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Forum: Chat Lounge
12-28-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,344
Posted By DesertRat

#1 scam, but kind of unavoidable, is...

#1 scam, but kind of unavoidable, is TRANSPONDERS. An AMD transponder has about $3 worth of circuitry in it.

Can't get around it, though. Need a transponder to count laps.
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-19-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

One tell would be if coasting up the jump face...

One tell would be if coasting up the jump face off- power also makes it kick. I've had this problem with wood jumps and astroturf, had one jump where we could not be on-power going up the jump face...
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-19-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

It kicks because the rear bottoms out on the jump...

It kicks because the rear bottoms out on the jump face. There are a million ways to help prevent this, harder springs, anti-squat, so on.
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-19-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hoKbTWon4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hoKbTWon4

This is such a beautiful concert. You can see that the musicians are fans, big smiles on their faces.

I think I'm going to plug in the old VCR and...
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-08-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

Losing weight is simple, but may not be easy....

Losing weight is simple, but may not be easy. Don't eat anything that's white. White food means starch.
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-08-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 19,308
Posted By DesertRat

Oh my god, how did he record this without...

Oh my god, how did he record this without laughing his ass off? I just wasn't ready for the "And she's calling me daddy, while hes having a seisure" part!
Forum: Chat Lounge
12-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 19,308
Posted By DesertRat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoZ6P6ihzCU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoZ6P6ihzCU

I have no idea what the song is about or speak a word of french, but this was pretty cool. I found it on a thread about happy crowds.

The backstory...
Forum: Chat Lounge
11-19-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

You left out the greatest supercar of all time,...

You left out the greatest supercar of all time, the McLaren F1. Its distinctly NOT Italian. Its kind of British with a topping of German.
11-09-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

Maybe its like EVERYTHING else in 1/12 scale, the...

Maybe its like EVERYTHING else in 1/12 scale, the worlds biggest asterisk and big bold letters reading YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY!!!

I've seen cars that I wouldnt think could drive a lap win...
11-09-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 603,465
Posted By DesertRat

Unusual. Just take the roll center spacers out...

Unusual. Just take the roll center spacers out and it will do a 360 in every corner.
11-09-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

https://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/37-1-12...

https://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/37-1-12-forum-3143.html

Back on page 3143 there is a discussion of the most effective sidewall gluing, with pictures. I found that a 45 degree bevel...
11-07-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

Parma. The problem is that they're not very...

Parma.

The problem is that they're not very good for stock. Their old HD body is decent for modified, but you would go faster with a Strakka or a CRC Audi.
11-04-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,676
Posted By DesertRat

The "Ring of Death" is caused by tire deflection...

The "Ring of Death" is caused by tire deflection during cornering. Basically, the tire flexes to the inside of the rim, the weight of the car is still on the foam insert, but the very inside bit of...
Forum: Chat Lounge
11-01-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

Turns out the craziest teeth in the animal...

Turns out the craziest teeth in the animal kingdom belongs to a seal. Looks cuddly right? Its also 3.5 meters long and weights 600kg.
...
10-26-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 603,465
Posted By DesertRat

The long-arm front gives less camber gain and...

The long-arm front gives less camber gain and roll, it actually tends to take out some steering, and has much less reactive caster than the short arm.

If you want a highly reactive car with lots...
10-18-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 603,465
Posted By DesertRat

I think it boils down to how people think the...

I think it boils down to how people think the aluminum chassis looks pretty.
10-14-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

In truth, as long as the chassis is a decent...

In truth, as long as the chassis is a decent modern chassis, the exact type or kit you buy is almost completely irrelevant to how fast you go. Your tuning and driving skill is almost 100% of the cars...
10-13-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,114
Posted By DesertRat

Gonna have to stretch it out.

Gonna have to stretch it out.
10-13-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

There is just something so nice about pulling the...

There is just something so nice about pulling the trigger on a proper mod motor.
Forum: Chat Lounge
10-11-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

He spent all that money and didn't even upgrade...

He spent all that money and didn't even upgrade brakes?
10-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49,234
Views: 5,970,181
Posted By DesertRat

What kind of motor heat were the racers seeing,...

What kind of motor heat were the racers seeing, if the rule was 6.5 with boost? Was it back to the old 17.5/13.5 boosted tradeoff between power and heat?
Forum: Chat Lounge
10-11-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

In that condition, numbers matching means about...

In that condition, numbers matching means about $500. For the same reason that the king of a mud hill is no king.
Forum: Chat Lounge
10-11-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

I did some searching, and for $15,000 you can get...

I did some searching, and for $15,000 you can get an intact, running, driving, charger. For 25K you can get a pretty good one. If you don't mid having a Coronet instead of a Charger (in my opinion,...
Forum: Chat Lounge
10-11-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 345,686
Posted By DesertRat

On todays Crazies of Craigslist, AKA I Watch Too...

On todays Crazies of Craigslist, AKA I Watch Too Much Barrett Jackson, we have this $13,000 scrap pile:
...
10-09-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 603,465
Posted By DesertRat

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/1080x810/img_20211009_193110_6f35e6f0739a7538e59a456ae7a82c8d49bbef6b.jpg...
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