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Old 2006.01.15, 08:02 AM   #46
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Note that we were having issues with the core system not registering every lap on some (most?) of the cars .

David figured out a special "tape the transponder to the bottom of the car and trim the tape it with an exacto knife" trick that seemed to work well. Also acted as an underbody spoiler

Also David didn't have enough transponders to hand out to all of the new people. We'll have to see if we can get some more for next time.

If I recall correctly we did 3 or 4 qualifying runs of 5mins each. Then we did a B-Main and an A-Main. Hopefully David can post the results online.


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Old 2006.01.15, 10:32 AM   #47
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Sorry Guys I couldn't make it Fridays are an issue for me.........hopefully next race I can get down there!!

Funny one of my Friend lives in A.A. and I'm down there a few times a week......just not on friday
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Old 2006.01.15, 10:43 AM   #48
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Note that we were having issues with the core system not registering every lap on some (most?) of the cars . -hobbycar

This is a strange problem. I haven't had my core system miss any laps. (well it was one time, until we figured out that the transponder wasn't in the car )
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Old 2006.01.15, 11:00 AM   #49
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Unfortunately it happens quite constantly at our GTGs from what I have gathered. LAst time we spent at much time troubleshooting the CORE and doing practice sessions than we did actual racing.
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Old 2006.01.15, 11:05 AM   #50
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it rarely happens with my system. if it's happening more often than not i would suggest having core take a look at it. check to see what version of the software is running as well.
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Old 2006.01.15, 11:11 AM   #51
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There is also the learning curve...
we have not used it much other then durring the GTG...

Version upgrade
less metal objects near it...
various things, maybe adding a "core" to the cables to shield it, like hte arc kopropo recomends (just read that manual).
and various other things will fix it hopefuly.
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Old 2006.01.19, 12:27 PM   #52
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Eurotec Grand Prix...

Glad everyone had so much fun last week! Not bad for a Friday the 13th! I still need to talk to the bosses here as to if we can do it again on the 27th. I will know soon. Wasn't that huge track SO fun to run on?!?! It makes me kind of want to get another MR02 to completely mod out and keep my other one bone stock like it is. (well, short of the bearing set and ball diff)

Glad we could help Will. It just seems like your cars are really complex, like the hop-ups you've got on them are actually making it harder to dial in. I say start from scratch with a MR02 chassis set, bearings, Kyosho ball diff and Atomic tires. You'll be onrailz!

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Old 2006.01.22, 08:32 AM   #53
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I got my new setup all ready for the next GTG. Here are some pics.

It's a 94mm Mid-Mount using an Atomic MM engine mount, Atomic Damper Plate System, Carbon Fiber H-Plate, Atomic "Standard" Motor (~same as X-Speed), Ball Diff, Minizracer.com Dry Race Bearings under the Ferrari 575GTC body & wheels.

I had to put some racing stripes on the car to differentiate it from David 575GTC.

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Old 2006.01.22, 11:31 AM   #54
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intersting... mm rm car. tell us how it handles.

i like the bonnet stripes more than any of the others. not keen on the checkered stuff but it's your car. overall it's nice looking and should help distinguish it on the track. good job
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Old 2006.01.22, 02:25 PM   #55
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Yeah, I want to see this car in action. I am debating wheather or not to pick up the 94mm Midmount or RM mount for my 575, which do you like better?

I'd like to check out the DPS too, maybe it will be better than the oil shock?

A local train/slot car shop is closing up down here. I picked up a few sheets of 60's-era logos for my yellow 575 (Shell, Firestone, etc). We will be having some good looking cars this time around!
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Old 2006.01.22, 05:14 PM   #56
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leaving for band in a few see ya at the track . Josh
J, what happened, you never showed up?
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Old 2006.01.22, 05:15 PM   #57
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I got my new setup all ready for the next GTG. Here are some pics.

It's a 94mm Mid-Mount using an Atomic MM engine mount, Atomic Damper Plate System, Carbon Fiber H-Plate, Atomic "Standard" Motor (~same as X-Speed), Ball Diff, Minizracer.com Dry Race Bearings under the Ferrari 575GTC body & wheels.

I had to put some racing stripes on the car to differentiate it from David 575GTC.

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Looking good hc!
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Old 2006.01.22, 06:29 PM   #58
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Yeah, I want to see this car in action. I am debating wheather or not to pick up the 94mm Midmount or RM mount for my 575, which do you like better?

I'd like to check out the DPS too, maybe it will be better than the oil shock?

A local train/slot car shop is closing up down here. I picked up a few sheets of 60's-era logos for my yellow 575 (Shell, Firestone, etc). We will be having some good looking cars this time around!
I haven't run the MM yet but everything I've read seems to indicate having the weight in front of the rear axle will make it "easier" to drive. The one thing on the 94mm MM (vs the 98mm MM) is that it's kinda tight clearance-wise; the motor wires are really close to the Damper Plate (see pics). I think it will be okay but we'll see at the next GTG.

The RM can be more "fun" or challenging. At the last GTG I was swinging that tail out coming out of the long straight; think Porsche 911. It was cool, but lost some precious momentum racewise.

Also from what I've read on these forums, get the Damper Plate first for sure. The extra oil shock has been said to only make a difference at really high speeds.

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Looking good hc!
Thanks. Of course thanks to the shop for the parts to help make it happen.

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Old 2006.01.22, 08:31 PM   #59
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Hmm, do you midn letting me drive your car Friday and see how it all works out for me? I'd like to try before I buy. Unfortunately, I don't have the cash to buy both, and my car is done except for the motor mount.
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Old 2006.01.22, 08:33 PM   #60
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FYI, I just moved the black/negative motor wire to the left side of the Damper Plate System after reading someone had theirs get stuck midrace when it was on the right side causing it to do circles turning to one side.

This arrangement seems to be better.

Updated pics attached.

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