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Old 09-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #6226
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John....set the timing to #3 on the setting box....thats what me and rob found is comparable to LRP SPX #1 and Tekin at 10deg with no boost.....with 5.5 FDR
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In the most recent testing, we just cranked motor timing as we assumed everyone would do this anyway. Also, it is available to everyone.

Reduced motor timing seems to work better when boost and/or a lot of speedo timing comes into play. At 10* on the speedo, max was just fine.
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Now I can end 'take your RC car collection to work day' and drive home!

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Sorry for the questions, but I'm still very new to all this. Specifically, I'm running a Sphere TC set at setting #4, and physical timing is at factory 0. Should I adjust the physical motor timing one way or the other, and for that matter is setting 4 around where I should be? It's a pretty short and technical track.

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Based on what we found testing, I would go with the lower timing for a shorter track. Easiest thing to do is watch lap times. Our cars were physically slower down the straight at lower timing and numerically higher ratios, but the lap times were the same or even a tic faster at times.
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I also have been thinking about this for a while, and I'm going to add it to the rules-"All cars must have a driver figure consisting of at least the head and shoulders".

I want to keep promoting the scale looks of the cars, and I want to keep the excitement factor up there, as it has been in the past. Guys like Rick Vessel, who added sound and a Firebird nose to his car, or Chip from Al's hobbies who built a convertible for last years nats are examples of realism and race readiness.
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I also have been thinking about this for a while, and I'm going to add it to the rules-"All cars must have a driver figure consisting of at least the head and shoulders". I want to keep promoting the scale looks of the cars, and I want to keep the excitement factor up there, as it has been in the past. Guys like Rick Vessel, who added sound and a Firebird nose to his car, or Chip from Al's hobbies who built a convertible for last years nats are examples of realism and race readiness.
Cool! Who makes them?
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Tamiya has a simple driver head and shoulders that goes for about $8.

I'm going to put some info on the rules page for part #'s so it will be easier to track down. A guy at our track has a plane pilot in his car, but it actually looks pretty cool with the open face mask. Plane dudes are pretty easy to find, too.
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Tamiya has a simple driver head and shoulders that goes for about $8.

I'm going to put some info on the rules page for part #'s so it will be easier to track down. A guy at our track has a plane pilot in his car, but it actually looks pretty cool with the open face mask. Plane dudes are pretty easy to find, too.
Cool! I just started racing recently, and the realistic appearence of the VTA class is what got me motivated. I'm all for drivers

Is this going to be a suggestion or a rule, and if a rule, will it be something that should be implemented by drivers as soon as possible?
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Thank you all for your input, i went with the 21.5 on 2cell 5000 and it's great, i gave my buddy the 17.5 LOL
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With that idea in mind. Everybody post a link if you find a product that would work. I was thinking of the rally tray that looks like the interior of the car with the Driver Head, upper torso and arms and steering wheel.

I dont know but I think Tamiya and Yokomo make them. Maybe HPI too. Andy do you know anything about that? Charlie has a tray that he recycles when he does a new shell he moves it over. Ahah,,, found it. Lookie here. If we can do this we will be ahead of Robk's idea.









I wwonder if I can get a Wild willy on Ebay. Or maybe a bobblehead racecar driver. better yet a bobble head snoopy.
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cool...I got these for around $6...they are the ones for the Tamiya Grasshopper....
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cool...I got these for around $6...they are the ones for the Tamiya Grasshopper....
how did you mount it on the body??
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how did you mount it on the body??
I think i have the same one as Darkside.., I just made a lexan shelf off of my topdeck. You could also take a piece of lexan and make tabs to mount it to the body as well.

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I also have been thinking about this for a while, and I'm going to add it to the rules-"All cars must have a driver figure consisting of at least the head and shoulders".

I want to keep promoting the scale looks of the cars, and I want to keep the excitement factor up there, as it has been in the past. Guys like Rick Vessel, who added sound and a Firebird nose to his car, or Chip from Al's hobbies who built a convertible for last years nats are examples of realism and race readiness.
Kudos (or should I say Cudas....lol)

Definatly gets my vote....
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Tamiya Grasshopper: #0225001 RC Z Parts: 58124 - X8428

Team Bluegroove on Ebay-Lexan RC10 driver repro
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this may or may not be in production, but it is mentioned as an accessory for the Honda S2000 body on the HPI web site .... Andyh?????

Lots more stuff on ebay, depending on how crazy you want to get
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