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Old 08-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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Fred,

Last year F1 Japan class don't need to buy spec battery, so this year is different ? F1 class has to buy battery too ?

Thanks !

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by afung1
Fred,

Last year F1 Japan class don't need to buy spec battery, so this year is different ? F1 class has to buy battery too ?

Thanks !

Anthony


Say it aint so.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:15 AM
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New Tamiya Kit

for you Nostalgic F1 guys..
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:39 AM
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No way a SC is going to power that kit. Say what you will about BL but it seems appropriate for this application. Better get some 4000S LiPO packs to ensure you have enough juice.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default TCS warm up format

FWM,
It seems the TCS warm up race format is a cut and paste from the UF1 race format with fastest lap qualifying. However, you maintained heads up racing for two 6 min qualifiers.

I would suggest that you stick with the regular TCS format, or do the UF1 format the way it was intended to be run. Mixing the two will still be fun enough, but does not really do either one justice. However, I guess one way to look at it is the 6 minute qualifiers are nothing more than timed practice sessions.

The great thing about UF1 is that you get the qualifying over with in a 2 minute fast lap qualifier and then get down to real racing with 3 x 10 minutes of heads up racing where every lap counts. With two 6 minute heads up races, you spend 12 minutes banging around with your car just to establish a single fast lap for grid position in the main.
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Originally Posted by 240Z
I guess one way to look at it is the 6 minute qualifiers are nothing more than timed practice sessions.
I look at them as more than just timed practice sessions. Practice how to start on the grid, attempting to drive 6 minutes with as few mistakes as possible, determining overall pace, and work on general racecraft for the length of the qualifier...all with no real penalty as long as you put in a decent lap.
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Originally Posted by rtypec
I look at them as more than just timed practice sessions. Practice how to start on the grid, attempting to drive 6 minutes with as few mistakes as possible, determining overall pace, and work on general racecraft for the length of the qualifier...all with no real penalty as long as you put in a decent lap.
All good and true points and great arguments that the winner of a 6 min race is the best way to determine grid position in the main. Perhaps even a better way than using single fast lap over 12 minutes of racing with a variety of driver experience. For the most part the UF1 gang are all seasoned racers, so jumping straight to racing is preferred. It is all good either way.

How about you come out and join us with your X1 Sept. 17 at Cal? We will even let you run a silver can.
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Originally Posted by 240Z
How about you come out and join us with your X1 Sept. 17 at Cal?
I just might...but I need to get up to speed with non-Tamiya tire combos.
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Originally Posted by rtypec
I just might...but I need to get up to speed with non-Tamiya tire combos.
non-Tamiya F1 tire combos
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Some say "Tamiya F104 tires are as good as any".
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Originally Posted by 240Z
All good and true points and great arguments that the winner of a 6 min race is the best way to determine grid position in the main. Perhaps even a better way than using single fast lap over 12 minutes of racing with a variety of driver experience. For the most part the UF1 gang are all seasoned racers, so jumping straight to racing is preferred. It is all good either way.

How about you come out and join us with your X1 Sept. 17 at Cal? We will even let you run a silver can.
Originally Posted by rtypec
I just might...but I need to get up to speed with non-Tamiya tire combos.
Tamiya Tires might be optimal there.
At Cam Marino all the tires worked from what I saw.

As Charles would say, it's 35% car, 75% driver
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So, will I have to steal from my momma to buy a battery just for the TCS NAF?
Or will we be able to use the ones we always ran in the past?
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
So, will I have to steal from my momma to buy a battery just for the TCS NAF?
Or will we be able to use the ones we always ran in the past?
you can use pacs you already have if they are the same as on the list... you will just need to have them 'inspected'..
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Originally Posted by OSherman
you can use pacs you already have if they are the same as on the list... you will just need to have them 'inspected'..
The new list of 2 batteries or the old list of any ROAR approved batteries?
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
The new list of 2 batteries or the old list of any ROAR approved batteries?

'Nationals List'

"Spec Battery procedures
In the MINI, GT-2 and F1 classes, the TCS NAF “mandatory specification” battery must be turned
into TECH prior to the first heat race for legality inspection. The 2011 spec batteries are: Orion
Rocket Pack 4000 25C
and last years PEAK Power-Flo 4000 30C battery."
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Originally Posted by OSherman
'Nationals List'

"Spec Battery procedures
In the MINI, GT-2 and F1 classes, the TCS NAF “mandatory specification” battery must be turned
into TECH prior to the first heat race for legality inspection. The 2011 spec batteries are: Orion
Rocket Pack 4000 25C
and last years PEAK Power-Flo 4000 30C battery."
So the rules are NOT the same as last year as far as batteries are concerned.

I've got about 6 good ROAR approved packs but neither of the above 2 mentioned.
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