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Old 01-05-2016, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
This week might be a little light for practice. Several of us are heading out mid week for some big races. However i think Joey K might be at the track tomorrow. Check the practice site http://5280raceway.com/practice/
What do all the numbers and times mean?
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by performula View Post
What do all the numbers and times mean?
1st Column is Name or Transponder #
2nd Column is the last time that person ran on the track
3rd Column is the total # of laps for that person for the day
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ByteStream View Post
1st Column is Name or Transponder #
2nd Column is the last time that person ran on the track
3rd Column is the total # of laps for that person for the day
Ah thank you.
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One last Question and I'll leave the thread be. Is anyone running 200mm cars or classes? I'm guessing I'd be turned away? I ask because I'm thinking of getting a Natrix.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by performula View Post
One last Question and I'll leave the thread be. Is anyone running 200mm cars or classes? I'm guessing I'd be turned away? I ask because I'm thinking of getting a Natrix.
No one is running a 200mm electric TC at 5280 or any other event that I am aware of and I doubt some places would even allow it.

I would advise against the Natrix 748-E if that is what your looking at. It is based around the gas version and I'd guess it is going to be over-weight out of the box. It is also based around foam tires (wider) which you won't be able to use and that might affect the intended handling.

I would really recommend an Xray T4 as your first TC, but if your a die-hard Serpent fan, the the Eryx with Aluminum Chassis looks to fit the bill.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:40 AM
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Hello. While installing my motor fan on my XRAY T4 I cracked the fan housing. It doesn't have any identifying features so I'm not sure the make and model.

I've been reading up on fans and have a few questions.

1. Should I get a fan that connects to the battery or receiver? I hear battery voltage varies depending on how much throttle the motor is given. So the fan slows during hard throttle.

2. I found several popular fans. Any thoughts on them?
- R1Wurks 30x15mm 8.4V
- Side Piece Racing Seis 25x15mm 6V
- Superior Hobbies Specialized RC "F5" 30x15mm 8.4V
- WTF 30mm Ultra High Speed 30x10mm 8.4V

3. I heard 30mm fans are the largest we can use in TC and USGT. Is that accurate?

Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:55 PM
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1. Should I get a fan that connects to the battery or receiver? I hear battery voltage varies depending on how much throttle the motor is given. So the fan slows during hard throttle.

Although you will see voltage drop when wired directly to the battery, the voltage is higher to begin with, so this isn't a big deal.

That being said, it is bit of a personal preference and isn't going to make a big difference either way since the difference in voltage isn't that great.

2. I found several popular fans. Any thoughts on them?
- R1Wurks 30x15mm 8.4V
Probably the most popular option, can't go wrong here. Availability fluctuates a lot, and can sometimes be hard to find.

- Side Piece Racing Seis 25x15mm 6V
Not great, the old SPR fan used to be the go to, but the one they have now is made with different specs and isn't that great. Also at 6v, you won't have the option to wire it to the battery.

- Superior Hobbies Specialized RC "F5" 30x15mm 8.4V
I haven't run this or seen anyone with one, but the specs seem pretty close to the R1 fan so it might be a decent option.

- WTF 30mm Ultra High Speed 30x10mm 8.4V
Also another popular option used by many people at the track. I would recommend this if the R1 fans are out of stock.

3. I heard 30mm fans are the largest we can use in TC and USGT. Is that accurate?
Yes, 30mm is the size limit for motor cooling fans.
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If anyone is looking for a good touring car to get started in any of the classes we have been talking about recently, I have an Xray T4 2014 I would like to get rid of. PM me for details.
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Could one of you fine Colorado folk please post or send me a pic of the cylindrical steel weights you use (or used?) to keep the pipe in place during Ficco's board meetings?
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:18 PM
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Could one of you fine Colorado folk please post or send me a pic of the cylindrical steel weights you use (or used?) to keep the pipe in place during Ficco's board meetings?
Not sure if anyone has pics of the weights but there's an OK picture of one on the layout currently posted on our website front page.
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I've mentioned trying to start a series race for 5280 were some the race rules would be slightly different than normal race weekends. Here's a proposal, All staple classes will be included (GT-R, F1, 17.5 TC, USGT), one 5 min qualifier with fastest 3 consecutive laps determining pole position, triple A mains. points only for how you finish in triple A's. Dates for series races; Jan 17th, Feb 7th, Feb 28th, Mar 20th, Apr 10th.

This gives us 5 races before MHIC. Thoughts?
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What is USGT and GT-R?

PS. I purchased an ERYX 3.0. It was too good to pass up and it might be. Buying used stinks in ways. Nobody will answer their PMs. Here or eBay. lol

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Originally Posted by performula View Post
What is USGT and GT-R?

PS. I purchased an ERYX 3.0. It was too good to pass up and it might be. Buying used stinks in ways. Nobody will answer their PMs. Here or eBay. lol
USGT is a touring car class and is a little slower than 17.5 TC. If your new to on-road then this should be on your radar. The main differences are - 21.5 motor, spec USGT tires which are available at the track for purchase and an approved USGT body. The full details can be found here -
here:http://www.rctech.net/forum/14319657-post21154.html

GT-R is a pan car class. Basically it's the rubber tire version of WGT if your familiar with that. If not, it's a 1/10 pan car with spec CRC rubber tires, approved body, etc.
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Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
Not sure if anyone has pics of the weights but there's an OK picture of one on the layout currently posted on our website front page.
Found some pics. Thanks Brent.
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Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
I've mentioned trying to start a series race for 5280 were some the race rules would be slightly different than normal race weekends. Here's a proposal, All staple classes will be included (GT-R, F1, 17.5 TC, USGT), one 5 min qualifier with fastest 3 consecutive laps determining pole position, triple A mains. points only for how you finish in triple A's. Dates for series races; Jan 17th, Feb 7th, Feb 28th, Mar 20th, Apr 10th.

This gives us 5 races before MHIC. Thoughts?
I like the idea in general, but only having one qualifier kind of stinks...

What about just running it VTA style? All heads up racing with sorts every round.
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