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Old 01-20-2009, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by minimusprime
so who do we have to suck up to to get the track opened friday the 6th of feb for practice? does it help that it's my birthday. I'll just view it as a big thank you from tamiya for buying so much stuff over the years.

thanks in advance fred.
I guess I will have to request that President Obama give Fred a call back here from Wash DC and make him an offer that he can not refuse to open the track for Friday practice? I know several East Coast Racers that would really appreciate the track time?

Please Fred?
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Well it sounds as if the track will open at around 6:30 a.m. on saturday the drivers meeting at 8:00 am with first round of qualifying to start at 9:00 a.m. that sounds good to me. Thats a whole hour and a half of practice that should be good.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hickmeister
I guess I will have to request that President Obama give Fred a call back here from Wash DC and make him an offer that he can not refuse to open the track for Friday practice? I know several East Coast Racers that would really appreciate the track time?

Please Fred?
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Sorry, but there is no way we can open the track for Friday for various reasons. Remember, this is just a regional not a national.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:49 PM
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will practice be controlled like at nationals?
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Could any one please help me ? I have been looking for rules for the F1 cars . I know about the motor but , is there a cell size limit or capacity set and whats the weight limit too?
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant
Could any one please help me ? I have been looking for rules for the F1 cars . I know about the motor but , is there a cell size limit or capacity set and whats the weight limit too?
Damn John, how lazy can you get?

Please see: http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#gen

F1 rules:

Formula 1 cars are back! This class is open to anyone wanting to tackle the challenge of running direct drive F1 style race cars. This class will prove to be a drivers' class as chassis set up is minimal and driving finesse and skill will be the key to victory.


F103 Tamiya Formula One chassis only (F103, F103RS, F103RM, and F103RX).
Tamiya F103 Hop-Ups only.
No chassis lightening allowed.
NEW for 2009: The Tamiya 540-J motor (53689) is the spec silver can motor for the 2009 season.
Any Tamiya foam F1 tire may be used. This includes: 53128, 53129, 53134, 53135, and 53271.
Tamiya F1 wheels only.
No extra vent holes are permitted to be drilled on the wheels.
Tamiya F1 bodies only. Mixing of Tamiya bodies and Tamiya wings is allowed.
Any pinion and spur gear ratio combo may be used.
Driver figure must be used.
Hard cased LIPO batteries and NiMh batteries are legal for F1 class racing. See general rules for legal TCS batteries.
The F103 Chassis must be built per the instruction manual. Altering its basic structure and design is prohibited.

Battery Rules:

The batteries allowed for the 2009 season are: a. Sanyo NI-CD 2400, Sanyo NI-MH HV 3000, 3300 & 3600
b. Panasonic 3000 Ultra Metal Hydride, Panasonic 3000 Stock Metal Hydride
c. GP (Gold Peak) 3300 & 3700, 4300, 4700
d. Intellect Batteries 3600, 3800 and LRP 3700, 4200
e. EPIC 3800, EP 4600.
f. Hard Cased LIPO batteries are legal for the following classes: F1, GT-1, GT-2, MINI and 4WD-Off-Road.

All TCS legal LIPOS must have a Molded Plastic, Hard Case!
Soft case packs are not legal for the TCS series.

TCS legal Hard-case Lipo batteries are listed below:
Orion/Peak Carbon Edition 2400, 3200, 3400, 3600, 3800 Platinum Edition 4800, and 5000
Reedy 7.4 20C 5000 mah & 3200
Core 7.4 5000 h
Trinity Li-Pro 3800, and 4500 r> SMC Lightning Bolt 7.2 Red Hard Cased 4000, 5000 h
Track Power: Hard Case Gold Edition 7.4 Lipos
Max Amps: 4200SS 35C 7.4V Hard Case
All Lipo batteries for TCS may not exceed 5000 maH!
As new Hard Cased Lipo batteries become available they will be reviewed and made legal upon inspection.

g. Sport packs that are readily available at hobby stores are legal as long as they are assembled from the general hobby industry i.e. Orion, Peak, Reedy, Duratrax, Dynamite, Trinity and Hobbico etc.


Batteries that are purchased direct from Sanyo, Panasonic, Intellect or Gold Peak that have no hobby industry branding are not legal. These batteries include those that are used in power tools and have a solid colored shrink-wrapping to them. Racers that still own batteries such as the Sanyo NI-CD 2000, 1400, 1700 or 1200 are allowed as long as they have the original hobby industry shrink-wrap.
Lipo TECH rule: In the interest of safety and fairness, all LIPO batteries will be volt metered at TECH prior to a "race or qualifying" heat. Lipo batteries exceeding 8.44 volts will not be allowed to race on the track until after they have been discharged through the use of a discharger in tech
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:42 PM
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any of the outtowners down for a little indoor gokarting friday night? please post so we can make arrangements.
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I would like to run F1, but I own a F103gt and that chassis isn't allowed. I would mind buying an F1 body. But, I would have to buy a whole new car.
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Awesome but ... it doesn't say anything about how heavy the car has to be.
Is there a weight limit ? Id like to know so I can get the car dialed.
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant
Awesome but ... it doesn't say anything about how heavy the car has to be.
Is there a weight limit ? Id like to know so I can get the car dialed.
Scales are not involved in TCS F103 racing. However, many drivers find adding weight helps when running lighter LiPo batteries.
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Originally Posted by MD
I would like to run F1, but I own a F103gt and that chassis isn't allowed. I would mind buying an F1 body. But, I would have to buy a whole new car.
The RM kit is very affordable. Even the 15th aniv. is a good value for all the nifty parts. The F1 is a better handling pan car than the GT. If you like the GT you will love the F1. Look on the bright side, you already have spares!
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hickmeister
I guess I will have to request that President Obama give Fred a call back here from Wash DC and make him an offer that he can not refuse to open the track for Friday practice? I know several East Coast Racers that would really appreciate the track time?

Please Fred?
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We have to clean the track and spray on Friday. Don't usually finish until late in the afternoon. It gets dark out by 5:00 p.m.
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
any of the outtowners down for a little indoor gokarting friday night? please post so we can make arrangements.
Now were talkin let me know Lim if you guys want to go to Pole Position so I can make arrangements to have a time slot reserved for us and get a discount. I am in for sure and if you want we can make it exciting and put a dollar or two into a pot and the person who has the fastest lap - winner takes all and if its a girl and she's hot then winner takes it all "OFF"

Fred, Gary, Andrew, etc. are you guys up for it?
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 240Z
Scales are not involved in TCS F103 racing. However, many drivers find adding weight helps when running lighter LiPo batteries.
OMG really ? Interesting . Ty , that was the information I needed .
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:08 PM
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Just stopped by Speedtech and they just got in M type F-1 bodies, wheels and foam tires.
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