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Old 08-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #76
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There is a simple explanation to why modified is not popular in the U.S. - American drivers are simply not good enough.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #77
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For me it is quite clear why it is not popular to run Mod in the US.
It is the tires. Foam vs Rubber. Check any US race where they run Mod Rubber (snowbirds 2006 if I recall correctly was one where the best nonUS drivers run Rubber so one can compare their times to any foam mains). The laptimes are normally BELOW 19T foam. The mod motors are undrivable on foam. Heck they became undrivable on rubber too so EFRA took one cell out to tame them down. It is that simple. That and the small tracks. I raced locally in Austria and Hungary and even our cheap carpet tracks are 90+x60+ feet. The outdoor tracks we share with the 1:8 gas cars... go figure. Then I moved to Michigan and was shocked to see all that foam cars running on stock motors on tiny track made of hardwood boards. I had no problem controlling the 17T superstock on rubber even as a novice but came here swithced to 27T and Foam and spent all my money on spare parts...
So in summary I think the foam (driveability) is killing mod in the US for the masses not cost.
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Hmm, Why top drivers don't use 2,4Ghz systems? In A main only Volker have 2,4.
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Hmm, Why top drivers don't use 2,4Ghz systems? In A main only Volker have 2,4.
Apparently its slower compared to 40mhz or whatever. Also the speedy can cut out in 5 cell mod racing with spektrum, not sure what causes it (probably the lower voltage). A few of us in Aus have had that problem. So yeah maybe thats why most of them dont use it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:50 AM   #80
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Hmm, Why top drivers don't use 2,4Ghz systems? In A main only Volker have 2,4.
you have to look closer at more pictures some had 2,4 but still pulled out the normal arial like chris grainger i spotted the ko 2,4 module in his espritIII and also elliot harper clearly uses the 2,4

to bad grainger was forced to retire due to illness.
I've seen others to using 2,4.
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Apparently its slower compared to 40mhz or whatever.
rubbish i just ran my 2.4 a few times but surely it is no slower then my previous 40mhz. the only difference is i don't have disturbance anymore on the left hand side of the track that i used to have before.
and if people like volker(sanwa) and grainger(ko) are using it i suspect no trouble with the system or they would have opted for the old as well not sure about spectrum.
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anyone have a video from finals???
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #83
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Interesting that Chris Grainger was using 2.4GHz, he normally runs 27MHz at UK events!

I think some of the guys who are slowly switching over to 2.4 pull the aerials out to keep the balance they are familiar with, maybe they will reduce how far they extend them over time.

I prefer not having to look past the 'spaghetti' of aerials during a race.

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I think some of the guys who are slowly switching over to 2.4 pull the aerials out to keep the balance they are familiar with,
Yes, this is especially true with stick radio.
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anyone have a video from finals???

A main leg 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJGi8xGScR8

A main leg 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roF-ZFPYtsE (great race)
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:15 PM   #86
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Final A practice: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQ3Ba7cWe4

Very interesting race, more fun. I race with a TOP Scythe, and all this boys are very pleasent, support all questions, especially Reto Konigl and Oscar Jansen, very helpfull his responses.

Thank you very much, Luis C.
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race 3 was fun to watch. you can see the progression of Rheinard setting up Volker. when he finally made the past, he yanked the throttle and motored away on the straight. unfortunately he broke too late and volker passed him on the inside. great driving, great race.

fantastic coverage by the RedRC guys.
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Well done RedRC they've done great job
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Well done RedRC they've done great job
... as usual!
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