Tagged: LMP STYLE TAMIYA JR/MINI-4WD
- March 25, 2021 at 1:43 PM #16236BarkingSpyderParticipant
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.
"I cant drive 55!" Sammy
March 29, 2021 at 1:37 PM #16261BarkingSpyderParticipant
- This topic was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by BarkingSpyder.
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.
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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