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Old 06-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #271
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Just a thought.

One problem we have here is the US with having large out door tracks is property is a prime dollar. In Europe most of the time the govt gives or rents the land to the club and helps them build it. Also the major races are held in gymnasiums so they are able to make a larger track than we can make here. Imagine having to pay the rent for a week in some university or something like that? I know of a nitro track in Italy that is on the beach, I forget the name but that would NEVER happen here.


there's a track i went in spain/galicia. and i can tell you that place for sure is a fortune and think its free for the club.
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Just a thought.

One problem we have here is the US with having large out door tracks is property is a prime dollar. In Europe most of the time the govt gives or rents the land to the club and helps them build it. Also the major races are held in gymnasiums so they are able to make a larger track than we can make here. Imagine having to pay the rent for a week in some university or something like that? I know of a nitro track in Italy that is on the beach, I forget the name but that would NEVER happen here.
fortunately... there's a new indoor track opening up here in southern california that has an asphalt track tahts 135x60.

with some major RC companies in socal.. hopefully the track will be well supported by the companies and racers alike.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #273
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2009 carpet nats (partial)

you never can compare this reality

the way to go is always diferent.

and at the first one they drive 5cells +unlimited or 2s/6.5T
if it was in Portugal for sure it was Lipo + unlimited
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Also for the realists out there - How realistic is 50+mph with a 1/10 car. 500mph??
I got the point, but I belive that better comparison is horsepower/kg.
1HP/1.5KG is just too much.
I'll take McLaren F1 in comparison - has 550HP at 1,140KG (tech taken from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_F1).

so it's 0,666HP/KG in rc car compared to 0,482HP/KG which has McLaren
Now consider what electronic Mclaren does have to handle this power and keep it on road and what you've got in RC Car.
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I invite anyone who has said unlimited 2s lipo is good to post video's of their driving...I could do with a laugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjmcP0Coe6Q

be my guest

remember again GM 6T Delta + GM 4200 30C + GM GENIUS 120 and 1400g
and the others about the same.

but the question is in US the tracks are not for mod so keep it that way stay in stock.
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Just for fun. Here's a vid of Mod Foam from '09 Snowbirds.

I love carpet racing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvteSONzSos

(Not me driving! lol)
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I invite anyone who has said unlimited 2s lipo is good to post video's of their driving...I could do with a laugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjmcP0Coe6Q

be my guest

remember again GM 6T Delta + GM 4200 30C + GM GENIUS 120 and 1400g
and the others about the same.

but the question is in US the tracks are not for mod so keep it that way stay in stock.
wow thats a HUGE TRACK!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjmcP0Coe6Q

be my guest

remember again GM 6T Delta + GM 4200 30C + GM GENIUS 120 and 1400g
and the others about the same.

but the question is in US the tracks are not for mod so keep it that way stay in stock.
Yeah, mod speeds seem more reasonable on that track. Also, though, I'll point out that you guys are hitting painted lines at full speed, not boards. Every single car in that race would have exploded on the first lap if you were running on a track with actual barriers... Which actually kind of reiterates the very first post in this thread.

Maybe just admitting that open mod isn't right for small tracks, and having everybody race 13.5 is the way to go.
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+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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my point is you have to run what tracks allows you to run so if you have a small track just forget mod,
but donīt say to limit mod because you have to think about places where the tracks are that big.

and i can tell you running stocks on same tracks itīs nice also but if you want speed, stock sucks because youīll take an eternity to finish.

but again on small track donīt use mod.
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I know of a nitro track in Italy that is on the beach, I forget the name but that would NEVER happen here.


It's in Messina Italy.



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I love carpet racing
you're not alone. i like that it's so unique (especially on foams).

i have to be honest, though, that vid (and many of the ones posted on redrc) make me jealous. i asked a good 'friend' if he felt the same way (both of us being foam tire racers). he said, 'no, i race on tracks like that all summer with my 1/8th scale car'.

so, why then are we not racing rubber on these same tracks?

i see nothing wrong with being unique to what is economically feasible, but if that's the case, then we can't draw too much from other communities can we? and when we ask, how can we be more competitive at the worlds, we might want to start by running on similar tracks...

so really, why do we have only one outdoor race each year (reedy) that's worth a darn? why is the nats not held at one of these crazy nitro tracks?
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #283
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i think youīre getting there
thatīs the point try to run on bigger tracks (mod)


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donīt worry about th white lines if we have barriers of course they should drive other way, but we see F1 running over the line donīt we? so i donīt see a problem if you have a barrier you try to be fast and not hit the barrier, if not you know whatīs going to happen but thatīs race.
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i think youīre getting there
thatīs the point try to run on bigger tracks (mod)
agreed. your first few posts were not well written and i don't think anyone could identify the point you were trying to convey. (at a minimum, i couldn't).

that said, if we can't stretch things out, you can now see that we need to take other actions or mod here will be extinct.

i'm guessing this would never pass in portugal??

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That's basically a death trap if you don't nail that section.
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