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Account Dracula

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Daily Daft

Account Dracula Tax Man Comic

"I Vant To Suck Your Funds!"

 

Well, its tax time again.  Everyone’s least favorite time.

They say death and taxes are the only guarantees in life so we might as well accept them.  But the reason why people fear them is because in both cases we don’t know what we are getting.  Now maybe death is one of those things you find out about when you die and maybe it isn’t.  Short of conducting a Flatliners experiment there isn’t much we can do about death, but taxes are another story.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we received a tax bill that showed us what were paying for?  A Tax bill that itemized each dollar amount and showed us clearly where each dollar went?  The way the government operates now is like it’s a giant restaurant where the bill comes first, then after paying, we open up the menu to see out what’s for dinner, but instead find the words “YOU!” listed under “Today’s Specials”

 

Captain Kirk Never Forgets

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Daily Daft

Khan! Captain Never Forgets Comic Strip

 

Thought of the Week:  “If the justice system is actually about bringing things back into balance and creating justice, then after a criminal serves their time all would be forgiven.   By keeping criminal records and allowing people to check them, we are basically admitting that the justice system doesn’t work.  After all, if it did, there would be no need to remember.

Therefore, the justice system is not about justice, forgiveness, and rehabilitation, its about punishment and revenge, and thus as long as we continue to support a system that doesn’t work to create justice, the only conclusion is that we must actually want injustice, even if only to justify a need to shame and punish others for an injustice in our past that we never healed from.”

The Most Fundamental Particle Of Quantum Reality Has Been Discovered!

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Daily Daft

Higgs Bonzon Cartoon Comic

 

The above comic is a reference to the fact that we sometimes find what we are looking for simply because we see what we want to see.

It also mixed in with a pun about quantum reality  (in the quantum universe the act of looking at something changes what you are looking at so you can never really see what you are trying to see.  Known as: “The observer effect” )

When you think about it, “Clown Particle” Just makes a lot more sense and provides more answers than Higgs Bozon’s other moniker.  Perhaps this will all make sense once we circumvent Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and take a look for ourselves.

 

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How to Rebuild the Clutch of RC Nitro Engine

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial that explains tips and techniques on how to rebuild the clutch of your remote control car nitro engine. This is just one of the many RedCat Racing tutorials that helps hobbyists make repairs and maintenance on their nitro racing car.

Prepare all your materials for repairing the clutch. You need a complete set of screwdrivers, a long screwdriver, nose pliers and if possible, have your 4-way wrench handy too.

How to rebuild an RC clutch tools

Use a 2-piece clutch shoes that can be ordered online in the Redcat Parts section of our store to rebuild your damaged clutch.

Take out the clutch gear by using a four way wrench to take the large nut off. Once the nut is loose, it will continuously start turning the engine shaft. There is a small fly wheel with a hole in it, slide a screwdriver in and then lock the shaft so you can remove the nut easily from the engine.

Redcat Racing Tips – How to Adjust the Front Wheel Alignment of Your Remote Control Car

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial on how to repair, maintain and adjust the front wheel alignment of your car. It is very important to keep your front wheels aligned so your car can ride on a straight line maximizing its drag speed

Just by plain observation, you can easily see if your car’s front wheels are aligned. And as a helpful tip, most hobbyist place their front wheels pointing a bit outwards so the car can make quick turns. Making the front wheels aligned is done through making manual adjustments with the link of the car to the body. You increase steering links length allowing you to easily control your car on turns. Decreasing the steering links found directly on the front tires will allow you to make very quick turns.

increasing and steering length on RC car

With the use of the 4-way wrench, remove the front wheel tires and use pliers to take the alignment assembly out. Turn the alignment bar left or right depending on the specific adjustment you want to make. You can lengthen, decrease and increase the front alignment bars to your specifications then replace the tire back.

increasing and steering length on RC car II

Observe if the front wheels are already aligned. Make adjustments once again and remember to observe your car carefully before you decide to power the engine and play. Any changes on the front wheel alignment will easily affect the way your car moves on the track. It may efficiently make turns or make very quick turns depending on the adjustment you have made. Take extra care not to damage this portion of the car.

For more information on Redcat Racing Nitro Vehicle Set Up See Articles:

Setting Up Your Nitro Redcat Racing Vehicle
Redcat Racing Nitro Basics
How To Use a Redcat DSM Radio
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine Part II
Redcat Racing Nitro Engine – Standard Engine Breaking In Procedure
Redcat Racing Tutorial – Tuning Your Redcat Engine and Understanding the Carburetor
How to Install and Replace the Glow Plug in a Redcat Nitro Vehicle
How To Install a Redcat Electric Starter
Cleaning and Fixing Your Redcat Nitro Engine Carburetor
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does Your Redcat Nitro Engine Rev Right After Starting?
Why Does My Engine Quit When Breaking?
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – How to Deal with a Flooded Engine
How to fix a broken redcat racing pull start
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – How to Replace a Broken Pull Start Part II

Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does My Engine Quit When I Break?

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks

Redcat Racing Rotary Carb

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial that will teach you common troubleshooting techniques when it comes to the race car’s breaking system. This is one of the many RedCat Racing tutorials about the common problems encountered with using a nitro-powered engine remote control car.

Remove the outer cover of the Redcat Volcano or other nitro vehicle to be able to set the breaking system of the race car and to further check what’s wrong with the parts of the car. The common troubleshooting process for a failing breaking system is to adjust the idle speed properly and to set the carburetor properly. Locate the idle speed screw that is connected to the carburetor. It is usually under the breaking system or the throttle arm.

Carburetor gap

Ideally, the carburetor must have a proper idle gap of only a millimeter to start with. As you accelerate, the gap increases in size but as you apply the brakes, the gap lessens. If you have an improper idle gap to begin with, your brakes will surely fail since you would be closing the gap when you apply them.

Properly adjust the idle speed manually with a screwdriver and maintain only a millimeter gap on your carburetor to allow your breaks to work excellently.

Setting the idle opening on the carburetor on an actual car is easy. Just take the air filter off to expose the carburetor opening. Power the remote on and then power the car on. Pull the trigger to accelerate; this should open the valve as wide as it can go. Apply the brakes and check if the idle maintains the millimeter gap.

Carburetor gap on rc truck

Make the necessary adjustments and play with your idle switch to get to know the importance of this part of your car.

Carburetor gap idle speed

If you feel that your idle speed is running low, do not adjust the High Speed Needle; just make manual adjustments using your idle switch to create only a millimeter gap on your carburetor idle.

For more information on Redcat Racing Nitro Vehicle Set Up See Articles:

Setting Up Your Nitro Redcat Racing Vehicle
Redcat Racing Nitro Basics
How To Use a Redcat DSM Radio
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine Part II
Redcat Racing Nitro Engine – Standard Engine Breaking In Procedure
Redcat Racing Tutorial – Tuning Your Redcat Engine and Understanding the Carburetor
How to Install and Replace the Glow Plug in a Redcat Nitro Vehicle
How To Install a Redcat Electric Starter
Cleaning and Fixing Your Redcat Nitro Engine Carburetor
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does Your Redcat Nitro Engine Rev Right After Starting?

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