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Old 04-25-2008, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Well........... If you have $25 million than we can race there anytime....

damn California real estate has fallen soo much...nobody wants to buy.
Nobody needs $25 million for us to keep enjoying a great facility. What is needed is a couple of Marketing Managers from the major RC players in So Cal who understand game theory and how to make it work for them (see post #Post #7896).

One of the stipulations in the escrow should be that Tamiya gets to keep the drivers stand for use at the new facility. They can store it in my back yard till it opens.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:08 AM
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How are you wiring a motor cooling fan???? Have mine wired to the battery leads, but of course it starts as soon as you plug the battery in. Can you wire it to a receiver plug and if you can, where is a source for receiver plugs and pins??? Posted this same ?? on the silver can thread, but not all of you read that thread.
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Originally Posted by Granpa
How are you wiring a motor cooling fan???? Have mine wired to the battery leads, but of course it starts as soon as you plug the battery in. Can you wire it to a receiver plug and if you can, where is a source for receiver plugs and pins??? Posted this same ?? on the silver can thread, but not all of you read that thread.
You can run fans off of the receiver plugs, but it will only see 5V instead of the 7.2V if you wire it off the battery, so your fans will spin slower. The easiest way i've found is to put a plug between the fan wires and the battery leads. Then just plug it in before the race while you're flipping the ESC switch on, and unplug it when you turn the switch off. It also makes it easier to take the motor in and out when you can unplug the fans.

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[QUOTE=minimadman2003;4385533] So how many "last TCS race at Aliso" races are you going to have? QUOTE]
As many as we can !!!
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Well........... If you have $25 million than we can race there anytime....

damn California real estate has fallen soo much...nobody wants to buy.
this is THE one good thing that has come from our shitty real estate market. (i.e. the Tamiya track stays open)

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Old 04-27-2008, 04:33 AM
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One week till Memphis TCS !!!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:45 AM
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Beat me to it.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesArluck
You can run fans off of the receiver plugs, but it will only see 5V instead of the 7.2V if you wire it off the battery, so your fans will spin slower. The easiest way i've found is to put a plug between the fan wires and the battery leads. Then just plug it in before the race while you're flipping the ESC switch on, and unplug it when you turn the switch off. It also makes it easier to take the motor in and out when you can unplug the fans.

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Thanks for the info
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:32 PM
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if any of y'all are planning on doing the saturday night enduro before the tcs race this weekend in memphis please go to the msra section for info and to let us know. thanks, frank
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Originally Posted by Juan Aveytia
Pm me with the price again. Thanks
Juan, Whats the Deal????
Are you still interested in the 414????
Or did someone block me on a car deal????
Would like to know what is going on.

IF Not, Anyone interested is a Very Clean TRF414?
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Which version of the 414? If it is a 414M or before I am interested.
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looking for a little clarification... the pictures of the johnson motors on the website are too small for me to see. is the 4-hole motor legal or no? this is the motor that came in my Swift kit, actually, so its not terribly old...
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Yes, Wes, 4-vent motors are still legal in the US. As are Mabuchi with metal endbell, 540J, and newer dull-can Johnson with metal endbell. Plastic endbell motors (white or black) and Igarashi motors- all of dubious 16/18/20/23 turn lineage- all illegal. And Demory will be the Tamiya rep, so DON'T TRY ANYTHING, BUDDY!!!
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Yes, Wes, 4-vent motors are still legal in the US. As are Mabuchi with metal endbell, 540J, and newer dull-can Johnson with metal endbell. Plastic endbell motors (white or black) and Igarashi motors- all of dubious 16/18/20/23 turn lineage- all illegal. And Demory will be the Tamiya rep, so DON'T TRY ANYTHING, BUDDY!!!
Are we ready to rumble in GT3, it ought to be a classic battle between the Mertes Red Dot and Hinkley House of Horsepower 540J's and 4 hole Johnson's in Memphis for the TCS! Remember my Johnson 540J @ the Aliso Regional Race @ 5v my Johnson 540J tested out @ 17,500 rpm Hot? but only 14,600 cold? I guess all that time and $$$ paid off to get the 17,500 rpm except I was disqualified for that run? Oh well just like F1 the engineers will get more out of what ever set of rules are set forth???

See you guys in Memphis!!!
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Yes, Wes, 4-vent motors are still legal in the US. As are Mabuchi with metal endbell, 540J, and newer dull-can Johnson with metal endbell. Plastic endbell motors (white or black) and Igarashi motors- all of dubious 16/18/20/23 turn lineage- all illegal. And Demory will be the Tamiya rep, so DON'T TRY ANYTHING, BUDDY!!!
Drill motors for everyone!

I might have to see about showing up for Laurel this year, since I didn't make it last year. I need me some TCS racing.
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