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Old 12-19-2008, 07:27 PM   #31
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #32
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Lipo friendly Xray. As in center position battery.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #33
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also, get rid of foam TC, to make room for some new classes like WGT, GT touring car....

but one thing i would like to see change, is all of these similar but still different classes go away. for example 1/12 and WGT, they are pretty close to each other, why not just have a class of 1/12 scale with WGT style bodies, so people dont have to go out and buy ANOTHER chassis for a class in a section of racing ALREADY CLUTTERED with excess classes. Id also like to see GT bodies like porsche gt-3's ferrari f-430 and so on bodies become a big thing for touring cars. these are the cars people want to see, when a spectator comes to a parking lot race they are all like "oh, yeah a mazda...". that is not getting people interested in the hobby, we need to have people seeing this stuff and being like "wow this is just like the REAL racing I see on amercan le mans series!", that will get people hyped up.
And I think most most TC drivers will agree, that on road racing has lost a lot of appeal due to this, i mean, off-road has the jumps, and on-road has the sweet supercar bodies, oh thats right, nobody uses those bodies anymore. We need to think about if the products and the hobby are going the way manufacturers and hardcore racers want them to, or the the way they need to go to bring more appeal to the hobby.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:34 PM   #34
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I would like for LiPo to take off in 1/12th scale and for someone to make a 2S Saddle Pack the same size as 4cell NiMH(hint hint)
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:51 PM   #35
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I would like for LiPo to take off in 1/12th scale and for someone to make a 2S Saddle Pack the same size as 4cell NiMH(hint hint)
Here you go. 2200 7.4V and it's more than enough capacity for an 8 minute.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:14 PM   #36
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I would LOVE most of all to see someone produce a saddle pack lipo with the same basic dimensions of a 4 cell sub-c saddle pack. Most everyone at my local track has gone lipo on 1/12 scales, but the only way to do that is with a link car. There is not a lipo that I am aware of that will fit on a t-bar car. It is not a matter of being able to make a pack like this, just a matter of actually doing it. Given the size of current lipo packs, I would imagine that a pack of this type could be made with a capacity of somewhere in the range of 3000mah, PLENTY for stock or super stock, possibly even mod. With this said, I would also like to see ROAR and other sanctioning bodies adopt lipo in the 1/12 class and make 21.5(with lipo) stock, and 17.5 super stock. We will just have to see what happens I guess. Something has to sooner or later one way or another.
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:29 PM   #37
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I would like to see rubber tires that last 100 times longer and still provide good grip
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:57 PM   #38
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Here you go. 2200 7.4V and it's more than enough capacity for an 8 minute.
Thanks who makes that pack? Is it a lot lighter than sub-c cells? thanks in advance
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:35 PM   #39
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I would like to see touring cars go rubber.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:28 AM   #40
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longer mains. with b/l and lipo, why are we still only running 5-6 minute mains?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:34 AM   #41
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For the "Sport" to see more coverage.

I don't quite understand why the "Sport" side isn't covered more in the States. RC Racing on Motors TV in Europe is one of the highest rate shows on the network. I think we can have coverage of off-road, carpet and outdoor on-road or even drag racing on a network like ESPN or Speed with a specialized show.

I much rather watch 1/10 On Road World Championships from some international locale than the WNBA. The R/C community should band together and find a way to get some sort of show on cable.

For the "Hobby"...

Lipos keep advancing but that's really only important for hardcore racers, I don't see any reduction in cost, they are already being made in countries with low cost labor... 2009 is going to be rough on alot of people, I would like to see $30-40 7.4v Lipos that are ROAR and TCS approved.

Brushless is already coming down in cost. Castle's Sidewinder is between $100-130 online, Novak's Havoc $140-150, etc. I'm not up on all the systems available but $50 Brushless with ESC will be a reality soon, maybe by next year, competition is reducing cost here.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:42 AM   #42
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More 1/18th racing on Long Island.
Damn dude, from praising 1/12th, to "rubber TC is where its at" to 1/18th?

lol, what's next, boats?
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:25 AM   #43
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looks like i've opened up quite a topic here!

I would like to see more of the easily affordable racing out there. It don't matter what scale, or on or off road, the main thing is to get the hobby appealing to everyone who likes cars.

There are probably LOTS of people out there who have never even seen an r/c car, but once behind one after learning setup and car control will kick a$$!

We are promoting the hobby well, but sometimes just not well enough, or it's just too expensive.

As for the gas shocks, how cool will it be just unbolting a set of shocks and putting new ones on, no changing oil.... Just like a virtually no cleaning on brushless motors thing, it will save even more time on setup and gain more time for the track, or pit talk.

If it can be made for 1/1, it can be made for an r/c car. its just a question of when, and how.....
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:56 AM   #44
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Things I'd like to see in 2009:

The 2 main mags RC Driver and Extreme RC to have more on-road articles...

Rubber tires for 12 scale.....

Brushless motors that have specs for them like the brushed motor do.

Make it easier for people to understand the hobby so they will want to get into it as a family activity....

I don't mind the bitchin, I do mind when it turns into personal attacks.

See RCTECH have verified accounts so people can be held responsable for their actions.

And lastly, see rc hobby in general go back to being a hobby and not a way of life.... Some people take it way too seriously and ruin it for people around them....


Oh, and world peace.......
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:16 AM   #45
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Hey dj, they used to have shows on the diy network. Then when I put that channel on my personal guide they quit playing it. I don't think speed channel is the right venue though (I have a mindless job so I think of stuff like this all day long). The right venue for rc would be a reality show at one of the bigger tracks. A lot of people don't care much about the racing. They want to see the emotional swing of people. That's why ice road truckers is popular. But you are correct. This hobby/sport/lifestyle does need a show.
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