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Old 01-15-2011, 10:20 AM
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Hey north end 1/12 fans,

I am going to be carrying a small selection of 1/12 stuff for those of us unable to make it down to RCH on a regular basis. Thinking for those like me and the NORA guys who live in Everett...

I got in and will be carrying;

CRC Front Tires / Black ($12.99)
CRC Rear Tires / Yellow ($12.99)
Protoform AMR12 Body ($15.50)
Protoform Speed8 Body ($15.50)
CRC Ride Height Shims, assorted (front and rear)
CRC Encore Shock and Spring Sets

Paragon is still $12.99 and in stock. We might discontinue it now that H30 will be a Jack track however.

Let me know if there is anything special you'd like to see.
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Originally Posted by jubilee
You probably heard it in the new Seahawks song that's playing everywhere.
Nope. They don't play that on sirrus radio
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Originally Posted by Wes Briscoe
Hey north end 1/12 fans,

I am going to be carrying a small selection of 1/12 stuff for those of us unable to make it down to RCH on a regular basis. Thinking for those like me and the NORA guys who live in Everett...

I got in and will be carrying;

CRC Front Tires / Black ($12.99)
CRC Rear Tires / Yellow ($12.99)
Protoform AMR12 Body ($15.50)
Protoform Speed8 Body ($15.50)
CRC Ride Height Shims, assorted (front and rear)
CRC Encore Shock and Spring Sets

Paragon is still $12.99 and in stock. We might discontinue it now that H30 will be a Jack track however.

Let me know if there is anything special you'd like to see.

Cool, sounds good Wes

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Nope. They don't play that on sirrus radio
I got Sirrus/XM in our new vehicle and I luv it. Commercial free listening is awesome.


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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
you can hear it the eminem song "no love" featuring lil wayne.

Important PM to you Jr.
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What a great day at Hangar 30. 56 entries seems almost routine by now.

It was a provisional good-bye to our carpet, in anticipation of the four new rolls being delivered next week. It has served us well, and we have built up a good program while using it. At the risk of committing an anthropomorphic fallacy, I should think our rug imagines it has more life in it. And perhaps it does, but Hangar 30 requires a different solution. Plans for the new build-out will be made over the next few days and communicated through here as they firm up.

Good racing in all classes. The Open Touring Main was spectacular, with all of the big wheels throwing down. Everyone was absolutely strapped, with Sean Maybell reminding us who he is with a stout defense against Peter's attack. Great stuff throughout.

It wasn't even particularly cold. Less Icebox, more Dairy Section. Anyway, thank you to all who came out and had fun. See you week after next for Wednesday club racing. Results attached.
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet
The Hangar 30 race program has enjoyed great success over the past two years. We all deserve credit for the progress of this club. We have a bright future.

All actions have consequences. Some foreseen, some unintended. When we purchased carpet and built our new track last year, it was hoped that it would be a foundation upon which to grow our club participation. It has, and we have. But, from the beginning, it has been a temperamental component of our infrastructure. Though the carpet was new, it was superannuated when we bought it. And since, we have made every effort to work around its shortcomings and wring from it as much life as we can. We can continue to do so. But, the effort is taking a toll on how much we enjoy our racing. (For example, spraying gives me a terrible headache. I'm not sure it's healthy. Not to mention its affect on my 1/12th scale driving. A malignant brain tumor? Not ideal. Losing to Slatten? Intolerable! )

There is a season for patience, and a season for action. It's action time.

Brian Bodine has negotiated with CRC for four new 100' rolls of Fasttrack HD racing carpet. This is the newest, best racing carpet available anywhere. It is what's used at the IIC in Las Vegas. At Snowbirds in Florida. And, closer to home, IROCC in Victoria, BC, and N.O.R.A. in Mt. Vernon. Brian, and many of our other racers will attest that this carpet is an order of magnitude better than that which we currently own. It does not fuzz, it builds traction quickly without spraying, and it is durable. It is superior in virtually every way, and it will stand up to the demands of the Hangar 30 race program. (Brian has asked that I not lionize him here. Too bad... Brian is a pillar of northwest radio control racing. He has served in many capacities over the years: track owner, club president, champion racer, original H30 Comp Committee member...his contributions are innumerable. He loves the hobby, is proud of our club, and is invested in the future. We thank him.)

The carpet shipped today and will be delivered to Hangar 30 next week.

We will not merely swap out the old for the new. At this time, we will sieze the opportunity to punch our program up to the next level. We will undertake some fundamental upgrades to our model, including:

* Switching form Paragon to Jack the Gripper.
* Rolling out the carpet lengthwise to minimize seam interference.
* Expanding and modifying the new layout to the full 100' by 48' dimension.
* Enlarging the drivers stand to comfortably accommodate 10 drivers.

The totality of these changes, in addition to the new carpet, will improve our ability to serve more racers with greater efficiency, and enable more enjoyment for everyone during our race meetings.

Based on the schedules of a few key individuals, we will push hard to complete the changeover by our next Wednesday race on the 26th. At the latest, our first Wednesday race in February on the 9th. In the meantime, we will race as scheduled. Our track has served us well, and can do so for one or two more days.

As always, thank you for supporting the Seattle RC Racers. We strive to bring you club racing that is accessible, affordable, and fun

That is Awesome news!

Originally Posted by grippgoat
Maybe we could use a roll or two of the old carpet to make a skidpad or small test track?

-Mike
small tight 1/12th scale layout??
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Nice!

Hope Todd doesn't go postal on you for that one. lol
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Originally Posted by Wes Briscoe

I've been thinking about how to make light modular jumps for doing something like this and I can't really come up with anything that doesn't make it a pretty bulky storage proposition. It really is most suitable for a permanent facility unfortunately, unless one had a large trailer to store the stuff in on site.
ummm let's just copy this...

http://www.freshpark.com/

These ramps are expensive, but then again they are designed to support the weight of humans... not a model car. We could build something much more "bare bones" that would be cheap and foldable. I wouldn't see 5-6 different folding jumps taking up anymore on site space than 6 12ft rolls of carpet...

I would like to put some of my free time to use getting this started... so what do we do? Start and offroad committee?
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Now I need to order a Losi 22
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Originally Posted by Kody
Nice!

Hope Todd doesn't go postal on you for that one. lol
been saving this one....

you know there is a thread a few pages back, where Todd as "another" opinion on Paragon.
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I was just having a little minty fun saying goodbye to the black can. It isn't like Jack is any less "nutritious".
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I will miss the Paragon

Ah...the heavenly smell of wintergreen

But...it isn't my track, it's the club's track, and an argument for the change has been made and accepted. Personally, so long as I don't have to spray anymore, I'm more than happy to use whatever works best for the most people. If it's true that Jack works better than Paragon with the modern spec rubber tires, and it works well enough with pan car foams, then we've made a good choice.

I'm very hopeful the new carpet will answer some of the frustrations we've faced with our track. Which, all the same, has served us well. I'm committing a Pathetic Fallacy by saying so, but I think our track will be heartbroken to leave service. It still has life in it, perhaps in another setting or for another club. We don't know, yet.
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Originally Posted by peter_robinson
ummm let's just copy this...

http://www.freshpark.com/

These ramps are expensive, but then again they are designed to support the weight of humans... not a model car. We could build something much more "bare bones" that would be cheap and foldable. I wouldn't see 5-6 different folding jumps taking up anymore on site space than 6 12ft rolls of carpet...

I would like to put some of my free time to use getting this started... so what do we do? Start and offroad committee?
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet




I will miss the Paragon

Ah...the heavenly smell of wintergreen

But...it isn't my track, it's the club's track, and an argument for the change has been made and accepted. Personally, so long as I don't have to spray anymore, I'm more than happy to use whatever works best for the most people. If it's true that Jack works better than Paragon with the modern spec rubber tires, and it works well enough with pan car foams, then we've made a good choice.

I'm very hopeful the new carpet will answer some of the frustrations we've faced with our track. Which, all the same, has served us well. I'm committing a Pathetic Fallacy by saying so, but I think our track will be heartbroken to leave service. It still has life in it, perhaps in another setting or for another club. We don't know, yet.

The lay out will be the same right?
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