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Old 02-02-2007, 04:59 AM   #1
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Zen and the art of R/C kit making.....

Ok you've spent ages building your kit , or not as the case maybe , and you've got a one can wonder paint job, or the multi coloured scheme of your dreams, but what is the one thing you would never let your car on the track without?

For me it's tidy wiring. I've just spent the best part of two evenings figuring out just how I want it all to go before I even stick in the Esc.

Yet I'll do the paint job in an evening and two colours is my limit, go figure.

So I'm just curious as to what other peoples 'must do/have' is?
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
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I always have huge plans for the paint job. I vow that I'll start the body first as it takes the longest.

But inevitably you dive into making the kit and leave the body until last. So then you just want it done so you can run it

The one thing I can't do without is my research before building. I have to consult the forums and friends about the best setup so that when I run it for the first time it's handling pretty well already.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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blue screws/hardware......gotta have the bling.
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:04 AM   #4
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2nd on the tidy wiring. I also spend alot of time with the steering geometry. I like to make sure my car has equal steering throw left and right without radio epa adjustments and I make sure the tierods are equal length left and right. Servo horn angle and steering link length have to be just right.
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:25 AM   #5
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Default I wouldn't know

I'm more like a hand me down, just barely keep it running kind of racer.
Though I seem to spend most of my time keeping the suspension free running, Those pesky Stock motors in good shape, and dammit... wondering which set of bald tires will serve me best.

Aint it a blast though!
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