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  • Quote: If anyone is debating coming to the OMAHA TCS over the expense of the change to brushless, let me know. I am more than willing to loan out a brushless system to you.
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    Those of you battling it out over motor a or b, don't sweat it so much! Its just MINI class.
    This sounds great Jason! I've got an extra 21.5 motor too that I would loan out.

    Mini really is the fun class in Omaha! None of the serious racers run Mini here!
  • Quote: This sounds great Jason! I've got an extra 21.5 motor too that I would loan out.

    Mini really is the fun class in Omaha! None of the serious racers run Mini here!
    Keep talking about how much fun it is, and the serious racers will be back.

    Once I get this ROAR Nats bug behind me, can I play with you guys again?

    What happened to the days when we had a lot more minis?

    I would LOVE to see those days come back. FWD Mini is the best class for bumper to bumper racing for fun. Better than VTA. You can rub a LOT in a FWD chassis. Especially when we had yellow flags. Even when I was serious I loved it. I new as soon as the leader was about the lap the pack - Yellow!

    It was kinda fun to sandbag until the first yellow too.....
  • Anybody recall what the mini FDR is?
  • 5.8, with a 20t pinion.
  • Quote: FWD Mini is the best class for bumper to bumper racing for fun. Better than VTA. You can rub a LOT in a FWD chassis. Especially when we had yellow flags.
    Yes, the yellow flag racing was a blast, I would love to those big numbers again.
    You're mistaken about the FWD though, that's just wrong on ANY car! LOL
  • Quote: I don't (yet) have a Thunder Power, so I don't know how high the scale goes. But I do have a Kill Shot, the scale goes to 70*, so you can't start at ~70* and go from there. The rules say "end of scale" max. It's a smooth, quiet motor, but not as fast as some others that have shown up at the Tamiya track recently. If you go DOWN from 70*, it goes slower. I've been trying to order a 12.3 rotor for it, but Trinity's website doesn't seem to work for me.
    With a Novak, unless you can rotate the end bell WAY past the end of the
    scale, it's a dog. Oh, what to do?

    I just saw on the TQ site that TP scale goes to 50*.
    Well which 21.5 would you suggest at this time?
    Thanks
  • Quote: Well which 21.5 would you suggest at this time?
    Thanks
    Actually, at the present time, only "The Shadow" knows. If you don't know who "The Shadow" is, ask your Grandfather.

    I practice with Craig every week, so presumed to answer for him. We're at the same place in our search for a motor.
  • Quote: I assume that only applies to classes that are FDR limited?

    I'm usually around 30 in my non-mini classes! But I am still on the regular Revtech too. Is the killshot that much different?
    YES, The problem is the 5.8 FDR. We can't gear up.

    http://www.trinityrc.net/2013/09/jim...p-of-the-week/

    Always check your motor temperature. Timing is like a cliff that can plunge your motor in to the depths of hell!

    If you step over the edge. The tendencies of most racers is to advance, then advance more as the car runs faster, and if a change isnít noticed after another adjustment,

    some will advance even more. At the point no change is noticed, you are firing the pole on your motor too soon and building heat, much like a detonating or pinging in gas motor.

    At this point, you are going to damage it without taking timing out.

    Always a better option, turn the timing back down and gear up. This is what I have done over the years!
  • I currently have a Killshot in my mini as well. Mine is the RPM version and can't wait to run it against CraigMBA for comparison against his motor. To me this motor seems pretty quick and easily the fastest my mini has ever gone.

    Jason
  • 3/30 TCS event
    So does this mean we"ll have a large Nor Cal contingent at the March Aliso Viejo event again? That would be good!
  • Quote: So does this mean we"ll have a large Nor Cal contingent at the March Aliso Viejo event again? That would be good!
    Why does everyone in SoCal assume everything north of Magic Mountain is NorCal?

    And yes, I hope so. I'm on the fence for how many classes.
  • Quote: Why does everyone in SoCal assume everything north of Magic Mountain is NorCal?

    And yes, I hope so. I'm on the fence for how many classes.
    I can't speak for others... for me anything beyond the Orange Curtain blends into Nor Cal based on my geographic challenges. I'll add it to my list of issues.
  • Quote: I can't speak for others... for me anything beyond the Orange Curtain blends into Nor Cal based on my geographic challenges. I'll add it to my list of issues.
    I lived in Orange for five years (and worked there for 10) - you are not alone!
  • Quote: I can't speak for others... for me anything beyond the Orange Curtain blends into Nor Cal based on my geographic challenges. I'll add it to my list of issues.
    John, There is that vast wasteland that separates NorCal from SoCal. It's some sort of valley or it could Fresno.
  • Quote: They go to 80*...
    http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ot-motors.html

    The motor is very touchy for timing. At ~72 it has nothing, at ~76 it's fast...
    Unless I'm missing something the 21.5 killshot would not be legal for TCS at this time because its not listed as Approved on the ROAR site? (all I could find was the 17.5 killshot)

    Correct me if I'm wrong?

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