R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6
Default Hi all using nitro car in the rain

Hi all i have a ts.4n sport by thunder tiger i was wandering can i use it in the wet or will it damage it?

You can see it at the top of this page
http://kessockmodels.com/acatalog/Cars_Trucks.html

Thanks
karlmaddock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
BimmerDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 178
Default

The Brits race rain or shine, so I guess it won't destroy the car, although I am sure you will have to dry it thoroughly afterwards. I believe they "waterproof" their receivers with a balloon tied off and sealed with a dab of RTV. Spray the car liberally with WD-40 (Water Displacement formula #40 ) and wipe it dry afterwards. Also check out www.3Hobbie.net to see more waterproofing recommendations.

Be careful about running through deep puddles; the engine could get a big gulp of water and hydraulic lock, possibly breaking the crankcase.

Me? I'm a fair weather racer!
BimmerDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
stefan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 3,273
Send a message via AIM to stefan
Default

Most of us over here race in the rain, but most have a special rain car, since you need a completely different setup in the wet.

It's correct that the receivers are packed in a balloon or condom to keep them dry. I have vaseline in a spray can which I spray on sensitive areas like the servo cases, switches and bearings.

You have to dry the car thouroughly after a wet race, an air compressor is a must.

Once all this is done and you have diffs in the car and good rain tires, it's a blast to race in the rain
stefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 02:01 PM   #4
Tech Champion
 
asw7576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stefan
Most of us over here race in the rain, but most have a special rain car, since you need a completely different setup in the wet.

It's correct that the receivers are packed in a balloon or condom to keep them dry. I have vaseline in a spray can which I spray on sensitive areas like the servo cases, switches and bearings.

You have to dry the car thouroughly after a wet race, an air compressor is a must.

Once all this is done and you have diffs in the car and good rain tires, it's a blast to race in the rain
How about the air filter ? Is it different air filter or I could put more filter oil ?

I think it's fun when racing in the wet hehehe......
__________________
On Road : Xray NT1 , RX8 , T4 || Mugen Seiki MRX4-R , MTX4 , MTX3 prospec || Tamiya M03 , M04 || Top Racing Sabre FD2
Off Road : Xray XT8 || Hobao Hyper 8
Radio : Futaba 3PKS || KO propo EX-10 eurus
asw7576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 02:04 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Chris West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 427
Send a message via MSN to Chris West
Default

you use the ins box like the 1/8ths have with the 2 holes but a smaller one
__________________
MUGEN SEIKI | NINJA | SANWA
Chris West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
Tech Regular
 
integra evan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East coast, NJ
Posts: 260
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to integra evan Send a message via MSN to integra evan
Default

That would be so fun to watch...I'd be so afraid to hydrolock my car.
integra evan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rain rain go away... suck_my_exhaust Singapore R/C Racers 0 12-18-2007 10:01 PM
looking for pit rain tires? J.Gonzalez Electric On-Road 0 07-28-2007 07:49 PM
Buggy 1/8th Nitro Racing ... in rain weather ... Tabushi Electric Off-Road 11 03-05-2007 06:09 AM
Rain Black_Widow Nitro On-Road 0 01-25-2007 08:32 AM
Rain, rain go away..... devious17 Malaysian R/C Racers 2 01-08-2006 04:41 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:47 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net