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Old 10-12-2011, 12:05 PM   #106
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I say we have a spec hover craft race Don't have to worry about what tires work or don't work.
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On road has NO entry level class that is on the same level as SC racing. This is the issue. Whether F1 is it or some other class this is on roads main issue of lack of growth.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #109
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America is the biggest rc market in the world. American love off roading. Therefore manufactures put most of their resources in off road. On road can never complete with off road, at least in America. Before you get people into racing you have to get them into the hobby first. What excite newbies? Speed, jumping, big air time go anywhere vehicle.I don't think they like playing with a rwd car that only runs well on prep surfaces.
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America is the biggest rc market in the world. .
Is this fact?
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #111
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Yes, it is.
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No, it isn't.
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Sorry, F1 is more of a novelty. Mini's seem to be more suitable but it hasn't take off like shortcourse for offroad.
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The problem with Minis is that they look like Minis.
Maybe not a mini but how about 1/12 GT?

So far the only people making them is Yokomo and Kawada which are somewhat unavailable in the U.S. But the new Tamiya RM might be the one to set it off here in the states like they did many years ago with the TA-01 TC.

Take a look. Simple 1/12 chassis with 7.2V/7.4V battery and brushed or brushless electronics. Scale looking bodies along with being able to use all the ubiquitous mini rims and tires currently available on the market.





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Sorry, F1 is more of a novelty. Mini's seem to be more suitable but it hasn't take off like shortcourse for offroad.
Using your own rationale, that would make mini's a novelty as well.
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Yes and no. Nobody runs the spec slash class anymore because its expensive, there are people that will change there motor every run to win a club race, which takes all the fun out of it.
You left out the part where I said "no silver cans."
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On road has NO entry level class that is on the same level as SC racing. This is the issue. Whether F1 is it or some other class this is on roads main issue of lack of growth.
But do you really want to get involved in F1 if it's going to be an entry-level class?
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Me personally? Not if it's considered entry level. IF however it's considered a spec'd class or simply a "limited" class for power then yes. Watching the world champs racing in this class and the smiles on their faces proved to many of us how fun it was.

This class was about fun...anyone else remember fun?
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But do you really want to get involved in F1 if it's going to be an entry-level class?
It's only entry level because they are a cheaper way to get involved with on-road racing that's all. Come to Horsham and watch the F1 guys run or any other dedicated F1 club scene. Last year, F1's with silver cans and foam tires were faster than 17.5 tc.
Now add boosted 21.5! we're talking 1/12 on crack! Just plain sick!
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I almost forgot I videoed the F1 main...granted it was with my phone so it isn't the best quality video but here it is anyway:

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #120
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilXGazog5Ec

That vid is good, but the F1 footage in this one is great. He even has the F1 accent. All the highlights in this vid of IIC in Vegas are impressive.

They looked pretty good with the top guys driving them for sure, but certainly not a basher car that be a slash for onroad. Perhaps a 'shortcourse' kinda class where there is more laughter.
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