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cowboysir
2010.10.29, 08:55 PM
I can't help but wonder how much quieter it must be when I'm not there, sheesh I'm loud.

I may have a new lap counting controller that needs some testing. Hoping you guys can help us out. More details coming soon.

yep...the banter between you and mario scares me into mistakes (I like that excuse the best)

Looking forward to the new controller!

RFick73
2010.10.29, 09:02 PM
Looking forward to the new controller!

New Controller? *Raises eyebrow*

RFick73
2012.04.07, 10:28 AM
We have potentially laid down the dates for our next three club GTG's.

We are looking to setup in Langley (211 & 88th) on April 22nd.
Then back in Newton on May 6th & again on the 27th.

We are currently waiting to hear back if the Newton location would be willing to host us in their RV parking lot area, therefor we can run outdoors and have a nice open layout.

Keep an eye out on the forums for more info to come soon!

RFick73
2012.04.15, 09:34 AM
Next GTG:

Sunday, Aprill 22nd

This one will be in Langley.

Spencer Green
21138 88th Ave., Langley
Buzzer #: 289
>>Google Map (http://rcclubofcanada.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0b6aa3222559729be0b334628&id=512c8dbb6c&e=9971586da3)<<

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
This weeks layout will be determined at the time of setup.
I have a base to go by but we are going to try & use my adapters so we can run both 30 & 50cm track.

Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

A small request, please try to bring the correct amount of $$ with you.
This room is larger so our layout will also be larger.
Unfortunately with the larger room comes a bit higher entry fee.
This GTG will be $10

The Club House is right at the entrance in front of you when you enter.
Press in the code #289 for the clubhouse.

Make use of any parking spot that is labeled guest & is clearly not someone's driveway.

Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

TheSteve
2012.04.22, 09:53 PM
Had a great time today, the mr03 was on fire!

Thank you to everyone who make these events possible.

cowboysir
2012.04.22, 11:22 PM
did you break the 9 sec barrier with foams?

Thanks again for the advice on setup for the next time around....

TheSteve
2012.04.23, 03:03 AM
I did a 9.97 with the AWD, it really should have been capable of more but it really didn't like the bumps in the track.

The MR03 on foams did a 9.50, 9.60 or 9.70, I don't recall which one.
I know it felt pretty decent but could have been tuned to the track a little more - messing with it though is a little tough considering how nicely it runs on my home track. My driving was also off today, just not at peak performance, I am sure I missed out on a 10th of a second.



did you break the 9 sec barrier with foams?

Thanks again for the advice on setup for the next time around....

RFick73
2012.04.23, 06:31 AM
A tenth of a second.....

You kill me! :rolleyes:

Gonzo007
2012.04.23, 12:11 PM
Fun day. But frustrating at the same time. Need to do a big investment in rims for both my cars and tires. Looking forward to the next meet.

Colin

TheSteve
2012.04.23, 12:26 PM
Fun day. But frustrating at the same time. Need to do a big investment in rims for both my cars and tires. Looking forward to the next meet.

Colin

Big? You need 5 dollars in rims for each car.

Gonzo007
2012.04.23, 12:31 PM
Big? You need 5 dollars in rims for each car.

plus a bunch of back ups. Yesterday was wasted because I didn't have spares.

Colin

TheSteve
2012.04.23, 01:30 PM
plus a bunch of back ups. Yesterday was wasted because I didn't have spares.

Colin

I didn't know you didn't have spare mr03 fronts, I could have given you something to use. The AWD you should have just kept driving - it wasn't super easy to drive but everything needed to break in, especially the diffs

Markfrmsry
2012.04.23, 05:48 PM
Had a blast today as always, Colin i had a **** load of tires and rims! I could of helped you out no problem :)

RFick73
2012.04.24, 06:11 PM
A great time was had by everyone!

I'll be sure to post up the lap times and some pictures if I can get my hands on any.

I meant to take some like 3 times, but apparently I didn't take a single one!

Anyone else have any of it or ANY other of our GTG's, PLEASE contact me as I would love to get copies!

cowboysir
2012.04.30, 07:00 PM
We still on for Newton GTG this Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!!!!?:D

RFick73
2012.04.30, 07:08 PM
You betcha.

Just been busy this week so I haven't ousted anything yet.

Come on down!!!

RFick73
2012.05.03, 01:40 PM
Next GTG:
Sunday, May 6th

This one will once again be at Dave W.'s Common Room in Newton.

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x5485da34cf822273:0xba58208203791383&q=6841+138+St,+Surrey,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+ District,+British+Columbia+V3W+9S1,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.126873,-122.84101&sspn=0.011655,0.011995&ie=UTF8&ll=49.132686,-122.846997&spn=0.000014,0.000021&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6%3E)<<

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

A small request, please try to bring the correct amount of $$ with you.
Either be it the $5 for the All-Day run, or $10 to include for the pizza pitch-in.


The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

Track Layout to be determined.

FocusOne
2012.05.05, 05:50 PM
Cant wait to try out my new AWD. Does anyone have a 94mm gear set they could lend me? Mine only came in one short gear setting and I'd like to try out my skyline body (my gear set's in the mail)

Also, maybe we can have a "chat" thread for the GTGs for posts like this or is it ok to post here...or am I supposed to start one..or do we still look to CRC for this?

cowboysir
2012.05.05, 06:47 PM
yep...ill sort through my AWD stuff and find 94mm gears

TheSteve
2012.05.05, 10:31 PM
I'll be there!!!

cowboysir
2012.05.06, 08:23 PM
now thats what I'm talking about:

Steve's help got my car into consistent 11xx sec, felt like I had 2 cars that were extremely well behaved (until one board went "phhttt") and very happy with my finishes in the race events. Now if only I could reach that next level without having to cheat (ie use foams):p

Looking forward to the next event where we'll hopefully all revert to box stock motors and rubber tires for some closer racing.

Again....awesome day.;)

TheSteve
2012.05.06, 11:03 PM
now thats what I'm talking about:

Steve's help got my car into consistent 11xx sec, felt like I had 2 cars that were extremely well behaved (until one board went "phhttt") and very happy with my finishes in the race events. Now if only I could reach that next level without having to cheat (ie use foams):p

Looking forward to the next event where we'll hopefully all revert to box stock motors and rubber tires for some closer racing.

Again....awesome day.;)


My fastest lap of the day, 9.30 seconds was on rubber tires!

cowboysir
2012.05.07, 08:32 AM
We all know you're awesome Steve...stop bragging. :D

Seriously though, I appreiciate all your setup help and hope next time both cars will run so you can give me ideas on the PN Mosler.

RFick73
2012.05.07, 08:38 AM
An update to our next GTG date...


Next GTG:
Sunday, June 3rd

This one will once again be at Dave W.'s Common Room in Newton.

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x5485da34cf822273:0xba58208203791383&q=6841+138+St,+Surrey,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+ District,+British+Columbia+V3W+9S1,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.126873,-122.84101&sspn=0.011655,0.011995&ie=UTF8&ll=49.132686,-122.846997&spn=0.000014,0.000021&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6%3E)<<

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

A small request, please try to bring the correct amount of $$ with you.
Either be it the $5 for the All-Day run, or $10 to include for the pizza pitch-in.


The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

Track Layout to be determined.

RFick73
2012.05.07, 08:40 AM
Had a great time yesterday!
Thanx to all those that made it out!

Sorry I didn't join in as much as I woulda liked to, I had a nasty headache.
Silly thing...

Our next GTG date has been altered to June 3rd!
Hope ta see y'all in 4 weeks!

RFick73
2012.05.07, 08:52 AM
Also, maybe we can have a "chat" thread for the GTGs for posts like this or is it ok to post here...or am I supposed to start one..or do we still look to CRC for this?

Hey FocusOne,

I've addressed your Chat thread question...
I liked the two separate threads the we used on CRC as it helped make sure the dates didn't get buried in the chat so thanx for the reminder!

I've now made two sticky Threads.
The Closed one will be any and all announcements, the other is fer chatting about what ever. :)

Enjoy!

Gonzo007
2012.05.07, 09:49 AM
Sounds like I missed a fun day. I spent the afternoon packing. I should be able to make the next one since we will be settling in by then.

Colin

DaveW
2012.05.08, 12:43 AM
9.30's awesome!
I didn't get better than 10 and change.

Lookin forward to the next one. =)

RFick73
2012.05.08, 02:31 PM
Hey all.

It's still a work in progress, but at least it's something for now!

You can visit our website to view the practice & race results here:
www.BCMini-ZClub.com/Race_Results (http://www.BCMini-ZClub.com/Race_Results)

Once I get a layout I like put together I'll be sure to save out all our older races that we have on file & make the Results page a little easier to navigate.

Enjoy!


*EDIT - It has come to my attention that there are some issues with the way the time layouts are on the race output.
It seems the top section is bang on, but the bottom section is a bit messed up in some places.
The Author of the software is now aware of this issue & will look into it.
Anyone that knows HTML & has some time is more than happy to look into the issue as well.
Poke me if your interested.

RFick73
2012.05.23, 08:15 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, June 3rd

It's that time of year again!
This one will be in Whistler!


It will be held in an underground parking lot in case of bad weather.
The underground is just off of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. (2018 London Lane)
Turn right @ Lake Placid Rd & stay left on London Lane.
The entrance is on the left just cross from Evolution Whistler.

>>Google Map (http://g.co/maps/qv3c6)<<

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=149&pictureid=1359

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=149&pictureid=1360


Come on up to Whistler & Kill Some batteries with us!!!
Track Setup starts around 9AM and Warm-Up's start immediately after wards. (10:30ish)
Come on up & help us setup, as always, Volunteers for Setup & Teardown are always appreciated!!!

We will be tearing down for around 5PM.

There is NO Entry fee for this GTG!
Derek will be cooking up some ribs afterwards on his new Bradley Smoker for those interested.
Bring $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza @ lunch.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*

The underground is rather large (Bring your on road cars!), it has power & is well lit!
Be sure to bring Extension cords, Power Bars, Chairs & Tables for your pit area.


Please be sure to come out to our Club GTG in Whistler & have some fun with us!


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

We hope to see ya up at the track!

RFick73
2012.05.23, 08:19 AM
The next Club GTG in Whistler has been E-Mailed out and posted up!

>>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=433281&postcount=6)<<

Come on up, have some fun & eat some yummy BBQ Ribs! :D

cowboysir
2012.06.17, 10:14 AM
With Ryan so busy with work and the new baby I don't know if we'll get an announcement about the next GTG....

It's being organized by DaveW at the Newton location on the 24th of June.

By now if you haven't already been to one I'd suggest you look back through the previous announcements to find the map, entry code and fees/pizza contribution if you are interested in joining us for the event.

I'll be there....hopefully with my new F1 project for a couple laps as well.:D

RFick73
2012.06.17, 12:06 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, June 24th

This one will once again be @ Dave W.'s Common Room in Newton.

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x5485da34cf822273:0xba58208203791383&q=6841+138+St,+Surrey,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+ District,+British+Columbia+V3W+9S1,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.126873,-122.84101&sspn=0.011655,0.011995&ie=UTF8&ll=49.132686,-122.846997&spn=0.000014,0.000021&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6%3E)<<

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

A small request, please try to bring the correct amount of $$ with you.
Either be it the $5 for the All-Day run, or $10 to include for the pizza pitch-in.


The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

Track Layout to be determined.

DaveW
2012.06.19, 11:49 PM
Thanks Cowboysir for posting.

That's right. Sunday it is!
As both cowboysir and RFick73 mentioned were back in Newton to run a few laps.
Track setup starts at 9:00 - any help is appreciated.
You guys know the rest.

See ya there!

gctkaz
2012.06.20, 01:26 PM
Félicitations, Mr. RFick73!

I should be able to make this one, finally. I'm not sure if I will be early enough to help set up since I'll be out later on Saturday doing some 1:10 drift. I'll try to be on time!

Too many changes to my AWD since I was last on RCP - stock gear diffs, Kyosho tires (finally), rear toe-in, stock springs, super stock motor. I have no idea how it's going to handle, and being out of practice isn't going to help much either...

Also... does anybody want a Tamiya M-05? Just $60 for a roller, for you guys! Can be made Traxxas 2.4GHz RTR or Spektrum DSM1/2 BND for a bit more money if you don't have the necessary parts handy.

FocusOne
2012.06.20, 07:07 PM
Odd, I tried sending PM but doesn;t show on my account...

Anyways, I'm interested in the M-05, but how much for the extra 2.4GHz gear? does it come with a body?

Félicitations, Mr. RFick73!

I should be able to make this one, finally. I'm not sure if I will be early enough to help set up since I'll be out later on Saturday doing some 1:10 drift. I'll try to be on time!

Too many changes to my AWD since I was last on RCP - stock gear diffs, Kyosho tires (finally), rear toe-in, stock springs, super stock motor. I have no idea how it's going to handle, and being out of practice isn't going to help much either...

Also... does anybody want a Tamiya M-05? Just $60 for a roller, for you guys! Can be made Traxxas 2.4GHz RTR or Spektrum DSM1/2 BND for a bit more money if you don't have the necessary parts handy.

gctkaz
2012.06.20, 09:39 PM
I received your messages, Isaac. Got some photographs for you too ;)

gctkaz
2012.06.21, 01:43 AM
It seems like my PM are having trouble too. Isaac did you get my reply?

edit: NVM, continuing correspondence on CRC forum.

FocusOne
2012.06.22, 01:06 PM
I got your reply, but was busy deciding and didn't reply.

Unfortunately, after thinking about it, I'll pass on the M-05. The M-05 is STILL AVAILABLE

There's a group that races these in Richmond on friday nights, I was hoping to join that, but need to save up.

gctkaz
2012.06.22, 02:25 PM
Friday nights? I didn't know about that. RRR races in Richmond on Sundays. I've been meaning to join but haven't had a chance to go yet. Had my (other) M-05 all ready for weeks by now.

1:10 drifting is my favourite thing right now, but it will be fun to go back to Mini-Z this weekend!

Yep, M-05 still for sale! Maybe I'll bring it on Sunday if anyone is interested to look at it.

Markfrmsry
2012.06.22, 07:18 PM
Hey Jeff ill take a look at you m-05 on sunday, hope to see u there

FocusOne
2012.06.22, 08:04 PM
Well here's what I heard:

There's a group of ppl that race regularly at Indy Hobbies on Friday nights (5-9ish) then most of them head over to a church near No. 5 and Bridgeport to race large scale electrics. I heard M-05's are raced there.

RFick73
2012.07.06, 08:24 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, July 15th

We're headed back to Whistler!!!


We will be trying to set this one up outdoors near Derek's House.

His Address is: #23-1380 Cloudburst Drive
Search Google for: mt fee road & cloudburst drive, Whistler, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada

Basically, drive along the Sea-to-Sky Hwy until you reach the Cheakamus Lake Rd exit on your right.
Follow the directions to get to Mt. Fee Road & Cloudburst Drive (Follow the maps below)

>>Google Map ( http://goo.gl/maps/3zlO)<<

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/Whistler_Derek_s_1.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/Whistler_Derek_s_2.jpg



NOTICE:

The venue will be held in the underground parking lot if there is inclement weather, look for a posting the day before for a finalization, or just pop by the underground first as it's along the way.

The underground is just off of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. (2018 London Lane)
Turn right @ Lake Placid Rd & stay left on London Lane.
The entrance is on the left just cross from Evolution Whistler.

>>Google Map (http://g.co/maps/qv3c6)<<

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/medium/Whistler_Underground_1.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/medium/Whistler_Underground_2.jpg


Come on up to Whistler & Kill Some batteries with us!!!
Track Setup starts around 9AM and Warm-Up's start immediately after wards. (10:30ish)
Come on up & help us setup, as always, Volunteers for Setup & Teardown are always appreciated!!!

We will be tearing down for around 5PM.

There is NO Entry fee for this GTG!
Derek will be cooking up some BBQ afterwards for those interested.
Bring some Pop or Chips as a contribution.

Bring $5-10 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza @ lunch.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*

The underground is rather large (Bring your on road cars!), it has power & is well lit!

Be sure to bring Extension cords, Power Bars, Chairs & Tables for your pit area.


Please be sure to come out to our Club GTG in Whistler & have some fun with us!


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

We hope to see ya up at the track!

RFick73
2012.07.11, 10:25 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 15th GTG will be held in Newton!

See >>THIS (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=433909&postcount=7)<< post for directions.

We will be trying for an outdoor layout if the weather holds up!

Hope to see ya out @ the track!

cowboysir
2012.07.15, 12:58 AM
hope everyone has a good day tomorrow in surrey:

1. my foot isn't healing well so i wont make it.
2. supposed to be 32C here tomorrow so thank your lucky stars we cancelled Whistler.

take it easy, guys....please run into thesteve a couple times for me if he shows.:D

TheSteve
2012.07.15, 05:12 PM
Hah! Had family obligations so I wasn't able to go, in my mind I still lapped everyone...

RFick73
2012.07.21, 10:34 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, July 29th

Layout to be determined


This one will be held @ Mark's Place in Surrey (Weather Dependent)

10995 - 146th St., Surrey
>>Google Map<< (http://goo.gl/maps/SLMH)
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Mark_s_House.jpg

Be sure to bring Tables, Chairs, Sun Shelters & Extension cords with you if we run outdoors!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If the weather doesn't decide to co-operate, we will be gathering @:
Dave W.'s Common Room in Newton.

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

We will be updating the posts on Saturday evening & Sunday morning with the weather report and the finalized location.


Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is FREE! (If Indoors $5)
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2012.07.21, 10:43 AM
Next GTG posting has been placed up >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=434731&postcount=10)<<

For our next GTG will be trying for an outdoor event @ Mark's place in Surrey.
If the weather doesn't hold up, we will be meeting up @ Dave's in Newton.

Just a heads up, it looks like we will be having GTG's for the next few 2 week periods:
July 29th (Outdoors @ Mark's in Surrey)
Aug 12th (Outdoors @ Dave's in Newton)
Aug 26th (Outdoors @ Derek's in Whistler)

All outdoor GTG's are weather dependent & we have indoor backups if required.

Be sure to bring sunshades, tables & chairs if you have them!
(@ Dave's we will still be using the common room for our pit area)

gctkaz
2012.07.23, 01:25 AM
I should be able to make this next one.

I think my neighbour wants me to get his boy off the Xbox or something too, so I may bring him along. Will there be an extra transponder available that I can borrow? My cars can take either battery terminal spades or ICS connector.

RFick73
2012.07.23, 08:36 AM
Yes, I still have two transponders available for loan.

Hope to see ya out @ the track!

RFick73
2012.07.23, 01:49 PM
Proposed Layout for Mark's place.
Let's hope Mr. Sun plays nice!

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac132/RFick73/RC_Stuffs/RCP%20Track%20Layouts/MarksOutside1Resized.jpg

RFick73
2012.07.23, 01:50 PM
A proposed Layout has been submitted >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=434772&postcount=11)<<
Let's all hope for some good weather!

cowboysir
2012.07.23, 03:44 PM
Anyone have an F1 they might want to run against my newly finished project? Curious to get some laps but don't want any savage driving around it...yet.

DaveW
2012.07.24, 01:48 AM
I'm not an F1, as you know, but I'd go for some non-competitive laps with you.
Follow each other and see how it handles.
You call it and I'll play.

Dave

RFick73
2012.07.29, 09:48 AM
My apologies for the late post/update.


It looks like Mother Nature & Mr. Sun are up for some playtime today!

We'll be outdoors @ Mark's place!
Call or txt me if needed.

Hope ta see y'all out @ the Track!

gctkaz
2012.07.29, 08:31 PM
Thanks for hosting, Mark! Sorry I had to leave early to get Donovan home in time for a lesson. At least I did a little bit to vacuum at the start!

I'm happy that I'm finally starting to drive a bit more consistently with the AWD. Maybe after just a little more time I can begin working on my awareness of other nearby cars so I can start avoiding collisions instead of causing them :p I am getting pretty good at turning DaveW around 180, I don't know if the rest of you want me to keep doing that...

DaveW
2012.07.30, 12:43 AM
Thanks Mark! That was a blast!
What a difference playing outside. The sun/heat was certainly a factor, changing the track completely. I couldn't get the grip I'm used to. Changed tires (twice) and T plate and life became better. That was sweet.
Thanks again.

As for those 180's.....:eek:

cowboysir
2012.07.30, 10:51 AM
Thanks to Mark for hosting....definitely a challenging layout with classic "bumpy" sections to add realism.

Everybody better get stoked for a BTE in late August. One in Newton and then the high speeds will be back in Whistler.

FocusOne
2012.07.30, 01:20 PM
When's the next race? I was looking forward to racing at Mark's but didn;'t notice I'd be out of town -__-.

I'll be getting my hands on an F1, so looking forward to trying that out...again...

cowboysir
2012.07.30, 03:44 PM
Next newton race is on the 12th.
Next Whistler race is on the 26th.

I'm super pleased with the start ofmy F1 project so I hope I can convince others to get one so we can have a field of racing that focuses on super clean racing to avoid damage...maybe by racing extra clean it'll help create more forward and rearward awareness that we can start adding blue flag passing of backmarkers to our Gtg's.

Markfrmsry
2012.07.30, 06:12 PM
Thanks for hosting, Mark! Sorry I had to leave early to get Donovan home in time for a lesson. At least I did a little bit to vacuum at the start!

I'm happy that I'm finally starting to drive a bit more consistently with the AWD. Maybe after just a little more time I can begin working on my awareness of other nearby cars so I can start avoiding collisions instead of causing them :p I am getting pretty good at turning DaveW around 180, I don't know if the rest of you want me to keep doing that...

Your welcome! Itwas a blast!

Markfrmsry
2012.07.30, 06:13 PM
Thanks Mark! That was a blast!
What a difference playing outside. The sun/heat was certainly a factor, changing the track completely. I couldn't get the grip I'm used to. Changed tires (twice) and T plate and life became better. That was sweet.
Thanks again.

As for those 180's.....:eek:

Your welcome! It was a blast!

Markfrmsry
2012.07.30, 06:14 PM
Thanks to Mark for hosting....definitely a challenging layout with classic "bumpy" sections to add realism.

Everybody better get stoked for a BTE in late August. One in Newton and then the high speeds will be back in Whistler.

Your welcome! It was a good time!

cowboysir
2012.07.30, 08:42 PM
Guess someone needs to show mark where the multi quote button is...lol!

RFick73
2012.08.05, 08:50 PM
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac132/RFick73/RC_Stuffs/RCP%20Track%20Layouts/Daves_Outdoors1Rszd.jpg


I wanted to use the larger area of Dave's to see what we could do with our cars.
The layout will be rather fast with a smaller technical area in the bottom left.

It's basically 31' x 44'

I MAY be able to swap some of the right hand straightaway for 50cm tile which would allow us to make the rest a bit larger and or add a few more turns into it.

What do y'all think?

RFick73
2012.08.05, 08:52 PM
Posted a rather speedy proposal for Dave's outdoor GTG.

Hope for good weather!

You can see the post >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=435104&postcount=13)<<

cowboysir
2012.08.05, 09:30 PM
To be honest and just from my point of view I like coming to the city for the technical layouts because it's way different from my track.

I'll do whatever though...just be prepared for uber technical at my house if we do that layout in the city. :p

TheSteve
2012.08.05, 11:53 PM
I think a good race track is defined by its turns. I'd rather see a nice technical track indoors then a wide open track outside. That said its also nice to have variety and if others like it then go with it.

RFick73
2012.08.06, 02:20 PM
I will keep both of your opinions in mind, if I get a chance, I'll put something maybe somewhere in the middle together.

Some of the group is unable to make it out to Whistler to run the faster setups and the area outdoors @ Dave's is HUGE!

So, I'm at a bit of a bind, we just simply need more track!
I do have the 90-->100cm adapters.
Anyone want to bring some 50CM track to add to the mix?

I'll do my best to make everyone happy.

cowboysir
2012.08.06, 03:09 PM
Everybody pay for my gas and I'll load the truck with my track. I could get there early enough to set a track if there's enough interest but I'm looking at $60 in gas at the very least.

Ask around...I'll do it if there's big interest.

RFick73
2012.08.06, 03:17 PM
Sweet! You think you could be there early & stay till 5ish?

If so, I'm in for $20!
Anyone else interested in having a wicked huge layout?

Now, we just gotta hope for NO RAIN! =)

cowboysir
2012.08.06, 05:26 PM
There's also the possibility of throwing in as much as possible in the car and we can do a combo 100/90/60cm track with both of our tracks.

I can hang out until 5 just as long as:

1. We get interest for that size of track
2. My wife doesn't come with me.

RFick73
2012.08.06, 05:48 PM
Well, I'd hate to say to leave the ol' ball & chain at home.. ;)
Let's see if others speak up before Thurs/Friday...

DaveW
2012.08.08, 12:56 AM
Lotsa track talk these last couple of days. It's all good.
Just catching up after a week with the trialer, the campfire and NO COMPUTERS. :)

I'm gonna vote for Derek's proposal to cram as much as he can in the car, use Ryan's adapters, and combine it with the track we have here.
I like the fast layout that Ryan put forward, but I also like to be challenged with the technical stuff.

I'm sure we (Ryan) can put a good layout together. ;)

Having said that. Don't tell Sarah that I voted for her to stay home, cause I don't what to miss out on the ribfest on the 26th. :D

cowboysir
2012.08.08, 12:26 PM
So there it is.

I'll plan to throw what I can in my car and show up without the wife.

You made 2 adapters, Ryan? The 100 cm track will need joining in 2 places...

rc_funatic
2012.08.09, 12:18 PM
Sweet! You think you could be there early & stay till 5ish?

If so, I'm in for $20!
Anyone else interested in having a wicked huge layout?

Now, we just gotta hope for NO RAIN! =)

I like a huge track !.... So Ill put down $10 for derek gas to be sure he will be coming visit us . :p

Gonzo007
2012.08.09, 01:33 PM
If we run outside this weekend. Will the pits be in the clubhouse? If not is there power outside?

Colin

cowboysir
2012.08.09, 06:41 PM
If we run outside this weekend. Will the pits be in the clubhouse? If not is there power outside?

Colin

good question...am I to bring pit table or what?

DaveW
2012.08.10, 12:36 AM
We have the clubhouse so everythings the same, tables/chairs etc.
The big difference, of course, the track will be outside, as long as Ryan's "Mr Sun" co-operates.
It's supposed to be warm so we'll pit in the clubhouse as there is limited shade in the track area.
Talking about shade.
The sunshade I used at Marks gtg will be used for the timing area, so if anyone has a sunshade bring it along and I'd be appreciated.

good question...am I to bring pit table or what?

FocusOne
2012.08.10, 03:49 AM
I'm really hoping to make it out to this one, I just got myself an F1 so I'd want to give that some track time.

cowboysir
2012.08.10, 08:55 AM
That's great Isaac...now I've got an F1 to compare times with.

Gonna figure out bringing my shade. ;)

RFick73
2012.08.10, 02:10 PM
I just bought a Quick Setup Ozark Trail 9x9 Sun Shade @ Wal-Mart for $54 bux.

I have two others, but I just don't think they will work well for our application as they are more sun/bug tents and have material in the corners that may obstruct ones view.

So, I'll be bringing my new Sunshade with. =)

I will most likely be setting up my pit area in the clubhouse.

Oh my, I just realized I hadn't sent out a single E-Mail or nothing yet!
I'll be sure to get that out ASAP!

Darn life passing me by too quickly this week!

RFick73
2012.08.10, 02:54 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Aug 12th

Layout to be determined


This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Be sure to bring Tables, Chairs, Sun Shelters with you!

If the weather doesn't decide to co-operate, we will be gathering in the Common Room.
(It will be used as a pit area in good weather)

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $5
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

Lowpao
2012.08.15, 12:24 PM
Any good places to look for used mr-02 2.4 ghz mini-z's? Local prefered.

cowboysir
2012.08.15, 02:24 PM
You have a transmitter lowpao?

I might be considering selling a whole package at the next meet...pm me at your convenience

Lowpao
2012.08.15, 02:48 PM
I have a 4pk, but if you have a kt18 I'd rather use that. I just don't know how well I can drive one of these. So I don't want to mod my radio...yet!

cowboysir
2012.08.15, 03:23 PM
Unfortunately I don't have a KT-18 that works with my mr02 (it has an mr03 board which requires a tx that can modify the steering percentages).

I have one of 2 options for you:

MR03 w/kt18
MR02 w module so you can get TheSteve to help you mod the controller so you can use asf as well as your other scales.

Interested?

FocusOne
2012.08.15, 03:29 PM
Cowboy, what do you mean by steering percentages?

Are you referring to the ability to increase/decrease the steering range on either left or right side of the car?

If so, the KT-18 can adjust that, I had that problem before.

cowboysir
2012.08.15, 07:03 PM
Yes and no...

The kt18 can adjust throw but because I've put an MR03 board (which is used to a servo ratio that has 4 gears to reduce down movement ) into an MR02 (which only has three gears to reduce the motor movement) you cannot get enough steering range with a KT18 in this board/chassis combo.

Hence the need for a programmable TX to fine tune the ratios.

FocusOne
2012.08.15, 07:23 PM
What's the difference between throw and steering range?

well, I know you can adjust the steering end-points from the KT18 so you can get full lock, I had that problem w/ my AWD when installing an unknown board in it. I thought it was a gearing/pot issue but I solved it after reading the KT-18 manual

RFick73
2012.08.19, 03:28 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Aug 26th

We're headed back to Whistler!!!


We will be trying to set this one up outdoors near Derek's House.

His Address is: #23-1380 Cloudburst Drive
Search Google for: mt fee road & cloudburst drive, Whistler, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada

Basically, drive along the Sea-to-Sky Hwy until you reach the Cheakamus Lake Rd exit on your right.
Follow the directions to get to Mt. Fee Road & Cloudburst Drive (Follow the maps below)

>>Google Map ( http://goo.gl/maps/3zlO)<<

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/Whistler_Derek_s_1.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/Whistler_Derek_s_2.jpg



NOTICE:

The venue will be held in the underground parking lot if there is inclement weather, look for a posting the day before for a finalization if weather is looking iffy,
or just pop by Derek's place first as it's along the way.


The underground is just off of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. (2018 London Lane)
Turn right @ Lake Placid Rd & stay left on London Lane.
The entrance is on the left just cross from Evolution Whistler.

>>Google Map (http://g.co/maps/qv3c6)<<

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/medium/Whistler_Underground_1.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1423/medium/Whistler_Underground_2.jpg



Come on up to Whistler & Kill Some batteries with us!!!
Track Setup starts around 9AM and Warm-Up's start immediately after wards. (10:30ish)
If you can, help us setup, as always, Volunteers for Setup & Teardown are always appreciated!!!

We will be tearing down for around 5PM.

There is NO Entry fee for this GTG!
Derek will be cooking up some Pulled Pork Sandwiches afterwards for those interested.
Bring some Pop or Chips as a contribution.

Bring $5-10 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza @ lunch.
(We may try to do burgers on the BBQ for lunch)
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Be sure to bring Sun Shades, Extension Cords, Power Bars, Chairs & Tables for your pit area.


Please be sure to come out to our Club GTG in Whistler & have some fun with us!


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

We hope to see ya up at the track!

RFick73
2012.08.19, 03:29 PM
August 26th Whistler posting can be found >>HERE<< (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=435621&postcount=15)

RFick73
2012.09.02, 11:57 AM
Next Club GTG:

Saturday, Sept, 8th `12

We have been asked to join the RC Addict Crew in Langley

See the Ad below:
http://rcracecraze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/poster-3-662x1024.jpg


This GTG will be held near the City Hall in Langley:

This will be an outdoor event & is subject to the weather.

We will be setting up in the large parking lot where Timms Community Centre once was.
This is the same parking lot that is attached to the Langley Library/City Hall

Located @: 20355 Douglas Crescent Langley, BC V3A 4B3, Canada

>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/ewpk0)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Langley_RC_Addict.jpg

We should be able to use the parking lot directly across the street (Army & Navy) but come early to make sure you can get a spot.
It may be tight finding your way in, as there will be a lot of road closures, see the map below for a guide.

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Langley_RC_Addict_2.jpg


NOTICE:

This is an outdoor venue, If there is 30-40% or more chance of rain, our involvement may be cancelled.
If there is ANY chance of rain, I will post a message on our regular Forums (See links Below)


There will be Drifting, Rock Crawling, Drag Car Racing, On Road, Etc...
If you have other cars, bring um out & join in on the fun!

Be sure to bring Extension cords, Power Bars, Tables, Chairs & Sun Tents for your pit area.
I'd also suggest due to security concerns as this is a very open & public event, only bring what you need.



Track Setup starts around 7AM, I believe the event starts around 8 or so.
Come on out & help us setup, as always, Volunteers for Setup & Teardown are always appreciated!!!

We will be tearing down for around 4PM.

There is NO Entry fee for this GTG!
We will be within walking distance of a few places for lunch so bring some $$$ for lunch.

We hope to see ya out at the track!


Be sure to bring Sun Shades, Extension Cords, Power Bars, Chairs & Tables for your pit area.


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

We hope to see ya out at the track!

RFick73
2012.09.02, 12:00 PM
Post for Saturdays RC Addict Show N` Go has been posted >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=435991&postcount=16)<<

Teamcsimon
2012.09.02, 02:23 PM
where do we suppose to drop down our stuff, park car and enter from which entrance?

RFick73
2012.09.03, 08:25 AM
From what I am aware of, the parking lot directly across the road which is attached to the strip mall that the Army & Navy is in will be available for us to park it.

You should be able to carry your stuff over from there.

It's only across the road.

If you get there closer to 7, you should be able to drive right to the site, drop off then move.

Teamcsimon
2012.09.03, 08:28 PM
From what I am aware of, the parking lot directly across the road which is attached to the strip mall that the Army & Navy is in will be available for us to park it.

You should be able to carry your stuff over from there.

It's only across the road.

If you get there closer to 7, you should be able to drive right to the site, drop off then move.

sorry Ryan, I'm totally stranger in Langley, no idea at what you mentioned about the mall, would you mind mark that out on the site map?

RFick73
2012.09.03, 08:58 PM
It's marked on the map as "Parking"

Let me know if you need anymore info than that or feel free to call me.

-Ryan


sorry Ryan, I'm totally stranger in Langley, no idea at what you mentioned about the mall, would you mind mark that out on the site map?

gctkaz
2012.09.05, 01:18 PM
Guys I just realised I will have some family stuff happening that day, so I won't be able to make it after all. Sorry about that, hope to race with you guys next time.

cowboysir
2012.09.24, 10:47 AM
That was a good one!!!!

Super fun time and happy to report that the Audi body made my car super lively with quicker corner speed than my Repsol HSV.

The MR015-2-3 is going to be a great car once I get a better motor in it. It'll be a great 90mm racer for the winter months.

Now we have to find Dave W a 90mm body!

TheSteve
2012.09.24, 12:32 PM
It sucks I missed another one! Been house hunting which seems to suck up all free time.

gctkaz
2012.09.24, 01:20 PM
Did I miss another one? I was pretty sick for most of a week...

Just wondering, have any of you guys here experimented with sticking extra neodymium magnets to the outside of the motor can?

cowboysir
2012.09.24, 03:34 PM
Tried many magnet experiments back in my xmod days...found a benifit from neo magnets in a can but not much extra benifit from neo outside a can with neo already installed. It actually (on some faster motors) slowed the top part of the rpm range.

Let me know if you need any more info, Geoff...

cowboysir
2012.09.27, 03:30 PM
Discussing the next meet should begin in earnest. I don't know Ryan orthe Daves had a plan so some dates need to be thrown out among us.

How does October 21st sound? I don't think it interferes with anything on my schedule and is far enough away from Thanksgiving so no one need juggle family obligations.

Next we need to find a helper for the Daves morning set up. Anyone with time to help out? I'd do it if I was closer....

RFick73
2012.09.27, 05:37 PM
Wow Cowboy, you read our mind!

We had made plans for the next one to BE on the 21st! =)

DaveW
2012.09.28, 12:33 AM
Time for me to chime in I guess. :)
Clubhouse is booked for the 21st.

As far as setup goes - Xmod and Rfick have always been there to help.
Rfick's out for a while due to work.
If anyone wants, feel free to drop by. We start at 0900 hrs. (coffee not included)
Those who help, typically, get to lay down the first laps. :D

Dave

RFick73
2012.10.02, 09:00 AM
Well, seeing as I'm most likely unable to come out & race on Sundays for the next few months, I've decided to shake things up a bit with my cars.

I MAY end up regretting it, but hey, I can always fine tune or change back. :cool:

I've decided to change my Stock 98mm Diablo into a 90mm configuration.
Once XModCanuck is finished with painting the body I gave him I'll start running it.

I'm also planning on changing up my Mod car as well.
The FET's & Chili are just WAY too fast. Even for our wide open Whistler layouts.
I plan on sourcing out a motor that's just above stock (Anyone have suggestions and a motor?) & swapping it out to my 98mm Diablo Body.

I've got a new 90mm white Porsche GT1 body that I plan on getting painted up & putting on my AWD car as I've bought a few parts to hopefully make it run well.

The Club car will also be getting a body change.
I'm gunna ditch the Mercedes Flying Wedge and put on the 98mm Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV.

Currently my workbench is a mess as I've got my Stock, Mod & AWD all on it in different states of torn downness. :eek:

Wish me luck!

cowboysir
2012.10.02, 10:32 AM
I'm going to look very disapprovingly upon a 90mm AWD Porsche GT1...sacrilege of the highest caliber.:p

I'm a huge fan of the 70 turn class of motors...change gearing and you've got both narrow course and wide course motor. I'd choose the PN...I can probably get one to you in the future if you want.

RFick73
2012.10.02, 11:13 AM
I'm going to look very disapprovingly upon a 90mm AWD Porsche GT1...sacrilege of the highest caliber.:p

Can you tell I'm not too too worried about scale?
I just want a good wide body to use. :cool:
*IF* I end up liking the 90mm AWD & it works well, maybe we could talk about getting me a better body that actually suits the AWD style better.
I know NOTHING about cars, so to me, it doesn't really matter.
I just like looking at some of them cuz they are purdy! :p

I'm a huge fan of the 70 turn class of motors...change gearing and you've got both narrow course and wide course motor. I'd choose the PN...I can probably get one to you in the future if you want.

All I currently have as far as I am aware is a Stock & a Chili, so ANYTHING else that it just a bit better would be nice.
The board is FET'd so almost any motor would be fine to use.
(Or I'd hope)

TheSteve
2012.10.02, 04:19 PM
I like the Kyosho Xspeed motor.

cowboysir
2012.10.21, 08:02 PM
1. Lots of fun lapping
2. Fastest 11.2x sec
3. No yellow smears on my Audi (green and red though) :rolleyes:

Good times, gents.

FYI we should still mention race/gtg days here...some members still aren't on the FB page.

RFick73
2012.10.22, 07:08 AM
Argh!
I heard we had like, a dozen guys out!?!
I HATE working on Sundays!!! :mad:
Have I mentioned that!?

Cowboy, I'll be sure to continue to post up the GTG's here.
Life had gotten the better of me this time & I didn't get around to posting it, I did however send out an E-Mail & TXT blast. :cool:

I'll be looking at booking off our next GTG so I can get out as I've made some serious changes to my whole Mini-Z fleet & I'm looking forward to seeing how the changes came out.

Dave W. mentioned he was thinking of booking the next proposed GTG date for Sunday, Nov. 11th. (Remembrance Day)
I'm unable to book that day off, and I'm wondering how many people would be able to make it out that day...

I should be able to book off Sunday, Nov. 18th.

What date is the general consensus? Let us know ASAP so we can make provisions.

cowboysir
2012.10.22, 09:13 AM
I'm in for the 18th if you can book it off.

Like I mentioned to the Dave's I'm a last minute entry due to snowfall...if it snows I can't make it.

RFick73
2012.10.22, 10:12 AM
Reposting this from the BC Mini-Z Club F******k Group page.


This is just a head's up for the group...

GTG pricing for the new year will most likely be rising from $5 to $10 for all day & a reduced late entry fee of $5 will be introduced. (Most likely for after 1 or 2pm)

Rising costs of living, hall/room rentals, new track & shared equipment for the club etc. have prompted this change.

I will do my best to make sure that all local GTG's are included in on this pricing including the few more expensive room rental sites that we occasionally visit.

Pizza, if everyone still wishes to pitch in the $5 will still continue to be available.
I like ordering in pizza as it allows mostly everyone to stay at the location & continue to race rather than run off & buy lunch elsewhere, and it's cheap!

The day is still less that $20 to run, heck, it leaves ya $5 change even! =)

Comments & Questions are always welcome.
Thoughts?

TheSteve
2012.10.22, 12:38 PM
I'm probably out until next year due to moving but had a great time yesterday - there were a ton of good battles on the track.
I can't help but wonder how much quieter it must be when I'm not there, sheesh I'm loud.

I may have a new lap counting controller that needs some testing. Hoping you guys can help us out. More details coming soon.

KhabraDBR9
2012.10.22, 09:50 PM
Both the 11th and the 18th work for me

RFick73
2012.10.23, 07:31 AM
Reposting as there was a power outage @ the Data Center & the system Time/Date was Off.

Yep...you and Mario scare me into mistakes. (That's the excuse I'm sticking to)

Maybe when you make it next year ill have improved some more...I figure I've made 4-6 or so laps in 5 min compared to last time we raced.

RFick73
2012.10.23, 07:37 AM
Reposting as there was a power outage @ the Data Center & the system Time/Date was Off.


I can't help but wonder how much quieter it must be when I'm not there, sheesh I'm loud.

I may have a new lap counting controller that needs some testing. Hoping you guys can help us out. More details coming soon.


yep...the banter between you and mario scares me into mistakes (I like that excuse the best)

Looking forward to the new controller!

RFick73
2012.10.23, 07:44 AM
Cowboy, did I see a mention of a new controller?

RFick73
2012.10.23, 07:46 AM
It looks as though the site had a power outage at the data center and somehow posts Date & Time are a bit off from yesterday.

I was able to kind of move a post or two, but when I tried any others a whole whack of funky stuff happened.

The whole thread kept getting deleted instead of just the one entry etc, so I am just going to leave it be.

Feel free to go WAY back to the first page of posts and you'll see some from: 2010.10.29

cowboysir
2012.10.23, 07:53 AM
Cowboy, did I see a mention of a new controller?

Steve may have a new timing system controller....

RFick73
2012.10.23, 08:43 AM
Steve may have a new timing system controller....

Ahhh..

Any details on it?
Is it just smaller, or are there new features on it?

gctkaz
2012.10.24, 11:27 AM
Sorry I couldn't make the last meet, busy with some medical stuff and will continue to be for a while.

I'd like to come out to the Nov.11 meet, weather-dependent strangely enough. My car insurance will be expired by then and I'm not sure I want to drive the bike that long if it's pouring rain.

cowboysir
2012.10.24, 06:17 PM
Don't know if we've decided if its the 11th or 18th.

The 11th is Remembrance Day and Ryan is unlikely to get that day booked off work.


On another note, I was wondering a little more about a BTE in Langley. Marty mentioned his track (2 L's) and I thought if there was enough interest I could fill the car again...

There wasn't many at the last Langley gtg so I was wondering if we didn't advertise it enough or was everyone thinking that Surrey/newton is as far as they want to drive...

DaveW
2012.10.27, 11:19 PM
Thanks to all who came out Sunday. It was awesome.

Nice to have a larger turnout, more cars on the track means more fun. :)

Just a quick update with what info I can add.

Talked to Marty at the last GTG and he isn't going to be able to host an event until next year. Something about a cruise ship and checking out the weather in the Carribean for an extended period of time (insert jealousy here). :cool:

We had talked about either the 11th or the 18th and decided on the 11th so we didn't have to wait a whole month between GTG's. It has since been brought to my attention that Ryan has secured the 18th off so that's now the official date. I'm sure Ryan will provide the postings. (might even put one here. hee hee) ;)

The person in charge of taking reservations for the clubhouse just got back from a week away and now we're playing phone tag. She did state in a voice mail that there are no reservations for November so I can say with 99% certainty we are good for the 18th. Aiming to confirm tomorrow.

Sorry I didn't post earlier. I was away for a few days due to an unforeseen incident.

Therefore some of this might be old news but I'm playing catchup on a partially scrambled thread, so there ya go!

DaveW
2012.10.28, 02:19 PM
Good luck with the move.

Let us know how we can help with testing that controller.

I'm probably out until next year due to moving but had a great time yesterday - there were a ton of good battles on the track.
I can't help but wonder how much quieter it must be when I'm not there, sheesh I'm loud.

I may have a new lap counting controller that needs some testing. Hoping you guys can help us out. More details coming soon.

RFick73
2012.10.29, 07:15 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Nov 18th

Layout to be determined


This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton & yes, I've booked the day off work so I can come out & join you all!

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $5
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2012.10.29, 07:16 AM
Next GTG will be on Sun, Nov. 18th &, I've booked the day off so I can come out & race!

The posting has been placed up >>HERE<< (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=437685&postcount=17)

xmodcanuck
2012.11.02, 03:48 PM
Reposting this from the BC Mini-Z Club F))))))k Group page.


This is just a head's up for the group...

GTG pricing for the new year will most likely be rising from $5 to $10 for all day & a reduced late entry fee of $5 will be introduced. (Most likely for after 1 or 2pm)

Rising costs of living, hall/room rentals, new track & shared equipment for the club etc. have prompted this change.

I will do my best to make sure that all local GTG's are included in on this pricing including the few more expensive room rental sites that we occasionally visit.

Comments & Questions are always welcome.
Thoughts?

Honestly, not sure I agree with this philosophy. Room rental is the same and I don't feel the club really needs to purchase more track as it seems we seem to have more than enough track for 9/10 events. So where is the need for doubling the entry fee?

xmodcanuck
2012.11.02, 03:50 PM
Next GTG will be on Sun, Nov. 18th &, I've booked the day off so I can come out & race!


Ah shiz. I'll likely be racing that day...My real car instead of my r/c car.

Teamcsimon
2012.11.03, 03:38 AM
Honestly, not sure I agree with this philosophy. Room rental is the same and I don't feel the club really needs to purchase more track as it seems we seem to have more than enough track for 9/10 events. So where is the need for doubling the entry fee?

Totally agree with Dave.

RFick73
2012.11.03, 09:31 AM
Honestly, not sure I agree with this philosophy. Room rental is the same and I don't feel the club really needs to purchase more track as it seems we seem to have more than enough track for 9/10 events. So where is the need for doubling the entry fee?

Totally agree with Dave.

Well, I'd like to possibly start renting the larger room in Langley or Guildford again more often.
I though if we do that, rather than the fee bouncing around, that if it was at the same rate all year, it may make it easier for everyone, and with the times that we rent the cheaper room, the $ collected can go into the purchases the club has made.

We have already purchased the new track pieces that people have requested. IE: More Expansion Pieces & more quick inside corners. With that, the purchase of the projector, transponders etc, & the fact that attendance was down over the summer (I left most days with $5-15 in my pocket to go towards the club account) & I honestly don't have the money to carry the purchases myself & having to constantly ask Dave W. to co-purchase the items is a tough request, I thought it might be time that we start collecting a smaller amount to put back into those purchases.
Perhaps with Winter here, attendance will be back up, I hear the last GTG was quite large.

I realize the cost I proposed is double, & that sounds like a big jump, but going from $5 to $10 isn't that much in the end.
I thought also allowing for a discount to those that come out late that we currently don't have was also a nice idea.

My suggestion isn't set in stone, it's just an option, we'll chat with the group over the next few GTG's and see what we can all come up with.

Do you have your own suggestions xmodcanuck or Teamcsimon?

cowboysir
2012.11.04, 06:18 PM
heres how i see things(interspersed with a few questions):

1.In the wintertime when other scale action is at a minimum, we get a good collection of people at the GTG's. The last event was a standard fall/winter event with 12 guys.

2. The room we use in Newton seems to be at maximum capacity for track size and allow some standing area for the racers.

3. We rarely have our GTG's in Langley (why IDK its a huge area and would make for a bigger track layout)

4. We seem to have enough extra cars, transmitters and transponders to loan out.

questions:

a. How much is the room rental and if we stay at the $5 rate until the summer will cost be covered with at least 8 guys (average out of thin air)showing up?

b. Are you and Dave out of pocket as it stands for extra track purchases?

c. What exactly is the club saving fees for once the room is paid? Is it a fund to cover shortfalls on slow GTG's and to purchase extra track pieces and other possible essentials?


I personally don't care about whether it's $5 or $10 since I'm already blowing $30 ish in gas another $5 doesn't really factor. I would suggest that:

-If the room rental for Newton is increasing we apportion a fair value to everyone's entry based on that increase.

-We keep Ryan's idea of $5 half day rate

-we should impose a rental rate for transponders and/or cars for drop-in use with the fees going to the club.

-If a gathering for Langley is planned (and since the room rate is higher) we assess a fair value per person for entry.

-If there is a plan for additional pieces (or items like sunshades for summer, etc) then we discuss a special levy/assessed payment to the club and ask for donations. I've got no problem throwing in for items like that to aid the club and i feel that most others would tend to agree.

any other thoughts?

gctkaz
2012.11.04, 07:49 PM
I don't really care if the price is $5 or $10, there are worse ways to spend $10 for a full day's entertainment, surely :)

Do what you gotta do, gentlemen! You have my support.

Teamcsimon
2012.11.04, 08:14 PM
I'm not really concerned about the fees from $5 or $10 instead just what Dave said whether the club really needs to keep purchasing more track as it seems we have more than enough track for 9/10 events.

TheSteve
2012.11.04, 08:43 PM
If the expenses are there then you should raise rates, if they aren't then keep them as they are. The guys running the event should never be out of pocket, that should really be rule number one.

Are there that many guys borrowing transponders? There should always be a cost to borrow them as they really are cheap enough if you show up more then twice buying one is pretty reasonable. If the club did want to resell a few to people I can see what I can do pricing wise so the club can make something reselling them to members - every little bit helps.

RFick73
2012.11.10, 09:48 AM
There are really no major re-occurring expenses.

I would like to see us rent a large hall or similar location once a year or so, they run anywhere from $150-300+. (Anyone know a cheap hall or location we can rent that has a LOT of uninterrupted floor space?)

I'll be honest, I haven't kept track of things as well as I would like to have in regards to purchases for the club.
There have been things I bought without a request from the masses, such as the projector, additional track pieces & transponders, but that I thought would add to the experience.

Perhaps for all future purchases I could bring them to the club here on the forums or at our GTG's and get feedback first.

Dave W & I did just buy another expansion set, but it was because we knew we could use a few extra straights & expansion pieces. Mainly to replace the pieces that are thinner than the rest & we would like to fabricate a few new pieces for the track to throw into the mix.
We also purchased two of the quick inside sets as people seem to like having those to shave off some time in the corners etc.

Both of those purchases were totally out of pocket.
I honestly don't mind it as I enjoy racing with you all, and anything that can add to that is something I don't mind doing as I know mostly, it will get paid back eventually over time etc, but with the addition of my daughter to my family & my wife on mat leave, the extra expenses are a bit tougher.

Attendance was down over the summer, which is to be expected as people have families to spend time with & are able to run their outdoor cars etc.

The winter should bring in a few of the faces that haven't been out as often.
That should mean our GTG's bring a bit of a profit above & beyond expenses to help pay off the additional out of pocket expenses.

I'd like to get out to Langley or Guildford (Forrest Manor not the mall) more often as those rooms are a bit bigger. Maybe once every other month or like every 3rd or 4th GTG?
With the changes at work, now that I may be working Sundays for a while, hopefully that will change after the quarter is over @ the end of December, it's tougher for me to make it out.
I love still being able to setup the GTG's for all of you to go out & enjoy.
I've booked off the upcoming Sunday so I can join in, hopefully my schedule will change and allow me to come back full time. I miss you all! :o

The room @ Dave's is almost getting filled to capacity now, which is nice.
In order to run in Langley or Surrey more often we will need to get the track to & from Dave W's.
His truck isn't working very well right now so we will need to work on something else. And honestly, he shouldn't have to brunt the full responsibility each time.
I was even thinking of renting a U-Haul Van for the day for those GTG's, it's not a huge expense, but between that & the additional room rental, the cost does go up a bit.

I was hoping rather than making one GTG be $5 here, the next being $10 or so, make all the GTG's the same @$10.
But also introduce the, if you come out early or stay late to help setup or just show up later discount, this might entice more people to come help or at least bring in a bit more $ to go towards the additional costs of running somewhere other than in Newton.

That was the main reason I was thinking of making changes to the GTG fee's.

Feel free to reply here, or come on out to our GTG next weekend & voice your opinion.

RFick73
2012.11.11, 09:04 PM
Over the last week I've drawn up a couple new layouts for the Clubhouse in Newton.

Here are two choices I've narrowed it down to. What do you all Think?

#1
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac132/RFick73/RC_Stuffs/RCP%20Track%20Layouts/1Rszd.jpg

or #4
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac132/RFick73/RC_Stuffs/RCP%20Track%20Layouts/4Rszd.jpg

Both may need some tweeking & both feature the newly created 3 wide 45degree adapters that Dave W. has Beta'd for us to try out. :cool:

Thoughts?

cowboysir
2012.11.12, 07:31 AM
I'd choose the second layout (labelled #4).

gctkaz
2012.11.13, 01:32 AM
Agreed, in the first layout I would expect massive carnage off the line leading right into skinny twisties. Although I suppose that could encourage more cautious driving, and I'm sure I'm the one most responsible for any carnage anyway ;)

Otherwise, both seem quite technical which should be a good experience for something different.

Forecast for next Sunday at the moment calls for rain which may affect my transportation and whether I feel like coming out...

FocusOne
2012.11.13, 04:04 PM
Ugh, I hope I can make it out, but I doubt it...

Just painted my Xmods Audi R8 body for my AWD and I'm looking forward to testing it...I'll see

DaveW
2012.11.14, 01:38 AM
Seeing as we have a choice, I'd also prefer #4. Seems it would be better layout if we have a good sized turnout again.
Glad to see you incorporated the new 45' (and only used 2 as that's all I've made so far!) :D

As far as the fees go, it's not just about "buying more track". (Even though we just "bought more track") :)
If we have a little "money in the bank", then extras, like the shade cover etc, wouldn't be noticed when they come up (and rfick wouldn't have to finance it). They'd just be there for all to enjoy.

Post it up or lets talk about it Sunday.

Dave

RFick73
2012.11.19, 09:44 AM
The next Two BC Mini-Z GTG dates have been finalized.

Dec 9 & Dec 30th!
Mark um down on your calendar!

*EDIT* My day off request for the 30th of Dec has been granted, so I'll see you all out there on the 30th!

gctkaz
2012.12.04, 08:16 PM
I'm going to try my best to make the Dec.9th meet, but Dec.30 is out for sure.
Might bring in a buddy if he manages to keep the day off, will there be a club car/radio/transponder available? I will have my MR-015 and KT-18 anyway but AFAIK the club radios are EX-10 and the cars are hopped up MR-03?

BTW I recall hearing talk of some of you guys shrinking down to 90mm, and others going to narrow bodies. What good bodies have you found?

For the last few meets I've been using the '93 Celica GT-Four on my MA-010 and MR-015, cowboysir started me on it with an ASC on one of his big sales a way back and I picked up two more unpainted ones to use as my main racing bodies. It's a 90mm, 2.5N/0W which seems to work pretty well for my AWD. Still kind of flippity on my 015 but in both cases much more stable than my beloved S15. I might go back to S15 on my AWD for the next meet though, it has been too long since it saw any action.

Also, any interest in running the HPI RS32-01 on a tighter track? It looks pretty slow and people on this board don't seem to like it much compared to the Z, but it's pretty cheap and might be another option for competitive 'clean' driving on an even handicap.

RFick73
2012.12.06, 09:42 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Dec 9th

Layout to be determined


This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $5
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2012.12.06, 09:43 AM
The posting for Dec 9th's GTG can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=439183&postcount=18)<<

cowboysir
2012.12.07, 11:47 PM
weather's not looking too hopeful....maybe next time guys.:p

gctkaz
2012.12.09, 08:59 PM
That day was intense! Lots of great driving from all participants, I think almost everybody had a taste of 1st place today. That 30-minute enduro should be made an event for every meet!

I won't make the Dec.30 meet, so have a happy holiday season and I will see you guys in the new year. Cheers!

TheSteve
2012.12.10, 12:50 AM
An enduro, I missed out!!!

RFick73
2012.12.23, 12:04 PM
Well, I just got some incredibly disheartening news from work.

Not only have I NOT been taken off the Sunday shift for the next quarter, but now I'm working 12:30-9!?

Oi vey! It now takes away most of my together time with my family. =/

So, it looks like I'll be absent once again from the brunt of our GTG's.
I will however be booking off a few Sundays so I can join in.
I'm hoping to join in on every other or at least every third GTG.

Until then, I hand off my torch to the Dave's.

I'll be attending the GTG on the 30th.

I hope to see y'all there!

RFick73
2012.12.23, 01:05 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Dec 30th

Layout to be determined
It has been requested to incorporate the overpass into the next layout.

This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $5
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2012.12.23, 01:05 PM
The posting for Dec. 30's GTG can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=439745&postcount=19)<<

cowboysir
2012.12.23, 05:00 PM
Be thankful you've got a job and we'll see you when you can make it...

Besides, you have to save up for the bitchin' F1 I'm building for you.

RFick73
2012.12.23, 05:17 PM
Yeas, I am thankful I have 3 jobs. Kind of =/

Darn kids & this hobby have run me into the ground!

Just one more car!?
I'm looking forward to trying out the F1 for sure.

KhabraDBR9
2012.12.23, 10:04 PM
Sorry guys, probably won't be able to make it out this time...

DaveW
2012.12.26, 12:57 AM
Merry Christmas everyone!

Rfick, that bites about your schedule. I didn't expect that. (I guess you didn't either).

Like Cowboy said, it's good to be working. The recovery the Govt's been claiming for a couple of years now just doesn't seemed to have arrived here yet.

Come out whenever you can. We'll hold down the fort till you get back!

Looking forward to the 30th. Lets see if we can have a good turnout!

cowboysir
2012.12.26, 09:52 PM
Weather is looking hopeful...fingers crossed I get a day free of snow

TheSteve
2012.12.30, 07:02 PM
I couldn't make it today. Was working on the new place - I have now have a permanent indoor track. Its currently 50cm tiles, suppose I could try 30cm to have a tighter/more complex track.

TheSteveRing:

http://thesteve.ca/rcp1.jpg

DaveW
2012.12.30, 09:59 PM
A great time today!
Thanks to all who came out to make this possible.

Steve.
The track looks great! It just what we all wanted - You to have more practice! :eek:

cowboysir
2012.12.31, 09:10 AM
I couldn't make it today. Was working on the new place - I have now have a permanent indoor track. Its currently 50cm tiles, suppose I could try 30cm to have a tighter/more complex track.

TheSteveRing:

http://thesteve.ca/rcp1.jpg

Not cool at all...:D

Had a great time until someone hitting me bent my diff shaft. Overall a very packed day of close racing...especially liked the 2 wins from Mark!

RFick73
2012.12.31, 10:35 AM
TheSteve,
The track setup looks good!
Just don't use it TOO often! ;)


cowboysir,
I'm sure it wasn't me, this time! :cool:

Although I did adopt a new nickname from the crew...

"The Yellow DOZER!"

:p

RFick73
2012.12.31, 10:39 AM
I'll be closing the 2012 Chat thread within the next few weeks so be sure to migrate the chat over to this thread.

The reason I break it out each year is to make sure the thread doesn't get out of control size wise & makes it easier to search.

Here's to an awesome 2013 Season!
Make sure to subscribe to this thread to get updates.

RFick73
2012.12.31, 10:57 AM
Oh, also, those longer races may have killed my batteries but were fun for sure!

I also think the Relay race we ran worked out quite well!
I hope to see more races like that to spice up our GTG's.

Have you got an idea for a new race style?
Feel free to contact me to talk about it! :)

RFick73
2012.12.31, 11:12 AM
Wondering what to expect in the 2013 Season!?!

Well, 1st off...
The club is adopting a new GTG Fee schedule.

There will now be an updated $10 GTG Entry Fee as of Jan 1st.
Don't fret! This will only really effect those that show up late & leave early.

There will be a $5 rebate for those that come out between 9-10am to help setup the track & or those that stick around till the end of the day to help break down the track. (*Sorry, the rebate is not cumulative)

Thanx to Dave finding a newer Pizza Joint that I think everyone loved, the Pizza pitch-in will be staying @ $5.

So, show up early or stay late to help out & your day's total will still only be $10 for a tonne of fun racing all day & some pizza in your belly!

I am hoping the club will be able to start collecting enough from the GTG's to help pay off any previous or newer out of pocket items the Club may need to purchase & also start saving for a few larger venues throughout the year.
(Donations to the club are ALWAYS welcome! :D)
I'd like to see two larger race days per year happen if possible.
Something that only allows for a small amount of practice, has classes etc & is geared more towards cleaner racing & tries to group people on the same level together to get some good clean fun racing in.
I'm always looking for feedback on this sort of stuff, so if you think you can help me organize something that would be fun for everyone, please contact me!
The updated amount can also help pay for a U-Haul rental if needed to get the track to & from Langley or the other venues.
(Think you can help transport the track & have lots of space in your vehicle? Contact me!)

So, in review for the 2013 Season
1) Updated $10 GTG Fee Schedule
2) The distinct possibility of running in a larger venue more often
3) Having a few dedicated actual race days! (maybe even a few prizes?)

I hope to see you all out & the track!

RFick73
2012.12.31, 11:15 AM
I will be closing the 2012 Announcement thread in the next few weeks.
Be sure to subscribe to the newer one.

The next two GTG dates have been hashed out.

Sunday, Jan the 20th in Newton
&
Sunday, Feb the 10th hopefully in Langley
(More info to come!)

cowboysir
2012.12.31, 01:07 PM
We should start to schedule times for catagory races:

1.Now that 5 or 6 of us have F1's we should make time for specific running of them.

2. I still want a specific race event (1 or 2 during the day) where we fit in a "stock" class with motor limits and rubber tire only. It makes me a little perturbed when super fast cars with extra grip lap the shizen out of the field. Race results would be somewhat closer for everyone (and it would cut down on breakages from rear ending others)

RFick73
2012.12.31, 05:31 PM
I'm making a new 2013 Mini-Z GTG Season (Announcements) thread so we can archive the old GTG dates and easily find the new ones for the upcoming Season!

Be sure to subscribe to changes in this Thread.

It will be kept closed as it is for announcements only.
Please use the new 2013 Chat thread that can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38697)<<

RFick73
2012.12.31, 05:32 PM
The next two GTG dates have been hashed out.

Sunday, Jan the 20th in Newton
&
Sunday, Feb the 10th hopefully in Langley
(More info to come!)

Keep an eye out here for the official GTG postings!

*EDIT* I have received confirmation of my Day off request for Feb 10th & also the availability Request for the Langley location so we are a Go in Langley on Feb 10th!

I hope to see y'all out & the track!

gctkaz
2013.01.18, 04:36 PM
I'm getting hyped for this next meet! Have track layouts been decided yet? I'd like to see the overpass getting used again if it doesn't make layouts too tricky to design.

RFick73
2013.01.19, 09:10 AM
I'm not sure what Dave has in store for Sundays layout quite yet.

We ran the overpass last GTG & I am pretty sure we will be running it again on Feb 10th.

I almost have that one ready to post up. =)

cowboysir
2013.01.21, 09:02 AM
Fun layout and pretty good racing yesterday! Happy to report I avoided getting smoked off the start in my final heat and actually fought for second all the way through 7 minutes.

Missed 2nd by 3/10th.

Looking forward to the Feb 10th track at Marty's...if the weather works out I'm going to bring down some track so we can get a big 100cm width section.

FocusOne
2013.01.21, 06:20 PM
Man, it sucks that I keep missing these! My 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the months are now busy till 3 (plus 40 drive to Newton).

Last month I've successfully mounted the Xmods Subaru and R8 (repainted copper) body on my AWD and have been dying to try them out on the track (as well as test out some offset rims from Dave)

I'll see, maybe I'll drive down for a few laps someday...

DaveW
2013.01.22, 01:23 AM
Fun layout and pretty good racing yesterday! Happy to report I avoided getting smoked off the start in my final heat and actually fought for second all the way through 7 minutes.

Missed 2nd by 3/10th.

Looking forward to the Feb 10th track at Marty's...if the weather works out I'm going to bring down some track so we can get a big 100cm width section.

Just want to thank everyone for the great time.

That battle for 2nd was GREAT!
Backed of the "gas" just to watch the finish unfold right in front of me. What a race!

Can't wait for Feb 10th.

The tracks gonna be bigger and faster so I'm hoping for some great battles!

PS: I've also heard a rumor about the overpass making another appearance. :)

gctkaz
2013.01.22, 12:07 PM
Simon doesn't like the overpass, and I was not at the previous meet so I didn't know it was used recently.

That was a fun day, I got to run my new MR-03 for the first time. I had no idea the flat battery layout vs stacked in MR-015 plus MM layout would make such an huge difference in stability and handling. Too bad my wheel axle came off the knuckle early in my good heat. I was in the lead too!

Going to try it on a narrow body for the next meet.

RFick73
2013.01.22, 05:50 PM
Get yourself some Alum knuckles.

That, the DPS Plate & T Plate were amongst the 1st things I upgraded on mine

DaveW
2013.01.22, 11:16 PM
Too bad my wheel axle came off the knuckle early in my good heat. I was in the lead too!

Thread lock (locktite) works good there.
I have the type where the spindle screws into the knuckle and they have never come off.

DaveW
2013.01.23, 11:04 PM
Simon doesn't like the overpass, and I was not at the previous meet so I didn't know it was used recently.

The overpass has it's own set of pro's and cons.

It provides another challenge as you do disappear for a second, but I also think it's fun when you can get "air time" going over it.

We try to design layouts so that there are no corners just prior to or right after when going under, so that a straight run through should be successful.
Now if you do get sideways when you're underneath/out of sight it does get "interesting".

I think most of us have "been there/done that".

We're going to add some lighting underneath and see if that helps out. The bridge doesn't have alot of clearance and it's somewhat dark under there. You'll still have to achieve "line-of-sight" if you loose track of your car but the light underneath should help.

TheSteve
2013.01.24, 01:11 AM
I love the overpass!

Teamcsimon
2013.01.24, 07:02 PM
yes, not really like the overpass unless I got a buggy, whatever...

RFick73
2013.01.25, 12:29 AM
yes, not really like the overpass unless I got a buggy, whatever...

Simon,

Rest assured the overpass won't be in all of our layouts as I'm sure you can recall it's been out of the mix for a while.

We may also be able to talk Dave H. (XModCanuck) into making another that doesn't have such a harsh ramp to it. :D

cowboysir
2013.01.26, 10:22 AM
Not really a FS post so I thought the chat area would be good:

Now that I've pretty much settled on my car setups I will be bringing down all my excess gear to re distribute among the club. All sorts of stuff like knuckles, tower bars, motor mounts and various alloy bits for RWD and AWD platforms.

It'll be a "choose what you want and pay what you want" situation.

Hope to see you guys on the 10th.

RFick73
2013.02.04, 12:08 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Feb 10th

The layout for our next GTG:
(This is only a mockup, layout will be very similar)
We should have our track, some brought by CowboySiR & Marty's track as well

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/2013_02_10.1.jpg


This one will be held @:
Spencer Green
21138 88th Ave., Langley
Buzzer #: 289

>>Google Map (http://rcclubofcanada.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0b6aa3222559729be0b334628&id=512c8dbb6c&e=9971586da3)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Marty_s_Map_1.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Marty_s_Map_2.jpg

It's a gated complex
Press in the code #289 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is right at the front entrance of the complex
Make use of any parking spot marked guest & please do not park in people's driveways.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!

Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.02.04, 12:11 AM
The next BC Mini-Z Club GTG post can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=441680&postcount=3)<<

Be sure to make it out to this GTG as there will be a rather exciting bit of news let loose!

& I have something for show & tell too! =)

Hope ta see ya out @ the track!

RFick73
2013.02.05, 01:14 AM
I *FINALLY* had a bit of time this evening & updated the Race Results page on our site.

As always, if you wanna know how you did & whom had the fastest lap times of the day & whom won, you can find the Race Results >>HERE (http://bcmini-zclub.com/Race_Results/Race.html)<<

cowboysir
2013.02.05, 09:44 AM
Hoping for more of that last race result for me (since I podiumed)!

I hope everyone is keen on trying to split cars into catagories soon...we've started a plan so we can get cars of similar caliber racing at once so we avoid rear end collisions from speed differentials.:D

gctkaz
2013.02.05, 11:43 AM
If it's a matter of turning down the throttle endpoints, sure! I also wouldn't mind using a cheaper drilled aftermarket motor in the $10-$15 range if everyone can decide on a standard motor. The nicer thing about using a common motor is that a speed differential can still be created by changing gear ratios, but that's a tradeoff that we can decide individually while keeping the raw power more or less the same.

Personally I have the Atomic WC Spec 60T installed in all my 2WD cars, but it looks like the PN PNWC 70T stock motor might be another good choice. I would be willing to purchase a few of these motors for personal use or donate an extra bit of money so the club can purchase handout motors. Any other suggestion? And what to use for AWD?

TheSteve
2013.02.05, 12:19 PM
I still vote Kyosho stock motors and plastic motor pods - the bonus is that all cars include them right out of the box, nothing to buy.

RFick73
2013.02.05, 12:26 PM
Ewww!

But yes, I'd like to see the "Stock" class as close to as possible.
Which would leave most guys cars in the Semi-Stock catagory.

I'm still hashing out the class details, but believe me, there will be enough of them that some people may have to do a buncha swapping parts to be part of them all, or just dial their cars into a select few of them.

I'll be working on this during the week & it will be something we can all talk about on Sunday!

And if you haven't told your friends about us yet, bring um on out! We typically have loaners!

gctkaz
2013.02.05, 01:50 PM
The main issue I have with the stock plastic pod is that you lose a lot of rear suspension/damping options. Too many parts to swap out and not only changes the speed but the handling also. I have a car just for casual driving that I could use a stock plastic pod with, but for the sake of convenience I think using a standard higher turn drilled motor will minimize the amount of parts to be swapped for event races.

DaveW
2013.02.05, 10:57 PM
I'm all for "class racing" as long as there's time for open running as well.

I'm of the opinion that if you want a "stock class" then require everyone to use the kyosho stock motor/pcb so everyone's somewhat on the same playing field power wise. Suspension mods, motor mount, dps, have at 'er.

It could also be that we choose a motor for "stock class" and have that be the standard, but, as Steve mentioned, every rwd comes with a motor so supply won't be an issue. Punch a couple of holes in the can and any motor mount can be used. (I don't like the plastic mount much myself). If you wanted to, it's easy to swap motors to run in semi-stock or ???? with a drilled motor.

cowboysir
2013.02.08, 08:50 AM
I'm planning on bringing down a box of armatures that most came from kyosho stock motors...if anyone wants to swap them into other cans I'd be more than happy to help them out.

I find the PN 70t is a great "stock" motor.

Spread the word to those that have them...F1 class starts this weekend! I want to start developing everyone's interest in this class for the summer series...F1 on a 150cm wide track will be super fun racing.

xmodcanuck
2013.02.09, 07:06 PM
Simon,

Rest assured the overpass won't be in all of our layouts as I'm sure you can recall it's been out of the mix for a while.

We may also be able to talk Dave H. (XModCanuck) into making another that doesn't have such a harsh ramp to it. :D

This may be doable as my new job has loads of potential with different materials and I'm going to be learning to draw in AutoCad. That alone has limitless possibilities. Would you like the next overpass to have a logo etched on the side? Like I said, limitless possibilities.

Just don't expect anything quickly. I have loads of personal crap to deal with.

TheSteve
2013.02.09, 07:40 PM
I want a loop.

xmodcanuck
2013.02.09, 08:38 PM
I want a loop.

As in a hot wheels stunt track type loop, or a fast and furious tokyo drift parking lot type loop?

cowboysir
2013.02.09, 08:45 PM
Twisting loop...that's my goal for the Buggy track this summer. :D

TheSteve
2013.02.09, 11:47 PM
As in a hot wheels stunt track type loop, or a fast and furious tokyo drift parking lot type loop?

Hot Wheels stunt track of course.

gctkaz
2013.02.10, 01:18 AM
What I think would be neat (for buggies) is to have an overpass, but with the centre section cut out. So like a ramp, basically. I guess only one side needs to be raised up, the other side can be at a normal level but there is a wall to clear. If you can't clear it, you have to go around the track again for a super long lap! That's if you are still rubber side down...

Hot wheels loop :eek: I don't think my buggy can go fast enough for that, and the regular Mini-Z might have nose/tail clearance issues if the loop is too tight...

cowboysir
2013.02.10, 09:29 PM
Had a good day by switching to my Mosler body and the car felt so much sharper...at least until I had to repair front cracks.

Exceptional layout, guys!

RFick73
2013.02.10, 10:39 PM
Glad you could make it out & I'm happy to see you & the track you graciously brought down to add to the mix made it home in one piece!

Thank to Dave W for treking the rest of the track & all the other gear to & frow!

I believe the next two GTG's will be 2 weeks apart & be held in Newton.

I won't be able to make those, but two weeks after those were looking to setup @ Colin's so I hope to bookoff that date!

Thanx again to all those that made it out, a few pics will be posted on the BC Mini-Z Club f******k page soon!

DaveW
2013.02.10, 11:52 PM
Had a good day by switching to my Mosler body and the car felt so much sharper...at least until I had to repair front cracks.

Exceptional layout, guys!

Front cracks eh!
Sounds like someone was hitting others as opposed to being hit. Hmmm. ;)

Thanks to all who came out. Today was great.
The extra track brought down by by Cowboy made for an awesome layout.
30cm and 50cm together is a great combination of technical and speed.

Also, thanks to Marty for hosting the venue, and all those who helped out with coffee, tea and don't forget, the all important, track vacuuming! (David).

See ya at the next one. I'll confirm dates asap.

cowboysir
2013.02.11, 09:35 AM
I have to admit its pretty hard to not hit Marty...he's got some strange ideas of reversing into the racing line.

Gonna get a new Mosler body. I was so happy with it yesterday...

DaveW
2013.02.12, 12:30 AM
I have to admit its pretty hard to not hit Marty...he's got some strange ideas of reversing into the racing line.

Gonna get a new Mosler body. I was so happy with it yesterday...

Gonna say, you were quick. There was one point during some laps you were following me and I remember thinking "Derek must be practicing in his garage or something, He's stuck to me like glue". Don't remember what happened after that, I probably did something stupid like taking a rail or something. That'll teach me to watch where I'm goin' :D

Marty's a newbie and as such does have a rather unique style and sense of timing.
At least it's a level playing field, as newbies suprise us "equally" with their unusual technique.
But it does have it's challenges. ;)

cowboysir
2013.02.13, 03:59 PM
1.Did we come up with the next dates for GTG's?

2.If Ryan isnt around, are we going to try out the new catagories and start the points series?

3. Can anyone provide me with Bak Choi's number? I've found a few items for his requests for a custom F1 build but wanted his input...

Looking forward to racing soon...gonna keep the track i brought out so i can set it and get some practice in.:D

TheSteve
2013.02.13, 05:00 PM
I recommend 500 to 1000 laps per day.

Will send a PM with Mario's #

cowboysir
2013.02.13, 05:36 PM
I'm that bad, Steve?

I'd probably get set up once a week. I hope that'll help a little bit.

TheSteve
2013.02.13, 09:47 PM
I'm that bad, Steve?

I'd probably get set up once a week. I hope that'll help a little bit.

Its what I would recommend for anyone who wants to improve. If I feel like doing laps I generally do 500 in an evening. Only way to stay sharp is to keep practicing.

DaveW
2013.02.15, 12:31 AM
1.Did we come up with the next dates for GTG's?

2.If Ryan isnt around, are we going to try out the new catagories and start the points series?

3. Can anyone provide me with Bak Choi's number? I've found a few items for his requests for a custom F1 build but wanted his input...

Looking forward to racing soon...gonna keep the track i brought out so i can set it and get some practice in.:D

1) Usually I let Rfick73 announce GTG's but, what the heck, I'll beat him to the punch this time. :D

Feb 24th
Mar 10th

Both in Newton.
Note: Rfick73 did already suggest that these were in the works. Gotta give credit when due. :)

2) If you guys are ready to start the point series and categories then I see no reason not to give it a try. I think everyone is going to need some info about the catagories, times for races etc. Perhaps you guys can start new thread so everyone has a place to look.

See you on the 24th!

RFick73
2013.02.17, 10:17 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Feb 24th

Layout to be determined

This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.02.17, 10:18 AM
The official announcement can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=442407&postcount=4)<<

FocusOne
2013.02.17, 07:13 PM
I'm pretty sure I can make this one. XmodCanuck, can you bring the AWD rim set for me to try out?

RFick73
2013.02.19, 07:54 AM
I am just going over the points structure & rules now for our points series.

I believe we should have enough put together to give it a go this coming Sunday during the GTG.

I don't see too many issues with it taking up a large chunk of time.

I know most of use don't own enough vehicles or parts to run in each category so it looks like we may just be easily merging some of the categories together. IE: RWD & AWD Stock/Mod.

I think so long as we have 4-5 entrants for a category they should be run separately.

The only exception being F1, I know there are only 3-4 of those out there within our group for now.
I think though, that for points to be awarded, we will need the min 4-5 racers just to keep things fair.

Right now I'm struggling the most with the placing points, the proposed ones currently have quite a large gap in between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc...
I'd like to see the #'s a little closer, like 5points difference max or something.

I have gathered info on points systems across the board & I will either decide what to go with or maybe post up for debate here.

Seeing the cats out of the proverbial bag on the points series, feel free to go look at my ongoing live notes >>HERE (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17269287/Class%20Info%20%26%20Etc.txt)<<

I am constantly updating that document as I work out ideas etc so feel free to check it out often.
It's kinda messy right now but as I narrow it down it'll start to get easier to read & I will start a new thread here on the forum with the official posting for points rules & regs etc.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Have fun out @ the track this Sunday!

xmodcanuck
2013.02.19, 09:38 PM
I'm pretty sure I can make this one. XmodCanuck, can you bring the AWD rim set for me to try out?

Well that is unfortunate timing. I won't be at this one, I'll be racing full scale. I'll see what I can do.

cowboysir
2013.02.22, 05:15 PM
Weather wise it is looking unlikely ill be able to make it Sunday. They are calling for snow or rain and with the direction of the system unloading precip on us it's likely to be snow...which means I'm working/skiing.

Try not to have too much fun without me. :D

Ps I hope we get rain.

RFick73
2013.03.03, 12:07 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Mar 10th

Layout to be determined

This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.03.03, 12:08 PM
March 10th GTG info can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=443079&postcount=5)<<

RFick73
2013.03.04, 12:55 AM
I've posted up the last GTG race results >>HERE (http://bcmini-zclub.com/Race_Results/Race.html)<<

These race results also include a mock run for our upcoming Points Series!
We ran two Qualifiers & 2 Races.
The cars may or may not have matched the specs but these runs were just a proof of concept for how they will be setup & run.

Be sure to check it all out!

FocusOne
2013.03.09, 11:03 PM
ugh, doesn't look like I'll be able to make it to this one either...

RFick73
2013.03.13, 11:22 AM
The next GTG will be on Sunday March the 24th & yes, I've booked the day off so I'll be there!

We're currently awaiting to find out if we will be running @ Colin's Clubhouse as the Newton Clubhouse is booked.

More info to be posted by the end of the week.

RFick73
2013.03.14, 08:08 PM
Just an update.

The next GTG on March the 24th has been confirmed.
We will be running @ Colin's Clubhouse in Surrey.

The Address is: 6530 121 St., Surrey

Colin will be updating this thread with more information & I hope to put together a more complete official release soon.

RFick73
2013.03.15, 04:39 PM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Mar 24th

Layout to be determined

This one will be held @ Colin's Club House in Surrey

Hatfield Park Place
6530 - 121st St., Surrey
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/0h99V)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Colin_s_1.JPG

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Colins_2.JPG


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.03.15, 04:42 PM
The official posting for next weeks GTG in Surrey @ Colin's Club House can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=443593&postcount=6)<<

Yes, I have booked the day off so I will be there!

Be sure to come out & run some laps with us!!!

cowboysir
2013.03.21, 05:39 PM
if anyone coming sunday has any spare disks for DDS units I could use a set. I have something on order but in the meantime I could use a set...Steve said he might have an show but as a secondary option I'm throwing it out there.:D

gctkaz
2013.03.23, 10:27 PM
It turns out I have some family stuff tomorrow, so I will miss this GTG.

Derek, I'll get a 015 tie rod from you next time if I don't get one from Benny before then.

Hope to run with you all at the next meet.

Teamcsimon
2013.03.24, 01:10 AM
Going to miss this GTG due to some family stuff too, have fun guys.

Jeff, thanks for lending me your dNano today at Aberdeen center, fell in love with it. See you at the Auto show drift meet.

cowboysir
2013.04.02, 10:58 AM
Jonesing up here in Whistler....:(

news about the next meet please...gotta have something to look forward to!

RFick73
2013.04.02, 11:04 AM
Jonesing up here in Whistler....:(

news about the next meet please...gotta have something to look forward to!

Dave W. is just confirming availability, but I think he was hoping for this weekend?

Gonzo007
2013.04.02, 09:32 PM
I will be out for this weekend and next. I will be in Seattle running 10 scale and the weekend after is ogr club race in Richmond. Also I have family bday a both weekends. See you guys in a few weeks. I have new cars that I want to run


Colin

TheSteve
2013.04.02, 10:09 PM
I'm likely in if there is running this Sunday.

DaveW
2013.04.04, 01:35 AM
Next GTG in Newton on the 7th.

We've had a "changing of the guard" here and for a bunch of reasons the new clubhouse monitor and myself have played some "phone tag" etc.

Got confirmation earlier today and we are a go.

Sorry for the late posting, but hope to see you there!

RFick73
2013.04.04, 08:23 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Apr 7th

Layout to be determined

This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.04.04, 08:24 AM
The Official posting for the upcoming GTG on Apr 7th can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=444191&postcount=7)<<

cowboysir
2013.04.04, 10:22 AM
Excellent....gonna get my F1 body almost finished so I'll have something to look at instead of an open chassis.

Guess I should tech the rest of the fleet as well.:rolleyes:

gctkaz
2013.04.04, 11:08 AM
Yay! It looks likely I should be at this one as well.

Derek, I still desperately need an 015 tie rod for my GT3 machine, so if you could bring a plastic stocker, that would be great!

Thanks DaveW for getting this sorted, and thank you Ryan and DaveW for your dedication in keeping club operations running all this time. Lately I've come to appreciate the individual leadership needed to collect and manage club resources so that we have a place to play.

...that's enough of me being all touchy-feely for now. Hope to see you guys on Sunday.

FocusOne
2013.04.04, 03:59 PM
sweet! I should be able to make this one.

TheSteve
2013.04.04, 04:17 PM
Yay! It looks likely I should be at this one as well.

Derek, I still desperately need an 015 tie rod for my GT3 machine, so if you could bring a plastic stocker, that would be great!

Thanks DaveW for getting this sorted, and thank you Ryan and DaveW for your dedication in keeping club operations running all this time. Lately I've come to appreciate the individual leadership needed to collect and manage club resources so that we have a place to play.

...that's enough of me being all touchy-feely for now. Hope to see you guys on Sunday.

If Derek doesn't have a tie rod I can check my junk parts bins to see if I have anything that would work.(assuming you tell me exactly what I'm looking for)

RFick73
2013.04.05, 10:18 AM
I'm working on an opportunity that may have me once again working Mon/Fri. Yippee!

I might actually be able to get out again on a more consistent basis!!!

Hope y'all enjoy this Sunday's GTG!

gctkaz
2013.04.05, 10:27 AM
Derek & Steve, never mind about the tie rod now. I just got one from Benny. It does have a bit more toe-in than I would like though, so if you really want to bring a stock plastic MR-015 tie rod, I wouldn't mind trying it out. Thanks guys, see you Sunday!

TheSteve
2013.04.07, 11:27 PM
Had a great time today, driving the Abarth is a ton of fun.
A big thank you to Dave for all the effort with the room and track!

gctkaz
2013.04.08, 12:13 AM
It was fun trying not to fall too far behind your Abarth, Steve.

I'm pleased that after 15 months I finally put together a well-working setup for my S15, and the F40 setup is stable and obedient now too. The Celica is a disaster with the PN 50T, I'll have to figure something out for the next meet.

cowboysir
2013.04.08, 08:11 AM
I was very happy with yesterday:

Fun drive from Whistler
Almost a podium all day long (got to get more practice to get more consistent)
My F1 was a big hit with TheSteve
Awesome drive home when I got to Sea to Sky...probably averaged 115kph!

Looking forward to showing up for the next one!

TheSteve
2013.04.08, 05:56 PM
I was very happy with yesterday:

Fun drive from Whistler
Almost a podium all day long (got to get more practice to get more consistent)
My F1 was a big hit with TheSteve
Awesome drive home when I got to Sea to Sky...probably averaged 115kph!

Looking forward to showing up for the next one!


If you make any setup changes to that F1 I may have to hurt you, it drove like a freaking dream.

cowboysir
2013.04.08, 06:31 PM
no changes...I've got some parts and some modding to do to try and reproduce its feel on my other RWD cars....I need to try to do something to get my MR03's driving as nice as my F1 and MR02.:rolleyes:

DaveW
2013.04.09, 12:44 AM
Had a great time yesterday.
There was a ton of close battles - awesome to watch!
Abarth is so cool!
Thanks for any and all feedback - all appreciated. :)

Next GTG on the 21st. - Might be an overpass kinda day - Just thinkin'

gctkaz
2013.04.10, 07:58 PM
I don't know why it didn't occur to me earlier - Steve's Abarth with Kyosho stock motor and my S15 with PN 70T, I had the higher straight line speed most likely just because I was running an 8T pinion vs Steve's 6T. So I hope the 70T is still comparable to Kyosho stock for the purpose of running in GT3. Not like the extra speed on the straightaway could help me take down Steve though :o

I've swapped some motors around - the PN 50T has gone into my F40 for GT2, I've ditched Celica in favour of S15 for my narrow 90mm RM and swapped in the PN 70T for GT3, and the Atomic 60T is now in my casual/GT1 S15 setup.

Curiously I put one of my extra Atomic 60T into my AWD, and the throttle problem I had seems to have gone away, so my AWD might finally see some action at last.

Basically, http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gifhttp://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gifhttp://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gifS15http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gifhttp://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gifhttp://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/heart.gif for everything except GT2!

cowboysir
2013.04.15, 10:01 AM
Anyone know if Marty is coming to Sunday's GTG? I think I've got a solution to that ridiculous dark blue FXX he uses...:D

RFick73
2013.04.15, 10:05 AM
I do believe he was going to try & make it as he has someone else that tried one out lat time that wanted to try again I believe?

RFick73
2013.04.15, 10:08 AM
Next Club GTG:

Sunday, Apr 21st

Layout to be determined

This one will be held @ Dave's Place in Newton

Hyland Creek Village
6841 138th St., Newton
Buzzer #: 39
>>Google Map (http://goo.gl/maps/WscL)<<
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_2.jpg

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/0b6aa3222559729be0b334628/images/Dave_s_Google_Map_3.jpg

It's a gated complex, when entering, please wait on the other side for the gate to close completely before advancing.
Press in the code #39 for the clubhouse.
(It's also posted on the intercom board)

The Club House is in the middle of the complex (it's the only single story building.)
Make use of any parking spot that's not a driveway directly in front of someones unit.

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Track setup is @ 9am, Racing by 10-11am & break down for around 4-5pm.
Most people are showing up closer to 11 or 12, come out earlier if you can to help setup or at least start running!

The Entry fee for this GTG is $10
If you show up early to help setup or stay late to help break down,
you will be refunded $5 of your entry fee!
Bring an extra $5 with you if you wanna pitch in for Pizza.
*PLEASE TRY TO BRING CORRECT CHANGE!*


Take my Cell # down and bring it with you in case there are any issues:
Ryan: (778) 988-3425

RFick73
2013.04.15, 10:11 AM
The official posting for the Apr 21st GTG can be found >>HERE (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=444509&postcount=8)<<

Gonzo007
2013.04.15, 10:32 AM
Planning on coming out Sunday. Hopefully will be running my BL AWD and MR03 HM, and F1. Just need to find some bearings for the F1. Also need to do some testing and tuning to my MR03 BL 98mm. So far not an easy car to drive.

Colin

cowboysir
2013.04.15, 10:55 AM
I can out together a set of bearings, Colin...ill be sure to have them in my box.