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 NorCal Off-Road thread v2.0

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 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:47PM
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Last post: Feb 21, 2014
Member since:Aug 31, 2011
What about the Vintage cars? Is there any class for the ol'skool RC10 worlds or JRX2 cars ? That would be a blast!

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:35PM
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I'm not sure they carry Schumacher parts. the buggy is sweet though,.

But if you want to pick up something that NorCal for sure carries parts for, go for the AE B5, or Losi 22 2.0. Or the Kyosho Rb6, which seems to be well supported there as well.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:32PM
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Last post: Feb 21, 2014
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so whats the deal between mid motor and rear motor? Do I need both? What do most of the fast guys run? Is there a motor/battery/weight limit in 1/10 scale, or does anything go?

I'm assuming that my new 2S short packs for my eBuggy LITE will also work for most 1/10 scale cars... gosh, I have SOO much to learn.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:29PM
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Eric has plans to stock schumacher and xray in the future. Another great car to look at will be the associated b5 or b5m.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:23PM
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Last post: Feb 21, 2014
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Does Norcal Hobbies sell the K1? money is not an issue for me, so I really only want to buy from the host hobby shop. I like to support the store, owners as well as the tracks.

Even though the class is small and hasn't "fully" filled up, hopefully, more people will bring their eBuggy LITES so the class can grow, and the new Norcal Hobbies can make more $$$. And maybe more people who race 1/10 scale cars will watch the people racing those cars and say, "hey, I want one of those" .. and then also spend more $$$ at Norcal Hobbies.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:17PM
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The class already is a hit or miss. The last few races they havent filled a class for it. You should have a 10th vehicle anyways. I recommend the schumacher k1 4wd buggy. :-)

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 01:10PM
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Last post: Feb 21, 2014
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I don't have any 1/10 cars yet, but when I bring my eBuggy LITE, I will spend more $$$ at Norcal Hobbies for other cars, since I know I will be bored waiting for the next race.

I would like to see what other cars people run in SCT and 2wd/4wd buggy, so thats why I want to start racing at the new track.... including my eBuggy LITE. I think it would be great fun to race on the new track! I saw the Youtube videos and it got my juices flowin! I said, "hey, that looks like fun!"

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:53PM
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I race 1/8th scale 98% of the time, and when I come to race at Norcal I will NOT be racing an e-buggy lite, I will bring my 1/10th scale car for the 1/10th sized track. It really is too small for an 1/8th scale buggy, no matter what motor and battery you put in it.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:49PM
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Great, then 4S in parallel will work fine

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:49PM
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I'm not necessarily suggesting controlled cautions, just that drivers should slow down in crashed out areas. Even in MX, the riders will slow down coming into a gnarly wreck so they won't take themselves out in the process. We should be doing the same. Not chancing the double when a marshal is in the area. Just because the marshal is not where they SHOULD be, as the driver, you should just suck it up and roll the jump. We aren't racing for a paycheck, we are doing it for fun at a club level.

And I'm still in favor of 17.5 limits for rookies. Or 13.5 at best. I think Steve S, got reamed by a rookie driving a 4x4 with too much power.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:44PM
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Member since:Feb 22, 2011
Duh 2s stays hot. I raced 4x4sc for years I know all about it. If you have your car lower on weight the electronics aren't an issue. 2s is the rule and its not gunna change. The point of elite buggy was to have a car around 6.5lbs. Lighten up your car to the max and run on 2s..that's really your only option at norcal.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:38PM
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read my previous post, I made allot of changes to make it "lite".

2S doesn't make it cooler, read other peoples posts, or just try reading

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:33PM
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Nizzleshiizlebizzle whatever it is... its supposed to be 8th scale LITES. Now your making the car a heavy pig and will beat up the track. Convert an sct truck and keep it LITE! You will pick up speed and keep electronics cooler. Now isn't that a thought.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:32PM
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Last post: Feb 21, 2014
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exactly, so I really don't understand what the problem is, it's a simple matter of wiring to reduce voltage, hence less power, hence more safety...

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:31PM
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Series= double voltage, same MAH

Parallell= same voltage double MAH.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:30PM
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Member since:May 9, 2012

You can't consider caution control in r/c like motorsport racing (unless its 5th scale but I'm not going there).

When I think of 1/10th scale off road racing, I think of those arena supercrosses. When those guys pile up, they pile up, and the lucky get through.

In r/c racing.. cars have the right of way, but the driver should be aware of whats going on around track. Turn marshalls shoud be the judge of when its safe to get a car. Again as much as I love trying to be quick (even when rolling my ankle) I aint bending over at the double when I see cars just coming over the table top. In all respect, I'm sorry you hit the double wrong and your gonna lose a position or two, but for safety it better than me getting knocked out from being blind sided by a flying car to the head. 

Any track will have a dangerous zone for a marshall, as much as the drivers do not want to hit a marshall. Sometimes it's not possible. You could be going over a jump expecting to go to the side of a marshall, then the next thing you know, the marshall walks right into the path of the vehicle.

We can go all day about the do's and don'ts about marshalling and driving, but in the end there will always be the risk.

 

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 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:27PM
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4S in parallel is 2S voltage, so how is that "more power" ? did electrical engineering and physics suddenly shift paradigms?

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:20PM
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Last post: May 27, 2015
Member since:Feb 22, 2011
And your going to have more power. We dont want the less than average racer with that much power. Steve S. Is a great example of why rookies shouldn't have crazy speed and that was a wake up call.Its not safe at all.

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:10PM
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hey chubby, err sub by, 4S in parallel is still 2S. See u at the track!

 Posted: Feb-21-2014 12:10PM
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Last post: Apr 17, 2014
Member since:Oct 17, 2010
it's a 1/10th scale track.

it's really that simple.

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