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DianneH
31-03-2008, 01:23 PM
We really do need to get the club meetings going - we have a meeting on Sunday 10am - 4 pm and it would be really good to see many of you there.

We had great weather on Sunday but only 4 drivers turned up - I know it was the end of year finals at Worksop but I put the meeting on the calendar to try to cater for those of you that had not qualified to race at that meeting.

Come on drivers - support the local club before it closes down through lack of support!!

aeb4
31-03-2008, 04:57 PM
i want to race here but im only 14 and im not a member. can i still race at these race meetings

Lee
31-03-2008, 04:59 PM
yes you can:thumbsup:

Medders
31-03-2008, 07:07 PM
We really do need to get the club meetings going - we have a meeting on Sunday 10am - 4 pm and it would be really good to see many of you there.

We had great weather on Sunday but only 4 drivers turned up - I know it was the end of year finals at Worksop but I put the meeting on the calendar to try to cater for those of you that had not qualified to race at that meeting.

Come on drivers - support the local club before it closes down through lack of support!!


I expect there will be more people this coming Sunday, assuming the weather is ok ;)

Oscar
01-04-2008, 10:06 AM
I'm hoping to be there, weather permitting;)

Lee
01-04-2008, 10:10 AM
I have a minor issue, :(

We are expected to be there for 10 am which is fine, but if it is called off it can be posted on here before 9am which is good, but............. it takes me an hour and a half to get there so i would be half way down the A1:lol:

Any chance it could be posted earlier if it is going to be cancelled:confused:

MikePimlott
01-04-2008, 10:14 AM
I have a minor issue, :(

We are expected to be there for 10 am which is fine, but if it is called off it can be posted on here before 9am which is good, but............. it takes me an hour and a half to get there so i would be half way down the A1:lol:

Any chance it could be posted earlier if it is going to be cancelled:confused:

If its cancelled at 10am jump back on the M62 come to Bury :thumbsup:

Lee
01-04-2008, 10:16 AM
I think thats looking like the better option for me anyway:)

aeb4
01-04-2008, 03:50 PM
how many batteries would you recommend using?

jimmy
01-04-2008, 03:55 PM
You need enough so you can charge them up between rounds - I always charge up before a meeting and if it's just me racing (not vicky also) then I generally have enough to do all day without charging.
Ideally you'd need 3 packs of nimh cells so you can charge one up whilst racing with one and letting the one you've just raced with cool down.. if that makes sense.

I assume we can race with LiPo at batley club meetings - and with lipo you can probably get away with 1 pack since you can race & put them on charge quickly before going out to marshall (run!)

aeb4
01-04-2008, 04:10 PM
ive only got one so ill see if i can get some more soon. btw when i charge my batteries the 12v battery makes a high pitch humming noise. is something up?

Medders
01-04-2008, 07:48 PM
ive only got one so ill see if i can get some more soon. btw when i charge my batteries the 12v battery makes a high pitch humming noise. is something up?


One won't do, you need three really. If your running a b4 you won't need anything to fancy.

What charger are you using to charge from the 12 volt?

aeb4
02-04-2008, 03:37 PM
pro peak xing
ive got a 3300mah battery in my car

Richard Lowe
02-04-2008, 03:51 PM
What connectors do you use on you battery? If I come to Batley I will bring some cells you can borrow if you use corally's if you want ;)

aeb4
02-04-2008, 04:36 PM
i didn't know what they were so heres a picture of them

footey
02-04-2008, 04:41 PM
yep they are um so rich would have batts if he comes to batley

aeb4
02-04-2008, 06:33 PM
are they the right batteries?

Mike Hudson
02-04-2008, 06:47 PM
are they the right batteries?
yes they are :thumbsup:

aeb4
02-04-2008, 06:52 PM
is there a meeting at batley this sunday?

Medders
02-04-2008, 08:07 PM
yes, assuming its not raining heavily, or snowing as the bbc 5 day forcast currently suggests :thumbdown:

Oscar
02-04-2008, 09:38 PM
is there a meeting at batley this sunday?

Try checking here if unsure;) http://www.batleybuggyclub.co.uk/fixtures.html

:)

DianneH
02-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Reply to message regarding travelling time and posting cancelled meetings on website by 9 am. In addition to this, I am also in the process of setting up a text message system - drivers need to let me have mobile numbers and I have set up a Group on my mobile to inform drivers of any cancelled meetings by text - if I do not send a text message then you can assume the meeting is on. You would need to let me have your name and mobile number in order for me to add you to the group. You can send me a private message via this site.

aeb4
03-04-2008, 06:04 PM
What connectors do you use on you battery? If I come to Batley I will bring some cells you can borrow if you use corally's if you want ;)
when will you know if your going?

Richard Lowe
03-04-2008, 06:49 PM
I'll be there :)

aeb4
03-04-2008, 07:02 PM
are you sure you don't mind me borrowing some batteries. coz im going to try get there

Jez
04-04-2008, 09:08 PM
:thumbsup:who cares what the weather is! if you want decent weather go do touring cars indoors.this is off road racing-bring it on.

Medders
05-04-2008, 07:16 AM
:thumbsup:who cares what the weather is! if you want decent weather go do touring cars indoors.this is off road racing-bring it on.


you got loads of schy greens your looking to shift then Jez ?? :p:p:p

Richard Lowe
05-04-2008, 01:43 PM
are you sure you don't mind me borrowing some batteries. coz im going to try get there
Yeah no problem if it lets you race :)

aeb4
05-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Yeah no problem if it lets you race :)
im afraid my transmitters not working properly. i have to wobble the crystal around so i dont think ill be able to race tomorow

Medders
05-04-2008, 03:54 PM
im afraid my transmitters not working properly. i have to wobble the crystal around so i dont think ill be able to race tomorow

What frequency is the tranny ?? Is it 27 MEG ??

aeb4
05-04-2008, 04:12 PM
What frequency is the tranny ?? Is it 27 MEG ??
no its 40. but i do have a spare 27 receiver i could put in it. but then the transmitter that ive got for it the aerials snapped

Medders
05-04-2008, 04:18 PM
no its 40. but i do have a spare 27 receiver i could put in it. but then the transmitter that ive got for it the aerials snapped


I'll bring my spare set of 27 meg radio gear you can borrow if needed.

Just turn up tomorrow and i;m sure people will help to get you racing ;)

aeb4
05-04-2008, 04:28 PM
I'll bring my spare set of 27 meg radio gear you can borrow if needed.

Just turn up tomorrow and i;m sure people will help to get you racing ;)
thanks

aeb4
05-04-2008, 06:35 PM
my steering servos not working. but ill come anyway. im sure someone at the race will help me change it. i cant seem to get it out. its normaly quite reliable

mattym0310
05-04-2008, 08:42 PM
so what time are people getting there for??

AndyM
05-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Does anyone know the postcode? :)

thanks

ben
05-04-2008, 09:03 PM
Thought you 2 were coming to bury:thumbdown:

mattym0310
05-04-2008, 09:06 PM
well ya learn something new everyday! :D

Zedman
05-04-2008, 09:56 PM
Whats the best tires for snow racing ?

For the post code question I think this is the full address below

Spenborough Pool & Sports Complex,
Bradford Road,
Liversedge,
West Yorkshire WF15 6LW

super sparks
05-04-2008, 10:15 PM
not quite sure what are the best tyres for snow racing, but i hope jez has some. lol

ben
05-04-2008, 10:20 PM
schumacher blue full spikes lol

mattym0310
05-04-2008, 10:23 PM
Mikes tyers!! .............
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg114/RaceAceMike/DSC02672.jpg

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

mattym0310
05-04-2008, 10:26 PM
Looks like we're gonna have fairly good weather!! :D (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/yh/huddersfield_forecast_weather.html)

ben
05-04-2008, 10:27 PM
haha. There is no way i would be marshalling his car:woot::woot::woot:

Mike Hudson
05-04-2008, 10:28 PM
snow tyres - http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9336 :lol: beaten to it my amazing tyres! lol haha

ben
05-04-2008, 10:38 PM
super shin shredders hehe

Oscar
05-04-2008, 10:43 PM
Does anyone know the postcode? :)

thanks

Info is often found in the most obvious places http://www.batleybuggyclub.co.uk/maps.html

:p:thumbsup:

See you guys tomorrow;)

Mike Hudson
05-04-2008, 10:43 PM
'shin guards and fullface helmet advised'
them badboy tyres are staying off the race track believe me lol!

Mike Hudson
06-04-2008, 06:36 AM
It's sunnyyyy :woot:, hope it is in batley and the tracks gets dryed out abit :)

Zedman
06-04-2008, 07:17 AM
Its Sunny with no wind in Harrogate :)

mattym0310
06-04-2008, 07:39 AM
I live about 30mins away [if that] from the track ad it's sunny with only a lil bit of wind. Blu esky, not many clouds :)

See you guys there!!!

Medders
06-04-2008, 07:43 AM
I live about 30mins away [if that] from the track ad it's sunny with only a lil bit of wind. Blu esky, not many clouds :)

See you guys there!!!


Yep, its clear blue skys in north west leeds as well, so all is looking good ;)

jimmy
06-04-2008, 09:29 PM
few from today

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/batley060408/ (http://www.oople.com/forums/../rc/photos/batley060408/)

Medders
06-04-2008, 11:02 PM
few from today

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/batley060408/


great couple of shots of when the snow came down :lol:

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 05:52 AM
Great shots there jimmy! :D

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Pics are great :) did you have a pic of my B44 in the snow?

aeb4
07-04-2008, 04:44 PM
Not coming this weekend. Im getting my motor fixed. it felt wrong from the start. im also considering buying a spektrum system

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 04:55 PM
Not coming this weekend. Im getting my motor fixed. it felt wrong from the start. im also considering buying a spektrum system

Why buy spektrum when theres more important things you could spend it on? Like upgrading to brushless :thumbsup: if im at batley next week and you need any help feel free to come see me

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Are you the fella me and my bro helped out regarding the motor in your b4? to be honest, I know a lot of people may argue with this but... although brushless is fairly expensive, I would go for that as it means you will NEVER have the problem you had again because they have no brushes, and the brushless motors are maintenance free which is great for a beginner! HTH, PM me if you want any help etc. :)

Zedman
07-04-2008, 06:04 PM
Maintenance free brushless motors do seem to be the way forward considering whats involved in skimming and brushing brushed motors, NB make sure your ESC will run brushless or build it into the budget, and the Spectrum option while not essential is desirable, no crystal changing, short stubby 4" aerial that is unlikley to get broken, no chance of interferance, and the features on the LCD versions are very nice and easy to use, no chance of knocking trim buttons etc its all digital and it only needs 4 batterys.

PS And a big thanks for making me feel welcome on Sunday, was my first attempt at racing and enjoyed my self immensly, just glad I brought warm coats and the silly rain deer hat )

PPS someones mum selling hot coffee was a god send, thanks )

aeb4
07-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Are you the fella me and my bro helped out regarding the motor in your b4? to be honest, I know a lot of people may argue with this but... although brushless is fairly expensive, I would go for that as it means you will NEVER have the problem you had again because they have no brushes, and the brushless motors are maintenance free which is great for a beginner! HTH, PM me if you want any help etc. :)
What brushless motor and esc would you recommend for my b4?
ps ye i am the guy you helped out

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 06:23 PM
What brushless motor and esc would you recommend for my b4?
ps ye i am the guy you helped out
What turn motor you running currently? I'd deffo advise an LRP Sphere esc with an LRP or Novak 6.5 turn motor

aeb4
07-04-2008, 06:27 PM
What turn motor you running currently? I'd deffo advise an LRP Sphere esc with an LRP or Novak 6.5 turn motor
19turn

ben
07-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Hmm if it were me id get a 7.5 or maybe even a 10.5 because if your running a 19turn at the moment a 6.5 maybe a little bit too quick.

ben

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 06:32 PM
I would reccommend as said above, an LRP Sphere Competition [2007 edition] with a Novak motor. Maybe a Velociti Light 7.5L. A bit quicker than your 19T but a good starting point. You could go lower as ben said and get the 10.5T?

aeb4
07-04-2008, 06:32 PM
is there anywhere i could get this stuff in west yorkshire

ben
07-04-2008, 06:34 PM
lol matt you always agree with what i say...:lol::lol::lol::lol:

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Thinking about it, I think i would go with the 7.5T velociti Light motor.

Here are some links....
LRP Speed Control (http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=239_241&products_id=286)
Novak Motor (http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_243&products_id=2490)

(both from MB models)

aeb4
07-04-2008, 06:43 PM
as good as it is i dont think i can afford that stuff:(

Richard Lowe
07-04-2008, 07:01 PM
If I were you given how lots of people are switching to brushless there are lots of cheap brushed motors about, see if you can pick some up.

I think I've got an old Peak V2 12x1 somewhere you can have on the cheap, I didn't use it too much so it will last you a while. A 12 is quite a bit hotter than what you have now but I can show you how to slow it down if you want :)

It was really good to see all the new faces turning up for the meeting, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves :)

aeb4
07-04-2008, 07:06 PM
If I were you given how lots of people are switching to brushless there are lots of cheap brushed motors about, see if you can pick some up cheap.

I think I've got an old Peak V2 12x1 somewhere you can have on the cheap, I didn't use it too much so it will last you a while. A 12 is quite a bit hotter than what you have now but I can show you how to slow it down if you want :)

It was really good to see all the new faces turning up for the meeting, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves :)
in the long run what would it be cheaper to do. stay brushed or go brushless

Medders
07-04-2008, 07:06 PM
I would agree in an ideal world a 7.5 brushless is the way to go. When I started racing again last year I'd forgot how much troubles motor brushes, springs & cleaning could be. Keep an eye our for something secondhand maybe in the forsale section.

As Rich points out though, there are many people selling off brushed equipment at the moment.

When you car was running though, you seemed to be getting it around the track well for a beginner ;)

aeb4
07-04-2008, 07:13 PM
how often do you have to change the brushes and skim the armature in a brushed motor?

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 07:17 PM
I would say brushless is by far a lot easier! and like medders said, there are a few second hand ones popping up on oOple every now and again, some going for 100ish. [just ESC]. That would be a decent buy because you can then keep running brushed gear until you have saved up for the motor.

mattym0310
07-04-2008, 07:18 PM
depends which one you have :p

aeb4
07-04-2008, 07:23 PM
I would say brushless is by far a lot easier! and like medders said, there are a few second hand ones popping up on oOple every now and again, some going for 100ish. [just ESC]. That would be a decent buy because you can then keep running brushed gear until you have saved up for the motor.
id have enough to buy and esc for 100ish and that motor from mb models. but i cant afford the esc you suggested and the motor

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 07:24 PM
In the long run i'd say brushless as you would never need to buy another motor or any springs, brushes, armatures or skimming which to me was alot of hassle with brushed, once you have brushless all that hassle is gone :) +you can run either brushed or brushless motors with brushless esc's,

Zedman
07-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Got my LRP setup from Model sports in Otley but I think there is a model shop in Leeds also ?

Here's how I choose my setup for better or for worse, I trusted my self to the dude at the shop, I told the young lad on the counter to go get the person with the best knowledge of brushless electrics they had, to his credit he said he wasnt the the best person to speak to and promptly brought forth another person how spent an enthusiastic HOUR running me through a complete setup for my new Pred X11 chasis.
I took all the manuals from the pred with me, DID lost of reading on the net and got tons of advice via forum posts ( thanks guys), visited the York club to see what they were running and talked to nearly everyone I could. I even took the chassis with me. I stated I was a beginner and only done some back yard bashing in a 2 wheel drive bandit, but realising how much fun this was likley to be wanted to set up a good 4wd X11.
Spec was "I dont want to feel I wish I had bought something better 3 months down the line, and price isnt an issue"
Ended up with a LRP 5.5 brushless motor, LRP sphere competition (forward/reverese only) ESC, Spektrum transmitter, I love it, some reciver that does the job nicley cant remember the name, for the servo I asked for fast recentering and good quality, got ACE RC DS1015 seem very fast, 2 sets of saddle packs matched 4600 cells, they offered to build them for and did a decent job BUT got the layout was wrong for my pred on the bridge over the drive shaft for my Pred no biggy I re-soldered them, I like the feel of the Deans connectors.
In pratice it goes like stink, racing it I feel no disadvantage against people who are better than me, though they all pass me on the curvy bits due to there skill and lack of mine.
To sum up, so much kit to choose from, try and get as much advise as possible, buy the best u can afford and read the above as my personal experience only )

When it came to the bill I glanced at the dude then eyed my 7 year old kid knowing what a blabber mouth she is and knowing the wife would go completley ballistic if she ever found out how much I just spent, he covered the card machine with his hand and whispered the total to me, ( still married atm )

aeb4
07-04-2008, 07:45 PM
it does seem a lot of money. i cant really pay 190 for an esc

aeb4
07-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Got my LRP setup from Model sports in Otley but I think there is a model shop in Leeds also ?

Here's how I choose my setup for better or for worse, I trusted my self to the dude at the shop, I told the young lad on the counter to go get the person with the best knowledge of brushless electrics they had, to his credit he said he wasnt the the best person to speak to and promptly brought forth another person how spent an enthusiastic HOUR running me through a complete setup for my new Pred X11 chasis.
I took all the manuals from the pred with me, DID lost of reading on the net and got tons of advice via forum posts ( thanks guys), visited the York club to see what they were running and talked to nearly everyone I could. I even took the chassis with me. I stated I was a beginner and only done some back yard bashing in a 2 wheel drive bandit, but realising how much fun this was likley to be wanted to set up a good 4wd X11.
Spec was "I dont want to feel I wish I had bought something better 3 months down the line, and price isnt an issue"
Ended up with a LRP 5.5 brushless motor, LRP sphere competition (forward/reverese only) ESC, Spektrum transmitter, I love it, some reciver that does the job nicley cant remember the name, for the servo I asked for fast recentering and good quality, got ACE RC DS1015 seem very fast, 2 sets of saddle packs matched 4600 cells, they offered to build them for and did a decent job BUT got the layout was wrong for my pred on the bridge over the drive shaft for my Pred no biggy I re-soldered them, I like the feel of the Deans connectors.
In pratice it goes like stink, racing it I feel no disadvantage against people who are better than me, though they all pass me on the curvy bits due to there skill and lack of mine.
To sum up, so much kit to choose from, try and get as much advise as possible, buy the best u can afford and read the above as my personal experience only )
How much did you end up spending? i know the cars bout 400 and the transmitter youve got is 210

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 08:02 PM
aeb4 you can find lrp sphere esc's on here and ebay for around 100 2nd hand in top condition and motors at half the origional price! You could pick up a motor and esc off here for around 150 i reckon

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 08:04 PM
And my guess is you spent around 1200-300? :woot:

aeb4
07-04-2008, 08:04 PM
is the lrp sphere the best brushless esc

aeb4
07-04-2008, 08:05 PM
aeb4 you can find lrp sphere esc's on here and ebay for around 100 2nd hand in top condition and motors at half the origional price! You could pick up a motor and esc off here for around 150 i reckon
my names jordan if you wanted to know

aeb4
07-04-2008, 08:15 PM
aeb4 you can find lrp sphere esc's on here and ebay for around 100 2nd hand in top condition and motors at half the origional price! You could pick up a motor and esc off here for around 150 i reckon
is there any on here or ebay at the moment

Lee
07-04-2008, 08:20 PM
one on ebay this morning for about 50 notes

aeb4
07-04-2008, 08:30 PM
whos gone to brushless and if so what are you using?

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 08:33 PM
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9376 Jordan this one is going for 85 if you try get in there before its sold, I would say the majority of people have changed to brushless, I only know a handful of people that are still using brushed. Most people run either lrp, nosram or novak esc's and motors which are all fully compatible with each other

aeb4
07-04-2008, 08:35 PM
will someone be able to help me fit it at batley

Mike Hudson
07-04-2008, 08:39 PM
I'll be more happy to fit it for you and any soldering required if im there which i should be :)

Medders
07-04-2008, 08:39 PM
I went brushless last year after unreliable brushed motor and would never go back. I picked up a first generation nosram system for 90 second hand i think. never had a problem since.

Richard Lowe
07-04-2008, 08:41 PM
Don't forget some cells!

3 packs of decent club level cells can be had quite cheaply (The Orion 3300 Rocketpack (http://www.mirageracing.com/product/ORI10304,) retails at 22).

I'll be at Southport this Sunday but I'm sure there will be someone at Batley who can help you get an ESC installed :)

aeb4
08-04-2008, 03:18 PM
is there any difference between a novak brushless 7.5l and a 7.5r. and what mah batteries should i get.

Zedman
08-04-2008, 05:47 PM
In reply to AEB4's question, ended spending just over 600 bringing the on the road cost to about 1100 including the personal transponder I got today, its worth more than the family car gulp!

aeb4
08-04-2008, 06:18 PM
In reply to AEB4's question, ended spending just over 600 bringing the on the road cost to about 1100 including the personal transponder I got today, its worth more than the family car gulp!
do you not think thats a lot to spend on a car when you're a beginner:)

Richard Lowe
08-04-2008, 07:17 PM
is there any difference between a novak brushless 7.5l and a 7.5r. and what mah batteries should i get.
The 'L' motor has thinner windings and less torque, which is better for 2wd :)

The cells of mine you borrowed were 4200mah, which I can just about get 2 runs out of in 2wd with a 5.5. The 3300's I linked will be more than enough to last with a 7.5 ;)

aeb4
08-04-2008, 07:22 PM
The 'L' motor has thinner windings and less torque, which is better for 2wd :)

The cells of mine you borrowed were 4200mah, which I can just about get 2 runs out of in 2wd with a 5.5. The 3300's I linked will be more than enough to last with a 7.5 ;)
are they not stick type batteries with a tamiya style connector. so would it still work with an lrp sphere?:confused:

Richard Lowe
08-04-2008, 07:29 PM
They are but it doesn't take long to solder some tubes onto the wires. The stick pack will fit in your B4 fine too :)

aeb4
08-04-2008, 07:36 PM
do you know where you can buy them from?

aeb4
10-04-2008, 04:14 PM
what do the wires coming out of the back of a brushless motor do.
ps. im not coming to batley this sunday

josh_smaxx
10-04-2008, 04:44 PM
what do the wires coming out of the back of a brushless motor do.
ps. im not coming to batley this sunday

Thats the sensor wire, it basically tells the ESC what its doing to it all orks smoothly.

aeb4
11-04-2008, 05:29 PM
how much faster would a novak brushless 6.5 go than a 7.5. and how much faster would it be compared to my brushed 19t

mattym0310
11-04-2008, 06:24 PM
Correct me if i'm wrong but I think i'm right in saying that a 6.5 is equivalent to an 11t brushed and a 7.5 is similar to a 13/14turn brushed. [It is hard to match brushless motors to brushed so it won't be exact, just a rough kinda guide]

Medders
11-04-2008, 06:52 PM
how much faster would a novak brushless 6.5 go than a 7.5. and how much faster would it be compared to my brushed 19t


Erm, compared to your 19T it will fly :thumbsup: Make sure you use a smaller pinion accordingly.

aeb4
11-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Erm, compared to your 19T it will fly :thumbsup: Make sure you use a smaller pinion accordingly.
what pinion will i need cause ill try get it tomorow

mattym0310
11-04-2008, 07:22 PM
which motor are you getting?

aeb4
12-04-2008, 07:04 AM
probably the 6.5 so i dont have to spend another 80 in a couple of months.

paulc
12-04-2008, 07:23 PM
is there many of you guys planning on going to batley tomorrow

TRIOXER
12-04-2008, 08:10 PM
I will be there paul:thumbsup:

mattym0310
12-04-2008, 10:24 PM
i'll be there

Mike Hudson
13-04-2008, 12:15 AM
and so will I :thumbsup::lol:

dave p hall
13-04-2008, 06:41 AM
good morning all:thumbsup:will there be confirmation meeting is on this morning:confused:its dry in hull:woot:cheers from davey boy:p

mattym0310
13-04-2008, 07:07 AM
meeting is cancelled! :cry:

dave p hall
13-04-2008, 07:16 AM
bummer:cry:bring on the summer series:p

Andy 2
13-04-2008, 07:54 AM
i charged up my batteries last night, should i leave them for next week or discharge them?

Zedman
13-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Its raining in Knaresborough also (



Here is a link you can read about batteries, the storage isnt the issue, I think the important thing is the balencing when they have self discharged at different rates and you come to recharge them, note sure how critical this actually is though as I suspect the majority of people never balence cells and never have any issues, myself included

http://www.oople.com/forums/showpost.php?p=71162&postcount=1

and

http://www.powerstream.com/Storage.htm

Medders
13-04-2008, 08:20 AM
:lol::lol::lol: you've probably only used them twice :p.

mattym0310
13-04-2008, 08:22 AM
What I do is [from use]... Use the batteries at a race meeting, take them out of the car and pput thm back into their carry/storage case then leave them for a week. When it comes to re-charging I discharge them and equalize them at 0.9v a cell and then stick em on charge at 4amps. does this answer your question :D

Andy 2
13-04-2008, 09:22 AM
thanks

paulc
13-04-2008, 01:24 PM
well went to batley today not realising it had been cancelled the straight was completely flooded would have been ok for a boat and all the astro turf was flooded too jumps etc... nevermind roll on summer :lol:

Garry Driffill
13-04-2008, 01:48 PM
LOL :lol: youre joking paul ? Spose the way you drive on the motorway it wouldnt have taken you long to get home LOL .... 7 mins? LOL

aeb4
14-04-2008, 05:40 PM
If I were you given how lots of people are switching to brushless there are lots of cheap brushed motors about, see if you can pick some up.

I think I've got an old Peak V2 12x1 somewhere you can have on the cheap, I didn't use it too much so it will last you a while. A 12 is quite a bit hotter than what you have now but I can show you how to slow it down if you want :)

It was really good to see all the new faces turning up for the meeting, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves :)
where will i be able to get this motor of you. cant afford brushless at moment i dont think:cry:

aeb4
15-04-2008, 06:18 PM
is there any difference between an lrp 6.5t and the equivalent nosram.
and what pinion should i get for it

mattym0310
15-04-2008, 07:05 PM
they are both exactly the same just different labels. I would recommend the novak motors though. I thought you couldn't afford brushless

aeb4
15-04-2008, 07:07 PM
they are both exactly the same just different labels. I would recommend the novak motors though. I thought you couldn't afford brushless
at modelsport they sell an lrp system with the lrp sphere and the lrp vector which is 180, which ive got:thumbsup:

aeb4
15-04-2008, 07:34 PM
they are both exactly the same just different labels. I would recommend the novak motors though. I thought you couldn't afford brushless
do you have any idea what pinion to get:confused:

mattym0310
15-04-2008, 07:38 PM
I think I used to run a 21 or 22 but not fully sure. Waitfor someone like Rich to reply

aeb4
15-04-2008, 07:43 PM
I think I used to run a 21 or 22 but not fully sure. Waitfor someone like Rich to reply
what motor do you run in it now

Medders
15-04-2008, 07:50 PM
I run 20-22 using a 6.5 turn, you woundn't go far wrong with a 21, but its useful to have a choice depending on track conditons etc.

aeb4
15-04-2008, 07:55 PM
I run 20-22 using a 6.5 turn, you woundn't go far wrong with a 21, but its useful to have a choice depending on track conditons etc.
do associated actually make them or do companies make it for them?

Medders
15-04-2008, 07:59 PM
do associated actually make them or do companies make it for them?


Any standard 48 dp pinion will do, and a 21 tooth is probably as good a starting point as any.

ben
15-04-2008, 08:00 PM
EDIT have brought out some new ones:thumbsup:.

Richard Lowe
15-04-2008, 11:06 PM
do you have any idea what pinion to get:confused:
What motor did you get, a 6.5?

If it's a 6.5 with the standard bonded rotor then I would start around 19/20 with the kit spur :)

aeb4
16-04-2008, 03:44 PM
What motor did you get, a 6.5?

If it's a 6.5 with the standard bonded rotor then I would start around 19/20 with the kit spur :)
i havent got it yet. im going to get on saturday ready for the race on sunday if the weathers fine

aeb4
18-04-2008, 03:26 PM
is anyone planning on coming racing at batley this sunday?

dave p hall
18-04-2008, 03:33 PM
is anyone planning on coming racing at batley this sunday?

i'll be there:thumbsup:i 2wd for me:Dwhat class you running aeb4:confused:i hope meeting goes ahead,good turnout:confused:fingers crossed for both:lol:

aeb4
18-04-2008, 03:36 PM
2wd. Hopefully i will be racing too. Depends if i get my motor fixed tomorow. i think it needs new brushes. it'll only be my second time racing if i go:thumbsup:

mattym0310
18-04-2008, 08:58 PM
I should be there! havn't decided which car to run though. I think Arslaan is going to be there too.

Mike Hudson
18-04-2008, 09:42 PM
I'll be there :D hoping weathers good sunday :)

mattym0310
18-04-2008, 09:51 PM
who's takin' ya Mike? :lol:

Mike Hudson
18-04-2008, 10:05 PM
i'm walking :D

Jez
18-04-2008, 10:08 PM
i will be there.letting my daughter run her 1st ever meeting with an hpi.take it easy on her,shes only 7.and yes she is better than me already.see you all on sunday.thanks jez.:thumbsup:

super sparks
18-04-2008, 10:10 PM
i will be there jez so will chris hope we get a fine dry day

Jez
18-04-2008, 10:25 PM
yeah,hope so too.cant believe 3 of 4 meetings cancelled and season only just begun.enjoyed southport so much might make iy my local track:confused:

b4rs
18-04-2008, 11:35 PM
im on like a 10 a week maximum mate. and so far im running a rc18 and my b4. my b4 has a lrp vector in it (19t equv) and a novak super sport esc. originally i got the esc and novak 5800kv motor from ebay for 110 (sold my psp) so u need to look around. i recently had to buy a replacement esc as the one conked. it cost me 45 for a brand new super sport novak.
not bad really.

edit: in reply to aeb4 looking for motors. sorry its late.

also i doubt i can make it sunday. bit short notice :( would love to come tho.

aeb4
19-04-2008, 08:49 AM
i will be there.letting my daughter run her 1st ever meeting with an hpi.take it easy on her,shes only 7.and yes she is better than me already.see you all on sunday.thanks jez.:thumbsup:
what cars she driving? because i didnt know that hpi made a off road buggy.

Mike Hudson
19-04-2008, 08:54 AM
what cars she driving? because i didnt know that hpi made a off road buggy.
Its a truck from what i saw at the end of the first meeting http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.php?partNo=10551&lang=en :lol:

Andy 2
19-04-2008, 09:48 AM
what happens if it is cancelled on sunday because fixtures says its round 1 of the championship

mattym0310
19-04-2008, 09:52 AM
looks like i might have to get a club membership on the day then so i can take part in the championship. I guess it just means the date will be changed or that round will be missed out

aeb4
19-04-2008, 11:09 AM
Its a truck from what i saw at the end of the first meeting http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.php?partNo=10551&lang=en :lol:
the firestorm 10t? is it new this past couple of weeks or have you had it a while

Zedman
19-04-2008, 01:04 PM
I should be there weather permitting, fingers crossed.

aeb4
19-04-2008, 01:11 PM
I should be there weather permitting, fingers crossed.
have you been racing else where yet?

aeb4
19-04-2008, 01:37 PM
the bbc website says it going to drizzle tomorrow.

Mike Hudson
19-04-2008, 02:36 PM
anyone going to batley tomorrow if im going who has a charger that i could charge my lipo on?

dave p hall
19-04-2008, 03:20 PM
the bbc website says it going to drizzle tomorrow.

:cry:i guess diana will post a thread in morning if meeting's off:confused:i don't mind a bit off drizzle:pfooking british weather:thumbdown:

Willa
19-04-2008, 07:14 PM
hi, t im planning on coming tomorrow. me and my friend are both non members and havent been before. is there a shop there? and you do have a 540 class dont you? thanks! tom

mattym0310
19-04-2008, 07:21 PM
hi tom! Jez is going with his shop. Both classes are mixed ability but there should be others that will be running 540.

dave p hall
20-04-2008, 07:13 AM
im raring to go:thumbsup:will give it while 9 to see if were still on:confused:before i set off:D

Zedman
20-04-2008, 07:19 AM
Hope to see you there, bring lots of warm close dude, tyres etc are usually on sale, and the leisure centre sells food, has toilets etc,

aeb4
20-04-2008, 07:23 AM
im raring to go:thumbsup:will give it while 9 to see if were still on:confused:before i set off:D
how far away do you live?

dave p hall
20-04-2008, 07:26 AM
how far away do you live?

its only an hours drive tops for me,need some practice for jarrow next week:thumbsup:were do you live matey:confused::p

aeb4
20-04-2008, 07:27 AM
brighouse. its only about 10 mins away max so im pretty sorted

dave p hall
20-04-2008, 07:30 AM
brighouse. its only about 10 mins away max so im pretty sorted

cool:thumbsup:

aeb4
20-04-2008, 07:32 AM
cool:thumbsup:
i do have one slight problem though. my motors broken.:( but im hoping someone i knows gonna lend me one there

dave p hall
20-04-2008, 07:41 AM
i do have one slight problem though. my motors broken.:( but im hoping someone i knows gonna lend me one there

i have a few motors if your stuck:lol:

aeb4
20-04-2008, 07:50 AM
i have a few motors if your stuck:lol:
what turn are they? coz ive only got a pinion for a 19t
thanks

dave p hall
20-04-2008, 07:53 AM
what turn are they? coz ive only got a pinion for a 19t
thanks

i have 10 single,and a stock motor:pive got a good selection of pinions aswell:thumbsup:im setting off now:thumbsup:so i'll see you there:D

Zedman
20-04-2008, 08:06 AM
have you been racing else where yet?

Managed 1 indoor meet at York

aeb4
20-04-2008, 08:07 AM
Managed 1 indoor meet at York
how did you do? break anything?:lol:

Zedman
20-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Im gonna have a little word with the people who make Pred chassis's tomorrow (

aeb4
21-04-2008, 03:12 PM
does anyone know what the points are in the club championship?

dave p hall
21-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Im gonna have a little word with the people who make Pred chassis's tomorrow (

good luck:thumbsup:i had a fun day:Ddespite being a moblie chicane,and doing a car racing version of bamby on ice:lol:

Zedman
21-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Despite having fewer than normal tumbles I managed to kill my Pred :(

Damage list is as follows:

The turnbuckles are nearly ripped out of the top suspension arms ( they are screwed in at a very weird angle now )

Ball joint screw ripped out of the back right lower wishbone

Front upright bearing mount cracked

Chassis snapped clean in two

The chassis i wasnt happy about and after closer inspect its looks to be a design fault having cracked on the narrowest point, in addition the chassis is very thin due to a recessed area for the internal front block leaving the chassis only 1mm thick on the base, add to this 2 holes drilled in it (

I reached a compromise with Xtreme and have another one on the way for half price.

Will spend the week rebuilding it and see how it goes but if it happens again may consider switching to another car, any recomendations on cheaper and stronger but just as good ?

BTW thanks for the following:

Dianna for letting me swap to 2wd in my spare (god dam slow) Bandit and still make the most of the day.

Erm I'm crap with names but I think it was Matt who offered me a spare Pred chassis.

The dude who let me share his tent and stay dry, made the day fun as oppsed to miserable, thanks m8.

The other person who lent me a charging lead for my 2wd car

Everyone else for being friendly, talking to me and making the day FUN.

I take it no meeting next weekend so if all works out and i get the car running I'm off to Jarrow, anyone wanting to consider offering lifts and sharing petrol or needs a lift please post, am thinking it will be about a 6.00 am start from Knaresborough, cripes

ben
21-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Oh dear thats not very good to hear about your pred. What did you hit to break the chassis?:thumbdown:

aeb4
21-04-2008, 07:50 PM
Despite having fewer than normal tumbles I managed to kill my Pred :(

Damage list is as follows:

The turnbuckles are nearly ripped out of the top suspension arms ( they are screwed in at a very weird angle now )

Ball joint screw ripped out of the back right lower wishbone

Front upright bearing mount cracked

Chassis snapped clean in two

The chassis i wasnt happy about and after closer inspect its looks to be a design fault having cracked on the narrowest point, in addition the chassis is very thin due to a recessed area for the internal front block leaving the chassis only 1mm thick on the base, add to this 2 holes drilled in it (

I reached a compromise with Xtreme and have another one on the way for half price.

Will spend the week rebuilding it and see how it goes but if it happens again may consider switching to another car, any recomendations on cheaper and stronger but just as good ?
why not have a go at 2wd?

Zedman
21-04-2008, 07:58 PM
I LOVE 4wd, it seems faster and more extreme )

mattym0310
21-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Erm I'm crap with names but I think it was Matt and Andy who offered me a spare Pred chassis.

The dude who let me share his tent and stay dry, made the day fun as oppsed to miserable, thanks m8. [Shaun Lawton]

The other person who lent me a charging lead for my 2wd car [Mike Hudson]


Helped you out a bit with names. Yours is the second chassis that I have seen break there.

The turnbuckles on the upper wishbones are a known problem and have now been fixed by Team Xtreme by them now distributing the Lunsford items, which are a direct replacement.

aeb4
21-04-2008, 08:00 PM
I LOVE 4wd, it seems faster and more extreme )
fair comment. ive never driven 4wd so i cant really recomend any.

Zedman
21-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Motorbikes, Triumph 500 speed twin, CX500, GPZ600, Ducati 750ss, Maico 440 Motocrosser with Triumph engine and road legal ish ( brakes were crap T boned it and smashed both wrists ), CBR600, present bike Suzuki DRZ400 super motad.

Climbing: Sandstone verging on XS rating but never got to grips with Limestone, Malham cove and Kilnsey crag were scenes of epic adventures

Potholing:
Now this was fun, bottomed the deepest caves around often using a Kilometer of rope, epic tales I can remember when I draw my pension.

Women:
Crap, dont even go there they are just dangerous,

I now need something exciting but with no pain involved, so sticking with 4wd.

Zedman
21-04-2008, 08:10 PM
Will let you take my Pred for a spin next time, hope u can use a wheel as opposed to sticks

Second X11 ? Xtreme assued me they have never had an X11 break !

Mike Hudson
21-04-2008, 08:15 PM
Thanks for letting me put my lipo on your charger :) and no problem about the charging lead :lol:

Mike Hudson
21-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Second X11 ? Xtreme assued me they have never had an X11 break ![/quote]

I've seen yours and one other chassis break so far:(

aeb4
21-04-2008, 08:17 PM
Will let you take my Pred for a spin next time, hope u can use a wheel as opposed to sticks

Second X11 ? Xtreme assued me they have never had an X11 break !
thanks.:thumbsup: ye i do use a wheel transmitter. how much is the chassis costing you?

mattym0310
21-04-2008, 08:25 PM
I stand corrected, it was an x10 chassis. sorry for the confusion there ;)

Mike Hudson
21-04-2008, 08:29 PM
me too haha

mattym0310
21-04-2008, 08:32 PM
this (http://www.oople.com/forums/showpost.php?p=115293&postcount=11) is the one I remembered about, but it's an x10

Zedman
21-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Thats what Xtreme said X10 breaks X11 should be fine, new chasis should work out at about 20 inc Vat so no biggy (ie half price), just a bit miffed it broke mid event (

aeb4
23-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Thats what Xtreme said X10 breaks X11 should be fine, new chasis should work out at about 20 inc Vat so no biggy (ie half price), just a bit miffed it broke mid event (
Have you got your chassis yet?

Zedman
23-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Got the chassis, but found yet more damage, the 4mm turnbuckles are bent x 3, http://www.teamxtreme.co.uk/store/images/XH003%20M4%20TURNBUCKLE.jpg (http://javascript<b></b>:popupWindow('http://www.teamxtreme.co.uk/store/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=284')) they seem to be made from the softest metal I have ever come across, will order tomorrow should get here for Fri, Sat at the latest, are these specific to the pred or can I get them from Otley Model sports, btw was toying with the idea of buying a B44 as a spare car and using same electrics between both, how do u guys rate the b44 ?

ben
23-04-2008, 10:28 PM
Got the chassis, but found yet more damage, the 4mm turnbuckles are bent x 3, http://www.teamxtreme.co.uk/store/images/XH003%20M4%20TURNBUCKLE.jpg (http://javascript<b></b>:popupWindow('http://www.teamxtreme.co.uk/store/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=284')) they seem to be made from the softest metal I have ever come across, will order tomorrow should get here for Fri, Sat at the latest, are these specific to the pred or can I get them from Otley Model sports, btw was toying with the idea of buying a B44 as a spare car and using same electrics between both, how do u guys rate the b44 ?

Oh dear thats not good to hear you have bent 3. I think team xtreme have got some stronger ones made up now. So you wont have to use the ones made out of cheese:lol::p
I would rate the B44 high up. Not that i have driven one. But it has just won the first national of the year so it cant be bad:)

ben

Zedman
23-04-2008, 10:36 PM
Probably the wrong channel but, can anyone do me a link to the Jarrow registration site can't seem to find it anywhere, otherwise I will be at York Sat and Batley Sunday this weekend, PS I thought we had a heat wave forcast ?

And thanks Ben

rcracer
23-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Probably the wrong channel but, can anyone do me a link to the Jarrow registration site can't seem to find it anywhere,

http://www.brca-northeast.net/

ben
23-04-2008, 10:44 PM
Anytime. Im here to help if you need to know anything. Team xtreme drivers are the people to talk to about the turnbuckles that are bent though. What did you hit to break a chassis?

ben

AndyM
24-04-2008, 05:38 AM
Hiya Zedman,

The turnbuckles are quite weak, and most of us have bent them. I myself have only bent one.

Xtreme now have some stronger ones instock, made by Lunsford. See here: http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10122

It must have been an xtremely hard shunt to break all those parts!

I'll see you on saturday night,
Andy

Oscar
24-04-2008, 11:22 AM
otherwise I will be at York Sat and Batley Sunday this weekend,

And thanks Ben

If you go to Batley, you may well be alone http://www.batleybuggyclub.co.uk/fixtures.html :)

Our next meeting is May 4th;)

Northy
24-04-2008, 11:50 AM
I snapped the front off my X11 :)

G

Lee
24-04-2008, 11:52 AM
he means on the track "jammin G" not just for a laugh:lol:

Northy
24-04-2008, 12:02 PM
I did it at Worksop on my first practise lap :lol::lol:

'Jammin' G

Zedman
26-04-2008, 11:18 PM
Car was rebulit very carefully but I had massive toe out on the front wheels, I couldnt counter this no matter what adjustments i made and the front drive shafts kept popping out, went to the York race meet anyway.

Thanks to Ben for spotting the problem, I think it was Andy who figured out I had been sent X10 upper wishbones in error and offered to lend the correct X11 parts

Thanks for geting me back in the running )

mattym0310
27-04-2008, 08:02 PM
because you ordered x10 ones instead of 11? :D

[camber, not toe-in/out]

stampede vxlboy
01-06-2009, 05:23 PM
yep they are um so rich would have batts if he comes to batley hi can i come and race with my traxxas rustler vxl with a lipo .how many racing can i race in with the car ?????????????????:thumbsup:

JJ The Boat Wizzard
04-06-2009, 09:14 PM
he means on the track "jammin G" not just for a laugh:lol:

^ LMFAO ^