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Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:20 pm
by Tim Fry
Brian

What will the weight limit be for the practice meeting?
I know we said we would wait till the BRCA voting happens but are we running with 1450 till we know otherwise?

Tim

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:53 pm
by Brian Mills
I think it will be ok to run anything between 1400 and 1500 at the practice, but as it looks as if BRCA will go for 1400 it would probably be wise for cars to run to that purely for experience of how cars handle.
Hopefully Ian will be lenient with the scales!!

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:57 pm
by Jez Clarke
It looks like the BRCA AGM proposal has been amended to a 1350g minimum weight limit - http://www.centralbooking.org/cbs/index.php

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:17 pm
by daveygravy
Hmm, will be interesting to see if that gets approved.

I've only got 120g of lead on board to get to 1500g exactly. Admittedly I've got an old car these days so perhaps that's why. Must be a ruse to get people to buy new cars. ;)

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:39 pm
by Simon Taylor
Dunno if i'd be able to get down to that weight i'd have to start painting my shells one colour :x

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:49 pm
by Tim Fry
My car wont balance at less than 1458 so thats where I'll be. I think 1350 is too low even with lipo its gonna be really hard if not impossible to get them near that.

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:23 pm
by Dan Hamblin
Hmmm, what don't I need on the chassis....?

Regards,

Dan

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:20 am
by THancock
Tim Fry wrote:My car wont balance at less than 1458 so thats where I'll be. I think 1350 is too low even with lipo its gonna be really hard if not impossible to get them near that.


I totally agree. 1,350g is too low to get a naturally balanced car. My Cyclone comes in around 1,440g balanced, but that is with a low profile servo, micro receiver and by mounting the transponder on the battery side.

Maybe we should all weigh and record the weights of our cars on Sunday so it gives us all some useful information about sensible (and successful) weights to aim for?

- Tim.

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:20 pm
by BODYMOT
Can’t understand them trying to get weight down to 1350gm
1400gm will be a struggle. You will need a low profile servo which are not cheap mico receiver ) and what about fan to keep BL motor heat down which most people run, that’s about 20gm on its own or do you leave it off and risk over heating motor.
Car should be balanced as much has possible left to right.
I can’t see how this is going to help new comers in to our sport; ok I know you don’t have to run this low a weight but we all know people will try.
And has for this quote on BRCA page
Thinking behind proposal
Adding 150-200 Grams of Lead weight is not good
and relatively expensive.

No special lightweight parts will be needed to hit this weight limit.
Are their lead weights gold plated or something. :lol:

Please don’t insult my intelligent I’m thick enough as it is. (Ask Brian)
Rant over :D
Ben

Re: Practice weight limit

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:36 pm
by Brian Mills
Yes, I am pleased to confirm that Ben is thick enough :D