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Old 10-28-2008, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Potato
Yay F1 is back! Boo foam tires.
GT1 is 13.5... is that even GT1? It used to be no motor limit mod. Kinda slow now... oh well I'm looking forward to the new season!
Originally Posted by ultegrasti
f1 on foams is actually very nice. they dont sell rubber i'm told so it makes sense they'd go that way. still...

38bux/set + time gluing only to know that they will not finish a 2nd rd sux.

and we saw it happen big time last yr. had those w/the bread to afford them, those who were sliding all over the place tryin to make their tires last the day, and those showing foams b/c the tires were dead and the store didnt have any more b/c those w/bread and advanced knowledge bought them all up.

all that and knowing the following wk those tires are not any good to you.

Tamiya, wake up, more folks will jump into your program (now more than in the last 10yrs) if they can use the control tires they use every wk! if you want to stipulate tamiya tires for the finals great, do it. but the traveling circus (if you come) races not so.

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You forgot that you also need to true the foam tires after the glue has set. And the local hobby shop chargers $2 per tire to true them.... So about $50 for a set of foams...... The F103RM basic kit costs $160..... Lipo battery... $80... Speed controller $75 Radio with receiver $100 About $500 an that does not include charger, sack/etc.....

Just for 1 race....
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
You forgot that you also need to true the foam tires after the glue has set. And the local hobby shop chargers $2 per tire to true them.... So about $50 for a set of foams...... The F103RM basic kit costs $160..... Lipo battery... $80... Speed controller $75 Radio with receiver $100 About $500 an that does not include charger, sack/etc.....

Just for 1 race....
Mr. Kiljoy Buzzkill ladies and gentlemen, how about a big round of applause

Dude, if you dont like it, dont do it
But quit ruining it for the rest of us who are geeked on it
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
You forgot that you also need to true the foam tires after the glue has set. And the local hobby shop chargers $2 per tire to true them.... So about $50 for a set of foams...... The F103RM basic kit costs $160..... Lipo battery... $80... Speed controller $75 Radio with receiver $100 About $500 an that does not include charger, sack/etc.....

Just for 1 race....
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Mr. Kiljoy Buzzkill ladies and gentlemen, how about a big round of applause

Dude, if you dont like it, dont do it
But quit ruining it for the rest of us who are geeked on it
I guess I should have added that you can buy a complete racing setup for mini cooper or TT01 car under $225 which is a great way to get into the hobby and rae in the TCS at a good price.

I'm not ruining it Tex, Tamiya is doing that all by themselves....
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i was commenting on rubber tire TC stuff rick.

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seems to me that it would be benificial to every one (except the other tire manufacturers) to make sorex 28 the controll tire
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
I guess I should have added that you can buy a complete racing setup for mini cooper or TT01 car under $225 which is a great way to get into the hobby and rae in the TCS at a good price.

I'm not ruining it Tex, Tamiya is doing that all by themselves....
Yeah, they're screwing it up so bad it will probably be the best turn out ever with running F1 and mini
I would rather run rubber, but I will take F1 anyway I cna get it
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:28 AM
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When have you ever seen a real 4WD F1 car ?

once back in the '70's but it ran at indianapolis. not realy a formula racer.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:33 AM
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F1 tire choice: rubber tires are VERY limited, so we are making it as fair as we can for everyone. No one is forcing you to get your tires trued.
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ok.. can we use any foam we want ?
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:42 AM
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Tamiya series has always been Tamiya tires for all classes (with the exception of buggy class). This is no different; you must use Tamiya foam tires.

Please note: the TCS webpage has a new layout! Please check it out: http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/index.php
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Ahaaa Fall...the time of year when the trees change color, the mornings get colder and the long awaited TCS rules are released to the public............

Which nobody likes anyway... because there is always something wrong with this class or that battery etc... Everybody argues about what they think is best, never really adding anything constructive to the forum.

but in the end...

People still show up to the races, meet old friends, make new ones and have fun racing toy cars all day.

Can't wait for the schedule to come out.
( which should create some more pathetic ranting )

Originally Posted by Hebiki
im so happy we're going to have a 15th Season!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
im so happy we're going to have a 15th Season!!!!!!

Mr. Lim, that's my vote for post of the year!

At our TransAm race last Sat, Scotty made it official that his TCS race will be Mar 27-29. Also said he would do 2 of them if fred would let him.


Hey, anybody else notice the blonde chick in the left margin who pops up on that EP Racing ad?


hubba-hubba-hubba
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Wow, it's my opinion that a well built 19 turn will blow away a 13.5. Anyone who can afford a 416 or a 415, probably also has a brushless system. Why not just make the class 13.5. All other major race programs have phased out the rebuildable brushed motors. Basically this rule makes you rebuy a lathe and other outdated equiptment to be competative in one class. Why are we trying to reinvent the wheel here. My 2 pennies say GT1 13.5 GT2 17.5 GT3 silver can. These are the motors being run for club racing so you'll have no problems with availability and the drivers are used to the speeds which will make for better racing.
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant
When have you ever seen a real 4WD F1 car ?

once back in the '70's but it ran at indianapolis. not realy a formula racer.
John,
They dont make the 4wd chassis anymore, it is the old 103 for this season, I already told you that. Repeat after me, direct drive, direct drive, direct drive
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Originally Posted by Doc
Mr. Lim, that's my vote for post of the year!

At our TransAm race last Sat, Scotty made it official that his TCS race will be Mar 27-29. Also said he would do 2 of them if fred would let him.


Hey, anybody else notice the blonde chick in the left margin who pops up on that EP Racing ad?


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That looks like Jessica Barton of the Snowbirds fame....
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