For next week’s (Oct 28th) race meeting Paddy is proposing a trial of a new format of racing for Launceston R/C.
The plan will be to run just two rounds of qualifying (the usual five minute races), and then finish with a 10 minute final for each class.
The longer races will add something different to EP racing, giving you a chance to get into a good groove, and make up for any early mistakes. It should be an exciting night’s racing, and great to try something different.
Share your thoughts in the comments section here…!
i’m keen to give it a try.
i think it will make the racing even more fun!!!!!
sounds good dont know about any one else but take me 2-3 laps to warm up.Looking forward to 10 minute finals
Another benefit is it will help keep a handle on how late the night goes.
Fantastic idea 😉
Im glad i did some testing to see how long my batteries would last on the weekend with my brushless motor set up! Can’t wait to give it another challenge to be ticked off with our R/c Racing!
I’ll be there in both usuall cars but ive got the torana to video the final! L8r
That’s a fantastic idea. I take a few laps to get settled usually as well.
Should bring the time the night takes down a little as well. Bring it on!!
i.m easy just go with the flow…i probably be the one who trasvels the most distance but doesnt worry me regarding time we finish
Sounds like a great idea… however I am a bit worried my batteries wont last 10 min… I generally run 4-5 thousand mah batteries… am I worrying un nessecarily or is that why its a “trial” lol
I am guessing it’s 8th scale you are thinking about Ben? You should be ok for ten minutes – just don’t do too many practice laps. I have run three five minute heats in my 8th buggy on 5000 packs.
yep no problem then… looking foward to trying a new format…. I was referring to 1/8 and 1/10th.. the mini revo has been sold to a new home.got sick of the revo breaking down….. there is a new 1/10 on the way from the USA.. 50 50 on weather it will be here for next thursday but I will be there in 1/8th either way…
What new 10th scale have you bought Ben??
Traxxas vxl brushless bandit….. but im not copying anyone I swear……… 😉
so yeah.. lets give 2wd a go….. surprisingly all the upgrades to the revo actually made it slower and un reliable… it lookes good lol but not forgiving and too heavy… plus just felt like trying something different…. 🙂
Cool, i will get my B44 out again one day! Yeah aluminum is bling, but generally not good for racing!
I might well bring a tenth buggy back from Brisbane next week. Cat sx plus horsepower = awesome fun!
love the 1/10 scales! they look the bomb hammering around the track
its thursday…why arnt we racing?????
not a fan of the ten minute thing so im boycotting …….. have fun
let me know when its business as usual
Sorry to hear that Johnny. It’s only a one week trial at this stage, just to run something different. I’m sure you’d enjoy it.
What about the 10 minute finals don’t you like Johnny?
looking forward to the extra long races .. you can get into a groove and recover from 1st corner carnage 🙂 and batteries and motors in the modern age of rc racing are more than capable of 10 minute + runs without woring up a sweat
HERE HERE Rocket!!!
First corner is a killer!!!!
I’d nearly push for a 15min final but it stretch the majority of cars.
10mins really is the sweet spot and that first corner has crushed many a race of mine 😉
5 mins is more a game of luck.
A test of skill is what it should be.
Consistent laps, smooth lines and optimal corner momentum.
Not about how long it takes a marshal to untangle a mess of cars.
i would agree with you dave it would be interesting to see a 15 minute final. The e-revo is in semi retirement this week will have a 1/8 kyoshi buggy with the e-revo electrics.
batteries charging… getting excited
Tis the night the Launceston power grid struggles to keep up with all the battery charging going on!! Excited myself indeed 🙂
Great to see this thread so active.
A true indication of the health of the club.
Sorry been missing a few meets, be back for a run soon 😉
I agree with Corey.
A flood light in the back corner will improve the conditions.
Pointing into the corner though, not pointing back at the drivers.
Still yet to try the Shockpopper 😦
Have a new ESC fan on the way so hopefully my cutoff troubles are behind me.
See you all soon.