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Old 04-30-2006, 06:32 AM
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Yesterday was a great day.

I finally got my truck up and running perfectly. for the first time, I could go full throttle, do wheelies and donuts.

I was driving on a sprinting track with some kind of gravel surface, with a nice bit of grass in the middle. It was deserted. I could my speed, and on the track, I could drift and slide and wheelspin and other stuff trucks don't do.

anyways, I knew i needed to refuel, so i was going to do another speedrun down the track and come back.

Just at that moment, there must have been interference or something, my car runs off full throttle down a flat 400 foot track at 40 mph. there was nothing I could have done.

Thing that pi$$es me off is that I was going to buy a failsafe last week. Also when i was at the model store, about an hour before, some kid had a buggy, and he was on the same channel as me.

I'm surprised no one laughed at me as I walked back to the store. Ended up being an expensive day, but I'm sure it's all part of the hobby. I'm sure I would have crashed once anyways
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:41 AM
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OUCH!!!!!! THAT'S GOTTA HURT!!!!!
I know what your response is going to be whenever someone asks "What's the first upgrade I should get for my truck?"
Don't feel too bad though.
There are two kinds of RC'ers.
Ones that have had a runaway and ones that WILL have a runaway.
I don't know anyone in this hobby who has not experenced a runaway or some form of loss of control. Even a failsafe is not 100% proof against loss of control but it is cheap insurance against most causes of runaways.
Good luck with your repairs.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:04 AM
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thanks.

I'm happy it was a runaway and not my fault.

If i had just been going to fast in a small area and hit a tree because i couldnt turn, then I wuld feel REALLY bad.

Also quite lucky that I was in a deserted area, could have been the park - open space, loads of people, no barriers...
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:52 AM
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That's some bad carnage man! At least it wasn't your fault, like you said, due to faulty driving skills. It's a learning experience and I wish you luck on getting your truck back in business again. I would consider getting a failsafe or something that would prevent the risk of a future runaway, it just lessens the chances which is better than nothing. Again, good luck!
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:06 PM
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[X(] That sucks...
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:46 PM
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ooh i love carnage! sweet! that sucks though.

p.s. you look like pedro from Napoleon Dynamite lol no offense
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:13 PM
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vote for pedro
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:03 PM
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what did u end up hitting anyway? at least u didnt hit a jogger, i wonder if u can break someones ankle with a full speed ram........
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:21 PM
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hey its very possible to break bones with this hobby my buddy waz driven his mt2 and waz being stupid and hit himself in the leg with it and he broke his ankle and cracked his shin bone


by the way dude dont feel bad i waz in ur same shoes with my first truck it waz on its lid more then the wheels it ended up being parted out cuz i hit a cone that waz in the middle of the road and it busted my frame
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:36 PM
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damn, does he still got the mt2? thats not even funny... i bought my ex girl friends kid a battery powered plane for his b-day and he flew it right into his face, now that was funny....guess u had to be there, so julian nows a good excuse for some better parts, do they make alot of hop ups for the madforce? i justified the 40 dollar turnbuckles for my jato after hitting a tree in mid flight
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:20 PM
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oh damn! $$$$$$$$ *cringe at the ding of the register ringing up the total*

wow. i was lucky. my first and only runnaway ended up with my truck caught on a chainlink fence and no damage. pfewww!

sorry about your truck man but it could have been worse.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:32 PM
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Sorry to see the carnage. At least no one got hurt.

THis is why I switched over to the Spektrum DX3 radio, and make sure I have a TRS spring on the truck before I run. I know I still don't have a 0% chance of a runaway, but after my first few, I try to reduce the chance as much as possible.....
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:15 AM
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Ouch . Thank God my Savage has a TRS
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howd you do that?[X(]
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wow, so funny
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Nice work, why were you smiling? [sm=lol.gif]
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:31 PM
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my nt ran away on my but luckily it hit something before it got to full speed and was upside down WOT, ran as fast as i could to kill the engine
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