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Old 07-13-2006, 10:26 PM
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Hey Fred, can I race gt2 this year? It sounds like fun!
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:36 AM
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you will not be allowed to remove the plastic end caps or remove any tubing.
Fred- Does the above mean that we will not be permitted to drill small holes in the pack exterior in order to get probes into the cell connections and equalize the pack on a Frankenstein Novak tray?

Wouldn't ask if it hadn't already occurred to me- and probably a zillion others. Yes or no is fine with me, but if it's no that's one more piece of equipment I won't have to haul out to Aliso.

Nice job on the rules, BTW.

See you in a week!
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Originally Posted by FMW
Man so many questions already
#3 I said you can change the connector on all the batteries. That's OK, but now that you mention it you will not be allowed to remove the plastic end caps or remove any tubing......
Ok, good to know. So there's no way to use the Twisted gold connectors because you'd have to remove the top cap. Also, it would be nice if the bottom cap of the top three would be removed after the mains to ensure no-one removed it and replaced the standard battery tab with a battery bar to gain effeciency...

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Example: "Hey everyone! Katzer just broke the TQ by a lap.
Whew, no worries for me then because that ain't gonna happen. It wouldn't even happen with the BQ time...
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Hi FMW, may I humbly suggest:

The Martin Crisp Driving Seminar

3. Any Tamiya Touring Car or Sports Car body is allowed. Suba-Freaking-Roo!

4. Spec tires and inserts. (To be determined shortly) Sorex 36R with Hara Medium Black Insert on Tamiya Rims

5. A Spec motor will be used for this class. (To be determined shortly) Handout Orion 7T Singles...just kidding, anything will work.

Also, wouldn't no-oneways be a nice addendum? I mean, you wouldn't want me taking you or half the field out because I can't brake...oh wait, I plan on taking all of you out anyways nevermind

Batteries? What are the rules for those?

I'll pick up TOCA during my lunch break. It better be good or I'll make your online gaming experience miserable
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Good job on the rules FMW!

On Batteries. . .
It has been established NOT to remove the endcaps or the tubing, really that has not been on my mind.

I am wondering if it is possible to open up the caps enough to solder in tabs for hard-wiring? The rest of the cap and tubing would remain intact.

On Motors. . .
After reading the motor rules I was thinking it might be good to send out a few motors to people to break in. Dyno them before they go out and then Dyno them when they are sent back. I would be happy to help the cause and break-in a template type motor. It probably would be an excellent benchmark to go by. Usually a well broken in motors characteristics change. I would hate to see non-cheaters get penalized for just spending the time to break-in their motors. . .

Looks like I will have to get TOCA 3...

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Old 07-14-2006, 08:52 AM
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Fred the rules look good.

Rod- 36's sound real good

There is some whining on min weight and batts but it also stops the past grumbling that has gone on after the event.

Good luck to all the entrants.
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When will the signups be ready for the Nats??
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:12 AM
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The Martin Crisp Driving Seminar

3. Any Tamiya Touring Car or Sports Car body is allowed.


What? So the Subarus are allowed now? Noooo.... Just finished painting a Ferrari last week.
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Also can our Canadian friends race, even if they don't win the canadian finals, but they have raced and placed in the top 10 in a US regional?
Hello Fred,

What is your input on this question?.Will this be revised by regions as where I race is pretty close to Washington. Every year we head down South to SIR and previous years to Galaxy Hobbies for TCS.Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Hebiki
you know there is a "CHRIS LIM" in canada. i think he hijacked my account.

TOCA? why not No Limit Texas Hold em?
Hey brother.... Sup!!.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:26 AM
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1. Past champs. No Subaru's I will probably ban one -way for past stumps
2. Batteries will be Tamiya GP 3300 stick packs.
3. I have to do more testing on the motor amp rule 1.2 is too low.
4. Doc. How big of a hole do you have to drill to get a probe in??????
5. Rod! Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm your Huckleberry!
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Fred,

How about the battery pack remain stock, with stock end cap , no holes and no changing the lead wire. Have the guys put on a connector and run, no hard wiring. That way nobody can complain about it. No exceptions, just run the pack and race, no tampering what so ever !!!
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I'd even say lets go so far as to say the packs have to remain completely unaltered, INCLUDING maintaining the stock connector.
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Gary,

I agree....Everyone must run an unmolested battery pack.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:20 AM
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Uh, what you do to get a charge out of your batteries is your own business there Kevin...

I'm talking about altering packs, not using them for kinky sex games, but different strokes for different folks. Just look at Chris

Since someone else has done it the last 2 years I figure I'll do it this year....

PREDICTION TIME!

F1 Top 3

GT1 Top 3

GT2 Top 3

Mini Top 3
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