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Carisma Radio Controlled Models

Carisma On Road
Carisma
On Road

Carisma Buggys
Carisma
Buggys

Carisma Trucks
Carisma
Trucks / Truggys

Carisma Monster Trucks
Carisma
Monster Trucks

1/8 Scale
Electric On Road:

M48S Porsche 959
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Other 1/8 Elec On Road
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1/10 Scale
Electric On Road:

GT10RS
M40S Chassis
M40S Audi Quattro
M40S Subaru WRX
M40S VW Golf 24
M40S VW Touareg
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Other 1/10 Elec On Road
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1/14 Scale
Electric On Road:

F14 Evo
GT14
GT14 Pro
GT14 Mk2
GT14 Mk3
M14
M14 Evo
R14
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Other 1/14 Elec On Road
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1/16 Scale
Electric On Road:

GT16 Baja Beetle
GT16 Desert Beetle
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Other 1/16 Elec On Road
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1/24 Scale
Electric On Road:

GT24R
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1/10 Scale
Electric Buggys:

4XS
M10DB
M40B
M40B Brushless
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Other 1/10 Elec Buggys
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1/16 Scale
Electric Buggys:

GT14B
GT14B Pro
GT14B Sport
GTB
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Other 1/16 Elec Buggys
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1/24 Scale
Electric Buggys:

GT24B
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1/10 Scale
Electric Trucks:

GT10DT
M10DT
M10SC
M40DT
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Other 1/10 Elec Trucks
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1/16 Scale
Electric Trucks:

GT16MB Desert Beetle
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Other 1/16 Elec Trucks
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1/24 Scale
Electric Trucks:

GT24TR
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1/16 Scale
Electric Monster Trucks:

GT16MT
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Other 1/16 Elec Monsters
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1/24 Scale
Electric Monster Trucks:

GT24T
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Buying a Used Carisma Radio Controlled Model.


   Buying a used Carisma, or any used RC Model, has a number of advantages. It is generally cheaper than new, ready built and may come with a variety of expensive hop-ups already installed. Cheap, pre-loved bargains are always becoming available. However, depending on the age of your purchase, it may need a little tender loving care before you can take it out on the road.

   The one thing you will always need is an instruction manual. If not supplied with your purchase, they can often be downloaded from the Carisma website, or purchased separately on eBay. With an instruction manual, any problems with your model you may discover can easily be fixed.

   When you receive your used Carisma model, make a general visual inspection of the chassis, front and rear wishbones, suspension shock towers etc, for anything broken that may need to be replaced. Then, take a screwdriver and box spanner and check each self tapping screw and nut for security, taking care not to over tighten. Next, for those Carisma models with oil filled shock absorbers, remove them from the chassis and dismantle the coil springs. The damper shafts should push in and pull out with a smooth action. If you feel a jolt as you change direction, this means the oil has leaked out and must be topped up. At the same time, change the O-Ring seals to prevent more leakage. Also check the damper shafts for damage. If they are scratched, change them as soon as possible.

   If the body shell of your Carisma car is broken, ripped or damaged in any way, this can be easily repaired with rubber solution glue. Also, for added protection and if available for your model, fit an under guard to stop dirt and gravel entering the chassis.

   Examine the drive shafts for wear and replace as required. If possible, change them for titanium. The steel shafts wear and bend too easily.

   If you intend to race your Carisma model at a competitive level, I would also recommend you obtain and fit titanium pivot shafts, turnbuckles, tie rods and steering rods.

   The gearbox of your used RC model should be opened up to check for gear wear and lubrication. A thin coat of grease is often used on internal gears and although this is fine for basic running around on the road, if you intend to race your car at a higher level, this should be removed and replaced with racing oil (ZX1 or Teflon Oil). Of course, this should be reapplied after each race meeting.

   Gears are a weakness on all RC models. Head on collisions can easily damage the gear teeth on nylon and plastic spur gears. Heavy impacts can also loosen the nuts or self tapping screws that hold the motor in Position, allowing the pinion gear to pull out of mesh slightly and rip the tops off the teeth on your spur gear. To minimise this possibility, fit bolts with locking nuts to the motor mount and remember to check them for security after every two or three runs.

   Ball joints always cause problems. For top level Carisma model car racing, the plastic ball connectors should be checked and if deemed necessary changed after every meeting. A simple thing like a loose fitting connector popping off could easily end your race, so better safe than sorry.

   The steering servo is also prone to damage. In high speed crash situations, the fragile gear teeth of the servo can be broken off, rendering your expensive servo useless, so be sure to obtain a good quality "Servo Saver". Check out my Servo Information article.

   If body roll on your Carisma car is a problem, handling can be improved with the use of stabilizers, anti roll or sway bars, stiffer tuning springs and, or, thicker silicone oil in the dampers.

   If your used Carisma model comes with plastic and sintered brass ring type bearings, check the shafts that run in them for wear. Dust and grit can get into these bearings and abrade the shafts. Therefore, you should replace them all with shielded ball bearings. If the model has been run with ring type bearings, you may have to change all the axles and driveshafts. For more information, take a look at my article, How to get the best from your Bearings.

   Finally, good luck with your model and good racing.


For More on how to Setup your Carisma model, check out my Hints and Tips page.


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Hints and Tips

Radio Gear

How to avoid Interference.


1/  The first consideration when installing your Receiver into your Electrically Powered Model is to make sure it is well away from the Negative Battery terminal, and the Motor. The Magnetic field can cause stuttering type interference at times of high current draw (i.e., Fast Acceleration)

2/  Make sure the Ariel tube is long enough for the Ariel wire. The tip of this wire is highly sensitive and should be as high, and as far away from the Motor as possible (yup, its that magnetic field prob again)

3/  If all else fails, a simple tip that often works for all RC Model enthusiasts is to wrap the receiver in Aluminium Foil, to shield against any magnetic and external radio interference.

4/  As a last resort, to protect against servo twitch, try ferrite beads. (available at Radio Shack or Maplins) These are threaded over the red, white (or yellow) and black wires of each servo.

5/  If you are using a FET Servo, the installation of a choke (a small electrical component) in the positive feed wire will smooth out any current spikes and reduce the possibility of "servo twitch".

6/  Another thing you might try is a "glitch buster" or "stutter stopper". Basically, this is a capacitor that simply plugs into your Radio Receiver and attempts to keep a level voltage supply to the Radio system.

For More Setup Information check out my Hints and Tips page.




On/Off Road
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Radio Equipment:

Accessories:
Buggys

Formula One

Monster Trucks

Rock Crawlers

Touring/WRC/Drift Cars

Trucks/Truggys



Airplanes

Boats/Ships

Helicopters

Motorcycles

Submarines

Tanks



Crystal Sets

Receivers

Servos

Transmitters



Batteries

Battery Chargers

Bearings

Body Shells

Dampers (Shocks)

Electric Motors



ESC

Nitro Engines

Pinion Gears

Spur Gears

Tires

Wheels