Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

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    Jay

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:29 am

    If you can get those 3 things by Sat, I'm pretty darn sure someone has an ESC and motor you can use for the day. Like I said I'll cover your battery and charging needs for the day.
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Sean Guthrie on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:02 pm

    We have a really cheap radio with reciever and servo at the store. It is a digital 2.4ghz system but is less than 150. Jay have some info on the truck for you too.
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    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:26 pm

    Awesome Sean thanks

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    Post  JShultz1 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:09 pm

    What kind of radio?

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    Post  steven on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:22 pm

    Hey lads,
    hope you guys had a good thanksgiving/holiday,

    theres alot of activity on this thread, sweet!
    I look forward to meeting the newer guys out there and laying the smack down especially on paul! cheers JK.
    Sean doesn't like the mini's because he can't put a 6.5 with timing advance in there due to the gearing restrictions etc...

    My foot is finally healed, I will be racing this saturday. Had the beetle juice wart removal method done, OUCH.

    As far as hop ups, I just got bearings. I am considering oil shocks but the car handles pretty decent besides looking funny bouncing around. Oh yea I have foam tires too.
    This class is fun, I had a 2 tcs and 1/12 last year and it was alot of work. the mini just throw it down and run.

    Thanks again Sean, John and Carter

    LMK if u guys need any part numbers for the stock body or what ever.

    See u then.
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    Jay

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:48 pm

    What's the general thought on tires? Are we running hardcore TCS rules and using Tamiya tires only. Or are we going to run TCS rules with open tires? For the most part I can go either way, as long as we don't start really stretching the rules.

    Foam tires would be great and rudce the traction roll issues I've been having, but I'm not going to buy them if we can't run them. What are your thoughts guys.


    P.S. I know I'm a new guy, and I'm not trying to make any waves I just want to know where the rules start and end.

    Jay


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    JShultz1

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    Post  JShultz1 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:44 pm

    I think it's better to keep the prices as low as posable...i.e. Tamiya rubber tires... just my 2 cents

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    Jay

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:03 pm

    Yeah Jeff I'm kinda leaning toward Tamiya tires also, but I don't think they would necessarily be any cheaper than the foams since the foam tires come with wheels and already mounted.

    So my vote is +1 for rubbers
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  moondawg on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:22 pm

    It was decided at the onset to race foam or rubber. I have both and don't believe their is an advantage to either one...whatever fits your driving traits..
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    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:25 pm

    sounds good to me

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    Post  JShultz1 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:29 am

    Yep....sounds cool....

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  muddfoot on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:23 am

    Guys,

    when we started this class there was only 4 of us. Now that the class is growing we should make the shift to 100% TCS rules...say 1 Jan 2011?

    Am I saying measure everyones fan sizes, weights, check your version of the 540J motor every race?...no, not at weekly club races. TCS rules just gives us clear guidance, especially for "big Races"...if any are upcomming.

    Open tire is a dangerous move - although I do like foams..."for the life of the class" TCS rubbers and rules are simply the best.

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    Post  muddfoot on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:40 am

    Made a Tamiya Mini Forum

    cheers

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  moondawg on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:04 am

    muddfoot wrote:Guys,

    when we started this class there was only 4 of us. Now that the class is growing we should make the shift to 100% TCS rules...say 1 Jan 2011?

    Am I saying measure everyones fan sizes, weights, check your version of the 540J motor every race?...no, not at weekly club races. TCS rules just gives us clear guidance, especially for "big Races"...if any are upcomming.

    Open tire is a dangerous move - although I do like foams..."for the life of the class" TCS rubbers and rules are simply the best.
    Muddy, where is the danger? Tamiya parts, motors, and battery rules are plenty in the rules department...let racers have some input into their cars. That is part of the fun and challenge..making the class too bland is more a danger to the class than tire selections....IMHO

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