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Old 09-29-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Do you race in rain ? Do you dare ?

Racing and raining don't mix very well, but it increases the risk/challenge factor. For me it's the moment I've been waiting for. I want too see my car fights with other brave drivers in wet. Ummhh.... so exciting. It's really cool to see splash and more splash

Here some wet pictures from German Natonals ( thx to V12 ).

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...postid=1076024

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...postid=1076025

This person is very neat protecting electronics from wet:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...postid=1069746

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...postid=1069749

People, I love to see more photos and wet setup suggestion if you have one. It should be fun to read.
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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racing in da wet cn increase ur driving skills.the key is to be smooth on power and setup ur car as soft as possible.
also roll center shud be as low as possible.
waterproof ur reciever and speedo as much as possible.
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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Here in the UK wet racing is pretty much normall and to be honest most people dont really like it. Its a pain waterproofing your cars and a total strip down is a must on your car and for people who dont like doing it it is a pain.
But me, I like it actually. It sorts out the real drivers from the rest and gives less emphasis on equipment.
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Here in the UK wet racing is pretty much normall and to be honest most people dont really like it. Its a pain waterproofing your cars and a total strip down is a must on your car and for people who dont like doing it it is a pain.
But me, I like it actually. It sorts out the real drivers from the rest and gives less emphasis on equipment.
Completely agree with you X2. I to am based in the rain blessed nation ( ) known as the UK, and personally, I LOVE THE WET!!!! Its great fun, and it takes out the advantage of having 1.190 packs or whatever, if you can't put the power down whats the point......
If you want loads of fun, try slicks in the wet. Funny thing is, sometimes slicks are faster in the wet at my local circuit.....

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Old 09-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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Had my first win outside of a club meeting in the 2001 UK HPI Challenge , finals started wet but soon turned into a snow storm in which i could not see my car on half the track most of the time.

Great fun using the HPI 15-40 slick control tyres that everyone had to use, powerslides every time you touched the throttle.

Driving in the wet has become an added skill that you either have or dont.

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Old 09-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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Almost NO ONE is the US races in the rain...we pansies act like baseball players...run inside when it rains.

UK peeps are like Football players...keep on playing in the rain.
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Yeah, wet conditions are quite cool!
I race off-road and when it's wet lap times are around 2 sec faster. The only problem is that my ESC didnt like it very much!

Well, anyways one guy at our Nationals used an Mtroniks Cirrus ESC, without any form of protection, and it lasted the whole weekend. It was soaking wet, and the rain poured down in the mains. At least i know wich regulator to get next.........
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........... It sorts out the real drivers from the rest and gives less emphasis on equipment.

Yeah, it seperates men and this men !





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If you want loads of fun, try slicks in the wet. Funny thing is, sometimes slicks are faster in the wet at my local circuit.....

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Yes, its odd but often if the track has enough surface water slicks work better.
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Anyboby for Touring Car Ice Racing on an indoor hocky rink ??
I'm gain

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Who needs drift tyres?
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #12
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I raced my XX4 in the rain one year at a state race. When the qualifier was over all but 3 pulled there cars off the track. That run set the TQ spot and I was 2 sec behind. It was fun but the clean up wasn't.
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Yes, its odd but often if the track has enough surface water slicks work better.
Best part is when you turn, and the car doesn't...... Guess what happens next

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I actually have raced in the rain 2 times in my life One time on rally off road in Wisconsin and another time in F1 at the tamiya national championship in california. I have to say it can be a pretty fun but pretty agrivating expierince sometimes too racing in the Rain in off road is pretty fun cause you're getting your car dirty and rippin up rooster tails along the way but racing in the rain on asphault during a huge natioal event can be taxing! I was qualfied second behind the guy in first in the 1st qualfier but I ended up sixth the next day whne it go dry cause I got hacked.
now since I am more expirenced in racing I'm think If it ever happens again I would like to give it anohter try. I would just need to know how to setup the car in rain, or maybe just see a race in the rain to find out how fast those euros take it in the H20.
Cause if I knew how to do it. then... YEAH! BRING IT ON!!! If we american footbal players can handle getting muddy and wet in the rain than we can get nuts in Aqua as well! Just my opinion.

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Old 09-29-2004, 12:56 PM   #15
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Very good Lee !!! cool story...., I'm sure driving tamiya F1 in the rain is too hard I'm waiting my turn. Hopefully the upcoming 4wd modified race in october 2004 will be raining like nuts ! I'm 100% ready !!!
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