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Old 02-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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Huh, Huh... My new paint job (which already is showing wear and tear) made it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:52 AM
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sweetness, Grant, [Lynn<(AKA Mr Yuk!)] and my pit spot made the paper.
Atleast the 8th Scale "Carpet Rototiller" is "Photogenic"!
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Originally Posted by skypilot
sweetness, Grant, Lynn and my pit spot made the paper.
Damn do I need to go on a diet and learn to shave more.
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Default 21.5, 21.6...whatever it takes

Yesterday I got a chance to try out a 21.5 with a sportsman spec ESC profile and 1450g weight. Of course it leaves something to be desired in the punch department, but overall I liked it plenty. (It reminded me of GT3).

Hopefully I am not the only one interested in running this setup next weekend. Which leads me to the purpose of this post: Who is planning to enter this class for the regional 1-day race?

PS - FWIW my powerplant setup was:
Motor: Team Epic Duo2 21.5, 1-2 ticks from full timing
FDR: 3.3
ESC: LRP SPX Zero in blinky mode
Batteries: 3300 x 40c Common Sense RC Lectron Pro #2S-3300-40-L LiPo (I did not realize they were not ROAR approved when I bought them, so I will either need permission to skirt the rules, or I will solve this problem with cash).
Temps were 134F after 4 mins, 168F after about 8 mins.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:37 PM
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Hey guys I need a round about roll out (with boost) for wgt for next weekend. Just a starting point. thanks guys
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Originally Posted by gwhiz
Hopefully I am not the only one interested in running this setup next weekend. Which leads me to the purpose of this post: Who is planning to enter this class for the regional 1-day race?
I may run that instead of 17.5, along with scale spec.

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Originally Posted by gwhiz
Batteries: 3300 x 40c Common Sense RC Lectron Pro #2S-3300-40-L LiPo (I did not realize they were not ROAR approved when I bought them, so I will either need permission to skirt the rules, or I will solve this problem with cash).
I'm sure ROAR will be "Amused w/Ca$h (cough) contributions"!

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Hey guys I need a round about roll out (with boost) for wgt for next weekend. Just a starting point. thanks guys
I was Rolled @ 66mm feeding Max Boost & Turbo to a Novak 13.5 SS Pro on Saturday,motor temped 130-140*F.
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Originally Posted by el salvador
I'm sure ROAR will be "Amused w/Ca$h (cough) contributions"!
I should have typed it differently. What I meant to imply was, in the event that local rule enforcement is offended by the battery, I would buy something which is less offensive.

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Originally Posted by gwhiz
Yesterday I got a chance to try out a 21.5 with a sportsman spec ESC profile and 1450g weight. Of course it leaves something to be desired in the punch department, but overall I liked it plenty. (It reminded me of GT3).

Hopefully I am not the only one interested in running this setup next weekend. Which leads me to the purpose of this post: Who is planning to enter this class for the regional 1-day race?

PS - FWIW my powerplant setup was:
Motor: Team Epic Duo2 21.5, 1-2 ticks from full timing
FDR: 3.3
ESC: LRP SPX Zero in blinky mode
Batteries: 3300 x 40c Common Sense RC Lectron Pro #2S-3300-40-L LiPo (I did not realize they were not ROAR approved when I bought them, so I will either need permission to skirt the rules, or I will solve this problem with cash).
Temps were 134F after 4 mins, 168F after about 8 mins.
Me.
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Originally Posted by gwhiz
I should have typed it differently. What I meant to imply was, in the event that local rule enforcement is offended by the battery, I would buy something which is less offensive.

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Is it hardcase? I'd have no issue if it is... But it's up to the comp committee. If it's soft case, as a racer I'd say you need a new battery. While I know the durability is reasonably exceptional for soft cases I would not want to be responsible as a second party to a thermal runaway if I hit your car on accident.

THAT and common sense batteries are terrible. You'll be happier with anything else.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat
Awesome track, awesome carpet.

Has anyone figured out the sauce regimen for touring yet?

-Mike
Apply hours in advance. Frankly it's gonna suck no matter what you do, thus is rubber tire TC racing on carpet... Hours of prep for a drift run. My car never felt like it had traction at the snowbirds and in talking to everyone else it's this latest generation of carpet and rubber tires, no matter what you do it's always going to feel like a drift car...

good news is that the newest gen of carpet is great for pan cars! Good thing I got a WGT in the works in case I decide to park the TC until summer parking lot racing, where rubber tires belong.
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It will get better. Go up to NORA, they have the same carpet. Give it 1-2 days and I'm sure you will like the traction. I don't think traction will ever get to insane levels like the old carpet (traction rolling) but it will be good enough where the car won't be sliding.

For trie prep ... let JTG soak into the tires a min of 15 ... I like soaking the tires for 30-40min. There are other tricks like soaking the rear tires for 15min, wiping them off then applying front and back for another 15-20min.
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Originally Posted by malkiy
It will get better. Go up to NORA, they have the same carpet. Give it 1-2 days and I'm sure you will like the traction. I don't think traction will ever get to insane levels like the old carpet (traction rolling) but it will be good enough where the car won't be sliding.

For trie prep ... let JTG soak into the tires a min of 15 ... I like soaking the tires for 30-40min. There are other tricks like soaking the rear tires for 15min, wiping them off then applying front and back for another 15-20min.
That's because there are 10 heats per round of foam cars spreading Paragon all over that carpet the night before the TC race.
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