FAQ for R/C electric off-road racing INDEX V1.01 (Oct_8_1995)
Table of Contents
1.1) About the Author
1.2) What is R/C electric off-road racing?
1.3) How do these cars differ from what I can buy at Radio Shack?
1.4) What other classes of R/C racing exist?
1.5) What are the pluses and minuses of R/C electric off-road racing compared with other classes of electric R/C racing?
1.6) What are the pluses and minuses of electric versus gas power?
1.7) How are races run?
1.8) How is racing organized at a national level in the USA?
1.9) What's the difference between stock and modified classes?
1.10) What is the atmosphere like at races?
1.11) Is this a hobby suitable for young children?
1.12) How do I find a place to race, and how do I learn more?
1.13) What does it cost?
Chapter 2) Choosing your equipment
2.1) Should I start with a buggy or a truck?
2.2) What about four-wheel-drive buggies?
2.3) How should I buy my equipment?
2.4) What do I need to get started?
2.4.2) Tire upgrade
2.4.3) Transmitter, receiver, steering servo
2.4.4) Transmitter ni-cd, trickle charger
2.4.5) Spare set of crystals
2.4.6) Servo upgrade
2.4.7) Servo saver
2.4.8) Electronic Speed Control
2.4.11) Battery charger
2.4.12) Stock motor
2.4.13) Pinion gears
2.4.14) Thin CA glue
2.4.16) RTV adhesive
2.4.17) Motor oiler
2.4.18) Motor spray
2.4.19) Comm drops
2.4.20) Hardened Allen wrench (pinion set screw)
2.4.21) 2.5 mm ball driver (motor screws)
2.4.22) Shock wrench set
2.4.23) Tooth brush
2.5) What's the first modified motor I should buy?
Chapter 3) Building your car
3.1) Thread locking
3.2) Tire gluing
3.4) Capacitor mounting
3.5) Compatibility of servos, speed controls, and receivers
3.6) Servo, speed control, and receiver mounting
3.7) Body painting
Chapter 4) Running your car
4.1) How do I charge my batteries?
4.2) How do I turn on and off?
4.3) How can we run more than one car at a time?
4.4) How do I drive this thing?
4.5) What about maintenance?
4.6) Why does my motor get so hot?
4.7) What's a gear ratio and why should I care?
Chapter 5) Adjusting your car
5.1) What's the slipper clutch for and how do I adjust it?
5.2) How should I adjust the brakes?
5.3) How should I adjust the gearing?
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