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My freshened up RC8.2

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3' started by AERacer, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Here are few pics of my RC8.2

    Team Associated RC8.2
    Reedy 121VR-ST engine + AE 2035 Tuned pipe
    Team Associated DS1015 throttle and steering servos
    Pro-Line Caliber M3 mounted on Pro-Line Lightweight Velocity wheels
    Pro-Line Bulldog 2012 body + Wing
    Factory Team Aluminum rear hubs
    Aluminum servo Horn
    Reedy LiFe receiver pack
    Futaba receiver



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  2. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    Rusty screws? :(
    Looks great though :thumbsup:
     
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  3. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
     
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  4. Jessica @ Pro-Line

    Jessica @ Pro-Line Active Member

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    Nice Pro-Line gear!
     
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  5. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I sprayed Simple Green and the hosed the buggy and I just let it dry. That's why there is a little rust on the screws :(
     
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  6. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    Use wd40, your car will look like it's brand new!
     
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  7. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I usually do
     
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  8. jalvarado726

    jalvarado726 New Member

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    im in the process of buying a new engine and I saw your reedy, how do you like it?
     
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  9. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    The Reedy 121VR-ST is a really good engine, good torque and top speed. Easy to tune and breaking in is also quite easy. It likes to run hotter than others engines. Depending of the outside weather, mine runs between 220F and 270F with a race tune.

    I usually don't monitor engine's temp. I fine tune the engine for performance and feeling and check temp just to make sure the engine is not over heating. After that, I put my temp gun in my tools box for the rest of the day.

    The 121VR-ST is a little bit more powerful than the first 121VR, both engines are good. I run mines with the Associated 2035 tuned pipe
     
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  10. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    PB blaster and Mooslick are good too
     
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  11. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I miss this buggy.... Do you hear me cryiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg.............. :(
     
  12. cardinal

    cardinal Well-Known Member

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    I also wash my cars oftenly, and sometimes my screws get a little rusty.
    But spraying WD40 right after seems to avoid the problem; there is also a 3M Anti-Rust spray that is not so "oily" and leaves less residue.
     
  13. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I heard some people uses Pledge
     

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