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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby Bosscat » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:31 am

I fail to see what everyone is getting so exercised about. The limit what ever it turns out to be is a minumum if you want to run heavier its not a problem it just makes it easier to comply with the rules. So if your car balances at 1440 fine not a problem. Granted there will be those who will spend out and replace everything they can in order to get down to as close to the minimum as they can but to be honest for club racing which is what we do will it make that much of a difference? and is anyone prepared to spend a shed load of money to prove that it does???
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby Dan Hamblin » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:23 am

Bosscat wrote:and is anyone prepared to spend a shed load of money to prove that it does???

Sadly I think there will be a few... :(

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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby Tim Fry » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:40 am

I wont be spending any money on trying to make my car lighter I just feel a weight limit should be achievable without spending money.
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby BODYMOT » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:38 am

I think it will make a difference to club racing.
Its human nature some will go down to1350g not worrying if its balance left to right because it’s faster in a straight line. Faster bad handling cars, more crashes.
Perhaps it just me but dropping 150g is a big jump
Feel sorry for good up and coming young racers or there dads because an extra 100g to 150g (hold it in you hand) on a car could make a big difference. It comes back to Low profile servo, Mico RX e.c.t, down to who’s got the deepest pocket.
It’s good for me because I’ll be like rockets down the straight just don’t stand too close when I have to go round the bend. :D
But Brian always says I am a bit round the bend ;)
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby dis96 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 pm

Been watching this thread with interest, as it does seem a bit of an odd rule change and big jump in weight change...

However, lets remember this is a rule for the BRCA nationals only, and only effects clubs if the club wants it to. If you feel that clubs will be pushed to follow this rule if brought in, but believe it shoudln't be brought in, then you need to be at the BRCA AGM this sunday to put your point accross and vote on the rule change.

If you feel this is going to have a negative effect on club racing, then you need to be voting not to change it, or you just gotta sit back and deal with the outcome, and make your own rules around or within the national only rules.
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby BODYMOT » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:59 pm

Stu is right we all rant on our web sites what is right or wrong with the rules.
Clubs don’t have to follow to the letter what brca say, but most will. Some can’t travel down to agm to vote, family, work commitments, a lot can’t. But a few can and push the vote. It’s a shame their cant be a web or postal vote on things that affect club racing. Maybe rule for brca main races and guide for normal brca club races which are the bread and butter of our sport, bringing new people and future champions.
I’m just a old club RC racers, (but not as old as Brian !,) lucky if I get in the B finals but mostly C
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby dis96 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:12 pm

I think they used to do proxy voting, not sure though, so one club member could go and vote on behalf of the others... that could be useful.

Personally for any club racing, I would think the rules should be flexible, and for any championships started before the agm or soon after, shouldn't feel they need to fall in line straight away, even if they are going to, as no-one is going to be taking their weights off monday morning if it does get passed... :lol:
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby Bosscat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:20 am

Sidcup have a delegation going to the AGM. Last night someone was saying that ROAR in the USA are considering 50 ounce's which is equivalent to just 1420grams sounds a bit more sensible to me.
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby Tim Fry » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:31 pm

Bosscat wrote:Sidcup have a delegation going to the AGM. Last night someone was saying that ROAR in the USA are considering 50 ounce's which is equivalent to just 1420grams sounds a bit more sensible to me.



That sounds more like it.
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Re: Practice weight limit

Postby BODYMOT » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:41 pm

I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s all or nothing. If 1350g doesn’t get passed it will stay the same, 1500g, I might be wrong.
I think 1500g should come down but 1350g is too much. 1400g to 1450g is about the right.
To me it seems to be the top racers who are pushing for 1350g which is not good for the club racer.
Don’t shoot me down but I think there should be one weight for main brca races if they want spend the money
to get down to this weight, and one for club racing. Clubs should be inline with each other so change is minimal in-between clubs so no extra cost.
If 1350g dose get passed some clubs will go for it and some won’t.
I can see a few drivers stop going to different clubs because of it (unfair advantage)
and maybe some closing through lack of numbers. This has got to be bad for our sport.
Won’t make any difference to me because 1460g is the lowliest I can go and still be balanced with out spending more money to get their.
Might have to dust my Mardave off or buy a mini (they are starting to look more fun)
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