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Old 07-29-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Any of you nitro onroaders ever think that there'd be some growth potential in your arena if there was a simpler, single speed class available? might have my cycling hat on here but it is more fun when u dont have to worry bout shifting, i think for some that might be same line of thinkin here. surely the top level offroad stuff is single spd, couldnt there be an avenue for the onroaders to do the same in some capacity. just a random idea i came up with. discuss.

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WHy are people always trying to create a new class? I dont get it! The hobby is not going to grow with more classes, its the other way around. We have to stick to the classes that we have and help them grow. Besides, the cool factor of onroad gas IS the fact that they shift.
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What do you mean "Worry about shifting"?

I set it once per track and done till I travel. If the track is too small to shift, it won't...
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Nothing like hearing the 2nd gear shiftand that kick of top end down the back straight...
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Nothing like hearing the 2nd gear shiftand that kick of top end down the back straight...
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I just don't find two speeds complicated. Now those 1/8th pan cars could be cool. No suspension to mess with either.
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someone bust out with an electric onroad with a 2 speed!

corally with a 2 speed....3.5motor....lipo.......ohhhhhh yyyeeeeeaaahhhhh
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ok, just put the thought out there. no need to get hostle bout it.

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i understand where ur comming from with the idea of not having a 2 speed, 1 less thing to worry about for a novice but the big factor is the speed issue, well next exactly the speed but if ur engine is constantly at full RPM its gonna burn out, if there was this class it could only be on some tracks. ones that have a short staights, or a track that can have a different layout. I think it has the promise of a good beginners class. and guys that is what a thread is about, not to to get all antsy.

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Maybe I just can't read but I don't see anyone being hostile.
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One thing that keeps the novice racer a novice is certainly speed so this does lead somewhere, but it's because the local shops and racers keep pounding speed into their heads until they have a hand modified IDM or a tuned max power engine geared to to the moon and leaned out as farther than it will go.

Their are engines out there capable of competitive lap times in the <150 range.
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WHy are people always trying to create a new class? I dont get it!

More to the point, why are people always trying to recreate old classes and calling them new. 1/8th on road started with and for many years ran a single speed pan car class. Indeed it was a great stepping stone to get into 1/8 on road racing......until some creative chassis builders started making flexy suspended chassis and costs went out of sight. But if anybody wants to re-invent the wheel, I have no problem with it.
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More to the point, why are people always trying to recreate old classes and calling them new. 1/8th on road started with and for many years ran a single speed pan car class. Indeed it was a great stepping stone to get into 1/8 on road racing......until some creative chassis builders started making flexy suspended chassis and costs went out of sight. But if anybody wants to re-invent the wheel, I have no problem with it.
The new class idea has ALWAYS been around in my 15 years of racing, basically 2-5 locals are always the fastest at one class (usually electric stock something in my history) and are just unbeatable. So the slower guys go toward something else, modified or instead of touring go to 12th scale.. just something where they can be fast for a short time which gets ruined by the same fast guys sometime in the future and then another class is invented.. spec class, or 235mm or something of that nature.
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A single speed class for 1/10 tc, 1/8 circuit and 1/8 GT, could be good for expansion. Primarily at smaller parkinglot tracks. Can't see it taking off at our larger on-road facillities. A track with a 100' straight, would be good for single speeds. Lower cost, complexity, etc....
I want mine to shift though.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:09 PM   #15
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For what it's worth, the Motonica 2wd, which is a single speed car, has a stock gear ratio that is nearly as tall as the 2nd gear of the 4wd car.
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