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Old 04-14-2011, 12:08 PM
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the battery hold downs for my E-maxx?

I must have left them on the ground at the park or on the trunk of my car and drove off.
I broke it out the other day and they are gone.


dumest rc part you've ever lost.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:32 PM
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lose body pins like mad
few months ago went to the hobby shop bought like 40, and need a refill already [:@]

Other things I've lost are the nut that holds my buggy rim on (forgot to lock tite it on my 1st run spent 2 hours looking for the tire [:@])
lock nuts for various RC's when I take off the rims
pins for the hex's, and a battery hold down bar for a brama 10b....

can't think of anything else I lost
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:35 PM
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6V charger for my Baja's hump pack

Portable charger for my Micro-T

Body pins that hold the gas tank in my Savage (fun day)


Ever try starting an engine with no glow plug? It's very difficult.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:43 PM
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i have lost the exhaust coupler on my savage, i must have hit a stone or something because both zip ties had gone, didn't really notice a change in noise (i was having too much fun)  
also half of my tire went skyward during a high speed field run, that caused some problems.

its all stuff i had no chance of knowing when it would go, but its stuff you don't think about :P

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:12 PM
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I lost an entire RC car about 6 months ago... me and some friends were bashing in a near by park, we each had like 4 cars out that day, I drove off and left a b3.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:04 AM
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RC buggy in Calais (France), had a run away and it took off diffection cliffs straight into the north sea.[:@]
Lost a glider due to low power battery. Flow away.[:@]
Body pins in the beginning but now I have them zip tied to the body and wing.
My wife.Forgot she was at the track talking to the other wives and having a drink, I drove home to find the place empty.
Ooops, sorry honey, really.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:43 AM
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haha @ the wife !
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:51 AM
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Antenna tube (I run FM). Just the other day - saw the antenna dangling after a fun tumble, couldn't find it. That was weird - I've never had one come entirely off before.

Found it yesterday though. Win!
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Antenna tube (I run FM). Just the other day - saw the antenna dangling after a fun tumble, couldn't find it. That was weird - I've never had one come entirely off before.

Found it yesterday though. Win!
why I went 2.4 lost a few antenna tubes (usually with antennas) after tumbles
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:06 AM
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I lost half my paycheck..... every paycheck.......
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:44 AM
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lol mine's already just about gone before i even get it haha
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:04 AM
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Gee, where to start lol... the antennae cap. looked for it for an hour. body clips. I've actually had the body fly off once lol. well that doesn't count ass a loss, but still funny. ya kno, more than usual, the lost items are usually the smallest, but inexpensive thankfully.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:30 AM
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anyone ever lose the set screw for one of their driveshafts/axles in their lawn? I have spent hours searching when I ran out of spares.

red loctite is a god send since those days
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:09 PM
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lost a whole rc car. forgot an associated b4 in a hotel resort in france. found it on my front door step: hotel sent it back to me
most annoying thing i lose is body clips. i put them down, and never find them again. this got so bad that i ended up buying 10 packs of body clips last year, and i lost 3 of the packs...
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:38 PM
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I lost a pinion gear off a nitro once.

Seriously. Honest to god I was driving along and the engine just screamed instead of moving the car. When I got there the clutch bell had one pinion and some threads where the other one was supposed to be. That bell had about a gallon and a half on it, so I'm not sure if the pinion exploded or if it unscrewed.


Spur gear was intact and there was no shrapnel.


It was first gear, too, so I had to replace it.


Other things I've lost include tons upon tons of body clips, body posts, all sorts of misc hardware(Half the screws that are supposed to hold my CEN together are strewn about my yard), had a pull start fall off once but I was able to reattach it, lost a fin off one of my cylinder heads, and I've lost my favorite AA-accepting glow ignitor I bought as a backup in case the sub-C one was dead.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:23 PM
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ORIGINAL: SyCo_VeNoM

lose body pins like mad
few months ago went to the hobby shop bought like 40, and need a refill already [:@]

Other things I've lost are the nut that holds my buggy rim on (forgot to lock tite it on my 1st run spent 2 hours looking for the tire [:@])
lock nuts for various RC's when I take off the rims
pins for the hex's, and a battery hold down bar for a brama 10b....

can't think of anything else I lost
You should buy those things in mass lol

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:28 AM
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body pins are about the usual.


Worst was having a $2000+ gas rigger sink after getting hit in a race. Complete loss.
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Body pins are REALLY easy to lose
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
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1. Lost LVC, was driving around my df02 in grass, doing jumps ect and the runtime felt longer, i just waited and waited to hear an alarm. When i put the lipo on the charger, it was like 3.02v per cell. Almost lost a new lipo to then.

2. Lost half a differential. I opened a differential near the kurb in the carpark and the diff balls in the gear and the thrust bearing rolled away into a drain.

3. Also lose body clips.

4. Driving my touring car and at 50mph wheel nut let loose and the wheel was never seen again, remember the sparks from the screws on the bottom of the chassis.

5. Lost my pride when beaten by a newbie driving a redcat [:@]
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Id have been in that water after it for sure!

Am I the only one that seems to never lose body clips? The set of four on my slash 4X4 are over 6 months old and its not like it doesnt get used, its raced almost every weekend...



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body pins are about the usual.


Worst was having a $2000+ gas rigger sink after getting hit in a race. Complete loss.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:54 PM
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1. Lost LVC, was driving around my df02 in grass, doing jumps ect and the runtime felt longer, i just waited and waited to hear an alarm. When i put the lipo on the charger, it was like 3.02v per cell. Almost lost a new lipo to then.

2. Lost half a differential. I opened a differential near the kurb in the carpark and the diff balls in the gear and the thrust bearing rolled away into a drain.

3. Also lose body clips.

4. Driving my touring car and at 50mph wheel nut let loose and the wheel was never seen again, remember the sparks from the screws on thebottom of the chassis.

5. Lost my pride when beaten by a newbie driving a redcat [:@]

Just goes to show, racing truly is 90% driver . That being said, absolutely no reason for your pride to be hurt .

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Next day i demanded a rematch and I beat him
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is that a Sportsman in the background? if it is, nice ride! those things will run forever, and get you through just about anything!
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body pins are about the usual.


Worst was having a $2000+ gas rigger sink after getting hit in a race. Complete loss.
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