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Old 03-25-2009, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko


For $35 Tamiya can buy a APS Dyno to travel to future events, then they would not have to worry about putting the track on the spot for Johnson testing.
Unless the Much More is for that purpose?
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I dont care what they use as long as its consistent
My Johnson is bigger than yours.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:21 PM
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Hey Nemo - that is a cool looking paint scheme. Did you do that yourself ?
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I have put quite a bit of time into my 540 motors, and I do have some good ones, but this is the best policy...Other than going to brushless motors (the real solution)
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:16 PM
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is anyone gonna do video coverage of the Trackside TCS?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
is anyone gonna do video coverage of the Trackside TCS?
You should be able to watch it on LiveRC
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant
My Johnson is bigger than yours.
If it is, it is illegal........ for TCS racing!
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:25 AM
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Brushless is not the cure.
But Tamiya could bring matched silver can motors to each event, require us to use bullet connectors, and only allow us to install the motors at tech before each qualifier (to be removed at tech after the qualifier). Just like at the Nationals !!!! What an idea !!! That would even the playing field.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
If it is, it is illegal........ for TCS racing!
I hope so....
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rccardr

While I think we would have all preferred to receive the news sooner than yesterday afternoon (hey, I’ve got to get my stuff together and pack a bag like everyone else), these are the rules and they are the same for everybody. My larger concern is for the racers, specifically those who purchased a Red Dot motor with the intention of running it this weekend.

Clearly, any of my full race motors will test much higher than the RPM limit announced yesterday afternoon, and I hate to think that the guys who support the fantastic Red Dot product might be left scrambling for a motor. So, if you bought a new Red Dot from me specifically for this race and need to replace it with a legal motor, on Friday I’ll swap you for one that will test lower than the RPM max.

In order for me to be able to swap motors, the Red Dot you purchased has to be in as-new condition and in the original 540J brown box packaging, because I need to be able to put it back in inventory. If you’ve run the motor- even for practice- I can’t help you. But if you’ve been saving it for this weekend and need to swap it out for a motor that meets the RPM limit announced yesterday, send me an e-mail at [email protected]. Because of the time it will take to produce these motors, I’ll only be able to do this for racers who let me know TONIGHT. I will not be producing any extras, and Thursday will be too late because I’ll be heading to the airport and flying to Milwaukee.

Again, thanks for your support. Now, let’s have a FUN weekend of racing!
Doc since you "build" these Red Dot motors why don't you just un build them a little kinda like de-tune em. Wouldn't that fall under the warranty you could set up a table at the race and have all of the Red Dot customers line up and you could just bring them within the limits right? I can de tune my motors can't you? Also are you going to make the nor cal race?

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:43 PM
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It ain't that easy, Swifty. Perhaps you can de-tune your motors from full race down to 13.5K, but the way Red Dots are tuned that just can't be done.

No, I will not be at NorCal (again) this year.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:20 PM
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F1 rules:
"Update 3/17/09: Front and Rear foam tires must cover the entire width of the wheel. No width trimming is allowed. "

The foams from the F103RM don't go all the way across the rim out of the package. Are these legal?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:27 PM
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Rules shmules .. wtf now ? This year F1 has a 18k limit but my toy car only is allowed 13.5. Looks like I will just throw away my MP421 . swap it out for a now defunct Honda. What a travisty. That is for both scales... TRAVISTY! Lets limit teams to 8 motors per driver too..... TRAVISTY!
Rule #1 , Dont talk about fight club.
Rule #2 , Dont talk about fight club.
Rule #3 , No changing rules #1 or 2.

Bull hocky.......
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Originally Posted by SirSwiftAlot
Doc since you "build" these Red Dot motors why don't you just un build them a little kinda like de-tune em. Wouldn't that fall under the warranty you could set up a table at the race and have all of the Red Dot customers line up and you could just bring them within the limits right? I can de tune my motors can't you? Also are you going to make the nor cal race?
If you spend a little time just breaking in the bushings and brushes, you can save yourself $45. These motors can get faster over time, so it might not be a good idea to tweak them near their limits.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:23 AM
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the 13500 rpm rule had been in the books since beginning of the season.. it's not like they changed it just now

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Old 03-27-2009, 11:31 AM
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Sorry sillyputty, but the motor limit was for the Tamiya track and event(s) held there.
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