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Old 08-19-2010, 11:05 AM
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The dates are on the website...
The classes, tick, tick, tick, tick....
Hey now! You and your tick, tick, tick... Didn't even get home tell 1:30AM so it would have never happen last night any way... Blame it on the Wedge Wood Broiler!
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:33 AM
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Great stuff - looking forward to my first race at H30. Five quick questions:

1. What is the difference between 1/12 and WGT?

2. Is there still going to be a vintage trans am class or does that just fall under the scale spec class?

3. Could I run my Xray T3 with a 2009 BMW M3 body (190mm) in the scale spec class?

4. My old home track, Nor-Cal Hobbies, uses 13.5T motors for stock TC. Why are we going with 17.5T? Does it have something to do with running on carpet or a smaller track? This is just a curiosity not a criticism.

5. What's the deal with 1/18 scale? Is that mostly Xray M18s and AE 18Rs? I really need an excuse to pick up an M18.
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#4.

17.5 is closer to an actual stock motor, and I believe the idea was to recreate a stock class and have closer racing.. just a guess
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Originally Posted by Kody
2010/2011 Classes

-Novice... Same rules as last year. Silver can or 25.5 motors encouraged

-1/18th Scale... Same as last year

-Stock TC... 17.5 ROAR legal motor. No timing in the speed control. ROAR approved legal speed controls. Sweep QTS 32 Spec tire. Open to any one to race. All other ROAR rules apply...

-Open TC... Open to what you feel you can handle to go fast! Spec tire Sweep QTS 32. All other ROAR rules apply.

-13.5 12th... 13.5 ROAR legal motor. No timing in the speed control. ROAR approved legal speed controls. All other ROAR rules apply

-10.5 WGT... 10.5 ROAR legal motor. No timing in the speed control. ROAR approved legal speed controls. Lilac spec tire as last season. All other ROAR rules apply.

-Scale Spec... Two things have changed for this year. (1) Mini and F103GT are legal to race. (2) legal motors are Tamiya silver can and Novak SS or Ballistic 25.5 motors with legal none timing speed controls and settings.

That should do it peeps. The complete race bible will be posted ASAP on the club web site as well sent out to all current club members via email.

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Ahem...pardon my French, but...

%$#@ YES!!!
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looking forward to the season starting of course i am only going to make the sat races due to working nights. but i am reallylooking forward to using the new spec tire. i have a feeling open tc is going to have really good turnouts this year should be alot of fun.
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Originally Posted by mdowney
1. What is the difference between 1/12 and WGT?
WGT is a bigger and generally easier to handle version of 1/12. I have found WGT to be easier in the past for "throw it on the track" racing (less twitchy, spec tire). The advent of no timing in 1/12 will likely change that.

I am SO happy and stoked for the committee's decisions and the new season!

What's the hot 1s lipo this season?
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mdowney
2. Is there still going to be a vintage trans am class or does that just fall under the scale spec class?
Falls under scale spec.


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3. Could I run my Xray T3 with a 2009 BMW M3 body (190mm) in the scale spec class?
Absolutely. You use the x-pattern D-Compound tires (part # should be in the bible) with the TC or GT-style bodies. That's why scale spec is awesome. If you're into muscle, run a VTA setup. If you're into the touring cars or GTs, run that kind of body. The tire compound and motor is the same either way, so there's really not much difference in speed, if any at all.

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5. What's the deal with 1/18 scale? Is that mostly Xray M18s and AE 18Rs? I really need an excuse to pick up an M18.
Some people run the Duratrax Vendettas, too, I think.

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Originally Posted by jubilee
WGT is a bigger and generally easier to handle version of 1/12. I have found WGT to be easier in the past for "throw it on the track" racing (less twitchy, spec tire). The advent of no timing in 1/12 will likely change that.

I am SO happy and stoked for the committee's decisions and the new season!

What's the hot 1s lipo this season?
Interesting. I didn't know 1/12 was popular enough to run two variations of it. I'll have to look into that. I've heard they're a bit more difficult to drive than 1/10 TC so it's what the "pros" gravitate towards.

Is 1/12 popularity more exclusive to the NW? I never ran into it in CA.

Thanks for all the answers, guys.
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wgt is 1/10 scale not 1/12
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
wgt is 1/10 scale not 1/12
Ahhh - that wasn't mentioned above. OK, that makes more sense then.

Do people generally run the high-end TCs with WGT bodies on them or is it a different chassis? What are some popular WGT kits worth checking out?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:18 PM
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Nevermind - these appear to be more commonly referred to as "1/10 Pan Cars". OK - so the chassis is different than a TC.

I'll have to wait and see these in person. Not sure what the difference would be between a 1/10 Pan and a 1/10 TC, other than cooler-looking bodies.
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wgt is a 1/10 pan car so its direct drive 2wd the same as a 1/12 its really a big 1/12 . they are cool you will like them. maybe someone on here can post a pic of there wgt chassis.
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Todd n Kody, your club classes look great for your group, how will you mix these with the NWIC classes?
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1/12 and WGT are run at NORCAL you probably saw them there
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Originally Posted by skypilot
1/12 and WGT are run at NORCAL you probably saw them there
It's certainly possible. I didn't go to too many on-road races there. The few I did go to only ran TC stock and mod. That may have been because there weren't that many people there. There may have been a 1/12 pan at one of them - I don't remember. I was probably wrenching on my car at the time.
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