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12-16-2020, 04:11 PM
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Posted By howardcano

You may be thinking of my thread: ...

You may be thinking of my thread:
https://www.rctech.net/forum/radio-electronics/688671-lap-timing-decoder.html

Another gentleman, RCTech user mv4wd, has used my design as a stepping stone for...
11-23-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,919
Posted By howardcano

The sampling rate on the MiniPro is far too slow....

The sampling rate on the MiniPro is far too slow. This results in raw data that is very noisy, which severely compromises accuracy.

Take a look at post #73 in this thread. It shows a graph of raw...
08-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By howardcano

It would be Kirchhoff's current law, not voltage....

It would be Kirchhoff's current law, not voltage. Here's a simple description of a series circuit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_and_parallel_circuits

And here is a summary of all of...
08-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By howardcano

JJ00179 and riceball777 are correct. The current...

JJ00179 and riceball777 are correct. The current in a series circuit is the same everywhere in that circuit. This is one of the basic principles of electricity, and is one of Kirchoff's laws.
...
05-24-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 39,284
Posted By howardcano

Many of the old Novak systems required the motor...

Many of the old Novak systems required the motor to have a thermistor between pins 1 and 5 of the sensor connector, and would not work without it. If your motor doesn't have the thermistor (many...
03-13-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

Way to go Eric! You are a fantastic driver and a...

Way to go Eric! You are a fantastic driver and a true gentleman. It's always a pleasure to be on track with you.
02-10-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

The X-Factor 25.5 is approved with only the...

The X-Factor 25.5 is approved with only the TEP1117 rotor.
02-10-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

Regarding motors: Concluding that one particular...

Regarding motors: Concluding that one particular make or model of motor has more power than others, based on results from just a few motors, is faulty.

Do those "magic" motors actually meet ROAR...
02-07-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By howardcano

The HPI Micro RS4 was quite popular for racing...

The HPI Micro RS4 was quite popular for racing many years ago, using 380-sized brushed and brushless motors (then available from Novak and Castle).
02-02-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11,239
Views: 2,027,066
Posted By howardcano

That is one beautiful body! Suddenly I feel the...

That is one beautiful body! Suddenly I feel the need to change from what I'm running to something new.

The USGT bodies seem to be moving in the direction of the new LeMans hypercar class, which...
02-02-2020, 03:25 PM
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Posted By howardcano

+ a whole bunch!!!

+ a whole bunch!!!
01-28-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By howardcano

Spec and modified Surpass V5R motors are now in...

Spec and modified Surpass V5R motors are now in my inspection queue. I've received a large number of motors and ESCs in the last few weeks, so expect a processing time of several months.
11-07-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15,086
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Posted By howardcano

The rules currently on the USVTA web site say:...

The rules currently on the USVTA web site say: "Body minimum weight 95g - any additional weight required for a legal body must be added to the roof of body"
...
11-05-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By howardcano

No Surpass motors are in the inspection queue,...

No Surpass motors are in the inspection queue, though it's possible that something is in transit to me. Manufacturers usually contact me before sending anything.
10-02-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

We found an issue with the R1 V21 25.5T during...

We found an issue with the R1 V21 25.5T during inspection. There is no delay on the part of ROAR. R1 knows of the issue, but has not yet sent corrected motors for inspection. 

Don't read anything...
10-02-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

I wrote the original minimum-resistance rules for...

I wrote the original minimum-resistance rules for ROAR in August 2013 when I was technical director. It was an attempt to prevent future motor wars. Unfortunately I could not convince the excomm that...
10-02-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15,086
Views: 2,036,963
Posted By howardcano

This is incorrect. The ROAR resistance rules were...

This is incorrect. The ROAR resistance rules were based on the Novak motor. My best Novak is within 1% of the limit.

There is, however, a large difference in rotor strength between my Novaks and...
09-27-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

The link also says "approval pending". It isn't...

The link also says "approval pending". It isn't on the ROAR list, yet.
09-21-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11,239
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Posted By howardcano

The Kv is far lower than my "fire-breathing"...

The Kv is far lower than my "fire-breathing" 21.5T, but that's to be expected when comparing 30 degree timing to something in the upper 40s. It's going to need a much taller FDR, maybe 25 to 30%. The...
06-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

That's something we can agree on!

That's something we can agree on!
06-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

No, I'm not the one in charge. I only do the...

No, I'm not the one in charge. I only do the inspections, I don't issue the approvals. That is up to ROAR; I'm not on ROAR's executive committee.

It's not a good idea to have one guy in charge of...
06-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

As stated on the approval form, signed by the...

As stated on the approval form, signed by the applicant: "Product samples will not be returned."

Here is the form, if you care to read it for yourself:...
06-14-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

I have not received any request for their return.

I have not received any request for their return.
06-14-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 326,006
Posted By howardcano

No, any further action is up to Trinity.

No, any further action is up to Trinity.
Forum: Racing Forum
05-04-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,519
Posted By howardcano

ROAR got bogged down due to medical issues. Motor...

ROAR got bogged down due to medical issues. Motor inspections and general administration fell way behind. I have temporarily been helping out with inspections for about 10 months (and new approvals...
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