UPCOMING R/C EVENTS
Ray & Robbins Hobby Center - Falmouth
RC Excitement - Fitchburg Mass.
106 RACEPARK - Pembroke NH
Breakneck R/C - Livermore Falls
WORLD GT RACING
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NEW World GT (WGT) Thursday nights Decenber 13th Track Opens at 5pm Heats starting at 7pm.
Body: Roar Approved 200mm WGT Body
Weight: Minimum of 36 Ounces
Motor: Roar Approved 17.5 (Motor no trinity D3.5's)
ESC: Any Roar approved, programable ESC's must be in spec/Blinky Mode.
Battery: SMC 4000 MAH 25C only Part #4025S Maximum 4.22V (pre-race tech)
Receiver Packs: Maximum of 7.4V and 500 MAH
Tires: BSR purple Striped WGT tires
Traction Compound: Any Odorless compound only
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The other thing is ,if you want hobby shop support for this class,you must use a brand of battery that hobby shops can buy.SMC has gone strictly online ,they no longer sell to hobby shops .They did this so they can compete with the low price Chinese batteries.Always use brands that any one who goes to any hobby shop can get.Supporting brands that you can only buy online does not encourage hobby shops to support any race "class".
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NEW NOVAK MOTOR AND THE RUMORED THUNDER POWER MOTOR, IT HAS BECOME
APPARENT THERE HAS BEEN A BREAKTHROUGH IN TECHNOLOGY. THIS NEW CROP OF
MOTORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE 17.5 WGT CLASS. APPROVED MOTORS
ARE FROM LAST SEASON, IE THUNDER POWER, NOVAK SS OR BALLISTIC, TRINITY
DUO 1.2.3 ETC.
As far as the batteries.......the SMC 4000 25C Spec Pack...........they are very available to hobby shops. Breakneck and Ray & Robins both stock and sell these batteries. They are not just available online..... (sorry for the caps..............copy and paste)
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Go to SMC website and read the open letter to customers and shops.Some distributors have some stock left but once its gone they will not be getting any more .I would have to talk to Ron from Breckneck ,but i believe this is why he was selling GEN ACE 1s lipos .Because the SMC were no longer going to be sold through wholesalers.Plus SMC not known for keeping a constant supply of batteries .You may not want to limit the class to just one battery company.
Has for the motor ,it listed as any ROAR approved motor not WGT and those 3.5 is listed as ROAR approved.This will just confuse racers ,because the class rules say ANY ROAR approved motor.
I am not trying start anything, but customers have already commented on these "issue's"
so its nice to get these things situated before the season starts.
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Now for the SMC Batteries. Danny at SMC is still supplying the 4000 25C Spec Lipo's He has run out of the previous red cases and are now being shipped in the same cases the 6000MAH 28C packs and where the bullet connectors usually are is were the wires run out of the case.
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Talked to Ryan and he plans a layout that is more simple like us beginners need!
Rest assured, this will be a great class with lots of good racing and tons of FUN
The rules Ryan has in place are spot on..............no need to make any changes now.........maybe some
tweaking down the road?
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wfd44 wrote:If I can find the info on converting my 10L SS so that I can center mount the battery (or balance it out) you won't be the only Associated. Maybe the only RC10R5...
I'm not aware of any Conversion kit to go from a 10l SS to a WGT. The Shop has about a half dozen or so kits coming in this coming week plus a Dozen SMC Lipo Packs an tires. I'll be personaly over seeing the support parts and will have some misc's stuff available in the pits during racings. Looks like mostly CRC x10 LE's due the the parts availablilty through Horizon Hobby Dist.
I know there are is a AE, CRC and a Xray near ready!! Rumors of a Speedmarchant too haha..
For those of you guys building new kits Checkout this Link From Calandra Racing Concepts for Chassis Preperation!! Lets see some of these builds!!