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Old 12-13-2011, 08:19 AM
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I am just getting back into rc cars its been 15 years or so.Just bought the losi ten sct rtr and I am looking for any tips.I was told by someone to spray wd40 all over the body inside and out as well as most of the car but do not understand why.Also I want to go lipo but not sure what I need.
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I am just getting back into rc cars its been 15 years or so.Just bought the losi ten sct rtr and I am looking for any tips.I was told by someone to spray wd40 all over the body inside and out as well as most of the car but do not understand why.Also I want to go lipo but not sure what I need.
So dirt and grime doesn't stick and will clean up easily. An old nitro trick but don't think it's really needed in electrics. Compressed air would suffice.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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Keep your tires in air tight bags, so your super softies dont dry out
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Don't over-tighten screws. Especially if they're going into plastic.

Lock-tight works wonders.

Going to your LHS, taking up 2 hours of someone's time, and leaving without spending a penny so you can order stuff online is not cool. At least buy a magazine or a tool, or some glue. Support the store or it won't be there when you need it.

Hop-ups don't make you faster, practice does.

You can have the fastest motor in the world, but it's useless if you can't control the car.

Don't take it too seriously. Unless you're being paid to race, we're all here for fun.

Help others whenever you can, just because you're a noob doesn't mean you can't lend a hand. What you learn from helping is priceless, and it makes the hobby that much better.
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Toss your tire foam inserts into the dryer to puff them up =)

Hate when they are creased when you take them out of the package.
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Toss your tire foam inserts into the dryer to puff them up =)

Hate when they are creased when you take them out of the package.
Permanent or delecate?
Never thought of that, your right they are all creased.

Thats another reason I like 1/8 scale foams are not like that.
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i use light heat....

i havent tried a closed cell foam insert though, wonder if they will puff a little.
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Keep the shiny side up. Even the fastest turn marshal is slower than slowing down for an obstacle.
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Ive been doing this for years....

If you do a lot of trading or selling online in the for sale forums, take a picture of the item your shipping all boxed up with the address shown.

Comes in handy if you have someone who thinks you didnt ship, or you sent them a banged up box. Of course it can be faked, but its better to have that extra peice of evidense in case something goes wrong.
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if it stops being fun take a step back and stop for awhile
if somebody needs a simple spare part and you have it give it to them because karma will repay you
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WD40 on your car helps keep the dirt from sticking. Spray it on, blow it off, clean extra with a rag and your gtg.
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Just few tips that came to mind while at the track last night.

If you are going to race, and still have an AM RTR radio, bring at least one spare set of crystals. It's nice to assume everyone else will, but sometimes they dont either, assuming you will.

Also if your going to race, please understand that it is you DUTY, not choice to also tun marshall. Most small tracks dont have paid marshalls, so do your part. Yes you broke something, and it needs fixed, but it will still need fixed five minutes from now. People tunr marshalled for you, the least you can do is turn marshall for them.
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I work at a bike shop and I use hondapolish to clean and protect the chassis and body . Spray on blow or wipe off . It isnt as messy as wd40. Plus it keeps her shiny.
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Save a good set of hex bits for grub screws.
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