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    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    I have talked to HobbyTown North at Parmer/Mopac and asked them to refer customers to the ASCC website and our Facebook and Youtube pages. I also asked them if we could drop off flyers about the club in the coming weeks.
    They were very enthusiastic; I will do the same at the smaller Cedar Park store which is next to my doctors office.
    ALSO – they no longer host RC races in their parking lot – the RC crowds have relocated to ThunderHill in Hutto and to a RC track between Austin and San Marcos.
    BUT – they will be hosting indoor and outdoor Tamiya Mini/Jr-4WD races in the coming months.
    These run in a channeled 3 or 4 lane track, and are controller-less. However – they are fast and exciting and are an “engineering” race; Kids seem to love them and they are growing in popularity in the US and are internationally popular (esp. in Italy, Japan, Philippines and other European countries). [The cars and the races have a history going back to the early 1980s] Google “Japan Cup”

    I will be entering cars in the coming Mini/Jr-4WD races and will be promoting our club to the other racers. The organizer (Chadd Mote) has approved this.

    https://nb-no.facebook.com/groups/347787049294698/

     

    "I cant drive 55!" Sammy

    #16261
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    SAMPLE TAMIYA MINI/JR-4WD RACER
    — Owner built and customized.  All but the least expensive and basic cars are in Kits (like Tamiya RCs cars.  High quality as is typical of Tamiya.)
    — 3volt FC130 motors range from 10,000rpm to over 30,000rpm  (My car: 10k installed for testing at HobbyTown, alt. 14k and 24k motors can snap-in w/o soldering)
    TUNING PARTS
    Cone profile tires to change corner handling (depending on if the large diameter is on the outside or inside of the rim); Ball bearings for axles and transmission gears; large-diameter Rollers (with ball-bearings) to guide car in channel; high-rollers stabilize car in high-speed corners;  ball shaped Cap-nuts bounce the car back into the lane/channel and reduce scratching of track;  ‘Brake-pad’ in rear reduces ramp speed during a jump; Damper-weights  absorb impact during landing and speed up wheels to contact track after a jump or a partial de-slot; additional arms attached to allow installation of Rollers as wide as possible/legal.
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    LMP STYLE MIN-4WD

    Tuning Tips

    CHASSIS
    LMP STYLE MINI-4WD CHASSIS VIEW

    TRACK – typically Three lanes (in major meets, five are common; two lanes for a home track)
    A single serpentine lane appears and functions as three-distinct lanes; usually channeled with at least one lane-cross-over bridge. Competition circuits have jumps, complex esses, wall-climbs; some have loops;

     

    "I cant drive 55!" Sammy

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This is me fixing the steering on my Ford Pedal-car when I was 4 years old. I like all motorsports - I grew up going to a NASCAR Feeder track with Sportsman and Modified classes, and was lucky to attend races in 1970 at Orange County Raceway. My first solder-iron was a Christmas gift at 9yo; I modified T-Jets to be AFX spec before AFX was in local stores. I rebuilt a few tractor & car engines (SIMCA) plus transmissions by 15yo (I still have my ring-compressor and valve spring tool) Former mountain and road bike geek - perennial sound engineer. Struggling guitar hobbyist and Amp "tweeker"