Global Multi grab

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by RC Pilot, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    1-Behind a gate
    2-600 k return
    3=yes
    4-behind a gate
    5 yes

    pass
  2. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    The RC thing has me. The local RC car racers use parking lots now. They have a website and pre arranged spots where they race at.
    There was 2 offroad tracks that I knew of, but both of them shut down.
    We have a couple RC airports but they do not do racing so they are out.
    I will keep looking, there has to be a track around here some place.
    Other than that everything else on the list I can grab local.


    Ray
  3. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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  4. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    There are two indoor RC race tracks at Millbrook and Glenwood in the just hobbies store. ;)
  5. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    -- If the RC track is indoors, get a shot of teh Hobby Shop and then a shot of the indoor track

    -- Might help with dragstrip locating - http://www.staginglight.com/links/trackfinder.html

    -- RC flying fields are OK as stated a few posts back

    -- If something is behind a gate, you should still be able to get some kind of picture of it.
  6. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Well I haven't even tried for it. We have a dirt track and drag strip next door to each other. Putt Putt has a go cart track in town and there is a practice MX track on the other side of the woods from my house. A couple miles away is the RC air strip or there is an off road RC track in Bunnlevel about an hour away.

    The TAGs are very dooable for me just haven't had the time.



    Ray
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    You know I don't like to deny a grab, but without a shot of the RC track, it is a no go.
  8. BlueM00se

    BlueM00se 'Cuse LAX Fan

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    Dang. Glad I didn't go after this one. I thought the wildcard could be used to replace any of the 5. I didn't know it was to be a sixth location.
  9. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    This was in answer to a question, prior to anyone posting a grab.



    Did I miss something? I did not see five tracks? I saw four tracks and a hobby shop?



    If that is how you feel, repost your shots and have at it? I have no desire to hold up the game.

  10. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Nah. Leave it open. I'll try to get a better RC track or dragstrip this weekend. Spring weather is going to be here. I am just one tag short of this one though... :deal. :D
  11. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    ok
  12. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Had a great drag strip opportunity today. They were even racing. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to take a DNF-Mechanical. I'm down until parts arrive. Someone else, go grab this one.
  13. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Details and pics of the DNF cause? :huh
  14. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Bike prep yesterday morning. Adjusted the chain. WAY loose. WTF. Get it perfect. Go for a spin around the block and hear a noise when coasting to a stop. Back home. Notice the chain seems tight??? Check chain alignment. Close, if not perfect. Rotate the wheel while on the stand. The tight spot is zero slack, loose the rest of the way around to the upper limit of allowable slack. Tight spot didn't match up with any spot on either sprocket. It does match the chain. I've somehow got a chain that's stretched 3/4+ of the way around.
    Chain, I can find locally. However, not one Kaw dealer within 200 miles has the sprockets. Not one dealer of any sort has aftermarket sprockets. The big, multi-brand dealer that I bought the bike from carries ZERO sprockets of any sort for any bike.

    To prevent this from going into my typical parts store rant/rage, I'll leave it at that. I am running out of reasons to continue trying to support the local guys.
  15. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Wow, that sucks big time. For what it is worth, when I did my last chain / sprocket replacement I also installed a Scotoiler. Makes a huge difference in chain life and smoothness.


  16. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Putting a parts order together now. I'll look at them. I'm usually pretty good with chain maintenance. Or at least I was when it was all dirt bikes around here.
  17. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I always thought I was good with chain mx, to but the difference with teh oiler is incredible. The chain is silent, smooth and almost never needs adjustment. The current chain/sprockets have over 20K on them and no wear is evident. When I was researching the oiler, many reviews claimed better than 50K chain life. Now I see that they were not exaggerating.
  18. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Just looked at them. More expensive than I thought they were, but less than the price of a new chain/sprockets.
  19. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Two weeks, do I need to amend the list?
  20. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Nah. Just finished getting the new sprockets and chain installed 15 minutes ago... :deal
    Got a week's worth of tagging to do tomorrow... :evil

    Edit: surprising that EVERY SINGLE NOISE I was hearing was directly related to a chain that appeared fine visually.