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Old 06-13-2016, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JD Skyline
Had a look at the Raikiri GT body 51585. Would that be a competitive race body? It probably also depends on set up. Just curious
One of the local fast guy made that body work pretty well. I heard slightly pushy but overall very balanced. Need to try myself to know for sure
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:05 AM
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Anybody???


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Has anyone found the sweet spot (timing) on the Reedy 21.5 Mach 3 yet???
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang
One of the local fast guy made that body work pretty well. I heard slightly pushy but overall very balanced. Need to try myself to know for sure
Thats some good news!!! So gonna have a go at this raikiri body....at our local rc club.... Haha. Well Im curious what you think about the raikiri when you've tried it out..
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Yep, all the way up. That last few degrees makes a huge difference in mini.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
Hall-Of-Fame??

Making the trip to JAPAN-Fianls 3-times does not make you worthy of such a list??


Way to go, WORLD-CHAMP!!

well, it is the Reginal Hall-of-Fame...
Although there could be a national winner list only. Using wins to rank order.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
Yep, all the way up. That last few degrees makes a huge difference in mini.
Hey Core!!!
Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
Although there could be a national winner list only. Using wins to rank order.
No ego stroke please
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rtypec
No ego stroke please
Sort of a SoCal Special list

TamiyaUSA already has the Hof list for past national winners. There are 3-4 repeat winners and the most part it is local guys that race at the track more than once per year (or in some case once in a lifetime). Not too difficult to pull the repeat winners out from that one.

It is probably hard to compare wins from one year to the next. One year GT1 had 7 total racers at the nats, other years it had 20+. Trackside had a regional race with 48 entries. Pennsylvania had a race with 45 TL01 cars (factory supported Trinity drivers were allowed to race). Tell me which class was more difficult. Hard to judge. Does it make the winner any less deserving? No.

Anyway, food for thought.
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:26 PM
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Interested in running F1 in TCS. Any suggestions? TRF102? Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TweakRacer
Interested in running F1 in TCS. Any suggestions? TRF102? Thanks!
Depends on the track. If outdoor asphalt, TRF102 seems to be the best car. If indoor carpet, the TRF101 or the F104w GP with a 180mm front end seem to be faster.

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Bring out those FWD FF-cars for TamiyaNats... We have a new fast-guy on the scene.

had a lot of fun chasing him around the circuit during free-practice..
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Originally Posted by OSherman
Bring out those FWD FF-cars for TamiyaNats... We have a new fast-guy on the scene.

had a lot of fun chasing him around the circuit during free-practice..
Game on .
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
Bring out those FWD FF-cars for TamiyaNats... We have a new fast-guy on the scene.

had a lot of fun chasing him around the circuit during free-practice..
Two Weir's bringing theirs. Now just convince Fred that it will definitely be a class at Nationals! Last I heard he was considering it but had not committed to it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Depends on the track. If outdoor asphalt, TRF102 seems to be the best car. If indoor carpet, the TRF101 or the F104w GP with a 180mm front end seem to be faster.

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Panda, thanks for all your input! I didn't want to keep derailing the TQ thread, so bringing the TCS talk over here. You're right about having to race in 2015/2016 to be eligible for finals. The only classes that I could run in finals this year won't work out:

- Spec Novice: I haven't raced in like 15 years, but still wouldn't be right. I'm no sandbagger.

- Pro-Spec: TT-02R is discontinued and pricing/availability are terrible. TT-02S is not allowed.

- GT12: Is not being run at the finals. Very cool class though, as it's basically less-sophisticated but more scale-looking 1/12.

- Exhibition: Looks like some people are bringing FF cars, but doesn't appear to be a certainty, yet.

Guess I'll just come by to cheer you guys on, and see if I can find a deal on a competitive TCS-legal F1 for next season (I think someone here was selling the 2015 winning car).

Random thoughts (not trying to fuel any fires, just my opinion, which is only as valid as anyone else's):

Even for the F1's, I still see a lot of back and forth about the "fairness" of the 25.5 motors. Seems some motors are still faster than others. Unfortunately, I also see the motor and especially battery wars, plus the brass/lead weights issues in Mini.

I can see how limited/"stock" racing slows down cars to bring people into the hobby, but being competitive (newcomers want to be competitive in a race too) in any "stock" classes always ends up being more expensive than open/mod. I like the idea someone proposed of ESC software limits (beyond "blinky" no boost/timing, like RPM/torque/current limits). Odd how Tamiya doesn't just sell kits with their own BL systems and have everyone run the same (including the software limit, as someone suggested). That way newcomers could run box stock spec classes, inexpensively and competitively (like the how Slash/SC got popular).

Or, just run open motors, and stick with a control/handout tire (like some of the TCS classes, where everyone buys from the same batch day-of). Bringing in newcomers is one thing, but if you are racing (newcomer or not, driving/setup skills aside), it is still easily more "fair" for everyone to just have more motor than traction. Everyone (except the novice spec racers) could be competitive without having to outspend the next guy for a power advantage. I think that was/is a big draw for nitro, where any common and reasonably priced NR/RB was enough power for most people on most tracks for the available tires/traction. Then just divide classes by lap times, where winners are moved up to the next class, like in 1/8 nitro on/off-road.

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