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Old 12-11-2008, 03:16 PM
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We are getting a new F103 Oval class started at Indy Slots, near Indianapolis. Full hobby shop.

The first race is planned for Tuesday Dec. 16th.

Racing will be Tuesday at 7pm, (track opens at 5pm) and Sundays at 1pm, (track opens at 11am.)

Indy Slots Stock F103 Rules
  • F103 Tamiya Formula One chassis only (F103, F103RS, F103RM, F102B, and F103RX). No chassis lightening allowed.
  • Tamiya F103 Hop-Ups only.
  • The Tamiya 540-J "Johnson" Silver Can motor (part# 53689)
  • Hard cased LIPO batteries and NiMh batteries are legal for F1 class racing. See general rules for legal TCS batteries.
  • Any Tamiya and ZEN foam tire for the F103 may be used.
  • No extra vent holes are permitted to be drilled on the wheels.
  • Tamiya F1 and Zen bodies and wings only. Mixing of bodies and wings is allowed. Driver figure must be used. Other bodies and wings may be approved.
  • 16t-18t pinion / 63t Kit Spur only
  • The F103 Chassis must be built per the instruction manual. Altering its basic structure and design is prohibited.

The kits have been recently reintroduced and are already getting hard to acquire.

They are very fast in pure basic kit form, we were turing 3.7-3.6 laps in practice.

Here is a portion of the battery limits from the general racing section from the TCS website.

Also, all Tamiya TCS General Rules apply to the F103 class as well.

The help guys out, here is the battery section from the TCS rules:
4. The batteries allowed for the 2009 season are:
a. Sanyo NI-CD 2400, Sanyo NI-MH HV 3000, 3300 & 3600
b. Panasonic 3000 Ultra Metal Hydride, Panasonic 3000 Stock Metal Hydride
c. GP (Gold Peak) 3300 & 3700, 4300, 4700
d. Intellect Batteries 3600, 3800 and LRP 3700, 4200
e. EPIC 3800, EP 4600.
f. Hard Cased LIPO batteries are legal for the following classes: F1, GT-1, GT-2, MINI and 4WD-Off-Road.

All TCS legal LIPOS must have a Molded Plastic, Hard Case!
Soft case packs are not legal for the TCS series.

TCS legal Hard-case Lipo batteries are listed below:
Orion/Peak Carbon Edition 2400, 3200, 3400, 3600, 3800 Platinum Edition 4800, and 5000
Reedy 7.4 20C 5000 mah & 3200
Core 7.4 5000 h
Trinity Li-Pro 3800, and 4500 r> SMC Lightning Bolt 7.2 Red Hard Cased 4000, 5000 h
Track Power: Hard Case Gold Edition 7.4 Lipos
Max Amps: 4200SS 35C 7.4V Hard Case
All Lipo batteries for TCS may not exceed 5000 maH!
As new Hard Cased Lipo batteries become available they will be reviewed and made legal upon inspection.

g. Sport packs that are readily available at hobby stores are legal as long as they are assembled from the general hobby industry i.e. Orion, Peak, Reedy, Duratrax, Dynamite, Trinity and Hobbico etc.

Batteries that are purchased direct from Sanyo, Panasonic, Intellect or Gold Peak that have no hobby industry branding are not legal. These batteries include those that are used in power tools and have a solid colored shrink-wrapping to them. Racers that still own batteries such as the Sanyo NI-CD 2000, 1400, 1700 or 1200 are allowed as long as they have the original hobby industry shrink-wrap.
Lipo TECH rule: In the interest of safety and fairness, all LIPO batteries will [may be at Indy Slots] be volt metered at TECH prior to a "race or qualifying" heat. Lipo batteries exceeding 8.44 volts will not be allowed to race on the track until after they have been discharged through the use of a discharger in tech
So far, we know the Orion 2400, 3200, and 3400 LiPo batteries fit. Other LiPo batteries may or may not fit.

Let's race!
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There are also plans to race these same rules Friday nights in the on road course as well, but with 4-cell Spec Trinity 1600 mAH NiMH batteries.
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You should mention this in the F103RM forum in the electric racing page.
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I should, shouldn't i!
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
There are also plans to race these same rules Friday nights in the on road course as well, but with 4-cell Spec Trinity 1600 mAH NiMH batteries.
4-cell is way to slow. Looks like the same rules will apply for on road as well as the oval.
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Here is a link to the first race we had with the F103 kits.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NEPs-NCRWFc
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Here is a link to the first race we had with the F103 kits.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NEPs-NCRWFc
Just watched the video on Youtube and it looks like the racing is very good. All three cars looked very evenly matched.
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean View Post
Just watched the video on Youtube and it looks like the racing is very good. All three cars looked very evenly matched.
That is our goal, to keep the cars as evenly matched in speed as possible. That way it is all about driver's ability.

We are having a great time so far.
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