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Old 08-19-2003, 07:24 PM
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well, it is no fun to make things last just because they are expensive. but i do think modeller has some secret magic to make things last !! i wonder if he would like to share his secret with us.
Sure. Here in Ireland we have magic leprechauns and heeling wells. They seem to work wonders on our RC equipment too. . But joking aside, the real secret is how you maintain your equipment. Treat them like kids and they will repay you. Charge your batteries using correct methods (not fancy chargers but instead try using a transformer linked through a 40W bulb). Thoroughly clean your car after each run and regrease anything that moves. Take apart servos maybe once per month and regrease the gears. Silly things like this go a long way to longer life.
As for engines, tune them correct and break them in properly and they will last longer than you think. They can be more resilient than most people realise. Only take enough power out of them to be competitive at any given race and always keep the rest in reserve.

Thats my secret.
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:28 PM
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That's IT!

I'm moving to Ireland. Everything seems to last forever there. First, the battery lasts 16 years, here comes the report of an RB engine lasts two and a half year. I'll take my wife with me, so she can stay forever young there, as well.

How difficult is it to move and live there?
is it safe? or is that the northern part that's dangerous??
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:43 PM
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LOL. You just got to love the international news. Always blowing everything way outof proportion. It is safe here yes. In fact, from what I here you are safer here than you are walking through the streets of NY, LA or even Interlagos, etc....

But is definately is not like a mini Bierot like much of the International news make it out to be. Most of the people here are friendly and holiday makers are made very welcome.

If anyone is interested in finding out for themselves I would be more than happy to organise a good racing weekend (like a mini World Cup )
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:51 PM
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LOL. You just got to love the international news. Always blowing everything way outof proportion. It is safe here yes. In fact, from what I here you are safer here than you are walking through the streets of NY, LA or even Interlagos, etc....

But is definately is not like a mini Bierot like much of the International news make it out to be. Most of the people here are friendly and holiday makers are made very welcome.

If anyone is interested in finding out for themselves I would be more than happy to organise a good racing weekend (like a mini World Cup )
Heard of Irish hospitality.. good!!
Yups from the international news it makes your country look bad.

Well if you are paying for my airfare yes i would be more then willing to come..
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Well if you are paying for my airfare yes i would be more then willing to come..
want a ticket to Africa..?
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Originally posted by modellor
Sure. Here in Ireland we have magic leprechauns and heeling wells. They seem to work wonders on our RC equipment too. . But joking aside, the real secret is how you maintain your equipment. Treat them like kids and they will repay you. Charge your batteries using correct methods (not fancy chargers but instead try using a transformer linked through a 40W bulb). Thoroughly clean your car after each run and regrease anything that moves. Take apart servos maybe once per month and regrease the gears. Silly things like this go a long way to longer life.
As for engines, tune them correct and break them in properly and they will last longer than you think. They can be more resilient than most people realise. Only take enough power out of them to be competitive at any given race and always keep the rest in reserve.

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that's what everyone is doing !! there must be more secret !!
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i dont do all that..i buy new ones when they fail on me..
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i dont do all that..i buy new ones when they fail on me..
that's why i didnt ask you !! i need an engine that last for 2.5 years and a receiver pack last over 16 years !! do you have it?
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Originally posted by Manticore
that's why i didnt ask you !! i need an engine that last for 2.5 years and a receiver pack last over 16 years !! do you have it?
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Originally posted by RClover
want a ticket to Africa..?
oh yes sure.. are you buying me one??

i could always change the destination if i cant make to Ohio to see the World Race..

thank you in advance..
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I've heard the Irish are ok but i can't understand a word they say!

I wonder why they always make fun of you guys with those Irish jokes?

An Irish man walked into a second hand store and asked how much for that TV in the window and the store clerk said,"sorry we don't sell things to Irish people?"

The same guy came back a week later in disguise and asked how much for that TV in the window?The guy in the store again said "sorry we don't sell things to Irish people."

More then a month later the guy went to the same store but this time he had a complete gender change and asked how much for the TV in the window?The store clerk again told him "sorry we don't sell to Irish people."

The guy was really pissed off and finally asked,how do you know that i'm Irish?The clerk said because it's not a TV in the window it's a microwave!!!


Disclaimer notice:No offence ofcourse to Irish people.
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Originally posted by Manticore
that's why i didnt ask you !! i need an engine that last for 2.5 years and a receiver pack last over 16 years !! do you have it?
Receiver pack 16 years??????

As for the engine,that's easy!!
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Receiver pack 16 years??????
Ridley's?
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Ridley's?
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Ridley's believe it or not.
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