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Old 11-05-2009, 01:47 AM
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Beware, another 1/12 is headed your way

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I am going to come up for some racing next Wed, should my 12L3 have a 19T or a 27T in it? Also, I will be running 4 cell and I do not know the weight of my car. Obviously a scale is handy at the track so I will bring lead and weigh her down there. What would you recommend to purchase for ballast? Approximately how much should I expect to add? Alternately, should I worry about it at all right away? I'm positive I will be several laps down anyway!

Thanks guys, looking forward to getting out of the dirt.... I miss the rug!
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Originally Posted by Sixgears
Beware, another 1/12 is headed your way

haha

I am going to come up for some racing next Wed, should my 12L3 have a 19T or a 27T in it? Also, I will be running 4 cell and I do not know the weight of my car. Obviously a scale is handy at the track so I will bring lead and weigh her down there. What would you recommend to purchase for ballast? Approximately how much should I expect to add? Alternately, should I worry about it at all right away? I'm positive I will be several laps down anyway!

Thanks guys, looking forward to getting out of the dirt.... I miss the rug!
It's great to hear about a new 1:12 scaler!

We spec'd a legacy class for those still running NiMH. It's 4-cell/27t, 795g. The old-school ROAR 1:12 Stock class, basically. You shouldn't need to add any lead, as most 4-cell cars can't come close to the 800g mark without real commitment to shedding weight. Just "run it as you brung it," in other words.

See you Wednesday.

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Hey Todd, I'm Dustin Meyer. I ran a couple times just prior to SIR's untimely passing. Will be getting some modern equipment here soon, but track time comes first! What time do we start setting up?
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Originally Posted by Sixgears
Hey Todd, I'm Dustin Meyer. I ran a couple times just prior to SIR's untimely passing. Will be getting some modern equipment here soon, but track time comes first! What time do we start setting up?
Dustin! Hey, I was wondering when you might turn up. We start setting up at 3:30. Whenever you can make it is good. We've generally had the track together by 4:30, and most people start to roll in between 5 and 6.

It's never been better to buy a new 1:12. The two best cars happen to be the cheapest, and with lipo it's one battery that stays taped in for weeks, and the tires last a long time. But come check it out and see the different ways guys have gotten it together.

See you Wednesday.

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Who said anything about new?!

I was thinking more along the lines of lipo compatible (although the new 1s saddles are looking mighty tempting) and going to a brushless setup. The reading I've been doing gives me the impression that going 1s is a bit of a pain, much more to it than just throwing the pack in.... Well we will have time to chat about it.

I should be there early enough to lend a hand on Wed.

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Old 11-06-2009, 04:23 PM
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I want to bump myself up to scale spec. Is there a local store that carries the spec'd tires and wheels?
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I carry them at my store, Hobbytown USA @ the Everett Mall. Also RC Hobbies in Woodinville probably has them as well. I would call ahead if it is a trip for you. We typically always have them in stock but you never know, from time to time that one guy will come in and buy 6 sets..
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Anybody have a 17.5 they would like to sell? I'll pick a new one up if no one has anything they would like to get rid of.
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Dustin,
1S is easy-peasy compared to my couple of experiences with 4 cell. All the fast dudes will tell you too: 1S is less overall wear and tear, which equals less $$.
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BTW, everyone better watch out for Beez in 1/12. He told me tonight that he actually bought a set of tools and some calipers. I usually can't keep him out of my pit box, so you know this is serious.

Mike, I'll have your top plate back to you soon as I get the 4mm one from Stormer.
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Bill:

I am talking about the booster/aux BEC tricks and dealing with lipo cutoff/ESC conpatibility. I am sure that once a hardware setup is sorted out, everything else is cake compared to 4 cell. I haven't read into it too much, but on the surface it sounds like there are plenty of initial bugs to work out.
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It's much harder figuring out gearing to deal with esc fade than the actual setup of the hardware. It's all pretty much plug and play, especially if you use a reciever pack. One more pack to charge but it's not that hard.

I'm looking forward to some real 1s escs coming out that encorporate the booster. I have one of the novak havok 1s on order, it's gonna be a pile of a esc but if I can hack the firmware it might be usable.

It's harder/easier/cheaper/more expensive to run 1s. But I'd rather run 1s than deal with another NIMH pack.
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Originally Posted by Sixgears
Bill:

I am talking about the booster/aux BEC tricks and dealing with lipo cutoff/ESC conpatibility. I am sure that once a hardware setup is sorted out, everything else is cake compared to 4 cell. I haven't read into it too much, but on the surface it sounds like there are plenty of initial bugs to work out.
It seems a lot scarier than it really is. Get a booster pack and a trickle charger (todd linked to it a couple pages back, not expensive at all). Between runs when you charge up your 1s, you just plug in the booster pack. Simple.
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Originally Posted by Sixgears
Anybody have a 17.5 they would like to sell? I'll pick a new one up if no one has anything they would like to get rid of.
Yup. PM incoming.
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what is H30 racing schedule?
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