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dayxwalker
11-01-2009, 09:17 PM
It is on right ?
I am probs bringing a mate from work who has loads of 8th nitro but he's really liking the brushless stuff and seems really up for getting a buggy.

And my other mate who I used to race with back in the day has been up today with his 17 year old cougar 2 'works' and it still goes ok ! He's just ordered a lipo pack so he will be racing at jarrow next week ! Vintage style !

More members !

chrispattinson
12-01-2009, 08:55 AM
Yep, can't wait for racing this week, I just need to remember my specs!

racdeaf
12-01-2009, 09:34 AM
is the track mostly polish floor ?
wot u guys most use mini pin or mini spike

Chequered Flag Racing
12-01-2009, 10:17 AM
these details still correct please?

Venue and Time
We race every tuesday evening between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, in the sports hall at Jarrow School. The address for Jarrow school is:

Field Terrace
Jarrow
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom
NE32 5PR


own table & chairs needed?

12v or is 240v available?

Dalla
12-01-2009, 10:34 AM
Chequered Flag,
All details are correct. There a few tables, but I would bring your own. Plenty of chairs though and 240V, although long extension are the order of the day.

racdeaf,

mini spikes on yellow or there has been some success with yellow full spikes!

See you tomorrow

dayxwalker
12-01-2009, 11:35 AM
I might get some yellow full spikes to try as after watching my vintage 16year old footage of my cougar 2 it seemed to handle well on polished floors with long spikes !
I am struggling to find the right balance of oversteer to understeer with my b4

No one back then used anything but long spikes ?

gazc
12-01-2009, 03:08 PM
my yellow mini pins on my b4 worked well on the carpet but all over the place on the wood last tuesday - got a set of yellow mini spikes to try tomorow, well as long as my wheels and foams turn up as phills models didnt have any! :(

tim - maybes full spikes on rear/mini spikes on front would work better for you???

Mike Hudson
12-01-2009, 03:12 PM
I got some rear yellow compound full spikes only used once at york to bed them in alittle, 4 posted anyone?

dayxwalker
12-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Gaz when we used to use full spikes you had to wear them in as when new they did not work to well ! But they used to last months ! We used to take them out on the concrete and give them some stick
You can see how they worked on my vintage videos in the northeast section both the cat and cougar 2 had them on indoors
I am thinking that the full spikes have a flat profile but the mini have a curved profile which in theory means the contact area is less ?

chris68nufc
12-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Tim. The flat profile maybe the 2" version.Real old skool
Ive just ordered some 2.2" ones. They are the more round version. I will show you tomorrow.

jimmiprice
12-01-2009, 10:09 PM
Ill probably be there 2moro, got a new car and gear to try out. Just waiting on some springs and stuff to come and im sorted !!
Jimmi......

Chequered Flag Racing
13-01-2009, 08:19 AM
Tim. The flat profile maybe the 2" version.Real old skool


2" old skool rear
http://www.racing-cars.com/images/t650_w.jpg

full list here (http://www.racing-cars.com/search.asp?searchbox7=2%2E2+Off%2DRoad+Tyres&subcategory=Wheels+Tyres+%26+Inserts&category=Product+Category&templateid=12),
pics of 2.2" here (http://www.modelsinmotion.co.uk/category.asp?catcode=558)

Chequered Flag Racing
13-01-2009, 08:26 AM
Race Format

is it 3 heats + finals or 4 heats + finals

jimmiprice
13-01-2009, 08:40 AM
Its usually 3 heats then finals glenn, im normally back in the house by 945 - 10
Jimmi...

Chequered Flag Racing
13-01-2009, 08:53 AM
Its usually 3 heats then finals glenn, im normally back in the house by 945 - 10
Jimmi...

cheers Jimmi

racdeaf
13-01-2009, 08:58 AM
cheers Jimmi

u coming glenn ? as i am going use my cat sx for first time

Chequered Flag Racing
13-01-2009, 10:44 AM
u coming glenn ? as i am going use my cat sx for first time

that's the plan,

but just found a dead EnerG 4600 in 6 cell pack, last used @ Xmas meeting :mad:

chris68nufc
13-01-2009, 10:35 PM
Tremendous turnout tonight. Loads of new faces watching which is a good thing also.

Track was good as always.

I dont know what the A Final was like to watch but driving in it was really fast. The standard of driving is getting better week in week out.

The A Final finished like this:

1. James Chappell 18/315.32 Pred
2. Jeff Steele 17/306.71 BJ4 WE
3. Neil Adamson 17/312.63 Tamyia
4. Greg Williams 16/300.52 Pred
5. Chris Pattinson 16/301.71 Tamyia
6. Chris Stewart 16/302.52 Cat SX
7. Robin Calvert 15/306.43 Cat SX
8. Phillip Showler 15/309.57 B44
9. Stephen Adams 5/101.73 Tamyia

racdeaf
13-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Tremendous turnout tonight. Loads of new faces watching which is a good thing also.

Track was good as always.

I dont know what the A Final was like to watch but driving in it was really fast. The standard of driving is getting better week in week out.

The A Final finished like this:

1. James Chappell 18/315.32 Pred
2. Jeff Steele 17/306.71 BJ4 WE
3. Neil Adamson 17/312.63 Tamyia
4. Greg Williams 16/300.52 Pred
5. Chris Pattinson 16/301.71 Tamyia
6. Chris Stewart 16/302.52 Cat SX
7. Robin Calvert 15/306.43 Cat SX
8. Phillip Showler 15/309.57 B44
9. Stephen Adams 5/101.73 Tamyia

yeah i enjoyed it tonite even first time i ran the cat sx (bright yellow)
was very pleased with the cat sx !
even tho i didn't expect to be in A final

Shifta
13-01-2009, 10:50 PM
I agree. :thumbsup: Great to see such a good turnout..
Thought the track was Ace, Just gutted I cant come for two weeks :cry:

Kash
14-01-2009, 10:15 AM
I really enjoyed it. Good track i thought it was good to drive. :)

Better still that i beat Gaz with my 2wd :woot:

Chequered Flag Racing
14-01-2009, 10:22 AM
Better still that i beat Gaz with my 2wd :woot:

:woot: you nearly had me as well


enjoyed it tremendously once I'd dialed out steering

back again for more when time permitshttp://www.oople.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif

got some short video's I'll post on the tube later, I'll post when they are up

Kash
14-01-2009, 10:40 AM
I was trying Glen :)

chrispattinson
14-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Yep, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pace was really fast, but it wasn't a simple track, some tricky bits like the sweeper at the end of the straight with the chicane, and the chicanes after the first table top. Was excellent for picking racing lines. If only I picked the right ones!

Yellow Full spikes felt good.

dayxwalker
14-01-2009, 10:49 AM
It was clear from the practice session that everyone liked the trackas they were a few good comments about it ! I loved it ! It just had a the fun factor ? Not sure what that is !

dayxwalker
14-01-2009, 10:55 AM
My car went better this week but it's still tricky to drive back end is to loose !
I have ordered blue front and silver rear springs as everyone is advising and I have some lead for under the bat and some little lead weights for the front.
I also heard people saying they are turning down the steering rate ? Will this help ? Mine is 100%

Kash did you have mini pins or spikes ?

Kash
14-01-2009, 11:04 AM
I had worn spikes on Tim. If you want some help setting up the B4 let me know i had one for a few years so maybe i can give you some pointers

dayxwalker
14-01-2009, 11:09 AM
Kash yet help is always welcome ! When you say worn do you mean yellow mini spikes ? Just some use mini pins ! I tried yellow full spikes on the back and it was terrible.

Kash
14-01-2009, 11:24 AM
yeah yellow mini spikes.

gazc
14-01-2009, 12:12 PM
tim the yellow mini spikes worked a treat on my b4 in the final. pity everything else went to pot in the heats... :( seemed to work better as they wear in. going to buy a new servo for next week so hopefully do better :)

Chequered Flag Racing
14-01-2009, 01:27 PM
I also heard people saying they are turning down the steering rate ? Will this help ? Mine is 100%


Yes

turned mine down for 4wd from 85% to something around 50/55%

make sure you have left and right turning circles the same also using the EPA on your transmitter before adjusting the steering rate

dayxwalker
14-01-2009, 06:45 PM
cheers will turn the steering down for next week ! Along with my new springs , lead , slipper clutch loosened ! It's getting there ! What rate oil is best ? I have 35 weight in front and back

Gaz I noticed that your cars not handling that good ! Didn't see it in the final. I think I am getting there with my settup maybe you should try what I am doing as it's just what experienced poeple are telling me ?

N7ELA
14-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Really enjoyed last night, Track was great, however Pack took me out AGAIN. And as i was trying to push harder to keep up with james so i made a couple of mistakes. Should be a good regional in 3 weeks...

Tim you want 20 or 25 weight in the rear. 35 is crazy. Ok for the front though.

Chequered Flag Racing
14-01-2009, 08:01 PM
cheers will turn the steering down for next week ! Along with my new springs , lead , slipper clutch loosened ! It's getting there ! What rate oil is best ? I have 35 weight in front and back



front blue/silver, oil 30/35
rear silver/green, oil 20/25

lead, sometimes placed in the space between the gearbox and rear shocktower, battery bulkhead

have a look through o0ple (http://www.oople.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=24) setups, maybe even ask in that section

and try here (http://www.petitrc.com/view_news.php?id=4533), look under Traction at the clay, slippy setups but use UK spec tyres

big air
14-01-2009, 08:33 PM
was really looking forward last night :cry: took my truck out on the road to test it and set the slipper up, bad move the road was damp and i had the slipper to tight went over a dry patch of road nailed it and it stripped the plastic gear in the diff:mad:

racdeaf
14-01-2009, 08:53 PM
was really looking forward last night :cry: took my truck out on the road to test it and set the slipper up, bad move the road was damp and i had the slipper to tight went over a dry patch of road nailed it and it stripped the plastic gear in the diff:mad:

ouch ! :eh?:

gazc
15-01-2009, 10:23 AM
cheers will turn the steering down for next week ! Along with my new springs , lead , slipper clutch loosened ! It's getting there ! What rate oil is best ? I have 35 weight in front and back

Gaz I noticed that your cars not handling that good ! Didn't see it in the final. I think I am getting there with my settup maybe you should try what I am doing as it's just what experienced poeple are telling me ?

tim my b4 was horrible in the heats - new mini spike tyres werent worn in in first round and left everything else same as last week (it handled ok with old mini pins on then) and then my servo went to pot in 2nd heat. i think the servos been playing up a while as i put a borrowed standard servo in and the handling was loads better - the old one was juttering and going mental! anyway in the final it was a million times better - maybe due to reducing weight on front end and the tyres bedding in. want to try to get the car going as well as possible with minimum setup changes tbh (as i'll just get lost in a mine field!) but i'll try new springs and oil just to see the difference :)

dayxwalker
15-01-2009, 02:17 PM
thanks guys ! Just when I thought I had all the bits now I need some shock oil ! Grrrrrr
Anyway at least I am getting there !
Will not be able to get the shock oil in time for next week but it still should be better !

N7ELA
15-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Will not be able to get the shock oil in time for next week but it still should be better !

Tim it takes less than 5 minutes to change shock oil in B4. I have pleanty you can use next tues....

dayxwalker
15-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Cheers that will be great !