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Old 07-17-2012, 07:56 PM
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Cant wait should be a great race..

Mini is ready
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Al Sodano
Got the body all done..
Al,
Any way the track at Jackson can be open for TCS Practice sometime on Friday 7/20/12? Sounds like a lot guys are coming from out of state to attend Sat and Sunday? I would be willing to pay for practice fee if needed?
Thx,
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I'm not an overly huge fan of drifting, but you have to appreciate this guys attempt at realism. This video rocks!

http://driftmission.com/scale-operat...or-by-h2-riku/
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Originally Posted by Al Sodano
Got the body all done..
awww... say it ain't so - no more Ice Cream truck?
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by hickmeister
Al,
Any way the track at Jackson can be open for TCS Practice sometime on Friday 7/20/12? Sounds like a lot guys are coming from out of state to attend Sat and Sunday? I would be willing to pay for practice fee if needed?
Thx,
Steve

Steve. You have a PM
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Originally Posted by hickmeister
Al,
Any way the track at Jackson can be open for TCS Practice sometime on Friday 7/20/12? Sounds like a lot guys are coming from out of state to attend Sat and Sunday? I would be willing to pay for practice fee if needed?
Thx,
Steve
I will be up about noon on Friday and would love to get some track time
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I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with a slightly odd technical question: Tamiya ESCs, like the 101 or 104 have separate leads for the BEC and the throttle. Does anyone know why it would have been designed this way? Given that the power in many receivers runs on parallel lines from one channel to the next, could one splice the 2 leads together?

If this is entirely the wrong place to ask, let me know. I would have gone straight to the electronics thread, but not a lot of people are running these devices any more.

Thanks, Jim
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with a slightly odd technical question: Tamiya ESCs, like the 101 or 104 have separate leads for the BEC and the throttle. Does anyone know why it would have been designed this way? Given that the power in many receivers runs on parallel lines from one channel to the next, could one splice the 2 leads together?

If this is entirely the wrong place to ask, let me know. I would have gone straight to the electronics thread, but not a lot of people are running these devices any more.

Thanks, Jim
It really is a strange design; it wasn't done for cost, I'm sure the extra plug costs more than connecting them on the circuit board.

I've run several of these, I open the case (it's clipped together), solder jumpers on the board to connect + to + and - to -, cut off the extra connector to the receiver power, and clip the case back together.

No doubt voids the warranty, but for this ESC would you really bother sending it in for warranty? Never had a problem with the ESC's when I've done this and it removes a meaningless wire and free's a receiver port.
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You rock! I was just about to fire up my test gear to figure this out...which would require my cleaning off the work bench. That would've made this a multi-day task.
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Can't wait!! TCS prises just showed up at the shop!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:32 AM
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Just to remind everyone.. If you never been to Jackson Rc ,

We have plenty of power
We have a air compressor
We have Internet WiFi, bring ur laptops
We have soda's and water's for sale $1.00 each
We use RC Scoring Pro.. 20 car pro version ( hint mini ) lol
You need to bring a chair, table, extension cord

Also. From what I'm told, food will be available (barbeque)
We also have places that deliver.

Everyone coming... Please drive safely

Let's have a great time!!!!!

I also want to give a BIG BIG Thanks to John Brown, his family , and his crew for all there support thru the years!!!
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Oh Tamiya-BodyCzars.. Yes Please!!
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I've been an avid fan of TCS for awhile now, and I still miss the TCS days at Trackside in WI. I love short course racing (Tamiya, where is your SC?) at Trackside and went to the TCS at The Track in IL this past year. This of course got me dreaming to run the finals in CA one day again.

My questions is, as a touring car guy and never trying anything else, what is everyone's favorite class from a racing standpoint? I was also looking into F1 one day...difference is racing/driving for GT classes?
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i love FWD and ShortCourse.. i too wish Tamiya would develope a 4WD ShortCourse..
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Hi everyone.

Good luck to all of you going to the Brownies TCS regional race! Welcome back John!!! I hope to someday visit the Jackson RC track. It looks awesome and I'd love to drive my F104V2 around the track

Please remember to take as many images of the action and winners! We want to place those images on the TCS website.

Have fun everyone!!
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