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01-16-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By A-Ko

Looked great driving, cool to see an old school...

Looked great driving, cool to see an old school Cyclone.
Forum: Racing Forum
01-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

Looks like Also!

Looks like Also!
01-07-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 35,066
Posted By A-Ko

Motiv has some really good cells with very low...

Motiv has some really good cells with very low resistance
17.5 blinky is a power to weight game.
01-05-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 69,923
Posted By A-Ko

Sometimes when a track has attitudes, even by the...

Sometimes when a track has attitudes, even by the owner/manager, I will not invest my time and money in such a place. Usually word does get around by others and they close. It is not about closing...
12-31-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 69,923
Posted By A-Ko

It is so easy to do the same thing over and over....

It is so easy to do the same thing over and over. It is good to have changes because many of us have families, time constraints, limitations and a home that we cannot work on during a work week.
...
12-30-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 69,923
Posted By A-Ko

When I started racing in 89, things were much...

When I started racing in 89, things were much simpler. There was no internet, no smart phones, not much to mail order from and hobbyshops was where you bought most everything. Classes were simpler I...
12-16-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,445
Posted By A-Ko

Of many things I like about Tamiya, probably my...

Of many things I like about Tamiya, probably my biggest like is their catalogs. The US catalogs are nice, but the Japanese ones are massive in comparison.
12-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,445
Posted By A-Ko

I am a bit biased by Tamiya and TCS. The track...

I am a bit biased by Tamiya and TCS. The track closing in Cali was based on how that area and expense changed in the past 25 years. They built a huge "factory" with track, which ended up being not as...
12-03-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 410,757
Posted By A-Ko

I turned it off. Found when I'm a heated...

I turned it off.

Found when I'm a heated battle I would double tap the brakes causing an unexpected wheel lock or reverse.

For practice with no reverse just makes you drive better and allows...
12-03-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 410,757
Posted By A-Ko

Long and slow I use a slave motor to break in 2v....

Long and slow I use a slave motor to break in 2v.
Have a fan blowing on it.
I rotate the motor to polish all sides of bushings, roughly every hour or so.
Usually when the motor is sounding loud...
12-03-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,105
Posted By A-Ko

I have been to many bigger races that utilize...

I have been to many bigger races that utilize IFMAR followed by triple A mains. I am not a pro factory driver. I am at the upper end of the sportsman level. I do love to race and race to win.

When...
11-27-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By A-Ko

Use 50/50 mix of WD40 and Mobile 1. Usually...

Use 50/50 mix of WD40 and Mobile 1.

Usually 2-3 drops depensing on bearing size.
Been doing this over 20 years.
11-27-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 27,105
Posted By A-Ko

Biggest Advance: 2.4 radios Lipo Batteries ...

Biggest Advance:
2.4 radios
Lipo Batteries
Brushless Motors
Escs
Car/truck kits
The internet

Step Backwards:
IFMAR starts
11-27-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 410,757
Posted By A-Ko

I would say yes, but not for gaining...

I would say yes, but not for gaining speed.advantage.

I always break brushes in to reduce the com spark which does blacken the com. Blackened com can make more heat and even slow down the motor,...
09-23-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 69,923
Posted By A-Ko

If I looked back over the many decades of racing,...

If I looked back over the many decades of racing, not much has changed. Technology has improved, race times increased and race days on club level still are a long process.

I do think standardized...
Forum: Racing Forum
06-15-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

Omaha has rescheduled regional for July and...

Omaha has rescheduled regional for July and Nationals August.
Forum: Racing Forum
05-23-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

If you could pay to get in it would have been...

If you could pay to get in it would have been done already. To my knowledge it has not happened that way.

My perspective is the Japan Worlds from Japanese perspective is like the US nationals....
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-19-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,435
Posted By A-Ko

I have a back log of house work to do. Was...

I have a back log of house work to do. Was getting ready for 2 races coming up which were cancelled.
It has been nice fiddling with the cars getting them ready at my leisure in short spurts....
Forum: Racing Forum
03-17-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,183
Posted By A-Ko

The bright side is this time can be spent...

The bright side is this time can be spent wrenching and painting cars. I don't think it will be weeks but many months.
03-12-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 405,207
Posted By A-Ko

1) Have not noticed a rub with the CRX body. ...

1) Have not noticed a rub with the CRX body.

2) Gravityrc sells a hex arbor for drill. I break in spinning on a drill running it on a belt sander. Takes a light touch.

3) i have noticed that...
10-15-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 47,370
Posted By A-Ko

Although thinking on Sunday it might be worth...

Although thinking on Sunday it might be worth having mixed practice separated by 15 minute increments. On road for 15, then off road for 15. . . Etc. Have a sign and a clock, could be self policed....
Forum: Racing Forum
10-15-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

Could be a great change for F1 at the next rule...

Could be a great change for F1 at the next rule rotation.
Forum: Racing Forum
10-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

Although with F1, since it is direct drive, might...

Although with F1, since it is direct drive, might be squirrelly to drive with torque from a 21.5. Although that handicap would be the same for everyone and possibly a matter of torque control.
...
Forum: Racing Forum
08-27-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22,382
Views: 1,868,343
Posted By A-Ko

Thank you Tamiya, Fred and Tim Ski for a great...

Thank you Tamiya, Fred and Tim Ski for a great time at Hobbyplex! Was amazing and will see you next year at the Plex!
Forum: Ohio Racing
04-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 105,288
Posted By A-Ko

TCS

I know it is still few weeks away.
Any schedule for the Tamiya race?
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