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Old 01-21-2008, 08:44 AM   #24736
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Well here is a better idea for ROAR " LOWER THE MINIMUM WEIGHT"
maybe some. but .... before everyone goes on and on about better tire wear, etc. remember that the industry could use a little extra weight to accomplish the following:

run 0.030" lexan bodies (instead of the paper ones)
run standard steel screws (which don't cost $60 like titanium)
have beefy suspension parts.
run b/l esc's (god, are those things awful to look at - )
use cheaper materials.

this is probably more a discussion for another thread, but keeping the limit easy to attain will result in cheaper and more durable cars. i think this is something that needs considered before roar drops the limit again. no, we don't 200g extra to do this, but we do need more headroom (especially on foam tires) than we've had in the last few years....

the restructuring of the rules seems geared toward less maintenance, less equipment. they could further that, by giving the mfr's more room to move in terms of design, which would keep costs down for us, as users.

just something to consider. i like to tweak cars. low weight, etc. but i'm one of few, and i have to remember that. with the human population getting lazier by the day, we need to help keep the cars in one piece to maintain interest.

alright, back to lead, and tungsten, and whatnot.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:39 AM   #24737
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I seem to recall the Core 5000 weighs 277g (give or take).

Get some Nexus weights to go in the cell slots, then spread the rest around the Lipo pack, not all of it on the outside.

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You don't have to have all the weight on the 'OUTSIDE' ..... take the time it takes to remove all of the adhesive from the lead (this keeps the pack from getting too wide) . Clean the lead really well w/motor spray & attach lead with Shoe-goo to both sides. And after it dries, I take an extra measure and wrap the pack with electrical tape. Plus it looks cleaner this way
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #24738
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You don't have to have all the weight on the 'OUTSIDE' ..... take the time it takes to remove all of the adhesive from the lead (this keeps the pack from getting too wide) . Clean the lead really well w/motor spray & attach lead with Shoe-goo to both sides. And after it dries, I take an extra measure and wrap the pack with electrical tape. Plus it looks cleaner this way
According to the new ROAR rules this pack would be dissqualified...The weight has to be attached to the car, they say for safety reasons. I really like the idea, and have use something similar on my older cars, but for Nats this is not going to work. I have found a way to get the added weight, but not sure where I can get the materials or the person to build it for me.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #24739
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According to the new ROAR rules this pack would be dissqualified...The weight has to be attached to the car, they say for safety reasons. I really like the idea, and have use something similar on my older cars, but for Nats this is not going to work. I have found a way to get the added weight, but not sure where I can get the materials or the person to build it for me.
Yes...this is what's got me in a tizzy. Hopefully that rule will get ammended Don't give up on it yet!! (*on knees*- pray with me)
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:57 AM   #24740
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Let's see: Lead taped to Battery : Battery taped to Chassis : BAD

Lead taped to Chassis : Battery taped to chassis : OK


Doesn't seem to make much sense. I always felt like this rule was meant to mean not placed on with something like velcro, so it could be easly removed after pre tech and replaced before post tech.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:35 AM   #24741
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What are you using to melt the lead?
heat.


sorry couldn't resist.

i have a hand held propane torch, and have the lead in a ceramic cup.
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BTW TQ'd all four rounds a qualifing and won the first A, only to get involved in a back marker hack fest in the second A and broke in the 3rd.

Mi3, SP-GT, SP-10.5, and Core lipo were a hit.
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sorry couldn't resist.

i have a hand held propane torch, and have the lead in a ceramic cup.
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BTW TQ'd all four rounds a qualifing and won the first A, only to get involved in a back marker hack fest in the second A and broke in the 3rd.

Mi3, SP-GT, SP-10.5, and Core lipo were a hit.
No BS, how does the SP 10.5 compare with Novak's SS and Orion Vortex?

The BRCA will be introducing a price limit for the 10.5's but the SP motor will be one of the only one's to make the limit, Nosram's 'Dragon' series motors are complete sh$t.

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Hello all I want to thank Adam for his killer support & all the schui drivers for all the setup help ..there's very few brands that have the tech support like schumacher I got sponsored by xray so, I sold my mi3's ..I wish all of u the best of luck..Kevin
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Hello all I want to thank Adam for his killer support & all the schui drivers for all the setup help ..there's very few brands that have the tech support like schumacher I got sponsored by xray so, I sold my mi3's ..I wish all of u the best of luck..Kevin
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Hello all I want to thank Adam for his killer support & all the schui drivers for all the setup help ..there's very few brands that have the tech support like schumacher I got sponsored by xray so, I sold my mi3's ..I wish all of u the best of luck..Kevin
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What a great weekend of racing at the Carpet Chiller in NY. My Mi3 was AWESOME. Finished 3rd "A" Main Stock Rubber. I was the only Schumacher at the race. I started with Jimmy's setup and adjusted from there.

I met up with Kling today and discussed setup from the weekend. Thanks for the tips.
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