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Old 01-06-2009, 11:40 AM   #31
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I can go even further back...

When I first started racing 12th scale the chassis and bodies were "homemade". There were no proportional controls for the radio equipment. The servos only went straight, full left or full right. For speed control we used a servo and micro switch and only had full or no throttle. Only stick radios were available.
Batteries were 1200mah Sanyo NiCds and were charged with a charge cord (resistance wire) off a 12volt auto battery until they started to warm up a little. Motors were closed endbell Igarashis (sp?) and a "hot" motor was a 35turn.

Boy, I am getting old.....
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:43 AM   #32
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The greek letter delta DOES indicate change in math circles, but with that said, "delta peak" could be interpreted as "change peak." The letter delta doesn't indicate a positive or negative change, however, so I would have to say the "delta peak" would be the point when the greatest amount of change is taking place, at the beginning of the charge when the voltage is changing rapidly...

Your answer is technically correct, but it's not the one I was looking for...

Bullfrog hit it... the very first peak detecting charger marketed to the RC racing community was called the "Peak Detection Charger". It was made by the Delta company of Lorimor Iowa, back in the early '80's. On its face, it had the company name Delta, and the "Peak Detection Charger" product name. Not long after its release, several companies released peak detection chargers of their own, and misinterpreted the company name "Delta" for the math/engineering term delta, and called their chargers delta peak detection chargers. But the "Delta" in the name of the very first one was just the name of the company, it had nothing to do with the engineering/math usage of "delta."

One more trivia question... Who was the very first 1/12 world champion, and what car did he drive?
Kent Clausen - AE 12i
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:02 PM   #33
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Thanks for reminding those of us who raced 12i's how old we are.

Trivia Q: First 1/8th Fuel On-Road World Champion?

I know this a carpet thread but most 1/12th scalers also raced Fuel On-Road.
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Kent Clausen - AE 12i
I thought it was a modded up 12E, could be wrong though.

I think the 1/8th WC was Re-Pete Fusco?
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Thanks for reminding those of us who raced 12i's how old we are.

Trivia Q: First 1/8th Fuel On-Road World Champion?

I know this a carpet thread but most 1/12th scalers also raced Fuel On-Road.
Butch Kroells - Associated RC100
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Thanks for reminding those of us who raced 12i's how old we are.

Trivia Q: First 1/8th Fuel On-Road World Champion?

I know this a carpet thread but most 1/12th scalers also raced Fuel On-Road.
A little before my time but was it Butch Kroells?
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I thought it was a modded up 12E, could be wrong though.

I think the 1/8th WC was Re-Pete Fusco?
If Memory serves correctly RePete was 1985
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Kent Clausen - AE 12i
Actually a bit of a trick question there...

Kent Clausen did win the stock championship with the 12i, Art Carbonell took the modified title with a Delta Phaser (or was that Super Phaser... most of my 70's and 80's memories got lost in the "great beer and weed massacre" of '91, and a whole lot more of them vanished in the "imbecile middle aged moron decides rollerblading on a half pipe with no helmet looks like fun" massacre of '95...)
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Okay, one more trivia question, this one is a bit of a trick question too...

What was the FIRST commercialy available 1/12 scale R/C car?
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I thought it was a modded up 12E, could be wrong though.
I could be too! The AE website lists him as using a 12E but I am almost certain it was a prototype 12i. The same list shows winning '86 Nats with a 12L and I was running a 12i.
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I forgot about Butch, lol. What year was that?

First comercially available car, do you mean gas or electric? And in a RTR package??
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Actually a bit of a trick question there...

Kent Clausen did win the stock championship with the 12i, Art Carbonell took the modified title with a Delta Phaser (or was that Super Phaser... most of my 70's and 80's memories got lost in the "great beer and weed massacre" of '91, and a whole lot more of them vanished in the "imbecile middle aged moron decides rollerblading on a half pipe with no helmet looks like fun" massacre of '95...)

Pretty sure Arts car was the Phaser, by the time the Super Phaser got popular was when Joel started to win with it, being a T-plate car, but not as we know them now.
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Anybody remember the Heathkit cars ? (or were they just local to Michigan ?)
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Okay, one more trivia question, this one is a bit of a trick question too...

What was the FIRST commercialy available 1/12 scale R/C car?
Jerobee - powered by the Cox .049 First electrics I saw were conversions of the Jerobee chassis using motor and batteries hijacked from a Black & Decker rechargeable grass trimmer.
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[QUOTE=Johnny Wishbone;5258186]I forgot about Butch, lol. What year was that?


First worlds was at John Thorps raceway (later sold to Gil Losi becoming the Ranch Pit Stop) in Pomona in 1977.
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