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Old 01-14-2014, 04:47 AM
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Indeed Difuser, to test durability as well as general handling and raciness over a run that you would find in an endurance race type setting
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im not difuser, but i have driven the car, probably as much as anybody else, and on a real race track that is both prepared and green. the car would be good for an endurance race because it is durable. as i stated before we have done 15 min mains with our f1's which have 21.5 motors. i ran a 4000mah battery and still had plenty of mah left to run more. I dont think a battery change is necessary because of how long it would take to remove from the car. if you run the batt in the rear you need to remove the six top deck screws to get the batt out, and that could be a pain especially in a rush. tire wear is very low so no problems there
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
im not difuser, but i have driven the car, probably as much as anybody else, and on a real race track that is both prepared and green. the car would be good for an endurance race because it is durable. as i stated before we have done 15 min mains with our f1's which have 21.5 motors. i ran a 4000mah battery and still had plenty of mah left to run more. I dont think a battery change is necessary because of how long it would take to remove from the car. if you run the batt in the rear you need to remove the six top deck screws to get the batt out, and that could be a pain especially in a rush. tire wear is very low so no problems there

You could probably do a 30 minute enduro and still not dump a LiPo. for a 2.4 hour youll venture at least one change though so Id test runtime for that if possible
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im not sure if most people would be interested in doing that. I race a lot of nitro on-road and the world championships are 45-60 min. when we race nitro at our local track the electric guys complain that were doing a 20-30 min main. electric races are usually 5-8 min, even for the pros. good luck getting electric guys to do that.

another local track did however do an endurance race five or six years or so ago, and i forget how long it was but not a big turnout.

whats the longest you guys have done? maybe i can get some local guys interested in it here
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:43 PM
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That is a concern when I think about it...I like the rules Rick posted in the LMP1 discussion and I think that a format like that could be translated to an LMPC/LM1 only type class. thoughts gsxr?
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
whats the longest you guys have done? maybe i can get some local guys interested in it here
Personally, 24 hours with an HPI Sprint. Second year was run with brushless and a lot of them made it right through. Both events were won by a team of 1/12th racers and most others were electric racers. It only stopped due to losing the venue.
Electric guys would love the opportunity to run longer.

Simple to make battery changes in an LM-1 quicker, either use thumbscrews or posts and body clips.
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Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
...Electric guys would love the opportunity to run longer.

Simple to make battery changes in an LM-1 quicker, either use thumbscrews or posts and body clips.
If you are worried about the time it takes to make a battery change then make every pit stop a fixed length like UF1 does. Instead of 8-10 seconds, make it 1 minute. That would give you enough time to change a battery and change the driver. If you get really good rotate/replace tires. I would hope seconds matter but remember you are racing A LONG TIME, its about consistency and not breaking parts.

Problem solved.
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Im sure its already been asked, but what other bodies will fit this car. Ive spent so much time making the body look like the gen4 Audi R18 that I don't think Im going to be able to bring myself to race it (and possibly damage it). Car build = 3 hours...body build = 15+ hours. I will post pics once its actually done. Any thoughts on what other bodies fit the car is appreciated.
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I think F1rclab has the bodies for about $35. Why buy anything different?
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
I think F1rclab has the bodies for about $35. Why buy anything different?
They are nice, I've bought three of them...

Man would I like to see SpeedPowerRC do a Porsche 917!
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If SP could get some molds for the Lotus T128, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid and the Porsche 919 Hybrid we could have something pretty cool
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It is a very nice body indeed. This one is close, thought I'd throw up a set of teasers.





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very nice John...rebellion racing?
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Originally Posted by trackdesigner71 View Post
very nice John...rebellion racing?
Yes, Red nose cone and tri color shark fin in the works.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
Yes, Red nose cone and tri color shark fin in the works.
Nice...once I get my LM1 I'll have to commission you to do an Action Express Racing with an American flag shark fin for me
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