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Old 07-27-2011, 11:12 AM
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What are the differences between a modded motor and a motor with boost? Also what is the deal with timing? Does a mod motor not need you to adjust the timing? I'm thinking about joining the 2WD buggy class and trying to learn some things. TIA
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:06 PM
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What are the differences between a modded motor and a motor with boost? Also what is the deal with timing? Does a mod motor not need you to adjust the timing? I'm thinking about joining the 2WD buggy class and trying to learn some things. TIA
Boost basically is timing advancement through different RPM ranges programable by a PC interface depending on ESC...etc

Running a 13.5 motor and 40 boost/timing makes that 13.5 scream with the advanced timing.

I have mine set lower and at 20 boost for a smaller track, the timing advance comes on around 5400 RPM and reaches the full
20 boost advancement at my end RPM of 20,016. It's a smooth curve but you can also add a wide open throttle timing hit for the straights on some ESC's if the track is large enough and permits that speed need.

I have it all on my laptop if you want to check it out and mess around with my B44.1 at zero timing and with lots of boost.

Big difference as they noted above

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:02 PM
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After a long talk with Earnest it seems that the best place to start is with a 10.5, or 8.5 and just limit it until I get the hang of things. I'm gonna be starting in the Novice class anyway since I have never driven a 2WD buggy before and I'm gonna suck rotten eggs for awhile. If I pick it up I'll just jump right to the Mod class. Thanks for your help Des.......
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:08 PM
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After a long talk with Earnest it seems that the best place to start is with a 10.5, or 8.5 and just limit it until I get the hang of things. I'm gonna be starting in the Novice class anyway since I have never driven a 2WD buggy before and I'm gonna suck rotten eggs for awhile. If I pick it up I'll just jump right to the Mod class. Thanks for your help Des.......
Yup 10.5 seems to be the choice of most and was suggested to me as well for Mod class.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:09 PM
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Yes, 10.5 is a nice starting point.

I guess after re reading my post and a few others, my point wasn't to force mod on anyone. It was to give my opinion on timing advanced motors not being very easy to drive. If 13.5 is your thing than I would recomend starting with no timing advanced and just running it 'old school' and learn to drive smooth, with a smooth power band.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:20 PM
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2wd buggy, that's the real problem! Lol. Those things are hard enough to drive without your esc throwing random amounts of power at you. In my short course it's stable though.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:27 PM
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After a long talk with Earnest it seems that the best place to start is with a 10.5, or 8.5 and just limit it until I get the hang of things. I'm gonna be starting in the Novice class anyway since I have never driven a 2WD buggy before and I'm gonna suck rotten eggs for awhile. If I pick it up I'll just jump right to the Mod class. Thanks for your help Des.......
Don't be so hard on yourself James...
You couldn't possibly be any worse then with your nitro. Lol.

I can't drive buggy. I drove one for about 4hrs a day for 5 days straight and still wasn't any good. You should be alright though.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:31 PM
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After a long talk with Earnest it seems that the best place to start is with a 10.5, or 8.5 and just limit it until I get the hang of things. I'm gonna be starting in the Novice class anyway since I have never driven a 2WD buggy before and I'm gonna suck rotten eggs for awhile. If I pick it up I'll just jump right to the Mod class. Thanks for your help Des.......
I am going to get one too. Do not feel bad I will be just as bad as you I have no time running electric anything
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:39 PM
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I was planning to come out for Wednesday practice tonight but wanted to make sure the website was accurate before i drove 20 miles in traffic . Also can anyone tell me if there is any classes ran for the smaller 1/16 SC cars an if not are they welcome to practice none the less?

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Old 07-27-2011, 05:45 PM
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I was planning to come out for Wednesday practice tonight but wanted to make sure the website was accurate before i drove 20 miles in traffic . Also can anyone tell me if there is any classes ran for the smaller 1/16 SC cars an if not are they welcome to practice none the less?

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It depends on who shows up to race, but I haven't seen a 1/16 or smaller class in the past 5 months and I've been out there every day they were open. I saw a mini t out for practice last week, but it got hit by a 10th scale 4x4 and left broken. The facility is worth the trip regardless, it's the best facility in AZ imo.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:58 PM
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After a long talk with Earnest it seems that the best place to start is with a 10.5, or 8.5 and just limit it until I get the hang of things. I'm gonna be starting in the Novice class anyway since I have never driven a 2WD buggy before and I'm gonna suck rotten eggs for awhile. If I pick it up I'll just jump right to the Mod class. Thanks for your help Des.......
Novice class. Watch out. Big Nasty will be jumpin all over you......
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:08 PM
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Novice class. Watch out. Big Nasty will be jumpin all over you......
I'll just get in the way in the open class. I'm not sandbagging to try and win like you..I don't want to ruin anyone's race....
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:15 PM
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man jazz i just sold my 2wd buggy may be time to pick up another
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:23 PM
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I am also looking at getting a 2 mod once I get some cash rolling in!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:24 PM
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You all that want to get into 2wd buggy are in for a rude awakening, I want to be there to see this. The day after, There will be a few new buggies on ebay! Just saying! There a hand full!
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