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Old 10-01-2007, 11:18 AM   #16
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Here's a few to chew on:

Traction Control

Computer assisted differentials

Computer Aided Driving

Hybrid drivetrain (regeneration = voltage bump)

Telemetry (already available - but smaller better systems coming)
Traction control was first used in competition at the 1993 Off Road World Championships and was soon outlawed (or outlawed at the event).
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:26 AM   #17
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I'd like to see additional transponder loops at tracks so you could get "sector times" like in F1.

How about the magnetorheologic fluid in shocks like Corvettes use? Then you could adjust dampening on the fly. Active suspension maybe?
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:35 AM   #18
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I see 5 minute heats and mains going away. If BL and lipo take over. I see 10 min heats and 15 minute mains. Maybe a Pit for tires. Shoot I use to run 8 min heats and mains with 4 cell (1400 SCR's) and a mod motor.
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I'd like to see additional transponder loops at tracks so you could get "sector times" like in F1....
I believe it is already possible with the AMB systems...
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #20
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Hopefully a real shock absorber....One with compression, rebound, bleed, etc. all those good adjustments.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:14 PM   #21
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The next revolution will be in rc parts manufacturing:

www.liquidmetal.com

this new technology shold make cars much more affordable and more durable and lighter
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #22
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cars will drive them selves
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:28 PM   #23
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I'd like to see additional transponder loops at tracks so you could get "sector times" like in F1.
This is already possible, a track would just need another decoder box and loop. I asked Doug Hay about this and he said it wouldn't be that difficult to code into his RC Scoring Pro software.
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The next step might be cars built around perminant hardcase 10,000+ mah lipos batteries that are themselves designed to be stressed members of the chasis.

But, perhaps the way we race (3 qualifiers & a main) will change more than car design over the next 5 years. We need to spend more time racing and less time qualifying.
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goto to larger scale like some are trying to do with 1/8 off-road electric
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:06 PM   #26
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Very foreseeable possibilities. I especially like the 1/8th scale idea. I know there was a guy on another forum that converted a Serpent but, never posted a vid to show it actually run. Its my assertion that once electric conquers that level of racing, will the floodgates open and even finer developments ensue.
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Telemetric mixture control on gas cars can't be that far away. It should be possible without having to transmit anywhere. There's been 4 motors of mine that could have been saved with such monitoring. If there was playback, you might be able to detect bad seals on the intake etc.

Telemetric throttle/brake responce on elex governed by gyro input, (similar to throttle speed on M8) As laps are logged, program would recognise track and determine optimum throttle ramps for each inch of the track.

I keep thinking this is the stuff bright brainy 16 year olds should be able to write code for. Sure wish I was 16 again !!

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At the current pace, TC might drive itself into the ground. Then we'll all have to get back to being real and run 12th scale full time.

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At the current pace, TC might drive itself into the ground. Then we'll all have to get back to being real and run 12th scale full time.

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Um no. 12th scale needs conditions to be more perfect than TC. Fast as hell but one good crash and c'ya.
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Even a lousy 12th scale running stock is pretty easy to handle if you have just moderate skills. I beat mine up pretty good once in a while and I honestly have never broken anything. A few tbars when I ran a L4 I guess. A dialed 12th scale is still my most fun class to run, hands down. I love TC too, as long as it's rubber tire/brushless/lipo.

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