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Old 02-14-2004, 03:04 PM   #16
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This might sound stupid, but ever tried Tamiya A-types in the rain?
They are awesome. When you take your car off the track after a wet race the tyres are so sticky they feel like you have just used tractioncompound on them.
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Old 02-14-2004, 03:09 PM   #17
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There is no question what is the best tire....

I live in one of the most rainy countries ever, and the 21mm version of the Pit Shimizu D20 tire pictured above is the way to go!! Unless you guys have some weird asphalt no one else has....
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:32 PM   #18
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I have never played around with wet weather racing befor (rubber anyway) but I have raced in some very dirty places and have found that the pits work very well (treaded). In my racing experience the only rubber that can compete with the almighty sorex are the pits. It seems pretty logical that a pit with a tread pattern would be faster in poor conditions than anything else.

However... in the wet foams are more fun!!!! especially with a one-way (handbrake). Found that out a few weeks ago.
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #19
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Wet weather radio gear is available, M-Troniks now do a 100% water proof reciever, 40MHz of course for the UK market
M-Troniks link in my sig

I've heard of a couple water proof servo's but they aren't that common. MRT in the UK may waterproof them if you ask them when buying a new one from them, I know they'll do certain recievers. I've never really had servo's suffer from water though, the casing is pretty water tight as it is. Recievers water proofed by MRT are very handy but they still reccomend you cover the holes with blue tack, I usualy leave some on when racing outdoors anyway since it also stops grit getting in. Blue tack will work on any reciever in damp conditions, but when it's really wet I don't know if it will cope.
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The Futaba 9550 servo has neoprene rubber seals and when properly put together should keep out the wet. As Herm said, MRT used to offer a waterproofing service for receivers but I believe they have now stopped doing this, I will speak to Terry and Clive on monday to verify this and report back.
Good old party balloons still do the trick though, you can servo tape it into the car and pray you dont have to change crystals for the rest of the day
Wouldnt advise putting your speedo in a balloon though as it seems to create condensation inside and gets very warm too
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Old 02-14-2004, 05:32 PM   #21
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Of the tyres I have tried over the years Pit Shimizu D20's 21mm is the best by far. T/O 22's are ok if you don't have a real wet tyre.

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Old 02-14-2004, 09:28 PM   #22
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For waterproofing in my rallycar, I use sandwich bags tied closed. It works well for reciever and ESC, but I also run an inner body, which helps a great deal.
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Old 02-15-2004, 04:31 AM   #23
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the lrp quantum competition 2 is waterproof
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