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Old 2004.02.08, 12:34 PM   #31
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For those who wish to take the rails off during storage, this is the new design. It will be supplied with all the new tracks currently coming from our factory. If people want to replace their current PINS with the new design, we will have them available. There will not be a charge for those that would like to replace their current set.
how do we go about having them replaced? i don't expect to take mine apart too much but the one taht was sent with the wide oval was MUCH easier to install.
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Old 2004.02.08, 12:40 PM   #32
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the rails are definately an issue for those who've raced on the track. Getting stopped on a dime or bumped into oncoming traffic were the main things encountered. These aren't necessarily bad things however. Just something we need to get used to since we've never really encountered them on the old track using pvc's. i think over time, experience on track and therefore improved driving skills will lead to less frustrations.

the overall consensus i think was positive with the debut of this track. The surface lent to higher grip compared to the ozite carpet and so with the right tire set up the F1s and sedans could drive like they are on rails. Good stuff.
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Old 2004.02.08, 02:44 PM   #33
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RCPMini-z- i hate to nag but could you repost this in the rcp faq? that is the beast place to post this info as few will be looking here for it
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Old 2004.02.08, 11:14 PM   #34
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the rails are definately an issue for those who've raced on the track. Getting stopped on a dime or bumped into oncoming traffic were the main things encountered. These aren't necessarily bad things however. Just something we need to get used to since we've never really encountered them on the old track using pvc's. i think over time, experience on track and therefore improved driving skills will lead to less frustrations.


Yeah, the rails are the best part of this track in my opinion. These rails quickly let the folks who ride the pvc know they ride it. Also, in MR-02 racing, I actually liked the bounce back action, as the 02's can sometimes be tricky to get in reverse. The bounce kinda helps with that.

The track is a VERY fast track. All it takes is one small bobble or mistake and someone can go a lap down. I LOVE THESE TRACKS. By far the best surface I have run on.

Also, as I setup for all of the races and tear down all our races, the tear down took us all of 2 minutes, where the tear down of PVC and carpet took me at least 20. That is another huge plus.
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Old 2004.02.17, 07:39 AM   #35
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You know I must have missed it when do the races start. I am planning on heading up Saturday and I have no clue on how to get there and what time to leave from here im just north of Cincinnati
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Old 2004.02.17, 09:09 AM   #36
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Techno, we will be opening at 8:00am and the 1 hour practice period will start at 9:00am. We plan to have a drivers meeting at 10:15am with the racing to start soon after.
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Old 2004.02.17, 09:55 AM   #37
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we will be opening at 8:00am and the 1 hour practice period will start at 9:00am

thanks for the preliminary schedule mike, what is allowed from
8-9 a.m btw? i was planning on getting there early



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I have no clue on how to get there and what time to leave from here im just north of Cincinnati

welcome techno. contact mike for directions.

TTs address is 460 Wilson Rd, columbus, 43204
(for mapquest or yahoo maps) (614) 274-5150

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Old 2004.02.17, 10:05 AM   #38
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Please forgive the late question

Can we sign up for this race the day of the race?
I am inquiring for a friend.
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Old 2004.02.17, 10:06 AM   #39
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The hour between opening and the start of practice will allow racers to setup their pits etc. and me to do a final check of the track and counting equipment. It will also allow me to organize the practice period. It will be a controlled practice session, meaning racers will practice in posted groups for a maximum amount of time then others will be rotated in. This way everyone will get equal practice time and, if they want, we will also check to be sure their transponder is working. The track will NOT be open between 8:00 and 9:00.

Entries will be taken until 10:00am. After that it will be too difficult to add anyone into the computer. Late entries may not receive a t-shirt however. Kyosho is bring extra but they may not have your size. NOTICE. You must be entered to practice during Saturdays session. Anyone can practice during Fridays open session.

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Old 2004.02.17, 10:13 AM   #40
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wow, it looks like there will be alot of forum members there sat

i will likely be registering fri or sat...i'm a last minute kinda person most of the times.

mike- you will have amb connectors right? i -plan to get my brother's ol back up and running and will need to wire in one for him.

teching- i've had to resolder MANY wire connections on my brother's ol, will this be a problem?
i need to glue my x5 body where it cracked, what glue will hold best?
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Old 2004.02.18, 01:27 AM   #41
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what's the count? what's the count? how many have registered thus far????

good luck to all racers... run clean, and most important... have fun...
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Old 2004.02.18, 09:08 AM   #42
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what's the count? what's the count? how many have registered thus far????

good luck to all racers... run clean, and most important... have fun...

Here are the numbers from the other thread that Mike posted up:

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The class breakdown as of 2/14;

01 Stock - 17, 01 Open - 12, 02 Open - 14, F1 Open - 10, Overland - 9 [/B]
Mike mentioned he has received more entries since then, so those numbers should be a bit higher now too.
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wow, it looks like there will be alot of forum members there sat

mike- you will have amb connectors right? i -plan to get my brother's ol back up and running and will need to wire in one for him.

i need to glue my x5 body where it cracked, what glue will hold best?
Should be a good time!

Mike does have the AMB connections (the futaba plugs). Last I checked he had a load of them too.

When I cracked my x5, I used 2 glues and it seems to have held so far. On the ouside I used regular super glue. On the inside I then used "goop". Goop is nice because it holds well, and is flexible, not brittle. After doing that, the front end has stayed together for me.
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Old 2004.02.19, 07:39 PM   #44
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see you guys tomorrow night for practice

when exactly are the practice hours friday?
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Old 2004.02.19, 07:47 PM   #45
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when exactly are the practice hours friday?
store hrs are 12-8pm. If i'm not mistaken we'll be able to use the track for the entire duration. Latency, myself and john plan to be there at 12noon and stay till ??

not sure of the others but i expect the track will be busy for most of the afternoon

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