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Old 09-26-2014, 09:03 AM
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What a great season opener Wed night! We have learned the little stretch trick to get the ripples out of the center panel. The pan cars are doing just fine! Rumors still circle the building that floor improvements are on the drafting board. We are warm (almost sweaty!), well lit, ample room, and convenient hours. I say: come get some! Bust up that work week with a little fun.

I tested tires every single run. The set I used in the main were off a couple of tenths, but it made for a fun main. I have been testing anything I can test for the last month, looking for track time anywhere I can get it. Knowledge is king! Another note, front tire diameter has a factor on this layout. Or I should say sidewall. There is a bump in the floor 2/3's of the way through the center chicane section that pan cars can catch a little air over. If the front tires are cranked left to make the hard turn when you land and the tire is too big, you will flat spin the car. So if you are struggling with that turn, look at your tire size. I found 41mm to be on the edge of too big on a CRC wheel which is 38mm, so 1.5mm of sidewall. Try 1.25 over wheel size.

Wed night was super fun. I will be back on Oct 1 even though my bags will be packed for this little thing in Tampa.
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hmmm. just noticed a 3 week break for the CC. bummer. unable to race wed nights. did not know the "Big chill" was racing that weekend and we had no racing. another week of waiting to use the new radio. Of which btw is an amazing radio. pretty amazed at all it can do. cant wait to use it.
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Looking for some classified trade secrets here, so anyone who has the stones to give them out is "da-man".

What FDR do you run in Scale Spec at the CC and at H30? I assume that the Novak 25.5 is used.

Please post what you run.

What? You want money? Franko will spot me.

Thanks all,

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Originally Posted by dragonracing
hmmm. just noticed a 3 week break for the CC. bummer. unable to race wed nights. did not know the "Big chill" was racing that weekend and we had no racing. another week of waiting to use the new radio. Of which btw is an amazing radio. pretty amazed at all it can do. cant wait to use it.
Bring the radio and come race with us Canadians... give us a home track advantage for a change
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Hey Doug,

How much weight did you add for your ARC scale spec to bring it up to weight?


Thanks,

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Originally Posted by boylrmakr
Looking for some classified trade secrets here, so anyone who has the stones to give them out is "da-man".

What FDR do you run in Scale Spec at the CC and at H30? I assume that the Novak 25.5 is used.

Please what you run.

What? You want money? Franko will spot me.

Thanks all,

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Jerry, you can safely start at around 3.6 and work your way up from there. Most people are running maxed out (40*) timing on the can, so heat is definitely something you should keep an eye on. I've seen FDRs as low as 3.8 and as high as 3.2, but on our layouts somewhere between 3.6 and 3.4 feels good to me.
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Originally Posted by boylrmakr
Hey Doug,

How much weight did you add for your ARC scale spec to bring it up to weight?


Thanks,

Jerry
about 48grams. give or take. depending on your equipment. i think im right at 1450 to 52 ish. As for a gear ratio im running 3.45 and my temps come off at 120F. but i run my fan at 7.4v so it does a good job of keeping the motor cool.
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Originally Posted by Tiny.24
Bring the radio and come race with us Canadians... give us a home track advantage for a change
sorry man. I would but i dont have a passport and no money for trips right now.
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Originally Posted by dragonracing
about 48grams. give or take. depending on your equipment. i think im right at 1450 to 52 ish. As for a gear ratio im running 3.45 and my temps come off at 120F. but i run my fan at 7.4v so it does a good job of keeping the motor cool.
120F is fairly low. Do you run that FDR because the motor is torky or could you go up to the 3.6 range and still have the performance you want?.


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Originally Posted by boylrmakr
120F is fairly low. Do you run that FDR because the motor is torky or could you go up to the 3.6 range and still have the performance you want?.


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i run that ratio because the motor likes it there. this motor seems to have more torque than my other motor. i drive smoother now so i can gear farther up and get more speed out of the motor. its the motor i got with jaybee's awesomatix. decided it was a fast one. so its in my r10 now. seems to be a nice fast motor. i could get the temp higher but more heat means more resistance. the cooler i can keep the motor the longer it takes for the motor power to fade.

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Thanks guys. And that proves that there are only 2 known racers that have great big balls.
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Don't forget we have another round of weeknight rug wrecking this week, Wednesday 10/1! In an effort to streamline the registration process, I figured I'd post a roll call request. If you plan on racing this week, let me know and I'll get you added to the scoring sheet early. No big deal if you can't make it, even if you said you would in the roll call. (Other than some friendly ribbing from yoru fellow racers, which I have no control over.) This will save time and possibly prevent me from making some stupid mistakes like forgetting to change batteries and sauce my tires. And in case you're thinking I;m speaking hypothetically, I can assure you I'm not - I did exactly that between Q1 and Q2last week. Oops.

So, don't be shy, tell everyone on the thread if you plan on hitting the Hangar and in the process your trusty R.D. might get a chance to cover the basics on his car. See you on Wednesday!!
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I'll be there. SS and Touring. Wife will be there as a Novice if we can get enough to run.
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I'll be there for SS and 12th scale
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Matt Adkison, stock sedan

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