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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:28 pm

Dang, I'm trying to work my way into racing 1/10th Touring, but its getting quite expensive, and my parents just dont like me putting soo muc time into rc Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:39 pm

Start in an Off-road "Amature" class. 27T "stock" motor, 6 cell. Pretty cheap racing. Most people seem to start in off-road.
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:43 pm

It costs lots of money to look cool and go fast.

I raced 24th scale slot car many, many years ago. I ran the "CHEAP" classes and I spent 30-40 for my weekly racing (I ran 3-4 races a week.) When the series came to town the weekend costs were closer to 75 per class. In current numbers try tripling the prices.

When the PRO guys showed up it was no holds barred in prices.

My most expensive car (Eurosport/open class at that time) with motor cost me nearly $300.00 in parts to build. I have 2 of them (Shaun I'll sell one to you for $250.00 Smile Oh wait you are broke too.) I built (and raced) drag cars for bracket racing and some class racing but the Road course was my love.

I wish more RC racers would run the stock class without trying to outspend each other.

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:51 pm

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I wish more RC racers would run the stock class without trying to outspend each other.

Thats what i'm going for, i want to start out in trans am, and work my way into stock 27turn (or by then BL 13.5 turn).
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:17 am

They bracket race slot cars? Wow, I just kind of figured it would be heads up...how on earth do you not accidently hook up and break out???

Wanna see expensive close up? Here's half a million dollars getting cramed into a corner...and thats without the race prep cost.



That was at the Mid Ohio Sports car course about 3:30pm today.


Or maybe you prefer Indys?

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:18 am

Those are cool cars but for the price it cost to build one i could buy 3 houses almost in Washington
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:49 am

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They bracket race slot cars? Wow, I just kind of figured it would be heads up...how on earth do you not accidently hook up and break out???

Very carefully. Use the same glue pattern as the first time you ran, let off if your in front.
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:18 pm

Back to the topic guys
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:31 pm

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Back to the topic guys

Thanks for reminding us, but if it was bad to get off topic on this, a moderator or i would have stopped it Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:51 pm

How many Moderators do we have?
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:54 pm

There are Moderators here? Live and Learn.

OK topic My Hummer.

Maybe I'll bracket race my Pro-Pulse Hummer. I'm sure I can get it to be consistant on the strip.

Wait I'd have to fine a place to drag the Hummer.

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Only one (sk8r) i will be putting an aplication fourm out very soon as this owrk is starting to pile up LOL!

BTW, i hope you apply Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:58 pm

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Only one (sk8r) i will be putting an aplication fourm out very soon as this owrk is starting to pile up LOL!

BTW, i hope you apply Very Happy

Me, Moderator.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

But then it would be fun to pick on Shaun and others (wait I do that anyway.)

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:10 pm

Back on topic? How is this for topic.





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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:11 pm

I take it those are yours?
Well i gota say that they look sweet, but since i know nothing about slot cars, i cant say that they must haul or sumthin, but i bet they do Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:23 pm

When I was drag racing slot cars there are some drag slot cars that hit over 150 mph (real speed not scale) in the 24th scale quater mile. That is 0 to 150 in 55 feet under .6 sec time down the strip.

The ones I ran in brackets were slow (2.8 seconds) to moderate (1.3 seconds) to fast (.9 seconds). considering the reation time on the lights for bracket is set at .500 the runs were over very quickly.

I think Shaun's 12 class is really 1.2 seconds down the strip.

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:45 pm

Yes, those are mine. I have built a few more since then.

The only one that really "hauls" is the Studebaker(black and purple car) it will run a 1/24th scale 1/4 mile(55 feet) in just under .800 seconds. I have since torn the car down, I dropped a faster better arm in the motor, and went to a spring steel chassis. It now runs around .730 seconds. This car was built for series races, and only gets raced about 2 times a year. But there is countless hours of time to get them tuned and dialed in.

The rest normally run around 1.200 seconds. which is normally referred to as "12s" just like with 1:1 drag cars.

There is alot of body work and plain work that goes into these cars. Most cars, including mine are custom built. Here is some of my work. I know I don't have my lead wires hooked up Razz





Here is a slotcar track that is kind of near you, you might want to check it out when you have time.

1/24th slot cars are WAY different than the little 1/64 cars, you actually have to "drive" them and its actually harder to race than an RC car, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 pm

The only slot car i've ever driven is one of those sets form toysrus LOL! It was fun for the firts 10 laps and then it got boring.

I might read up on this and maby get into it for cheap since one of my lhs's has a track in store. study
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:03 am

I personally raced road racers more than drag. Racing 8 people in 8 3-5 minute runs with one a minute for lane change is exhilarating. I do miss it (tracks by me closed in the early 90's).

Shaun, I'm surprised you use the clip style to connect the braid to the wires. I used to take the brass from an old piece of braid and put it in the guide while being held up by a new braid and soldiered the lead wire to it. It made it easier to do a braid change during a race and saved a little bit of weight. Look at the cars I sent you a while ago, they were all done that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:21 am

Slot car racing is fun, and can be really cheap, it depends on what you want to do. You can actually get set up in racing for right around $100, with a car and controller.
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:25 am

Cool, maby i can just save some money on the side for a little while each week, and get a less expensive car to try it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:27 am

BTW, i am going to split this topic tomarrow and transfer all the slot cars to a new thread called Slot Cars (sorta obvious, but now i can say i told ya so Rolling Eyes )
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:31 am

Good idea Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:40 am

But before that, my lhs also has rental ones i could try out, so...
Id give one of em a whirl for 5 minuts next time i'm there.

As of now, i'm donating 2 bucks a week to the site (money is sorta tight) so in like 5 weeks, i should be purchasing a domain name Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pro-Pulse PRO-T100 from the Hobbit Hole.   Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:21 am

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But before that, my lhs also has rental ones i could try out, so...
Id give one of em a whirl for 5 minuts next time i'm there.

Just remember comparing the rental cars to the cheaper ones you can purchase is like comparing a Ford Fiesta or Yugo to a Mustang or Camaro. My Eurosport would be closer to an Porsche GT2 car.

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As of now, i'm donating 2 bucks a week to the site (money is sorta tight) so in like 5 weeks, i should be purchasing a domain name Wink

Cool. Wish I had a fed bucks to give but money is very tight at the moment.

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