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Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:39 pm
by Glen Relf
With the rules we keep them as close to the euro cup rules as possible so that we can join in the fun when the Tamiya Eurocup comes to town.

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:48 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Andy Crawford wrote:Thanks Shawn.

After talking to a couple of guys that race minis, and please correct me if I am wrong, but it appears that most hop-ups make very little difference to performance anyway, bearing this in mind, would it be complicating things a little to much to have to many rules regarding hop-ups? as long as its a Tamiya M chassis, Tamiya M chassis radial treaded tyres and the motors and ESC's are all the same (kit or sport tuned) then lets race em! ;)


Not sure on that one.
As Glenn says and as the Eastbourne link shows, the Minis are really popular. Their rules are are near a damn it to the Tamiya Cup version and therefore I think we should use those as the baseline at West Kent.
I would like to see this happen, more so for the Summer months when numbers drop away quite badly.
Eastbournes novel feature of running the Final in a reverse direction is a good twist on things... perhaps reverse grids as well? ;)

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:27 am
by Andy Crawford
Glen, do you and/or others use Lipo cut offs in your minis?

Shawn, yes your probably right.......

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:27 pm
by Glen Relf
Hi Andy,

We dont use lipo cut off's you only use about 950-1100mah during a run then pop it back on charge for the next run. Running the track backwards for the final is good fun but it is hard for the newer guys and as you change the track each meeting you will never get used to it unlike us where we use the same track week in week out.

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:27 pm
by Tim Fry
How many people from WK have bought minis now?

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:20 pm
by Dan Hamblin
I've already got one, but it looks like I will have to 'Eurocup'-ise it as well as replacing the left front hub and getting a new bodyshell and trying to improve the bumper.

Regards,

Dan

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:09 pm
by Simon Taylor
Just dug my mini out of the loft and i need to get one of them gay tamiya speedos and some lipos to fit it and tyres and maybe a motor. Hmmmm could be expensive

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:41 pm
by Shawn Herrington
my mo3r arrived with it's HPI Honda Civic shell today from RC Mushroom.
TimeTunnel have supplied the Tamiya motor, ESC and aerosol paint which incidently they don't charge extra carriage for.
Glenns recommended S tyres are on backorder though.

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:04 am
by Andy Crawford
Wanted to do this a cheaply a possible, so shopped at online stores in the far east and managed to get:

Yeah Racing 3200 lipo batts, 2 for $39.99 USD + shipping (have 4 batts on their way), found them for around £28 each from a UK seller.
S type Tamiya mini tyres worked out at about £28 inc delivery for 4 sets (8 tyres)
Already had the ESC and motor.
Not going to bother with a Lipo cut off for now. :?

Just hope it all arrives in time! :roll:

Re: Extra Class for the Winter Series

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:27 am
by Brian Mills
At the committee meeting we discussed the cost of racing another class and decided that £3 per meet would be reasonable (possibly with some discount if you pay up front). Do drivers think this is reasonable?