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Old 07-28-2007, 09:43 AM
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Four weeks to go, and I can hardly wait! I'm stocking up with tires and spare parts now. I think I'm covered for the mini class, with two complete mini's and a new M03R kit for spares.

I'm also running the GT01 Porsche Cup, but do not have many spare parts for it right now. Does anyone out there have enough experience with these GB/GT01 cars to know if there is a weak link that I should have spares on-hand? Do I need knuckles, suspension arms, etc??? I'd hate to break something in the first heat and be out for the weekend, but don't want to buy a complete spare kit unless it's absolutely necessary. Any advise would be appreciated.

BTW, my black cans aren't turning anything close to 18,000. I guess I've got my work cut out for me.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:09 AM
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BTW, my black cans aren't turning anything close to 18,000. I guess I've got my work cut out for me.
Maybe you can get Mike or TJ to give you a few pointers, since neither of them will be at the Nats this year...

With regard to spares, maybe Jay can help you out. He has a whole extra kit for spares...
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:22 AM
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Searching for some Tamiya parts, I found a blog TCS drivers might enjoy. It's a qualifying race or heat in Malaysia last year. It was held in a shopping mall. What a great way to promte the series and Tamiya products.There's a short video at the end.
http://www.bigbigplanet.com/rccars/races/20060326/
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Any guesses on what the spec battery will be for GT2 and Mini? 3300's? Orion Rocket Packs?
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Any guesses on what the spec battery will be for GT2 and Mini? 3300's? Orion Rocket Packs?
Why not 2400s for mini and 3300s for GT2? I wonder if they would have enough batteries if they split them between the classes???
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Originally Posted by minimadman2003
Why not 2400s for mini and 3300s for GT2? I wonder if they would have enough batteries if they split them between the classes???
the heavier the battery.. the better. that way we dont have to add those ugly lead weights.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:23 AM
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Handout Lipo's might be nice. . . although I thought they were planning on 2400 NiCads.
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
the heavier the battery.. the better. that way we dont have to add those ugly lead weights.
Wrong way to look at it. I'd rather have a lighter battery and be able to put ballast where it needs to go as an aid than have that much mass located in one spot.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RCGaryK
Wrong way to look at it. I'd rather have a lighter battery and be able to put ballast where it needs to go as an aid than have that much mass located in one spot.
well, unless fred opts for 4200 stick packs. we'll still be able to add weight where we want it. last i researched, all the other batteries are still pretty light in comparison to the electronics side. 1550grams is a lot of weight.

plus having a "heavier" battery will probably mean a 3700 and up pack. that means we'll have some decent packs to keep for practice after nats.
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
plus having a "heavier" battery will probably mean a 3700 and up pack. that means we'll have some decent packs to keep for practice after nats.
Or put in a starter box
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Anyone have a clue what the battery might be? I would like to start testing something.
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Originally Posted by minimadman2003
Why not 2400s for mini and 3300s for GT2? I wonder if they would have enough batteries if they split them between the classes???
I like that idea for GT-2. With all the lead we have to add, I would be for 4200's also !!!

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Anyone have a clue what the battery might be? I would like to start testing something.
Missed this last weekend due to a Build-A-Bear party but I heard a strong rumor it will be something with 6 cells.
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Those obsolete batteries that are required to run in GT2 and Mini are a real downside to running in those classes, buy 2 of those and just end up throwing them away afterwards.
I would rather have entered Mini than GT1, but I just can't see spending $50. for the batts that will never get used again, where for that amount I could get a decent 4200 that can be used for quite a while.
I can understand that they use the 2400's in Japan, but only 3 people are going and the other 125+ will just toss theres.
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Missed this last weekend due to a Build-A-Bear party but I heard a strong rumor it will be something with 6 cells.
6-cells? Well there goes the LiPo rumor!
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Originally Posted by RCGaryK
Wrong way to look at it. I'd rather have a lighter battery and be able to put ballast where it needs to go as an aid than have that much mass located in one spot.
Hey Gary, does this mean you are going to join us at TA next month?
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