Monday, April 6, 2009
Well, the weekend racing didn't go quite as hoped. We got a cold front blow in on Friday night that lasted through Sunday with high winds and low temperatures. Needless to say we didn't get to race. I was disappointed but at least I wasn't cold and wind blown! On Saturday night James brought over an extra starter box he had for my gt2 truck. We got it configured for my truck, although I had to dremel a little bit on the bottom of the truck to lengthen the opening for the starter. I think I am going to add a 12V switch to the box for easy on and off and to make it easier to charge. The race has been rescheduled for Friday night. I went ahead and took Friday off work already so i should have time to get everything ready to go and have time to get there for "practice."
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
OK it has been way too long since my last posting. We have been really busy lately. We got a new Toyota Matrix a couple weeks ago. This has got to be the perfect car for an RC hobbyist. It has an AC power adapter built in. It has a hard plastic cargo area so any spills are very easy to clean. I think we are ready to race our trucks this weekend. We were supposed to race last Sunday but the 11 inches of snow we got on Friday kind of shut that down. We did go to the park and run our trucks earlier this week. It is amazing the difference I noticed after replacing the stock 4AA battery pack with a 6 cell 6 volt pack, much more response from the servos on my Team Associated truck. We also got to watch a couple friends break in a 1/5 scale gasoline powered buggy. I could not believe how LOUD it was. It was super fast. I will try to do better at keeping things updated around here. If I don't get a chance to post before then, I will definitely post on how the racing goes on Sunday.