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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

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  4. No it's crap!

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  1. scaminatrix

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    Cheers guys, I just managed to find it on the Traxxas site. It's this one. He paid £30! Got a ton of spare bits with it aswell.
    Wanna get my hands dirty and service it etc.!!!
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    A friend of mine flys the petrol driven remote control helichoppers. the engines are small a noisey like a mopeds but it takes a lotta skill to make them do stunts. I want a remote control petrol driven submarine lol. theres a park near me where hundreds of people test their remote control boats and it would be funny as hell to stick a remotecontol 1/50 scale sub in there. even if it cant dive. if it was a model of a german u-boat it would be hilarious
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    I join the RC club here, but with electric motors instead (well, there is 1 petrol car, and its faaaassstt). Will try to get as much information as possible off the senior members for you. Please do remind me every so often if I forget.
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    I saw a German U-boat in a pond at Dover, the guy was trying to get it under another boat and capsize it! The other boat had a kind of water pistol on it and he was squirting my son (middle of summer - he loved it!) loads of fun to watch!

    Yea this thing's 40mph+ :eek: lol just remembered Gas2100's into RC stuff, gonna chuck him a PM quick.
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    Off the top of my head: I think the motor have to be covered at all times so that random dirt cannot get in them (and can screw up the petrol car real bad), make sure everything is screwed tight etcetc when you race it (stress level on the cars are unbelievable unless you start to drive them), prepare to fork out a lot of money to upgrade and repair the car (every week, there is at least one crash which costs £5-10 pounds, it adds up fast). Especially for a petrol car, since that the car is full of metal from head to tail, a crash on a bad angle will cause lots of things to break(mostly due to shock), so make sure you are prepared to (financially) handle those.

    For UK only, I think they use this site: http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?gclid=CP7ygI73uaYCFcoe4QodAVe9Gw
    But since that there are a lot of HK members (last time), they used to source their parts form Hong Kong since that its cheaper, and also from US (where parts are easier to find).

    I took a look at your car, and I notice that the wheels are "jutting out". Please be careful when you crash, because I once crashed at 30-45 degree and the took out the whole front suspension (plenty of superglue, fancy glue and replacement to fix). That's with electric motor, no petrol, mind you.
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    Cheers man, I'll take note of the dirt problems. Crashing won't be too bad, seems this things made for severe abuse. You can drop it from over 10ft. without worrying (apparently) :eek: I can see how the suspension would still be busted if this thing crashed at that angle though. I bent up the Radius Arm (wishbone?) on my old Escort hitting a kerb like that (see my pro paint skills in attachment). It was wet, on cobbles and I had bad tyres :slap:

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    That's what I thought too, until I did some "back of envelope maths" and found out that the forces exerted on these cars are really really high (~20kph to zero in less than 1cm? yeah, even at that size, plenty of unwanted force). Yeah, high enough to bend a 2mm steel rod, and snap another cleanly into 2 (shh, don't tell anyone this ;)). I drove over a small (<5mm) pothole and the whole car flipped over.

    Its the inlet and outlet valves you should be worried about, not the whole motor btw. Motors get really hot, but if you can strap on some megahalems....
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    Id just go around ramming the other boats. - I dont think they can dive that deep though - maybe just submerge

    most of the people in the park i got to have models based on racing boats - all electric though. but every so often someone brings an petrol in
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    Aah, down here you're not allowed petrol ones because of the animals. Leccy only. Damn wildlife :laugh:
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    Well the 6950 is in and running, gonna leave it for a couple of days before I flash to 6970, so far it's looking good though!
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    I started noticing a little bit more of this horizontal artefact in BC2 that appeared, only happens when I'm in tanks.

    :(

    Hope the new cats will amend these abnormalities.
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    WHO is that in your sig? she is fine!
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    It could be that with the full 6970 Bios your memory don't like the extra voltage that it's specced for, for that reason alone I will flash just to the modded Bios where only the shaders are unlocked and no voltages are raise, I can always raise them a little in RBE if I want more.

    Eva Longoria :cool:
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    Innocent.... just to give you an update, I couldn't wait! So I have taken initially the soft option and flashed Rui's modded XFX 6950 Bios just to unlock the extra shaders, I have not tinkered yet anymore so I have the full 1536 shaders, I have gone +5% only on the powerplay thingy just to make sure that there is enough juice to prevent any throttling and currently have her at the CCC max of 840mhz, nothing else in the modded Bios is touched like voltages or clock speeds. I can report that she is running smooth and no artifacts after 30 minutes of Furmark, even the temps seem no different from the basic 6950 configuration (idles in the forties, fan never gets high enuff to invade my drums). I am sure this way will avoid any possibility of issues down the road. I might overclock a little further and even do a bench or two with Afterburner on higher voltage but not yet, I am happy ATM..... my concern all along with the full flash was those memory voltages which are higher in the full 6970 Bios where the memory is lower spec in the 6950.
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    DAMN IT!

    Got my TV, 5m HDMI and 5m Aerial cable, but not my freaking wall mount! It's just laid next to me... asking to be used :(
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    Sounds like you got yourself some nice women there :roll:.
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    Think I'll dump the 6970 BIOS into RBE and make my own. Just have the shaders unlocked.
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    Virgin media's schedule for increasing upload speeds.
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    I feel really left out with all these new cards coming out. I got this 6850 in Decemeber for £130 to replace my old GTX260 but im starting to doubt that purchase.

    Fucking hate Glasgow! its raining again and there is nothing in the fridge for munching.

    EDIT: Actually know what annoys me something awful, the fact Virgin Media send me letters and leaflets advertising their products but i cant even receive Cable in my street! I can get crappy regular broadband through my phone and not fibre optic.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    We had to bitch and complain for a few months before they came and dug up the place for new internet lines. Now we've got fibre optic lines which are awesome so you'd think they'd upgrade Glasgow and Edinburgh before our crappy little town.
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    I actually get more artefacts with that BIOS.

    :(
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    The only way to really test that your card is not damaged is to flick the switch to Bios 2 and see if you are still getting them with the stock 6950 bios.
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    Managed to find them UK TPU logos, had a little fiddle with them too. They're the same background colours as our avatar section, and the post section.

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