Illinois Northern Illinois Meetup - Sunday January 8th 1pm @ Indian Lakes Open Space

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!!!!! TIME CHANGE TO 1 PM !!!!!

Welcome to the Northern Illinois R/C Meetup!

We meet the second Sunday of every month at 1 PM. Anyone is welcome to join with any make, model, or fuel type of vehicle. Spectators are welcome as well - encourage your non-R/C friends to come check it out so they can see the fun they are missing.

We changed locations for the August meetup and have continued to receive positive feedback. We will continue to meet at Indian Lakes Open Space for the foreseeable future. Indian Lakes was formerly a golf course that permanently closed at the end of the 2016 golf season. The golf course is now maintained by the Village of Bloomingdale as an open green space, using the old golf cart paths as hiking and biking trails. There are two large grassy areas right next to the parking area for off road bashing, along with a large open parking area for street bashing. The street bash area does have some rough spots, I recommended you increase the ride height of your on road vehicles. The layout for the meetup is below.


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Street Bash Loop Direction
All cars need to go the same direction to avoid head-on collisions. All drivers need to communicate the track direction. Drivers can choose to change the track direction during the course of the meetup. Please communicate with all other drivers in the Loop Driver Area before changing directions so that everyone is aware.

Swap Meet!
Bring anything you would like to sell or trade: parts, vehicles, tools, accessories, etc. Bring some cash to buy other people's stuff!

DO
Bring any make, model, or fuel type of ground based R/C vehicle.

DO
Bring your family and friends.

DON’T
Bring your pets. No matter how well trained they are, there is always a possibility they can do something unpredictable, which could cause themselves or someone else to get hurt.

DON’T
Drive your R/C vehicle in the parking area. You may drive it to your bashing area of choice once you have left the parking area.

Vehicle Damage:
All collisions between R/C vehicles are considered no fault accidents. Collisions are an inevitable part of the hobby. No one is held responsible should damage occur to your R/C vehicle. Drive your R/C vehicle at your own risk.
 
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Awesome!

My (new to me) Kraton 8s has been fully rebuilt and is ready to go. I wasn't too happy when I saw this from the previous owner:
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So I tore the whole thing down, cleaned it all, replaced all the diff fluids, re-greased, and rebuilt. I also have some new SMC 11k mah 4s packs to run in it. I had the packs shipped with QS8 connectors, so I changed up the ESC to QS8 connectors as well. Silly me forgot to order some charging leads for the new batteries. I ordered some leads yesterday and they also shipped yesterday and are scheduled to arrive on Friday, assuming the post office doesn't encounter any issues.
 

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I'm ordering well trying to order the new 6s spektrum g2 basher battery
And nice with the battery 🔋 but what happened to that thing?
 

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but what happened to that thing?
I bought it used, it was my xmas gift so I couldn't touch it until xmas day. The guy I bought it from told me he took it out of the box and didn't even run it before putting the optional speed pinion in. This was him putting in the speed pinion.
 

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I bought it used, it was my xmas gift so I couldn't touch it until xmas day. The guy I bought it from told me he took it out of the box and didn't even run it before putting the optional speed pinion in. This was him putting in the speed pinion.
So that thing was literally never used? What a steal.
 

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So that thing was literally never used? What a steal.
Oh no - he used it. It was pretty dirty, but I cleaned it up all nice and shiny now, almost like new. The fluids were never changed (I haven't opened up the shocks yet though to change that oil) Both rear arms are cracked, but still functional. The wing is cracked, the front bumper/skid plate was cracked (I replaced it with the EXB bumper), and a couple bearings had gone bad (which I replaced).
 

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!!!!! TIME CHANGE TO 1 PM !!!!!

Welcome to the Northern Illinois R/C Meetup!

We meet the second Sunday of every month at 1 PM. Anyone is welcome to join with any make, model, or fuel type of vehicle. Spectators are welcome as well - encourage your non-R/C friends to come check it out so they can see the fun they are missing.

We changed locations for the August meetup and have continued to receive positive feedback. We will continue to meet at Indian Lakes Open Space for the foreseeable future. Indian Lakes was formerly a golf course that permanently closed at the end of the 2016 golf season. The golf course is now maintained by the Village of Bloomingdale as an open green space, using the old golf cart paths as hiking and biking trails. There are two large grassy areas right next to the parking area for off road bashing, along with a large open parking area for street bashing. The street bash area does have some rough spots, I recommended you increase the ride height of your on road vehicles. The layout for the meetup is below.


RC Meetup - Indian Lakes.png




Street Bash Loop Direction
All cars need to go the same direction to avoid head-on collisions. All drivers need to communicate the track direction. Drivers can choose to change the track direction during the course of the meetup. Please communicate with all other drivers in the Loop Driver Area before changing directions so that everyone is aware.

Swap Meet!
Bring anything you would like to sell or trade: parts, vehicles, tools, accessories, etc. Bring some cash to buy other people's stuff!

DO
Bring any make, model, or fuel type of ground based R/C vehicle.

DO
Bring your family and friends.

DON’T
Bring your pets. No matter how well trained they are, there is always a possibility they can do something unpredictable, which could cause themselves or someone else to get hurt.

DON’T
Drive your R/C vehicle in the parking area. You may drive it to your bashing area of choice once you have left the parking area.

Vehicle Damage:
All collisions between R/C vehicles are considered no fault accidents. Collisions are an inevitable part of the hobby. No one is held responsible should damage occur to your R/C vehicle. Drive your R/C vehicle at your own risk.
I should be good to roll threw this Sunday.
 

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Thats tip who runs with me, you met him
Oh, ok, cool. Glad to see you on here then where there are more shenanigans!
QS8 battery charging leads were just delivered! The K8s is ready to rip on Sunday!

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