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Old 07-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Ok, so I've been here awhile and never asked the question nor have I seen a tutorial of any kind describing how our European brothers prep their cars for wet weather driving.
Sooo...How about giving us some instruction and tips for preparing our cars and setting up our cars for wet weather racing ?? Thanks All.
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wrap it up in cling wrap... seriously thats how they do it lol.

You could also put vaseline on everything and all the connection points.
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Ok, so I've been here awhile and never asked the question nor have I seen a tutorial of any kind describing how our European brothers prep their cars for wet weather driving.
Sooo...How about giving us some instruction and tips for preparing our cars and setting up our cars for wet weather racing ?? Thanks All.
I seriously doubt that roar will ever race in the wet in the states

But who knows they may some day they will
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:14 AM   #4
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Us outdoor club racers in Florida need to make the most of the crazy weather days....

...or find a nice warehouse to race in (HINT HINT Evo)
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try to look af some of the videos on RCRACINGTV.COM from this years BRCA National. they have some god pics and some god tips
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In most cases it is enough to cover the electric contacts of motor and esc with PlastiDip. Additionally it makes sense to bath your receiver in it and seal all openings of the esc and the servo, too.
This works great unless you go diving with the car.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:54 AM   #7
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put cleaning gum over motor and sensor
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:18 PM   #8
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I normally don't run in wet conditions, but in semi-dry conditions I just put some cleaning gum over the sensor, between the solder-posts and in the receiver. Has worked for me so far.
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We did a feature on this last year at the TC Euros when it suddenly started to rain in time for the last qualifier!

You can find the video on the EFRA website here:
http://news.efra.ws/index.php?id=388...0&y=2010-01-01

The early days use to just rely on putting everything in balloons, but that clip shows how seriously it's done now!
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I seriously doubt that roar will ever race in the wet in the states

But who knows they may some day they will
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Us outdoor club racers in Florida need to make the most of the crazy weather days....

...or find a nice warehouse to race in (HINT HINT Evo)
Marcos, any particular reasoning for that ? I don't really get involved with ROAR anymore but I am curious.
PJ, wishful thinking. It's enough for me to wish I could get 10-15 racers to show up on a Sunday.
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We did a feature on this last year at the TC Euros when it suddenly started to rain in time for the last qualifier!

You can find the video on the EFRA website here:
http://news.efra.ws/index.php?id=388...0&y=2010-01-01

The early days use to just rely on putting everything in balloons, but that clip shows how seriously it's done now!
Quite informative for a short video !!
Are there actual products of any kind available to waterproof the car ? For instance, is there a company that produces a waterproof box or container for electronics that mounts to the chassis in some way ??
Or are we left to our own imaginations as Chris Grainger showed.
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Can also try blu-tack on plug openings

But ^^ is right, wrapping your car up helps. The car won't be able to get that hot anyways with the track wet.



This guy was one of the few who finished the qualifier when we had to run in the rain lol
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Made by British guys for wet racing
http://rclazy.com/shop/lazy-goo/
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Quite informative for a short video !!
Are there actual products of any kind available to waterproof the car ? For instance, is there a company that produces a waterproof box or container for electronics that mounts to the chassis in some way ??
Or are we left to our own imaginations as Chris Grainger showed.
There's no specific products in terms of the boxes - most use small food containers or hair styling product tubs! Anything that has a good seal on it!

As Pavel says, there is the Lazy Goo available which seems popular in the UK, also during the part with Yannic in the video, you see his car with all the blue stuff on it - that's a product called Plastidip which also seems very effective.

If we didn't race in the rain in Europe, we'd never get a race meeting finished! Normally, unless the track is underwater, we just keep going!
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If you have a spare car,servo,esc, reciever... Plastidip is the way to go.
100% waterproof.
If not a little container is a good alternetif
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