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Summer Racing 2017
« on: May 14, 2017, 12:16:25 AM »
IROCC Summer 2017 Race Season Information:

This coming Sunday May 21st is our first outdoor race of 2017.  Please arrive at the track by 9:30AM so we can all chip in with track setup.




Track Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=48.445031%2C-123.467274&spn=0.062628%2C0.169086&msa=0&mid=1WNIgsyyH8ywhHuUkQ3vuqmurVmI

(Closest known street address)
1845 Island Hwy, Colwood, BC V9B 1J3
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/1845+Old+Island+Hwy,+Victoria,+BC+V9B+1J3/@48.4434889,-123.4700633,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x548f0cd77aeec82f:0x343ec655abacbe8b!8m2!3d48.4434889!4d-123.4678746


Classes:
Touring Stock 17.5
Touring Nitro .12
Scale Spec 21.5
Anything Else (catch-all for other types of onroad cars, and even offroad buggies)


Race Fees:
Members:
1st Class: $15  (Kids $10)
2nd Class: $5

Non-Members:
1st Class: $20
2nd Class: $10

Summer Club Membership: Adults $40, Kids $20, Family $50

The 1st Class fee is up $5 from last summer.  We are a non-profit club.  Everyone pays and everything goes back into the club (liability insurance, cube truck, track materials, generators, computers, PA, etc...)  If you would like to inquire about our finances please speak with us.


Loaner Car:
The club has a loaner car that outside racers may rent for the day to give R/C racing a try.


Tentative Schedule:
May
May 21 Club Race
May 28 Club Race

June
June 4  Club Race
June 11  Club Race
June 18  Club Race
June 25  Club Race

July
July 2  No racing, Canada Day long weekend
July 8-9 Speed Weekend Trophy Race
July 16  No racing, Speed Weekend Hangover
July 23  Club Race
July 30  Club Race

August
Aug 5-6 RRR Summer Challenge and Enduro in Richmond (Let's get all club members over there to support this!)
Aug 13  Club Race
Aug 20  Club Race
Aug 27  Club Race

September
Sep 3  No racing, Labour Day long weekend
Sep 10  Club Race
Sep 17  Club Race
Sep 24  Club Race



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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 01:59:47 AM »
so if people bring there buggies, other kinds of on roads, etc. would that be run as a heat? (that would be very interesting to see a bunch of extremely different models competing against each other!)
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 04:26:03 AM »
so if people bring there buggies, other kinds of on roads, etc. would that be run as a heat? (that would be very interesting to see a bunch of extremely different models competing against each other!)

Hey Avery,

The catch-all class is there to ensure no one is left out.  If it means some different car types racing together, that's what we'll do.  I agree with you - it could look cool.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 09:11:25 PM »
I will not be racing this weekend and I am not shure when I will be back. My knee is still sore but it is slowly getting better. I will be shopping for a better quality brace for it and hopefully that will help.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 01:21:04 PM »
I am not going to make it. My mottor did not come in time and my grandparents are coming over
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2017, 02:31:57 PM »
Due to lack of interest and travelling racers, this weekend's(May 28) racing has been cancelled. Let's see if we can do better next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 12:53:27 AM »
as per avery's request, should i bring my 8th scale offroad? ;) i should convince some guys to bring them to get some practice for the viex this year.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 11:51:39 AM »
as per avery's request, should i bring my 8th scale offroad? ;) i should convince some guys to bring them to get some practice for the viex this year.

I'll come if you do

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 03:56:12 PM »
this may be a bit of a stretch but would a 1/7 scale on road (traxxas x01) be able to run it the catch all class? that would be wicked fun if it could!
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 10:24:54 PM »
Id say 8th scale or larger would be a no go. They would do a number on our boards and people if they got loose. I think the catch all is implied to be 10th scale or similar size.
Or maybe it should be by weight? 8th scale cars are like 12 lbs lol

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 10:26:05 PM »
the x01 is 10.3 ibs with x2 3s lipos
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2017, 03:08:43 PM »
I think 1/8 might be a bit much for the track barriers, but I'd be willing to give them a "test" run to see what they look like.  We need more people out there!

I'm trying to get the club loaner car ready for this Sunday as we might have someone wanting to try it out.

See ya on Sunday,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
I think 1/8 might be a bit much for the track barriers, but I'd be willing to give them a "test" run to see what they look like.  We need more people out there!

I'm trying to get the club loaner car ready for this Sunday as we might have someone wanting to try it out.

See ya on Sunday,
Blake

I can also get my other tc together if needed. , just needs a servo
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 01:04:57 AM »
Carter and I will be there this weekend finally.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 02:32:51 PM »
i might be there if my motor comes in.
if it does not i will come to pick up a tc chassis
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2017, 10:05:32 PM »
motor came in. i will be there.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2017, 11:14:50 PM »
Alright sounds good - hopefully we have a decent turnout, and decent weather.  Thanks to Chris M for working on the club rental car - it should be back in business on Sunday!

PS.  I will have the Team Powers 34 rubber tires onsite, as well as the Nitro foams and fuel.

See ya there,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 02:52:59 PM »
Is Matrix open for carpet practise? I'd like to blow the dust off my 1/12. I know, bad timing with the summer season starting.
Thanks,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2017, 03:00:47 PM »
Is Matrix open for carpet practise? I'd like to blow the dust off my 1/12. I know, bad timing with the summer season starting.
Thanks,
Colin

Hey Colin,

Good to hear from you - it's been a while!  Matrix is open for practice on Thursday nights.  Typically the doors are open around 4pm.

Hope to see you there!
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2017, 01:36:15 PM »
Thanks Blake, yes, it's been too long. I'm hoping to change that.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2017, 09:37:56 PM »
Alright sounds good - hopefully we have a decent turnout, and decent weather.  Thanks to Chris M for working on the club rental car - it should be back in business on Sunday!

PS.  I will have the Team Powers 34 rubber tires onsite, as well as the Nitro foams and fuel.

See ya there,
Blake

Racing was fun yesterday - some good racing even with low numbers.  We could use another 10 bodies out there!  The rental car is ready to rock if anyone has a friend interested in trying it out.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 12:51:57 PM »
Could I ask a few questions?
- What is the Scale Spec 21.5 class?
- What could be a good entry point for a new racer? Electric touring?
- Is the Spec-R still a good chassis to start with? Can Matrix bring them in?
- Anything else I should know?
Thanks,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 03:44:32 PM »
scale spec is a touring car chassis with a 21.5 brushless censored motor and a blinky esc and a different kind of tire than tc stock.  With any body you want (no tc or pancar bodys.) and a roar approved 2s lipo.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 04:19:27 PM »
Ss is also heavier than touring stock.
Uou can run both with the same chassis if you just change motor, tires, body. Everything else is the same.
The big difference is really seen in the tires. Hey are scale treads and wheels. They just arent the same as touring car tires. The bodies are pretty much the same if you run an ats or camaro ect. you can run any car body you like for the most part. Just 190mm and not a touring car race body. So anything from a honda civic to a porche 918 ect

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2017, 12:58:23 PM »
- What could be a good entry point for a new racer? Electric touring?
- Is the Spec-R still a good chassis to start with? Can Matrix bring them in?
Thanks,
Colin

Hey Colin,

Scale Spec is nice because the speeds are lower than TC Stock 17.5, so that makes it easier for new racers.  It's a new-ish class that has really been gaining popularity in North America (under different names) over the last several years.

Spec-R is off the map now so it's no longer recommended as a good place to start.  Your best bet will be to look for a used XRAY T3 or T4 car.  I have lots of spare parts for these cars at Matrix.

Blake

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 05:02:51 PM »
Gasp. I just looked at the prices of new XRAY kits. Used sounds good!

I'd like to try the rental car June 11th if possible. I have a good balance charger and radio but no battery.

I have to laugh at myself, I'm looking for used kits already. I might take breaks from RC, but I'll be involved forever.

Colin

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2017, 12:24:19 AM »
I'd like to try the rental car June 11th if possible. I have a good balance charger and radio but no battery.

Sounds good Colin - the car is yours for Sunday for TC Stock.  If the other new person shows up then they can run it in Scale Spec.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2017, 06:49:48 PM »
The weather is looking good for tomorrow's club race!  We should have a couple newer people out and Nick is going to debut his new AE ride as well.  Come on out everyone and let's have a good turnout!

Setup is at 9:30am.

See ya there,
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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2017, 11:33:24 PM »
I will definitely be there! time to see what this x-ray can really do!
luca wont make it. he might next week..
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2017, 01:20:44 AM »
jeff and i should roll in, in time to set up the track. ill roll my tc7 and break in a new engine for speed weekend =)

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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2017, 01:22:14 AM »
jeff and i should roll in, in time to set up the track. ill roll my tc7 and break in a new engine for speed weekend =)

I still don't know how you won last time with that 120$ sport engine. lol.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2017, 09:46:42 PM »
in faster classes, dollars don't necessarily win races. besides, i seem to run a motor per year so the cheaper they are the more comfortably disposable they are lol. engines are kind of consumables in nitro.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2017, 01:40:26 AM »
Great day of racing yesterday!  It was nice to see a few more people out there - makes it more fun all around.  We had some good battles in all classes which was cool too.  Congrats to Avery for a strong performance qualifying into the A-Main and putting in a solid run in the main!

We have two club races left before Speed Weekend:

June 18 (no excuses for any fathers to miss racing - it's your day)
June 25
July 2 - No Racing on Canada Day Long Weekend
July 8-9 Speed Weekend


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« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2017, 01:55:51 AM »
Aww shucks......  ::)
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2017, 12:57:55 AM »
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2017, 05:27:40 PM »
Thanks for a fun race day. The rental car worked well and was fun to drive. Thanks to the club for having the rental, and to Neil for battery charging and sharing his shade.

I see a 2013 XRAY T4 on RCTECH for a touch over $200. The owner says it needs nothing, and is in great shape. Is there anything specific I should ask when buying a used chassis?

Any suggestions for other touring cars to look at?

Thanks,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2017, 09:02:18 PM »
Colin, that is the same chassis as my 2 cars so myself and others in the club have parts for it and Matrix also supports Xray so that is all good. It also has a graphite chassis witch is more durable and less likely to tweak in a crash compared to the newer aluminum chassis. I think I paid $300 each for mine when they were one year old so for a 4 year old chassis that has some ware on it $225 is a bit high IMO. If you could get it for $200 shipped then it would not be a bad deal.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2017, 10:41:48 PM »
Colin, I don't know if that is the one we talked about on Sunday but if it is the one being sold by "kchura", ask him if it is the one driven by his son? If so , I might be a little leery of the abuse that it has seen. What does he mean it needs nothing, does that mean everything is included? I can't remember whether the speed control you have is a 1 cell or not? So you may have to think about updating that and the servo. If it is kchura's car, then I would not want to pay more than $200 shipped. Good luck.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2017, 02:14:04 AM »
I asked him if it needs any repair; he said no. It is just a roller. No electronics, no servo, no spare parts. He will throw in a 21.5 motor. He said he's firm on the price; if he doesn't get it, he'll just use it for parts for his '14, '15 or '16 car. I can understand that.

I do have a Tekin RS speed control. It looks to be fine for 2 cell lipo. I also have two Epic Duo 2 motors. I think they are 17.5, but I don't know how to tell.


Hey, does anyone need a 700mah LiFe receiver pack? I have two left over from previous projects that I am not going to get back to. Stored the last few years in my cool basement. Cells are at 3.30v +1 0.02v. One looks perfect, the other feels slightly puffed.

Thanks for the assist guys.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2017, 10:15:16 AM »
I have a spare xray touring car I'm not using. I'll get you some pics later today.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2017, 03:51:48 PM »
The Club car could be busy this weekend.  It sounds like Avery's friend may want to try it, and then there could be Colin and another new guy as well.  If it's busy then we'll need help with some batteries and charging etc....  We can run it in the first TC Stock heat, the Scale Spec heat, and potentially the fast TC Stock heat if needed.

Also, Doug will be debuting his new gas car, so that will be cool to see!

Forecast for the weekend looks good so far.  See ya then.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2017, 05:06:15 PM »
I would like to try the club car again if it is available, but I'll defer to others who haven't had a chance yet.

Colin

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2017, 05:33:46 PM »
if my parts come in i might be able to lend my scale spec.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2017, 08:00:54 PM »
I would like to try the club car again if it is available, but I'll defer to others who haven't had a chance yet.

Colin

Hey Colin,

Yep sounds good.  Depending on other newcomers you may need to race it in a slightly faster heat than last week.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2017, 01:14:39 AM »
Carter and I send regrets, I leave for San Diego on Sunday and  the week after friends from Dubai/Namibia land that day.  I am however making my visitor camp out with carter and I for speed weekend.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2017, 11:58:23 AM »
I would like to try the club car again if it is available, but I'll defer to others who haven't had a chance yet.

Colin

Hey Colin,

Yep sounds good.  Depending on other newcomers you may need to race it in a slightly faster heat than last week.

Blake

Sure, it will give me practise holding my line (out of their way.) :) If there are multiple drivers for the rental, would it help if I brought my transponder for the car? Or would that mess up the race software?

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2017, 02:23:28 PM »

If there are multiple drivers for the rental, would it help if I brought my transponder for the car? Or would that mess up the race software?

Colin

Yes that would be a good plan Colin, thanks.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2017, 02:24:22 PM »
Forecast for the weekend looks good so far.  See ya then.

Yeesh, I see Environment Canada has downgraded our weekend forecast severely.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2017, 03:49:10 PM »
hopefully the whether does not pull a speed weekend lol
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2017, 10:57:41 AM »
Is there a plan in case of rain? Weather network says showers until late morning.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2017, 11:24:16 AM »
Is there a plan in case of rain? Weather network says showers until late morning.

Colin

It's not looking too good, but we will normally congregate at the track, put on our best weather-person hats, and decide what to do.

We cannot setup in the rain nor on wet asphalt so, at this point, track setup will definitely be delayed and very possibly cancelled.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2017, 11:38:42 AM »
Is the indoor track going to be open? If not vrc will have to do for today. Lol. ::)
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2017, 11:46:10 AM »
Is the indoor track going to be open? If not vrc will have to do for today. Lol. ::)

People can practice at Matrix if they like, but I won't be sticking around there myself.  I plan on popping by the outdoor track at 9:30am ish to see what's up, get some Timbits, and hope for the rain to move on.

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« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2017, 11:51:36 AM »
Ya I will be coming as well. If we cancel Luca and I and mabie Alex will go to the indoor track to give Alex a taste of Rc racing. If Alex can handle a indoor track outdoors will seem like a breeze. ( I already have glued tires. )
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2017, 01:01:49 PM »
I left the track at 9:30 and there was no one there.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2017, 03:37:56 PM »
Sucky day for outdoor racing for sure - constant drizzle all day!  I saw a few people as they came and went from the lot.  Shout out to Avery for bringing out a couple of friends and getting them over to the indoor track to make the best of the wet day.  They caught on quick on carpet with the loaner car!  Hopefully they'll be racing this Sunday on the asphalt.

This coming Sunday (June 25th) is the last club race before Speed Weekend (July 8-9).

See ya then,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2017, 04:36:41 PM »
yep they will be there sunday. and rob is about to ask you for a t4 for order.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2017, 07:57:26 PM »
Bring your sunscreen for the upcoming race........ whetherman says its going to be 30 degrees on sunday. Geezz
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
The weather is looking nice and warm for tomorrow's club race!  Hopefully we're going to see Colin and Avery's friends running the rental ride, and Doug's going to flash up his new nitro car.  Should be a good one!

Rumour has it that Thomas might even show....

Setup is at 9:30am.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2017, 11:41:14 PM »
I'll be there. Colin

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2017, 02:15:30 PM »
Re: the Loaner car. Alex? reported that for the first half of the pack, the throttle would stop responding for a few seconds, then come back on. The last half of the battery seemed ok. I didn't notice the problem as Darryl loaned me his Scale Spec car for later races.

- I did install my own transponder in the loaner car. There was an empty slot on the receiver so I didn't have to touch the servo or esc plugs. It seemed fine when I ran the car.

- The front left wheel came off during my first race.  Someone nicely put on a new wheel nut.

- I noticed the male bullet plugs on the battery adapter seemed a bit loose. I should have asked for help to bend out the contacts a little. I didn't have a fine enough tool for the job. I don't think that would cause the throttle problem.

- We increased the steering rate by about 10%. I think it was 70% and we moved it to 80%. Right turns were very wide. (I guess that could have been from the front wheel coming loose?) It didn't seem to be at the servos limits or cause binding. But if it did, it could overload the BEC?

I can't think of anything else.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #61 on: June 27, 2017, 06:10:33 PM »
did you check the receiver antenna wire for damage? i had that exact same problem with my 12th scale and when i fixed the antenna, the problem was gone. also (not likely) it could be the capacitors. i doubt that though...
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2017, 10:11:18 PM »
It was me that put the wheel on. The hex in that front wheel is striped, so if you hit a wall and the wheel catches, it will turn on the hex and loosen off the nut.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2017, 01:30:35 PM »
Chris Morrison is going to give the rental car a once over this weekend so that it's in tip-top shape for Speed Weekend.

Who is running it on Speed Weekend?

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2017, 02:26:01 PM »
mabie Alex if we can not put together the t4 in time
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2017, 01:45:04 AM »
Your description of the battery connector is consistent with the hesitating throttle.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2017, 10:21:07 PM »
Hey all,

As per the posted schedule, we will be club racing this Sunday July 30th.  Hopefully we can get a good turnout as some of us will be getting last minute practice for the following weekend's trophy race at RRR Richmond on Aug 5-6.

Note that there will be no racing in Victoria on Aug 5-6.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2017, 03:38:22 PM »
Hey all,

We're racing tomorrow, Sunday August 20th.  Hopefully we can get a decent turnout after last week's non-turnout.

See ya there,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #68 on: August 19, 2017, 04:21:31 PM »
Carter and I will be there. We have his Nitro car ready to race.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #69 on: August 19, 2017, 05:32:27 PM »
i will try to make it. i had to work last week.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #70 on: August 25, 2017, 01:39:51 AM »
Hey all,

I'm wondering who will be racing this Sunday Aug 27th.  I know a couple people are away so I'd like to know if we have enough setup a raceday.  We are definitely taking the following weekend off (Labour Day long weekend).

Let me know.

Thanks,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #71 on: August 25, 2017, 09:26:21 AM »
I would race if there is enough people.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2017, 10:58:41 AM »
carter and i can be there
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #73 on: August 26, 2017, 05:40:16 AM »
I have been planning on being there - but also have a lot to do, so if we are not racing I'd like to know before spending the morning preparing and getting out there.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2017, 12:00:59 PM »
I just talked to Joe and he is not sure if he will be racing and he told me that Rob will not be racing.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2017, 02:39:58 PM »
I've texted a bunch of racers.  I'll post back here when I hear back.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2017, 05:10:28 PM »
I most likely will not make it.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2017, 05:30:32 PM »
Here is what I have so far.

People who will race:

Blake
Brian
Carter
Craig (+ maybe Dalyn)
Doug
Glenn
Jody
Luke
Neil
Tom + PaulY  50/50 chance


I haven't heard back from:

Jarrod


Might be doable.


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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2017, 06:00:41 PM »
For nitro, wouldn't it be hard to have pit people and corners?

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2017, 06:26:13 PM »
I updated my post above a bit.

Yes, marshaling will be a problem - same as last week.  If Carter has his Nitro car then we can do 2x nitro heats of four cars each which will help the marshaling situation a lot.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2017, 11:41:54 PM »
We should have 10 - 11 people or so for tomorrow - just enough to race.

See ya there,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #81 on: August 27, 2017, 02:28:42 AM »
*update* Alex said he should be going tomorrow. +1 person to the list above
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #82 on: August 27, 2017, 12:38:32 PM »
Unfortunately racing is cancelled - there is a car parked in the middle of the straightaway.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #83 on: September 07, 2017, 01:12:12 PM »
Hey all,

After a couple weeks off, we're hoping to be back racing this Sunday, Sept 10th.  At the moment, the weather is looking "Cloudy" for Sunday.  We'll keep an eye on it.

Let's get out there and take advantage of the last 2-3 weeks of summer.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #84 on: September 07, 2017, 02:56:22 PM »
i will try to make it.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #85 on: September 09, 2017, 08:03:49 PM »
Hey all,

The weather is looking good for tomorrow so we're planning on racing.  Hopefully we can get a decent turnout after two weeks off.

See ya there,
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #86 on: September 09, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
looking forward to exploding my new barely run nitro motor!

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2017, 02:45:11 AM »
Hi all,

We didn't race this past Sunday because at 9:30AM we had only six people at the track.  By 10:00AM we had seven people so we decided to call it off.  After 10:00AM a few more people arrived such that we could have raced afterall....

This coming Sunday Sept 17 will be our last chance for outdoor racing this year.  Please post here if you can make it so we can decide well in advance if it will happen or not.

So far the weather is not looking great, but we'll keep an eye on it.


Here is the list of confirmed people so far, based on people I talked to last week:

Blake
Carter (will be late)
Craig
Glenn
Jody (will be late)
Luke
Rob
Tom
PaulY


Please post if you'll be racing this Sunday Sept 17.

Thanks,
Blake

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2017, 02:47:37 AM »
I will be there.
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2017, 09:42:48 AM »
I will be there.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2017, 01:51:17 AM »
Paul Y can't make it.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2017, 03:00:56 AM »
Avery
Blake
Carter (will be late)
Craig
Glenn
Jody (will be late)
Luke
Neil
Rob
Tom


Weather forecast has been downgraded to "Rain"... yikes.


Blake

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« Reply #92 on: September 15, 2017, 04:30:52 PM »
thats more than enough for one heat of nitro oval
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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2017, 01:44:32 AM »
The weather forecast is calling for Rain and Wind on Sunday, so at this point racing is unlikely.  I'll check it again on Saturday afternoon.

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Re: Summer Racing 2017
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2017, 08:26:01 PM »
It looks like tomorrow is a wash out with periods of rain forecast all day.

Look for a carpet schedule to be posted soon!

Blake