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Old 03-04-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Following the meeting that was just held over the weekend, the rulebook has been changed and ammended. Please check out the ORRCA QLD website for full details (rulebook). All changes are effective immediately.

Changes in brief:
  • Introduction of Lithium-polymer batteries for most classes
  • Introduction of Brushless motors for Stock class only
  • Novice class (used to be 540 class)
  • Weight Limit changes
  • Nickel Metal Hydride Battery specifications
  • Qualifying method
Announcement of ORRCA QLD titles for 2008:

offroad - TBA
onroad - Bayside Radio Control Car Club

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The minutes of the meeting will follow shortly.

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Hi all,


1: Introduction of Lithium-polymer batteries for most classes
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Lithium Polymer Battery Pack Approved List (as at February 2008)

1. Team Orion Carbon Edition 3200 mah LIPO
2. Team Orion Carbon Edition 3600 mah LIPO
3. Team Orion Platinum Edition 4800 mah LIPO
4. CORE RC 5000 mah LIPO
5. CORE RC 3250 mah LIPO
6. Trakpower 4900 mah gold LIPO car pack
7. Peak Racing 3200 race spec LIPO
8. Max Amps 3000hv mah LIPO (hard case version only)
9. Max Amps 4000hv mah LIPO (hard case version only)
10. Max Amps 5000hv mah LIPO (hard case version only)
11. Reedy 5000mah LIPO
12. Reedy 3200 mah LIPO
13. Vtec Nosram 5000(hard case version only)
14. Venom Xpac 5000mah (hard case version only)
15. LRP Vtec 5000 and 5300 and 8000 (hard case version only)
16. NEU 5000A (hard case version only)
17. SMC 4000 and 5000 mah (hard case version only)
18. Trinity 4500 mah Reference Lipo
19. Team Checkpoint 5400 mah Lipo (hard case version only)
20. Losi 7.4V 5000 MAH 2 Cell LIPO 20c






2: Introduction of Brushless motors for Stock class only
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Approved Stock Brushless Motors (as at February 2008)
LRP Vector X11 Stockspec 17.5T
Novak 3417SS 17.5 Pro
Hacker E-40 17.5T
Losi Xcelorin 17.5 LOSAB9406

That's great new Leonard
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it doesnt bother me but modified is 5 cell only?
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2.1.3 Modified Class
2.1.3.1 Any Brushed or Brushless motors allowed (as per Motor specifications 2.10.3)
2.1.3.2 5 cell Nimh battery packs only (as per Battery specifications 2.8)
2.1.3.3 No Lipos allowed
2.1.3.4 Weight limit is 1430 grams including lap timing equipment
just thought its modified anything goes???.
other wise good to see orrca adapting to technology
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2.1.2.4 Weight Limit regardless of battery type is 1500grams including lap timing equip

Should it not read excluding timing epuip (1520grams with) ????
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it doesnt bother me but modified is 5 cell only?

just thought its modified anything goes???.
other wise good to see orrca adapting to technology
Josh,

We will address that next year. As we do not want to see the issue of 6/5 cell or lipo again.....having too many choices. It also brings us into line with other sanctioning bodies in Australia for those that travel interstate to race at the QLD titles.

Hope this clarifies your question.

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2.1.2.4 Weight Limit regardless of battery type is 1500grams including lap timing equip

Should it not read excluding timing epuip (1520grams with) ????
Hi Shane,

The new weight limit is 1500 grams for 6 cells or lipo based classes in on road. So at all times the car must be 1500grams including transponder - whether it be a personal or club).

Hope this clarifies your question.

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So the Premium Power lipos from Harris can not be used?
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So the Premium Power lipos from Harris can not be used?
Hi Matt,

At this stage any soft cased lipo battery (including all Premium Power Lipos) is not allowed at ORRCA QLD title events. They are still allowed for club racing and the interclub events.

Also, please keep checking the approved lipo battery and brushless stock motor list. We will keep updating them.

Hope this clarifies your question.

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Good stuff ORRCA...Hmmm what car should I get?
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Great stuff.

Now how long before the rest of the country catches up
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To all concerned

Just a short notice to let you all know that the QLD on road Titles have been approved and will be held at BRCCC Wynnum. Keep a eye here as all details will be posted and on our web site wynnumrc.com as it comes to hand.Doug Norton President BRCCC.
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Good stuff ORRCA...Hmmm what car should I get?
How about a Beggs prototype???

U got to come back to defend ur QLD stock title at wynumm....

it will be like dayjavu for you Adrian..

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Congrats Doug to you and the club. It should be a fantastic event. Really looking forward to it.

Just need to sell my premium power lipos now

Great thread as well ORRCA, this will end any disputes on what can and cant be used.

Just a quick one on brushless, does it now mean that we can purchase a 17.5to run at the interclub's or only for the 2008 QLD titles and beyond?

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Just a quick one on brushless, does it now mean that we can purchase a 17.5to run at the interclub's or only for the 2008 QLD titles and beyond?
Adrian,

At this stage, the interclub rules do not allow any 17.5t motor for stock. The ORRCA QLD rules for stock are for ORRCA QLD title events only at this stage.

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2.8.5.1 Must have Lipo sack or other device to contain a destructive failure


Please specify “other device to contain a destructive failure” or is a crock pot suffice???

Also with all the li-po rules and regulations. Why hasn’t there been any instructions in regard to low voltage cut -off units being mandatory if this device isn’t already incorporated in the Esc being used. I am sure all the guru's whom have made all these rules and regulations have over looked this. A li-po is most vulnerable to failure or destructions if it is subjected to full load near to the end of its capacity?? It would also protect the pack from failure.

I cannot comprehend why this hasn’t been mandatory or has it the people lost the plot when they make these stupid rules Perhaps more knowledge could be sort and an understanding of the products undertaken before rules are enforced..

P.S What’s the difference between running a soft case li-po at club levels and then having to run a hard cased li-po at the state titles.

Why would I be penalized running a soft cell lipo in a steel frame.

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