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Old 06-09-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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I've only raced twice so I don't know what to bring for a 45 minute main. It's just club racing so I don't need any fancy stuff.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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Wow, 45min mains.

Having only done a 30min stint in an enduro, I can only assume this is what you may need.

- Charged Batteries
- Pitcrew to change the batteries
- Chair to sit on while driving (Ok, not really necessary )

Apart from that, I don't know. I have never heard of a club running 45 min electric mains, only 45min nitro mains. Are you sure that the electrics run 45 min mains, and not 3 x 5 min finals.

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Iv done a 1 hour enduro.
Charge battteries at 5 amps(Enough power but longer run time)

Put newbelts on car

Make a little station so when you change your batterie you can aply tire traction
quickly

people on a team: Driver, turn marshal, pit man

Charge radio batteries
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And gear down the motor a bit, so it does not run as hot... put a softer spring in the motor...
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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oops Forgot to mention its a 540 stock motor race. It's a parking lot race so sitting isn't an option. The "pit area" is where we're standing so we pit the cars ourselves. I've already raced twice. I just need some advice to help make the runs smoother and faster.
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That sounds kinda cool.... If you gear the car right with a silver can motor you can probably make the whole 45 min without a battery change...
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If I had the money, I'd get maxamps 12000 mah lipo's.
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45 min electric race, dude that motor will be absolutely done after. id have about 6-8 batts ready, a couple motors( with clips on the motor wires and the esc wires, for faster motor changes,)

and GEAR DOWN

and maybe a releif driver.
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-use "locktite" on all the screws so the car doesnt fall apart during the 45 minutes! especially the motor mounting ones.

-get a cordless drill, with the proper bits for the nut, and change wheels like nascar really fast! lol

-gear it down , as everyone has said

-reduce the dual rates, so you dont scrub off speed through the turns, and for a better line.

-get some of those 2000 mah nimh AA batteries to put in your transmitter, not those cheep 700 mah nicad sanyo's. charge them before the event.

i thought the lower the charge rate, the longer it would go? well, if i were you i would charge so the batts go for endurance rather than speed. if you have lipo batteries, use them if you can! though, i wouldnt be suprised if they arent allowed.

i wish there were an event like that at my lhs, sounds like fun.
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The last race I went to, my stock TA-05 ran pretty well. I was in second untill I had to pit cause the pinion and spur gear were making a funny noise. Right before the race was over. Oh well the car is my top priority. Not the race.
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