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Old 12-11-2017, 03:30 PM
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You've had yours long enough. Stop yacking around with that Supra and get your car together racing next year.
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we ordered 2 serpents we will be right with yall
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Awesome! And it's all together My daughter loves pushing it around my office saying "daddie, car!"

Got 3 brand new sets of tires ready to go and hopefully a new body on the way if Scott can get it painted....
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Rules for the TLSRC Electric GT class:

Car rules
1. Any purpose-built electric buggy/truggy chassis or any brand nitro buggy/truggy with an electric conversion.
2. Shock, camber, caster, and toe positions can be adjusted but only to the holes provided on the car (no drilling of extra holes).
3. No homemade/custom-built chassis. Only purpose-built chassis allowed (ie: Kyosho, Mugen, etc.)
4. No custom-made/fabricated parts allowed.
5. Wheelbase: Minimum 270mm, Maximum 330mm
6. Minimum weight: 7 lbs (3175 grams)

Body rules
1. Must be a full body (GT, sedan, etc.; no buggy, truck, Lola, or SUV bodies allowed)
2. Body must be cut on the manufacturer's lines
3. No body extensions or wheel flares allowed
4. Wing must be attached to the body and not the chassis

ESC/Engine rules
1. Any ROAR/IFMAR approved 8th scale or 5th scale ESC
2. Any ROAR/IFMAR approved 8th scale motor (no 5th scale motors allowed)
3. No KV limit on the motor

Battery rules
1. Up to four (4) cell LiPos are allowed (consisting of one 4-cell pack or two 2-cell packs)

Tire rules
1. Any treaded or slick GT rubber onroad tire. No modified offroad tires allowed
2. Any manufacturer brand onroad GT rubber tire is allowed.
3. Foam tires are not allowed
4. Tires must be fully covered by the body.

If the rules don't say you can do it, then put simply, you cannot do it!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:18 AM
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In regards to the Electric GT class, what kind of times would you guys like to run as far as qualifiers and mains? I think I originally stated 6 minute qualifiers and 8 minute mains. However, this is not chiseled in stone so let me know what you guys want to do.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:19 AM
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5 min. and purpose a motor limit.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:43 PM
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I'm good with the 6 min quals and 8 min mains. I bet we can go longer on the mains but lets start at 8.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mkiiina View Post
I'm good with the 6 min quals and 8 min mains. I bet we can go longer on the mains but lets start at 8.
Just trying to gauge what some of the other racers think about that or want to run longer or shorter times. Still going to leave it open motor and the racers will figure out what works best for them.
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o.k. with 6/8 min. but let's put a limit on motors at 2650 max roar approved of course. We race these in Dale almost every weekend with 4s max. lipos. I will bring mine out to Porter track this weekend.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:56 AM
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Ran at Porter and at RCRCNT tracks! GT8e ran well at 5 - 6 min. practice times on a 4s 6500 pack and a 2200kv motor. No heat issues. Thought there would be more interest at RCRCNT, funny I was the only one that showed and practiced.
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Actually, the above post is not entirely true. I did bring mine Saturday and turned a few laps with it on Sunday while the mist/drizzle started the first time. Ran a few laps around the track as witnessed by Steve McLaughlin because he checked my tires after my run for what they picked up from the track (traction-wise). The car looked good and my 2050kv motor came off the track after about 3-4 minutes at 104 F degrees. The next test and tune day at the track, I will do a 5 and 6 minute run to see what temps the ESC/motor pull as well as how many milliamps are drawn from the battery I use.
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Even though only one other person showed up with their's at the track this past weekend, I still think it would be a good primary/alternative class to run in the SWCS. The class has tons of potential to be a fun and competitive one for the state series going forward. Hope that many that missed this race will come out and run theirs at the Texas Biggie in May. I will definitely have mine there again to race.
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My temps at all 3 tracks of the SWCS did not exceed 160 deg. and milliamps used between 3800 - 4200. I ran it hard like a race qual. with other GT8 Nitro's and one 1/8th open car. He took video of the practice session and hope he posts it.
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/\ What kind of gearing are you guys running? I have my car ready to go for the Biggie and should have my FIL's car finished this weekend. Another local guy has his buggy converted and ready to go but gearing has been an open question.

Luckily I think everyone is in the 2250-1900kv range (I happen to have a 2650 sitting in a box somewhere but that's more of a backup than anything) so should be good racing! BRING ON THE BIGGIE!
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