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hobbycar
2010.12.12, 06:08 PM
Join us for another Ann Arbor Mini-Z GTG on Monday December 27th, 2010. We primarily run Mini-Zs (2WD, AWD, and F1s) (MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, MR-01). But if you want you can bring your DNanos, Iwavers, XMods, Micro-Ts, and Epochs, etc. Some people even bring their rc helicopters and airplanes :eek:

New people are welcome as always! Everyone is friendly and helpful and we have lots of fun! :)

NOTE: here's the easy to remember URL to keep up to date with our events: http://www.mini-zracer.com/annarbor

Please bring $10 to cover the cost of the race night (one fee for the whole night of practice and racing - a great value!).
Reminder: You can now pay your entry fees online (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19617&cat=485&page=1).

NOTE: Transponder rental is $3 (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20512) for the entire night if you do not own one.

The event start time for this event is TBD (usual start time on Saturday is 7pm but we may start earlier on this event date).

Location of the event is in Ypsilanti, MI (just southeast of Ann Arbor). The address is:
3140 Carpenter, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Reminder that Dojo 4 is now 3140 Carpenter - park around the back of the building and use the back door to since the storefront section is closed when we start.

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Get your orders into http://Shop.TinyRC.com early and you can choose to pick it up at the GTG this Friday to save on shipping costs.

Post here to let us know what time you plan to come and what time you need to leave.
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For this event we will be doing the HFAY Big Track Event (BTE) #5 with the following classes (NOTE: Rules are slightly different that what we typically run so please read up):

Racer (follows Vehicle Tech Rules from HFAY current rules (http://hfay.tinyrc.com/portals/0/files/Manuals/Season_9_Racer.pdf))
Formula 1 (follows Vehicle Tech Rules from HFAY current rules (http://hfay.tinyrc.com/portals/0/files/Manuals/Season_9_F1.pdf))
Modified Open (open 1/28ths scale Vehicle Tech Rules)


Overall rules will probably be the same or similar as HFAY Big Track Event #4 and strictly enforced: http://hfay.tinyrc.com/portals/0/files/Manuals/BTE_4_HFAY_Manual.pdf

Below is a pic of the HFAY BTE #5 track layout we will be running.

More HFAY info can be found at:

How Fast Are You main website (http://hfay.tinyrc.com/)
HFAY BTE #5 thread (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35365)


-hobbycar

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31001&stc=1&d=1292194776

hobbycar
2010.12.12, 06:14 PM
Guys post if/when you are available on Monday Dec 27th so we can try to schedule a time that's good for everyone.

For me I'm off that day so I can probably do afternoon or evening. Biggest thing for me is co-ordinating with family stuff being that it's Christmas break for all of us. The sooner that we lock in a time the sooner I can plan around it.

-hobbycar

rensuchan
2010.12.12, 11:16 PM
Monday is the 27th btw...

And I should be off work that day so anytime is good for me.

Are we going to do the F1 event as well?

Also Norman, I have your motor oil... you forgot to take it back from me :)

will3kgt
2010.12.13, 01:09 PM
I'll be there. Anytime is good.

hobbycar
2010.12.13, 06:34 PM
Monday is the 27th btw...

Thanks Lawrence. I fixed the post but will have to get D to fix the post title.

-hobbycar

Hippo
2010.12.13, 10:00 PM
I'll be there. Anytime is good.

Don't forget that indoor flying is that day from 4-8pm. I should be able to do early 11a-3p, or show up around 10pm.

I'll see how these can coexist.
Dan

Deca
2010.12.14, 03:12 PM
I'm there :)

Going to have to pick up some parts before the next race to get this suspension all worked out.

rensuchan
2010.12.18, 11:50 PM
Any chance of a time being determined soon for this? I might have a *special guest* so I need to know when I'd have to pick them up. :)

hobbycar
2010.12.19, 10:15 PM
Waiting for official confirmation from D, but it's tentatively going to start at 4pm (maybe 3pm?).

And remember that this event is Monday 12/27/10 (not 12/28 like I originally have in the thread post title).

-hobbycar

rensuchan
2010.12.20, 01:57 PM
I made a stupid mistake in that it's the 24th that is supposed to be the day off, not the 27th.

I'm going to use PTO to take the day off anyway just because I mentally need the break. I'll see you there.

hobbycar
2010.12.22, 10:24 PM
So official start time is 3pm on Monday Dec. 27th. We have to be fully finished and cleaned up by 9pm so that probably means last race is at 8:30pm.

Remember that we are doing the HFAY BTE Race. So there will be no qualifying. Just practice and get at least 3 people to race at anytime (give time for setup) (Maybe we'll do a signup sheet with desired timeslots).

Here is how I'm thinking the night will go for me:
3pm-4 track setup
4-5:30 practice
5:30 timeslot run F1 with at least 2 others
5:40-7 practice while charging race batterries again (& other people race)
7 timeslot run Mod race w/ 2 others
7:10-8:30 practice while charging race batterries again (& other people race)
8:30 timeslot run stock w/ 2 others
8:45-9:00pm cleanup and leave.

-hobbycar

rensuchan
2010.12.23, 11:04 AM
Can someone please bring a soldering iron to this event? I want to participate in Mod by just throwing my X-Speed motor into the stock car but I need to de-solder that temp sensor so it doesn't shut off ( from my bad driving :p ).

seanp2k
2010.12.27, 12:56 PM
"Can someone please bring a soldering iron to this event?"

Sure, I'll have mine since I'll be trying to get my car fixed too, at the event. See you all at 3 :3

YoYo-Pete
2010.12.28, 02:08 PM
It was nice meeting seeing and meeting everyone last night. After watching Deca mod his car all night I decided it's a big chunk of fun I dont want to miss out of.

I hope to have a base setup for next time. See yall on the forums.

Deca
2010.12.28, 04:09 PM
Well after that unending disaster of a dps installation on the NSX I'm happy to say that the car is running BEAUTIFULLY. I was completely shocked to find that it was actually worth the trouble in the end :P

Thank you to everyone that assisted in that mess, huge thanks Okabe for working out the final kinks and fine tuning my Tx setup :)

MRDAVT
2010.12.28, 10:49 PM
Thank you guys, I also enjoyed BTE. All my Mini-Z are arriving shortly, so I will try another car including formula one next time. I apologize couldn't help track teardown.

vigilanterc
2010.12.31, 05:07 PM
Here is my Custom CNC Machined Carbon Fiber and Delrin wing for the Dnano
Lambo Gallardo. It makes the car look much better I think.

vigilanterc
2011.01.03, 08:30 PM
Here are my Enzo Carbon Wings installed with lightened Delrin mounts.
Check out the Penny next to the wing. Small CNC machining was tough to hold parts!


Steven
Vigilante R/C
www.vigilante-rc.com

Hippo
2011.01.04, 07:41 PM
Here are my Enzo Carbon Wings installed with lightened Delrin mounts.
Check out the Penny next to the wing. Small CNC machining was tough to hold parts!
Vigilante R/C
www.vigilante-rc.com
Steve, very cool. Now you need to airfoil your supports. Do you have any thinner carbon? I've got some .025 Fiberglass, but it doesn't look as cool.

For very small parts, try carpet tape.

I'm sorry I missed it. When is the next one going to be???

hobbycar
2011.01.04, 09:54 PM
Steve, those are super tiny and super cool!

Regarding next AA GTG dates, I'm waiting for D to confirm but this month we may do one on a Saturday and another on a different night of the week.

Also we may jump back into HFAY for one night and do the big fun track on the other night of the month.

Stay tuned for details :)

-hobbycar

vigilanterc
2011.01.05, 02:11 PM
Steve, very cool. Now you need to airfoil your supports. Do you have any thinner carbon? I've got some .025 Fiberglass, but it doesn't look as cool.

For very small parts, try carpet tape.

I'm sorry I missed it. When is the next one going to be???

Thanks Dan! I was going to sand the leading edge of the carbon wings to make them more aero but Left them alone as they really do not move that fast. The supports are leaning back at a good angle so I did not try to round the leading edge of those either. The flat front gives down force that way ;);) These were just fun to make and I have the only ones for "cool" factor...I will show them to you at the next even!! See you there!
Steven