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Old 28-10-2013
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I had a good time. Managed to come 2nd place in the E finals, fairly happy with that Probably wont give up my day job to become a professional RC racer quite yet

I dont think it was so much the numbers, but just a few key areas that caused pileups.
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Old 28-10-2013
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Thanks to everyone at TRAC I had a good days racing.

In response to your request Dan.

I actually enjoyed the jump section in the end. It was easy to get it wrong though hence the amount of pile ups.
I would split it up a bit and have a hairpin after the table top of hardboard to stop the grip roll and also try and make you hit the down ramp which would be easier if it was longer.
I would have a hairpin after the sweeper at the end of the straight and have a bit more infield but avoiding having a chicane, or have a chicane running away from the rostrum. Which would help avoid crashes with the track marking rope that tends to drag cars in when touched.
Once again not criticisms just ideas.
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Old 30-10-2013
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Firstly thanks for a fun event on a big indoor track, its really good to have a big indoor track to race on once a month through the cold wet winter.

Dan, about the track, I thought it was fun; the jump section in front of the rostrum was a little difficult to get used but the addition of the carpet on the jump onto the table top helped, personally I enjoyed this section but it did cause some accidents, I guess this is to be expected on an indoor track! I also liked the fast flowing nature, something that we donít often race on these days. The cone thingy was fun but a little difficult to see so felt like an obstacle rather than a feature and getting around cleanly was better than trying to take it fast, maybe if the driving surface was facing the driver somehow? This would be difficult as itís a 180 degree corner, maybe if it was closer to the rostrum so the viewing angle was steeper? One thing that was a huge improvement over last year was not using the kicker onto the table top, the kicker is very severe and launches the car very high and not much fun let alone hard on the cars as more often than not the down ramp is not touched! So, in short, I enjoyed it and the main comment is not to use the kicker.

Only thoughts, but you did ask

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Please excuse my crude drawing! I loved this track but had trouble with the jumps in front of the rostrum too. I found It hard to hit ramp 1 with the correct speed, too fast mostly!! Too much speed meant overshooting ramp 2 and landing on the up part of ramp 3 killing all my speed causing me to nose dive into the up part of ramp 4.

Do you think moving ramp 2 and 3 further apart from each outer would help? Maybe give you more chance to correct your speed?
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Old 16-12-2013
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Default racing on sunday 22nd dec, put in your calendars

10th, 2wd and 4wd and shortcourse and micro's racing this coming sunday the 22nd december at the acorn centre in torquay,
lets see some new faces, all welcome,
doors open 9.00am,
Booking in by 10.15am,
venue: Acorn Centre Barton Torquay TQ2 8ET

look forward to seeing you there
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Old 16-12-2013
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Previously doors have been opening at 9, is it opening later this Sunday?
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Old 16-12-2013
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I hope to pop down and meet some new people,
Would be nice to see what people are running,
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Old 16-12-2013
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Previously doors have been opening at 9, is it opening later this Sunday?
yep 9am, i always get there between 9 and quarter past. edited time above, thanks ;-)
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Old 17-12-2013
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Hi there's 3 of us coming down from Bath to give this a go for the first time. One of us will need a handout transponder, do we need to pre-book this or do you have plenty?

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Hi it is booking in on the day (it has been the last 2 times anyway).

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Default 2wd front tyres

Hello, going to come to next meeting on 26th what 2wd front tyres are everyone using?
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Most drivers are using
Schumacher Cut Stagger - Low Profile - Yellow. Part number U6770
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Thanks for the reply Paul going to use my cougar kf for the first time saw you've got one how does it go in the acorn centre? Also do you use inserts with the cut staggers?
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No inserts used on the front with cut staggers
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Thanks for the reply Paul going to use my cougar kf for the first time saw you've got one how does it go in the acorn centre? Also do you use inserts with the cut staggers?
Hi Steve
As Martin said,we don't run front inserts.
The KF handles really well at the Acorn Centre.
Paul Penny took TQ last time with a KF and I qualified 2nd.

If you need any setup advice come and see me on the day.

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Thanks Paul if I need any advice I'll come over. Steve
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Old 25-03-2014
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And heres the final standings:

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