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Old 12-24-2009, 02:37 PM
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1/12 has been a blast, wish I was there last night. I'll be there next Wednesday, to usher out the old carpet.
Looking forward to the new carpet, rails,and layout too.
What a nice way to start a new year.

Happy holidays to all.

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Finally got around to cutting the 2007 gear out of my Rev5 and am updating it with brushless stuff...got everything but I need a smaller spur. I've see you guys running some microscopic spur barely bigger than the diff rings; what is it and who makes it?

Also for running a receiver pack whats the consensus on cells to use? A pack is going to fit better than a booster on this car.

What's the tire setup to use. I think I was running lilac or purple fronts, and double pink rears before.

Finally, what is the body of choice now. I think I have Speed12's around here somewhere.

I should have everything wired in for the next club race. Decided to stick with brushed in the old touring car, seems to work just fine.....so time to take the Rev5 off the wall and play some 12 scale.
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AWE SOME
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Yea Trav, good to see you out there again with the little bullet. I saw you working your way up through the field and just new it was a matter of time. Wouldn't you know it, the tire combo I tried for the main started to push at entry killing any hope about 5 minutes in. You only tapped me because the corner speed was falling off! Needless to say: "you're back!" Not like you were ever gone! You can wheel n peel for sure.

Wes: take a look at the PRS spurs & pinions.... good stuff. I am using 76's for 13.5, 72's for 17.5. With the colder weather, the tire combos have been getting difficult to get a solid 8 minute run without some kind of change. Yellow/2pink should be great although I haven't used it in a while. You will tatter up the outside edges of the yellow, but it doesn't seem to really make a difference. I used magenta/magenta in R2 that got too free at the end. Then magenta front and pink rears caused a bit of a push late in the main. Since we are using Paragon, I should try the oldest combo ever; purple/grey. It's probably still very dialed. I bounced back n forth with rx pack n booster.... the booster still wins out for simplicity and reliability. Speed 12s are hard to beat. AMR's and Black Arts should also get the job done. I'll bring my com lathe so you can keep that relic fresh! Should have a battery tray for Trav somewhere.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Merry Christmas H30!
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:35 PM
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With the tight program these past two race days, we have earned the opportunity to try adding a World GT class to Wednesday nights. It does mean that every class has to go off on time, but I think we can do it.

So, if five drivers will post up, we will run World GT this Wednesday, the 30th. If the night goes smoothly and we're chilling in the parking lot with the lights out before 11 like last time, then it's good to go.

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for steve or brian, or anyone thats been around rc since before time,,

do the names, throp or glidewell mean anything to you??
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Originally Posted by skypilot
for steve or brian, or anyone thats been around rc since before time,,

do the names, throp or glidewell mean anything to you??
Do you mean Thorp? glidewell=no; Thorp=yes; throp=no

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My dad has a thorp differential in one of his old cars if I remember right. I'll have to go check on that next time I'm home.

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I met a fella tonight that said his dad, (glidewell) and mr thorp, invented some diff stuff back in the early 80's, he also showed me a pine wood derby car that had a locomotive motor in it, powered and steered by a wooden box with a coil that you dragged a penny with another wire attached to it up and down to make the motor rev up. plus a bunch of other really cool stuff from the begining of rc.
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Originally Posted by skypilot
I met a fella tonight that said his dad, (glidewell) and mr thorp, invented some diff stuff back in the early 80's, he also showed me a pine wood derby car that had a locomotive motor in it, powered and steered by a wooden box with a coil that you dragged a penny with another wire attached to it up and down to make the motor rev up. plus a bunch of other really cool stuff from the begining of rc.
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My dad has a thorp differential in one of his old cars if I remember right. I'll have to go check on that next time I'm ho
Thorp made diffs for a variety of cars back in the day; but if I remember right they were sold by Robinson racing as "a thorp diff" I had one for my Blackfoot, frog, and Subaru brat....which all had the same transmission/diff housing.

As for Wednesday: I am in for WGT. I did not realize there was a club race, I scheduled myself off incidentally so I can make it. I will scramble and see if i can get my 12th scale wired up and ready to go.
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Originally Posted by skypilot
for steve or brian, or anyone thats been around rc since before time,,

do the names, throp or glidewell mean anything to you??
Very cool. Many of my drivers are Thorp.... if you can still read them. They set the standard by which any good tool is made. I recall the diffs but not the name behind them.
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Oh, I can run wgt.
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I remember Thorp diffs. Having a diff was a nice change from the straight axle.

I am in for WGT on Wednesday, but it may mean no 1/12th, as I am running on limited batteries since my whole arsenal of 1s batteries are not back yet. Maybe caught in the Christmas shipping cyclone. I'll see what I can whip up so I can run both. Michael and David will be racing Spec and Novice as well.

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