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Old 05-28-2007, 12:59 AM   #16
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:56 AM   #17
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Isn't there some type of foam in a can that I have seen guys use?
I googled Blue Tack. Apparently called Fun Tack in the US?
Its the stuff used to hold up posters and the like, right?
Im not sure about the foam in a can idea, I haven't seen it, wouldn't it slow the armature down tho? just a thought.

Regarding the blue tack I am not sure what it is called over in the us but yes it is used to hold up posters onto walls exc!
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:25 PM   #18
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Im not sure about the foam in a can idea, I haven't seen it, wouldn't it slow the armature down tho? just a thought.

Regarding the blue tack I am not sure what it is called over in the us but yes it is used to hold up posters onto walls exc!
How do you maintain the bearings after something like that?
Instead of oil, do you guys use thick grease for those type of conditions?
I would also imagine a complete rebuild is in order to ovoid any corrosion, right?
Looks like a lot of fun, but a whole day maintaining your car afterwards.
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:45 AM   #19
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I tend to use grease but im not sure what everyone else uses. And yes we normally rebuild the whole car and clean it all up to prevent damage to any parts, however this kind of racing only happens now and again nearly all of our races are dryer then that
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How do you maintain the bearings after something like that?
Instead of oil, do you guys use thick grease for those type of conditions?
I would also imagine a complete rebuild is in order to ovoid any corrosion, right?
Looks like a lot of fun, but a whole day maintaining your car afterwards.

You missed half the fun dude.. You should try fixing the car when your hands are wet/muddy in the COLD!!! ... Trust me, its no fun
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:31 PM   #21
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thats crazy. how do you keep all your electronics dry? and how do you keep a car in control that is in constant hydroplane? ive hydroplaned my revo and lost control in an instant
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:19 PM   #22
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I put all my electrics in balloons which help keep them dry, the blue tack trick and using heavy duty tape normally work. Regarding control each driver tends to go at it in their own way but I normally take it slow, the puddles are not huge so by the time you have entered the puddle your back out onto the dryer areas again.

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dont your electronics get pretty hot when you put them in ballons though
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If geared properly they tend to be fine, however our races are only 5 or 6 mins long depending on the event!
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Some companies waterproof their electrics, such as MRT ESC (uk based).

Between the electronics and casing, they fill it up with Silicone. They also offer to do aftermarket sealing for KO equipment i believe Leaves their depot fully tested (emersed in water 24 hrs) prior despatched and 100% gauranteed never to fail
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nice. how can i seal off electronics for longer races. like 10 minute runs. should i try to wrap? or should i seal with epoxy or something
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It really depends on your personal preference. Because my b4 body shell is a really tight fit and with the velco it makes it very hard for water to get in and under the shell. I would try using the balloon method maybe testing it out for a short while and see how hot your gear gets before carrying on for longer races!

Any way just a thought

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