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Old 12-17-2010, 05:12 AM
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great rules, finally the field seems to equalized.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
IZZY, you of all um, people can't be serious!
Don't even need to ask around on that one. Check yourself ok?
Serious! Seriously? I'm checked top to bottom, in the middle too. See you at the track!
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:46 PM
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So according to the rules it is OK to run the Tamiya option wings on any body that has dimples molded in?

Even if the body has dimples and includes a hard molded plastic wing the option wings can be run? Or only if the body has molded dimples but does NOT include a hard molded plastic wing?

Originally Posted by TCS Racing Website
21. All car bodies must use the wings that are supplied in the kit. Mixing and matching
ABS plastic wings, between different body styles, is not allowed. Part number 53470
(Lightweight Wing) and 53604 (Racing Wing Set) or any future OPTIONAL wing set is
legal for any sedan/sports car body as long as the body is pre-marked with dimples for
the option wing mount. See specific class rules for restrictions.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tron
So according to the rules it is OK to run the Tamiya option wings on any body that has dimples molded in?

Even if the body has dimples and includes a hard molded plastic wing the option wings can be run? Or only if the body has molded dimples but does NOT include a hard molded plastic wing?
I believe FF03 is an exception to this rule, you must use the wing (if any) supplied in the package.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:16 PM
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Right FWD can't change or add wing
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:33 AM
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I am new to TCS and I would like to know if there is an entry form for TCS 2011 available (Isearched tamiyausa website but couldn't find it other than the rules) or I just need to sign-up at Tamiya circuit at Aliso Viejo. Also, can someone tell me what date is the race?

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Old 12-19-2010, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by eComet
I am new to TCS and I would like to know if there is an entry form for TCS 2011 available (Isearched tamiyausa website but couldn't find it other than the rules) or I just need to sign-up at Tamiya circuit at Aliso Viejo. Also, can someone tell me what date is the race?

Thanks!
They will usually be an entry form and most likely will be posted soon enough. If you miss it, I'm sure signing up at the track is not a problem specially for new TCS participants like yourself. In fact, it looks like first race is a Sunday, so most likely you can come that Saturday to practice and gather more intel then. (my black ops side is kicking in, sorry)
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
I believe FF03 is an exception to this rule, you must use the wing (if any) supplied in the package.
Further clarification: any body that uses the optional Lexan wing sets must have TWO (2) molded dimples on each side of the rear deck for an optional wing mount, showing the wing mounts were designed in, and not just one molded dimple to drill a screw through. Example: I recently bought the BMW M3 GTR body to try on a TA05IFS with last year's GT2 package on it (was very good, might try the body on the 2011 GT2 car). It has a dimple on each side of the deck to mount the stock ABS plastic wing with tabs--and at the edges of the rear trunk lid, two molded dimples for the optional wing sets. Perfectly lined up, match the dimples on the wing, easy installation, love it when Tamiya gets it right.
Example: the old Porsche Carrera GT body, which I dearly love to run on old GT3 spec cars, has one molded dimple on it for screws to attach the plastic ABS wing it came with. Not two dimples. According to the rules, that means the optional wing sets are not legal on that body, so I can't run it in the new GT2. Too bad, it was a killer.
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Cool Motor Rules (Silver Can)

I'm no hot rodder for the Silver Can motors. Even when I try to perform some voodoo magic that I have heard about, I start with a motor that produced 12,000 RPM at 5V, and end up with a 10,900 RPM motor that gets installed in a Frog or Mid-night pumpkin or some other fun car.

I was playing (or shall we say horsing around) with some new motors and my speed checker, and after just a little break in, I was able to get really close to the limits specified for the Silver can class. For the old 5V limits at 13,500 RPM, I never could get there, and now the new rules look like we are truly running a broken in and not tweaked Mabuchi.

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I just checked all my motors that have been stored. None have been cleaned and relubed yet. All were between 16,400 and 17,100. I had one 4 slot johnson motor that came in at 18,100, good thing that is not a legal motor anymore.

I think it says alot that since Fred revised the rules all you have read on this forum are positive comments about the rules. It is so nice to come on this thread and not see a ton of whining and bitching.

Time to start working on the cars and trying to find a good setup. Hopefully my F104 Pro will be in the shop soon so I can start building it. So many options this year shame that we can only run 2 classes
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Will the track be open on Sunday, the 26th????
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Originally Posted by eComet
I am new to TCS and I would like to know if there is an entry form for TCS 2011 available (Isearched tamiyausa website but couldn't find it other than the rules) or I just need to sign-up at Tamiya circuit at Aliso Viejo. Also, can someone tell me what date is the race?

Thanks!
The schedule is under the same tab as you found the rules.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:34 PM
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Which bodies are legal for the M05 for the TCS? Besides the Mini Cooper and the swift which are the other FWD bodies?
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So what can we complain about now??? Spec tires and RPM limits seem to level the field.
But.........who will check all this at the regional races?


ain't life grand?
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:46 PM
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Its not the 17,500 rpm limit that is gonna make the difference its how fast my motor will get to that limit
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