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12th Annual HobbyPLEX Enduro!!! November 6th, 2016

12th Annual HobbyPLEX Enduro!!! November 6th, 2016

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Old 09-02-2016, 03:26 PM
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Default 12th Annual HobbyPLEX Enduro!!! November 6th, 2016

The 2016 HobbyPLEX Enduro is going to be something different that we've talked about for years!! A build & run race!!

The 2016 HobbyPLEX Porsche Cup Enduro will take place Sunday, November 6th! All teams will be required to build and prep there car the morning of the race. The Tamiya Porsche 911 GT2 TA02SW chassis, #47321, will be the spec kit and will be run box stock. We will be running a Porsche Cup spec class weekly as well so the cars can be run beyond the enduro also!



The format for the race would be the same as we've done in the past, 3-4 man teams running one car for 6 hours. The difference would be that the team would build the car the morning of the race!

Here's what the schedule will be.
Doors open and registration at 8:00AM
Teams will receive their cars and begin the build at 8:30AM and will have two hour to have the car ready to race. The first team to have there car completed and checked into the computer, will be the TQ! The race will be 6 hour and begin at 11:00AM. One driver, one marshal at all times and a pit guy.

ENTRY FEE: At this point, we are looking at $200/team which would include the car kit, two spec batteries and the required bearings for the kit. Each team would be allowed to run a maximum of four batteries so additional batteries would need to be purchased if someone on the team didn't already have them.

The biggest question we have will be the number of teams participating? To make this work we would need a minimum of six teams to commit to the race to make it viable. In terms of time frame, we would need to have at least six teams signed up and have entry paid by October 23rd to make sure all kits, batteries and parts can be ordered and in stock for the race.

Kits should be available to order in a week to ten days so who's interested in something totally different!!

Start working on your team for the 12th Annual HobbyPLEX Enduro!!

Let's hear it!!

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How will spare parts be handled?

Also will there be any rules on when driver changes will happen?
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again count me in Tim
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Thoughts on number plates? What if numbers are handed out in order of cars completed. Same as you were saying, where first team completed would be TQ as well as car number 1.

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Originally Posted by smoke81 View Post
How will spare parts be handled?

Also will there be any rules on when driver changes will happen?
We'll have plenty of spare parts on hand. The only rules on drivers is that each team member must run at least one hour and all driver changes must be made while the car is in pit lane.

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Thoughts on number plates? What if numbers are handed out in order of cars completed. Same as you were saying, where first team completed would be TQ as well as car number 1.

That looks great Kevin! Can you make the HobbyPLEX in red or blue?

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Tim, I can change them to any color you want.
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Kits are here!! Start getting your teams ready!!

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Exclamation Enduro registration!!

Pre-registration for the race will open September 25th and will be open thru October 23rd. Entry fee is $200 and includes the Porsche kit, all required bearings and two spec battery packs.

We need to have a minimum of six teams signed up by the deadline but right now we have quite a few people talking about teams so we are looking good!

I'll post a roll call on the 25th so teams can get me there team name, number and driver list. Please contact me at the store to get your entry paid.

This is looking to be a fun race, don't miss out!!

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Registration is now officially open!!

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Looks great!!
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If we are done with harvest me and homer will be in!
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Originally Posted by TimK71 View Post
So how long does the battery last in that car. Has anyone actually seen how long the car will run? Just curious.
I've done quite a few long runs in testing and I'm getting 30-35 minutes. Car was very obviously slow and the end of the runs, more than two seconds off the fast lap time, limping around the last lap and the battery still read 6.5v+ when put back on the charger.

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Has there been much testing on motor temps running the silver can in this specific chassis?
I've seen 120-140 after long runs. Nowhere near hot enough to burn the motor down. I'm going to try a two hour run this Wednesday to get some more info. I've probably got 4+ hours on the car right now and the only thing I've had to replace is part# MA16, pressure plate B in the rear diff. Once, in the first 30 minutes, because I didn't do any preventative maintenance when I got the car. Second time was this past Wednesday while testing a B/L motor and literally jumping the car off the curbs!

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Third team signed up today!! Team CropDusters!!
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