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    Common Abbreviations

    Just wanted to make a list of common abbreviations seen on here for people who may not know. I got the idea from the "noob" thread so credit goes to Mr. Mukai for sparking my interest. Feel free to add any you might have, just label them for Nitro, Electric, General, or stuff thats non-rc related (call it Other).


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    RC- Remote Control or Radio Control
    TX- Transmitter
    RX- Receiver
    WOT- Wide Open Throttle
    EPA- End Point Adjustment (for higher end transmitters)
    D/R- Dual Rate (another transmitter thing)
    LHS- Local Hobby Shop
    CVD- Constant Velocity Drive
    FLM- Fast Lane Machine
    UE- Unlimited Engineering
    STRC- ST Racing Concepts

    Electric:
    ESC- Electronic Speed Control
    BEC- Battery Eliminator Circuitry
    MM- Mamba Max
    MMM- Mamba Monster Max
    CC- Castle Creations

    Nitro:
    TDC- Top Dead Center
    BDC- Bottom Dead Center
    CB- Clutchbell
    SG- Need some help on this one all I've found says Pilot Shaft
    HSN- High Speed Needle
    LSN- Low Speed Needle

    Other:
    LOL- Laugh Out Loud
    ROTFL- Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    TTT- To The Top
    IMO- In My Opinion
    IMHO- In My Honest Opinion
    PM- Private Message
    YGPM- You Got PM
    Some like R/C's that are fast, others like nitro

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    Nitro:
    SG - Spur Gear?

    Not sure what context it was being used.

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    I meant SG shaft, as in motors having either a threaded shaft or the SG type. I have never heard sg used as spur gear just because its easy enough just to say spur. I know what it is, just not where the abbreviation itself comes from.

    Also on a side note. I would appreciate people not just making things up just to have an abbreviation. I am only concerned with the ones you see here, not every abbreviation that your teenage daughter might know.
    Some like R/C's that are fast, others like nitro

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    hth - hope that helps!
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    Nitro:

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    MSC- Mechanical speed controll (outdated but still used) (Electric)
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    SPC- Spec point Concepts (batteries)

    SMC- Not an abbreviation, also makes batteries but is a completely different company than SPC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetdemon
    I meant SG shaft, as in motors having either a threaded shaft or the SG type. I have never heard sg used as spur gear just because its easy enough just to say spur. I know what it is, just not where the abbreviation itself comes from.
    Fact of the matter is, around here, everyone uses SG, for spur gear. Whether or not that is what you were looking for, that is what it is used for, which isnt why this thread was started??
    PS= pull start
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    FOC= forward only conversion

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    SRT= Stadium Race Truck

    SCRT= Short Course Race Truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mukai
    SPC- Spec point Concepts (batteries)

    SMC- Not an abbreviation, also makes batteries but is a completely different company than SPC.
    oh yes, smc has an abbreveation!!!
    S- Supirior
    M-Matching
    C- Concepts
    if you want me to i can break your truck for free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecoolman101
    oh yes, smc has an abbreveation!!!
    S- Supirior
    M-Matching
    C- Concepts
    I did not know that, thanks!
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    SB -small block
    BB -Big block or Ball bearing
    TMX - T-Maxx
    TC -touring car
    Li-Ion Lithium-ion
    LiPo -Lithium-ion polymer
    NiMH -Nickel-metal hydride
    NiCd -Nickel-cadmium
    #T -number of teeth in a CB or spur gear or turn in brushed motor

    I won't name names, but it seems also alot of the big RC companies have abbreviated names as well.
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    IIRC = if I recall correctly

    mAh = milliamp hour

    C = discharge rating

    s = the number of cells in series in a lithium polymer battery pack

    p = the number of cells in parallel in a lithium polymer battery pack
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    T -Traxxas.... hmmm?

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    Not really an abbreviation, but a funny term coined by my friend, roverandspike:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mukai
    I did not know that, thanks!
    you mean IDKT....LOL
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    nice thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by gustopf
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    Also seen is CoG or COG.
    Some like R/C's that are fast, others like nitro

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