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Old 02-06-2002, 07:24 PM
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We are racing Micro's at Larry's Performance R/C's in Utica MI.
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Old 02-06-2002, 08:58 PM
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Cool! What day/time?
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Old 02-06-2002, 11:48 PM
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Actually its in Sterling Heights.

Dates/Times aren't set in stone, but we are having a race this upcoming friday.
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Old 02-16-2002, 11:23 AM
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Ok, Utica Rd in Sterling Hights hehe.
Racing is Friday Nights, sign in closes at 7:15pm and racing starts at 7:30. They will have the class as long as there's 4 micro's.


Also, Hobby Town USA in Grand Blanc MI. is starting Micro and Mini Z racing. I will post more when I get a schedule for them.
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Old 03-02-2002, 04:39 PM
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Well, we had our first race. It included 4 micros and a brp SC18.

The brp (completely stock with 6-cells) managed to hold the track the entire time and took 1st.

Trick-Parts' micro was out the first race and got a lay of the track in the second. The last 2 races he managed to be the top micro out there. Good job. His setup was an ARM pan chassis with Team Orion Elite Mod, 7.2V Team Orion battery pack. Can't remember the ESC and receiver, but it was topped with the Toyota GT1 body. This race was also his first time using a micro. Infact it was the first night he had it to play with.

MI Maxxer was out the first race as well. He also just got his micro last night and it was his first time using it. Both him and Trick-Parts were finishing the assembly of them at the track. MI Maxxer had a 7.2V pack with Team Orion Elite Mod and Airtronics ES-01. The ES-01 managed to last about 2 seconds before frying. Luckily he was able to grab a Futaba MC230CR that was hidden in the cabinet. What a find that was. Then during a battery charge, the clips came in contact and caused the battery to heat up. This inturn made the battery melt and become unstable. After this he was able to borrow a 6V pack from Greg53. He came back in the second race and atleast got the feel for the micro. Second, third, and last race he was able to get around the track, but was still learning. Good job for a first time.

Greg53 did pretty good. He was kept his micro running all 4 races. After a couple of runs on the track, he managed to get his micro around the track with little whipeouts. Although he did break 2 front knuckles during the night. He was running a 7.2V pack with a speed300 and the skyline body with narrow setting.

I myself did ok. Last night was the first race I had been in with the micro and was basically the first time running it (other than a 1 minute run outside one day). My setup was 6V pack with speed 300, and GM V3R ESC. First race the micro was spinning every since the traction was horrible. I managed to figure out how to get around the track eventually. And at one point I did a barrel roll down a straight away. I was out the second race due to a bad battery pack. Third and fourth race was rather bad. Third race I race I ran with just the foam inserts (Greg53 did the same). Fourth race I ran stock tires again, but my traction was worse than the first race. I didn't clean the tires which I should have done.

In the end we all had a good time and decided to do the racing every friday that we could. We also discovered a couple things. Like the fact that BRPs shouldn't be run with Micros. And that the stock tires are rather crappy for carpet racing. Although Trick-Parts managed to figure out that putting traction compound on them for 10 minutes, then whiping it off, did help alot. Right now we are looking for foam tires for the micro. And I will say the wider setups do ALOT better than the narrow setups.

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Old 03-03-2002, 10:27 AM
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Yep that was a fun night. First time for all of us racing the micros. I think that if I went 1 more tooth on the pinion the BRP wouldn't have had a chance. I was right in there with his lap times, he just was more consistant. Can't wait for this friday. The owner of the shop picked up my micro and was checking it out after the main wondering how I got it to work so well. He had never seen a micro run those lap times. It handled like it was on rails for the main, just needed a little more on the top end.
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Old 03-03-2002, 12:52 PM
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CooLJoE, thanks for the in-depth results!
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Old 03-04-2002, 01:16 AM
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I got near his lap times in the first race. I think the lap time to beat was mentioned as 13.5 and at one point I got 13.8.

I think next time I might try HPI soft tires in rear and regulars in front with a cleaning before each race (including the first race).

I might try the traction compound thing too. Guess I'll have to experiment. But you can bet the narrow skyling thing is gone. I'm gonna cut the rear of the viper body so it fits 150mm. Narrow settings are crap on carpet (IMO).
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:16 PM
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Well that was the first time we raced the micro's down there, so there's still lots of time for you Pat to try crazy set ups lol.
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:50 PM
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ya pat.
TAKE ALL THE TIRES OFF!! IT WILL HANDEL GOOD!!!

Every one stuggled to really get the right tire setup. Rob had it pretty good. My tires where just Dead.

Im sure as the weeks go by we all will get faster. specially u guys with CARS can go and practice everyday if ya wanted.
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:52 PM
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Hey, taking the tires off did get better traction, which I said it would. It just became TOO much traction

But rear foams did well, admit it.
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Old 03-04-2002, 07:23 PM
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Did better then what I had... but still sucked
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Old 03-06-2002, 10:55 AM
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What? I am not going down there for a all day practice session today lol.
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Old 03-06-2002, 10:17 PM
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Micro Racing:
Practice is on friday's 7pm-9pm $3.00
Racing is on Saturday 7pm-9pm $5.00
Prizes awarded weekly and at end of season.

Stock and Mod classes.
Stock class is AA Alkaline batteries only, and car has to be box stock.
Mod is run what you brung.

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Old 12-08-2002, 07:35 AM
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First if you guys are looking for good foam tires try brpracing.com BRP makes foam's for the HPI tires, and they are GREAT on carpet! We race in Cleveland with about 30 BRP SC-18's and a few Micros. Even the best, most hoped-up Micro can't beat the SC-18. On carpet the SC-18 is the best 1/18 scale racer. All the Micros are using BRP tires!

On my SC-18 I use the HPI tires and the HPI bodies, it makes the car look cool. I also have the Big Block on my SC-18...talk about a rocket!

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