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Old 05-21-2019, 04:03 PM
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Because the 21.5 was breaking to many parts, so they slowed it down. Now that class is growing. WGT-R is here to stay. you won't see a 2s battery period.. Nobody is forcing you to race any class. If you don't like the class and want to change things then talk with Dumper. Where do we send the kleenex??
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BullFrog
Because the 21.5 was breaking to many parts, so they slowed it down. Now that class is growing.
Why are you so bent out of shape? Do you need to switch to a 25.5? Seriously though, are you ok? Do you need some time off the internet?
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
Why are you so bent out of shape? Do you need to switch to a 25.5? Seriously though, are you ok? Do you need some time off the internet?
Sounds like you are bent out of shape.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:02 PM
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UF1 runs F1 21.5 and its great. Bottom line, talk to the people at your track, make your own rules and have fun.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mariob62
Sounds like you are bent out of shape.
Naaa, just noting a trend with bullfrog. Someone needed to point it out. :-) I get told i'm wrong all the time. I'm pretty comfortable with it. And... despite my "hey people aren't driving this class" I just built one.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:04 PM
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I'm fine.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
There's still a minimum weight. F1 is still crippled by running 25.5. I'd love to know why that choice was made..
I was part of the testing for the switch. On indoor tracks the 21.5's were a handful. I actually tested the weekend after a big race at the Gate and my 6 minute run was one lap quicker with the 25.5. The car was only a tenth slower on the fastest lap and fell off less. Consistency was better hence the extra lap. Another track tested 17.5 1 cell as another option. 25.5 was selected for the benefit of the racers. They only needed a motor to switch to the new rules and not a motor, batteries and maybe a esc. The current generation of 25.5s are now way faster than those old 21.5s which is what was expected. Can Am rules use a 21.5 set with low timing. They have the old punch but just quit accelerating after about 20 feet. It's kind of an interesting feel. On small technical layouts they will out run a modern 25.5 but on a bigger track the 25.5 will be king. I see no reason to change the motor or battery setup in either class. I have run both classes for years and I like both just as they are.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect
Hasn't carpet oval been 1s forever as well.
Foam carpet oval is almost all 1s. With the rubber tire carpet oval classes I run, one is 1s and two are 2s, but the 2s classes are dying off a bit because they are "too fast" (i.e. you need throttle control).
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by haagar
because they are "too fast" (i.e. you need throttle control).
Aaaand this is what I want from a class. Amusingly, I get that in euro truck, a lot.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
There's still a minimum weight. F1 is still crippled by running 25.5. I'd love to know why that choice was made..
25.5 is good for F1, especially with rubber tires
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MUDVAYNE
Honestly, I love running the 2S in the F1 class. It actually makes you have to drive the car and let off the throttle and let the car turn. World GT is fun to a point, but IMO I think it would be better as a 2S class.
I think that 2cell 25.5 would be the most equivalent feel to the old 27turn 6cell pancars
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by haagar
Foam carpet oval is almost all 1s. With the rubber tire carpet oval classes I run, one is 1s and two are 2s, but the 2s classes are dying off a bit because they are "too fast" (i.e. you need throttle control).
1s, 13.5 and rubber tire is almost perfect on the ovals. I run that in a series that uses the Reedy 13.5ft.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by old_dude
1s, 13.5 and rubber tire is almost perfect on the ovals. I run that in a series that uses the Reedy 13.5ft.
one of these days, on a practice night. Id like to try that motor in my WGTR
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:24 PM
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I.. mostly finished my WGT-R car last night. I get stuttering when I crack the throttle open from a stop. ... I am using a 6v SMPS to boost the battery voltage, but I think... I may need a large cap on the output to stabilize the reciever/servo/esc voltage.
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
I.. mostly finished my WGT-R car last night. I get stuttering when I crack the throttle open from a stop. ... I am using a 6v SMPS to boost the battery voltage, but I think... I may need a large cap on the output to stabilize the reciever/servo/esc voltage.
That sounds more like a sensor issue. Check the cable and cable connection. If it still does it try another motor to see if it does the same thing. What brand of esc are you using? Also is the steering stuttering when the motor does? If so then it is probably a receiver or esc issue and not motor. One thing I did was make up a plug for the receiver that lets me connect a voltmeter and monitor the voltage that is at it when I am bench throttling and steering. That will tell you a lot.
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