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pedrocamp
2010.04.24, 04:09 PM
The Hobbytown in Mooresville, NC is moving to a new, larger location and is having a Grand Opening Mini Z race on Sunday May 2, this in addition to it's dNaNo track which will be available for racers as well. The RCP track will be setup Friday evening and will be open for practice, testing and, depending on turnout, racing on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00AM till 8:00PM. The store opens at 12:00PM Sunday with racing starting at 2:00PM. We will run to the High Speed Hobbies classes and rules, listed below. We are primarily running for fun and to showcase and promote Mini Z racing in the Charlotte area. The store and probably some racers will have cars available for prospective racers to try. Hobbytown invites all current High Speed Hobbies racers to join the fun and anyone interested in fun, affordable RC racng to give it a try...


HIGH SPEED HOBBIES
1/28TH SCALE RACING TECHNICAL RULES
RELEASED MARCH 16, 2010, AMENDED APRIL 24, 2010

Stock

Chassis and Body
Kyosho 01, 015, 02 and 03 base chassis only.
Colored Kyosho option chassis allowed.
NO aftermarket chassis allowed, i.e.: Inzane P-28, MRCG, etc…
All Kyosho option and aftermarket suspension and drive train parts allowed.
Wheelbases allowed: 86mm – 100 mm.
Kyosho, IWaver or TRP street car based bodies only.
NOT allowed: Le Mans Prototype (Porsche 962, Mazda 787, etc…), PN Pan, Atomic VDS or Lexan (polycarbonate) bodies.

Motor – Board
Equivalency formula, these combinations are allowed:

SINGLE LAYER FET combination on AM board only, any FET allowed (1 pair 3004, 3010, 4562, 8858 etc…). External turbo boards not allowed.
ONLY the following motors may be used:
PN 70T, PN Speedy07 Bush and BB, PN Speedy05, Kyosho stock motor or X-Speed. No armature swapping between motor types or rewinding, unwinding allowed. Magnets as supplied by manufacturer for motor type, no swapping or substitutions.

OPEN BOARD, any number, type and combination of FETs allowed. External turbo boards are allowed.
Only 2009 version of PNWC 70 Turn Official Stock Motor (PN Part #110670) allowed.
The PN 70T can may not be opened; the end bell may not be removed. All internal parts must remain stock.
Only the PN Carbon Silver brush (PN Part#10CR50) or Atomic Carbon brush (Atomic Part#AR008) may be used. The brush spring must snap into the end bell receivers in the original location and orientation. No material may be added or removed from the brush spring.
(Handout motors may be required at special events)

NOTE: Boards and motors can be checked at random by HSH staff or designee.

Weight
Minimum of 180g with batteries and transponder.

Tires and Wheels
Rubber tires only.
Any plastic or aluminum wheels allowed with the following dimensions:
Maximum front width: 8.5 mm.
Maximum rear width: 11mm.
Maximum diameter: 21 mm front and rear.

Le Mans

Chassis and Body
Kyosho 01, 015, 02 and 03 base chassis only. Colored Kyosho option chassis allowed. NO aftermarket chassis allowed, i.e.: Inzane P-28, MRCG, etc…
All Kyosho option and aftermarket motor pod, suspension and drive train parts allowed.
Wheelbase allowed: 102mm.
Kyosho Le Mans Protoype bodies only (Porsche 962, Mazda 787, etc…). PN Pan, Atomic VDS or Lexan (polycarbonate) bodies not allowed.

Motor – Board
OPEN BOARD, any number, type and combination of FETs allowed. External turbo boards are allowed.
Only 2009 version of PNWC 70 Turn Official Stock Motor (PN Part #110670) allowed.
The PN 70T can may not be opened; the end bell may not be removed. All internal parts must remain stock.
Only the PN Carbon Silver brush (PN Part#10CR50) or Atomic Carbon brush (Atomic Part#AR008) may be used. The brush spring must snap into the end bell receivers in the original location and orientation. No material may be added or removed from the brush spring.
(Handout motors may be required at special events)

NOTE: Motors can be checked at random by HSH staff or designee.

Weight
Minimum of 190g with batteries and transponder.

Tires and Wheels
Kyosho Le Mans tires only, all available compounds.
Any plastic or aluminum wheels allowed which fit the Kyosho Le Mans tires. Front specific tires must be run on the front and rear specific on the rear.

Formula 1

Chassis and Body
Only Kyosho plastic F1 chassis allowed.
All Kyosho option and aftermarket motor pod, suspension and drive train parts allowed.
Only Kyosho F1 bodies allowed. Aftermarket wings and bumpers allowed.

Motor – Board
OPEN BOARD, any number, type and combination of FETs allowed. External turbo boards are allowed.
Any brushed 130 sized motor is allowed. Brushless motors not allowed.

Weight
Minimum of 200g with batteries and transponder.

Tires and Wheels
Kyosho Formula 1 or equivalent aftermarket tires only, all available compounds.
Only plastic or aluminum F1 type wheels allowed

kwsmith29
2010.04.30, 10:33 PM
Track is up and running, opens tomorrow Saturday at 10am. Come out and play..



Wade

kwsmith29
2010.05.02, 09:13 AM
Had a great time Saturday. Heading back out today at 12:00. Come on out and help open up the new Hobby Town.....

kwsmith29
2010.05.02, 08:38 PM
I feel really sorry for those of you who didn't make it up early today. I got to the Hobby Town about 12:30ish. Pedro and Mike were already there set up and had some potiential new racers running their cars. I didn't pay a lot of attention until one of the new guys walked over and set down next to Pedro and started talking Mini Z's with us. We benched raced for several minutes. I knew the new racer looked familiar, then it hit. Sitting there chit chating with us was Indy legand Rick Mears. It was a really neat experience. It was like hanging with one of our regular racers. Sorry you no shows missed it.:eek:

We had another good day and a lot of intrest from Grand Opening customers. Hopefully things will pick up for Brent and the guys and we will have a weekly race date for the Mooresville area.

Wade

Traveler
2010.05.02, 09:09 PM
I was there and missed it. :o Wade and Pedro had to tell me who it was after he left :(

pedrocamp
2010.05.02, 09:27 PM
Rick is not only a legend but a genuine nice guy. He drove Zs, talked racing history and just hung around shootin' the breeze. It is a shame racing in this country has become so NASCAR centered that hardly anyone recognized him.

Had a great time showing all kinds of new people the MiniZs and doing some fun runs. The HT guys are interested in setting up their own race program. Thanks again to Brent and Mark of HT for allowing us to "evangelize"!

cosmicsoul
2010.05.03, 08:27 AM
Sounds like the event was a succes! Wish I could have been there! Keep us posted as the race program developes. I will try to make it out when possible.

Traveler
2010.05.03, 09:40 AM
Did a little research on Mr. Mears and found THIS (http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Mears_Rick.html) great article about his career in racing. A ledgend indeed!

mleemor60
2010.05.03, 09:50 AM
Marwan that is a great find. Thank you for doing it.

rla4runner
2010.05.03, 11:58 AM
Went to the HT store to buy plane parts but after a meet with Mike and the guys, I was hooked. Bought a new 02 MM on Saturday. Sunday went back to run and, well, the guys from HT and High Speed couldn't have been nicer. Two guys "sacrificed" tires to get me running and I had a blast. Mini Z racing is my new vice. I hope we have enough interest to keep a track at HT in Mooresville. If you haven't tried Mini Z's you really should. Thanks again to the guys from High Speed for the welcome.

mleemor60
2010.05.03, 12:09 PM
Welcome to the forum and thanks for taking the hit. Now just convince your wife to plunge in as well. That makes it so much easier to justify the expense when the card statements come in. That way they get to be half hers. Makes the occaisional road trip easier when they want to come along.

pedrocamp
2010.05.03, 12:22 PM
Great to meet you Lee and look forward to racing with you. The guys at HobbyTown were very happy and impressed with the interest and look forward to getting a weekly Z racing program going at their store. Personally, I hope they do because I live only a couple of miles away.

kwsmith29
2010.05.03, 01:04 PM
Welcome Lee, were glad you came out. Hope you can make it down to High Speed this week...

Wade

nitrojunkie
2010.05.03, 05:48 PM
Well I showed up on Saturday and ran one of Wades cars for a short time.I guess I'll get one of these too.I just wanna race and the dnano is a hard sell to others due to the size.But with the MiniZ the base group is already here.We just need to build on it in Mooresville.Pedro,Wade and Mike i need suggestions as to what to get for a first car.It has to be 2.4 ready out of the box if possible.Wade thank you again for the use of the car.It was good to see you again it had been a while.

kwsmith29
2010.05.03, 05:55 PM
Good to see you too.

Your best bet if your plans are to race would be a MR-03. They are 2.4 ASF. Your KT18 will start you off fine, then you could upgrade to a Futaba 3PKS, Ko Propo EX-1 or Helios. You will also have to pick up a 2.4 ASF module for these radios.

Wade

nitrojunkie
2010.05.03, 06:13 PM
Class wise how restrictive would this be?
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=32901
or will this allow for greater flexability?
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/miniz/index.php?part_num=32801
I like the physics/layout of the Mercedes but the GT R strokes my soul:D.

mleemor60
2010.05.03, 06:58 PM
One is for what we call the LM class and is our favorite for ease of driving and just general side by side racing. The other is basically what we run in the stock class. Different wheel base but otherwise essentially the same car with all the same parts and motor. The only one you missed was the F-1.

Either one or both will get you right into the thick of things. A little easier to work on than the Dnanos.

I'm compiling a list of cars, parts and accessories for Mark and Brent. it should start happening soon. In the meantime come on over to HS and get your feet wet.

pedrocamp
2010.05.03, 08:03 PM
Nitro,

Both are popular bodies at our track, the Sauber has become the most popular for LM and the GTR is the most numerous in Stock. The Zs are much cheaper and easier to change bodies on than the dNaNos. Remember, at High Speed we race stock every Thursday and alternate between LM and F1. I am not sure what the schedule will be at HobbyTown but we would propose the same set of rules as High Speed with class schedules to be decided...

nitrojunkie
2010.05.14, 10:28 PM
Well I have commited to the Helios EX 10 the module will be here next week:).I decided to get the radio first and sell the dnano to buy my car.Should not be hard to move as it has everything on it but a Gyro.I think that for the long haul this will be way easier than messing with TX trims for every car ( I am sure there will be a few when all is said and done) than the KT 18 would.Now I need to also unload some slotcar stuff too.

pedrocamp
2010.05.15, 05:10 AM
Great choice of radio, I think you will be much happier than with the KT. Have you decided on a chassis? Mooresville has some Kyosho parts on order and I gave them a list of suggested PN Racing parts to order.

If you have time today (Saturday the 15th) get out to High Speed Hobbies in Landis. The Carolinas Cup Mini Z race is going on from 9:30AM till 6:30PM. We have a large field of Stock and LM cars and probably the largest MiniZ F1 field in the country to date, the F1s have taken off lately! The scene today at HS is what we hope to spread over to the HT in Mooresville. Glad to hear you will be joining the racing soon!

nitrojunkie
2010.05.18, 08:36 PM
The Helios is in the house.Paired it to the dNano and ran some laps on Mikes track this evening.Man what a difference even without reducing steering throws.I have some reading to do to figure everything out.I liked the dNano on RCP too.

pedrocamp
2010.05.18, 09:16 PM
Cool! We had a great MiniZ event over at HS this past weekend. Hope to set up the regular racing at HT soon...

I would like to run the dNaNo on the big track too.

nitrojunkie
2010.05.21, 05:39 AM
I have been reading and making adjustments to the new radio/car set up.I am hoping to get to try it out on the track this weekend sometime and see If I can get it dialed in.This new transmitter is the stuff I can hardly believe all of the stuff it can do without a pc.I have decided not to sell the dNano as that racing is not dead just slow for now.The Helicopter may be going now and the slotcar stuff.

nitrojunkie
2010.05.30, 09:36 AM
There will be a meeting on June 8th at 7:00 pm on classes for HT Mooresville.If we are going to get Mini-Z racing going here this will be the time to get a good start.I am very interested but we need more people.

pedrocamp
2010.05.30, 08:22 PM
I will try to make it out.

rla4runner
2010.05.31, 07:19 AM
Great news, Looking forward to the meeting. I think we just need to be there running to get some more interest.

nitrojunkie
2010.06.12, 09:09 PM
I am now set for Mini-Z racing I have the Helios and a MR 03 chassis with Aston Martin DB9R body and with Mikes assistance Thursday evening with the selection of parts and mounting my tires up with tire tape it is race ready all but a Damper system,Ball diff and oil filled shock.I am going to try to make it to the store tomorrow for testing and getting the right springs in the front end.I guess since we have a schedule for the summer in the meeting thread we should start posting over there.I am looking forward to racing.