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James
30-08-2012, 10:01 AM
We are putting on another dirt meeting at RHR Dirt on 23rd September

Entry form:

http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/news/2012-08-29/RHR-Dirty-Weekend-EntryForm2012.doc

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/ooplerace2012/news3.jpg
http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/MEDiC2008_Photo/PROLINE_LOGO.png

brooksy
30-08-2012, 10:05 AM
Time to put the 210 in rm mode!.:woot:

neallewis
30-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Excellent! Lets hope the weather is dry!

Now do I try my C4.1 or convert back to my B4.1 WE?
By accounts of those who tried both at the oople, the C4.1 was better...

AC199
30-08-2012, 12:04 PM
The B4.1 was designed for Dirt I thought? That's what I'll be running for sure...

James
30-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Excellent! Lets hope the weather is dry!

Now do I try my C4.1 or convert back to my B4.1 WE?
By accounts of those who tried both at the oople, the C4.1 was better...

I don't think thats correct :confused:

AC199
30-08-2012, 02:12 PM
In fact, I draw your attention to the cars being held by the winner, a certain Mr Cragg... that one on the left sure looks like a B4.1 Worlds Car...

neallewis
30-08-2012, 05:45 PM
I don't think thats correct :confused:

Pank (Lee fraser) ran his C4.1 in the last C (or D) final to see how it would run. He had been running a B4.1 WE rest of weekend. Put in his fastest times and won his final with the C4.1, although he gifted it to James Wilkinson on last lap, so James could win the best of three. Afterwards Lee said he wished he'd run the C4.1 all weekend as it was better than the B4.1.
Jayslim also liked how his C4.1 ran on the dirt.
I spoke to someone else as well running mid and they preferred it too. X6's did quite well also.
I'm just interested to try it myself, having run the B4.1 worlds car. I know I struggled with rear grip with my B4.1.

Sure Craggy won it with a B4.1 WE, but he could win there with anything to be fair ;-)

ben
30-08-2012, 07:08 PM
The B4.1 is the car to have on dirt, it creates so much traction and low speed steering and jumps really well too.
The C4.1 is designed for astro turf and the B4.1 is designed for dirt. :thumbsup:

coleman758
30-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Will there be a SCT class?

James
30-08-2012, 08:23 PM
Well if enough turn up on the day we can run a heat - this always happens though, loads of people ask to race it, but at the oOple race nearly 400 buggy entries and only about 12 SC entries!

coleman758
30-08-2012, 08:45 PM
haha! I really enjoyed my truck on RHR Dirt.
And I have a full set of tyres left from oOple!

neallewis
30-08-2012, 09:48 PM
The B4.1 is the car to have on dirt, it creates so much traction and low speed steering and jumps really well too.
The C4.1 is designed for astro turf and the B4.1 is designed for dirt. :thumbsup:

Have you tried your C4.1 on it? We know what's meant to work, but I was surprised talking to people that had run the C4.1 and liked it.

I ran my B4.1 worlds car at the oople, sure it jumped great, but I did struggle with rear grip. Was built first to kit spec, apart from the shaved U and C hubs then I removed anti-squat, added a touch more rear camber which helped. Ok I wasn't running new tyres every round, but the car was setup good.
Agree its the car to have, but interested in trying the C4.1 for a comparison. I race a lot on slippery rubber floors, and the C4.1 suits my driving style much better than the B4.1, and gives me better rear grip.

jaysllim
30-08-2012, 10:09 PM
I liked my c4 my brother was running his b4 i had a go at his ndhe had go at mine,both agreed c4 felt safer on power but pivoted slow but b4 would really pivot when u wanted it.i had to watch how u put the power down with b4 as it always wanted to snap on me coming on to the straight.

But neither car was set up for each other to drive so who knows? Give it a go u never no u might like it lol.

So james do i get to keep my excuse ov "i cant see the whole track thats y ur beating me"?lol

johnboy
30-08-2012, 10:23 PM
Have you tried your C4.1 on it? We know what's meant to work, but I was surprised talking to people that had run the C4.1 and liked it.

I ran my B4.1 worlds car at the oople, sure it jumped great, but I did struggle with rear grip. Was built first to kit spec, apart from the shaved U and C hubs then I removed anti-squat, added a touch more rear camber which helped. Ok I wasn't running new tyres every round, but the car was setup good.
Agree its the car to have, but interested in trying the C4.1 for a comparison. I race a lot on slippery rubber floors, and the C4.1 suits my driving style much better than the B4.1, and gives me better rear grip.


I'm pretty sure Ben would know what's best as he is one of cml top drivers for associated. Also you don't see the yanks running mid motor on there clay tracks.

Richard Lowe
30-08-2012, 10:42 PM
You 110% want to be running rear motor on dirt, it just suits the way the grip works and the driving style you need to adopt to go quickly :)

jimmy
30-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Finally put the news up, sorry James! :blush:

I also redid the entry form, since it looked a bit gash :lol: but more importantly I couldn't see it since I don't have a .doc viewer. I had to look at it online (in hotmail) and copy/paste.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/misc/news/dirtyweekend2012form.pdf

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't have a printer? I could make it into a sticker I guess but I don't have a 'normal' printer :(

/tobys
31-08-2012, 06:35 AM
How many sets of tyres would I be likely to need running 2wd?

James
31-08-2012, 06:53 AM
You could get away with running one set..

Just like you could get away with running one set of yellows at an astro meeting.

Take two sets and see how you go, I'm guessing you'll only use one..

mark christopher
31-08-2012, 07:14 AM
at the oople race (3 days) i used one two sets

NeilRalph77
31-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Excellent! Lets hope the weather is dry!

Now do I try my C4.1 or convert back to my B4.1 WE?
By accounts of those who tried both at the oople, the C4.1 was better...

Mid and Rear 210's in A final at Oople, pay your money take your pick!!!

Br00kie
01-09-2012, 07:28 PM
Hi Guys

Bit of advice needed from the people who did the oOple race at RHR.
I have 2 cars both capable of swinging both ways a Losi 22 & a DEX210
Which one should I use for the Dirty Weekend ? If you have any tried and trusted setups they would be gratefully received :thumbsup:

Thanks

Steve

coleman758
04-09-2012, 07:00 PM
So guys, How many are staying over Saturday night??
Are we having an oOple style field party or what!!

MHeadling
04-09-2012, 10:18 PM
If anyone fancys trying out my SMR slim B4 at this event get in touch!

Would be good to have a good driver on the sticks to see what they reckon on it and give some feedback.

Here it is:

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45259

It's all built up with a fresh diff, just drop in the radio, esc etc

PM me if your interested.

discothesnake
10-09-2012, 09:03 PM
Is there still spaces available for this event? Quite fancy coming down.

Dave

James
10-09-2012, 11:04 PM
Yes still space :)

Mossy
11-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Count me in, 2wd

Tom_1984
11-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Looking forward to watching this day. I would enter but I know I am not good enough yet :)

neallewis
11-09-2012, 07:22 PM
Looking forward to watching this day. I would enter but I know I am not good enough yet :)

Just enter it, you won't get better watching!

brooksy
11-09-2012, 07:57 PM
As Neill says,get yourself entered. If you just sit there and watch you'll be regreting not doing it. I was hoping to go but I'm now working that day so I'm gutted!. :(

Only way you can get better is by practice and racing.:woot:

If you let them know you've only just started racing they'll put you in the relevant heat with the other beginners.

Jim Birkitt
11-09-2012, 08:24 PM
hi if i get my car ready in time this would be my first time out with a 1/10 electric so would i be best holding off or is there a class for rodneys(novice/beginers in motocross talk)if not ill be at the sidelines:drool::drool::p:woot:

thanks

reg
11-09-2012, 08:43 PM
I think it says ability on the form 1 to 15 i think,if you put 1 you will be fine

sime46
11-09-2012, 08:50 PM
Kin ell Mark. I see an rb6 found its way into you're sig. Perfect for the Dirt with the motor outback eh?

reg
12-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Kin ell Mark. I see an rb6 found its way into you're sig. Perfect for the Dirt with the motor outback eh?


:thumbsup:

reg
20-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Does anyone know what the weather is looking like for sunday?

brooksy
20-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Dry but cold according to my met office weather app.:)

neallewis
20-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Dry but cold according to my met office weather app.:)

We can deal with that. bbc weather has rain by 7.00pm, when we'll have all left.
forecast will be better closer to the day. i just hope it stays dry.

James
20-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Weather forecast is allover the place, keeps changing..

If it rains we will either wait with the covers on or move onto the astroturf track..

Timee80
20-09-2012, 06:24 PM
If we end up on astro you could insist on running the same car you was going to run on the dirt to make it interesting. (only because my 210 is in rm4 config ready for this event)

reg
20-09-2012, 06:34 PM
If we end up on astro you could insist on running the same car you was going to run on the dirt to make it interesting. (only because my 210 is in rm4 config ready for this event)


:woot: and the dirt tires:thumbsup:

brooksy
20-09-2012, 07:23 PM
Your only saying that cus you drive just as well in rm as you do in mm:lol:





If we end up on astro you could insist on running the same car you was going to run on the dirt to make it interesting. (only because my 210 is in rm4 config ready for this event)

Timee80
20-09-2012, 07:25 PM
Sort of true, i'm equally as bad!

Rob_B
21-09-2012, 01:11 PM
Will there be a shop there this weekend

James
21-09-2012, 01:15 PM
Weathers looking good now!! :thumbsup:

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/s81_8eu