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chris
06-25-2011, 03:53 PM
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Doby
06-26-2011, 09:35 PM
Had a great time last year at this event...looking forward to this year:smile:

Doby
07-04-2011, 08:00 AM
Bump...

T.S.Davis
07-27-2011, 10:59 AM
That's a perfect line up for us MMEU guys. I hope to get more than the usual suspects interested.

ray schrauwen
07-27-2011, 11:06 AM
WE were hoping to hear from you guys Terry. Would be rerally nice to see you. Doby has been leading a few new guys into our club so there will definately be some new blood for you, :banana::hug1: Love to have you & anyone else from below the 49th.

T.S.Davis
07-27-2011, 12:25 PM
London is close too. Maybe an 1hr plus the border dance for me.

T.S.Davis
07-27-2011, 12:27 PM
Hey Ray, is open hydro only electric or open to the trolls too?

Doby
07-28-2011, 10:13 AM
Hi Terry;

I dopn't see any reason why the Open Classes wouldn't be open to all.

jstolz
07-28-2011, 11:09 AM
What motors and batteries are allowed in the LSO class. In NAMBA there are a couple of approved brushless motors. Also we run LiPos in the class.

I plan on coming. I'm sure I can drag along someone else too.

Jay

ray schrauwen
07-28-2011, 11:16 AM
We run all AQ & PB brushless motors & lipos. Some use 1P some use 2P, max 10K on board... that is more than enough.

Doby
07-28-2011, 10:37 PM
So far we are at 27 Boats :D
Lets keep the momentum going.

Doby
07-30-2011, 08:44 AM
30 boats now :biggrin:

Tom Costello
08-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Hi, I am a NAMBA member but I plan to attend the race. I have a question re P Mono. Is there any hull restrictions such as length, width, weight, freeboard, etc. I checked the IMPBA rules but couldn't find the answer

ray schrauwen
08-01-2011, 06:21 PM
I believe we have a 34" hull limit, width has no restrictions, freeboard rule has never been imposed TMK...

Doby will chime in to confirm.

Doby
08-01-2011, 07:27 PM
34" is the max...14.8V, otherwise its pretty much open as to everything else. Please let me know if you are coming and what frequencies you have.

T.S.Davis
08-01-2011, 08:54 PM
Ray/Doby, there really was talk of going to play with you guys at our gig this past weekend,. There were those that needed to check their calenders and some "gotta check with the boss" guys but I think you can count on there being handful of attendees from MMEU. The guys I thought were serious numbered 6 with a couple more maybe's. The cheeseheads sounded probable too.

Hey, can I park my trailer on site again if I promise not to bring that rediculous generator we brought last time we were out?

It's a gerat site and London is a nice little town.

We'll get our poop in a group as soon as we can so you guys know what to expect.

Doby
08-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Bring as many trailers as you want, there's always lots of room for camping. If some of the guys need hotel info, let me know and I'll point them in more or less the right direction.:smile:

T.S.Davis
08-01-2011, 09:28 PM
HA! My wife watched me type that last reponse and gave me the green light. And ONLY one day after our race I got approval for another race trip. WHAT!?!? Maybe she finally found a replacement for me. It's overdue. hahaha

You can count me in for LSH, LSO, P mono, and Open Hydro. All on DSM. If I can get it done I'll throw in an open mono. I put out some feelers for you/us to see if we can muster enough interest in P spec hydro to justify asking you guys to add it. If we can I'll get back to ya.

Not sure if we'll camp or room it. Probably some of both.

Doby
08-01-2011, 09:34 PM
Excellent....up to 35 boats now !

fas
08-01-2011, 10:32 PM
guys like as of now I should be able to be there will know for sure after this coming weekend

if so I will be running LSH,LSO,P-Mono, Open Cat

Fred

ray schrauwen
08-01-2011, 10:34 PM
It's going to so much nicer having you guys come up for the race. It always is.

T.S.Davis
08-01-2011, 10:44 PM
haha We're entertaining if nothing else.

Doby
08-01-2011, 10:49 PM
guys like as of now I should be able to be there will know for sure after this coming weekend

if so I will be running LSH,LSO,P-Mono, Open Cat

Fred

Thanks Fred, please let me know when you can confirm so I can add you to the list.

tjcast
08-02-2011, 06:46 PM
I'm new to MMEU and only have an LSH but I will be there if I can get it to perform better. If not I'll pit for Terry and Fred if they'll have me

T.S.Davis
08-02-2011, 09:20 PM
Tom, if we take the trailer you can even stay on site with us. There is a problem though. I have two LSO boats. I've got everything but an extra set of hands to drive it..........so............ the stipulation is that if you stay with us you have to run my second boat. Sorry man, that's the rules. hahaha We'll set it up nice and conservative.

I have more boats than sense. I have a third LSO too but that one is a handfull.

tjcast
08-02-2011, 09:26 PM
I'm there! I have a tent and camping stuff so I can bring that and you twisted my arm

Doby
08-02-2011, 09:59 PM
So does that mean another LSO and LSH boat?????

T.S.Davis
08-03-2011, 08:09 AM
Sounds like it. That LSO boat will be on FM. Channel 65 okay? I can change to anything if there's a conflict.

Doby
08-03-2011, 12:15 PM
37 boats now!

K.R.Joye
08-05-2011, 09:41 AM
John,

If i come you'll need to offer Scale. I don't see it on your list. :nono:

Hey where were you guys last weekend? We had a little event called the P-Shootout. :bash:

Thanks,
Ken

Doby
08-05-2011, 11:43 AM
No Problem Ken....I'll bring mine and the flyer already states "others added as required" , so it looks like it will be required:laugh:...So how many classes can I put you down for?
Also, the Keg sounds good for Saturday night again:beerchug:

jstolz
08-05-2011, 12:34 PM
I'm in for LSO, LSH for sure, maybe P Mono. After I test the P Mono I will know for sure. Now I need to sign up.

Jay

K.R.Joye
08-05-2011, 01:15 PM
John,

Tenatively put me down for:

8TH Scale 2.4
OPEN CAT 2.4
LSH 2.4

I'll know for sure in about a week!

Thanks,
Ken

jstolz
08-06-2011, 12:05 PM
I'm in for LSO, LSH for sure, maybe P Mono. After I test the P Mono I will know for sure. Now I need to sign up.

Jay

I've tested the P Mono. So, put me down for LSO, LSH and P Mono on 2.4kh.

Tom Costello
08-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Put me down for LSH, OPC, P mono and 1/10th scale (if we could get enough). Jay would probably bring his. All on 2.4KH

Tom Costello MMEU

DPeterson
08-07-2011, 08:14 PM
Hi Chris
Is it possible for you to post a racers list? If I can get all the stars lined up I may be making the trip, picking up Tom Costello and Jay Stolz along the way. The racers list will help me decide. It will be a long travel for me. I don't think I can talk any other cheese heads in going.

My line up would be LSO, LSH, OPC and P-Mono. As long as there are alot of P-Mono's, how about P-Offshore? Basically a prop change.

Thanks - Doug

Doby
08-08-2011, 08:16 AM
All;

I'll be posting a list of who and what shortly.:thumbup:

Doby
08-08-2011, 10:22 AM
OK Boys and Girls;

I have attached a current list as best I can figure out with who is racing what and which frequency.

We are at 59 boats so far:biggrin:...not to shabby at all with about a month and a half still to go.

57371

If you see your name and there is an X in the class you want to race, it means I didn't get your frequencies (or I lost them :doh:) so if you could please let me know, I'll update the list.

Remember, where some class participation is low, please bring your boats as they can possibly fit in the Open classes, or we can add special combined classes as needed.

Lets keep the ball rolling!

T.S.Davis
08-08-2011, 11:00 AM
TWO MORE! It's confusing but we have two Tom C. in our gang. The second Tom C is running LSH on DSM and LSO on channel 65. I'll probably butcher the spelling but I believe it's Castalleni.

Doug, you need me to make some calls? Stars can be persuaded with the right leverage. I know some guys down town. Might be pricey though.

Doby
08-08-2011, 11:16 AM
So another Tom C?

I already have Qty 1; Tom C running LSH, OPC and P-Mono on DSM
and another Qty 1: Tom running LSO on 65 and LSH on a channel to be determined.

So I think I have all the Toms already from your group:blink::blink:

Unless theres a third Tom!

Can you please confirm Terry?

Thanks

T.S.Davis
08-08-2011, 11:37 AM
HAHA sOuNDs liKe yER way aHEad of me.

T.S.Davis
08-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Just got confirmation from Fred. He's a go but he has to bail on P mono. So LSH, LSO, and Open cat for him.

tjcast
08-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Yes this is the other Tom C (you were close Terry; Castellani is the proper spelling) and the LSH is on DSM.

fas
08-09-2011, 08:08 AM
Terrys was right I am good to go lsh,lso, open cat all on DSM

Fred

T.S.Davis
08-09-2011, 09:25 AM
I will not be able to run open mono. That gear is going in Ferds cat.

Tom Costello
08-09-2011, 09:38 AM
Put me down for N1 as i see there is one other signed up so far. Does IMPBA allow the ROAR stock 17.5 turn brushless or if not what are the N1 rules? DSM freq.

Tom Costello (one of the MMEU Tom C's, the old one)

tjcast
08-09-2011, 11:03 AM
LOL it's funny when 55 is the younger one !

photohoward1
08-09-2011, 01:59 PM
OK. Sounds like I am in. All DSM. LSO, LSH, OPC, P-Mono Possibly Open Hydro.

Doby
08-09-2011, 03:13 PM
Excellent Howard. It will be good to see you again.

T.S.Davis
08-09-2011, 03:41 PM
We've got one more on the fence. He's about 70%. I'll shake the fence for us tomorrow at the pond. First I'll talk some smack and then if all else fails I'll resort to guilt.

Doby
08-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Shake it hard!....

Just updated the list as a few more have committed as well...67 boats total so far!!!!!

siberianhusky
08-10-2011, 06:37 AM
LOL be some spectators from Peterborough showing up. Can't wait to see an electric race! And meet a few people.

Doby
08-10-2011, 07:53 AM
Bring boats...have more fun.

T.S.Davis
08-10-2011, 10:30 AM
Bring boats...have more fun.

DING DING DING!!!

Do not hesitate. You won't be sorry. Don't be intimidated by anybody running FE either. Most of them will do anything to make sure you're having fun right along side of them.

Doby
08-10-2011, 12:30 PM
New total of 72 Boats!

mojoracer
08-11-2011, 09:56 AM
I would like top attend the September race. I am a MMEU member. 2.4 gHz radio LSH,LSO,P mono and probably open hydro. Please send hotel info....

T.S.Davis
08-11-2011, 10:06 AM
That's Bob Z. above so you can put a name on your roster.

I still have two more guys I'm trying to push over the fence fellas. One guy is around 78% chance and the other is around 50%. Might have to push the fence over.

I'll have them post here if they can make it.

Doby
08-11-2011, 10:12 AM
Just remove the fence altogether....


Bob Z...I'll send you some links for hotels tonight.

Doby
08-11-2011, 10:21 AM
76 boats and counting!

Doby
08-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Just an FYI, with 76 boats entered so far, thanks to DSM there seems to be no frequency conflicts (so far) with the few that aren't using DSM...life is good:bounce:

I do need a bit more info from the foloowing:

Ray S, I still need your freqencies for all your classes.
Doug P, same situation as Ray.
Tom C, (the one who's running LSO on 65 and LSH on ???) Can you please let me know what the LSH freq will be?

Thanks All!

Trying to do my best to keep things organized.:huh:

LuckyDuc
08-11-2011, 11:02 AM
Do you need a passport to get into/out of Canada?

T.S.Davis
08-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Not sure how you guys would do it.

In MI you just need to get an enhanced drivers liscense which appears to be just a money grab to me but it gets us there.

mojoracer
08-11-2011, 11:21 AM
Pass port or enhanced DL

LuckyDuc
08-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Pass port or enhanced DL
Bummer!:sad: I just checked my passport and it expired last year.

LuckyDuc
08-11-2011, 11:28 AM
I wonder if the WI DMV offers an enhanced license like MI? I might be able to get that in time if they do....

T.S.Davis
08-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Hard to say. You don't share a border with Canada so they may never have messed with it. It was an issue around here. Lot's of travel in and out of Canada.

If you got on it quick you might even be able to get your passport in time.

It would be sweet to take another run at you in LSH. If you guys are coming I'll keep working on the P spec hydro.

longballlumber
08-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Just an FYI, with 76 boats entered so far:

Sounds like alot of boats... Of the 76 entered how many actually have enought to make classes? Buy the way, how many boats make a class 3, 4, or 5....

Count me in for

P-Limited Sport Hydro (LSH) - 2.4gHz
P-Limited Offshore - 2.4gHz
P-Limited OPC (tunnel) - 2.4gHz

I think I recall someone stating that classes had a 10,000mAh limit. Is that true, meaning we can run 2P in any of the classes?

Later,
Mike Ball

longballlumber
08-11-2011, 01:24 PM
I wonder if the WI DMV offers an enhanced license like MI? I might be able to get that in time if they do....

Sean,

I am with Terry on this one... I would love to turn some laps against you and the WI group again!

Later,
Ball

LuckyDuc
08-11-2011, 01:32 PM
I'm mailing off my passport renewal form as I type with a $60 expedite fee.

I'm in for...
P-limited sport hydro (LSH)
P-limited hydro
P-limited OPC

All on 2.4ghz

longballlumber
08-11-2011, 01:35 PM
I'm mailing off my passport renewal form as I type with a $60 expedite fee.

I'm in for...
P-limited sport hydro (LSH)
P-limited hydro
P-limited OPC

All on 2.4ghz

Good work!!!!

Now I've got some of my own work to do!

Later,
Ball

tjcast
08-11-2011, 02:34 PM
This is Tom C the LSH is on 2.4G and the LSO might be on it too

Doby
08-11-2011, 04:00 PM
Mike:

3 Boats make a class (we will work at combining classes on race day to get everyone as much action as possible)

Here is the latest sign up sheet as best as I can keep track:unsure:

Doby
08-11-2011, 04:00 PM
82 Boats now!

longballlumber
08-11-2011, 04:27 PM
82 Boats now!

I am counting 15 heats per round and at 3 rounds on Saturday = 45 heats in one day.... There are going to be some busy bodies!

Later,
Mike

DPeterson
08-11-2011, 05:57 PM
DOBY - I am all DSM. I had to confirm whether I could make the trip. Sean's commitment pushed me over the fence.

Please clarify - the racers list shows N2 mono and P-Hydro and other classes but the flyer does not? I would enter N2 mono if this is a class. Also a bunch of us have P-Limited Hydros. Is this is what is intended or is it the actual P-Hydro?

Oh - Open esc's for the P-limited classes correct?

I too would like some info on area Hotels. Jay and Tom - I will be in with you guys soon.

Doug

T.S.Davis
08-11-2011, 07:44 PM
I have a P Limited rigger too but I might not be able to keep up with all that charging.

Doby
08-11-2011, 07:47 PM
Here is some hotel info.



Travelodge (I stayed there a few months ago, hot buffet breakfast included. pretty good food! I'll be staying there again)
http://www.hotels.com/ho143243/trave...a/#description


Howard Johnson
http://www.hotels.com/ho276181/howar...a/#description

Days Inn
http://www.hotels.com/ho127032/days-...london-canada/

Four Points
http://www.hotels.com/ho138912/four-...london-canada/

All of the hotels are about 5 minutes from the race site.
If you need anything else, let me know.

Jeff
08-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Terry, I cannot make it(can't get off work) but I couls send along a power supply and 2 hyperion dou chargers with Doug for you guy's to use. Let me know.

Jeff

T.S.Davis
08-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Doug has a 45 amp I'm still intersted in too. Thanks Jeff. I'll let ya know.

DPeterson
08-12-2011, 11:10 AM
Terry - I will remember to bring the 45 amp. We can trade back or you can buy this one.

Doby and Chris - With the Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio guy's, I count 6 P-Limited Hydros (riggers). Is there a chance to run P-Limited Hydro rather than Open P-Hydro?

Thanks for consideration - Doug

Doby
08-12-2011, 04:11 PM
Terry - I will remember to bring the 45 amp. We can trade back or you can buy this one.

Doby and Chris - With the Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio guy's, I count 6 P-Limited Hydros (riggers). Is there a chance to run P-Limited Hydro rather than Open P-Hydro?

Thanks for consideration - Doug

As there is only one P-Hydro as of right now, your request sounds reasonable...send me there info and I'll add them to the list.

ray schrauwen
08-12-2011, 04:38 PM
Too bad P-Sport hydro is kinda dead, I have one to run. My Whiplash is P-sport and my New PT stealth sport is done for LSH.

Doby
08-12-2011, 06:28 PM
Theres always open hydro to run it in.

LuckyDuc
08-12-2011, 08:40 PM
I can make my LSH a P-Sport with a change of motor/prop. I'm in for that as well. Find one more and that makes 3

addendum...
As long as I have enough time between the other classes.......

jstolz
08-12-2011, 10:33 PM
If you were to have enough people to run N1, what is allowed for motor and batteries. In Namba brushless motors and LiPo are allowed.

Jay

ray schrauwen
08-12-2011, 10:36 PM
I've got an N1 if I knew what motor is legal??

My df23 Sniper.

Tom Costello
08-13-2011, 06:23 PM
I wold love to run my N1 which I set up for the NAMBA Nats but couldn't attend. I have been unable to find an update for this class on the IMPBA rules. In NAMBA the motor can be either a brushed ROAR legal 27 turn or a ROAR legal 17.5 turn brushless. 2S Lipos OK. If OK with the race chairman perhaps we could go with the NAMBA rules.

Tom Costello

LuckyDuc
08-19-2011, 01:05 PM
Wow that was fast. My passport arrived today!

jstolz
08-21-2011, 11:47 PM
John,

Add N1 Mono for me. It will be on 72Mhz channel 62.

Thanks,
Jay Stolz

ray schrauwen
08-22-2011, 12:08 AM
What motor do we agree on then Jay?? For n1?

T.S.Davis
08-22-2011, 09:12 AM
n1.......... I'll need rest and that should give me a good amount of power nap time. If that pond is as rough as the last time I was there we'll spend more time retrieving these than racing them.

We should change the class to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz1. hahaha

Doby
08-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Well, Less that an month away:w00t:

The long range weather forecast is: sunny with a few cloudy periods, high of 20C (70F you folks south of the border), winds 10 Kmh (again...for the folks down south 6 Mph) . Sounds like a perfect weekend:Praying:

I'd like to thank our sponsors (so far):

OFFSHORE ELECTRICS...Thanks Steve!

FIGHTERCAT RACING......Thanks Ben!

TOWER HOBBIES....Thanks Big Corporation!

There are even rumours of some HUGE cash prizes as well (but don't tell anyone as its supposed to be a secret as the details aren't final yet):doh:

jstolz
08-22-2011, 11:26 AM
What motor do we agree on then Jay?? For n1?

Ray,

I'm going to run a 27t brushed motor. Tom is going to run a 17.5t brushless. It's now a Roar stock motor. I'd say either motor is OK. If you want to run brushless, you can pick up a17.5t brushless motor cheap from China. Tom and I also use LiPos.

T.S.Davis
08-22-2011, 11:53 AM
Can I use a rubber band for zzzzz1? haha I actually do have a couple n1 boats. Maybe I should bring one and we could hand it off to some innocent by stander.

Last time I was in London it rained cats n' dogs........ n' sheep n' pigs n' a reindeer I think. We raced anyway. Had a great time too.

Doby
08-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Last time I was in London it rained cats n' dogs........ n' sheep n' pigs n' a reindeer I think. We raced anyway. Had a great time too.

Oh no...the boats might get wet:laugh:

Tom Costello
08-22-2011, 05:51 PM
NAMBA has been allowing brushless ROAR stock 17.5T motors and lipos in N1 since 2010which I plan to run in Ontario if OK with everybody.

chris
08-22-2011, 06:11 PM
NLMBC is going to try something new with the introduction of a 10 minute enduro race.
The general rules for the enduro race
will be any legal electric mono, full mill start, M course , one optional pit stop allowed and total number of
‘clean’ laps to determine the winner. For the optional pit stop, contestants must use the pit area
to work on their model. Any setup change is allowed including a pack change. A ‘clean’ lap is a
lap completed without any type of penalty. The intent of the enduro race is to give drivers more
time on the water.

Chris

T.S.Davis
08-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Guys, I don't mean to get in your business but you already have a lot of classes to get through. Trust me. I've done this once or twice. You're going to have your hands full if you throw in another long water time heavy retrieve class. This class alone will take up a lot of time. 10 minutes of water + 5 minutes of pit + 5 minutes of retrieve + 5 minutes of arguing about how many laps were turned is going to take........forever. Randall is going to lose his mind running these heats.

ray schrauwen
08-22-2011, 11:07 PM
YOu are right Terry....

Edit: err, ahhh which class??

Doby
08-23-2011, 08:15 AM
QUOTE=ray schrauwen;350587]YOu are right Terry....

Edit: err, ahhh which class??[/QUOTE]


Ray...just show up in the MORNING (and not your usual 1:00 PM start time) and you would be amazed how much more time there is to run boats!:rofl::hug1:

T.S.Davis
08-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Wow that was fast. My passport arrived today!

Go figure. I got my international man of mystery card in under a week. Good t' go.

Tom Costello
08-24-2011, 05:01 PM
A few questions. What size course are we running? What facilities are available, ie., power, tables, canopies, etc, or should we bring our own?

Doby
08-24-2011, 08:14 PM
Pretty sure Londons a 1/6th of a mile course. We plan on setting up a very large canopy over the drivers stand so if it rains, we will be ready, or if the suns hot, we will have shade. There will be a "pit" area with tables. Personal canopies are a must. There will be some generators, but it is very advisable to bring your own. Porta Potties will be on site.

K.R.Joye
08-27-2011, 08:27 PM
John,

Is PETE up for a rematch in Scale? We had some close racing last year, looking forward to racing with him. My Atlas has a fresh motor, esc & cells, she ready to rock!

Bob Z is working on getting his new Scale Pay & Pack ready for the race also.

Doby
08-27-2011, 10:46 PM
Yup, Petes going to be there with the old beat up (yet fast and super handeling) Llumar. I've got an Executone that I picked up from Steve Ressor....brutally fast but catches a lot of air.

siberianhusky
08-28-2011, 06:59 AM
Is this place easy to find from the 401? Which side of London? I've been there once since 1977 so I know nothing of the area!
Hoping to be a spectator on the Saturday.
Did a google search but it didn't show the pond anywhere on the map.
Cheers

ezhitz
08-28-2011, 08:52 AM
Here it is on google maps exit off 401 at wellington hope this helps.
http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Dingman+Drive,+London,+Ontario&hl=en&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=40.332981,77.958984&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=13

siberianhusky
08-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Perfect!

Tom Costello
08-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Will there be open water on Friday?

Doby
08-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Will there be open water on Friday?

Yup.

DPeterson
08-30-2011, 02:31 PM
Just booked myself, Jay and Tom at the Travelodge as well. All the hotels seemed reasonable. The breakfast recomendation from Doby was key!

Doug

Doby
08-30-2011, 02:43 PM
For the price of the room....its a pretty decent meal actually.

Tom Costello
09-01-2011, 11:35 AM
This is my entry list as of now. LSH, OPC,P mono, Open mono, and N1 mono all on DSM

Tom Costello

Doby
09-01-2011, 12:58 PM
I was informed a few days ago (from a more or less reliable source) that London has a new, higher drivers stand..:thumbup1:

Tom Costello
09-01-2011, 04:27 PM
Are there required ESCs for the spec classes?

Doby
09-01-2011, 07:07 PM
No. Keeping things simple.

T.S.Davis
09-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Is N1 mono 3 laps? I swear that's what NAMBA does with N1 now. Brain fade.

magnum500sw
09-03-2011, 06:43 PM
So what's the grand total. I'd love to come out and run , but I'll spectate instead

Doby
09-03-2011, 09:00 PM
We are at just over 80 boats..Bring one along...get your feet wet.....

Doby
09-03-2011, 09:01 PM
Is N1 mono 3 laps? I swear that's what NAMBA does with N1 now. Brain fade.

Don't know...probably something that can be discussed at the drivers meeting Saturday.

magnum500sw
09-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Next year. I'll bring some 8ths

ray schrauwen
09-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Is N1 mono 3 laps? I swear that's what NAMBA does with N1 now. Brain fade.

What motor do you have to run Terry?

T.S.Davis
09-04-2011, 10:15 AM
We have a club member that's a car super freak ninja type guy. He had bushel basket of brushed 27's laying around. He built me 3 motors for the nats I never ran. The boat didn't work. I haven at least 3 other boats I could throw them in. I'm already running 4 classes. I'll have to think on it.

Tom Costello
09-04-2011, 10:28 AM
Ray and Terry, I'll answer both your questions as best I can having run N1 at the 2009 and 2010FE Nats. The races are 3 laps on a 1/6th mile course. The allowed motors are brushed ROAR stock 27T
or brushless 17.5 T. The allowed motors are listed on the ROAR site. As I am sure Jay and I have mentioned, he is running a brushed motor and I am using a brushless. I hope this info helps.

Tom

ray schrauwen
09-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Thats good Tom, thanks. I'm not sure either Terry. I wasn't thinking about the other 3 or 4 boats I'm running that weekend.

Might have to cull N1 off...

Who was in for it??

olly
09-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Will you take registration on the Saturday? That way I can check the weather - I don't want to electrocute myself!
:biggrin: :crying:

Olly

Doby
09-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Sure we will, but don't be such a whimp...rev up the Geico and come on down!

longballlumber
09-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Hey Olly,

Hopfully you can make it! I could use a good pit man. I am sure you could too.... LOL I don't think Ron J is into this FE stuff yet. :Praying:

Have fun in Hobart!

Mike Ball

olly
09-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Hi Mike

I'm going to try and make it. I need all the help I can get:help:

Olly

mojoracer
09-09-2011, 01:17 PM
OK, room is booked and paid for. I plan on running LSH, LSO, P mono and Q sport hydro. Can't find a speed control for 1/8th scale

longballlumber
09-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Can't find a speed control for 1/8th scale

He has 17 in stock... Your playing with HV now... Get out your check book!!!!!

http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/proddetail.php?prod=hef-sword-240hv

Later
Mike

magnum500sw
09-10-2011, 08:32 AM
Boo yeah !!!! Not kidding

He has 17 in stock... Your playing with HV now... Get out your check book!!!!!

http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/proddetail.php?prod=hef-sword-240hv

Later
Mike

Doby
09-11-2011, 11:08 PM
Getting closer.....less than a week away!:banana:

magnum500sw
09-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Yeah I can't wait to see this

longballlumber
09-12-2011, 12:33 PM
Getting closer.....less than a week away!:banana:

John,

Have you guys figured out what classes are actually going to race and how many boats that equates too?

Later,
Mike

Doby
09-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Its all in our CD, Randal Thomas's hands to figure out. I was talking to Chris K (one of the organizers) and there should be a full slate of classes being run.

I'm just the poor schmuk taking names and trying to answer some questions.. go easy on me :drool:

T.S.Davis
09-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Drop us a roster update. We're pretty good at seeing the whole picture time wise.

Tom Costello
09-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Awaiting a roster update. However I am still stumping for N1. Ray has shown some interest and Jay is bringing his. I will be bringing 2 N1s both about the same performance wise. Anyone is welcome to run one of mine. Only need to put in your Rx. I'll provide the batts.

T.S.Davis
09-13-2011, 12:42 PM
I have one Tom. I just don't think I can deal with 5 classes. I'll bring it.

ray schrauwen
09-13-2011, 02:09 PM
Kinda iffy on N1. Like Terry i might be pushing it with my classes.

Let you know soon today, or later tonight...

DPeterson
09-13-2011, 04:20 PM
Guy's
Just pack and bring every boat you got. Given enough time at the end of the day we could have a race what you brung class.

Looking forward to the trip. Got to get out of work and home for awhile.

Doug

Tom Costello
09-13-2011, 06:40 PM
I know 5 classes is a bunch. What happens with me I usually destroy at least one boat the 1st round thus cutting the number of heats i have to run after that. As Doug says, bring what you got.

photohoward1
09-13-2011, 09:18 PM
Any Body have an updated class schedule? Who is bringing an Open Hydro? I need to put together a controller.

chris
09-13-2011, 10:09 PM
Crystal ball:
LSO --18
LSH--18
OPS--8
P-MONO--8
OPEN MONO--4
OPEN CAT--7
OPEN HYDRO--5
LSO--18

Doby
09-13-2011, 10:22 PM
I think you forgot 1/8th scale...4 if I remember correctly

Final counts will be on race day, with any additional classes added if required. I like the run what you brung! Bring boats!

TRUCKPULL
09-14-2011, 12:48 AM
I will see you guys on Sat.


Larry

ron1950
09-14-2011, 01:21 AM
larry.....when u comeing back down to tampa again?

LuckyDuc
09-14-2011, 02:53 PM
The weather looks nice for the race.:thumbup:

Classes I'm hoping to run:
P-Ltd Sport Hydro
P-Ltd tunnel
P-Ltd Hydro (rigger)

Mental note.... Don't forget your PASSPORT, batteries, or transmitter(s).

Doby
09-14-2011, 03:05 PM
And boats...

T.S.Davis
09-14-2011, 04:47 PM
Howard, I'm running the Whip in open hydro. Might be waisting my time. I suspect we'll have me, Zola and Chris with Reesors 10s rigger. Not sure who else though.

chris
09-14-2011, 07:00 PM
Chris with Reesors 10s rigger.
Is 6s /Q

TRUCKPULL
09-14-2011, 07:52 PM
larry.....when u comeing back down to tampa again?

Ron
I will be back down the end of OCT.

Larry

longballlumber
09-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Howard, I'm running the Whip in open hydro. Might be waisting my time. I suspect we'll have me, Zola and Chris with Reesors 10s rigger. Not sure who else
though.

Your joking right? That thing is a wooden missile!!!! You have the same chance as any other Joe out there...

T.S.Davis
09-15-2011, 09:05 AM
Oh it's stupid fast for a Q sport. That thing is nasty. I just don't know open hydro. Running against riggers I doubt I have a shot. PLus it's "open". Could be twin riggers for all I know.

If the London course is pretty accurate I'd like to run a watch on it to see what it's doing for the mile. It turned a 1:08 on our course but I think ours is a little short of a mile. I timed Reesor out there a couple seasons ago at 1:06 with his big rigger.

Doby
09-15-2011, 10:14 AM
Just an FYI...We have been informed that the pond gate will be unlocked around 8:30 tomorrow morning!!

If you believe the weather network, the weekend (and tomorrow) looks fantastic.

K.R.Joye
09-15-2011, 12:38 PM
John

One small change
My OPEN CAT will run on CH86 not 2.4

Thanks!

T.S.Davis
09-15-2011, 01:04 PM
The crazy train is leaving my house about 10:00am Friday morning. Hopefully no stress at the border.

Doby
09-15-2011, 03:13 PM
I think its time to make a few calls to the border guards in Niagra Falls and Windsor.:w00t:

Doby
09-15-2011, 03:14 PM
John

One small change
My OPEN CAT will run on CH86 not 2.4

Thanks!

Odd, my boats run on LiPos..........

magnum500sw
09-15-2011, 03:24 PM
Odd, my boats run on LiPos..........

It's a top secret code , a new reverse engineered alien power source. You'll see

T.S.Davis
09-15-2011, 04:41 PM
That's the chemical compound for Unobtainium. All us MMEU guys run that chemistry now. We had to switch to something more stable after burning up all of our LiPu cells in Detroit............look it up. hahaha

magnum500sw
09-15-2011, 04:51 PM
That's the chemical compound for Unobtainium. All us MMEU guys run that chemistry now. We had to switch to something more stable after burning up all of our LiPu cells in Detroit............look it up. hahaha

Lol... You gave the competition too much inside info. Since the cats out of the bag I'll bring the particle excellarator.

ray schrauwen
09-15-2011, 05:51 PM
Oh yeah, my Flux capacitors generate 1000 Gigga Watts!

DPeterson
09-16-2011, 09:33 AM
The Wisconsin and Michigan guy's are at the gate. We thought it is going to be unlocked at 8:30. Someone please call us or does someone have a phone number for us to call?

Doug 608-393-7960

Thanks

photohoward1
09-16-2011, 10:59 AM
Damn. I'm still at work. See you at the Hotel

Stinger9D9
09-17-2011, 07:53 PM
I took the drive down to London today to lurk around a bit and take some photos.

Here are a few from today's rounds...

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Stinger9D9
09-17-2011, 07:54 PM
And some more...
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Stinger9D9
09-17-2011, 07:58 PM
Even more...

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If any of you guys are within driving distance, it's really worth a trip to run on down and check it out. Lots of racing, and lots of friendly people to meet!

Doby
09-18-2011, 07:47 PM
Well, it was a GREAT weekend...just got home, lots of pics and vids to post over the next few days. Met lots of friendly USA folks. Some incredible racing with some FAST boats.

Thanks to all who attended and our sponsors, OSE, FighterCat Racing and Tower Hobbies.

magnum500sw
09-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Hey doby when and if you can post a link to your pics I'd appreciate it

T.S.Davis
09-19-2011, 11:28 AM
Great time guys. Thank you. You can count on me for next year. I'll even campaign to boost your attendance. That is such a great site and there is really good competition.

There were a number of guys taking video. Hope we can get to some of that. I didn't have the sense to get contact info from the gentlemen with the 2' long lens. Quite the piece of equipment. Those photos should be interesting.

I was reminded again this weekend that there is so much more to this hobby than winning for me. Sure winning is icing but it's getting together with the gang, hang'n with my buddies, and making an absolute fool of myself that makes it worth travelling for me.

Wicked fast P mono......$1000?............finishing a heat super sonic below the surface of the water? .............priceless.

mojoracer
09-19-2011, 12:01 PM
Excellent event guys! Will attend next year! A great facility to race at.

mojoracer
09-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Video 8th Scale Final Heat 5


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxgTsEMQ_gU

And a couple of photos:
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Doby
09-19-2011, 12:05 PM
I've got about 100 or so Pics and some vids I'll post as the week progresses.

In the mean time, here are some vids that Chris took with his helmet mounted camera.

Head-mounted camera
P-MONO Heat 5/A
P-MONO Heat 5/B
Last Race –open Hydro

http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff437/ChrisKrawczykk/?action=view&current=FILE0001.mp4

http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff437/ChrisKrawczykk/?action=view&current=FILE0002.mp4

http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff437/ChrisKrawczykk/?action=view&current=FILE0003.mp4

D. Newland
09-19-2011, 12:18 PM
Terry-Did you bring the trailer again? That is a fantastic site and the water is amazing. I'd like to get back there.

PS-Great video of that Hydro heat!

RandyatBBY
09-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Lucky guys! I can not afford the cells to do much. thanks for the pictures and the videos.

Doby
09-19-2011, 12:38 PM
Great time guys. Thank you. You can count on me for next year. I'll even campaign to boost your attendance. That is such a great site and there is really good competition.

There were a number of guys taking video. Hope we can get to some of that. I didn't have the sense to get contact info from the gentlemen with the 2' long lens. Quite the piece of equipment. Those photos should be interesting.

I was reminded again this weekend that there is so much more to this hobby than winning for me. Sure winning is icing but it's getting together with the gang, hang'n with my buddies, and making an absolute fool of myself that makes it worth travelling for me.

Wicked fast P mono......$1000?............finishing a heat super sonic below the surface of the water? .............priceless.


It was fun Terry....

There was a lot happening on both days and lots to see and talk about;

Some things that stick in my mind...

1)Terry's underwater P-Mono finish, submerged at least 5 feet in front of the finish line, re-surfaced about 5 feet after the finish line....hey, a finish is a finish...be it on, above or under the water.
2) Terry's Q Hydro running against Chris's rigger (see video above). The speed just doesn't come through on the vids as it does in real life.
3) Sean's red OPC, what a sweet running tunnel.
4) Doug P's OPC...faster than God meant tunnels to be and basically riding on the last 1/2" or so of the ride pads with its nose up in the air...should have blown over but didn't. (wish it would have then I might have got 1st instead of 2nd)
5) The support and attendence from the USA folks.:patriot:

More to come as my head clears out over time.:drool:

T.S.Davis
09-19-2011, 01:04 PM
Dave, we did stay on site with the trailer. It was COLLDDD. You might have died.

That last heat of open was very satisfying. Holding off a Reesor rigger with a sport hydro just doesn't seem possible but I have the film to prove it now. haha

That first video shows Randal theiving lane one from me at the first turn. Blew my P mono off the water. DOH! I'll cut him some slack though. He worked his a$$ off for us all weekend. He climbed those stair a pascillion times.

Finding the sweet spot on Fred's Team Believer was really exciting too. Took all 5 heats to figure it out.

magnum500sw
09-19-2011, 01:44 PM
Common Davis your from mich. It should have fealt nice.

K.R.Joye
09-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Hats off to Randall, John, Chris, Pete etc for putting on another great race. The weather cooperated and the course & competition was top notch! Will be back next year!

Thanks again Bob for taking and posting the vid it was good to get my ATLAS back in action. Pete and John are real gentleman racers.

RandyatBBY
09-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Very good Terry! You did not open the door. had you went wide on the finish he would have gotten you.

D. Newland
09-19-2011, 05:51 PM
Dave, we did stay on site with the trailer. It was COLLDDD. You might have died.

That last heat of open was very satisfying. Holding off a Reesor rigger with a sport hydro just doesn't seem possible but I have the film to prove it now. haha



You injected just enough crazy to keep Chris guessing that entire heat!

AlanN
09-19-2011, 06:58 PM
WOW Ken finally found that can of speed I left in the trash can. Good looking Atlas KJ!

jstolz
09-19-2011, 07:44 PM
What a great race! Next year will be a return trip for Tom and I. I think that the Wisconsin guys will also be coming back. I met a bunch of nice Canadians over the weekend. I can't wait for next year's race. Hats off to Randall for doing such a a great CDing job.

Doby
09-19-2011, 09:37 PM
The last Open Hydro run on Sunday from my angle:

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T.S.Davis
09-19-2011, 09:50 PM
WOW Ken finally found that can of speed I left in the trash can. Good looking Atlas KJ!

The Atlas just kept getting better all weekend. By the last heat she was cranking.

Doby
09-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Another Open Hydro Heat;

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ezhitz
09-19-2011, 10:40 PM
It sure was a great weekend for racing was nice to see some of the boats from guys i've read on this forum.
Heres a couple videos I have from the race.
http://youtu.be/T-67jHfQWAE 1/8 scale
http://youtu.be/M2JLZOynM0M LSH heat
http://youtu.be/fTdlLJ-FCNI Last heat open hydro

LuckyDuc
09-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Thanks for a great time Northern Lights club, and thanks again to Randall Thomas for CD’ing.

You have a great group of guys and a fantastic race pond. One of the nicest places I’ve raced at, absolutely first class. I’m looking forward to coming back next year.

DPeterson
09-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Fantastic race, great course, nice area, good food, very pretty beer girls and oh yeah - great guy's to race with.

We are planning to make this an annual trip for the Wisconsin crew. Hope you guy's will continue to host this each year.

Doug

Doby
09-20-2011, 12:21 PM
I believe I heard that the pond is already reserved for us again next year.:thumbup1:

Doby
09-20-2011, 09:48 PM
P Mono

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fas
09-21-2011, 11:19 AM
Guys as always it was a great weekend from the guys across the boarder great racing and lots of fun just wondering someone said there was a video of open cat was that true I would love to see it. Fred

Doby
09-21-2011, 12:04 PM
I've got some video...busy week at work so I load a bit at a time...

Doby
09-21-2011, 12:06 PM
Just an observation,,,this thread has almost 1000 more views than the FE Nats!

Canadians rule:w00t:

T.S.Davis
09-21-2011, 01:06 PM
I just checked the time on Chris's video for open hydro. We crossed the start around 39 seconds....ish. We finished that heat in right around 87 seconds. With the wind, chop, and a dead boat in lane 3 that's not bad. I checked the heat records for NAMBA. The Q sport record is screwy. It's supposed to be 1:39 not 139 seconds. I know this because I filled out the form. 139 seconds is 2 minutes 9 seconds. Apparently I need to be more careful when I submit records. They want total seconds and not minutes and seconds. Even 1:39 is pretty sad. I know that time was beat in CO too so I'm not sure why it's still 139.

However.......87 seconds is right in between the NAMBA records for Sport 40-1 and 40-2. Sweet!

longballlumber
09-21-2011, 01:16 PM
Great Event! As always it's very rewarding to race against others, meet new faces, and see old friends again.

John, What are the chances we can get a full list of results for each class. I would be interested in knowing how I finished even though I wasn't in the top 3 of the other classes?

Thanks
Mike

Doby
09-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Hi Mike:

Randall said he will post them in a few days....If he posts them on our clubs site, I'll post them here..

ray schrauwen
09-21-2011, 04:15 PM
It was a great time!

I would like to thank everyone for all the help getting me up and down those steep stairs of the drivers stand.

An extra thanks to Spectator/Friend Stinger9D9/Dave for all the help you gave me on Saturday when i was really tired.

I love the advances I saw in boats, specially and mainly the guys from the USA. Terry Davis has really done some fine work as has Doug Peterson, LucyDuc, and jeese, I forget all the names sorta but, hey You guy have some smoking hot boats!! That Atlas VL of Ken's not only
looks sweet its running like it was stolen!!
I always learn allot from you guys.

Many thanks to the guys that put this thing together, you are the glue that helps to keep FE together in Canada. :wub:

It was a great gathering!!:patriot::canada:

ezhitz
09-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Heres a video of one of the open cat heats
http://youtu.be/PsCqaAzpTXU

LuckyDuc
09-21-2011, 06:25 PM
Pictures of some of the racers I met......... Mouse over pics to see names.

LuckyDuc
09-21-2011, 06:31 PM
More racer pics.

.

Doby
09-21-2011, 10:58 PM
Some Pics....60713


more to come later....

RandyatBBY
09-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Keep the pictures coming it is the next best thing to being there. Thanks

Doby
09-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Some More

Doby
09-22-2011, 12:28 PM
And More...

LuckyDuc
09-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Boat Pics - Group 1
.

LuckyDuc
09-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Boat Pics - Group 2

LuckyDuc
09-22-2011, 12:35 PM
Boat Pics - Group 3

TRUCKPULL
09-22-2011, 02:47 PM
It was nice seeing everyone again.
I will be there again next year, maybe I will bring a boat or two with me.

Larry

magnum500sw
09-22-2011, 03:26 PM
It was nice seeing everyone again.
I will be there again next year, maybe I will bring a boat or two with me.

Larry

That is pretty cool. All the way from Florida

Doby
09-22-2011, 07:50 PM
More...

Doby
09-22-2011, 08:06 PM
And More

Doby
09-22-2011, 08:31 PM
And even more...

Doug Smock
09-22-2011, 08:40 PM
Looks like a good time was had by all!!
Great pics guys!

D.

Doby
09-22-2011, 08:50 PM
And More again....

Doby
09-22-2011, 09:08 PM
And still more...

Doby
09-22-2011, 09:08 PM
More to come tomorrow...

Doby
09-23-2011, 04:53 PM
The next round..

Doby
09-23-2011, 05:13 PM
more........

Doby
09-23-2011, 06:00 PM
more....

Doby
09-23-2011, 06:27 PM
yet more

Doby
09-23-2011, 06:52 PM
And more....ZzzzzzzzzZZZZZ..

Doby
09-23-2011, 07:36 PM
Will it never end......

Doby
09-23-2011, 07:52 PM
It continues......

Doby
09-23-2011, 08:27 PM
.........................................

Doby
09-23-2011, 08:42 PM
........................

Doby
09-23-2011, 08:55 PM
......This is the last of 'em...:sleep:

Doby
09-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Results

ezhitz
09-24-2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks for posting the results John.

Doby
09-26-2011, 12:26 PM
Got a location where there are more pics...

Some other pictures from Rob Paterson that he has listed on "myphotoclub.com"
use the following instructions to get there.

To find the gallery:
1) Go to the website - myphotoclub.com
2) Select - Galleries
3) Select - List Galleries
4) Select - Rob Paterson (or do Search for Model Boat Racing)
5) Select - Model Boat Racing
6) Click on NLMBC Fast Electric Open

tjcast
09-26-2011, 09:39 PM
GREAT pics!

Doby
09-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Just remembered that I have some more vids to post...hopefully this weekend....stay tuned....

magnum500sw
09-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Just remembered that I have some more vids to post...hopefully this weekend....stay tuned....

Anyone get the spectacular under water finish ??

T.S.Davis
09-28-2011, 03:32 PM
That would be awesome. Epic fail............extreme satisfaction.

tjcast
09-28-2011, 07:50 PM
unless you get a shot of the boat popping up out of the submerged position it would be just a shot of the start/finish line. But that was a Great finish

Stinger9D9
09-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Yeah, it took a while for that boat to pop up. Considering the mud on the boat after it popped up (indicating a mud bottom to the pond) I can't figure out why the water is so unusually BLUE.

In all other ponds like that along the 401, they are the brown muddy water we are all too familiar with.

It must be mud only in that limited area and gravel most everywhere else to be that bright blue colour (Canadian spelling there of the American word "color" there).

T.S.Davis
09-28-2011, 08:16 PM
I thought maybe there was a video of that. Oh well. I hit the bottom twice with that thing.

The color is tidy bowl blue. Weed treats I suspect.

Doby
09-28-2011, 10:26 PM
Yeah, it took a while for that boat to pop up. Considering the mud on the boat after it popped up (indicating a mud bottom to the pond) I can't figure out why the water is so unusually BLUE.

In all other ponds like that along the 401, they are the brown muddy water we are all too familiar with.

It must be mud only in that limited area and gravel most everywhere else to be that bright blue colour (Canadian spelling there of the American word "color" there).

Its a weed inhibitor called Blue Vale, Mike puts it in every year, similar to food coloring, non toxic and blocks light from getting to the weeds.

Doby
09-29-2011, 05:57 PM
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Open Cat

Doby
09-29-2011, 06:50 PM
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P Mono

Doby
09-29-2011, 07:15 PM
Another P-Mono
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Doby
09-29-2011, 07:15 PM
More to come tomorrow...

magnum500sw
10-01-2011, 03:22 PM
so lucky the rain held out for that weekend . what a great turnout !

LuckyDuc
10-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Nice job getting vids!

Doby
12-07-2011, 07:46 PM
Nice job getting vids!
Thanks