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Old 08-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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I'm about to buy a Associated T4,my first real RC ever
Is there anyhting i would have to do to drive in snow

Waterproofing? Or can it not go in snow at all?
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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I DON'T KNOW IT'S NOT REALY A GOOD IDEA. COULD GET SNOW ON SPEED CONTROL AND RECIEVER. ALSO THE SNOW IN MOTOR. IF I WHERE YOU I WOULD FIND A LOCAL DIRT TRACK.
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Its possible to waterproof it but it's not a good idea. Do you live in the Yukon or something? Its August and snowing? It's over 100F down here!
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Waterproofing is possible and people do run in the snow. I remember reading an article in rc car action magazine about waterproofing for running in mud. The same stuff should apply to snow. If I recall correctly they put the esc and receiver in balloons to help keep water out. They also sealed any openings with silicone glue. That's all I can remember now. HTH
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Yes, the oldschool solution for keeping moisture away from the receiver was to put it in a balloon and then zip tie around the servo, ESC, and antenna wires.

As for the ESC, you might want to go with the LRP A.I. Runner Reverse Digital line of ESCs, as they're supposed to be waterproof. I'm not sure what you'd do to protect the motor though.
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I remember WAY back in the late 80's and early 90's you could buy a ski kit for the front end and that always looked cool. Also keep in mind that by running in the snow you run the risk of breaking stuff easier. The cold makes your parts brittle.
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it's not that good for the medal parts like screws, nuts, axles etc.
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Anybody ever think of putting a 4.5 Brushless setup in a Kyosho Blizzard?
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Anybody ever think of putting a 4.5 Brushless setup in a Kyosho Blizzard?
Sounds like it'll be boring, I can imagine there being little traction as it is.
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Or you could build one of these, LOL, don't know where I found this pic, but it's hilarious.
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That thing is gnarly. Look for threads from Oople. In england they run in grass and rain (crazy old world kids). They do some interesting things to seal up a car. They use some kind of putty and practically fill the whole car with it.
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ps judging by your signature you've put down the video game to play with an R/C car. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!
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