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Old 04-21-2011, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CypressMidWest View Post
Nearly 25 years of RC racing, and the one thing I can always count on is this:

As soon as things start to equalize, we change the friggin' rules.
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Nothing like making the "spec" equipment gap bigger.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:12 AM
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Fact of the matter is no matter what the rules you WILL get guys willing to spend whatever it takes to win. I have seen it in 1:1 racing and see it in r/c.
Nothing will change that.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:22 AM
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If you are club racing and starting out, run a slower motor. We all did.

Hang out with the pro's in boosted setups when you have big enough bits down below to run good lap times and understand what racing is about.

NO, that doesn't meen you need a TEKIN either, there are plenty of other timing adjustable ESC's out there

As for ROAR events. C'mon please...

If you are going to a ROAR event, you are expecting competition to be fierce.

If you can't programme an ESC you should not be racing at ROAR level.

You don't go to a ROAR event without understanding spring rates, oil rates, droop, rebound, toe settings, gearing etc etc so why should boost be any different?

You don't attend any bigger than club size event and expect to win the A easily....

Boost - it's only dead if enough haters vote non boosted in, the lap time you loose from not allowing boost, the pro's will find other ways to make their lap times better....

Then we will need to blame something else....

Like... One run tyres?

Or how about lightweight bodyshells?

Or secret formula additives?

There are PLENTY of things to hate on, but imo... boost isn't one of them.
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I got well done by spec changes from 2010 to 2011, which was nice having bought my equipment late 2010 to start racing with this year, ESC not legal and motor no good cause SS got thrown out the window, nice to be able to race in, well nothing with what I have, a fine "welcome to electric" for me.

Of course I can race at my club, but if I want to play anywhere else, or at any major event, I have to cough up for another couple of hundred bucks to go a lot faster or a lot slower, any wonder that I bought a novarossi to go nitro touring...
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Originally Posted by The MurfDogg View Post
OK, here is my 2 cents, as a motor manufacturer.

I have made this suggestion to ROAR in writing with no response.

Stock class should be stock class. Super Stock should be super stock. Modified should be modified.

Blinky mode is a joke IMO, until ROAR steps up to the plate and makes every manufacturer offer a 21.5, 17.5, and 13.5 turn motor, WITH NO TIMING ADJUSTMENT, that has a ROAR MANDATED 24 Degrees of timing built into the sensor board assembly. Force every manufacturer to submit a motor built to these exact specs, or else that brand will not have a legal motor offering for stock classes. How ROAR adopted the rules package we use today, and allowed stock motors to have adjustable timing is beyond me.

27turn 24 degree stock motor racing worked... why? Because all manufacturers had to build a better mousetrap, within the same specs.

So here we are, now preparing to negate all of the technical advances companies have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop in ESC technology, just to open up another all out war... the motor timing war.

Lets make stock racing like it should be. Pick your brand of choice blinky mode ESC, and (hypothetical) 24 degree 17.5 locked can motor, and go racing, knowing that the guy next to you on the drivers stand has EXACTLY 24 degrees in their motor, and their ESC is blinking in all of its no-timing glory.

Yes Batteries and motors will become more important than the ESC... I am OK with that.

Now Super Stock. I think super stock should be similar. Locked 24 degrees of timing in a 13.5 motor. Throw in your Blinky mode ESC of choice, and go racing. With the timing locked, so many variables are eliminated.

Allow Boost or timing profiles in Modified, along with adjustable timing...

It was done in brushed days, why the hell cant it work now?!

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I don't think you would have this opinion if your were an ESC manufacture. Motor wars and you are a motor manufacture what a surprising opinion.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
I got well done by spec changes from 2010 to 2011, which was nice having bought my equipment late 2010 to start racing with this year, ESC not legal and motor no good cause SS got thrown out the window, nice to be able to race in, well nothing with what I have, a fine "welcome to electric" for me.

Of course I can race at my club, but if I want to play anywhere else, or at any major event, I have to cough up for another couple of hundred bucks to go a lot faster or a lot slower, any wonder that I bought a novarossi to go nitro touring...
i have not run nitro for a few years but are the rules still the same ?
most clubs have a pull start class,but after that its .12 or 21
there is no
4 port class
6 port class
8 port class
as far as i know

if people want a more even playing field maybe limit battery capacity and make the races longer,all well and good to have the latest esc/motor with all the bells and whistles but if it cant last a 8-10 minute race with out dumping the battery ?
look at nitro truggy,lot of guys went 28s till they found in a 30-60 min final they had to refuel more often,went back to 21s
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ozzy-crawl View Post
i have not run nitro for a few years but are the rules still the same ?
most clubs have a pull start class,but after that its .12 or 21
there is no
4 port class
6 port class
8 port class
as far as i know

if people want a more even playing field maybe limit battery capacity and make the races longer,all well and good to have the latest esc/motor with all the bells and whistles but if it cant last a 8-10 minute race with out dumping the battery ?
look at nitro truggy,lot of guys went 28s till they found in a 30-60 min final they had to refuel more often,went back to 21s
To be honest this is mostly an on-road issue. On-road is really the only place where you can actually put down the power of a boosted motor. I run at probably the highest grip indoor off-road track in the world and you still cannot put down the power of a boosted class. Although it is fun watching the boosted guys fly into the plexi-glass at the end of the straight. Modified is a lot more conducive in off-road to going faster, as you can put down the power immediately in the right places. Besides Nitro does not have instant power anywhere...so it is very hard to compare.
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Can someone point me to a time any of these posts actually turned into something useful happening?
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To be honest this is mostly an on-road issue. On-road is really the only place where you can actually put down the power of a boosted motor. I run at probably the highest grip indoor off-road track in the world and you still cannot put down the power of a boosted class. Although it is fun watching the boosted guys fly into the plexi-glass at the end of the straight. Modified is a lot more conducive in off-road to going faster, as you can put down the power immediately in the right places. Besides Nitro does not have instant power anywhere...so it is very hard to compare.
i know its not a 100% comparison,but my point was more,there 21s or 12s
there not bitching cause the guy next to them is running a $500 motor while they can only afford a $150 motor.
i dont have a easy answer myself how to sort electric on-road out
but we cant keep holding back on progress other wise we would still be running
fibre glass chassis with silver can motors and mechanical speedies with nicads
there is always going to be some thing new and better no matter the rules

personally i love speed
but they vta or usgt ? is also some thing i would like to see take off
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
Can someone point me to a time any of these posts actually turned into something useful happening?
Of course not Mike!!!! I guess many of us just hope that if we can voice our opinions, and back them up with logical support, perhaps we can get the Sanctioning Body, (who shall remain nameless), to listen to the people that ACTUALLY RACE the classes they're trying to govern.
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Originally Posted by ozzy-crawl View Post
i have not run nitro for a few years but are the rules still the same ?

if people want a more even playing field maybe limit battery capacity and make the races longer,all well and good to have the latest esc/motor with all the bells and whistles but if it cant last a 8-10 minute race with out dumping the battery ?
look at nitro truggy,lot of guys went 28s till they found in a 30-60 min final they had to refuel more often,went back to 21s
Conceptually I liked the idea of racing something within spec, hence why I got the electric, with some of what I have seen so far, I want to go back to nitro.

But that is not all fair, cause I do enjoy the electric, I just want to see it find some sense of stability again, with something in there that suits what I want from it.

Funny you mention the batteries, a discussion with a mate recently brought about the issue in electric of having an unlimited fuel tank, with zero weight penalty related to having that.
In fact at a recent casual meet, I ran with some nitro guys in a 15min final, my Photon had the 10.5T zero timing with a 5000mah battery, I ran flat out the whole final, and made the full time, then a friend did some laps to try my car when I was done, so why on earth does everyone still want to run 5min races in electric???.
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Originally Posted by ozzy-crawl View Post
i cant help but laugh at posts like these.
when i first started in rc cars a 1200mah nicad was the only choice
a 05 stock motor was the king.
now after all these years of wanting more power people complain its to fast
roflmao.seems to me there is to many who dont want change,they want to pull the trigger flat and steer.they still want nimh
the whole idea is throttle control and setup.
why slow a class down just because a few cant keep up,they should be in a slower class.
all this crap about making a even playing field and cheaper is a joke.
if a guy has money to burn he will just over gear and replace motors every couple meets,new tyres,higher c rating batteries,the latest fast motor.
seems the days have gone were we used to say "hey look tony has a new battery and motor,that thing fly,s awesome" now its "tony has a new motor and its faster than mine,i am going to scream and cry and get his motor band"
your assuming that it is the guys that always wanted to go faster that are complaining.

roar created a slower class at carpet nats for the slower drivers or those of us that didn't want to race world class drivers in "stock" (no boost 17.5) it was successful racers that would have stayed home showed up and I think that is the whole purpose behind this discussion or rules packages, to up turnout, class is to slow don't run it, but don't bitch cause someone wants to and if more guys show up for the "big" races then thats a good thing
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In fact at a recent casual meet, I ran with some nitro guys in a 15min final, my Photon had the 10.5T zero timing with a 5000mah battery, I ran flat out the whole final, and made the full time, then a friend did some laps to try my car when I was done, so why on earth does everyone still want to run 5min races in electric???.
I come from offroad nitro, running 45 minutes finals. IMO the 5 minutes finals in onroad is a lot more exciting than a 45 minute offroad final.

In my boosted superstock car, I use under 2000 mah in the 5 minutes + warmup. So in order to limit battery, we need batteries with less than 2000mah. Good luck balancing that car!
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Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
I got well done by spec changes from 2010 to 2011, which was nice having bought my equipment late 2010 to start racing with this year, ESC not legal and motor no good cause SS got thrown out the window, nice to be able to race in, well nothing with what I have, a fine "welcome to electric" for me.

Of course I can race at my club, but if I want to play anywhere else, or at any major event, I have to cough up for another couple of hundred bucks to go a lot faster or a lot slower, any wonder that I bought a novarossi to go nitro touring...
i don't understand, you bought a esc that doesn't have boost and all the big races require you to run boost??? cause I pretty sure if you bought a esc that has boost you can pretty much just turn it off or did someone make a esc that you can't do that with, honest question I don't know?
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14+ pages of absolute crap. If you couldn't tell by the battery controversy that happened at the Carpet Nats, Roar once again is doing what ever it wants.

Do you guys really think this is productive? (my post isn't either)
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