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mojoracer
12-05-2013, 01:09 PM
Attention MMEU members. A few MMEU boaters are planning on racing RC cars at Larry's Tuesday night December 17th 2013. Racing starts at 7:00pm. Just because our pond is frozen doesn't mean we have to stop having fun. Come on out.

teetriple
12-05-2013, 06:08 PM
I wil be there maybe we can some more of use to start comeing to race this winter it's always a good time raceing at larrys

mojoracer
12-05-2013, 07:46 PM
So far we have
Bob Spence
Pete
Hobby Master
Tony
Bob

Wow that's almost half a club race already!

Shooter
12-05-2013, 09:10 PM
What classes are you guys planning on racing?

bozo586
12-05-2013, 09:30 PM
yup! the lucus oil team will be there in force, (me and pete)what are you going to run or is it run what you brung?

bozo586
12-05-2013, 09:39 PM
yup! the lucas oil team will be there in force, (me and pete)what are you going to run or is it run what you brung?
sorry guy's mispelled lucas.

mojoracer
12-05-2013, 09:48 PM
I have 2wd Slash truck. So either slash or pro 2

Shooter
12-05-2013, 10:19 PM
Dang. All I have is buggies.

I'll never forget that day we spontaneously decided to buy Lucas Oil boats. Walked in. Walked out with (2) boats. It was a beautiful moment.

teetriple
12-05-2013, 10:40 PM
I will be running buggie my 1/8 scale & short course truck are set up for dirt new indoor dirt track opening any time now on Hoover & tofer I will start racing there when they open racing on dirt is a great time

bozo586
12-05-2013, 11:03 PM
Dang. All I have is buggies.

I'll never forget that day we spontaneously decided to buy Lucas Oil boats. Walked in. Walked out with (2) boats. It was a beautiful moment.

an i will always remember the first 150 ft. when i hit the cement culvert.

Shooter
12-06-2013, 05:48 PM
The culvert was something I want to forget. :crying: Although, I do have to admit, I smurked a little when it happened.

Tony - That's great news. I finally got Freddy out of the house and we went to AMS a couple weeks ago. We took 8be's and his 1/8 truggy (thing is a monster). The track at AMS is huge! Cleanliness was a bit lacking, but we could deal. Ever been in the bathroom there? Yipes!!!! Not sure what latched onto me after I walked out.

jfrancisco892
12-07-2013, 12:01 AM
If anyone has a whip they wanna loan out for the night let me know..lol

teetriple
12-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Pete never been to AMS but heard it was kind of dumpy the new place from what I hear is real nice just not that great of hood

mojoracer
12-11-2013, 12:25 PM
If anyone has a whip they wanna loan out for the night let me know..lol

Were racing cars, not boats....... Oh wait wrong kind of "whip".

jfrancisco892
12-11-2013, 01:12 PM
Were racing cars, not boats....... Oh wait wrong kind of "whip".

Lol. Right after I posted that I was wondering if anyone would bring that up.

jfrancisco892
12-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Were racing cars, not boats....... Oh wait wrong kind of "whip".

Lol. Right after I posted that I was wondering if anyone would bring that up.

Shooter
12-11-2013, 07:43 PM
No whips..... and also there are no culvert pipes on the track (that I know of).

...and here's a vid of fast freddy. He had a bit of a reputation at Larry's. Surprised they let us back in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-8RaSEzSoM

bozo586
12-12-2013, 01:27 AM
pete- i don't have anything to run on the track,so everything is safe. but i might just get one when i see what everybody's running.

T.S.Davis
12-12-2013, 01:21 PM
Put me down for T mono.

I'll be there. Even if it's just to hang out.

mojoracer
12-12-2013, 01:52 PM
Bring the Geico Slash. I'll bring the shock oil and give you the set-up.

T.S.Davis
12-12-2013, 03:11 PM
The gear box is shot. I'll try to tear into it but my time is SO limited.

mojoracer
12-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Wow, we had a big turn out! About 10 MMEU members showed up. Let's try it again on 1/7/14.....

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Every time we get together I'm struck by what a great group of people the gang really is. Can't wait for a new season of racing. Maybe I'll cave and pick up a decent ride to run on the track.

longballlumber
12-18-2013, 11:31 AM
I’m sorry I missed this one… I was thinking about coming up to BS, but after a 1.5 hour commute home last night I wasn’t going to get back into the car again… Boooo!

Later,
Ball

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Sissy. I was an 1.75 to work and an 1.25 back. Cook dinner. Help Ty with his homework........ugh.

Ty and I went up to play bubble hockey and watch the carnage. I wanna play too but how much RC addiction is enough really?

longballlumber
12-18-2013, 01:45 PM
Sissy.

I know... :laugh:

What time did everyone show up? Maybe I can make plans for 1/7/2014

Later,
Ball

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 02:18 PM
I got there about 7:30 but we were the latest.

Shooter
12-18-2013, 04:06 PM
My car is so old that the guy started laughing when I asked for a new part. Brutal. I'll join the race next time.

longballlumber
12-18-2013, 05:21 PM
My car is so old that the guy started laughing when I asked for a new part. Brutal. I'll join the race next time.

Are you getting a new kit or still trying to fix the old ride?

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 07:13 PM
I could not possibly hate that slash more than I do. Miserable excuse for an rc vehicle.

Shooter
12-18-2013, 10:34 PM
So does this mean you are getting a buggy Terry? Spence, Tony, and I were having a blast with them (until I broke mine).

Mike - I'm staying old school for now. Found some parts on ebay. The car is probably older than half the kids that work there, but it was keeping up.

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 10:50 PM
I have an RC10 Team buggy I bought in 1991. Aluminum tub.

I also have Big Bear with a solid steel bumper and a beetle body. That's from 1983 maybe. Great big marshmallow tires.

OH! There's a 4 wheel drive buggy from the 80's too. Called the Gallop I think. I have the same car in front wheel drive. Weird to drive.

T.S.Davis
12-18-2013, 10:53 PM
I would like to have a newer buggy just to turn laps with. I can't be racing. I'm like a heroin addict.

What is the car of choice if you want to point and shoot? Do I need 4 wheel drive?

Shooter
12-18-2013, 11:03 PM
Most of the guys run 2wd. Associated B4, Losi 22, and the DEX buggy are pretty popular there.

Sounds like your stuff is as ancient as mine. 80's, 90's. 1991 was the year the Worlds were held over on Metro PKWY. Larry still has the shirt from one of the drivers from Japan!

T.S.Davis
12-19-2013, 08:30 AM
I ran on that track at Freedom Hill.

longballlumber
12-19-2013, 09:08 AM
Terry,

You can find some good deals on rolling chassis on www.rctech.net Those guys are buying and selling stuff more often than I/we do...

Look for a used B4.1. They are discontinued since they have the B4.2 out, but I am pretty sure most of the parts are interchangeable...

Later,
Mike

T.S.Davis
12-19-2013, 11:06 AM
15 pages since yesterday. Yikes.

teetriple
12-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Look at the losi 22.1 buggys there is alot of them for sale cause of the new 22.2 and the nice thing about the 22's is it can be set up mid motor or rear motor. Even the new in the box 22.1 can be found in $170 range your Slash I am sure would work pretty good with the low cg chassis and the right tires the chassis is aTraxxas part there $40 not a bad price

T.S.Davis
12-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Slash

Hate it. Evil POS. Cars as a bad as boats. They all work. You just have to deal with what ever quirk comes with each one.

Does the Losi allow mid motor right out of the box?

Digging around I noticed there is a kit to convert an Associated B2.2 to mid motor. I also saw a mid motor Schumacher. Sweet looking ride but probably parts would be a bugger to get after I crash it. You know me. I'll probably hit the culvert all the way from Larry's

Glad you chimed in Tony. I only own a couple motors 2s friendly. Can I use a 5000kv motor with the right pinion? One less thing to buy.

It's funny to me................$280 for a boat speedo? Bring it! But spring for a Tekin?......hey ho wait a second that's a lot of dough for a toy.

teetriple
12-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Terry the losi can be mid or rear motor right out of the kit all the parts come with it I think 5000kv motor is going to be to much I am running tekin 17.5 and it's only a 2400kv motor and it rips pretty good

T.S.Davis
12-19-2013, 11:07 PM
haha Maybe I should put a AQ2030 in there.

The Losi might be the cheapest route to spin some laps. I just want something I can point and shoot and maybe work the throttle to keep from exploding it into the wall.

At least with the Losi the parts would be cheapish.

Shooter
12-21-2013, 11:28 AM
If you are starting fresh, definitely get the 'custom works' tires they sell at Larry's. They work really well for that surface.

T.S.Davis
12-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Picked up a lowering kit for the slash. Also found a Losing for 100 less than Larry's.

teetriple
12-22-2013, 07:14 PM
Did you pick up the Traxxas one ? change the shock oil to 30 wt to start set the camber on all four wheels to 1.5 degrees neg set the ride hight to rear drive shafts level and front arms level try a clay tire something like barcodes this should be a good starting point

T.S.Davis
12-22-2013, 07:59 PM
Yes I did. Thanks Tony.

I guess I'll need tires and a speedo for the losing too. I'll try the 5000 basic with an witty bitty pinion.

longballlumber
12-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Yes I did. Thanks Tony.

I guess I'll need tires and a speedo for the losing too. I'll try the 5000 basic with an witty bitty pinion.

Oh boy... you are in trouble... LOL get out your check book! That car racing thing isn't cheap either. Says the guy who was looking at used cars just before typing this! Ha ha

teetriple
12-22-2013, 08:23 PM
So Mike what car you getting :laugh:? try a buggy they are alot easier to set up to run on larrys just my opinion and cheaper to maintain

Shooter
12-22-2013, 10:15 PM
+1 Get a buggy! It's the F1 of off-road, although a lot of the other classes are catching up in lap times. SC is darn near buggy now with the low CG.

Hey - Does anyone know if Larry's sells wood? Note I said 'sells', not 'has'. Thx.

longballlumber
12-22-2013, 10:33 PM
How much and what size are you looking for???

Larry doesn't have any plywood that I can recall.

Great Lakes Hobby has a very nice ply/blasa selection... however they don't have much beyond that for boats. It's mostly models (plastics), trains, die-cast, and slot cars. https://www.greatlakeshobby.com/

Another great place for what I call "hobby building supplies" is Prop Shop Hobbies. They have a great selection of all building supplies. http://www.propshophobbies.com/Default.asp

If your only looking for Plywood try looking at Michael's Craft store. They have it, but I am not sure they sell the large 12X48 sheets (I simply can't remember).

If you want to order in bulk you can get it shipped to your house from http://www.nationalbalsa.com/Default.asp

Later,
Ball

T.S.Davis
12-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Get it from US Balsa. Pennies on the dollar.

I'm NOT racing. Just turning laps to better my depth perception.

longballlumber
12-22-2013, 11:14 PM
I'm NOT racing. Just turning laps to better my depth perception.

Got it.... just going out for a Sunday (Tuesday) drive... LOL :biggrin:

Just messing,
Ball

T.S.Davis
12-23-2013, 09:43 AM
haha Do I keep changing to larger and larger wheels until it burns up and then dial it back a tick?

Shooter
12-23-2013, 08:37 PM
Wow. You guys know your wood! Thanks!!!!!!

T.S.Davis
12-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Nankin has ply too but prices are likely high. US Balsa, that's all they do.

T.S.Davis
12-23-2013, 09:58 PM
Hey guys. How many amps is normal for a ESC in a car?

teetriple
12-23-2013, 11:51 PM
Max amps on most 10th scale ECS is 120 amps I think you would be fine with something in 90 amp range

Todd Fleury
12-25-2013, 10:34 PM
Hey guys, just moved back to Michigan. Was a racer out in district 9 for the last 4 years. Maybe I can get my losi scte 4x4 out there when you all meet again. Only downside, is I don't have hard packs.

teetriple
12-25-2013, 11:33 PM
Not to many tracks around here enforce hard pack rules

T.S.Davis
12-26-2013, 09:44 AM
I don't own any hard packs but I asked Bob to bring some in for me. I think he has some 5000 hard case's on the shelf.

Turns out the Slash sheared a pin off. First gear inside the case had sheared the pin that keys it's position on the shaft coming into the case. That's on a brushed motor. Not sure how that happens.

T.S.Davis
12-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Slash complete converted and repaired.......................................... ..yay

teetriple
12-28-2013, 03:32 AM
Cool can't wait to see it rip on the track did you get some tires for it ?

bozo586
12-28-2013, 03:50 AM
2wd or 4wd for tuesday night? trucks and buggy's have to be 1/10 scale? looks like larry's getting more business.

T.S.Davis
12-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Cool can't wait to see it rip on the track did you get some tires for it ?

No I didn't. I bought tires for the Losi that's in the mail though.

Todd Fleury
12-28-2013, 02:38 PM
Are you all running the stock set ups?

T.S.Davis
12-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Are you all running the stock set ups?

I don't know what others are running. I just want stick time. Our Slash belongs to my son. Those are so awful that he loses interest quick. Hence the mods.

Got me to thinking. Everyone said "get a slash, it will improve your driving".......................really? That's like saying that to get better at driving F1 I should practice with a rusty 1972 Volkswagen POS. Apples and cinder blocks.

Larry's has actual races with classes and evra thang on most Tuesdays.

Anybody know if a set of custom works would fit stock slash rims?

Shooter
12-28-2013, 11:48 PM
The custom works that Larry sells are only for 2wd buggy, as far as I know.

T.S.Davis
12-29-2013, 12:12 AM
I suppose I could check. I have a set of custom works at the house. I'll check the dims.

teetriple
12-29-2013, 03:06 AM
The custom works won't fit the slash wheels they will fit the buggy wheels try bar codes for the slash made by jconcepts

longballlumber
12-29-2013, 10:04 AM
The custom works won't fit the slash wheels they will fit the buggy wheels try bar codes for the slash made by jconcepts

$$$$ Cha-Ching $$$$ LOL


Slash complete converted and repaired.......................................... ..yay

I thought you were going boat racing in Feb? :tt2:

Later,
Mike

longballlumber
12-30-2013, 09:23 AM
Just curious what motor are you allowed to run in the buggy class?

Later,
Mike

T.S.Davis
12-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Phoenix. Spoata be. Rooms booked. Air fare's paid for. Having a good job and owning a zero overhead small business at the same time has it's perks.

I have a bunch of boats to build too but I don't have the danged things in hand yet. Starting to get a little nervous.

The bottom on the new cat is finally getting close. So many pieces to cut to fit. Takes for everrrrrrrrrrrr. Joining all those compound curves at the nose of the sponsons is a PITA! I finally resorted to using a snake from the 80's I used to use on the board to get the curves close.

Are you getting a buggy too Mike? I'll probably pick up a Castle combo or something. I think my Basic 5000XL will rattle everything to pieces. If I got their 1410/1y I could use it for N2 offshore at the NATS too.

longballlumber
12-30-2013, 10:12 AM
Are you getting a buggy too Mike?

I am having an internal fight with myself. I am trying to convince the inner beast, that I don't have the time or the extra money to start this venture! So far it's a draw....

T.S.Davis
12-30-2013, 10:20 AM
HAHA I totally get that. It's like that for me but the debate is more of a "what for?!?!" kind of thing. Like I need another THING to be doing. Stupid really.

I was just looking on Amain at Tekin 17.5 motor combos. Looks like there is a "club spec" option where the timing isn't adjustable and then for an additional $30 the timing is adjustable. Difference? Like I would know. That combo of course costs more than the buggy.

What a racket this RC hobby is. Larry should start giving away buggies like a drug pusher. First one's free! Oh broke and A-arm did ya? Those are $1300 per side.

T.S.Davis
12-30-2013, 10:26 AM
To add to your struggle.......it is cool to see all the guys in the winter too. They're all pretty good peeps. I don't think we have any DB's in our gang.

I also enjoy watching guys that really can drive do their thing. Having a toy myself gives me an excuse to do that.

Shooter
12-30-2013, 10:09 PM
Terry is using his snake to build his boat? ??!!

For stock buggy (the most popular class), they run 17.5's. You'll likely get the doors blown off you if you don't have endbell timing and 'boost' on your esc though. Both are allowed.

Mike - you NEED a buggy!

teetriple
12-30-2013, 11:09 PM
YES Mike you need a buggy:iagree:

T.S.Davis
12-30-2013, 11:24 PM
Yeah Pete. Its tough to draw a curve with an anaconda but with the right persuasion..........

bozo586
12-31-2013, 12:33 AM
count me out!

T.S.Davis
12-31-2013, 09:09 AM
Would this work? Seems cheap.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_221_911_1949_2930_2932_2945/products_id/269444/n/Castle-Creations-SV3-Sidewinder-SCT-1-10-Brushless-Short-Course-Combo-w-Neu-Castle-1410-3800kV

teetriple
12-31-2013, 04:13 PM
The castle system will work fine but the motor I don't will be legal for 17.5 class but I don't think anybody will complain

teetriple
12-31-2013, 04:26 PM
http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-combo-js5.html This would be a better setup and I know a couple guys that have used them and they said they had good results it will be smoother cause it is a sensored setup

bozo586
12-31-2013, 11:12 PM
count me back in! late gift from the best wife a man could have!!!! she made me wait,but got me a buggy. also had me order everything for my ss400(Q) on x-mas day. batteries are next for it.

longballlumber
01-01-2014, 10:06 AM
Anyone know if Larry's is open today?

Later,
Mike

bozo586
01-01-2014, 02:54 PM
closed on all major holidays-per phone call

longballlumber
01-01-2014, 05:06 PM
closed on all major holidays-per phone call

Happy New Year John! Thanks for posting, I called this morning too and got the same message. It's probably a good thing, since I was walk in and buy a buggy!!!! LOL. Now I have more time to talk some sense into myself.

Later,
Ball

T.S.Davis
01-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Any of you sissies working on boats? I was laying glass today and coated hull innards last night. bahaha I need therapy.

Mike, I picked up my buggy from A main. Got the 22 1.0 instead of the 2.0. Was only $179.99. Thy're out now of course.

longballlumber
01-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Any of you sissies working on boats? I was laying glass today and coated hull innards last night. bahaha I need therapy.

I was REALLY sick the entire week of Christmas WHILE at the inlaws... uhg horrible. I was really lazy this week, basically hung with the wife this week.


Mike, I picked up my buggy from A main. Got the 22 1.0 instead of the 2.0. Was only $179.99. Thy're out now of course.

Cool... I have been looking around but that Losi kit is a $300 kit, and most used ones are still pretty steep. We'll see....

teetriple
01-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Larry's might have 22 1.0 in stock if he has one I am sure he would meet or beat A main's price B4 .2 price is down now there is a B5 coming out

bozo586
01-01-2014, 07:23 PM
mike-hobby people- sc10b race speck-$299-reg 499-today only with free shipping

longballlumber
01-01-2014, 08:50 PM
Larry's might have 22 1.0 in stock if he has one I am sure he would meet or beat A main's price B4 .2 price is down now there is a B5 coming out

Hey T, are you running a Losi 22 buggy? If so, are you running in the mid motor or rear motor?

Later,
Ball

teetriple
01-02-2014, 12:57 AM
Yes I am running a 22 got it setup rear motor now but I think mid motor is a better setup for Larry's mid motor is better for high grip tracks and rear motor is better for low grip

teetriple
01-02-2014, 01:06 AM
Might try to get to Larry's on Friday to do some test & tune. is anyone interested in going?

Shooter
01-02-2014, 01:53 PM
What time are you planning on heading up there Tony? I thought I had my buggy dialed in after you mentioned to turn off the drag brake..... but then I started playing with suspension, then springs, and now it's totally messed up. lol!! Hmmm..... same thing I tend to do with my boats. Good > tweak > a little worse > tweak > even worse > tweak > useless

longballlumber
01-02-2014, 02:25 PM
I'd stop buy, but I am in the office working today and tomorrow...

T.S.Davis
01-02-2014, 02:51 PM
I'll be there Saturday for a while. Taking the boys. Fred likely coming along too.

Shooter
01-02-2014, 04:29 PM
I'd stop buy, but I am in the office working today and tomorrow...

I am working as well on Friday..... I was thinking later, like around 6 or something. Or maybe I'll go Saturday and see Terry's new ride (all this is what I am 'thinking I can do' before talking to the wife).

T.S.Davis
01-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Don't have the new ride yet. I got holiday hosed on the shipping. Supposed to be here on the 4th. The lowered Slash will be out crashing into crap though.

Does Larry sell any cut rate 17.5 combos? Surely they have something besides Novak and Tekin. Is the Tekin worth the dough? Maybe I'm suffering from post psychotic spending season depression or something.

The notion of going back 10 years to a sensored BL is making my head hurt too. Next we'll be running brushed mabuchi motors.

T.S.Davis
01-02-2014, 04:53 PM
WRONGO! Be here today. Just checked.

bozo586
01-02-2014, 05:35 PM
terry-i ordered a motor,2 water jackets and a servo mount on mon. from steve(ose) got it today----what great service! my buggy should be here soon! thanks steve.

T.S.Davis
01-02-2014, 05:39 PM
I was all carted up to buy a Turnigy 17.5 combo but no cards available. SOB

teetriple
01-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Pete I am shooting for about 6 Friday. Terry Larry I think has some cheaper combos I think Tekin is worth it been running mine for going on 3 seasons and it's still going strong. There is also the Viper combo not sure but might be a little cheaper good setup might be trying it out myself

Shooter
01-02-2014, 10:49 PM
I second the Tekin. That's what I'm running in this pig.... It's the RS version (not the pro). Easy to solder. Easy to install. Super small.

Shooter
01-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Pete I am shooting for about 6 Friday. Terry Larry I think has some cheaper combos I think Tekin is worth it been running mine for going on 3 seasons and it's still going strong. There is also the Viper combo not sure but might be a little cheaper good setup might be trying it out myself

OK. Hopefully I can get out of work by 5. If so, I'll see you around 6:30. If I get out late, I'll prob just be a no-show. :(

T.S.Davis
01-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Well.......hind sight......shoulda sprung for assembled. These have 117,214 parts.

Got the front end built though.
110176

teetriple
01-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Looks good only 117.000 more to go:lol:

teetriple
01-04-2014, 02:10 AM
Terry if you build it mid motor you have to use the shorty packs just a heads up on that

Shooter
01-04-2014, 12:12 PM
2:00am!!! Nice post! That's when I usually build my boats!!

Good times yesterday at Larry's. Tony and I were duking it out!! Old technology vs. New technology. A lot of turds on the track though (driving backwards, parking in the straightaway, running us over, spinning the tires on my wing, etc....).

bozo586
01-04-2014, 09:11 PM
went to larry's today 1pm--what a trip they had 5 year olds driving on the big track and wrecking everything in sight,didn't last long because somebody complained and larry got it fixed fast. never seen so many people there running all over,the place was packed.

teetriple
01-04-2014, 10:57 PM
Good time for sure Pete still have to get my buggy dialed in alittle and clean up my driving . Stayed up late and built my new 4wd 10th scale buggy what I need to do though is start my boat builds so behind on them. John thats why I don't run there on saturdays the place is a mad house. Anybody up for racing at larrys on Tuesday?

bozo586
01-04-2014, 11:43 PM
tony i may be wrong but i think they aren't racing this tuesday,but the next one they are. we might want to check this out!

teetriple
01-04-2014, 11:52 PM
I will have to find out if not I think I will race at the new track on hoover

bozo586
01-05-2014, 12:48 AM
tony---didn't that use to be a lumber,hardware store? it's on the southwest corner i think. use to go to a bar on hoover called antony house,just about lived there,the place is still there but changes it's name all the time. just found out my buggy won't be here until wed. i'll just work on my "Q" in the mean time.

Shooter
01-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Larry's on Saturday is insane. I've actually seen people get hit by flying cars. It's amazing nobody has gotten hurt yet. Oh, I might have to retire my man card....I'm watching women's bowling over the wild card game!!!

T.S.Davis
01-05-2014, 07:51 PM
110267I'm the king.

longballlumber
01-05-2014, 08:17 PM
110267I'm the king.

I hate to say it, but I am not far behind you. I just purchased enough stuff to have 2 cars RTR and 2 additional rolling chassis's... I have issues.

T.S.Davis
01-05-2014, 09:16 PM
It's good for ya Mike. Occasionally acting like children is good for us. I've been perfecting it my entire life.

Shooter
01-05-2014, 10:08 PM
:drool: Oh man........that buggy looks NICE!!!!!!

longballlumber
01-05-2014, 10:16 PM
:drool: Oh man........that buggy looks NICE!!!!!!

Pete,

I can hook you up with an updated roller, Losi 22 (version 1)!!!! I should have everything by the end of the week.

teetriple
01-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Thats the way to do it Mike enough spares to build another car I like that:thumbup:

Shooter
01-06-2014, 10:11 AM
Pete,

I can hook you up with an updated roller, Losi 22 (version 1)!!!! I should have everything by the end of the week.

Woah! Thanks Mike, but I prefer to stick with old technology. I just bought another car for parts, and besides, I need an excuse when I get smoked by 'boat guys'. :laugh:

teetriple
01-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Mike I think Tom C might be looking for a buggy

tjcast
01-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Actually I found one. Don't know if I will ever get the chance to get up there with you guys but I will have one! Btw Tony what was the Viper combo you mentioned?

teetriple
01-06-2014, 05:37 PM
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_221_911_1949_2930_2931_2935/products_id/205429/n/Viper-R-C-VTX10-ESC-VST175-Brushless-Motor-Combo-w-EZ-Link-175T Here you go Tom I think Larry has one in stock and that way
you save shipping

longballlumber
01-06-2014, 11:36 PM
Actually I found one. Don't know if I will ever get the chance to get up there with you guys but I will have one! Btw Tony what was the Viper combo you mentioned?

DAMIT TOM... I bought enough chit to supply rolling chassis to at least 3 of us... I need to recoup my initial investment somehow.... LOL

Spectrum Radio W/2x receivers
2x Racers Edge Battery Chargers
Wheels/Tyers
2X mylaps hybrid transponders
tools/oils....

ugh... what have I done.

Does anyone have some extra time for sale. That is the only thing I need that I can't seem to buy!

Later,
Ball

Todd Fleury
01-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Is anyone going tonight?

longballlumber
01-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Is anyone going tonight?

Hi Todd, I don't think I will be up there this week.

Later,
Mike

Shooter
01-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Whoa! Mike! You've lost it! How did you manage to accumulate all that so fast? Nice work. Two transponders! Woah!!! We should go there sometime on a slow day after work....like Wed, Thurs or something.

I just won another parts buggy on ebay!

It's not looking good for me tonight either....work stuff. I might be able to make it later (7:30?), but definitely not in time to race.

T.S.Davis
01-07-2014, 12:43 PM
I wont be racing anyway but there is a strong chance Ty and I will be able to make it. The 22 with mid engine only takes shorty packs. Bob tracked some GP's down for me. Need to pick those up.

Mike, check with Fred. He was threatening to get one too. In fact he left my house Saturday night with an Associated RC10 from about 1998.

Tom, just get the Tekin. The Viper will only save you about $40. Larry's had both on the shelf. The two were described to me as "very good" and "great". The Tekin being the better of the two.

mojoracer
01-07-2014, 05:11 PM
I still plan on going. Terry, I will bring your stuff.

T.S.Davis
01-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Just missing batteries and some tech support.

Came out pretty cool.
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bozo586
01-07-2014, 10:25 PM
cost pretty cool too! but man it looks really nice---terry i hope she runs that way too.
john

rickwess
01-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Are you guys running on dirt or carpet? Mid motor is a carpet configuration but the tires on that 22 are for dirt.

Shooter
01-07-2014, 11:01 PM
lol! Hi Rick. Yeah, I can see how that sounds strange to you! it's a bit of an odd surface. It's almost like a cork?! High bite, smooth. The custom works work very well there. The lower profile side wall helps as well (lowers the CG). We used to run foam tires (and I still think there's hope for them), but they tend to slide when you run off course and into the dust.

rickwess
01-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Interesting. Are you guys running the HRC blocks and shims then on that high traction surface?

How about the springs and shock oil? I found the stiffer the corners, the better it ran on carpet. The stiffest springs TLR makes for the front and rear. 40wt oil in the front and 50wt in the rear.

I thought I saw a link to a 17.5T motor in a previous post. Most I was racing with started with 10.5T then went to 8.5T. We had a double double within 10ft of a 90* corner and you needed the lower turn motor to clear both sets of jumps.

T.S.Davis
01-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Rick, you're assuming I have any clue what I'm doing. Not so much. LOL

There are two tracks. The little track is carpet.

The big track is a weird thing. It's a rubbery looking mat and then some spots are ABS plastic. Crazy stuff. Looks like guys are just running through the ABS bank off the throttle but I can't tell for sure.

rickwess
01-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Rick, you're assuming I have any clue what I'm doing. Not so much. LOL

There are two tracks. The little track is carpet.

The big track is a weird thing. It's a rubbery looking mat and then some spots are ABS plastic. Crazy stuff. Looks like guys are just running through the ABS bank off the throttle but I can't tell for sure.

HaHa. The big track sounds interesting. The ABS would be a very low track surface, meant to represent ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfRA5P7K61E

longballlumber
01-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Ha Ha... I could only dream to drive that smooth! I couldn't do that even with a slot car! ha ha

rickwess
01-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Ha Ha... I could only dream to drive that smooth! I couldn't do that even with a slot car! ha ha
You and me both. In the A Main final at this track, the front runners are national level racers.

My 22 before I sold it.
http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?44507-Tlr-22&highlight=

Shooter
01-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Nice buggy, Rick. I love the look of those Shumacher staggers on the front.

Back in the day, Larry's was mostly carpet, and foams were the ticket. Some were running as high as 60wt oil front and rear with real firm set-ups (quick response). The jumps were built so you could live with a firm set-up (i.e. angled landing pads, etc...). There were also some tracks with cross-over jumps at different heights. Buggies flying every direction! Needless to say, it was very cool. The guy that used to make those tracks is long gone, unfortunately.

With the current track, most people are running clay set-ups with 30wt oils and let the cars roll thru the corners.

T.S.Davis
01-08-2014, 02:03 PM
I've got 30 in the slash. Well I did. Ty broke a shock shaft and then the entire canister right after it was fixed. Needs better tires. Got em.

Shooter
01-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Holy Jumpin! How did he break a shockshaft?? ...on a slash?? That's un-HEARD of. Nice work Ty.

T.S.Davis
01-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Too many hits with a snake?

It was already bent up from crashing 100013 times. How he cracked the actual shock canister? No idea.

rickwess
01-08-2014, 03:23 PM
When you guys get tired of replacing the rear wing, the Losi 8ight wing works well. You will need to drill holes to match the 22 supports but it doesn't crack after the 2nd flip.

Shooter
01-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Just had a chance to watch Rick's vid. Wow. That's a nice track! Nice driving too!

Here is the crossover jump track I was talking about... Not pretty by any stretch, but the tracks were a blast to drive. Mike used to change them up every two weeks or so. Always something different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anY6IFl-MKc

Have you guys seen this video?? It was the 1/12 European mods. I can't help laugh at this announcer guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41R10JNERiM

T.S.Davis
01-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Pete,was that the Mound store? It's like watching a Hotwheels track. You can't believe what you're seeing but it's working. You would think there would be more mid air crashes.

Shooter
01-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Yeah, that was the newer Mound Rd store (drive was right off Mound Rd), not the old warehouse nearby (his previous store). Track looked hideous, but the fun factor was through the roof!

T.S.Davis
01-09-2014, 05:03 PM
I can bit remember the Utica road track to save my life.

rickwess
01-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Pete,was that the Mound store? It's like watching a Hotwheels track. You can't believe what you're seeing but it's working. You would think there would be more mid air crashes.
I'm surprised as well. The money put into these buggies would make you cringe when it happens. I was hit head on at speed by a 1/8 scale 4x4 who lost control after a jump and was going the wrong way on the track. I'm sure you could see smoke coming from my ears during the 4hrs it took me to replace all the broken parts.

teetriple
01-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Going to run some packs at Larry's Friday who else is going ?

bozo586
01-09-2014, 05:48 PM
my buggy just arrived 4:15! 9 days from cal. paid for faster shipping too.i guess the bad weather had alot to do with it. what time will you be there.

teetriple
01-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Going to shoot for around 5:00

bozo586
01-10-2014, 12:52 AM
going to unbox it in the morning. if all goes right i will be there.:banana:

T.S.Davis
01-10-2014, 09:18 AM
my buggy just arrived 4:15! 9 days from cal. paid for faster shipping too.i guess the bad weather had alot to do with it. what time will you be there.

That sucks. 4 crates from China left there on the 4th and started showing up yesterday.

Tony, what do I need to do on this Losi for wheel angles? Neutral or tipped in at X number of degrees? I'm so clueless on these things.

longballlumber
01-10-2014, 09:44 AM
4 crates from China left there on the 4th and started showing up yesterday.

Holly Smokes! Talk about a hired gun!

T.S.Davis
01-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Crates.......I should have said boxes. If they ever all show up I'll snap a pick.

T.S.Davis
01-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Uh oh.

Only got 3.

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longballlumber
01-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Sweet! I am still waiting on my 2 boxes of car stuff coming from Washington State. I was hoping it would be here tomorrow, but looks like early next week is more realistic.

Later,
Ball

T.S.Davis
01-10-2014, 01:06 PM
There were 6 boats to build in those boxes. One of them......carbon fiber! weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Only the big Outrage beastly cat is missing.

I'm ssooooooO buried.

Shooter
01-10-2014, 02:12 PM
What's sad is when your wife gets good at guessing what is in the boxes when they arrive. Yesterday was a classic...... 'That looks like a plane', she said. I was thinking 'damn, that's a good guess'. It was some 48x12 plywood. NOW I GOTS SOME WOOD TOM!

T.S.Davis
01-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Mine came to the shop. The delivery person was bonded or something.

What has happened to the thread. We're all just BS'n at this point.

teetriple
01-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Tony, what do I need to do on this Losi for wheel angles? Neutral or tipped in at X number of degrees? I'm so clueless on these things.[/QUOTE]

Terry you what 1 1/2 degrees of negative camber on all four wheels as a starting point top of the tires leaning in

T.S.Davis
01-11-2014, 09:26 PM
That's what I went with on the slash too

bozo586
01-12-2014, 01:39 AM
all i know is that track is really fast and i'm really slow,hitting everything in sight-it will be awhile before i race on the big track--i was only on the beginer track thur. night! i will be going to larry's on thurdays for run time-don't want to bust up any other car but my own.:bounce:

Shooter
01-12-2014, 08:37 PM
I wish all the people at Larry's were as courteous as you, John! There was about 25 bafoons up there on Saturday knockin the pi$$ out of my car. I wasn't even on the track and still got landed on! So, is anyone else still planning on heading up there Thurs evening (Jan 16th)?

bozo586
01-12-2014, 10:23 PM
i believe tony and tom are going and i will be there too.:thumbup1:

tjcast
01-12-2014, 10:41 PM
I'm done working at 1 on Thursdays so I should be there between 2-2:30.

T.S.Davis
01-12-2014, 10:42 PM
That is my plan.....at this point.......as I type. That's days from now so I could get over ruled.

longballlumber
01-13-2014, 08:43 AM
I'm done working at 1 on Thursdays so I should be there between 2-2:30.

Quite Bragging! LOL

Shooter
01-13-2014, 09:19 PM
2:00..... USA time? Wow. OK. Well, I will try to leave work EARLY and get there by 5:30!! Hopefully you guys will still be there! Tony - You coming?

teetriple
01-13-2014, 09:51 PM
Pete can't make it Thursday got a Cub Scout meeting

Todd Fleury
01-13-2014, 11:02 PM
I finally installed my castle in my short course. I may make it by 6:30.

bozo586
01-14-2014, 01:09 AM
anytime after 11am is ok for me,anytime before that and i'm still sleeping!:banana:

bozo586
01-14-2014, 05:48 PM
anybody going tonight?

Shooter
01-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Going THURSDAY. I'm shooting for 3:30pm!!!

Todd Fleury
01-15-2014, 11:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8drE3hx1e4

bozo586
01-15-2014, 11:56 PM
have to pick up a dog some time around 2pm maybe a little later but i will be there around that time a hope(3:30).

T.S.Davis
01-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Very cool Todd. Does that set off the smoke alarm?

Looks like 4:30 at best for me. No Ty. He's in trouble with me.

Todd Fleury
01-16-2014, 11:08 AM
No smoke alarm, but have to open every window in my house.

RandyatBBY
01-16-2014, 12:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8drE3hx1e4
Good to see your still cooking, I guess I will be checking in hear from time to time more now to check on my friend Todd.

bozo586
01-16-2014, 11:19 PM
back spasms did me in again!tomorrow it's to the docter or the hospital. depends how bad it is in the morning these things put me right on the floor today was the worst i have ever gone thru. sorry i didn't make it but i could not even take a couple steps without another spasm. hope you guys had a good time---john

Shooter
01-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Hope everything goes well John. Doesn't sound like any fun.

You didn't miss much. We just broke a bunch of parts.

rickwess
01-17-2014, 10:43 AM
We just broke a bunch of parts.
Sounds like a typical night or running cars.

T.S.Davis
01-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Some of us more than others.

We did discover that I have little to no skill with cars. Still fun but dang. Cars are so twitchy. Have to learn to think small.

bozo586
01-17-2014, 05:29 PM
medicine & rehab. for now per the docter,plenty of pain now but so far the splasms have stopped! so i went over to the new dirt track after my 12pm bar meeting and got some new tires and rims for the buggy--that place is hugh! also asked about conceiled carry and if they had rules about it. young lady behind counter said wear all you want-----she had hers on! only 3 people were using the track when i was there and they have lots of work tables and chairs for track users,way more than larry's.

bozo586
01-22-2014, 09:33 PM
anyone going to larrys tomorrow-if so what time?

donthavta
01-22-2014, 10:57 PM
anyone going to larrys tomorrow-if so what time?

Tomorrow? racing was Tuesday I was the only one there . Ron

bozo586
01-22-2014, 11:16 PM
sorry ron,i have been hurting for the last wk,bad back! the guys have been practicing on thursday now. seems racing isn't what they want to do. just want some run time. last thursday some of the club members were there at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon.:Peace_Sign:

T.S.Davis
01-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Well, I wanted to go but I just don't have time this week. My design backlog plus the boat assemblies for Phoenix are in full swing at the moment. So I wont be there today.

Shooter
01-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Likewise. I'm not going to get out of work until 6 or so. Can't do it today. Next week!!!

T.S.Davis
01-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Likewise. I'm not going to get out of work until 6 or so. Can't do it today. Next week!!!

Which would put you there about 8:30. 2 hours to get home last night from Commerica park area and then 2:20 to get to the office today. Yay MI!

longballlumber
01-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Which would put you there about 8:30. 2 hours to get home last night from Commerica park area and then 2:20 to get to the office today. Yay MI!

Man-O-Man, am I feeling this pain too! On top of this $hitty weather/commute I am putting in an average of 45+ a week. Makes for a long day after the drive to and from... I know, I am not telling you guys anything you don't already know. There has got to be a better way.

T.S.Davis
01-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Oh wait! They're going to close 96 for a year. A YEAR! That means the entire east/west traveling population of of metro Detroit will be on 696. Should be a hoot.

longballlumber
01-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Oh wait! They're going to close 96 for a year. A YEAR! That means the entire east/west traveling population of of metro Detroit will be on 696. Should be a hoot.

http://www.96fix.com/

Oh Boy, one thing comes to mind... WHAMMY!

http://youtu.be/e7XLyDtwEHE