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Old 08-29-2014, 12:23 PM
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Well no luck on gears : ( I'm coming out running with an FDR OF 4.48. I hope I don't get slaughtered down the straight with this FDR.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:01 PM
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Loco4G63T, if you want I can pick you one up from MRH tomorrow...
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:14 PM
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Could you? I need a 48t in 64pitch. I know they have the CRC gears which is sweet! If you can get a 48t let me know how much I owe u and I will bring cash to the track. My name is D, thanks so much! I'm shooting for a 3.8 FDR if you think that will work for our track.

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Old 08-30-2014, 09:23 AM
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1. I hope to make out for the 17.7 Blinky class, but I haven't been feeling too good this week. See how I feel in the AM.

2. Good luck to all,

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:47 PM
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Great day of racing 17.5! Awesome 3 way battle for the win on the last lap. missed ya Rod. Would of been a four way battle with you there!

Teach stop ducking
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:20 PM
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Sorry I missed the racing. I'm feeling better now but still a little off. Hopefully I'll make it next week . I'll bring a 48T/64P pinion in case "D" still needs it.

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Old 09-01-2014, 07:07 PM
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I just ordered one and it should be in Friday. Thanks anyway Rod! 8 ) Don't forget everybody, MINIMUM 17.5 TOURING CAR WEIGHT IS 1380.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:05 AM
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The 17.5 class is fun and very competitive. That was another fun day of racing. Plus it is not as harsh on cars as the mod class.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:51 AM
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"D",

- I'll bring the gear , just in case.

- I'm know that 1380 grams is the ROAR/IFMAR minimum weight for Touring Cars, but I don't know how I'd get mine that low without removing either the motor or battery.

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I thought Chris said he wanted 1450. Can we get a clarification on that
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:29 PM
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I asked Chris before we all left the "minimum required weight" conversation and last I checked he agreed to the ROAR 17.5 TC weight of 1380. Double check but I'm pretty sure 1380 is the way it's going down. I will probably check in closer to 1400 but we will see later this weekend. Thanks for the input on FDR Mike. The class looked pretty fun and there was some good trash talk lol 8 ) Rod you running ur Tamiya?
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Sorry I missed Sunday guys got called into work about 6am that morning. Would have missed most of the racing if I had come down. Will try to get out there this week or next.
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Originally Posted by The Teacher
Sorry I missed Sunday guys got called into work about 6am that morning. Would have missed most of the racing if I had come down. Will try to get out there this week or next.
Ducking excuse number 562: I got called into work....

Com'on Tom don't let us scare you.... come out and get you some
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:55 PM
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- I'd recommend a 1380 gram minimum weight:

a. It's the ROAR / IFMAR weight for TC and what probably 90+ plus per cent of the tracks around the country use (if they use a min. weight at all).

b. 1380 gr is what folks from other tracks will be expecting if they come to Manassas.

c. If we set our cars up at 1380 gr we'll be in good shape if we go to other tracks.

- most current chassis (this century) will have no problem with a 1380 gr min weight. Most will come in at around 1400 -1425 depending on battery and electronics. To get down to 1380 gr or lower you've got to go with a light weight body, battery and electronics. The car I ran 2 weeks ago (TC6) was at 1420 gr when I got it home.

- If you think you'll be at a performance disadvantage because your car/chassis is too heavy in 17.5 TC, you can always add some weight and run VTA at the 1550 weight class.

- I think having one "heavy weight" TC based class ( VTA) is enough.

- I've always hated sticking a bunch of unnecessary weight on any kind of race car.

- Someone once asked Kelly Johnson (designer of the famed P-51 Mustang fighter, the U-2, and SR-71 Blackbird) what his design principles for high performance. His reply was, "Add lightness and simplifcate".


D, I'll be running my old VBC Hellfire. The TC6 is awaiting some parts to revive it from my foray into Mod TC

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Yes 1380 is the weight for 17.5 blinky
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