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Old 12-12-2014, 06:54 AM
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I would like to see Mini class stay with 21.5 motors but run no timing.
This puts them back at the speed of the silver cans.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by torg
need a slow motion version of this (worlds opening ceremony)
That is awesome, thanks for finding that and posting it!

Why did I walk in behind Danny? That dude is sooo tall!
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
So when you going to post a pic of that awesome tat my friend ?

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Glad you asked

Traditional Japanese ink that I picked up while visiting
wish the pic could capture the true colors, it came out nice and bright.

Yeh it's purple
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by minidriver
Yup, gyros allowed -in F1 and the one sedan class (our GT1) - as long as it was the Tamiya gyro. For World's, every part on the car other than the servo and lead weights must be Tamiya - every screw, spur, pinion, servo saver, ESC, ESC sensor wire, battery - everything.
Would love to make it out to a Tmiya Nats one year, let alone back to Japan to race. One question, how did you guys preoare for the Tamiya worlds with needing to purchase everything Tamiya? When you arrived in Japan?
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Originally Posted by Carl Giordano
Would love to make it out to a Tmiya Nats one year, let alone back to Japan to race. One question, how did you guys preoare for the Tamiya worlds with needing to purchase everything Tamiya? When you arrived in Japan?
For F1, everything to practice with was available before Japan trip at 50% discount.

Spec type foam tires, motor and LiFe battery.

Just needed to repurchase "official" spec tires and motor in Japan, battery was ok to use, just had to be Tamiya's specified for the class.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
For F1, everything to practice with was available before Japan trip at 50% discount.

Spec type foam tires, motor and LiFe battery.

Just needed to repurchase "official" spec tires and motor in Japan, battery was ok to use, just had to be Tamiya's specified for the class.
Thanks Craig and congrats on the making it overseas.

This leads to an interesting point for the US TCS Racers… should we all be using a "spec" Tamiya Branded system electronic system that would work in Japan to better prepare our US drivers who make it to the Tamiya Worlds.
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Originally Posted by Carl Giordano
Thanks Craig and congrats on the making it overseas.

This leads to an interesting point for the US TCS Racers… should we all be using a "spec" Tamiya Branded system electronic system that would work in Japan to better prepare our US drivers who make it to the Tamiya Worlds.
Yes
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jiml
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Hmmm. A lot of people may say yes to this, but I know full well half of you will also say NO. "Oh no way! I'm not buying anything I can only use once" "I want to use the items I can use for my local club racing activities".

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Here's an interesting GIZMO for everyone to take a look at: http://www.gforce-hobby.jp/products/G0130.html

It's basically a RPM rev-limiter for brushless motors. In the Mini class this could negate the motor timing and put everyone on the same page. It wouldn't matter what you put the timing at. The max RPM won't go beyond 10,000, 13,000, 15,000 or 17,000 respectively. Hmmmmmm
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Originally Posted by FMW
Hmmm. A lot of people may say yes to this, but I know full well half of you will also say NO. "Oh no way! I'm not buying anything I can only use once" "I want to use the items I can use for my local club racing activities".

Great in concept, but the reality is that only a handful of people go to the worlds every year. If you mandate Tamiya systems you alienate a lot of people. I like TCS and would probably buy a spec system or 4, but not sure I could do it with a smile
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Y'know, if they made the rev limiter adjustable to 18,000-20,000, I think it would be a good fit. (oh, and affordable too)
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Thanks Carl!
It is an experience I will never forget!
I wish everyone could go.

Originally Posted by FMW
Here's an interesting GIZMO for everyone to take a look at: http://www.gforce-hobby.jp/products/G0130.html

It's basically a RPM rev-limiter for brushless motors. In the Mini class this could negate the motor timing and put everyone on the same page. It wouldn't matter what you put the timing at. The max RPM won't go beyond 10,000, 13,000, 15,000 or 17,000 respectively. Hmmmmmm
Now the trick is to find the motor that has the most rip and will get to that max RPM quickest.
Lot's of voodoo still left to do with those I'd expect.
Battery charging/cycling
Gearing/timing to temp.

Someone's still gonna be going fastest.
That's racing but we're getting there with these things to help keep things within specs.
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Originally Posted by FMW


WOW!
Just like the FIA in F1 limiting fuel flow!

Fred have you been to the University of "Bernie"?

I know it is for the show, should be some close racing in all classes?

Just like F1, the rules are made to be tested?

Looking forward to the 2015 F1 TCS SEASON!

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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR

One more issue that comes up every year is moving the TCS nationals to other parts of the country. Well, that is what people from East of the West Coast keep bringing up. Tamiya America is located in Southern California. The Nationals are held at the Tamiya America track in Southern California. Why would TCS run their race eleswhere ? This is where Tamiya is located so of course they run the race in their backyard at their track.

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Why would TCS run their national champ race elsewhere? So, that it is the real representation of the talent that is here in the U.S. So that being the TCS U.S. National Champion means something. That is the reason.

C'mon, you telling us that Tamiya USA track locals do not have a local track advantage? Really? Fact is racers have to qualify for the nats. Beyond that, going to Japan is all about winning at the 'local track' on race day.

Not saying you guys don't have talent. Look at the Japan trip sheets. Mostly local guys going to the worlds. I may wager that some of the guys 'earning' their trip to the worlds race 1 or 2 tracks...

Then, you get to Japan, and the TCS Worlds is held inside a hotel on carpet...

Just askin'
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