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Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,043
Posted By billjacobs

On the plus side, I am very happy that TLR...

On the plus side, I am very happy that TLR insiders read the comments, thank you for that, and good luck over the next few days!!! (BTW, I do realize we are just armchair designers, but even a broken...
Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,043
Posted By billjacobs

It was dated. The 22-4 was released in 2013. In...

It was dated. The 22-4 was released in 2013. In terms of some other 4wd buggies in 2013, you had the b44.2, the D413, and the Dex410 v4. All of the new 4wd buggies in 2013-2014 (except Schumacher,)...
Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,043
Posted By billjacobs

In the first sentence, I assume you mean the 22-4...

In the first sentence, I assume you mean the 22-4 1.0 kit with the saddle packs. To be fair to Losi, the original 22-4 was based on the xx-4 or xxx-4 which used round cells. They released the 22-4...
Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,179
Posted By billjacobs

Wow, the Yokomo D418. The new trend is moving...

Wow, the Yokomo D418. The new trend is moving weight forward on the chassis. I wonder what the new Losi will have?
Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,043
Posted By billjacobs

This is true, but the manufacturers sponsor...

This is true, but the manufacturers sponsor teams, and the team is a reflection of the manufacturers commitment to racing. In 1/10, Tamiya (on-road) and Durango are great examples of manufacturers...
09-17-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,179
Posted By billjacobs

Does it matter who wins the worlds? Of course it...

Does it matter who wins the worlds? Of course it matters. If it didn't, why would manufacturers even have a team? Losi by itself might not have had a lot of funds to invest in racing but Horizon...
09-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,043
Posted By billjacobs

About the $500 club, companies exist to make...

About the $500 club, companies exist to make money. If the market is now pricing 4wd kits at $500+, then it only makes sense to price their new kit at the same price point. Very few racers run an out...
08-27-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,808
Posted By billjacobs

Why are racers dropping the EB410?

I have raced the EB410 since last October and have done well with it. I like the car a lot, but I have noticed that the number of EB410s raced at the local track has fallen quite a bit. Eb410s used...
04-25-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

The Speed RC article was interesting and...

The Speed RC article was interesting and reinforced many of the points that have been made about running a RC track / shop as a business. Like many tracks, Speed RC was started as a passion project...
04-25-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

No need for profit or income. I like this idea....

No need for profit or income. I like this idea. Since we all want others to take the risk and provide a place to race our cars, can we apply this to other services as well?
a) How about auto repair?...
04-24-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

Push: RC has always been a fringe hobby, even in...

Push: RC has always been a fringe hobby, even in its heyday. The issue of disposable income is a factor, but you also have to take into account the costs to race, and the consumables required. Modern...
04-19-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

Interesting discussion, but imo the core problem...

Interesting discussion, but imo the core problem isn’t sales but the continuous decline in the number of customers and racers. The cycle feeds on itself. As casual racers leave the hobby, the hard...
04-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By billjacobs

The Tire Sauce Recipe thread was asking about how...

The Tire Sauce Recipe thread was asking about how to make tire sauce and what's in them and this product was mentioned. There hasn't been a specific thread about no-odor non-toxic sauces. I am not...
04-18-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By billjacobs

Low Odor Non-Toxic Tire Sauce

I wanted to start this topic to discuss and encourage tire sauce brands to release real odorless and hopefully non-toxic tire sauces. I remember the scourge of paragon wintergreen that would permeate...
04-16-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

Regardless of why a track closed, losing any...

Regardless of why a track closed, losing any indoor facility at this time isn't good for the race side of the hobby. We have had 2 closings recently in the MD area and there aren't many tracks left....
04-03-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 35,094
Posted By billjacobs

I used the tdk high grip sauce at the Wednesday...

I used the tdk high grip sauce at the Wednesday night races (medium grip, dry, clay/dirt track,) on my EB410 and it worked very well. It adds a lot of grip, so much so that I had to reduce rear toe a...
04-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 35,094
Posted By billjacobs

I ordered 2 bottles. I hope it works. The only...

I ordered 2 bottles. I hope it works. The only issue is how to get the local track to mandate it. Considering that many racers at my local track smoke or vape, I would guess that a safer sauce is not...
03-28-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By billjacobs

I'll take the 10.5. Pm'd.

I'll take the 10.5. Pm'd.
03-13-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 29,448
Posted By billjacobs

The best thing a former owner can do is enlighten...

The best thing a former owner can do is enlighten the keyboard MBA’s to the real costs and profit potential of an rc track business. How about it?
03-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By billjacobs

Your inbox is full. Do you have pics?

Your inbox is full. Do you have pics?
03-01-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 204,502
Posted By billjacobs

Obviously, the right thing to do would be to...

Obviously, the right thing to do would be to exchange monster max motors for x-factor motors at minimal charge, or even better, simply sell x-factor motors for a little over cost (I would guess at...
03-01-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 204,502
Posted By billjacobs

I can't believe all of this hatred for trinity....

I can't believe all of this hatred for trinity. Haven't all of the motor manufacturers been caught cheating (I mean accidentally not being in spec)? Trinity did the right thing by turning themselves...
02-08-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 35,094
Posted By billjacobs

Sxt 3.0 has very little if any odor (I’ve smelled...

Sxt 3.0 has very little if any odor (I’ve smelled it.) While not a total ban, it is far better than the chemical brews being used now. I race in an 11000 sq ft warehouse with 30 ft ceilings. On race...
02-07-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 35,094
Posted By billjacobs

More thoughts

This post isn’t meant to single any one out, but just because you don’t feel the affects now, doesn’t mean you won’t later on. You shouldn’t get headaches playing with toy cars, and you shouldn’t...
02-06-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 35,094
Posted By billjacobs

Thoughts on sauce

I can’t believe what I’m reading. Are you telling me that getting naphtha, diesel fuel, acetone, xylene, and other yummy chemicals all over your hands is bad for you? Are you also saying that...
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