Racing this week: Thurs 27th

After last week’s monster event, racing continues this week at Launceston R/C’s Rutherglen raceway.  Expect big fields in Short Course, tourers, 8th and buggy classes once again as racers gather from across the region.

Paddy will be running the show this week, so be sure to check in with him and get your entry in when you arrive.

We’re working hard on getting a driver’s stand in place…and hope it might be ready by this week.  Either way, it’s not far off.

Drop into the comments and let us know what you’re planning on racing this week!


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48 Responses to Racing this week: Thurs 27th

  1. joshua fogarty says:

    drivers stand will be finished on thursday……. cant wait to use it

  2. Paddy says:

    Awesome!! That’s great news… See you all on Thursday!!
    What should I race with that’s the question!!

    • joshua fogarty says:

      even better news the main frame is officially done just need to clean up welds and paint then finally put timber on and cut in half…. dad will weld the stand together out at rutherglen on thursday and bolt it to the ground….. should get a launceston r/c banner to put on the stand like a skirt…

  3. Ben says:

    Well, its official.. You guys have converted me. Sold my last nitro today (revo 3.3) and am looking to replace it with a 1/8 brushless buggy… so if you have one you want to sell let me know… (
    See you all Thursday woohoo!!


  4. acko82 says:

    Im there this week and i can give you a hand with the timing if needed Paddy? Thanks and L8r James

  5. Paddy says:

    Should be right for timing thanks James! I’ll only be running one car Thursday,
    Also we need to find out if we are actually allowed to bolt it to the ground. I will be ringing Rutherglen tomorrow to negotiate with “the man” about it… 😉

    • acko82 says:

      Ok Paddy, i think theres some dyna bolts is the best one to use for the drivers stand!

      Also ive found some more speed out of the Slash; When i lost my stub axle when i removed the slipper clutch and i loosened it a bit today and i think ive got about 5 maybe 10kph out of it from last meeting! L8r JA

    • joshua fogarty says:

      stand is done could u please let dad know about bolting the stand down…. dad has got something to suggest he will tell u tomorrow…

  6. Greenie says:

    Race day is near, car is almost ready, keen as!!!
    see you all there!

  7. Matt says:

    Sorry guy’s me and faye will not be there this week as I have a funeral to attend on Thursday. Will catch up with some of you on Sunday at Latrobe if not in Launceston next meet.


  8. Paddy says:

    Sorry to hear about the funeral Matt. 😦
    Congrats on your efforts up in N.S.W!! Top stuff!! 😉
    We’ll catch you next fortnight… Maybe with some 1/8th EP competition!

  9. joshua fogarty says:

    hi paddy is stand able to be bolted down or not doesnt matter much just be the tiniest bit roccky…..

    sorry about funeral matt and congrats..

  10. Paddy says:

    I cant see it being a problem being bolted down Josh.
    Especially if its safer…
    See you all tomorrow!

  11. Dave says:

    Sorry to hear Matt and Faye.

  12. Greenie says:

    anyone hear how scott went?

  13. scottg says:

    Vics is this coming weekend. Heading to the track for practice shortly, more practice tomorrow, racing saturday/sunday.

    I’ll be blogging at over the next few days.

  14. Greenie says:

    oh yeah, i’ve got a memory like a gold fish sometimes!!!
    good luck dude!

  15. acko82 says:

    Do i need to be at Rutherglen early to do any maitenace on the track this week? Since im a track maitence worker:) if not im leaving at normal time to get tea at 5pm! See ya soon James

  16. Paddy says:

    Track is fine thanks James.
    Come whenever you please.

  17. acko82 says:

    Cheers Paddy;)

  18. Bart says:

    Photo’s from last night. only got the short course finals as silly me forgot to charge the battery in my camera. lol

  19. Paddy says:

    Awesome night everyone! Hope all enjoyed there selves, don’t worry Scott will be back next time! Haha.
    Also a HUGE thankyou to Peter Fogarty for the drivers stand!!!
    Top stuff mate…
    Great photos you took there Bart! Considering the crappy lighting!
    Can i sense an official photographer in the making?

  20. Ben says:

    Hi all,
    Can anyone explain to me what the numbers mean… I cant rigure it out….

    Great night last night, thanks to all who had input into the erevo’s new setup… really made a big improvement….



  21. Paddy says:

    It means you did 13 laps in 5 mins 14.4 secs 🙂
    Hopefully i can extract last nights results from the lappy and get them to Scott…

  22. acko82 says:

    I had an bay day at the office, I did ok for the first two runs then my negative motor wire came loose and i gave my original set of BF Goodriches to joshua for the night.
    I gave my new set a run and he only used two of them so i’d thrown them back on the rears for the final and i loosened my clutch for some extra speed and i also was playing with my setup for the night too so im going back to the hard setup for rutherglen for next round of racing! See Ya at Paddy’s! James

  23. Ben says:

    ok cool, thanks Paddy,

  24. Paddy says:

    Dirt racing continues at Hillwood tomorrow!! Can i get an idea of who was planning on coming tomorrow? 10am for 11am first heat.

  25. acko82 says:

    Im Still heading up for a run! Car and batteries are ready to fly some dirt around and test the new set of my BFG Tyres! L8r James

  26. Dave says:

    Weather permitting, Me and the boys will be there.

  27. joshua fogarty says:

    will be there if weather holds out

  28. joshua fogarty says:

    can someone please tell me tomorrow if a loose or tight slipper clutch is better for the dirt??

  29. Dave says:

    The slipper clutch was never designed as a traction aid.
    They are designed to prevent damage to the drive train,
    especially when you have the power down while in the air and then landing.

    • joshua fogarty says:

      oh but surley if the slipper clutch slips the wheels wont spin

    • acko82 says:

      But it isnt good on the hard surfaces like i experienced it in the final; drifting isnt the way to go in a final especially in to the first corner at rutherglen!

  30. ian says:

    Will be there Paddy

  31. Paddy says:

    I use my slipper as traction control mate. And also to protect gears…

  32. Dave says:

    You need to find the right balance.
    It needs to slip a little but not so much your motor spools up and overheats while trying to accelerate.

  33. Paddy says:

    Of course Dave. Mine never slips too much. I should say I mostly use it for gear protection. And in my B44 it’s the only reason it’s used. Your finger is the traction control. But in a 2wd like a SC it’s a good helping hand, especially if it’s a loose surface.

  34. Dave says:

    Sorry guys but we will not make it today.
    I do need to go into town later Ian so I will drop those parts off.
    Have fun 😎

  35. ian says:

    Thats no good Dave. Thanks dave put them at front door

  36. joshua fogarty says:

    thanks for that guys i loosened mine a little bit

  37. Peter Hutton says:

    Was an awesome night thursday….even a 1st in Bmain…stoked as..pity be out for a couple of weeks now

  38. joshua fogarty says:

    hey guys i got my self a sc10…. where do buy your RPM parts from

  39. acko82 says:

    Theres some on amainhobbies or towerhobbies?

  40. Peter Hutton says:

    RPM parts from

    cheap and postage is cheap…also heaps of hop-up bits for the SC10


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