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Old 04-03-2022, 02:27 PM
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Any recommendations for a stick battery with 5mm bullets for USGT that is in stock? All I can find online are the protek batteries at amain, and they have very mixed reviews. I can find plenty of other bigger name brands in stock, but they dont have the ROAR approval.
Sunpadow Platin 8k with 5mm bullets in stock
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Old 04-06-2022, 08:57 PM
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never said anything about mod
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Old 04-06-2022, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by skypilot
never said anything about mod
Tried 17.5 as a bit of an exhibition a few years ago a couple of times. It was very slow. I see the point of making it a spec class, though. Racing was close but not very exciting.
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Old 04-06-2022, 09:07 PM
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I will say this though: the spec purple stripes worked great. Definitely doable.
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Old 04-15-2022, 11:53 AM
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Default Work Party Saturday April 16

Seatac work party tomorrow, Saturday, April 16.

9 AM at the onroad track.

Bring gloves, rakes, shovel, weed popper, whatever your favorite garden tool is.

Club meeting to follow at Round Table. Pizza and beer on the club.
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Old 04-17-2022, 10:15 AM
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Thanks @OPA, I appreciate you, sincerely! I will only be charging to 4.2V/cell as that is what my old chargers are designed to charge to.

Fun anecdote, I worked directly with the Trakpower team to develop the VR-1 charger back in the day when I worked for Hobbico R&D in Champaign, IL. I used to get cases of LiPo batteries from the warehouse and have to QC them based on discharge rate. Towards the end of my time with the company we would run "track profiles" on batteries aimed towards racing based off real life discharge rates at a given track. This provided more consistent data for race scenarios at the cost of time to test. I cant remember what the system used to monitor voltage/current draw data was at the time, but I bet it has gotten even better almost a decade later.
Hobbico did QC?
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Old 05-01-2022, 06:18 PM
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hi all - our first asphalt race is upcoming this weekend (Saturday). what are folks planning on running? i'm going to be there w/ my Mod TC and a rubber tire F1 car (21.5 motor -- i think, but I'm flexible)
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Originally Posted by hanulec
but I'm flexible
I've seen this first hand...the dewd is very flexible....
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Old 05-01-2022, 09:28 PM
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Weíve been running 21.5 in F1.
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Old 05-02-2022, 07:34 AM
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USGT...the island is going old skewl this summer...
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I'll be there with a mod TC. Possibly 17.5 as well. Bring on the Asphalt!
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Old 05-04-2022, 10:17 AM
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looking forward to Mod TC.

Iíll generally be the one with the spec TC tires to sell for the club. Skinny dude , early 50ís , big nose :<.
( I think Korey and Alex have said they can too, Todd usually has his hands full setting up the races and RDíing , so donít bother him wrt tire sales if possible )
Iíll be helping blow off the track in the AM but just hit me up anyway even if Iím busy doing that and Iíll either take care of you right away or point you to someone that can. I might bring an Awesomatix USA banner to help make it easier for people to find my pop up.

Ö., hopefully , to reduce the number of transactions , people can buy more than what they need on a given race day. :-)

We do REQUIRE that people purchase the spec TC tires ( Contact A34 ) from the club. Youíll want to anyway because this batch the club received is very fresh / softer than the ones tested / previously available. Ö a faster batch !! :-)

See you at the races !!!

Cheers,

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Miskho clan planning to attend.
Rich - F1 and USGT or 17.5
David - F1 and USGT or 17.5
Bill - F1 (maybe) and USGT (Novice). Over 75 club
Ed - maybe - USGT or Euro
Billy - Novice - 21.5 Sedan
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:25 AM
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Hello Seattle RC Racers!

It's time for outdoor onroad racing at Seatac!

I want to create a clear expectation regarding our schedule, including our weather cancel and make-up efforts.

1. Schedule
Team Mason commits to the posted schedule: https://seattlercracers.com/seatac-rc-raceway/

In the very rare event that I cannot be there, Stuart is on tap to cover. In addition to Team Mason, Team Danilchik also commits to the posted dates, and like Stuart and me, Jake and Alex are dead certain to attend barring some legit family commitment or a personal emergency--which would probably involve family or broken limbs--to give you all a sense of the priority. None of us take it lightly.

2. Weather
Everyone watches the weather forecasts. For the record, the NOAA National Weather Service site is my main reference. I know of many others, but never mind posting alternatives--NOAA is the one on which I rely. Seattle weather is fickle, particularly in Spring--we know this. The default is always to try and race. I am completely prepared to wait out morning showers and get a later start.

3. Weather Cancels
Sometimes we can see what's coming, and it's not pretty. Optimism is always the preferred attitude, but we're not stubbornly averse to acknowledging the obvious. If the weather is looking sketchy, my last read of the NOAA site is at 3 PM on Friday. I will call Jake to check my conclusions, and then I will post a definitive yes or no to the race day some time in the late afternoon/early evening. If there is no post, assume it's a go. I will post here on the Tech, the club website, and the Facebook.

4. Make-up days
Our posted schedule is the schedule to plan on. If we miss a date for weather, I may or may not be able to schedule a make-up day. That said, I like to race as much as anyone else, and I invest in the expectation of a complete season. If I can, I will post a make-up day by Monday following the canceled race. If there is no make-up date posted, just slide to the next scheduled race day.

So, for Friday. We can all read the forecast and, yea, it's looking a little dire. But, things do change. I will take the last read on Friday, call Jake for a gut check, and then post the go/no-go.

Until then, keep the wrenches spinning and say a prayer to the race gods for a positive turn.
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Old 05-06-2022, 09:13 AM
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im sitting here doing an anti-weather dance while turning the wrenches. thanks for all you guys do at the track!
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