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Doug Smock
01-08-2015, 11:46 PM
Go to http://www.rcracingevents.com/ to enter.

FE classes P Mono, P Limited Sport Hydro, P Limited O/B Tunnel, and P Limited Hydro.

Open Tunnel, Open Offshore. Open class boats must be legal IMPBA boats. These will run with their gas and nitro counterparts.

FE 1/8 Scale will run with the 60 Scales. See race flyer for details.

:thumbup1: Many thanks to:
Steven Vaccaro and Offshore Electrics for sponsoring P Mono and P Limited Sport Hydro.

Chris Hoffman (DASBOATA) for sponsoring LSG 23-30 Mono.

You guys rock!


Doug:tiphat:

Doug Smock
01-11-2015, 01:17 PM
A few pics of the Atlanta site.
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ray schrauwen
01-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Very nice. There is a small possibility I can make it.

Doug Smock
01-11-2015, 03:00 PM
We'd love to have ya Ray. It's no problem getting you on the stand.:wink:

ray schrauwen
01-11-2015, 04:03 PM
I saw that too, very wheelchair friendly. If the GF is up for it we can do it but, we won't know until late feb.

I wonder if Larry Jaques might plan for this? aka Truckpull...

Chilli
01-12-2015, 01:28 AM
Tell Lamar we appreciate him offering the FE Classes..... and I'm sure you also had a little something to do with it. :wink: You already know I can't make it due to family obligations. Hope you have a great turn out!!

Doug Smock
01-20-2015, 05:31 PM
I saw that too, very wheelchair friendly. If the GF is up for it we can do it but, we won't know until late feb.

I wonder if Larry Jaques might plan for this? aka Truckpull...

It would be great if you and Larry could make it. Ray R. is going to check with the West Florida Model Boat Club and see if there is any interest.

We're going to miss you and John, Chilli.

Doug

T.S.Davis
01-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Doug, if I run down will you carry me up onto the stand? I don't need help. Just wanted you to carry me.

Doug Smock
01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Doug, if I run down will you carry me up onto the stand? I don't need help. Just wanted you to carry me.

LOL Depends, what do you weigh? Remember I just had knee surgery. How do you feel about piggyback? :laugh:

T.S.Davis
01-20-2015, 08:22 PM
1 metric ton........it's all muscle though.

Todd Fleury
01-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Where is the flyer Doug?

Todd Fleury
01-21-2015, 03:49 PM
I don't sign up for anything without a flyer.

T.S.Davis
01-21-2015, 04:08 PM
FE classes P Mono and P Limited O/B Tunnel.

FE 1/8 Scale will run with the 60 Scales. See race flyer for details.

......and P Limited Sport and P limited offshore or mono. Just say'n.

Offshore might make the fuel guys heads explode.

4 FE classes plus some scales would make it more inviting.

Doug Smock
01-21-2015, 05:16 PM
......and P Limited Sport and P limited offshore or mono. Just say'n.

Offshore might make the fuel guys heads explode.

4 FE classes plus some scales would make it more inviting.


I'm working with Lamar and our FE Director now....................


I don't sign up for anything without a flyer.

Check out http://www.rcracingevents.com/

Doug Smock
01-21-2015, 08:12 PM
Hey fellas,

The Atlanta Model Boaters President and District 13 FE Director have agreed to lift the Limited class ESC restrictions for this race.:wink:

Note: P Limited O/B Tunnel has been removed and P Limited Sport Hydro has been added.

P Limited O/B Tunnels or any legal IMPBA O/B Tunnel can run in the Open Tunnel class.

Any legal IMPBA Mono or Catamaran can run in Open Offshore. ( This is not a timed event. This is milling on the oval course and 6 laps on the offshore course.)
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I have no idea how long it takes to complete this offshore course as I never run it other than messing around with my gas boats. I'll be happy to gather that info if needed.
It may be important to note that the IMPBA doesn't have capacity limits. Meet the IMPBA FE class requirements for length and max weight of 25#s RTR.

There are typically Nitro and or Gas classes that don't make the five boat minimum. If that is the case this year I will poll those already entered near the deadline for entry (April 5th) and see what class(s) you are interested in running, and we can fill.

Thanks for the interest!

Doug & the AMB

Doug Smock
03-17-2015, 05:49 PM
Hey fellas,

P Limited Hydro and P Limited O/B Tunnel have just been opened up.

We'd love to have some of you guys come race with us!

Doug

T.S.Davis
03-18-2015, 08:29 AM
You're up to 4 classes I can run now. Sweet!

T.S.Davis
03-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Doug, is there open water Friday and did you ever get a best guess on run time for that psychotic offshore course?

Doug Smock
03-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Hi Terry,

There will be uncontrolled open water Thursday after 5pm., and controlled open water all day Friday.

I haven't timed the offshore but discussed it with the club president. We are estimating around 5 minutes or so is what it's taking the gas boats. Figure low to mid 50s for speed in the straightaways.


D.

T.S.Davis
03-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Doug, is there a smartest hotel to stay at for this? Gotta get my poop in a group if I'm coming down.

Ken Haines
03-24-2015, 04:28 PM
Doug, is there a smartest hotel to stay at for this? Gotta get my poop in a group if I'm coming down.

Well of course ...."Holiday Inn Express"
:bounce:

Sure wish I could make this race :crying:

Doug Smock
03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Doug, is there a smartest hotel to stay at for this? Gotta get my poop in a group if I'm coming down.

Hey Terry,

Sondra and I have stayed here a couple of times. The place has been clean, safe, & quiet. http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/254928/?CID=PPC_bing_B-Hotels+-+S_1525937284_+Sleep%2520+Inn%2520+Fairburn_b&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=+Sleep%2520+Inn%2520+Fairburn&utm_content=1525937284&utm_campaign=Hotels+-+S&mkwid=FuOcG2rL_dc&pcrid=1525937284&muid=8aaa4c66-1aef-4a0a-9fa5-3f9a7bf299e8

Some folks stay in Peachtree City. It is a little farther from the pond but has more to offer restaurant wise. Let me find out where the "smartest hotel" is there for you. I would rather you have a choice than go on my recommendation. Don't want to hear it.:laugh:

Doug Smock
03-24-2015, 06:09 PM
Peachtree City. This is probably the better of the two Terry.

http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/109024/?CID=PPC_bing_B-Hotels+-+H_4804043101_+Holiday%2520+Inn%2520+Peachtree%252 0+City%2520+hotel_b&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=+Holiday%2520+Inn%2520+Peachtree%2520+Cit y%2520+hotel&utm_content=4804043101&utm_campaign=Hotels+-+H&mkwid=bTaJRqp2j_dc&pcrid=4804043101&muid=8aaa4c66-1aef-4a0a-9fa5-3f9a7bf299e8

Doug Smock
03-24-2015, 06:12 PM
Well of course ...."Holiday Inn Express"
:bounce:

Sure wish I could make this race :crying:

It would be good to have ya Ken.

T.S.Davis
03-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Um, where is the pond? RC Racingevents is down.

Doug Smock
03-27-2015, 04:07 PM
Um, where is the pond? RC Racingevents is down.

Here you go sir.

http://www.atlantamodelboaters.com/directions.html

tjcast
03-28-2015, 03:16 PM
Hi Doug, rcracingevents.com has been down the last few days and I would like to sign up for P Mono, LSH and Open offshore. I am part of MMEU and will be coming there with Terry. I look forward to going to Atlanta and racing.

Doug Smock
03-28-2015, 03:51 PM
Hi Thomas,
Really glad you guys are coming. I'm looking forward to meeting you guys.
I spoke with Bill Britton earlier in the week and he was confident that the site would be back up shortly. (They are replacing phone poles) If that doesn't happen for what ever reason we'll switch to plan B. The race will be held even if we (Lamar) has to print off heat sheets Fri.
One of us will post here when we know more.

Thank you sir!

T.S.Davis
03-28-2015, 05:02 PM
Haha. Write it down with crayons.

Scrawl out a spot for me too. P limited hydro, p limited sport, p mono. If you need numbers I'll bring the tunnel and put it back together in the hotel.

T.S.Davis
03-28-2015, 05:03 PM
I'll watch for the site to come back up and do it that way when possible.

T.S.Davis
03-28-2015, 07:25 PM
Million questions. What's the power story? BYOG?

Doug Smock
03-28-2015, 08:08 PM
We should have you covered Terry but let me make some calls.

Doug Smock
03-31-2015, 05:25 PM
Guys we have your power covered. If you have something small that you won't have to smell on the road and want to bring it for back up go for it. My 5000 has been running racing events since 08 and could send a rod through the crankcase at any time.:laugh:
Seriously, we should be fine.


The latest word from Bill is that RcRacingEvents should be back on like tomorrow.:Praying::thumbup1:

T.S.Davis
03-31-2015, 05:42 PM
Trying desperately to avoid driving my dinosaur truck down there. That thing has trek'd to 5 nats. She's more tired than me. She crested "are you kidding me?" miles. I fear a protest.

Doug Smock
03-31-2015, 07:49 PM
We'll be fine Terry. Worst case scenario mine craps out and I have to go get a new Honda. Man I would hate that.:wink:
The Mrs. will understand, she'll be in the tower keeping score. Speaking of which, you may want to wait to show your true self until after the scores are posted.:laugh:

Working hard here trying to get my GP310 finished.

T.S.Davis
03-31-2015, 08:09 PM
I'm bringing these. I'm thieving my kids LSH for the weekend.130304
Yeah like he built it. Little punk.

Doug Smock
04-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Nice rigs Terry!

Doug Smock
04-01-2015, 05:15 PM
The site is back up fellas. THANKS BILL!!

http://www.rcracingevents.com/

Enter that O/B Tunnel (OPC) Terry. Schaffer and Harris have some good running boats, should be a blast! I'll be running a borrowed 295.

T.S.Davis
04-01-2015, 08:33 PM
We might have another guy coming. Not sure that can happen though.

Doug Smock
04-01-2015, 10:56 PM
We might have another guy coming. Not sure that can happen though.

That would be great. I spoke with Grumpy Ole Reed this evening about making the Michigan trip with me. The Mrs. won't be attending.

Doby
04-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Awww...I wanted to meet the woman who puts up with a moderator...

T.S.Davis
04-02-2015, 08:09 AM
The Mrs. won't be attending.

WHAT? After all those unsavory texts I sent to her? What am I supposed to do with a perfectly good cabana boy?

I haven't seen Reed in over 10 years. Is he still old? haha

Doug Smock
04-02-2015, 12:20 PM
You never sent pics of the cabana boy Terry. She got tired of waiting and made other plans.:noidea:

T.S.Davis
04-02-2015, 02:57 PM
Actually I was going to take care of it. I was planning to wear my plush velour leopard wide brim hat that Todd picked up for me.

Picture the Staypuff Marshmallow man dipped in baby oil with a kick'n gold hat.

longballlumber
04-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Picture the Staypuff Marshmallow man dipped in baby oil with a kick'n gold hat.

I just puked a little in my mouth...

Shooter
04-02-2015, 10:15 PM
Gross.

Terry - I'm diggin that MSU paint job!!!!!

Shooter
04-02-2015, 10:18 PM
Are you guys driving down to this or flying?? Is Phil Pace attending??

Doug Smock
04-02-2015, 11:26 PM
Actually I was going to take care of it. I was planning to wear my plush velour leopard wide brim hat that Todd picked up for me.

Picture the Staypuff Marshmallow man dipped in baby oil with a kick'n gold hat.

http://www.websmileys.com/sm/obscene/eck15.gif:laugh:


Pete, Phil isn't racing but said he was going to come by. Did you need something from him?

T.S.Davis
04-03-2015, 08:13 AM
Are you guys driving down to this or flying?? Is Phil Pace attending??

Driving. Are you coming too? We could strap you to the roof proly.

Shooter
04-03-2015, 08:54 AM
http://www.websmileys.com/sm/obscene/eck15.gif:laugh:


Pete, Phil isn't racing but said he was going to come by. Did you need something from him?

No, just wanted to talk with him. Then again, I think I've harassed the guy enough this week with emails!!!!

Terry - I was seriously considering it last night after a few beers, but now reality has set in.

T.S.Davis
04-03-2015, 09:27 AM
Terry - I was seriously considering it last night after a few beers, but now reality has set in.

Fred is trying to negotiate with his bosses. One at work and one at home.

Reality is BOrrrRrrrrrrING. If you want you can give me your wife's cell number. I text'd Doug's wife into submission. haha Might have to get back on my J O B there. She bailed. Not everybody likes marshmallow I guess.

Just book it Pete. After our wives leave us we'll move in together. We'll live in Todd's new garage. HAHA OMG Can you imagine how quickly we would spiral into the abyss of FE madness without a voice of reason?

So yer sitt'n around the camp fire, cooking a sweet innocent s'more......and........and........and there I am........in your subconscious.......gah.....ack.........RUINED!

rightturnonly
04-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Atlanta will never be the same after the MI crew shows up...I was all set on signing up but work has struck again. I'm hoping to make it over sometime on Saturday. Pete, you have to make it down the weather is starting to warm up(85 today!!).

T.S.Davis
04-03-2015, 10:23 AM
haha Yeah, the two of us going are going to leave a crater formerly known as Atlanta.

T.S.Davis
04-03-2015, 02:51 PM
The site is back up fellas.

Nope. ugh

Doug Smock
04-03-2015, 03:53 PM
You'll have the opportunity to work on Sondra in person Terry. Let's see how good you are. There is a lot of Irish in that young lady.lol

You Michiganders can't be as bad as the guys from "Miyami" can you? The AMB survived that several years ago.lol Holy cow!!

I hope you get to come by John. Maybe you can race the Grand Prix in July.

RcRacingEvents was down for a bit yesterday, but was back by early evening. Maybe Bill is tweaking it.

Testing the 310 this weekend, may have to race her in her jammies though.:huh:

T.S.Davis
04-03-2015, 10:37 PM
Doug, I'm only good at writing. I have no real personality.

Doug Smock
04-07-2015, 05:09 PM
At 12, we have as many P Monos entered as we do 23-30 LSG Monos. Guys this is a first at any D13 race!

RayR
04-07-2015, 05:24 PM
Doug,

are you running the squire or the brown boat in scale?

Doug Smock
04-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Doug,

are you running the squire or the brown boat in scale?

Hi Ray,

I'll be running the Squire~:thumbup1:

HUFFRACING
04-08-2015, 07:47 AM
At 12, we have as many P Monos entered as we do 23-30 LSG Monos. Guys this is a first at any D13 race!

I blame those d@amn Huff boys! :-)

Later,
Lamar

T.S.Davis
04-08-2015, 10:30 AM
Doug, what's with the tiny scale props? Who cooked that one up? I'll be interested to see how that goes. IMPBA has the weird scale motor spec too don't they?

Doug Smock
04-08-2015, 12:01 PM
Yes a handful of die hard gas guys running fast electrics. My work in Atlanta is done. LOL

Terry and Thomas. These guys are new to running FE but don't let that fool ya. We'll have to get together along with Chris Harris & Brad Schafer and come up with a plan to tear down the yellow wall a brick at a time.:laugh: You'll see what I mean during open water.

Doug Smock
04-08-2015, 12:21 PM
Doug, what's with the tiny scale props? Who cooked that one up? I'll be interested to see how that goes. IMPBA has the weird scale motor spec too don't they?

Hey Terry,

The idea there is to keep it a drivers class and reduce the anxiety of some of the die hard nitro Scale guys. I have been working and running with Rick Bellinger (our District Scale Director) for the last couple of years in running FE with the 60s. He wants to see the Scale #s up and doesn't really care what powers the boats. The 10s set up has been tested and it works. The 8s setup hasn't been run in the district and that's why "Subject to change at the CDs discretion" is in there. It's just an attempt bring some parity to the apples and oranges. Right now I have the only FE Scale entered. All good drivers, should be a hoot!


Yes we have the Scale motor spec. Remember all the noise about 80 MPH heat racing Scales when LiPo came in?

T.S.Davis
04-08-2015, 12:56 PM
Yeah, I've seen some really fast scales run by some really good drivers and have notr seen a heat racer that was an 80mph boat. Nayman had perfect heats for I think a whole season and was still nowhere near 80.

You could probably get to 80 but roundy rounds? Not very practical.

My scale has a 2217 and weighs in at approximately 26 metric tons so needs a gigantic prop. Still needs a lot of work that one.

T.S.Davis
04-08-2015, 01:00 PM
Chris Harris & Brad Schafer and come up with a plan to tear down the yellow wall a brick at a time.

Chris might still owe me a punch in the head for one reason or another. I'll bring head gear.

Doug Smock
04-08-2015, 04:11 PM
Chris might still owe me a punch in the head for one reason or another. I'll bring head gear.

LOL No you won't need head gear.

I agree, heat racing at 80 with a scale isn't practical. I have no idea how fast mine is. It didn't really matter because I was trying to match the nitro speeds.
Ferrette broke 100 with one in E City. I'll remember that always as I was at the console.
Very impressive.

Chilli
04-16-2015, 10:37 PM
Good luck this weekend fellas and have a great time. Sorry I can't make it. My youngest son is having his Catholic Confirmation this weekend. Eternal damnation for me if I miss it. Looks like you are going to have a great FE turn out. Be safe and LMK how things go!! :)

Shooter
04-17-2015, 09:00 PM
You're a good man. Way more important than playing with boats! I originally had a hard time with Sunday races, but I've learned how to make it work.

T.S.Davis
04-17-2015, 09:21 PM
130946Really beautiful site down here. The weather is less than stellar however.

rightturnonly
04-17-2015, 10:22 PM
Yikes,

You should get a break from the rain in the morning at least until around noon. It's rained over in Montgomery all week but we're getting a break now. So hopefully it will come your way. I'm going to try to get over tomorrow but depends on how I feel in morning. I've had the crud since Sunday can't seem to stop coughing.

Doug Smock
04-17-2015, 10:33 PM
Hey Chili,
Messy day today for open water but it didn't stop anyone that wanted to run.
Weather man says the weather will improve for tomorrow, but Sunday we may be back in the path of the "rain train".
Terry and Tom (nice guys BTW, not at all what they seem like on the forum :smile:)came with some good running boats. P Mono is going to be epic. Terry brought a bazooka to a knife fight. Hoping one of us can push him out to I-285 at the start.:laugh:
As usual I spent the day running my butt off taking care of our guests, but I think my boats are ready rock. If not I'll always think the should have been.lol
Hoping at this point to get through three rounds tomorrow and one (possibly two) on Sunday.
Racing starts at 8am.

Have a great weekend with the family! We'll play another time.

Ken Haines
04-18-2015, 09:29 AM
P Mono is going to be epic. Terry brought a bazooka to a knife fight.


All I ever saw of Terry's mono at the Nat's was taillights.....:crying:

I am so jealous, really hate to miss this one due to work, but just could not
get out of this refueling outage at the Nuke plant.
However I have already signed up for 7 classes at the Andersonville race.
Good luck to everyone in Atlanta, and have fun. :bounce:

P.S. Remember Terry, Doug like's to have conversations during the heats.....lol

T.S.Davis
04-18-2015, 05:04 PM
I can not there are no laws against having this much fun. The Atlanta boys and ladies are a hoot.

Ken, the boat is faster now. Had to find a way to slow down without just making vapor.

T.S.Davis
04-18-2015, 09:31 PM
This site really is sweet. Killer drivers stand. The weather held up and we banged out 83 heats. About 80 maybe after some were combined.

Finished up the day with some picture perfect scenery.
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Chilli
04-18-2015, 10:24 PM
Glad everyone is having a great time. Sorry the weather is not the best. Everything went well today with the family and I have the Suburban packed up with six boats that need the cob webs knocked off of them tomorrow morning.

My son and I always have great time in Atlanta. The Offshore course is challenging though.. The buoys are deep in the corner and I always seem to cut one. LOL

So what's the story with this picture posted on IW??

T.S.Davis
04-19-2015, 08:18 AM
Haha. Well it's warm but at least it's raining again. Georgia.........the rain state.

Doby
04-19-2015, 04:21 PM
I was watching the weather radar for the Atlanta area today...you guys finished your Ark yet?

Doug Smock
04-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Finished up the forth round and called it due to a Tornado watch. Everyone was on their way by approx. 12:30.
We really wanted to run a fifth round as there was some unfinished business in a couple of classes:w00t:, but it just wasn't in the cards.

T.S.Davis
04-20-2015, 02:10 AM
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04-22-2015, 09:29 PM
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