Winter time nitro, do you?
So I got the bug to smell some nitro burning after spending some time on the forums this weekend. I got the hyper 7 out for some play time. I have a Savage 4.6 engine stuffed in it for bashing so I went at it. It was 27F outside and in my garage where I keep my shizz stored. I was happy to find my 3cell lipo looking normal as I put it in my bump box. Put fuel in the car, went with 20% byrons with 16%oil because it was cold. Car started reasonably quickly for the temps and it sounded a bit lean...go figure. I was able to open the HSN half a turn to get it running well. Yes I said a half of a turn (6hours) and it was running well. In fact it was freeking awsum, never had so much power with this engine, it just wailled. I beat on the thing for nearly half the day, 6 or 8 tanks of fuel. I was running the thing up on top of the snowpack (we got about2 feet on ground) and letting it chew wide freekin open. It was great, wheelies, roosters, steam, smoke, snowdust, and a screeming nitro engine just trying to rip the tires from the rims! Damn, my hands are shaking just talking about it WOOOOOHOOOOO!
Then on tank 8 or so, she left me, took off wide open down the road! All I could do is watch it go, accellerating so fast one of the front tires was in the air hanging a skewed wheelie until whap, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHPbrrrrrrrrrrrrp. Hit snowbank, got 18 feet of air, landed upsidedown on engine in deep snow screemed itself lean and died. Run-away. I use white grease and dab it on my servo's and around my radio box to keep the water out of my shizz. It works for the most part but I missed the opening where the wires go into the radio box and my reciever got full of snow.
I was able to drop a different reciever into the car and everything works good yet. I put it away than. I do live on a dead end road and have much room to run my cars without endangering the neibors.
So yea, nitro rocks even in the fricken cold!