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I've had a few people ask me what do they need, and I have seen a few different threads covering many parts of our hobby, so I thought, why not try and get all the info in one place.

 

There are many levels of equipment that we all like, so how about telling us what you think is applicable for the following;

 

1/ Minimum requirements, and 2/ What you actually have for each;

General - stuff that stays at home.

Pit Box - stuff that you take when you go to another track.

 

The minimums would be stuff that a beginner would need to start off with.

 

Don't include cars, car parts or controllers, just the tools and materials.

Waddyerreckon?

:huh2:

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Steve K.

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I'll kick it off.

My suggested minimum would be;

General -

Contact Cement

Soldering Gun or Iron, 25-30 watt or similar, for lead wires

Plus the stuff in the pit box.

 

Pit Box -

Tool or Tackle Box

Allen keys (0.040"/1.0mm, 0.050"/1.3mm and 0.035"/0.9mm) for set screws

Set of small screwdrivers (straight blade & phillips head)

Hobby knife with a #11 blade or similar

Small Long nosed pliers, with cutter

Set-up or tech block

Tape - reinforced fibre

Emery board or paper, 150 grit sandpaper for truing tires

Super Glue

High spindle oil, light weight (thin)

Grease for gears

Blue tack

 

What else do I need?

:huh2:


Steve K.

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Thin Lead sheet and double sided tape to stick it inside body.

 

A fridge or colourbond garage to stick your magnets

 

Dremel

 

Vernier, cheap plastic ones are fine. Helps when sanding tyres to make sure the diameters are the same.

 

Toolbox. I have a fold out box which fits 12 cars in the trays and hand controls and tools in the bottom compartment.

 

Beer cooler to carry the refreshments.

 

Dummy for those who loose the plot.

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^^^Thanks Vinno.... liked that!

Vernier, cheap plastic ones are fine. Helps when sanding tyres to make sure the diameters are the same.

Never thought of that... maybe I'm not that advanced yet?

Beer cooler to carry the refreshments.

I'm advanced enough to know that one!!! :alcohol:

 

Toothbrush or similar to get rid of those pesky tyre (truing) rubber build ups?

Electrical tape for covering loose body screws?


Cheers,

Dick

 

SCMR build thread

Woodbrook Valley build thread

 

"A Man's home is his castle, but his garage is his sanctuary!"

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Big hammer for those car's that are hard to beat or the one,s that you can't get to perform -_-

 

My preference is the brick I keep hidden under the skirt of the track, where I marshal right in the blind spot from driver's stations. Wait till "offending car" (the one you can't beat) is hotttling up the loop, insert brick in blind spot, await carnage, look innocently at result, while hiding brick,

"shoot Chris, you hit THAT wall hard, your guide musta caught something in the track that deslotted you"

 

. . . works for me . . .

 

but most of all I like Vinno's 'dummy'

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okay, so far , what i have in my slot shoe box are my 3 cars,a truck , 2 screw drivers and a bottle of oil and thats all.

how big should my box for all of them be?do you really have to have them all?

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if you are heading for a race meet you need to prepare a box with most of the first few suggestions, but if you are just setting up a box for you shed than alll of the above!


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for a beginner, superglue.

advanced, superglue...

How about;

for a beginner, superglue gel

advanced, superglue liquid

:o


Steve K.

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hell yeah !!! and add warm water to the beginners list aswell, to unstick the fingers :P

 

That would be to unstick the fingers from teh face I assume.. :o:D:D


Captain's log: We are enroute to some planet whose name I cannot pronounce to do something really complicated that I don't understand.

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err ahh , whats with the super glue guys?

i don't sniff it......

use it for traction control?

:o:D:D

 

Being an idiot I've even managed to glue my lips together 'cause I had an itch - scratched - went out to speak..

 

I'm scared of super glue.. :P


Captain's log: We are enroute to some planet whose name I cannot pronounce to do something really complicated that I don't understand.

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