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Old 04-22-2014, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by hickmeister
Panda,
You do not use a new set of sticker F1 tires every run?
You know the degradation of these F1 tires!
Watch out for the "Clag Field Off Line"
Just like the Pirelli F1 tires they go off after 5 laps then come back?
Remember how do you make a small fortune in F1 you start with a large one!
I hope we do not go to these spec tire rules like sedan?
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Hi Steve,

In hindsight, our decision to switch from Renault to Mercedes power in 2014 was a wise choice and allowed us to log many miles in preseason testing. Through our data, we have come up with a comfortable but quick set-up on the harder prime tires. This has allowed us to get surprisingly good tire wear with only minor graining issues on the right front.

We will be participating in the FIA approved in season Pirelli tire tests (some call it the Speedtech GCR 8) to further test the softer option tires. If rumor is correct and Fred Ecclestone does later announce mandatory pit stops and the requirement to use both the prime and soft tires during each main race at the nationals, the data on the softer options at the Pirrelli tire test could be invaluable.

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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Hi Steve,

In hindsight, our decision to switch from Renault to Mercedes power in 2014 was a wise choice and allowed us to log many miles in preseason testing. Through our data, we have come up with a comfortable but quick set-up on the harder prime tires. This has allowed us to get surprisingly good tire wear with only minor graining issues on the right front.

We will be participating in the FIA approved in season Pirelli tire tests (some call it the Speedtech GCR 8) to further test the softer option tires. If rumor is correct and Fred Ecclestone does later announce mandatory pit stops and the requirement to use both the prime and soft tires during each main race at the nationals, the data on the softer options at the Pirrelli tire test could be invaluable.

Panda
Does that include fuel stops? Looking forward to running f1 at nationals in August. Do the tcs spec tires really last that long at tamiya trying to plan on how many sets to bring down.

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In my trips out there I have found if your car is working on used/broken in tires you really don't need more than a couple sets. I tried new tires but unless your car is working on brand new tires your car may be bananas until the tires have several runs. Pit tires last a long time in general. Mostly used tires will get greasy at the end of a run if they are too used up.

Figure out which way you want to go and either break in sets of tires or get your car working on freshies.
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2014 TQ Carpet Championship Summer Series Round 1 is up this Sunday.

Track will be open at 8am, Race will start at 10am.

It will be a great warm up race for TCS on May 18th.

Click the link below for the race details.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/race/race_...asp?race_no=27



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Originally Posted by robk
In my trips out there I have found if your car is working on used/broken in tires you really don't need more than a couple sets. I tried new tires but unless your car is working on brand new tires your car may be bananas until the tires have several runs. Pit tires last a long time in general. Mostly used tires will get greasy at the end of a run if they are too used up.

Figure out which way you want to go and either break in sets of tires or get your car working on freshies.
Thanks for the info that makes my decision really easy.
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Originally Posted by spring71
2014 TQ Carpet Championship Summer Series Round 1 is up this Sunday.

Track will be open at 8am, Race will start at 10am.

It will be a great warm up race for TCS on May 18th.

Click the link below for the race details.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/race/race_...asp?race_no=27



Thanks.
Hey Sean,
Round #7 is on the same day as the TCS Nats at Tamiya Aug.23rd and 24th
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Originally Posted by tiko
Hey Sean,
Round #7 is on the same day as the TCS Nats at Tamiya Aug.23rd and 24th
I moved the date, Thank you
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Originally Posted by FMW
We will have cleaner (Type TBD). You will be allowed to clean your tires in post tech. Sauce?
Many of us carpet guys use Ronsonol Lighter Fluid.
It will clean off any build-up and it is pretty cheap.
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We are going to run the RM-01 class at the RC Madness TCS race on May 10th, what's a good place to start with gearing, the last time I raced 12th scale was with 4 cell packs and brushed motors.
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Originally Posted by GREGK
We are going to run the RM-01 class at the RC Madness TCS race on May 10th, what's a good place to start with gearing, the last time I raced 12th scale was with 4 cell packs and brushed motors.
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Here's a great resource for the RM-01. http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-master.html
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Originally Posted by GREGK
We are going to run the RM-01 class at the RC Madness TCS race on May 10th, what's a good place to start with gearing, the last time I raced 12th scale was with 4 cell packs and brushed motors.
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Here's a great resource for the RM-01. http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-master.html
Lots of info on page #1, first post

Rollout suggestions HERE
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Originally Posted by FMW
Hello TCS racers!

I am releasing info about some new stuff on this thread since the racers that support TCS are so gun ho about new stuff.

Here's a list of what to expect in the coming months.

1. NEW M-05 VERSION 2 (NEW one-piece arms, motor moved, droop screws, square pack compatible, lighter weight, lower roll center)
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Given that this year's rules say "Legal chassis platforms: M03, M05 and M06", is it safe to conclude that the M05 ver.II will not be allowed in TCS races this season?
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:48 AM
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Heyyyy everyone.

If anyone is planning on attending the TCS race at E-Mergent RC (AL) on May 18th, get yourself signed up ASAP!! It's only a little over 2 weeks away, and we need your registration information.

Racetrack Details:
E-Mergent RC
2118 Highway 72 E, Suite 4
Huntsville, AL 35811
256-852-6833

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Given that this year's rules say "Legal chassis platforms: M03, M05 and M06", is it safe to conclude that the M05 ver.II will not be allowed in TCS races this season?
No. The M05v.2 will be allowed in TCS racing as soon as it becomes available. This also includes the TRF101W as well as the TB-EVO6
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Fred,

for the TQ race, is it ok for mini to use any tamiya tires or does it have to be the premounts?
thanks...
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Originally Posted by unwritten
Fred,

for the TQ race, is it ok for mini to use any tamiya tires or does it have to be the premounts?
thanks...

General Rules; Clause #41
41. M-Chassis classes must use the Spec 60D Pre-mounted tire sets available. Items: 1016 (Super Grip Radial w/foam insert-firm), 1028 (60D Type-A w/foam insert soft) and 1029 (60D Type-A w/foam insert hard) All tires are mounted on Suzuki Swift wheels. Note: Any combination of these tires may be used to tune your car.
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