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Old 02-12-2018, 09:05 PM   #13936
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Guys that have problems with their wings cracking, try boiling them in water for half hour.. old trick we use to do to 1/8 buggy wings and side guards. Makes them rubbery. Will not distort them
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:17 PM   #13937
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I found Protek also---seem to have good reviews. Do I need higher capacity for any reason? Like 4900 seems average--but they have a 6000 also. Any reason to get that running F-1 and 25.5 motors? I'm not going to be pulling a lot of amps anyway. Or do the higher C ratings and capacities give better power?
HV batteries can be charged with a normal charger(rules limit voltage to 8.44V max). HV seem to maintain voltage better than regular cells & 4500 to 5000 is lots of capacity for F1.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #13938
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Can someone explain whether or not the CRC is technically legal or not after reading Rules 1.5 then rule 1.15. Every single one I have seen breaks this rule cause the chassis is so wide up front it is really visible protruding from body when viewing from above though it could have been just the type of body that they were using

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:29 PM   #13939
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Fenix Mistral. bodies in back are for my TRF101
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #13940
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That looks very nice!!
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:53 AM   #13941
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let's see some pics. I just did the Ferrari 2017 Livery on a PF 14 body above for my Mistral, and I'm working on a 2001 Livery on a BittyDesign Type 6C body for my TRF101
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I learned something today. You know how you can re use touring car wheels so its not so expensive to replace tires? Well, with Sweep Racing's "rok hard" F1 wheels, soaking them in acetone results in a big blob of liquid plastic. Quite interesting!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:37 PM   #13943
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Can someone explain whether or not the CRC is technically legal or not after reading Rules 1.5 then rule 1.15. Every single one I have seen breaks this rule cause the chassis is so wide up front it is really visible protruding from body when viewing from above though it could have been just the type of body that they were using
The WTF is legal. What the rule is really intended for was keeping the pickup points for the lower and upper arms under the body. No protruding hinge pins and mounts. The CRC only has a little bit of chassis just behind the front suspension and has been legal for the last 4 years now.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:14 PM   #13944
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The rule should probably be written a little better, but the idea is to keep people from putting an F1 body on a WGT or other wide chassis pan car and calling that an "f1". It was taken from the BRCA rules.

The problem is that it's sort of complicated to figure a way to write a rule to limit the dimension without getting extremely complex or detailed. I see why it was written that way to make it easy. It is not the best though.
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About chassis protruding from the bodies.

This rule has been mutuated from ETS, especially in the early days, to avoid F103LM to be used in lieu of conventional F1 chassis.

This was done for sake of F1 look-a-like

For the same reason, the 1/12 front end typical arrangement is banned, and arms should start from "inside" the body
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I know the CRC is legal and I know the intent of the rule just in a non direct way pointing out that thereís substantial wiggle room in the rule that would allow a builder or individual to make a slightly wider chassis up front to minimize the flex negating the need for top decks, braces and the sort as long as the suspension mounts are inside the body width. Slightly can also be arguable. Just food for thought.
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About chassis protruding from the bodies.

This rule has been mutuated from ETS, especially in the early days, to avoid F103LM to be used in lieu of conventional F1 chassis.

This was done for sake of F1 look-a-like

For the same reason, the 1/12 front end typical arrangement is banned, and arms should start from "inside" the body
F1 suspension arms start from the outside of the body in real life. Why should this be any different.
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Such a bummer....


The end of an era...

Nestled in the foothills of sunny Aliso Viejo California sits a small race track. A facility that started as the testing grounds for a freshly established hobby company 24 years ago. The company is Tamiya America, Inc. and the track grew from testing grounds to what it’s known as today, Tamiya America Raceway.

Over the years we’ve witnessed some of the greatest names in R/C racing from around the world battle wheel to wheel. We’ve watched dreams come true for some and hopes of victory slip away for others. The victories are never sweeter and defeat never harder as seasons come and go, but the dream has always been, win at Tamiya.

It is with these thoughts and memories in mind that make this difficult; as most of you know the Tamiya Raceway property has been on the market for several years. Although some had hopes it would never happen, we are sorry to report the track will be closing its doors permanently on September 1, 2018.

We won’t say farewell to you, our fans, our supporters, our friends that feel like family. Instead we simply say we’ll see you another day. It is our hope to someday return with a track better than before and offer competitive racing to all ages and experience levels in a new home. We thank each and every one of you for your support and for providing years of exciting racing.

Before we say goodbye to one of the world’s most iconic R/C race tracks, we ask that you join us for one final farewell, one more chance to experience a TCS event, compete against the best at the Reedy Race of Champions and one more shot to be crowned TCS National Champion! It is with great sorrow, but befitting, that the Tamiya Championship Series Finals will be the final event held at Tamiya Raceway, a track that has seen the best racing for over two decades.

Our final race schedule will be as follows:

Tamiya TCS Regional Qualifier
March 25, 2018

Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions
May 24-27, 2018

Tamiya TCS Finals
August 18-19, 2018

We would like to express our personal appreciation to all those that have supported the track, the Tamiya Championship Series and all the other racing events over the past 24 years. A special thank you to Max Valles, David Bird, Kevin Niino, Mark Hinckley, Tom Kahl, Chuck Leslie and the countless other volunteers that have helped over the years. You have all been wonderful and supportive and for this all of us at Tamiya America Inc. thank you.

See you soon with our next endeavor in the not so distant future….

P.S. the track will be open on Saturdays until September 1st 2018. NEW strict hours of operation: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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How sad about the Tamiya Track.
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Yeah that sucks
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