Lots to talk about that is for sure. Entries are looking really good and we are shaping up for another great IIC.
Tires: Jaco tires will again be the official tire for the IIC. I spoke to Jack the other day and inventory is great and most distributors have them in stock for everyone to get some and get dialed in for the IIC. Jaco will also be the tire for the WGT class. Those tires are also available and in stock.
F-1: This class has been growing so fast around the world it has made for some difficulty in setting the rules. Tires are the main problem right now. Unfortunately there is no set standard in F-1 for rims and tires. There is not one manufacturer that makes them to fit all chassis on the market. I am still working on a solution to this and will have a final answer on tires for F-1 class within about a week. I will post as soon as I have my decision.
As for allowed chassis: The majority of F-1 Chassis on the market today will be allowed. As I had said earlier we have watched this class explode in popularity and chassis options and designs keep getting pushed to the limit of what is standard and fits in the current box and to what is outside the box. We saw last year that Multi-Link front ends is the way the class is going. It was unique last year but is quickly becoming the standard and from what it looks like will be the future also. These chassis and conversions will be allowed. Top Racing has the new Rebel F-1 car that is on the market. Much of this is similar to other F-1 cars on the market. In its kit form it comes with their Rebel front end design which is a pan car style front end. But gives you the option to mount a Tamiya F-104
front end on it. This chassis will be allowed only with a F104
front end on it.
Pan car style chassis and front ends will not be allowed in F-1.
Front independent king pin, coil spring suspension is allowed. Suspension pick up points must be mounted inside the body.
The main chassis plate must not protrude from the body when viewed from above.
Motor for F-1 is 21.5 Brushless.
Max width for F-1 will be 185mm
Speed Control for IIC: This is obviously a very important issue to many participants so I wanted to post the current list of allowed ESC for he IIC. This list is subject to be updated with until Sep 1 2012. There are some much older ESC that don't have boost options that are also allowed but we have left off the list. If you have a question, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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END TIME ON MAIN DAY: It is not possible to give you an exact time of when the IIC will finish on Saturday. Past years it has been around 530-6pm. We will not know until we are there and we know how many racers we have and heats.
I am sure I have missed some questions that you guys were asking about. I will try to catch them all as I reread the thread.
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Thanks very much,