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Old 02-11-2010, 10:30 AM
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Another successful night in the books. Of particular note: from a dead-stop start at 5pm, we built the track in 38 minutes! It just falls together. And...we experimented with a seam solution that worked brilliantly. All night long, and we didn't have a single seam problem and replaced no tape. That was great. It just keeps getting better. And if anything, the track was broken down faster than it went together. That's a really good thing.

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How was the fuzz last night in 1/12 and wgt?

I see some fast times!
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How was the fuzz last night in 1/12 and wgt?
World GT is hooked up right now. They're having a ball.

1/12th is still working it out. Since we built the track, my 1/12th has gone from a two minute car to right around six, then it gets a little harder to drive well. Pink-R/Dbl Pink-F has been my best bet so far. 43mm/41mm stagger, so the edges grab even when the meat is fuzzed up. Even with the smaller cut I'm getting three race nights out of a set of tires. That said, it obviously works best if you're able to stay in the groove and not fuzz them up as bad in the first place I vacuumed as much of the lanes at the groove's edge as I could last night before they threatened to roll me up in the rug.

It just takes time. This carpet is more durable than the old stuff, but it follows that it will take longer to break in.
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Thanks Todd, good news! And thanks to you guys who hooked me up with some used gear to get the wgt going. Still went over budget a little, but you guys helped ease the sting.

WGT guys: I've read to cut my foams to 55/53mm; is this what you're doing? I'll need to cut 2 sets on Saturday, hoping to borrow someone's truer...will gladly repay you with a snack run to 7-11!! What ride height should I be shooting for?

Also looking to upgrade Tekin Shmekin software to 203 in 2 esc's...

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Originally Posted by jubilee
Thanks Todd, good news! And thanks to you guys who hooked me up with some used gear to get the wgt going. Still went over budget a little, but you guys helped ease the sting.

WGT guys: I've read to cut my foams to 55/53mm; is this what you're doing? I'll need to cut 2 sets on Saturday, hoping to borrow someone's truer...will gladly repay you with a snack run to 7-11!! What ride height should I be shooting for?

Also looking to upgrade Tekin Shmekin software to 203 in 2 esc's...

I would not cut the tires to a different size. Keep them both the same. You will eventually end up with a split as the fronts wear roughly twice as fast as the rears. I typically on carpet would not run larger than a 54mm tire, 54.5mm tops. For a big race I would not run larger than a 53mm.

Not higher than 5mm for the ride height. 4.5mm if the car does not rub through the wash board section.
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Originally Posted by mkdut
I would not cut the tires to a different size. Keep them both the same. You will eventually end up with a split as the fronts wear roughly twice as fast as the rears. I typically on carpet would not run larger than a 54mm tire, 54.5mm tops. For a big race I would not run larger than a 53mm.

Not higher than 5mm for the ride height. 4.5mm if the car does not rub through the wash board section.
Cool, thanks Mike.
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Yeah, what Mike said. 54 seems to be perfect for me. Same ride height front and rear is pretty good too.

I guess I'm going to have to break down for real and throw the Tekin into the wgt. I'm starting to think we should have just stuck with 2s
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Another great night of racing at the Hangar! The tribute to Jose by Todd was well done and emotional.

The new track is coming in now...the handling of my 5.1 hardly fell off during the run. The tape idea at the end of the strait is brilliant!

Now, if Panda would only get a 12th scale...
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
And...we experimented with a seam solution that worked brilliantly. All night long, and we didn't have a single seam problem and replaced no tape.
What was the solution?

-Mike
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Originally Posted by grippgoat
What was the solution?

-Mike
5-in-1 oil and a new fetzer valve (DuTemple!)

Anyway...

I tucked the tape under the trailing edge of the seams in certain spots and the cars just roll right over it. The end of the straight, the two seams in and out of the dot sweeper, and the near left.

It was partly Kody's idea, partly mine. We had thought about it in a couple of different ways, and this was the simplest. It seems to work perfectly.
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Genius !!! It worked REALLY well. I just figured you found some better tape.

Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
5-in-1 oil and a new fetzer valve (DuTemple!)

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I tucked the tape under the trailing edge of the seams in certain spots and the cars just roll right over it. The end of the straight, the two seams in and out of the dot sweeper, and the near left.

It was partly Kody's idea, partly mine. We had thought about it in a couple of different ways, and this was the simplest. It seems to work perfectly.
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I would have thought it crazy, but the seam idea does work great! Amazing how the carpet just stays put.
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From the looks of the Snowbirds results, it looks like this speed control crap is equaling out....at least for now...

Here are the A-main results for the new LRP speedo from Snowbirds:

Stock 12th
2nd

WGT
1,2,5,6,9

Rubber 13.5
2,6

10.5 12th
1,3,4,8,9,10

It looked like the other brands had similar results...

So it seems we will all be running 10.5 speeds in 12th scale soon!

I will have to find something new to complain about...

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Hey, Is it too late to ask if anyone has any Tamiya touring car short springs? I swapped shocks on the kids Mini and now it rides like it's on stilts!
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