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09-16-2018, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Dread Pirate

Lipo Battery Life?

When properly stored, how long can LiPo's remain reasonably competitive?
New packs back then, but I haven't run in 2 years; the packs were treated and stored well. I know my skill level will not be...
10-18-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 371,708
Posted By Dread Pirate

Broke my trigger at the IIC this year on my EX-1...

Broke my trigger at the IIC this year on my EX-1 KIY (not sure of my version, but it was purchased in March 2014).
I'm trying order a new trigger, but they all say for Expert Grip. How do I know if...
10-15-2017, 04:00 PM
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Views: 553,408
Posted By Dread Pirate

Did you mean you have to put shims on both sides...

Did you mean you have to put shims on both sides of the center diff? Different company spurs are different widths (I like to run PRS spurs which are very thin), so I shim both sides of the center...
10-10-2017, 09:26 PM
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Views: 553,408
Posted By Dread Pirate

I've run the same setup at TQ and IIC with my...

I've run the same setup at TQ and IIC with my 6.2, both changing from grey to black carpet. Use the same as you had before, and if you traction roll, recommend CA glue the sidewalls. Adjust from...
09-16-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Dread Pirate

Not completely fixed ...

Using Safari 10.1; screen still bouncing all over the place.
Thanks for working it.

Jeff Smith
09-06-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,378
Views: 573,797
Posted By Dread Pirate

F1 25.5 Gearing?

I signed up for F1 at this years IIC, but never run a 25.5 before.
What gearing ratio works good to start with?

Thanks.
Jeff Smith
08-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 42,854
Posted By Dread Pirate

Now that the stock classes are 21.5, I have a...

Now that the stock classes are 21.5, I have a question for those of you that have raced this motor. What drive ratio range does 21.5 like?

I practiced yesterday starting at 3.8 and with each...
08-26-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 42,854
Posted By Dread Pirate

Sean, practiced at your track today, my first...

Sean, practiced at your track today, my first time on your new carpet, what a pleasure to be back at your track! Sorry to miss you, hope you did great at TCS.

Jeff Smith
Forum: Racing Forum
04-11-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21,609
Views: 1,577,894
Posted By Dread Pirate

Thinking about running in the TQ qualifier on May...

Thinking about running in the TQ qualifier on May 21st.
The TCS event page says this is GT2-21.5, but the rules say GT-2 is 17.5 and GT-3 is 21.5.

Which event is being run at the TQ qualifier:...
09-20-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 60,882
Posted By Dread Pirate

My recollection was that it has been 4.5 for...

My recollection was that it has been 4.5 for several years, and that running 4.6 gave me the best overall times.
Looking forward to IIC again :-)
08-05-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 60,882
Posted By Dread Pirate

What are the closest color/shore to these? For...

What are the closest color/shore to these?
For example I'm used to Black/Yellow F/R.
02-13-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Dread Pirate

If your willing to think a little outside the...

If your willing to think a little outside the box, an electronic solution seems pretty cool (and I admit expensive, but the odds of an innovative mechanical solution and this point seems rare).
...
11-30-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,378
Views: 573,797
Posted By Dread Pirate

Been away from from on-road for too long;...

Been away from from on-road for too long; reorganizing the fleet to get back in 2016.

Thought I heard that F1 was going 25.5? Or was that Mini? Or am I wrong and they are staying 21.5? I can see...
10-08-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,576
Posted By Dread Pirate

Fantastic event; looking forward to being able to...

Fantastic event; looking forward to being able to do it again.
if suggestions are welcome, make the build part of the clock.
Peel the wraper off the kit at 9:00am, most laps at 9:00pm wins.
09-24-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 371,708
Posted By Dread Pirate

Had mine come apart racing as well; had the...

Had mine come apart racing as well; had the spring hook break. I CA'd a thin plastic piece on as an extender and it's held for over a year. It had the side effect of stiffening the feel of the...
07-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,576
Posted By Dread Pirate

Dave, looks fantastic. Team Electric Light...

Dave, looks fantastic.
Team Electric Light Moose built our TT-02R last night (very nice kit) and we're doing our first runs next Sat.
Looking forward to the event.
06-27-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,576
Posted By Dread Pirate

Yep, that's his assignment, blind you guys! :-) ...

Yep, that's his assignment, blind you guys! :-)
In other team news, Ginny couldn't make it, so BJ's been cut :eek:
Replaced with Nick Black of OCRC fame.

No IIC in 2015; this just became our...
06-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13,182
Views: 1,139,172
Posted By Dread Pirate

You will find lots of racers at the top and...

You will find lots of racers at the top and bottom with the latest Losi and Assoc buggies; I have sucked with both, but suck less with the modern cars.
You'll suck less when you upgrade too.
As for...
06-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,576
Posted By Dread Pirate

All in ...

Add to the team list:

1) Moose - lights and paint
2) Lee Caldwell - spiritual advisor
3) Jeff Smith - food and practice car
4) Michael Monaghan - a few extra laps
5) BJ - bringing Ginny
...
04-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By Dread Pirate

Ha! When I read the thread title I thought it...

Ha! When I read the thread title I thought it was a discussion if us old guys had the reaction time to compete against our kids!

For me the answer is no :eek:

But upon reading the thread I'd...
Forum: Racing Forum
03-30-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21,609
Views: 1,577,894
Posted By Dread Pirate

Tamiya track hours?

Tamiya site says "Tamiya Test Track facility is open to the general public every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except on holidays. "

This Sunday is Easter, will the track be open this...
03-06-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,378
Views: 573,797
Posted By Dread Pirate

I like the spec tire rule, and I'm not picky...

I like the spec tire rule, and I'm not picky about which one.

I did have some things about the QTS that were bad:
1) I've bought 3 sets over time and on 2 of the sets, after hitting a board a...
02-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12,204
Views: 987,626
Posted By Dread Pirate

I ran a Racer TC3 at IIC where I had to add...

I ran a Racer TC3 at IIC where I had to add weight to get to their 1375g min.
They make light weight bodies that help, but the biggest help is you don't need that heavy large capacity battery pack...
02-06-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Dread Pirate

Spec tires takes out the expense to the...

Spec tires takes out the expense to the continuous racer by not having to keep chasing insert/tire combos.

Spec tires adds to expense of the occasional racer who has to add another $20-$30 to the...
01-31-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 39,229
Posted By Dread Pirate

Nuts. I was about to head over today and buy...

Nuts. I was about to head over today and buy tires and get my motor teched. Planned on racing spec tomorrow, but now family matters got in the way.
Looking forward to next time.
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