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Old 01-12-2011, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
I've spent a few hours reading and catching up on this thread.

Here is what my thoughts are as a 30 year veteran in this hobby/sport, ROAR member for 25 years, and now ROAR's Region 12 Director;

Most of you are complaining about something that doesn't affect you as non-ROAR members. Why?

If you were a member you would have a voice.

Tekin and all other manufacturers will be just fine. They aren't going anywhere because ROAR mandates a rule. They all will now have another product to sell (more than likely the exact same unit as they already make only ROAR legal)

Some of you have good constructive criticism like "using 17.5 boosted as a middle class" thats thinking in the right direction. "A lock out mode software" is also another great idea.

What ROAR is doing is bringing the speed and learning curve back to reality. Think to yourself.... "If I were getting into this hobby as a racer and was told I need a laptop as part of my pit gear to be competitive" would you want to incur that expense? and then try to learn how to program everything when you don't know squat about motors or ESC's in the first place?

This IS about the big picture. It's about the "new blood" and keeping racing appealing, affordable and competitors at the track in the years to come.
a newcomer and some of us oldcomers will always need help by more experienced people. this help could be in choice of gearing or chassis tuning as well as boost profile. whats the difference? the only people that bought laptops did so because they wanted to, not because they had to.

the issue is not whether or not to have an RTR class. the issue is ROAR mandating my equipment illegal for no good reason. further, with fixed timing, now i need to a select rotor, highest voltage batteries and higher motor temps to be competitive. hmm, sounds less like an 'improvement' and more like a plan to boost equipment sales.

as far as my roar membership providing me a voice. how does that work? other than voting you out after you make my equipment obsolete? the timing of that seems fixed.

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