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Old 05-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default True Off-Road Racing Pics! (well...without the dirt!)

I'm sure everybody knows about Jimmy's site Oople.com
These pictures are just great!!!
For those who haven't seen this set, check them out!
About the 15th pic is when they get good.
Kidderminster 4WD National 2007
Those guys know how to have fun over there in the UK.
If it rained here, we would all probably go home!

Awesome pics by Jimmy!
http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/kidde...007/kid130507/
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Seen those on a diffrent forum. Freakin hilarous.
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:16 PM   #4
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I would have thought that some one would have at least taken a shop vac to those puddles. There really isn't anything wrong with running on a messy track, but running through 2 inches of water just isn't smart. Could you imagine if you were told you have to qualify on the track covered with 2 inch deep puddles and some one else got to qualify on a muddy track w/out puddles?
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I'm sure everybody knows about Jimmy's site Oople.com
These pictures are just great!!!
For those who haven't seen this set, check them out!
About the 15th pic is when they get good.
Kidderminster 4WD National 2007
Those guys know how to have fun over there in the UK.
If it rained here, we would all probably go home!

Awesome pics by Jimmy!
http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/kidde...007/kid130507/
If the probability of rain was 7/10 right throughout the year and you travelled miles and miles, what would you do?

Some people dont have any choice and yes the weather is that unpredictable and so you do what you can with what you have. Ive raced many a time where you finish a race where the whole darn field of cars looked identical because either its fully covered in grass chippings or MUD , racing in that part of the globe isnt pleasant at all

Cali4nian weather rocks even if it gets blisteringly hot
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:48 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:53 PM   #7
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man how is that thing running
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #8
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lol now thats funny!!!!!
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ya that is funny , but is that there real name? jk
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I would have thought that some one would have at least taken a shop vac to those puddles. There really isn't anything wrong with running on a messy track, but running through 2 inches of water just isn't smart. Could you imagine if you were told you have to qualify on the track covered with 2 inch deep puddles and some one else got to qualify on a muddy track w/out puddles?
Dude, that weekend, the whole country was getting soaked, so someone would have had to stand there all through qualifying sucking up the water, but it would of probably been falling from the skiy faster.

I understand a few were looking at warranty claims after that weekend, lol, and stock values in miniature bearing firms went up the week after, heehee.
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i didnt know they could get that wet? anyway nice pics!
and guy in sixth pic is cute !
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yeah electric buggies runnign halfway up their bodyshells isn't smart at all... electricity + water = something f*cked up. i learnt this the hard way when i was 7 after running my tyco 4x4 rebound (one of those funny little cars which goes both ways up) through a puddle. the car died, only to be revived about a month ago (7 years later!). it is now my super noobish basher, but enough on that.
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how would you protect the electronics.. without anything overheating
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I am proud to say I race over here in the UK and have raced at that track, however I did not attend that event. Most people over here use blue tack to cover any holes in the speedo and use either heavy duty tape to hold the shell on or Velcro to prevent the water from getting under the shell. Brushed motors are fine however brushless drivers have had to use again blue tack to cover any holes in the can to prevent water damage.

However even with all these steps plenty of speed controllers died

Click here for an example of the blue tack trick. Photo taken from a post on oople.

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I am proud to say I race over here in the UK and have raced at that track, however I did not attend that event. Most people over here use blue tack to cover any holes in the speedo and use either heavy duty tape to hold the shell on or Velcro to prevent the water from getting under the shell. Brushed motors are fine however brushless drivers have had to use again blue tack to cover any holes in the can to prevent water damage.

However even with all these steps plenty of speed controllers died

Click here for an example of the blue tack trick. Photo taken from a post on oople.

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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?
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