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Old 05-13-2010, 04:52 PM   #12301
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Some of you are missing the whole point of the mini class. All the kits and RTRs come with a silvercan motor. The class is there to allow new people to get an inexpensive car on the track and get hooked on Rc racing. Like it's been said before, if you want a different motor, run a different class.
I couldn't run my stock motor at the last big mini race I was at! I had to buy a motor at the track to be able to race.
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Oh, if only this forum had a smily beating a dead horse.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #12303
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I like the idea of the stock silver can but as we all know there is alot of varriance between 2 motors. Why cant Big T Just make a tuned motor where they are all the same like batteries matched cells?
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:45 PM   #12304
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One thing to consider before changing thing is that Mini is probably the biggest class in the TCS under the current rules.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:00 PM   #12305
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Some of you are missing the whole point of the mini class. All the kits and RTRs come with a silvercan motor. The class is there to allow new people to get an inexpensive car on the track and get hooked on Rc racing. Like it's been said before, if you want a different motor, run a different class.
A new guy can buy a kit with a silver motor and jump in and be racing a car just like all the other minis?
C'mon, the only thing that's the same on a kit car with a silver motor is the color of the motor.
Now if there is a beginner mini class and sportsman/expert class that would be the case.

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One thing to consider before changing thing is that Mini is probably the biggest class in the TCS under the current rules.
How many are new mini racers?

How many would like to be running faster cars IF there was a legal Tamiya class?
Because when we are there practicing, all of the cars are much faster than stock and it's not only because of their dialed handling/tire packages.

My favorite thing to say on the stand when practicing minis is:
"No fair passing on the straight"!

Probably cuz mine is as slow as a stocker.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #12306
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"No fair passing on the straight"!
Best mini mantra ever.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:33 PM   #12307
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Good ol Granpa always gives me a break on the straights, he waits to pass me on the infield fair and square.
Well, fair as in equal cars, no. I'm so far behind the curve it's not even funny.
Fair as in clean, always.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #12308
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When is their close racing in any class. I don't know if you know this but things are more even when everybody has more HP! It is harder to drive a line when you have more power so the distance is less between car with more power. Plus it would be cheaper!
Scooby, you can't let Kev get under your skin. So you guys don't agree, it's not a big deal. Just let it go and get back to having fun. Seriously dood, stop talking about quitting mini. Quitting will just make Kev think he's won.

K-bo, I'll explain at NJMP!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:38 PM   #12309
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Leave the class alone.
It's great to have a CHEAP class to start. And you have to remember--most of the guys chiming in here aren't racing mini's anyway!!
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I raced mini several times this winter and it was great fun. Everyone ran silver cans. One guy put in a 17.5 and he still couldn't win. He was fast but didn't drive consistently well.
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Scooby, you can't let Kev get under your skin. So you guys don't agree, it's not a big deal. Just let it go and get back to having fun. Seriously dood, stop talking about quitting mini. Quitting will just make Kev think he's won.

K-bo, I'll explain at NJMP!
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Scooby,
You could attend the Memphis TCS race on 6 June and learn all about Minis.
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When is their close racing in any class. I don't know if you know this but things are more even when everybody has more HP! It is harder to drive a line when you have more power so the distance is less between car with more power. Plus it would be cheaper!
you know this by now - that you and I will NEVER agree on this topic so for once, I'm not gonna go at it with you

just gonna say 'i don't agree with you' and leave it at that
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:42 AM   #12314
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I couldn't run my stock motor at the last big mini race I was at! I had to buy a motor at the track to be able to race.
you actually both a 'legal' TCS motor...for whatever reasons, Tamiya doesn't incude the TCS-speced johnson motor in the kit - and those NYC guys know their motors :lo:

so that's why you needed to get another motor - plus its you, and you know how that works
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K-bo, I'll explain at NJMP!
i'm almost afraid to hear this explanation
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