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June 29, 2019: Going Fast, Turning Left - Lets race and speed run at a Velodrome

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Old 06-23-2019, 02:37 PM
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Looking forward to going fast and Veering left , not going too crazy just going tto go down to a 2.8 with the Hobbywing 21.5 and Novak 25.5
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Who's ready to run on the biggest oval in the midwest? I'm excited.
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I’d forgotten about this video.

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Id forgotten about this video.

https://youtu.be/UkH2T--vZRo
The video reminds me of Days of Thunder when Cole Trickle auditions for Harry Hogg in Rowdy's car-
"I'm dropping the hammer"
"No you're not!"
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Looking forward to going fast and Veering left , not going too crazy just going tto go down to a 2.8 with the Hobbywing 21.5 and Novak 25.5
Borrrrrn to be willllllld!
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Looks like the weather will be nice and hot today. Let's have some fun #OvalStyle
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Any video of the event?
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We have a thing or two. But we were busy driving.....

So lets talk about driving on the velodrome. We didn't bring anything special for the oval. The guys out in encino have touring car front ends with direct drive rear ends.

We all ran with 21.5 motors on our "serious" cars. We ran a TC7.something, a TA07, a TA05, and Blaze R2. Running a 21.5 motor netted all of us around 40mph.

To get the cars going so fast, we all ran utterly ridiculous gearing. For instance my TA07, has a 68 tooth spur, and a 65 tooth pinion on it. Traction wasn't an issue, with any tire we went out there with. USGT, Jaco, VTA, and even foams. Gearing seems the limit, versus tires. It's also worth noting, that the pavement temperature was around 130deg F. Chassis, tires, were all coming off the track hot. Motors held up fine, and didn't get really hot. Bodies didn't seem to make a huge difference either. I was out there with my Skylinn body, there was a Rikari, a VTA body or two, and a traditional touring car body. In the end, we tried cutting out the rear of the bodies for more speed... it didn't seem to really help.

We think, if we go back, we should show up with 13.5 motors, and "normal" track gearing.

Since the runs are done, more or less, at full throttle, battery behavior becomes really evident. Speeds start high, and drop as pack voltage drops.

Coming to run your car at the velodrome is "easy". Re-gear, and turn your steering down to 10-14%, and you'll be in good shape.

I say "easy" but it takes a few laps to even get around the track properly. And then getting a line that's "fast" takes even more effort.

.............. I'd love to do this again.

For giggles, I also brought my M07, and Euro Truck. ... while they happily made it around the course, they were waiting games. :-) We would like to see F1 out there. It would be a safe place to crank up F1 cars to "real F1 speeds".
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I think to do racing just pick a motor ( 13.5 or 17.5 ??? ) ,tc tires gt - tc body. Normal gear range maybe limit to 3.0. Min fdr
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