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Old 01-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #16
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Have you seen the permits needed to build a wood shed....
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:43 AM   #17
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I dont think my home-owners association would allow it, let alone the permits required!!


Dang these deed restricted communities
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:32 AM   #18
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ha ha!!

Actually, it wasn't me..

Ruben Benitez, Competition Director, fought hard for this and for you guys in the obvious situations being created with Lipo batteries now.

So, you guys can give Ruben the high five and really, nothing in ROAR the last few weeks could have been done without the entire team of experts and members we have working, it seems 24-7, on this stuff.

BTW, its always a good idea to check this link from time to time.. this is where ROAR makes their announcements. Sometimes we can't get something into the Rule book in time or glitches are found in the book or in systems, so we have to announce it here. http://www.roarracing.com/news.php

Yes, NovaF1Racer, if we had our own forum for communication it would help.... can't rebuild Rome in a day, you know... LOL
You knew what was coming didntcha!!!!

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #19
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You knew what was coming didntcha!!!!

Yes.....

I was giggling to myself as I typed that out.. knowing full well, if the title of the thread had ROAR in it anywhere, you would read it and you would see my note to you...
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My TA05 tub chassis thanks you!
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #21
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!!Indeed!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:47 PM   #22
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Don't Fret..... ROAR strikes again. The issue with weight attached to the chassis, and not the power source has been resolved for the two electric on road nats for this year. A deviation was written.


From the ROAR web site

01-22-08 5.2.6 TC Deviation On Road Electric

Any material used to add weight to a vehicle in order to comply with the minimum weight requirements for the class must be securely attached to the vehicle (the vehicle includes all electronics, suspension, and power sources that are mounted to the chassis). If such ballast falls off the vehicle during a race for any reason, and the vehicle is under weight at the post race technical inspection, the vehicle will be disqualified for that run
Yeah to ROAR!!! That is just perfectly fair IMO. Dont secure the weight and you loose...but make it an easy task to at least accomplish.

I have a mounting system coming out that I gambled ROAR would make the sensible choice....Thank You! Dawn and all involved...that was the right choice.

More cars coming soon for these!!! Good news for All.

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Tim and Dawn thanks for putting the info out!!!!!!!!!
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When did this weight thing become new, it's always been there. The last time I didn't have to add weight to a car was in the '80s with a tub chassis RC-10.
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When did this weight thing become new, it's always been there. The last time I didn't have to add weight to a car was in the '80s with a tub chassis RC-10.
I'd be quite surprised if you had to add weight to a current 1/12th scale.
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I think a whole new weight limit should be set for sedans running lipo. Can we somehow take advantage of the lower weight and possibly save on tire wear as well as the "force" of impact in crashes?
That would give an unfair advantage to those running LiPo as those running NiMh would never be able to get down to those weights. People are not going to switch to running LiPo overnight. This is going to take some time for the industry to mature and the costs to come down for racing at a local level to be completely LiPo. It will be several years yet.
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I'd be quite surprised if you had to add weight to a current 1/12th scale.
LOL, I guess you're right, it's just over 800 grams.
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LOL, I guess you're right, it's just over 800 grams.
gees..thats an error that carried over from last year... SORRY!!!!
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Iti s new and relevant because of the approval of Lipo's Most racers add lead to thier hardcased Lipo's, which by the rule is illegal. We are allowing the ballast to be added to the packs for these races.

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