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by Matt Whitmarsh
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage
Topic: 32 year old PB mini Mustang - going to race it again soon
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: 32 year old PB mini Mustang - going to race it again soon

That was always the tricky thing with the PB. The original shocks are terrible, but they mount centrally on the little plastic towers, whereas every other type of shock mounts on one side or the other, causing them to twist. Quite hard to make better towers too and there isn't much to connect them t...
by Matt Whitmarsh
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Vintage
Topic: The collection
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: The collection

That is a mighty fine looking collection Dennis. A tribute to all of your hard work.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Major New Zealand Events
Topic: On Road National Champs Feb 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 5273

Re: On Road National Champs Feb 2018

Tony, we had a thread for rule change/AGM discussion prior to the AGM, but it got hijacked by a control tyre discussion....
by Matt Whitmarsh
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Major New Zealand Events
Topic: On Road National Champs Feb 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 5273

Re: On Road National Champs Feb 2018

I guess Wednesday the 7th is also open practice then.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Electric R/C Cars & Trucks
Topic: 380 brushed motors Help
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: 380 brushed motors Help

You don't need to break the motor in. For racing we used to run them under water for a number of seconds until the water started turning black - this accelerated the brush wear and gave the motor more torque as the brushes make contact with a larger area of the com. It shortens the life substantiall...
by Matt Whitmarsh
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Mylaps update disables MRT transponders
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Mylaps update disables MRT transponders

I doubt MyLaps will release a fix - I would expect the disabling of the MRT transponders is intentional so you have to buy MyLaps Transponders. This happened a few years back with the older model MRT transponders - it is anti-competitive behaviour from MyLaps.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Vintage
Topic: Kyosho Javelin.
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Kyosho Javelin.

Nice work Dennis. I always loved the look of the Javelin back in the day. The re-release seems to be available now.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: AGM/Remits
Replies: 111
Views: 10271

Re: AGM/Remits

I think Nathan is right once again. If anything this rule change will mostly affect modified, as most people will still race stock. In my opinion stock is fast enough for most people now, and especially those that are maybe midfield in modified, but near the front in stock will have an easy decisio...
by Matt Whitmarsh
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: AGM/Remits
Replies: 111
Views: 10271

Re: AGM/Remits

As an aside, the remit to reduce race time for 1/10th off-road from 6min to 5min was passed as I understand it. I have to agree with Scott and Shane, again even though it affects me, it is better for the up-coming drivers in stock to not have the A-Main stacked with top modified drivers at the one m...
by Matt Whitmarsh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Sorex tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Sorex tyres

Yeah, 24s are the goto for stock. I remember even running 20s in mid-winter.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Sorex tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Sorex tyres

I don't think Sorex do a 25, but they do 24 - that's probably what you're looking for Braedyn.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Major New Zealand Events
Topic: 2017 North Island On Road Champs. Nov 10-12
Replies: 21
Views: 3034

Re: 2017 North Island On Road Champs. Nov 10-12

I would have loved to attend both events, so I guess I'll just have to choose one now. I wonder how many north island drivers will choose this, because it's in the same island, over the nationals in Nelson? I wonder if Nelson have the option to change.
by Matt Whitmarsh
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Major New Zealand Events
Topic: 2017 North Island On Road Champs. Nov 10-12
Replies: 21
Views: 3034

Re: 2017 North Island On Road Champs. Nov 10-12

luke duthie wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:27 pm
No dates will not be changing
This event isn't even on the NZRCA 'Events' list on their website, but the 1/8th EP offroad nationals are - there is still a rule in place stating "There will be only one NZRCA sanction (sic) event on any given date", how have you got around that?
by Matt Whitmarsh
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: AGM/Remits
Replies: 111
Views: 10271

Re: AGM/Remits

B.C.Ninja wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:40 am
So on another note has anyone else realised that the proposed lipo rules remit doesn't include lipos to be hard cased???
Including yours, Nick. That's something that definitely needs correcting.