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View Poll Results: What's your input on 1/10th tc minimum weight?
1420 grams 80 51.95%
1500 grams ( Current ROAR) 18 11.69%
1450 grams ( same as IFMAR) 56 36.36%
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #46
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I personally feel that 5-cell was faster than 6 simply due to the progression of the cars and electronics, not the weight.
No it was just the weight. I have ran my old chassis back to back 6/5cell and 5cell was always faster. 6cell was sometimes faster than 5 over a full race on a large track though. This was just a runtime/power issue. Every chassis will go faster at 1420g than 1500g but a poorly balanced chassis will gain no benefit. Unfortunatly there are people out there with heavy cars that will lose out to the new limit.
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For those who say 1420g will be less breakage, here is a picture of my Xray top deck from this past weekend. My car was at 1423g in race trim.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:43 PM   #48
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The only opinion I have is simple. I hate having to put almost two full sticks of lead in a car. All of the cars are going to break does not matter if 1420 or 1500. We have some of the coolest toys and then we have to stick ugly a$$ lead all over. Hate it.

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For those who say 1420g will be less breakage, here is a picture of my Xray top deck from this past weekend. My car was at 1423g in race trim.

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Curious how did this kind of damage occur on your Xray?????

I hope you did not bend any rear bulkheads.

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Curious how did this kind of damage occur on your Xray?????

I hope you did not bend any rear bulkheads.

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Chicane of death with a 13.5. Enough said.

Bulkheads are all straight still. Tore the whole car down the next day to inspect. It was a very solid hit. Solid enough to pop the front belt loose as well.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:43 PM   #51
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Id love to see some regional ROAR races but I never hear of them. Do they exist still?
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For those who say 1420g will be less breakage, here is a picture of my Xray top deck from this past weekend. My car was at 1423g in race trim.
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Curious how did this kind of damage occur on your Xray?????

I hope you did not bend any rear bulkheads.

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Chicane of death with a 13.5. Enough said.

Bulkheads are all straight still. Tore the whole car down the next day to inspect. It was a very solid hit. Solid enough to pop the front belt loose as well.

That hit was no joke. Like a trainwreck. I almost took my eyes off of my car when I heard it. The impact pushed 2 3' long bricks @ 4' away from the board he hit. No car at any weight would have survived that one. Tim always provides great entertainment tho
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Tim always provides great entertainment tho
Sounds like he's already in mid-season form!
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Chicane of death with a 13.5. Enough said.

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lol, oh he is more than ready for the Grand Slam
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Sounds like he's already in mid-season form!
Its the only form I know!

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lol, oh he is more than ready for the Grand Slam
This is why I like carpet racing. The chassis and top deck are much thicker.
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Okay so sorry if this question has been asked but is the new weight for tc 1420 or is it just for this race?
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Okay so sorry if this question has been asked but is the new weight for tc 1420 or is it just for this race?
Its the new weight.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #59
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Really? I read it as a deviation just for that race.
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Well I could be wrong but I have no idea why they would deviate just for this race. If there is any rules to change for this race it is to not run a qual points system.
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