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Old 07-05-2004, 08:39 AM
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by PW
WOW....Can't believe a championship would be decided in these conditions
That might be a better occasion to sneak an r/c hovercraft under that TC body.

That is a great picture. Last time I ran in water that deep was an old gold chassis rc10....um and it made it 10 feet.
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:06 AM
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Did they still have to run the handout sorex 36r's in that rain? Thats crazy, I can't believe all the electronics lasted a whole race.
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:17 AM
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i dont think it had anything to do with the cars in this condition really, more about lines and drive style and setup defiently. In theory a Belt car should be alot better in the wet anyway
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Originally posted by racerdx6
Did they still have to run the handout sorex 36r's in that rain? Thats crazy, I can't believe all the electronics lasted a whole race.
No, for the wet conditions at the beginning there was a control rain tire but as this one wasn´t available for most drivers they changed the rules and rain tires were free of choice.
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i bet running in the rain would be awsome. never done it myslef because of electronics but i bet its a good challenge.
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i dont think it had anything to do with the cars in this condition really, more about lines and drive style and setup defiently. In theory a Belt car should be alot better in the wet anyway
Well thats all great. Theories are worthless without facts.

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TC3 Euro Champ
Shaft Drive
Retro Sedan still kickin @$$

I'll keep mine for another 5 yrs. Way to go Team Associated
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:56 PM
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shaft drive brings Torque steer , as in the rain conditions change , when racing a shaft drive you have to take torque steer into concideration of your setup. With a belt there is no need.
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:32 PM
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The TC3 was not the fastest car of this event, but it was the fastest submarine though!
Congratulations to Jonas Kaerup, impressive driving in the rain.
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:40 PM
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I don't know if it is true but since they decided to make wet tire choice free I bet that winning the championship was no longer a matter of better car, electronics, or driving but a matter of who had the best tire-insert-wheel combination.

My guess is that this was the deciding factor and AE just got lucky. Again.

I am an AE fun but I also have some experience of racing in rain conditions and tyres are by far the most important factor.

I was not present at the Euros so I can be completely wrong!eek:

Just my thoughts.:
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i agree.
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Here is a short clip from the second main

http://www.remoted.net/modules.php?n...p=getit&lid=12
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After watching the video, I think I am correct. His car was on rails while the rest of the group was strugling.

I feel sorry for Jilles. Again lady luck was totaly against him. I do not own an Xray. I just feel sorry for the guy. From pole he achived not much. Oh well, that's racing!
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I don't know if it is true but since they decided to make wet tire choice free I bet that winning the championship was no longer a matter of better car, electronics, or driving but a matter of who had the best tire-insert-wheel combination.
So no one else had a set of these magical tires?


My guess is that this was the deciding factor and AE just got lucky. Again.
Lucky is the first time something happens. After 5 years thats called Dominance.
Having the best Drivers and best car makes Team AE #1
Didn't see any street weapons, TA-04's or HPI Pro2's in the A-Main lineup
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Figures I would eat those words
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