody have a decent range of Losi buggy springs I can experiment with on Saturday so I know what I need to order? I want to try some pretty soft combinations as well as a hard combination to see what works best. Brent maybe?

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Nick - i have all the losi 1/10th springs. Happy for you to use experiment with them.
Do you have bodies to put them on. THe losi shock body is larger in diameter than the associated's.
I do have some spare bodies (Fr & R), but only the older style collar bodies (not the threaded collars) Overall more or less the same design and function.


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Hi guys,

A few pics of the new baby, I havnt adjusted camber/toe/ride height yet, mainly because all i know about doing so is from what i had read on the internet, and I havnt been able to take it on track yet to see how it handles.

Still waiting on the ESC/Motor, I think i might have to tie some rope to the front of it and get my daughters to run around the track on the weekend .

Anyone got any painting tips? Or should i just use the first body as learning experience?

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