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Old 04-30-2015, 11:51 AM
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**TCS retired**

Long-time Tamiya fan, owner, racer.

My Tamiya fleet is (joyfully) reduced to:

Lunchbox - My daughter's Christmas present 2013
Wild Willy 2000 - mine
Kumamon WR-02 - mine

As it stands now, the ONLY other Tamiya purchase that I will make (besides paint) is if they re-re the F-150 SRB (warm memory).

I have spent $10sKs over the years on Tamiya products. I am a customer who is not heard. Go figure... I happen to live on the East coast...

Everything MD is saying is a serious problem in gaining acceptance and attendance in TCS! You guys can do whatever you want, but to not listen to the customers is a tremendous mistake IMHO


FOOTNOTE: I commend T USA for including a truly functional BRUSHLESS ESC with their, well at least WR-02 kits, kits!!! THAT is AWESOME! I will say this in the footnote. T may have spec brushless soon, so good. 10 years to get there, but it's something.

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Old 04-30-2015, 12:15 PM
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Oh...


Wait a minute.


I'm sorry...



I forgot.



Cali guys want to win the trip (even if they are not the best Tamiya racers in the U.S.A.).



Understood!



Thank you


Lest anyone think they have a 'fair shot' at 'the trip', good luck if you don't race Tamiya track every week. Best bet - you get to the nationals...




aaaannnd POPCORN


FOOTNOTE: I commend T USA for including a truly functional BRUSHLESS ESC with their, well at least WR-02 kits, kits!!! THAT is AWESOME! I will say this in the footnote. T may have spec brushless soon, so good. 10 years to get there, but it's something.

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:50 PM
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Over 30% of the Tamiya USA National trip winners of all time were not local to the area, out of state, or from Canada, and the percentage of racers that show up from out of town on a given weekend is very small... so that ratio is pretty significant contradiction to the argument above.

Its only stats I guess. No one is stopping East Coast guys from coming out and winning the trip. Step 1: come out.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SMcD
Oh...


Wait a minute.


I'm sorry...



I forgot.



Cali guys want to win the trip (even if they are not the best Tamiya racers in the U.S.A.).



Understood!



Thank you


Lest anyone think they have a 'fair shot' at 'the trip', good luck if you don't race Tamiya track every week. Best bet - you get to the nationals...




aaaannnd POPCORN


FOOTNOTE: I commend T USA for including a truly functional BRUSHLESS ESC with their, well at least WR-02 kits, kits!!! THAT is AWESOME! I will say this in the footnote. T may have spec brushless soon, so good. 10 years to get there, but it's something.
So where would the best Tamiya racers in the USA come from?

GT1 winner last year came from Wisconsin. He sacked up and made the trip cuz he wanted a shot.
Didn't sit around pissin and moanin about it not being run in HIS backyard.
He did however have to buy a body.
If the Finals were run at your house, you'd still have to buy a body

F1 winner the year before that came from Cali, won the Worlds too.

Theater popcorn is half the cost of a new body.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:43 PM
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So we're back on this again? JHFCA get a life will you? You act like taking a trip to California is like being sent to Bosnia. The TCS Nats should be on everyone's RC bucket list. If I can make the financials work this year I will be back out to duel with his Pandaness for concourse bragging rights.
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So where would the best Tamiya racers in the USA come from?

GT1 winner last year came from Wisconsin. He sacked up and made the trip cuz he wanted a shot.
Didn't sit around pissin and moanin about it not being run in HIS backyard.
He did however have to buy a body.
If the Finals were run at your house, you'd still have to buy a body

F1 winner the year before that came from Cali, won the Worlds too.

Theater popcorn is half the cost of a new body.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:52 PM
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Buying my 1/2 price popcorn. I will thoroughly enjoy eating it. Thanks!

MD is still correct. I believe he has gone to Japan on the F1 ticket, so...

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SMcD
Buying my 1/2 price popcorn. I will thoroughly enjoy eating it. Thanks!

MD is still correct. I believe he has gone to Japan on the F1 ticket, so...

MD is not correct. The excuse not to race TCS because they can't afford to buy a $ 35 - 45 body is lame because those same racers on a "budget" will spend that much or more a few times a month to run a local club race. The pissin and moanin and complaining about So Cal is old and tiring. And instead of constantly putting down California drivers as "not being the best Tamiya racers", why aren't these better Tamiya drivers showing up for the Nats ? If they are so much better, it should be worth coming out as the obviously will win the trip with their superior skills. Must be the weather envy .......

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
So we're back on this again? JHFCA get a life will you? You act like taking a trip to California is like being sent to Bosnia. The TCS Nats should be on everyone's RC bucket list. If I can make the financials work this year I will be back out to duel with his Pandaness for concourse bragging rights.
Brad, we just hope you can make it out to race with us this year. And no lame excuse about only spending 35 minutes on your F1 concourse car this year.

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Old 05-01-2015, 08:21 AM
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Unhappy Here we go again!

What's with all the local racer bashing going on around here?


There is only one person that decides what the rules are each year and believe me he listens to everybody!!! To a fault!!!! Fred Medel If someone has a problem with the rules talk to him, seriously!


So go ahead and sing to the choir as much as you want if that's what you want to do.

Just remember be careful what you wish for because "you just might get it!"

Just my 2$

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Old 05-01-2015, 10:17 PM
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I think it is funny about the DC body list.

Why not buy a $35-$45 body? These are old prices.

The new bodies at my LHS were in the $50-$65 range the past year.

Many racers would run NSX. They would buy the non-decaled version for $20-$25. Yes I am tired of seeing the NSX bodies except for the 2007 version.

The 2007 NSX purpose built for the IFS was DCed, yet continued to be given out as free prizes at regional races. Actually I traded a $30 servo for one at Omaha this year AND they are still making IFS cars.

I used to run my Tamiya bodies locally until I decided to buy HPI variants instead, which would run $20-$30. I suppose my Tamiya bodies could last 10-20 years since I only use them 2-3 times a year.

Finally it is funny they still allow TA01-TA06 chassis. Yet when was the last time you have seen the first 3 zooming around the track. IMO 1-4 are probably obsolete compared to the newer tech developments, although I hear rumors of the TA03 can be dominating, depending on the class. I say this becase age has DCed the cars not the Tamiya magic wand.

I race Tamiya chassis year round. There are many who like the series, race it, then shelf their cars for non-Tamiya races. Well except for F1 and Mini which is hit or miss.

I don't believe one body will rule them all.
It is nice having a variety to choose from, even if they are hard to find or just gone.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:47 AM
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Did I read that right, the TCS races are cancelled??? What about the md race? What about the jersey race??

I'm ticked off, I support Tamiya all the way, and they do. Something like this.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard
Did I read that right, the TCS races are cancelled??? What about the md race? What about the jersey race??

I'm ticked off, I support Tamiya all the way, and they do. Something like this.


What???
Where did you read this?
I just checked the Tamiya Schedule site and thee is nothing up there about the series being canceled!
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:58 AM
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People miss out on racing the Tamiya race because of the cost of a body?
The race is free and they hand out door prizes.
It's my favorite weekend of the year!

The first year that I ran TCS I bought a used Tamiya body from somebody.
I ran it for 3 years. I've gotten a couple more that came with kit builds.
If you save them only for the TCS race weekend, they'll last a lifetime.
I now loan out old Tamiya bodies to locals that want to run TCS but don't have a Tamiya body to run. (including the one that I bought used several years ago)
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:59 AM
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They changed the webpage now I can't find the schedule! Or the tcs racing page, all it has on it is mini 4wd.
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard
They changed the webpage now I can't find the schedule!
http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/schedule.php
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