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Old 06-27-2010, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by oldrcr
was talking to Bill today when I ran into him at FW, and we both were really looking forward to when racing will be starting up again back at the hanger.

I guess the lack of sun this summer will do that to whats left of a car racers brain cells.

-Alex
I can't wait. I have a brand new car I only got to run the last race day Patience is a virtue, right? Lol
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Originally Posted by Wes Briscoe
You need to use the same pitch pinion with spur, so if you bought a 64 pitch pinion the car must have a 64 tooth spur.

The gear "pitch" is the count of teeth per inch, so a 64 cannot mesh with a 48 pitch. Must be te same pitch to mesh together.
Ahh - ok. I didn't realize that. I'll track down a 48P pinion then. Thanks!
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Anyone interested in getting into some Kyosho Mini-Z (1/28 scale) racing in the Seattle area? I'm picking up a bunch of RCP track for an upcoming promo event and thought I'd try to get something going locally.

Search YouTube for mini-z if you're not familiar with it. It looks like a lot of fun.

You should also google it on Bing!
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Originally Posted by mdowney
Anyone interested in getting into some Kyosho Mini-Z (1/28 scale) racing in the Seattle area? I'm picking up a bunch of RCP track for an upcoming promo event and thought I'd try to get something going locally.

Search YouTube for mini-z if you're not familiar with it. It looks like a lot of fun.

You should also google it on Bing!
I'd be interested in checking the mini z's out.

Would be cool to race a few friends and not need much room.
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An amazing drive. Simply put: The best. At their best.

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Awesome vid. Stunning is an understatement.

Quick question. I have two batteries in a "wish list". One is a 50c 5300mAh, the other is a 40c 4700mAh. For 1/12th, is the 40/4700 enough to get the job done? It just went on sale and is nearly 1/3 the price of the 50/5300.

I haven't raced 1/12th in nearly 20 years, and I'm slowly putting a car together to run at H30 in the fall.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by UberFalcon
Awesome vid. Stunning is an understatement.

Quick question. I have two batteries in a "wish list". One is a 50c 5300mAh, the other is a 40c 4700mAh. For 1/12th, is the 40/4700 enough to get the job done? It just went on sale and is nearly 1/3 the price of the 50/5300.

I haven't raced 1/12th in nearly 20 years, and I'm slowly putting a car together to run at H30 in the fall.

Thanks in advance.
Jason
Spend the money if you want to enjoy coming back to 1/12th scale Jason. We saw the difference between 40 and 50c batts last year and you won't see 40c in the winning 50% of the cars. If you have two batts from new they will perform for the whole season and more. So buy the best brands for back up and quality. Thunderpower and SMC are instant favourites.

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+1 on what Jacko says.

Also, I'd recommend going with the highest capacity possible.

Say you're running 2 classes and have one charger...and you forget to charge your 1s and you can't finish the race because your battery dies. This "guy I know" does that sometimes.

Just saying.
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Originally Posted by mdowney
Anyone interested in getting into some Kyosho Mini-Z (1/28 scale) racing in the Seattle area? I'm picking up a bunch of RCP track for an upcoming promo event and thought I'd try to get something going locally.

Search YouTube for mini-z if you're not familiar with it. It looks like a lot of fun.

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id be down for some mini z racing that looked like a blast but it would look really cool to race mini z f1's
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
An amazing drive. Simply put: The best. At their best.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
I was thinking about posting this in the IFMAR worlds thread but I chose not too............I could do what Naoto did if I had his motors and batteries.



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...his SKILL & REFLEXES buddy

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Originally Posted by Victor Vector
Spend the money if you want to enjoy coming back to 1/12th scale Jason. We saw the difference between 40 and 50c batts last year and you won't see 40c in the winning 50% of the cars. If you have two batts from new they will perform for the whole season and more. So buy the best brands for back up and quality. Thunderpower and SMC are instant favourites.

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Little heads up with the SMC's as although they seem to put out very good power, if you store them incorrectly, leave them with too much charge in them for storage, they have a very good chance of swelling. I had a pair of the 4900 50c C-Max SMC's and even with proper storage, had one "puff". This is a know issue. I have heard this happen with Intellect cells as well. Basically these issues can occur with any brand, so follow the manufacturers advise regarding storage. I had a conversation with Danny at SMC, and he said they will have some new chemistry cells in August that "should" have better reliability along with good power.

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Originally Posted by oldrcr
Little heads up with the SMC's as although they seem to put out very good power, if you store them incorrectly, leave them with too much charge in them for storage, they have a very good chance of swelling. I had a pair of the 4900 50c C-Max SMC's and even with proper storage, had one "puff". This is a know issue. I have heard this happen with Intellect cells as well. Basically these issues can occur with any brand, so follow the manufacturers advise regarding storage. I had a conversation with Danny at SMC, and he said they will have some new chemistry cells in August that "should" have better reliability along with good power.

-Alex
Does the new chemistry include removing the bult in anchor? The Thunder Power 40 or 50c has way more punch compared to the SMC.
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It's a fine time to be TC shopping!

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