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Old 08-13-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Markus
FF03 21.5 has an open ratio and does not require the gear cover. I let a rookie TCS driver use my FF03 for GT3 and he won the class plastic shocks and all.

Spur: 80
Pinion: 57 - 60

on a track just a little smaller than Tamiya's.

Be sure to use a fan and you'll be in the 140-150 degree range after a 6 min run.

Good luck.
TCS Rules FWD

8. The gear cover MUST be used.

Just incase you go out to Tamiya USA and run in GT3 with this car, you must follow the FWD rules.
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Hi Guys,

Just a quick note, this is the last week for our "Early Bird Pricing" on B3 Premount Sedan tires. The price goes back up next week.

I'll also be at the Tamiya track this Saturday (8/17). Let me know what you need and I'll deliver.

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Originally Posted by bizkit1
TCS Rules FWD

8. The gear cover MUST be used.

Just incase you go out to Tamiya USA and run in GT3 with this car, you must follow the FWD rules.
TCS rules are clear for the FWD cars. He's response was to my question to what or how does this affect the rules if anyone decides to use the 21.5 motor instead of the silvercans. Do we have to go with the same FD of 3.85 and 80-54 gearing, or we have the option of taking the gear cover off to get the right gearing for the specific motor that we're using.

Maybe Fred can clear this question. What do you say Fred?
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paging Bruce Hickman..... paging Bruce Hickman... please pick up a white courtesy phone
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Originally Posted by tiko
TCS rules are clear for the FWD cars. He's response was to my question to what or how does this affect the rules if anyone decides to use the 21.5 motor instead of the silvercans. Do we have to go with the same FD of 3.85 and 80-54 gearing, or we have the option of taking the gear cover off to get the right gearing for the specific motor that we're using.

Maybe Fred can clear this question. What do you say Fred?
Tiko,

I can't find the rule you're talking about on our current TCS website. I know I had put in the gear cover rule, but I distinctly remember DJ removed the rule once he took over the series.
As it stands now, you may use your FF-03 without a gear cover and you may gear up to your hearts content. Good luck to everyone this year!
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Originally Posted by FMW
Tiko,

I can't find the rule you're talking about on our current TCS website. I know I had put in the gear cover rule, but I distinctly remember DJ removed the rule once he took over the series.
As it stands now, you may use your FF-03 without a gear cover and you may gear up to your hearts content. Good luck to everyone this year!
Thank you Fred
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I hope everyone has a fun nationals this year. I was hoping to make it and throw my hat into the F1 group, but vacation time has stopped me from doing so. I hope I can say differently next year.
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Sir Fred - question on voltage in tech for Nationals. In past, people who were pushing the 8.44 limit and went over were allowed to "discharge" the battery by running the motor in tech until they were back in the limit. What about they just don't get to make that run ? People who are charging over 8.44 know what they are doing and pushing for that little "advantage". If they know they will miss their qualifer (or main), they will stop overcharging which is a safety issue. Hence why we have an 8.44 limit. Thank you for considering....

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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Sir Fred - question on voltage in tech for Nationals. In past, people who were pushing the 8.44 limit and went over were allowed to "discharge" the battery by running the motor in tech until they were back in the limit. What about they just don't get to make that run ? People who are charging over 8.44 know what they are doing and pushing for that little "advantage". If they know they will miss their qualifer (or main), they will stop overcharging which is a safety issue. Hence why we have an 8.44 limit. Thank you for considering....

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I believe Scotty E. has that rule for IIC. I will consider it for sure
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Hello TCS Finalists

I have attached the current TCS Nationals entries. Please take a look at the file. If you see a mistake with your transponder number or if you did not provide one, please PM me and I will add/make the correction.

It's looking to be a who's who for 1/12 scale. With 13.5 power this year the class is going to be off the chain!
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Sir Fred - question on voltage in tech for Nationals. In past, people who were pushing the 8.44 limit and went over were allowed to "discharge" the battery by running the motor in tech until they were back in the limit. What about they just don't get to make that run ? People who are charging over 8.44 know what they are doing and pushing for that little "advantage". If they know they will miss their qualifer (or main), they will stop overcharging which is a safety issue. Hence why we have an 8.44 limit. Thank you for considering....

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So what's to stop them from over charging in the pits and discharging to 8.44 just before going to tech? Cheaters will always be cheaters.
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Originally Posted by FMW
Hello TCS Finalists

I have attached the current TCS Nationals entries. Please take a look at the file. If you see a mistake with your transponder number or if you did not provide one, please PM me and I will add/make the correction.

It's looking to be a who's who for 1/12 scale. With 13.5 power this year the class is going to be off the chain!
Looks like 1/12th class is the new past champs class !
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Originally Posted by FMW
I believe Scotty E. has that rule for IIC. I will consider it for sure
The other, simpler, possibility is to change the limit to 8.40 volts. The few whose chargers push past this can discharge to 8.40 volts at the tech table. Everybody else can just charge their batteries as usual. Nobody has to wreck their batteries just to keep up.
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Originally Posted by MarkBrown
The other, simpler, possibility is to change the limit to 8.40 volts. The few whose chargers push past this can discharge to 8.40 volts at the tech table. Everybody else can just charge their batteries as usual. Nobody has to wreck their batteries just to keep up.
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Originally Posted by MarkBrown
The other, simpler, possibility is to change the limit to 8.40 volts. The few whose chargers push past this can discharge to 8.40 volts at the tech table. Everybody else can just charge their batteries as usual. Nobody has to wreck their batteries just to keep up.
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