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Old 10-20-2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigtowck
Thank God I've got something to blame my poor lap count on, I knew it could not have been me!!! LOL,,,,LOL, one more time LOL! Carl Knight
Yeah thats it! Effects the onroad track too
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Only one thang to do, DO OVER!! Carl Knight
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I am going to change the subject a bit and give my impressions of mid-motor at Hotshots and talk about if I should continue to work on the setup. This is gonna be long...

My MM car was quite good in the corners but it landed like a sack of bricks. If I did not downside a jump, the car would land and bounce up. It did not land and "plant" so I could get on the power and go to the next corner. I had to drive really cautiously to make sure I downsized jumps. This lead to a lot of mistakes. Also the car would catch and traction roll at the top of the step up. That is something it almost never did in rear motor.

Why did it do that? It is quite simply the shock setup. I normally run a 4x1.3(55) piston with 32.5 weight oil in the front and 27.5 in the back. The 4x1.3 do not have enough pack at those oil weights to keep the car from bouncing in the MM config. Going up in oil weight will help pack but also make the car stiffer and will make you lose traction. The solution is a piston with fewer holes. Tebo had complained about the same issue with his car. He came up with a solution for the Worlds. It must have worked as he won. He ran a 3x1.4 in the front and a 2x1.6 in the back with the same oils I run. I think that using the same piston setup (or something along those lines) and a little lighter oil could solve my issues and make the car really good.

So, do I continue with MM and start messing with shock settings or go back to RM and run something I know works? Even being cautious over the jumps, I was running the same lap times as with my RM car. So I wonder...could the MM be a lot faster if I could really attack the jumps?
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Originally Posted by Rfury
I am going to change the subject a bit and give my impressions of mid-motor at Hotshots and talk about if I should continue to work on the setup. This is gonna be long...

My MM car was quite good in the corners but it landed like a sack of bricks. If I did not downside a jump, the car would land and bounce up. It did not land and "plant" so I could get on the power and go to the next corner. I had to drive really cautiously to make sure I downsized jumps. This lead to a lot of mistakes. Also the car would catch and traction roll at the top of the step up. That is something it almost never did in rear motor.

Why did it do that? It is quite simply the shock setup. I normally run a 4x1.3(55) piston with 32.5 weight oil in the front and 27.5 in the back. The 4x1.3 do not have enough pack at those oil weights to keep the car from bouncing in the MM config. Going up in oil weight will help pack but also make the car stiffer and will make you lose traction. The solution is a piston with fewer holes. Tebo had complained about the same issue with his car. He came up with a solution for the Worlds. It must have worked as he won. He ran a 3x1.4 in the front and a 2x1.6 in the back with the same oils I run. I think that using the same piston setup (or something along those lines) and a little lighter oil could solve my issues and make the car really good.

So, do I continue with MM and start messing with shock settings or go back to RM and run something I know works? Even being cautious over the jumps, I was running the same lap times as with my RM car. So I wonder...could the MM be a lot faster if I could really attack the jumps?
If you change right away without attempting set up changes, you'll never know the full potential of the MM set up whether it good or bad. I'd say try it bc your car looked dialed in otherwise. I made changes to mine and tried them Saturday and some worked and others didn't. I know I will have to do a lot of changes to get mine figured out.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:44 AM
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HOTSHOT RC AT THE CARPET DUEL

The Warehouse Team was at it again with a short trip to Albertville Alabama for the 2013 CARPET DUEL at ONE LUG RC RACEWAY. As usual we were greeted with a warm welcome from familiar faces.



Most of the racers there were with us at the SOUTHERN NATIONALS just last month. The CARPET DUEL is a fast paced 1 day event that is ran on a very smooth and technical short track.











Practice makes perfect so they did have the track open on Friday for the early birds to practice. Then on Saturday at 7:00am the track is opened and ready for open practice before the first round of qualifying at 10:30. Amazingly just like last year Brad, Lil Pete and l cut it close again, arriving a hour before the first qualifier....... LOL. We did not get to practice before the qualifiers but we did try to do our best.




The rest of the WAREHOUSE TEAM were in full effect as most of them did get there on Friday to practice and yes it did pay off.

THE WAREHOUSE TEAM

BRAD G. (OWNER) VTA: TC6.1, TC: TC6.1
LIL PETE VTA: SAKURA 0 TC: SAKURA 0
ALEX V. VTA: TC6.1 TC: TC6.1
WILL S. VTA: TC6.1 TC: TC6.1
BRANDON R. VTA: SPEC R1 1/12: XRAY
DANIEL T. TC: T4 2014 1/12: XRAY
FERNANDO G. * TC: ARC 1/12: SPEED MERCHANT
RC ROB TC: T4 2014


Special guest appearance:

The CARPET DUEL brought out the return of ShaunMac to on-road racing and he put on a great show with a very fast pace in TC with his HOTBODIES ride.



Danny Bracken is one of the original WAREHOUSE TEAM members. He took a break from TC to run off road for TEAM TURTLE TRAX. Driving a loaner car because his T4 2014 was still in delivery, he came here ready to go with a strong A main finish.



Daniel Thornton also took a little break from on road but came back to his very fast and aggressive form for this event. He and the Brandon Radcliff both did great at this event and will be hard to beat next month at the G.O.R.C.with their Xray rides.



*Please note that Fernando is a sponsored TEAM ARC USA driver but is alwayas considered a honorary WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBER. He is very helpful to us all and gives us the tips we need to get better. Hey ARC USA, you got yourselves a great racer, representative and a great guy.

Melvin Lee was trying to get to this event but his car broke down I route. He will be ready fo action for the G.O.R.C.

The Duel is a very interesting event because it promotes teamwork and a very helpful atmosphere. Racers are paired with each other and each team accumulates points based on finishes. For example, my partnerin VTA was ONE LUG's own, Tristan.



My partner in TC was Fernando............... can you say AWESOME?



This was like a win win for me. Now after points have been sorted out you are placed into a final free for all that takes place after the mains to award the DUEL CHAMP for TC & VTA.

THE MAINS

17.5 TC
Hotshot RC was represented well in the very fast 17.5 TC A main. Fernando, Daniel and Danny made it. ShaunMac also made it in and showed everyone he is a contender. TQ, Fernando was the favorite to win this event. A mid-race uncharacteristic bobble from the TEAM ARC USA racer took him of his TQ pace and allowed ShawnMac to take the lead. The champ regained his composure and opened up a driving clinic as he reeled Shaun in and the took his lead back and the win.

TC Notables: Alex, RC ROB and I were in the B main. The competition was that dang tight at the Duel.





1/12
Hotshot RC was still going strong in this one with Daniel Thornton, Brandon Radcliff and Fernando all in the A Main.
Remember that clinic that I said Fernando opened earlier? Well it was doing double duty here today and was taking all customers today......lol and he took home the 1/12 A main win with Chance in second Fellow WAREHOUSE RACER, Daniel Taking Third.



VTA
The Warehouse Team was still going strong with Brandon Radcliff putting his SPEC R R1 in to the TQ spot.



Alex Varcoe's TC6.1 also looked fast and was also a strong contender. I was sitting sixth on the grid with Lil Pete securing the final spot. A first turn pile up allowed Alex to slip by and never look back as he went on to take the win.



VTA was the largest event of the day with three Heats. One Lug decided to use Roar VTA Rules. This allowed any blinky Speedo and 25.5 motor. I ran fully USVTA and did not feel underpowered in any way. My results were because of my own driver errors.














Duel Champs

Warehouse Team driver, Daniel Thornton secured the 2013 TC Duel Championship



My son, Raykee came out with us to the DUEL to help with footage and to give me a hand with corner marshalling. He also gets a look at competition outside of Georgia. Soon he wil be driving a TC4 in VTA so watch out.



The Hotshot Hard Charger award goes to Lil Pete who in VTA bumped up from the B main to start last in the A main then he finished 4th against a very skilled group of drivers. Good job kid.



Thank you to James and Eric for putting on a great event. Big shoutout goes to the crew at ONE LUG RC RACEWAY. You are all a great group of guys. I thought it was awesome that a XRay T3R was raffled off with the proceeds going to our friend Cooper who is currently in the hospital. Brent you are even more awesome for winning and then working a deal to give even more to Cooper.

Hey Cooper if you read this, I want to let you know we all love you man and hope you get well soon.

We all had fun and as always we look forward to it next year. If you have not been Mark it on your calender as one of the must go to races for next year.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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Footage from the CARPET DUEL

17.5 TC

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:54 AM
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Your posts are always awesome Will, keep it up!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:28 AM
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I knew you was gonna paint blue it looks nice will.

I just pimped (I mean painted) my my other legends body.

look like you guys had fun dwn there how was it.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:43 PM
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CARPET DUEL VTA FINAL.......FREE FOR ALL!


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Ok everything is looking good for next month. We need to start seeing the entries up on rcsignups

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3540

Let's make this year's G.O.R.C. bigger than the last.
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Well its official, your boy has gone big time. My pics from the 2013 VTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS have made it to RC CAR ACTION.com Check out the link


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Old 10-23-2013, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JustWill75
Well its official, your boy has gone big time. My pics from the 2013 VTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS have made it to RC CAR ACTION.com Check out the link


http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2013...ern-nationals/
Will that is just awesome! Our very own photo journalist! Congrats.
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Will,
You are doing an awesome job, keep it up!!! This is great to see.
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What weekend can I get on the on-road track? Need to put in some laps before the race.
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