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Old 01-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #331
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foam on pavement is going to be interesting
Pan cars have been running foam on pavement ever since they were invented. The few attempts at a rubber tire never caught on because grip was still better with the foam. So long as you take a little bit of time to prep the track it works just fine. Back when I first started racing pan cars all we did was blow off the track with a leaf blower. And on Fri/Sat nights we would practice in a super market parking lot with no prep. Grip wasn't super high but it was good enough. I'm not sure what happened but it seems lately that getting grip on asphalt with foam has been more and more difficult and the tire wear is higher. Still getting grip on asphalt is not only possible but done quite regularly at parking lot races all over.
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The nitro guys do it all the time. Nothing interesting or new.
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The nitro guys do it all the time. Nothing interesting or new.
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. I'm not sure what happened but it seems lately that getting grip on asphalt with foam has been more and more difficult and the tire wear is higher. Still getting grip on asphalt is not only possible but done quite regularly at parking lot races all over.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #335
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Tamiya RM01 debut race at TQ RC RACING.

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RM01 spare parts and tires will be in stock at TQ this week.

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:03 PM   #336
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Tamiya RM01 debut race at TQ RC RACING.

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RM01 spare parts and tires will be in stock at TQ this week.

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I got killed, car handles great but never found the sweet spot for speed.
Kinda heavy too.

Hey Sean, will you save me a pair of front tires and a bottle of Jack if you got it? I'll see you again on Saturday for UF1.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #337
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I tried something similar to what you posted. I wrapped some sand paper around a spare tail boom of one of my electric helis (almost any shaft would work) and carefully sanded (like rolling dough) the inner hole of a spur gear to fit a 1060 bearing. Works perfectly. Thanks for the tip!

Glad we stumbled onto a solution for the spurs.

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Tamiya RM01 debut race at TQ RC RACING.

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RM01 spare parts and tires will be in stock at TQ this week.

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The RM01 can already keep up with the more performance oriented 1/12s? I can't wait until we see a TRF version.
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The RM01 can already keep up with the more performance oriented 1/12s? I can't wait until we see a TRF version.
that's mad skillz behind the wheel!
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #340
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that's mad skillz behind the wheel!
Thanks Mike.

I've always thought 12th blinky is more about setup and driving, than equipment, at least on the club level.

The RM-01 matched the fast lap of my R5.
Now a bit more tuning to keep the efficiency for 8 mins.

The Kit fronts, though easy to drive, have a bit more understeer than I care for.

Going to test the Tamiya Option fronts next week...

We need to put Cudas' car on a diet, it's 120g over weight.
That's a lot for a car that is supposed to weigh in at 730g-race ready.
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Thanks Mike.

I've always thought 12th blinky is more about setup and driving, than equipment, at least on the club level.

The RM-01 matched the fast lap of my R5.
Now a bit more tuning to keep the efficiency for 8 mins.

The Kit fronts, though easy to drive, have a bit more understeer than I care for.

Going to test the Tamiya Option fronts next week...

We need to put Cudas' car on a diet, it's 120g over weight.
That's a lot for a car that is supposed to weigh in at 730g-race ready.
what does a dry car (no battery) weigh in at?
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what does a dry car (no battery) weigh in at?
1s lipo 140g +/-
12th scale race body 40g+/-
Roar minimum weight 730g, Race ready.
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1s lipo 140g +/-
12th scale race body 40g+/-
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well, that should put a car at 550g +/-... mine is 20g over, so im close
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well, that should put a car at 550g +/-... mine is 20g over, so im close
Sounds about right.

That steel rear axle is the culprit.
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that's mad skillz behind the wheel!
That's an understatement, his friggin car never slows down, anywhere.

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