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Old 03-25-2009, 03:18 PM   #16
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Everyone seems to be too scared to make a move on this.

So at a local level (Our State) we've dropped the weight limit to 1425 to see how it works.
The Fla state series allows 51 oz
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:28 PM   #17
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, yes but it includes a six cell plate! Not a complete leap to lipo
Yeah, but it was designed almost three years ago.
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Yeah, but it was designed almost three years ago.
The RCGT Showdown series i helped organized down here has a weight limit of 1475.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:08 PM   #19
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Think IFMAR when looking to change weights in Worlds classes. Currently, the weights have been adjusted for 2009.

and... again...

there won't be any weight reduction until 2010
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If we reduce the weight to the point where we all have to run the Type-R, I might kill myself.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #21
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One of the big series in the South East of the UK has dropped it's weight limit for it's three classes; 13.5, Prostock (10.5) and Mod (6.5) to 1450g.
We're allowed to use either Lipo or 6cell in all three classes.

How it pans out this year will tell us how good it is.

I've manged to get my '009 to balance perfectly with 1500g, I'm still waiting to see how I can get it balanced when down to 1450g.

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Old 03-25-2009, 04:26 PM   #22
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If we reduce the weight to the point where we all have to run the Type-R, I might kill myself.
Whats wrong with the R?
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:25 PM   #23
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I believe that the current weight reduction (5000g) for the current most popular cars is excellent, and until the primary TC layouts change to reduce the need to add weight, lowering the weight minimum does not seem practical. As the original post stated, 51 Oz minimum seems optimal. 5000g=50.721oz. A variance in brushless electronics sizes etc. along with balancing weight is very close to this weight for most TC's. My TRF416 with lipo/lipo weights, completely balanced and ready to race is 50.8oz, and I understand that some vehicles such as Team Magic's,X-ray's, and Corally's TCs are considerably lighter, which is a disadvantage for the heavier cars at club races. Adding weight only adds to equality between racers, bringing out more tuning and racing skill at the big races/ controlled races. Once the primary layouts are designed around Lipo, thats a different story, but almost every TC out is 6 cell based.

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I believe that the current weight reduction (5000g) for the current most popular cars is excellent, and until the primary TC layouts change to reduce the need to add weight, lowering the weight minimum does not seem practical. As the original post stated, 51 Oz minimum seems optimal. 5000g=50.721oz. A variance in brushless electronics sizes etc. along with balancing weight is very close to this weight for most TC's. My TRF416 with lipo/lipo weights, completely balanced and ready to race is 50.8oz, and I understand that some vehicles such as Team Magic's,X-ray's, and Corally's TCs are considerably lighter, which is a disadvantage for the heavier cars at club races. Adding weight only adds to equality between racers, bringing out more tuning and racing skill at the big races/ controlled races. Once the primary layouts are designed around Lipo, thats a different story, but almost every TC out is 6 cell based.

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No flame check your math 5000 gram = 176 oz
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attach your weights with velcro then after you pass tech you can rip the weights off and stuffem in your pocket, set your car down and TQ. At least thats what I do.
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attach your weights with velcro then after you pass tech you can rip the weights off and stuffem in your pocket, set your car down and TQ. At least thats what I do.
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No flame check your math 5000 gram = 176 oz
I mean 1500g! Haha
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my 009 balances out at 1433g with no sway bars i could get it lighter but i added a attomic lipo strap that goes around the side of the batt and i hung the batt off that side 1/4" inch out side of the chassis works great b then i added 12g to make it vta legal
and this is the weight with a hpi camaro heavy!
vta treaded tires heavy!
21.5 slightly heavier 1-2g only
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If we reduce the weight to the point where we all have to run the Type-R, I might kill myself.
And if that doesn't work, we'll have to change the rules so that every class is ran on asphalt.
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My T1 FK04 balances at 1325g with brushless/lipo...saddle pack cars FTW

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