R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Track Locator Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2010, 07:51 PM   #151
Tech Elite
 
Kash$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sykesville, MD
Posts: 2,687
Trader Rating: 51 (98%+)
Default

So can i run my 10.5 and tekin pro in mod 2 wheel class ?
__________________
Kash "Money" Krickler .
Mugen Seiki / J Concepts / Airtronics/Sanwa USA / LC Racing , Baton Inc. / VIPER / REDS Racing USA / VP Racing Fuels / Tekno RC / Boca Bearings / G's Raceway & Hobbies / Waldorf RC / Upgrade RC / Kal Gaurd Lubricants /
Kash$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #152
wyd
Tech Legend
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,121
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to wyd
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash$ View Post
So can i run my 10.5 and tekin pro in mod 2 wheel class ?
You can run anything you want in that class as far as motor and speedo.
__________________
Castle Creations (Since 2005) Just awesome products
Bumps & Jumps RC (Great Indoor facility for offroad and oval)
ST Racing Concepts (STRC)
Custom Works (Best Oval Cars around)
wyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 08:17 PM   #153
wyd
Tech Legend
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,121
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to wyd
Default

Man I think I'm going to look at getting yet another touring car since the rules for them are far simpler and are the same everywhere.

The other thing is this blinky BS for the speedos is still a joke as each company is still running different amounts of timing even in so called Blinky mode. Besides I didn't buy a good esc just to have to run it like I bought a 50 dollar POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Castle Creations (Since 2005) Just awesome products
Bumps & Jumps RC (Great Indoor facility for offroad and oval)
ST Racing Concepts (STRC)
Custom Works (Best Oval Cars around)
wyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 08:30 PM   #154
Tech Elite
 
Kash$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sykesville, MD
Posts: 2,687
Trader Rating: 51 (98%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyd View Post
Man I think I'm going to look at getting yet another touring car since the rules for them are far simpler and are the same everywhere.

The other thing is this blinky BS for the speedos is still a joke as each company is still running different amounts of timing even in so called Blinky mode. Besides I didn't buy a good esc just to have to run it like I bought a 50 dollar POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
back to touring car in 1 month, see ya at Jims RC or HY
__________________
Kash "Money" Krickler .
Mugen Seiki / J Concepts / Airtronics/Sanwa USA / LC Racing , Baton Inc. / VIPER / REDS Racing USA / VP Racing Fuels / Tekno RC / Boca Bearings / G's Raceway & Hobbies / Waldorf RC / Upgrade RC / Kal Gaurd Lubricants /
Kash$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2010, 10:08 PM   #155
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 27
Send a message via MSN to SonnyD
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris mckinney View Post
Mike we have already seen that the stock and 17.5 are basically the same speed so now you have two class that are the same speed - novice and stock. It is hard to allow a novice class if only 2 show up.
I honestly don't see many people running mod, especially since the majority of racers already own a 17.5. Couple this with the fact that you can compete in the 17.5 class with a stock slash and I think you have the perfect scenario.

Sonny let me ask you this - would you have come back to racing under these rules?
I doubt it. It's great to know you can buy a RTR off the wall and be competitive.
(Mike with your format you don't have that, by allowing the cross breeding of manufacturers the off the shelf kit doesn't compete without upgrades)

PS. It is always better to have more people in fewer classes, rather than more classes with fewer people.
Chris,

i honostly wasn't going to come back, but my 10 yr old son said he wanted an r/c car. i would've came back to your rules if you were my home track, i didn't know you had those rules untill about two months ago.

my wife wanted me to go to toys r us and get him something. well that was never going to happen! visited pitstop after 10 year hiatus and was like, what are those things?! short course trucks and spec class?! i was like, gross, but after some research i loved the idea of being able to spend $200, buy a couple of batteries and a charger and away i go. i was really shocked at how competitive this class is, and how "cheap" it can be.

if i'm going to be truthful...i do not agree with bumps' last season's rules on not allowing the cross breeding of rtr trucks, but that's just me. i have the hpi blitz and i couldn't stand that i couldn't lock out reverse, and it comes apart easily, the case would split. i guess i'm alittle old school and hate seeing reverse being used, especially when a non-novice racer uses reverse. so i fould a used traxxas esc, and love it, it also is a relatively cheap upgrade when found used. there are a ton out there also! the hpi motor also is a weak point in my opinion. i only got about 8 races out of it, again i went ahead and got the traxxas motor. i dont see a reason not to be allowed to upgrade for the longevity of the esc and motor. with the whole electronics debate... no one esc/motor combo in my opinion has a distinct advantage. i believe bob moore and brian reagle proved that! i watched both of these guys with stock trucks, with stock electronics, lay down a butt whooping on all of us! nothing's changed there, you still have to wheel these things around.

fortunately for me the hpi tires work great at my home track, pit stop hobbies, but i dont mind if people switch tires between the rtr trucks. we're all racers here and know tires can make all the difference in a good/fun race day to a horrible nightmare if you cant hook up. honostly if you allow the swapping of tires, it will be a matter of a couple races where one or two tires will dominate in this class. and there really are only a 3-4 rtr trucks, not that many choices in tires, so the expense of tires isn't that bad. and if you know these young kids still want to feel like a racer and change tires and feel like they're tinkering. buying a few tires cant hurt, more sales for you.

i do run the roar 17.5 class, it's just different. speed isn't really faster, the class is just different. this class is getting bigger at pit stop, and less novice racers which makes it alittle nicer.

OKAY! enough of that rambling, that was my opinion. chris asked and i gave it to you. i like the idea spec/novice class, i would like to get my boy racing and not have to worry about some adult screaming at my kid for bumping/hacking/rubbing. and an open class, whatever this may be, crossbreeding, allowing tires, 17.5, modified...although i will probably run my 17.5 with modified since i dont want to buy another motor. like i said before your playpen your rules... if i can make it out and you enforce the out of the box rules(no crossbreeding), then hpi electronics go back in, simple as that. it is what it is!

there, no you made me part of the drama!

sonnyd
SonnyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 06:14 AM   #156
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

class 1- "spec" out the box thats it

class2- "pro/17.5" mix match parts among rtr kits, 17.5 motors and RTR brushless systems only, sct tires...

class3. 4wd mod

I think these rules fit what your looking for pretty well dont they? I'm confused again. I dont see how there is any drama left to be had. I admit I dont know much about the SCT class but isnt the class 2 basically ROAR rules and therefore what Pitstop has been running?

We could call the classes Box Stock, ROAR 17.5, and Modified SCT.
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 07:57 AM   #157
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: pa
Posts: 2,430
Trader Rating: 42 (100%+)
Default

you definitly cant mix 2wd and 4wd together... the weight and speed will cause alot of issues for the 2wd trucks. this is mainly because of the small lanes inside..
I know you would never try that with 2wd buggy and 4wd buggy....

I asked around on rcshortcourse.com and no one can believe we still have a spec class. It seems the common theme is to run 4x4, the "stock" class and mod. stock is basically roar rules, and mod is run what you brung with no 1/8th tires.
__________________
bumpsandjumpsrc.com
Scale Speed - High Performance Dirt Oval
ShtLuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 08:05 AM   #158
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 417
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShtLuck View Post
I asked around on rcshortcourse.com and no one can believe we still have a spec class. It seems the common theme is to run 4x4, the "stock" class and mod. stock is basically roar rules, and mod is run what you brung with no 1/8th tires.
That works for me
Mike C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 08:32 AM   #159
Tech Elite
 
PTP Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Now I am thinking about which tires to get. Ive heard Double Dees mentioned a time or 2 are they the choice from last year? Also looking at Snipers, Grid Irons and Wishbones. What are y'all getting and do you guys run super softs on back and softs on front or what?
__________________
Paycheck to Paycheck Racing
Jason Miller
PTP Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 08:43 AM   #160
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: pa
Posts: 2,430
Trader Rating: 42 (100%+)
Default

i have wishbones, city blocks, holeshots and calibers right now...
i will probably try suburbs inside or wishbones.
__________________
bumpsandjumpsrc.com
Scale Speed - High Performance Dirt Oval
ShtLuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 09:00 AM   #161
Tech Fanatic
 
chris mckinney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 779
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTP Racing View Post
class 1- "spec" out the box thats it

class2- "pro/17.5" mix match parts among rtr kits, 17.5 motors and RTR brushless systems only, sct tires...

class3. 4wd mod

I think these rules fit what your looking for pretty well dont they? I'm confused again. I dont see how there is any drama left to be had. I admit I dont know much about the SCT class but isnt the class 2 basically ROAR rules and therefore what Pitstop has been running?

We could call the classes Box Stock, ROAR 17.5, and Modified SCT.

I think this is what I am going with

Sonny thanks for your input

Keith - since you don't run spec you shouldn't care if we have a class where people can start racing with $320 - period
I could care less what people are doing on rcshortcourse or somwhere in Texas, it does little to cover my overhead and I will make the decision that I think will bring the most people out to race.
Also if you run mod be prepared to run with the 4wd's if there is not 4 to form the class. We need 4 marshals on the track - so you need 4 to race.
__________________
www.bumpsandjumpsrc.com
chris mckinney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 09:15 AM   #162
SPN
Tech Master
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Red Lion, PA
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 201 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to SPN Send a message via MSN to SPN Send a message via Skype™ to SPN
Default

Chris,

Those rules look promising. I agree with Sonny I'd love to have my son race and not worry about him accidentally bumping into someone after all he's a beginner.

Looking forward to a fun indoor season.

Carey
__________________

premierehobbies.com

THR Member
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
SPN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #163
Tech Regular
 
DialedIn-67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 261
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris mckinney View Post
I think this is what I am going with

Sonny thanks for your input

Keith - since you don't run spec you shouldn't care if we have a class where people can start racing with $320 - period
I could care less what people are doing on rcshortcourse or somwhere in Texas, it does little to cover my overhead and I will make the decision that I think will bring the most people out to race.
Also if you run mod be prepared to run with the 4wd's if there is not 4 to form the class. We need 4 marshals on the track - so you need 4 to race.
So this means no team Kits or conversions for the Pro 17.5 class?
I just want to know before I pull the trigger on a new truck.
DialedIn-67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 09:38 AM   #164
Tech Elite
 
Kash$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sykesville, MD
Posts: 2,687
Trader Rating: 51 (98%+)
Default

Ok so can I run the sc10 team edition or do I need a 4x4 to run mod. I want to run Mod so what vehicles do I need ? I am under the impression mod will be both 2 and 4 wheel vehicles. Brian help me out here what do I need to buy just post it so I can be ready in a few weeks.
__________________
Kash "Money" Krickler .
Mugen Seiki / J Concepts / Airtronics/Sanwa USA / LC Racing , Baton Inc. / VIPER / REDS Racing USA / VP Racing Fuels / Tekno RC / Boca Bearings / G's Raceway & Hobbies / Waldorf RC / Upgrade RC / Kal Gaurd Lubricants /
Kash$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 09:41 AM   #165
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 27
Send a message via MSN to SonnyD
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris mckinney View Post
I think this is what I am going with

Sonny thanks for your input

Keith - since you don't run spec you shouldn't care if we have a class where people can start racing with $320 - period
I could care less what people are doing on rcshortcourse or somwhere in Texas, it does little to cover my overhead and I will make the decision that I think will bring the most people out to race.
Also if you run mod be prepared to run with the 4wd's if there is not 4 to form the class. We need 4 marshals on the track - so you need 4 to race.
i like this setup also, it's a nice blend with what pit stop and other's are running...
sonnyd.
SonnyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:18 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net