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Old 05-08-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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The ROAR Executive Committee proudly announces that with the introduction of lithium polymer battery technology into the ROAR rules a little more than 16 months ago electric rc racing in the US has seen a major shift in the predominant battery technology being used by our racing members and sold by our manufacturing affiliates. Lipo batteries have been embraced by rc racers across this country and it is the battery technology choice of today and the foreseeable future for 1/10th and 1/8th electric on and off road racing. In ROAR’s effort to be leaders in the implementation of new technologies the switch to predominantly lipo racing has left one group of racers without a good viable lipo solution for competitive racing and that has been those using 4 cell NiMh mainly in pan cars for 1/12th and 1/10th on road racing.

This has now changed with the development of the first ROAR approved 1s hard case 3.7v batteries designed specifically for 1/12th and 1/10th pan cars and the introduction of this battery technology into ROAR lipo battery rules and 1/12th On Road and 1/10th WGT class rules. The class rules for 1/12th and WGT will remain unchanged with the exception of minimum weights as follows:

1s 1/12th: 730 gr
1s WGT: 930 gr.

Stock will still run 17.5 brushless, Super Stock 13.5 brushless and mod will be open mod. These new classes will be separate classes and there are no plans for parity combination classes of lipo and round cells. The round cell class weight rules will remain in the rule book for the foreseable future.

The intent of these rules is to provide those track/clubs with existing lipo pan car classes, or those track/clubs whishing to start lipo pan car classes a national set of rules for the upcoming ’09-’10 on road carpet season and an eventual move to lipo/brushless only for ROAR electric on road and off road national events possibly as early as 2010.

1s Lipo 1/12th and 1/10th racing has been on the rise for some time now. It has been tested by many across the country and the results have been positive. Lower weights, lighter, nimbler cars, with a little less rip and wear in all areas have added up to competitive, close and fun racing for those that have already made the jump to 1s lipo.
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The ROAR Executive Committee proudly announces that with the introduction of lithium polymer battery technology into the ROAR rules a little more than 16 months ago electric rc racing in the US has seen a major shift in the predominant battery technology being used by our racing members and sold by our manufacturing affiliates. Lipo batteries have been embraced by rc racers across this country and it is the battery technology choice of today and the foreseeable future for 1/10th and 1/8th electric on and off road racing. In ROAR’s effort to be leaders in the implementation of new technologies the switch to predominantly lipo racing has left one group of racers without a good viable lipo solution for competitive racing and that has been those using 4 cell NiMh mainly in pan cars for 1/12th and 1/10th on road racing.

This has now changed with the development of the first ROAR approved 1s hard case 3.7v batteries designed specifically for 1/12th and 1/10th pan cars and the introduction of this battery technology into ROAR lipo battery rules and 1/12th On Road and 1/10th WGT class rules. The class rules for 1/12th and WGT will remain unchanged with the exception of minimum weights as follows:

1s 1/12th: 730 gr
1s WGT: 930 gr.

Stock will still run 17.5 brushless, Super Stock 13.5 brushless and mod will be open mod. These new classes will be separate classes and there are no plans for parity combination classes of lipo and round cells. The round cell class weight rules will remain in the rule book for the foreseable future.

The intent of these rules is to provide those track/clubs with existing lipo pan car classes, or those track/clubs whishing to start lipo pan car classes a national set of rules for the upcoming ’09-’10 on road carpet season and an eventual move to lipo/brushless only for ROAR electric on road and off road national events possibly as early as 2010.

1s Lipo 1/12th and 1/10th racing has been on the rise for some time now. It has been tested by many across the country and the results have been positive. Lower weights, lighter, nimbler cars, with a little less rip and wear in all areas have added up to competitive, close and fun racing for those that have already made the jump to 1s lipo.
Glad to see some direction around these classes...thanks for taking the first steps!
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Great news, as this will really help the World GT and 12th scale classes grow.
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Great news, as this will really help the World GT and 12th scale classes grow.
Just like it has for touring cars, right?
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Love the leadership ROAR is providing in staying ahead of these things.

McSmooth, maybe he should have said "halting the further decline of..."
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Just like it has for touring cars, right?
It will help T/C....forseeing the 1S lipo in 1/12 has prompted me to sell a 1/12th and buy a T/C.

I do appreciate ROAR for making the initiative and especially for reconizing it as a seperate class with no parity
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won't this serve to fracture the class - at least until the round cell class inevitably dies?
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won't this serve to fracture the class - at least until the round cell class inevitably dies?
This announcement won't. It was likely going to happen anyway at the club level. The new technologies like this are always going to cause some chaos for a bit. Eventually lipo will fully take over, we will be happy for a bit then something else will come along to do this all over. Hopefully not too soon though.
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won't this serve to fracture the class - at least until the round cell class inevitably dies?
Yes that would seem to be the case to me as well. While I think its a good idea for ROAR to address this issue, not allowing/dealing with parity combination could be a bad thing.
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Awesome 3 more classes added to the already over classed onroad races. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Awesome 3 more classes added to the already over classed onroad races. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
6 actually, isn't it?
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Oh you are right. Awesome..... Now everyone will make the main lol.
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Oh you are right. Awesome..... Now everyone will make the main lol.
In that case I may need to look into a pan car now! Might be my only chance to see the A at a big race. ... or I guess I could go practice TC a bit more.
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The ROAR Executive Committee proudly announces that with the introduction of lithium polymer battery technology into the ROAR rules a little more than 16 months ago electric rc racing in the US has seen a major shift in the predominant battery technology being used by our racing members and sold by our manufacturing affiliates. Lipo batteries have been embraced by rc racers across this country and it is the battery technology choice of today and the foreseeable future for 1/10th and 1/8th electric on and off road racing. In ROAR’s effort to be leaders in the implementation of new technologies the switch to predominantly lipo racing has left one group of racers without a good viable lipo solution for competitive racing and that has been those using 4 cell NiMh mainly in pan cars for 1/12th and 1/10th on road racing.

This has now changed with the development of the first ROAR approved 1s hard case 3.7v batteries designed specifically for 1/12th and 1/10th pan cars and the introduction of this battery technology into ROAR lipo battery rules and 1/12th On Road and 1/10th WGT class rules. The class rules for 1/12th and WGT will remain unchanged with the exception of minimum weights as follows:

1s 1/12th: 730 gr
1s WGT: 930 gr.

Stock will still run 17.5 brushless, Super Stock 13.5 brushless and mod will be open mod. These new classes will be separate classes and there are no plans for parity combination classes of lipo and round cells. The round cell class weight rules will remain in the rule book for the foreseable future.

The intent of these rules is to provide those track/clubs with existing lipo pan car classes, or those track/clubs whishing to start lipo pan car classes a national set of rules for the upcoming ’09-’10 on road carpet season and an eventual move to lipo/brushless only for ROAR electric on road and off road national events possibly as early as 2010.

1s Lipo 1/12th and 1/10th racing has been on the rise for some time now. It has been tested by many across the country and the results have been positive. Lower weights, lighter, nimbler cars, with a little less rip and wear in all areas have added up to competitive, close and fun racing for those that have already made the jump to 1s lipo.
Prez,

Clarification, please.

Does this rule change mean that in 1/12th and World GT, nmih and lipo, will run together in the same class but at different weights?
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