View Full Version : March 22, 2014 - Kyosho Stock

2013.12.15, 09:17 AM
This will be held at Hobby Works, Fairfax, VA

we will be running HFAY # in order to get practice for HFAY S17 race 7 and 8 in April.

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2014.03.08, 10:55 PM
just a reminder, 2 weeks now till stock class again :p we should be looking to make the transition from 90mm to lotus as well. I know Bill and John have theirs done and i finished assembly of mine in stock form tonight. keep your 90mm parts/bodies, i'm sure we will be going to back to them after our season with 86mm lotus. Hobby Works does have more stock motors in stock if needed. I know i've put more than 700 laps on my stock car in the last 2 race days.

were also kicking off talks about what we want to do in June. i'm thinking it would be nice to get in another team endurance event as it's been some time since this was last done.

i attached the spec sheet from the lotus for reference.

2014.03.09, 12:48 PM
i posted 86mm (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39661) and 90mm (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39662) class racing rules today.

2014.03.09, 12:52 PM
i had some time today so i finished putting together my lotus 86mm and michaels lotus 86mm cars today. i'm trying to keep these fairly stock condition for simplicity and cost. michaels is box stock motor and mine is standard kyosho (X-Speed) brushless motor. i haven't ordered to ECO tune motor yet but plan to use that one. if i find additional mods are required, i already have 90mm RM motor pods, etc.

2014.03.09, 04:07 PM
something also to consider... we can't get anymore lotus bodies at the same price point and some of the Remnant guys are asking if they can run other 86mm bodies like the 934, 206, etc.?

2014.03.15, 05:40 PM
Well theirs other 86mm bodies out there like the Porsche 935.:cool: which runs +2.5 front narrow and +3 wide rears:D or 0 narrow fronts and +3 wide rears on a mr03 wide front end which is my favorite offset like on the murc.:cool::D which I have raced the 935 before. :D

2014.03.15, 08:16 PM
is that a yes? if so i'll let them know. i know arthur has the 935.

2014.03.17, 05:20 PM
really looking forward to this weekend! really need to get our 86mm cars on the track to see what's what.

2014.03.18, 12:58 PM

Is the use of an aluminum motor pod allowed? I do not see it above, but I thought I heard is was allowed at the last race at HW. I very well may have misunderstood, so sorry for any confusion :)

***I just posted this same question under the Sticky for Kyosho Stock, but I think this is the more appropriate location. Sorry for the double post, please delete original post

2014.03.18, 03:13 PM
hobby works kyosho stock rules do not allow for alloy motor pods, stock only. remnant race track does allow alloy motor pods with their stock class. this may be the source of the confusion.

2014.03.18, 07:21 PM
Great, thanks for the clarification!

2014.03.21, 11:01 AM
I got the porsche 935 jegermiester. Can I race that on the 86 class?

2014.03.21, 11:13 AM
lets discuss Saturday. I imagine 86mm class will be similar to 90mm. the main reason we have the lotus is the cost at the time made it a no brainer however that cost is no longer available so all autoscales purchased from that point onward will have to simply be any 86mm autoscale.

i would also like to discuss how to implement the 86mm and 90mm classes. run concurrent? alternate with HFAY seasons? for practical reasons need to keep the re-configurations to a low number or infrequent less it become burdensome to go back and forth. this assumes few is any will have separate chassis for 86mm and 90mm but share one chassis for both.

90mm is already a popular class locally and looking to add 86mm to that menu as they are not your standard fare and otherwise would likely never be seen much less used.

2014.03.21, 11:28 AM
sorry but im not going to make it tomorrow, have a great race guys.
i will be racing (test n tune day) outdoor onroad sunday at RCRNV (Osbourn High School, 9005 Tudor Ln, Manassas, VA 20110). they run outdoor onrd. 1/10th, 1/8th, and 1/5th scale. stop by if you guys are interested.

2014.03.21, 02:11 PM
i spent a year in OPHS and in manassas park, that was enough for me:p

2014.03.21, 04:53 PM
I still don't have an 86mm. I have only a 90mm.

2014.03.21, 06:49 PM
we will run a mix until a schedule is set so your set with either. :p

2014.03.21, 07:12 PM
we will run a mix until a schedule is set so your set with either. :p


2014.03.23, 11:08 AM
we had another good crowd Saturday! had some unusual bind issues occur but other than that and the random breakages, etc. it went well. my stock car dropped bind twice in the day and i know nick has some issues getting his FHS to hold bind.

brief highlights

Stock Novice class had Austin drop out due to an overheating motor cut off. :( Molly walked away with a close win over michael; 62, to 61.

D main had Sejin bump up to C by about 2 laps over Joey.

Kric started in C with me and took the win and bumped to B.

Sejin passed me on the final lap after i stuck it in a corner to edge me out for C main 2nd place.

Saint handily to B main and bumped to A. the gaps were not as close as other races but when you get this close to the top, making up ground is very difficult and every misstep akes a difference. there were very few mistakes in B Main.

Saint pulled out the victory in A main by 2 laps over Bill; 134 to 132. Ian fell behind toward the end letting the leaders pass lowering his lap count to 115.

John had one of the fastest cars on the track after replacing his stock motor with a new one right out of the display case. just goes to show that that hot lap isn't the defining element of a race, getting around cleanly and consistently wins out over hot laps, especially in our Kyosho Stock class :p

after discussing 86mm and 90mm we decided on format and i'll be updating those rules and our schedule accordingly. rofm here till July, we will run both 86mm and 90mm together.

todays group was a bit smaller as K, Austin had left and Kat was not here. Ian had already left as well.

Bill handily took the win in his 85mm Porsche 935. the size of that body is deceiving as it looks much larger than an 86mm wheelbase. john easily took 2nd in his green striped 86mm Lotus Exige. this was followed by Sejin with his 90mm AE86 Trueno. michael and i rounded out the group with 97 for me and 57 for michael who had some transmitters issues, i think he was holding it to aggressively and turned it off by accident. :rolleyes: this was the first day he had his 86mm Lotus Exige and the first day for my 86mm Porsche 906. not sure what happened to Kris, he dropped out with his 86mm Porsche 906 totaling 63 laps.

2014.03.23, 01:26 PM
updated the rules and schedule (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39486) for 86/90mm classes.

2014.03.23, 01:47 PM
That was a great day of racing. I got my 906 towork very nicely. I cant wait to race it. LM stock cars are amazing to drive. Thanks to Ray and hobbyworks!!!!

2014.03.23, 01:57 PM
which 906 do you have? are you using the atomic dish wheels or the stock wheels and tires like Kris?

if anyone is interested in the black polo shirt, they are listed in a single size in the shop (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=18265&cat=313&page=1) (for pricing). you can submit a support ticket (http://shop.tinyrc.com/help.php?section=contactus&mode=update) inquiring about size and having your screen name added. :)

2014.03.23, 07:05 PM
I have the 148. I am using the wheels you gave me with 30f 20r and side wallc CAed. Also got the 50t motor, damper plate with 90wt shock oil on it and kyosho soft t plate. I thing is so small and fun to drive!

2014.03.23, 08:36 PM
Another awesome day of racing of course :).

My stock car has really been running well. I think I'm going to keep it on double duty stock/hfay.

My 90mm Ferrari was really understeering but it always has. I figured out that the front tires(bought used mounted and trued) had a lot of glue on the side wall. After I got home I mounted them on the dremmel and hit the sidewall at 45 deg. That fixed it instantly. Of course some camber could have done the same.

I dropped out of the 86/90 race because my batteries died. I try to prepare before the race so I just come in and run my cars and charge batteries. I spent a lot of time with that new mount from Jeremy and the body.

2014.03.24, 06:52 AM
Many thanks to Raymond, Chris (or is it Kris?), Saijen, Jeremy (I'm sure I'm not even close, so sorry on the spelling!), and everyone else for all of your assistance and advice. I had a great time racing and look forward to the next event. I can't promise when I'll have my plastic magnet removed from my car, but I'm working on it ;).