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hobbycar
2011.02.10, 10:25 PM
Join us for another Ann Arbor Mini-Z GTG (AA GTG) on Saturday February 12th, 2011 at 7pm. 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.

This is a standard Saturday Event that starts at 7pm.

It 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 this AA GTG Event 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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We have started our new 2011 Ann Arbor Mini-ZRacer.com season! And we have decided to rejoin HowFastAreYou.com (HFAY) (http://www.HowFastAreYou.com/) for its season # 11! We will be doing the HFAY races one week, and then do our personal big track race the other AA GTG week during the month. HFAY is a smaller layout than we typically do but is fun in that you can compete and compare your times to racers all around the world

-hobbycar

example of one of the big tracks we have run:
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29509&stc=1&d=1269198341
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30501&d=1284348164

Deca
2011.02.11, 10:44 AM
So is this still going to be a big track event? I know some people were asking to switch it for this months HFAY.

rensuchan
2011.02.11, 12:30 PM
I wouldn't mind too much if we do HFAY this time since I'll probably have to leave before we finish on Friday the 18th. I'd like to get all of the points races in.

mini-z
2011.02.11, 03:09 PM
The idea was supposed to be that Friday, being a later start, w/b the smaller, easier to set up HFAY night - I'm not hugely bothered either way though - it sounded like Jerry/Carlos/Jason are going to make the 18th but not the 12th and favor big track, and that works for Lawrence too - I know Norman wasn't sure if he was going to be able to come this Saturday though so don't want to screw up his HFAY series? I guess I'll add a poll to this thread and whatever the outcome is by EOD is what we'll do? :)

Deca
2011.02.11, 03:44 PM
Well...I prefer big track but if we do HFAY we'll have more room to drift on the carpet..

I guess I'll abstain from this poll :P

mini-z
2011.02.11, 04:07 PM
Well...I prefer big track ...I guess I'll abstain from this poll :P

You do get what a poll is, right? :D

Deca
2011.02.11, 05:03 PM
but if we do HFAY we'll have more room to drift on the carpet..

It works out for me both ways -_o

MRDAVT
2011.02.11, 08:43 PM
Both are works for me, also. but I just know which way we will go because of vehicle prep.

mini-z
2011.02.11, 08:47 PM
Well, there are just a few more hours left for people to vote - I'll send a txt blast to those who have yet to response I guess? :)

rensuchan
2011.02.11, 08:58 PM
I'll put in HFAY vote but it doesn't *REALLY* matter I guess. I probably wont be able to stay the whole time next Friday no matter which we do on which day.

hobbycar
2011.02.11, 09:10 PM
I've got the kids cuz wife is out of town so probably can't make it. At most I could come and run HFAY races and leave by 9pm. But that's not looking likely at this point.

-hobbycar

Raeus
2011.02.11, 10:23 PM
I wish I could be there tomorrow.

mini-z
2011.02.13, 12:38 PM
Random: I just stumbled on these while looking for something else, and talk of Bryan's Flying Lizard body reminded me I'd meant to post these from when Will, Mrs. Mini-Z and I went to watch the ALMS cars a few years ago:

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1385/medium/IMAGE_184.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1385/medium/IMAGE_183.jpg

Will's got it like that...
http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1385/medium/IMAGE_189.jpg

Even though he can't come up w/ the right word for "diffuser" - what was it you called it? A "duster"!? :D

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1385/medium/IMAGE_146.jpg

Deca
2011.02.14, 02:34 PM
Awesome pictures! I'd love to make it out to an ALMS race this year if anyone else is interested, I've personally been wanting to see a race at Road America for a pretty long time.

I have to say, I had a really awesome time at this past event. It was great to see a prototype Fuji layout actually set up (and even sweeter being able to link the whole thing up drifting :D) Having two layouts at once seemed to allow a lot more stuff to go on at once, everyone seemed to be having a great time. Not that the race nights aren't usually great, but I got the impression that people were having an exceptionally good time this past night in particular.

The RCP drifting has pretty much been completely worked out between practice, radio tuning, and possibly most important adding ballast to the front of the car. I was able to link up both (drastically different) layouts we had set up. I can't remember having this much fun drifting in the past!

A BIG thank you to Okabe for offering to help mend my poor NSX body, I really really appreciate it :)

You guys are all awesome, seriously. I've met a handful of cool hobby people over the years and a LOT of jerks, so I really appreciate having such a friendly/helpful/chill group to run with.