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Old 05-11-2014, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by torg
everyone in Japan is saying June, but no exact date given.
rc champ is now saying june 6th
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:17 PM
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Just wanted to share my best experience at the TCS Race this past weekend. Chris Marci, RC Madness owner and his crew did a fantastic job. I wish his track was closer as its probably the nicest RC facility in the US, offering indoor off road carpet, on-road carpet, rock crawler section, outdoor on-road and off-road.

But what made this special for me was watching my 6 and 4 year old race in the novice class and finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.

THANK YOU - TAMIYA USA for sponsoring a wonderful racing program that encourages much more than words can describe. There is no greater RC Company than Tamiya. For me it started over 20 years ago with a Holiday Buggy and now I'm so excited to share my experiences with my boys and their TT-01. I've raced a lot of TCS Races and this one was the best. Chris Marci and my fellow races went above and beyond to encourage the boys during the races and the awards presentation. Thank you Tamiya for the wonderful memories.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:49 AM
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Are the 11.5mm and 12.0mm tuning rotors for trinity motors legal in 21.5 mini?

http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...=cs&pn=tep1150
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:59 AM
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Take a look at the general motor rules here:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/tcs.php?article-id=553

And the Mini specific rules here:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/tcs.php?article-id=531

That's a MOD rotor and they're not allowed (see General rules, Motors).

Also, setting the timing beyond the mfg's max timing mark is not allowed, see MINI rules.....I know this
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac
Are the 11.5mm and 12.0mm tuning rotors for trinity motors legal in 21.5 mini?

http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...=cs&pn=tep1150
If I'm not mistaken, motors legal for use in TCS Mini competition must also be ROAR legal as well. The rotors mentioned in your post are tuning rotors for mod motors, which wouldn't be considered legal for use in a spec motor.

I'd need clarification to confirm this, but I doubt they'd be legal for use in this class.
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Thats what i thought...

Why is a smaller rotor a 'mod' rotor?
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Originally Posted by whitrzac
Thats what i thought...

Why is a smaller rotor a 'mod' rotor?


The difference between the shaft and outer diameter is the relative size of the magnet. Modified rotors have more magnet material, resulting in higher strength when compared to stock rotors.

ROAR Spec rotors have a diameter of 12.3mm & 12.5mm (red arrows) with a 7.25mm shaft (green arrows).
Modified rotors have a diameter of 11.5mm through 13.5mm, in .5mm increments, and a shaft size of 5mm.

Stock 12.5 rotor = 5.25mm of magnet
Modified 12.5 rotor = 7.5mm of magnet

The smallest mod rotor (11.5 Bronze RPM/6.5mm magnet) is still stronger than the biggest stock rotor (12.5 Turquoise HT/5.25mm magnet).
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TCS Regional will be held on May 18th, this Sunday at TQ RC RACING.

Here is the schedule for this week.

Wednesday ~ Friday: 4pm ~ 11pm Practice

Saturday: 10am ~ 6pm Practice

Sunday:

7:00 am: Track open, Racer check-in
7:00 am ~ 8:30am : Controlled Practice
8:30 am ~ 9:00am : Driver's meeting
9:00am : Race start.


For more about the track information, please visit http://www.tqrcracing.com

Thanks.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by torg
rc champ is now saying june 6th
The m05v.2 samples showed up at TA today. More than likely we're looking closer to July for US release.
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Will be doing a build-up and testing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by EricP
Will be doing a build-up and testing.
oooooo

how'd ya get one?? and how can I get one
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
oooooo

how'd ya get one?? and how can I get one
One of the many perks of being charming and having good looks, I suppose . The M05v.2 is not an available product yet, so unfortunately you'll just have to wait. The final product was just announced at the Shizuoka Hobby show in Japan today.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by EricP
One of the many perks of being charming and having good looks, I suppose . The M05v.2 is not an available product yet, so unfortunately you'll just have to wait. The final product was just announced at the Shizuoka Hobby show in Japan today.
I have a feeling that working at Tamiya has a bit to do with it also.

Incidentally, I did find some of the F1 tire tape in my spare parts box. Tom Kahl had given me some a couple of years ago.
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Originally Posted by Granpa
I have a feeling that working at Tamiya has a bit to do with it also.
I was wondering that guess its easier when you're racing on the West Coast to know Tamiya employees personally
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Originally Posted by Granpa
I have a feeling that working at Tamiya has a bit to do with it also.

Incidentally, I did find some of the F1 tire tape in my spare parts box. Tom Kahl had given me some a couple of years ago.
Glad you found some tape Granpa. I had a ton on my desk ready to mail out, just in case you had emailed me back.
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