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Pops
13-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Who's coming this week?(to club!!) Anyone picking keys up early or usual 645pm?

peetbee
13-07-2010, 01:06 PM
I'll be there (have laptop!) should be there usual time.

c0sie
13-07-2010, 04:50 PM
Ill be there fingers crossed :)

Bring your wallet this time Dave :p

Pops
13-07-2010, 07:19 PM
Ill be there fingers crossed :)

Bring your wallet this time Dave :p

I waited til midnight at that dogging site ya bloody tease!!
We'l have to do it on fri then ;)

c0sie
13-07-2010, 08:12 PM
Dave, dont say "dogging site" and "tease" in the same sentance....

You'll create all sorts of rumours :D

lol

c0sie
14-07-2010, 09:55 AM
Just incase I aint there early like I was last week can I make a polite request to whoever decides the track layout?

Firstly, can we run the main straight away from race control (left to right)
Secondly, at the end of the main straight can we have a sweeping corner and not a tight hairpin please? Fast straights into tight hairpins kill tyres :(

Thanks :)

millzy
14-07-2010, 10:00 AM
but makes men out of boys lol

I dont think ive seen A caldi layout with out the "sweeping first bend"

any way back to the topic

c0sie
14-07-2010, 10:04 AM
When you getting your arse back into the game then Millz? You are sorely missed bro!

millzy
14-07-2010, 10:54 AM
When I got the cash - ive finaly got the house how I want it so fingers crossed should be back by the F3/ Winter??

blue_pinky
14-07-2010, 11:28 AM
I'll be there, and happy to do the track if the early birds aren't able to get on with it before I get there.

Looking forward to some racing fun :thumbsup:

Body Paint
14-07-2010, 12:43 PM
S4 is ready to rock :thumbsup:

peetbee
14-07-2010, 01:00 PM
And I should have my DB01 back up and running, hanlding will be funny unless my camber gauge gets returned!!

B4R4CER
15-07-2010, 09:40 PM
unless there a major domestic when me and Mrs Snake go shopping together 2moro :wub I will pick the keys up normal time and crack on with the track.

Just for Chris I will build an Oval track this week .. that way we have 2 sweeping bends and the end of each straight for total conservation of tyres:woot: ..... you could always get there early and help is the other option lol:p

Body Paint
15-07-2010, 10:32 PM
unless there a major domestic when me and Mrs Snake go shopping together 2moro :wub I will pick the keys up normal time and crack on with the track.

Just for Chris I will build an Oval track this week .. that way we have 2 sweeping bends and the end of each straight for total conservation of tyres:woot: ..... you could always get there early and help is the other option lol:p

I wish I could make it a 6.30 like I used to for I can't remember how long, but now I have to work till gone 6 then have an hour trip to get to club :(

One little tip I will give you for a good track Carl is ignore what other people want, yes take on board what they say and maybe take some inspiration from it but never be a slave to someone elses vision, build from YOUR imagination not someone elses. Also I never planned tracks out but I always went to club with a few ideas ;)

My personal thing is to build a track that is fun to race on, my biggest pet hate is when the track designer trys to make a track 'harder' to drive or 'more challenging' :mad: trust me, the best tracks are race tracks, just look at F1, all the mikey mouse technical tracks are always super dull to watch, build a track where you can flow and overtake and you have a winner eg. Montreal and the new Silverstone :thumbsup:

B4R4CER
15-07-2010, 10:39 PM
an oval track it is then pmsl :woot:

Ive been doing pretty well (if i might say so myself) with my track designs ... I am not the best of drivers so try to make my tracks flowing with a few technical bits in.

Lots of people have enjoyed them :thumbsup: ... 1 or 2 have moaned or said what they would have done differently but they are normally the people who just turn up and sit on their arse doing their car instead of helping so their opinion dont count :p

peetbee
15-07-2010, 10:50 PM
My personal thing is to build a track that is fun to race on, my biggest pet hate is when the track designer trys to make a track 'harder' to drive or 'more challenging' :mad:

Completely agree, been to some tracks where the 'features' or corners have become obstacles and it totally ruins the way the track flows.

B4R4CER
15-07-2010, 11:08 PM
I wont be there after all ... aparently i promised the missus we'd do the cinema Friday night as we are at Talywain all weekend.

Damn you Southern Comfort for controlling my mouth then removing all memory of stuff said.

blue_pinky
16-07-2010, 08:44 AM
S4...mmm :drool:

Pretty sure my first ever night at caldicot involved watching Craig with an S4...being chased by Jay and raver...I'd never seen RC cars looking as mentally fast as that before!!!

Promply bought a B4 and started racing regularly...sorry, bouncing if the walls regularly!!!

Anyhow, I'll be there about 6:30-6:45 and will pick up the keys unless anyone else can get there sooner?

c0sie
16-07-2010, 10:39 AM
Carl, rest assured that you are not the only guy that has gotten the keys at 5:30pm, gotten to the club before 6pm and built a complete track whilst others sit around and watch you...and then wondered why heat 1 still didnt start till 8:30pm

Been there and done that with Bill for about a year. Its just an evolution. Craig built the tracks when me and Bill first rocked up, then we tried our hands at it, then Andy and co took over and now you are having a bash at it.

Thanks for taking my "polite request" on board though...

DCM
16-07-2010, 10:48 AM
I wish I could make it a 6.30 like I used to for I can't remember how long, but now I have to work till gone 6 then have an hour trip to get to club :(

One little tip I will give you for a good track Carl is ignore what other people want, yes take on board what they say and maybe take some inspiration from it but never be a slave to someone elses vision, build from YOUR imagination not someone elses. Also I never planned tracks out but I always went to club with a few ideas ;)

My personal thing is to build a track that is fun to race on, my biggest pet hate is when the track designer trys to make a track 'harder' to drive or 'more challenging' :mad: trust me, the best tracks are race tracks, just look at F1, all the mikey mouse technical tracks are always super dull to watch, build a track where you can flow and overtake and you have a winner eg. Montreal and the new Silverstone :thumbsup:

Couldn't agree more with that, I always have idea's, but when you start laying out, things flow. Tracks got to be fun to drive without having mad obstacles that got to be taken balls out!

Most of all, enjoy building it, and then driving it, then thinking... if I did this or that, it would be better, then incorporate it for the next time!!

millzy
16-07-2010, 11:53 AM
Even the simple layout the new caldicot boys put down is hardcore compared to what I remember racing as a newbie under the wing of Harris , It was normally all flat with a few flowing sections and S bends that Mark farmer and Mark white would layout
Harris could lap the track in 10 seconds with his Losi xxx with a stock motor ( that’s 27t of brushes power and 1800 nihm power)

Oh and Belsten could lap you around the outside of almost any turn with his Orion powerd Schumacher Cat

c0sie
17-07-2010, 12:19 AM
In all the years ive been coming to this club this was without doubt one of the best tracks ive ever seen and raced on at Caldi!!
Please please please stick that on the list for the Micro National!

Brilliant track, not a single inch of it did I not get on with all night.

Brilliant 2WD heats and final, Dan Harding was a deserving winner IMO and deserved his 2nd place in quali with a dialled looking Cougar.

Really enjoyed tonight, and seeing Harris' S4 going was worth the visit alone. One of (if not the only) the most beautiful looking 4WD 10th cars ever crafted :)

Thanks for letting us run the extra round of quali too, made the evening complete :)

Pops
17-07-2010, 10:37 AM
One of my fav tracks yet. Good job:thumbsup:

Body Paint
19-07-2010, 12:29 PM
Agreed, was the best track I can remember

axeman
19-07-2010, 02:22 PM
can we have the same track on friday again please:)