Race Day 1
We had our first official race for Puget Sound Fast Electric at the park in Granite Falls.
There were 11 drivers in attendance and roughly 38 boats in 8 different classes. The weather cooperated nicely and although it was a bit chilly (34 degrees) at the start of the day it probably hit the 50's by the afternoon with mixed sunshine and overcast conditions.
The racing was fun. I ended up winning the SV27 and Offshore categories (mostly by finishing all of the heats), coming in 2nd in LSH, and a distant third in 1/10th scale modern.
Greg Schweers took the OPC Tunnel, LSH and P-Spec Hydro classes, Byron Pimms was the 1/10th scale modern and classic winner, Scott Bickford won the P-Mono title.
The video below is some of the testing and the OPC Tunnel heat 1 race.
Since the race I have been working on props for the American Dream LSH boat with at least a bit of success. The original 1445 prop had the boat going about 46.8mph, and then 47.5 and 48.9mph with two different cut down 1450's. I did a bit of cupping on the tips of the 1445 and now I am getting 50.0mph with that prop. That has to be the easiest boat I have ever setup and it looks so smooth at 50mph. I know that there are people who have gotten runs of 55mph with the UL-1 motor and an ABC H5 prop, but I think they were running a Turnigy 120 ESC and pushed the timing up to 15 degrees. I think 50 is pretty good for a UL-1 speed control, but I am going to continue to experiment.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Discussion||Hobby People Christmas Day Sale 1 Day only||pecor||Hot Online Deals||10||Dec 30, 2010 12:31 AM|
|Cool||Nutech Diablo 1/5 2WD Pro Race Buggy first production sample||e3racing||Large Scale Cars||1||Nov 16, 2010 10:39 PM|
|For Sale||E-Trek Pro 1:60 Race Track with Two Cars.||team222badbrad||Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W)||0||Sep 12, 2010 06:42 PM|
|Discussion||Forthcoming 1/8th Venom GPV-1 Race/Chat day in Lilydale....||elvis65||Motorcycles||60||Aug 09, 2009 08:57 AM|
|Discussion||1/5 Scale Free test and tune race Day on March 30th||LuisR||Large Scale Cars||0||Mar 12, 2008 11:00 PM|