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Old 06-24-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default I just want to cry.



I don't think anyone else will understand my pain. except for those here...

I lost my job today, my tuition is due, so I have no money.
I was doing a few laps in the parking lot, and my car glitched.
crashed and got stuck Right underneath a real car's tire.
my reciever couldn't take the impact and set my car on full throttle while it was stuck underneath the real car's tire. my wheels were jammed so that overloaded my speed control, and fried it. my motor couldn't take the load, because the wheels were jammed so my armature got fried. But at the same time, managed to strip my spur gear...
since the wheels were jammed, I need to replace the front ones....

I just installed new ceramic bearings into it... one of my BRAND NEW ceramics were damaged... and the bearing guide popped loose....


Ok, so anyway... here's my question
I was just wondering... can I run a bearing without bearing guides in it?

Funny thing,.... my reciever was ok after I powered it up again.

so damages for today:
1x speed control $140
2x tire(s) $30
1x bearing $?
1x motor $80
1x spur gear $10

so... yea... I just want to cry....
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:45 AM   #2
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I totally understand what you are going through.

Good thing is that it can NOT get any worst!!!!

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Old 06-24-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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For real, there are just some days where nothing can go right, whether on the track or not. Im in school too so i know that tuition can get a little hairy, but you know school takes as long as it takes, as long as you finish. But you arent dead and rc's can be fixed. just dont sell the rc's .
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:13 AM   #4
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Its uphill from here dood!
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #5
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Wow, that sucks. I hope it doesn't get any worse. Think of it this way. You're lucky no one was in the car about to back up when your RC got caught under the wheel.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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Been there man! Lost my job in 2003 and went through a seperation and Custody battle. Keep your chin up and remember your not the only one out there going through tough times. Do the best you can with what you have..

Best of luck...
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:18 AM   #7
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I totally understand what you are going through. Good thing is that it can NOT get any worst!!!!

DON'T EVER SAY THAT. Seriously. The last time I said that, I had just lost my job, my girlfriend and my new kitten was put to sleep.

The next day (after I said it couldn't get any worse), my aunt and 3 cousins went down in a small airplane over Lake Michigan (they were eventually rescued, though the 2 pilots were killed).




It can ALWAYS get worse. Just hope it doesn't.

Just be strong, think positive and plod through it all. You'll come out on the other side ok. Things work themselves out.
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Seriously...an RC car should be the least of our worries....

It does suck loosing the job though. I send my hope that you get a new job real quick.
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:28 AM   #9
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thanks guys.

it just sux, i have 1 rc and i will be out of the scene for like a year... i am going to miss this hobby...

Yea, finding a job is my priority #1. But i love my rc... far more than my job... so it makes me much more sad to smack up my rc than losing my job (guess i have lost a few this year, and sorta desensitized to it)

but yea... getting a job and not being homeless very important... also to repair my baby car...

but then again.. my car feels like a love one... its painful to watch it spread across my table.... lifeless....

but need an answer to one q though...

can I run a bearing that has no bearing guides inside it?
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Old 06-25-2005, 07:26 AM   #10
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Hey man cheer up

I had $300speedy blow out on me 2minutes b4 a race, my nitro car got stuck on full throttle and hit a wall(bent chassis), and other shit that goes on

Look on the bright side man, it gives u an excuse to buy sum newer stuff coz its a neccesary.....when u can that is
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As long as you can still stand upright, and take a breath on your own, LIFE IS GOOD. Not much else really matters anyway.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:05 PM   #12
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Not really sure on a bearing question man. If you have any permanent tracks close then just stop in and practice a couple times a month. Its fun & cost-effective (thats what I'm doing until carpet season kicks back up)

What car do have? Poppin' ceramics in that thing I'm guessing its a high-end car.
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #13
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I have some good news!

I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico


Couldnt resist. Hope things turn up for you.
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Lol... Hope you all feel better. I'm in a dilema on what car to get next...
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