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Laxracer
2010.02.26, 07:41 PM
I'm new to Mini-z's. I just came across your thread.

What is GTG?

I just want some track time, to run. How do you guys do it ? is the track only set up on your club days / HFA days ? or can I get some track time off days. Etc etc.

Now I'm not new to RC but I am new to Mini-Zs

So give me all the info. Its the one thing I haven't found yet on this site.

Thanks for your help Looking forward to running against some of you.

C


Oh yeah ... what I got now is a Mr-03 going to be a RM setup since I have a Audi DTM body. Also TX will be running my trusty M11 ... Arch I saw your response about the interference they give off :( my bad.

C

briankstan
2010.02.26, 08:25 PM
I'm new to Mini-z's. I just came across your thread.

What is GTG?

I just want some track time, to run. How do you guys do it ? is the track only set up on your club days / HFA days ? or can I get some track time off days. Etc etc.

Now I'm not new to RC but I am new to Mini-Zs

So give me all the info. Its the one thing I haven't found yet on this site.

Thanks for your help Looking forward to running against some of you.

C


Oh yeah ... what I got now is a Mr-03 going to be a RM setup since I have a Audi DTM body. Also TX will be running my trusty M11 ... Arch I saw your response about the interference they give off :( my bad.

C



GTG = Get Together.

the DC guys will chime in with specifics for their club, you can't go wrong racing with them, they have some of the fastest guys in the country racing there.

Mike Keely
2010.02.27, 07:41 AM
Look here for some info about a enduro race we have coming up.

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33433

We have two clubs in the area. One of them runs in the HobbyWorks store in Fairfax VA once a month. No charge to run and that is when they have their HFAY race (How Fast Are You). The other is in the Clinton MD area in a garage wright off of Branch Ave and the Capitol Beltway. They run three days a week Monday night, Thursday night and Saturday. The owner has a funeral to go to today so they will not be racing today. I am going down to Awsome RC to run today. The track is in Fredericksburg VA. I will PM you my phone number and you can call me with any questions.

arch2b
2010.02.27, 08:44 AM
don't forget Awsome RC just past Fredricksburg, VA.

no worries about the transmitter. so long as we are not all bunched up along a line it's not a problem and at hobby works, there is usually plenty of space to spread out.

you can find our hobby works race schedule here (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33131).

Awsome RC discussion here (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33179).

mike, shall i setup a subforum for your clinton, md group? i can easily do so for awsome rc as well.

we would be happy to have you join any of the area's groups and your free to roam between them as well.

Mike Keely
2010.02.27, 10:44 PM
Fine with me.

arch2b
2010.02.27, 10:51 PM
Fine with me.

done :)

Laxracer
2010.02.28, 07:53 AM
I tried to reply yestarday morning from work. But it didn't go through.

Sounds good on coming to your next GTG.
Mike thanks for the invite. PA is a bit far for me. Part of the reason i'm getting back to racing is i had knee surgery. So my other activities aka Lax are out for the next 8 months. So long car rides are tough for me. And one of the reasons i'm not going back to my 1/10th and 1/12th scales, way too much stuff, and hard to transport on crutches.

But enough of that.

My main thing was trying to get some general / specific information out there. Its tough being a newbie again, and having been one previously I know that there is a lot of slang / nomenclature thats specfic to each class, and newbs can get scared away with out knowing what that information is.

So arch maybe in the newb section. Adds would be GTG, HFAY. The different motor types. Like S7 vs S6.

I've picked up most of it but it was tough spread across many many forums.

Now some of the DC stuff. And maybe its a bigger issue. under Tracks and GTGs. Could they be Divided regionally (I don't think there are enough for states) ? or a Stickie that has the treads shown regionally. It took me over a week to find out that you guys were racing 5 mins from my office (prosperity and 50). As for racing, just some info about the races. Remember i'm coming from touring cars, so what is the format ? mains, free for all. number of runs, etc etc, Motors, bodies, class, batts. Something that isn't burried in a thread.

Sorry not trying to rock the boat. But trying to help out those that are new.

Thanks again. Looking forward to running with you guys.

C

arch2b
2010.02.28, 08:16 AM
there is FAQ material. trouble is getting people to keep it current. volunteering isn't what is used to be years ago where we had trouble keeping track of whom was doing what.

tracks and gtg was divided regionally and it never worked. there is a sticky post with track location pined to a google map. again, relies on participation which is not always the easiest to achieve. i'm always open to suggestions for improvement.

we have a sticky for our schedule which includes times and format for racing. i need to include a link to HFAY rules rather than reposting them.

no fee as mike explained at hobby town.

we occasionally have specific type races at hobby town which you will find specific threads for however non HFAY racing at hobby town is limited thus nothing worth making sticky.

Awsome RC has a weekly point series where many of the va drivers go. many of the pg county maryland drivers go for weekly series racing at Remenant Racing.
we are in an odd region where there are pockets of us spread out across eastern maryland, western maryland, norhtern va, southern va which makes travel distance to any one place an issue. hobby works is a good mid point for gathering for HFAY racing. for regular series racing, most tend to stay closer to home and to those groups that serve there area such as Awsome RC and Remenant Racing. there are 'regional' type events that we have historically held to race with a larger group that often includes PA, NJ and NY. these are held at whatever location is available at the time. you will find we are scheduling an endurance event for march which will be held in an office building down town. it's on our schedule.

i look forward to meeting and racing with you, either at the endurance on the 13th and or HFAY on the 20th.

if a scheduled event in our posted schedule does not have a hyperlink, it hasn't been followed through on or nothing is planned or not sufficient information is available at the time. i do my best to keep a schedule for us that includes racing information for our larger area however that is also dependant on others providing me the relevant information.

Mike Keely
2010.02.28, 10:21 AM
Hi Laxracer, we are running the enduro race in DC now not in Pa as was originally planned. Here are most of the rules for the race. The address for the race is 750 First Street NE. Wash, DC 20002

Saturday March,13th 2010

12 cars maximum, minimum 2 drivers per car.

70 turn motors. (no mods allowed other than break-in and fluids)

Kyosho chassis, ESC and Autoscale bodies only. (I suggest a tough racer body, and an alloy front clip!)

4 NIMH AAA cells. (no lipos, or miniature nuclear reactors).

Lax,at the top right of your screen when you log in by your name is a private message link. I gave you my phone number in there. Give me a call and I can answer your questions.

Our weekly racing is now on a new thread that Arch just made for us here.

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=186


MK


Arch, you have Hobby Town in your post. I think that you wanted to have Hobby Works instead?

Mike Keely
2010.02.28, 10:29 AM
Look on these sites.

http://hfay.tinyrc.com/

http://www.pnracing.us/new/news.php

This has most of the rules that you need to know. MK

arch2b
2010.02.28, 10:38 AM
thanks, corrected

Laxracer
2010.02.28, 07:26 PM
Mike
I saw the message. I have been in the office most of the weekend. So I just haven't had a chance to call. Its been really really hectic.

So I looked at the HFAY rules. My car isn't legal in stock :(

arch2b
2010.02.28, 07:29 PM
whats the issue if you don't mind me asking?

Mike Keely
2010.02.28, 07:38 PM
If you have a Kyosho stock motor or a PN stock 70 turn motor and a hard body you are most likely OK. Like Arch said what is the issue you see wrong. Most likely we will have what you need to run in the HFAY race. At the Clinton track you only need to run the HFAY rules when we run the HFAY race. That is only one day a month.

Laxracer
2010.02.28, 07:43 PM
No not at all.

"Legal Chassis: Kyosho MR-01, MR-015, MR-02, MA-010, or equivalent Iwaver, Firelap, or Xmod (Gen 1 or EVO) chassis. Any AWD vehicles must operate as AWD at all times. AWD is optional in the Xmods"

I have a MR-03 :(

arch2b
2010.02.28, 07:46 PM
the mr-03 is legal for season 9. it may have not been picked up in the rules yet.

we run hfay at hobby works once a month as well so you have some choices as to where to race :)

Action B
2010.02.28, 08:00 PM
A new racer huh? Where are you from Lax? If you come to Hfay me and Maya look forward to racing with ya.

Laxracer
2010.02.28, 09:13 PM
Reston In the house :)

I've lived up and down the east coast. Use to run cars at Riders with buster back in the 90s and Hobby hanger, etc etc and Mimi's ... I've been around for ever ... I'm just glad I can have the same name here as i do on RCtech :)

Arch ... what's arch short for ? or is it just clever ?

Action B
2010.02.28, 09:51 PM
Reston In the house :)

I've lived up and down the east coast. Use to run cars at Riders with buster back in the 90s and Hobby hanger, etc etc and Mimi's ... I've been around for ever ... I'm just glad I can have the same name here as i do on RCtech :)

Arch ... what's arch short for ? or is it just clever ?

He is an architect :)

I'm staying in Annandale right now.

arch2b
2010.03.01, 12:35 PM
i started arch2b way back in early college days and just never changed it. i use it everywhere so no interest in making a tedious changeover at any point anymore.

you should be close to hobby works and not too far from awsome rc. there is a good number of us in your area.

Mike Keely
2010.03.01, 04:18 PM
When does Brian usually post the HFAY results?

arch2b
2010.03.01, 04:41 PM
When does Brian usually post the HFAY results?

depends on if he's traveling, where and when, etc. the mans always on the go.

Laxracer
2010.03.01, 09:54 PM
Arch
From one archy to another... i'm looking forward to running with yah.

All I have to say is deadlines aren't fun

bain2
2010.04.10, 09:33 PM
I was wondering where exactly is remenant racing?

Mike Keely
2010.04.10, 09:56 PM
I was wondering where exactly is remenant racing?

It is right across the street for the Keiser Permanente hospitol. This is the address of the medical center and the red brick garage that we race in is across from the main entrance. Two minutes from Branch ave and the Capital Beltway.

Camp Springs Medical Center
6104 Old Branch Ave.
Temple Hills, MD 20748

We run three days a week. Sat., Mon., and Thur. If you want to come some time shoot me a PM and I can give you my cell number. We will be running this months HFAY on the 19th starting about 5:30.

arch2b
2010.04.10, 11:14 PM
it's actually very easy to find. if it weren't on the other side of the beltway, it would be a very easy drive for me.

bain2
2010.04.11, 03:13 PM
Okay thanks guys, and i will pm you and let you know