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Old 07-13-2004, 07:38 AM
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:43 AM
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Nice pics, however aren't those of last year?
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:22 AM
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yes NEIL they are , the PICS from this year are coming , we had to different people taking pics so , we have to get them all together.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:40 AM
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I saw the results, lots of minis. Not a whole lot of F1.
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Any word on Nats rules at Memphis?
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I'll be heading up to Laurel for my 3rd year doin TCS. But this is my first year for F201. I've only driven it twice on asphalt. Any clues on tires for Laurel? A's or B's? Also bringin a friend who is also doin F201. Also about the rules for F201, my friend is worried about drilling too big of a hole in the chassis for motor cooling. Has anyone been rejected from this so far?

Anyways, I'll be doin F201 and GT1 with my 415. Catch yall there..

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Old 07-14-2004, 05:29 AM
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no , GARY from TAMIYA did say that the tech will be very tight , so everything should be by the rules.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:32 AM
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I think, as long as you don't go against the spirit of the rule allowing holes to be drilled, you should be fine. The idea is to allow more airflow over the motor. Now, if you cut out the entire area under the motor, that's a bit excessive and I'm sure they will not allow it. I saw some guys with many large holes in their chassis catch the eyes of tech, but were allowed to race.

Also, at the TA race, I heard it announced that it is legal to cut a hole on the body where the "real car" engine air intake is. I haven't seen this written anywhere and they weren't that specific about it over the pa system, but I think you can cut out the area that would normally be covered by the black decal on the roll hoop to get some extra cooling. I'd get more clarification on that, but it was something I hadn't heard was legal.
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I think mine may be too large. I'll just order another chassis just in case and bring it to the track. Here are the ones I started on....
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by RC Driver Gary
Any word on Nats rules at Memphis?
your wish has been granted!

http://www.tamiyausa.com/events/tcs/...s04/index.html
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And note.. the F201 rules state:

1. All F201 chassis cars may only use the Tamiya Hop-Ops made for that specific platform.

while in GT1 merely says:

2. Tamiya Hop-Ops and chassis lightening allowed. (Drilling holes or milling only. No omission of key parts)


so does this confirm my question/answer to the tech official at our previous race?... hope so.. SS for everone... hopefully...
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It might be worth emailing someone at TA the pic just to verify. It's pretty clear that you are only trying to get cooling, but the rule is sufficiently vague that it could easily be abused, so tech may not allow that simply because they don't want people to see your chassis and take it a bit further, then things get out of control. I hope that helps.
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here it is. http://www.tamiyausa.com/events/tcs/...s04/index.html


I win the award for spending tooo much time on the puter.
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I dont run mini but are these guys even paying attention to what they put in the rules


"Running a M0-4 short with 60D tires is not legal for 2003. (The two bodies that have allowed this conversion are no longer available through Tamiya America and hence banned for TCS racing)"

2003 and bodies are no longer available, what gives.


Is this new?
"2. Any manufacturer’s electronic speed control, radio equipment, servo saver, antenna, antenna mount, pinion and spur gears (TA-04/EVO series, 414 series and 415 only), ball bearing, tire inserts are allowed.
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Does this mean you must use tamiya gears for the tb-02.
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Originally posted by OSherman
And note.. the F201 rules state:

1. All F201 chassis cars may only use the Tamiya Hop-Ops made for that specific platform.

while in GT1 merely says:

2. Tamiya Hop-Ops and chassis lightening allowed. (Drilling holes or milling only. No omission of key parts)


so does this confirm my question/answer to the tech official at our previous race?... hope so.. SS for everone... hopefully...
orlando..are you gonna go with an EvoIII-SS?
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