Sep 01

RCO On Road RC Racing 2016 / 2017

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On Road RC Racing 2016 / 2017

Only a few Weeks to the On Road RC Racing season opener October 2nd. Much stays the same as last season with a few minor changes in the interest of growing our numbers and creating some inter-club continuity. As our general rules were already pretty much in line with the Canadian On Road Nationals the changes are minimal and focused mainly on our “Sportsman” class where we differ on wing size and tire permissions.

Our core classes are 17.5 Stock Sedan and USGT / Sportsman. Additional classes will be run based numbers. We will run F1 / Mini / 1/12 Pan or VTA car provided there are a minimum of 5 cars in attendance to register. One or all classes may be run if the numbers warrant the class inclusion for the event. It is up to you folks to bring the numbers if you want to run your F1 / Mini / Pan car / VTA.

We have a loaner car program that I am hoping to grow as the season progresses. Two basic “beginner” cars currently in the stable (TC4 / TC3) will be set up for USGT / Sportsman intended to let would be newbies get their feet wet. I have a couple of RCO members ready to help support new RC racers as mentors and mechanical “Pit crew” help. One of the keys is to foster new participants and help promote our hobby. I am hoping to have a full race prepped “renter” for the next step RC racer later in the season. Renter entry will be $35.00 (class entry fee plus rental) with proceeds going into ongoing maintenance of the rental program. The rental must be reserved at minimum 2 day prior to the event to allow time to prep the car. I am always looking for spare batteries and electronic go parts, tires or even chassis, if you can help out please let me know.

This season there will also be a few changes to the routine. Set-up will be done the morning of the event and practice time will be determined by how efficiently the track is assembled. Needless to say, the more bodies we have helping out the more open practice we all get.

For 2016 / 2017 there will be no membership fee, as a result race day rates have changed to help cover our increased operating cost.

Race day rates:

First Class entry $26.00

Second / Third class $5.00 (each additional class)

Kids 13 and under $15.00

We will be doing 50/50 draws and raffles throughout the season on interesting prizes to help support continued maintenance of the track and timing hardware. Some of our timing hardware will need some repair / replacement this year so we do have specific goals in mind.

 

Our 2016 / 2017 Schedule has been confirmed with the Maple Ridge Center and the canteen services on site will continue for this year. Check out our host facility on line as they have much to offer in the way of facility rental for non RC events as well.

Maple Ridge Center

12820 43 HWY E, Chesterville, ON

www.mapleridgecentre.com

2016 / 2017 Schedule:

October 2 – Season Opener

October 16

November 6

November 20

December 4

December 18

January 15

January 29

February 12

February 26

March 12

**Please Note: 2017 Canadian On Road Nationals are March 17,18,19 in Welland Ontario

March 26

April 9

April 23

May 7 – Season Finale

 

RCO Basic Class Specifications:


Stock Touring Car – 17.5 Blinky

Chassis: Any 1/10 scale 4wd or Fwd touring car chassis – maximum track width of 190mm – Chassis must have four wheel independent suspension.

Motor: 17.5 ROAR Legal brushless – No D3.5 or NON-ROAR legal rotors – Timing is permitted

ESC: ROAR approved “Blinky mode” ESC

Weight: 1380 grams minimum

Tires: Any 14mm or 16mm rubber tire

Ride Height: 5mm minimum

Battery: Any hard case 2S 7.4V nominal Lipo (Max allowable voltage 8.44V)

Body: Any Sedan style body on the ROAR T2 190mm Touring car approved list


1/12 Scale “Pan Car”

Chassis: Any RWD 1/12 scale pan car chassis – single one piece drive axle

Motor: 17.5 ROAR Legal – No D3.5 or NON-ROAR legal rotors – Timing is permitted

ECS: ROAR approved – Blinky mode

Weight: 730 Grams minimum

Tires: Any 1/12 scale foam tire

Ride Height: 3mm minimum

Battery: Any hard case 1S 3.7V nominal Lipo – Maximim voltage of 4.22V

Body: Any Can-AM / GTP / WSC body style

 

Canadian Vintage Trans Am

Chassis: Any 1/10 scale 4wd or Fwd touring car chassis – maximum track width of 190mm – Chassis must have four wheel independent suspension.

Motor: 21.5 ROAR legal – No D3.5 or non-ROAR legal rotors – Timing is permitted

ESC: ROAR approved “Blinky mode” ESC

Weight: 1450 grams minimum

Tires: USVTA Regulations – Front and rear specific – must maintain tread pattern (no slicks)

Ride Height: 5mm minimum

Battery: Any hard case 2S 7.4V nominal Lipo (Max allowable voltage 8.44V)

Body: USVTA Regulation – Driver model not required

 

F1

 

Chassis: Any 1/10 scale F1 Chassis, RWD – Maximum wheelbase of 270mm

Motor: 21.5 ROAR legal – No D3.5 or non-ROAR legal rotors – Timing is permitted

ESC: ROAR approved “Blinky mode” ESC

Weight: 1050 grams minimum

Tires: Any Rubber F1 tire is permitted

Ride height: 3mm minimum

Battery: Any hard case 2S 7.4V nominal Lipo (Max allowable voltage 8.44V)

Body: F1 Lexan Body – Front and Rear wings must be rigid plastics (not Lexan) Tamiya type

 

Mini

Chassis : M03 / M04 / M05 or M06

Motor: 17.5 ROAR Legal brushless – No D3.5 or NON-ROAR legal rotors – Timing is permitted

Drivetrain: Only kit supplied internal gears – After market “High Speed” gears are not permitted

ESC: ROAR approved “Blinky mode” ESC

Weight: Not applicable

Tires: Tamiya 60D rubber tires – inserts only – non-oem rims are permitted only if the final mounted size is the same as a mounted Tamiya 60D tire and rim

Right Height: 5mm minimum

Battery: Any hard case 2S 7.4V nominal Lipo (Max allowable voltage 8.44V)

Body: Any body made to fit the M-chassis is permitted


USGT / Sportsman*

(Note: VTA Spec cars are permitted in Sportsman – If there is minimum of “5” VTA cars in attendance a full VTA be run as a full class)

 

Body Specifications: 190mm or 200mm bodies – It is highly preferred that bodies are detailed in a race type livery, real or imaginary – Any scale molded wing can be used – Lexan wings must not exceed a maximum height of 10mm including side dams.

* Sportsman – Lexan wings are open with weight penalty (See Weight Spec below)

 

Chassis: Any 1/10 scale, 4WD or FWD touring car chassis – Must have four wheel independent suspension – Any era or brand chassis is allowed.

Tire & Wheel: Spec. tire = Ride USGT Spec Tire RIE24025. – Tires (set of 4) available through Great Hobbies or Gravity RC with part numbers – SKU GRC124 (pre-mount), SKU GRC125 (tires only) – No grinding of tread, except for the ridge formed from the production mold – Any 24mm to 26mm spoked (non dish) rim is permitted.
* Sportsman – Any Open 24mm to 26mm Touring car “Dish” rim is permitted with a weight penalty (See Weight Spec below)

 

Motor: 21.5 brushless: Any Approved 21.5 brushless motor – Motor timing advance is allowed – 12.51 mm rotor diameter maximum – There is no FDR (gear ratio) limit for this class.

 

ESC: “blinky” mode must be used – No “Boost” or “Turbo” is allowed

 

Battery: Any hard cased 2s, 7.4v nominal LiPo – must not exceed a maximum of 8.40v.

 

Ride Height: Minimum ride height is 5mm.


Weight: Four Wheel Drive (4WD) chassis (USGT) = Minimum 1380g in USGT race-ready trim – Front Wheel Drive (FWD) chassis = No Minimum weight

*Sportsman – Four Wheel Drive (4WD) chassis (Sportsman) = Minimum 1405g in Open Tire / Open Wing trim

 

IMPORTANT: “Spirit of Competition”

If it is not in the rules and does not encompass the spirit of controlled RC racing with realistic scale looking cars consider it illegal. The intent is to provide a level playing field and put the emphasis on “Fun friendly competition” Regarding TECH – we will be running on the honor system with each driver responsible for ensuring that their car is legal under the “RCO Basic Class Specification” with top three finishers in each main must be willing to submit their RC racer for a quick inspection should there be a protest from the run group. An inspection / self tech table will be provided for all participants to use at any time with the basic regulations posted for quick reference. Minimum Ride Heights are required to protect the running surface – the carpet is expensive and we want to keep it in good order for many years to come. Always use common sense and safety precautions when charging battery packs and please respect the facility we are fortunate to be permitted to use.

 

See you all in October!

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