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Old 02-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #31
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I would think the tires are way different now too.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #32
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I would think the tires are way different now too.
Greens we're good for along time. I'm sure associated and yokomo had special tires. It was around this time the pink family started to emerge.

This was also one the last big races where the old school ft end was still used



Tony showed me that worlds car at a race and it had like 4 degrees camber
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Remember the Atlantic Gomme' tires!

I don't know if the 1/12th used them, but I wouldn't be suprised...
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:55 AM   #34
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Remember the Atlantic Gomme' tires!

I don't know if the 1/12th used them, but I wouldn't be suprised...
Cliff Lett introduced those in this event which was actually the 91' nats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs94vDnc2TA
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:34 AM   #35
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I remember the grip wasn't anything special that week.
I struggled with setup on the 12LW there.

Paragon, on new rug, is nothing like JTG on new rug.

In fact, I don't recall any 12th scale grip roll back then ?
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2. Most racers were probably running 18-20 turn motors.
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We run 19 turn motors with 6 red 1200mAh Sanyo SCR cells in 1989, so I would suspect them to have used some lower turn motors in 1992. Wasnt this the race when they started to use motors which could not make the runtime if driven on full power but because of that could never realy give full throttle but could have the same performance for all 8 Minutes because when the battery dumped they could use more trigger to compensate? Or was that some years later? Sorry, I dont remeber that detail exactly, bevause in 1990 I switched from 1/12th to racing karts and was therfore not too much interested in RC.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #36
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I never raced 1/12th, but started racing with an off road car in the early to mid 90s and never used anything more than a mabuchi or 27t 36degree motor for a long time.

When I did finally get a 13x3 I was instantly scared of the power And to hear a quin motor spool up was crazy, so much rpm!

Not to mention the skill it would have taken to wind an arm of that description - and being relatively durable!

To see how these guys raced at that time was a great sight to see

Very talented.
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We run 19 turn motors with 6 red 1200mAh Sanyo SCR cells in 1989, so I would suspect them to have used some lower turn motors in 1992. Wasnt this the race when they started to use motors which could not make the runtime if driven on full power but because of that could never realy give full throttle but could have the same performance for all 8 Minutes because when the battery dumped they could use more trigger to compensate? Or was that some years later? Sorry, I dont remeber that detail exactly, bevause in 1990 I switched from 1/12th to racing karts and was therfore not too much interested in RC.

I don't remember if that was the race but I do remember the idea. You would run a lower wind or gear up on a higher wind knowing you wouldn't make run time then the trick would be to use just enough throttle to make 8 minutes. It was very tough. That's where I first heard 'you have to roll the throttle' to make 8 minutes.
Today it's different ...
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Wow everyone looked so young!!!
Kevin Jellich was still a teen..LOL
Can't beleive we actually use those parachute pants...hahahaha!!
And looked at the P170 Panasonic cells...I can feel the dump at the 4 min mark. Great times!!!
Wish I were so lucky to have worn those pants! In 92 I was actually caught wearing some spandex Body Glove shorts with the lime green stripe down the side! Way not cool! If Def Leppard and Poison could do it!
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How come the video shows Masami winning, but Tony got the big trophy?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #40
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How come the video shows Masami winning, but Tony got the big trophy?
Triple A-Mains
Tony only needed to be within 7 secs in the final A to take the title.
Listen to the audio in the beginning.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:49 AM   #41
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ohh those where the days i ran MR ks 17'4 super smooth and that was on the 1700 sce so with the p170s you could run like 10 minutes or more the problem was that the p-170s never liked it and they didnt liked to be dumped and stored with resistors and so.

moved to 16'3 but never liked it was all about quads for me 14 and was super to drive and my friend he was using an 12 singel

My training buddy was at the grand rapids i got him some nice cells for the event and they lasted but he just couldnt keep up with the pace.

and yes i still have my trusty RC12 and the motors and batteries my daughter is using them in her vintage lazer i actually made her an xls cat but it was to noisy so i built her the zxr

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But does anyone have a good image of Masami's RC12L from that race? And what sort of body was it?
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Kinda funny this thread was up today, a couple days ago Neisinger gave all of us in North Carolina the same beating that he delivered at the world's in 92 lol.
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But does anyone have a good image of Masami's RC12L from that race? And what sort of body was it?
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I might, but I would bet that he ran a protoform Nissan. In 1996 the Nissan was still running but Andy's was also making a Sauber Mercedes that was popular but I believe the PF Nissan was used in 1992.

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Pity the video link is broken.
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