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Forum: Chat Lounge
10-06-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 51,034
Posted By DesertRat

I didn't want to, but after months or however...

I didn't want to, but after months or however long of only charging itself intermittently (it was the charge circuit, not the battery) my phone finally gave up on this universe and went to the great...
10-01-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48,620
Views: 5,346,335
Posted By DesertRat

My CRC had this problem, battery post would hit...

My CRC had this problem, battery post would hit the dampener tube, so I took my Dremel tool and buzzed a chamfer into the post and it fit great.

I think running just one tube makes you look like...
Forum: Chat Lounge
09-30-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 51,034
Posted By DesertRat

A few dollars worth of fresh apple juice, some...

A few dollars worth of fresh apple juice, some honey, and some other flavor additives to make home made hard cider. My first batch is about half way through the fermenting stage so I intend to make...
09-29-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By DesertRat

The old shocks weren't fragile. The big bore...

The old shocks weren't fragile. The big bore shocks were preferred because when the car could come down from a jump onto a flat area the big bore shocks, with the extra oil volume, could absorb more...
09-29-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

All the talk of leveling the playing field is...

All the talk of leveling the playing field is irrelevant if there is no field. The best "spec" class for new racers is called novice, rookie, sportsman stock or whatever you call your beginner...
09-29-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,592
Posted By DesertRat

This is a cool technology, but I imagine that...

This is a cool technology, but I imagine that this "battery" will produce a tiny amount of power, but over a very long period.

Whats funny about the assertion that "NUCLEAR IS DANGEROUS!!!" is...
09-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

Maximize fun and you will have racers.

Maximize fun and you will have racers.
09-19-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By DesertRat

With those big stacked crates they are meant for...

With those big stacked crates they are meant for heavy tools, not lightweight but bulky RC stuff. Something like this fits much more stuff or a given weight and volume of the box.

Contico Ultra...
09-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5,599
Views: 1,156,942
Posted By DesertRat

Unless I am mistaken his caster block mount is...

Unless I am mistaken his caster block mount is simply the CRC pro strut brace that allows you to use the longer arms, with the brace cut out.
...
09-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 48,620
Views: 5,346,335
Posted By DesertRat

Thats exactly what the 911 started as: ...

Thats exactly what the 911 started as:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/474x267/image_5eac2091ec25fecd7bec79f34475d8a4eddc8a2d.png

Old Man Porsche literally designed the...
09-08-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By DesertRat

The easiest way I've found to get up to speed on...

The easiest way I've found to get up to speed on a track is to go out with it empty, no other cars if at all possible, and drive a few laps at 1/4 throttle. Don't throttle up or down, just cruise...
09-03-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48,620
Views: 5,346,335
Posted By DesertRat

More watering down the classes. Whats a B-Main?...

More watering down the classes. Whats a B-Main? Whats a full heat? Will we ever know again?
09-03-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48,620
Views: 5,346,335
Posted By DesertRat

Okay, who do I have to pay off to make GT12 go...

Okay, who do I have to pay off to make GT12 go away? What was wrong with normal 1/12 scale?
09-03-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By DesertRat

changing the belt does not change the internal...

changing the belt does not change the internal ratio, you would have to change the pulleys to change the ratio.
09-02-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By DesertRat

"ContradictingSetupHelp.Com" was taken so they...

"ContradictingSetupHelp.Com" was taken so they went with RCTech.Net.
08-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By DesertRat

If you wanted hardware that is absolutely top of...

If you wanted hardware that is absolutely top of the line you certainly listed it.

As for advice and guidance, the 1/12 forum has a long WIKI that gives a lot of information, yes its for 1/12 but...
08-25-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

Which should be the racers though process when...

Which should be the racers though process when they have just turned a good lap:

Option A: I just ran a great lap!

Option B: I just went too fast. I've just screwed up my whole qualifier.
08-25-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

We already have special chassis for new guys....

We already have special chassis for new guys. They're called the VBC Ghost, or the 3Racing Advance S, both of which cost under $150 and are not only cheap but flat out good by any measure, even good...
Forum: Chat Lounge
08-23-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,707
Posted By DesertRat

maclan knew exactly what they were doing. They...

maclan knew exactly what they were doing. They called it the MMAX because they wanted it listed on the same page in the online hobby shop listings as the TMAX, XMAX, and all the rest so they would...
08-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

Yes. Water down this already too watered down...

Yes. Water down this already too watered down hobby even more.
08-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

They were. The 20 years of effort since then have...

They were. The 20 years of effort since then have made the cars faster AND easier to drive, not harder. Every time someone digs up a clip of old brushed motor racing and says "SEE, ITS ALL TOO FAST!!...
08-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

For the 15 minutes where Mod Touring was limited...

For the 15 minutes where Mod Touring was limited to a 12t brushed motor, it wasn't because of them being too fast, it was because in six cell touring car the 7t and 8t armatures were one run wear...
08-18-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48,620
Views: 5,346,335
Posted By DesertRat

ALERT: Rising from the ashes of discontinued,...

ALERT: Rising from the ashes of discontinued, Team Scream will be making the SMC Lowrider type motors. I cant speak to the spec winds as I have not raced one, but these are THE BEST motor for mod...
08-12-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 44,317
Posted By DesertRat

At the end of the day, for RC to thrive it must...

At the end of the day, for RC to thrive it must be fun. Lets make it fun instead of worrying about the minutia of motor rules or track prep. We get so caught up in making it fair that we forget to...
Forum: Chat Lounge
08-11-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,920
Posted By DesertRat

Most of what I've see on facebook groups is...

Most of what I've see on facebook groups is people asking for meetup times, trying to find a second hand receiver, and complaining.

Come to think of it, its just like RCTech.
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