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Old 02-08-2004, 01:34 PM
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Drilled Piston are you still out here? I wanted to know if you'll trade that 10L wide you have for my Lynx 2 Pro. Remember this Lynx 2 Pro there was only 10 made for the Pro Car worlds. I have one for ya. Let me know.

Anyone know what pinion they are using down there? so I know for next year. I dont change my Spur I stick to a 125 no matter what. I got some old Trinity Magic Spurs off ebay. I like those. Also whats the connector of choice for alot of oval guys there? I like to use Deans but I wanna make sure thats the best one out there. Thanks again guys.

Hey did anyone check the local hobby shop to see if they have any good battery packs for sell? I like to run fast packs. I mainly look for the good ones. If they do find out their phone number so I can give them a call an order them. Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 02-08-2004, 01:51 PM
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almost forgot - thanx futureal for the incredible updates. the work you, and others, do to bring the 'rest of us' daily updates puts magazine articles 3 months down the road to SHAME. plus you never get to read the whole story or juicy gossip in a mag. not bashing mags because they serve great purpose, but thanx again for the coverage.
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I wonder if they were running rubber tires versus foamies if the track wouldn't have started to disintegrate. Rubber tires slide and squirm versus foamies....
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Gary, the foams had nothing to do with it. There was enough humidity in the air on Thursday and Friday that the wooden boards underneath the carpet began to saturate, and then when the humidity lifted and a cold front rolled in on Friday night, the boards dried out and warped.

The track is built the same way here that they do for the Cleveland race, but they have a more controlled environment there because of the winter.
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Which makes me wonder, What race is next on the RCTech hit parade
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2004 ROAR Carpet Nationals, late March.

Oval mains just got underway.
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Shane, you guys aren't going to be at the 4th round of the Triple Crown at Trackside in 3 weeks?
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Sorry. my bad. Yes, I'll be there. Trackside is my home track.
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Old 02-08-2004, 02:45 PM
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Go Custom Works
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Originally posted by futureal
Sorry. my bad. Yes, I'll be there. Trackside is my home track.
I think they will forgive you with the great job you did and the lack of sleep. Hope next year i get to go, if i do i help out with the oval stuff.
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
Good stuff. so I take it you dont know much about the 1/12 "body wars" I think I listed a bunch earlier in the thread (Ascari, CEFX LMP, Trinity LMP, Protoform Speed 12, Protoform Speed 8, Trinity Speed 9, etc.)
^^ Sorry to be asking so many questions of ya shane
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Amains first or last?
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Mains are run in reverse order by class, so yea, the A's are last for each class.

I'm not sure on the 12th scale bodies. Once again I will have to defer to someone who was racing the class. I wanted to run 12th scale but obviously the two I did race were already too much for me to handle with everything else. Maybe next year.

I'll definitely be back next year, this is the coolest race I've been to yet. It's a drain on the body but the atmosphere can't be beat, and Mike Boylan and the Thunder crew have done an excellent job. Despite 830+ entries, everything has run smoothly and without any major incidents or complaints. Tech is fast and accurate, radio impound is simple, scoring is backed by Doug's RC Scoring Pro, and the radio broadcast is super helpful.

Hector Garcia (speedxl on here) came up with the idea of having an R/C Tech get together next time, which I think is a great idea. I have been meeting people all weekend long and it's great to finally put faces to some of the screen names.
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Fut- Thanks for all the updates dude. Appreciate it. See i knew this race would be hard on the body and thats why I stressed that catching sleep was a must. Catching some Z's is half the battle at that race or any race for that matter. Its probably 70% of the game. You get Z's and your ahead of the game.

I think they need to start running qualifying on like Thursday. This race is too big to start qualifying on Fridays.

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Big Congrats to Burch and the X-ray team to take the Big Show!
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