JWeston

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  1. Hi all. I have a: Core RC Code 2.4GHz 3-Channel FHSS LCD Stick Combo 15 model memory and the CR151 receivers are £23 (plus shipping) so it was all starting to add up a bit... By chance I spotted an FHSS Receiver on the Hobby King site that looked just like the CR151. At £8 including postage, I took a gamble and ordered one. I'm happy to say it works and bound with no problems at all. I haven't given it a full outdoor test but I can't imagine it would be inferior to the CR151 receiver. The Hobby King receivers are called: HK-3000 3ch 2.4ghz FHSS RX At a third of the price, I am well chuffed and have ordered another 4. Core-RC System: http://www.modelspor...-products/38217 Core-RC CR151 Receiver: http://www.modelspor...-products/38219 Hobby King Receiver: http://www.hobbyking...ransmitter.html I hope this helps give someone a nice result. 3 for the price of 1. Pucker. :-) Thanks, J
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    58577 Nova Fox

    News today of a forthcoming '58577 Nova Fox'. This has really got my juices flowing and I thought it deserves a topic to itself. The origin of the word 'Nova' is 'New'. New Fox? My ideal would be a modern Fox in keeping with the vintage one on a new 2WD chassis. A Fox MkII. The Nova Fox could be absolutely anything though.... We'll soon get more details but, in the meantime, what does everyone anticipate?
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    Iconic Meets

    I'm delighted to announce that 4 BRCA Clubs have kindly decided to name their forthcoming venture into the Vintage resurgence, the Iconic RC Vintage Class. The Iconic RC Vintage Class will be relaxed rules to suit each club and their members, with the recent very successful Revival rules in mind. If you think your club might be interested, please ask their chairman to contact me. Participating Club Details: A1 Racing Club Website: http://iceman.a1racingclub.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/a1racingclub?fref=ts East Shrewsbury Buggy Club Wesbite: http://www.eastshrewsburybrc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastShrewsburyBrc?fref=ts Surrey & Hants Radio Control Car Club Website: http://www.shrccc.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surrey-and-Hants-Radio-Control-Car-Club/203972966294261?fref=ts West Bridgford Model Car Club Website: http://www.wbmcc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Bridgford-Model-Car-Club/141067219293267?fref=ts
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    Iconic Meets

    Terz, thanks for the interest in the videos. Keep an eye on our youtube channel as I have about 5 to upload from this year. Revival: Re-releases are fine. Period style mods are fine. No restrictions on electrics except the 2s LiPo limit. I've seen no evidence that brushless setups are better than brushed and vice versa. Emphasis is on having fun and raising money for charity. Revival 2016 raised £8,150.00 for Parkinson's UK. We're supporting Parkinson's UK next year as well. You'll find all the information you need on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/iconicrc/ If you don't do facebook then we always suggest setting up an 'RC account' and use facebook just for RC. There is some great content on there. Otherwise, contact me at john@iconicrc.com as I'm not on the TC forum often. Cheers and hope to see you in 2017. The first event next year is a vintage buggy day in January at Dudley Model Car Club in memory of Brett Davis. We also have 4 Iconic Cup Rounds and the Buggython which are Tamiya events. Revival 2017 will be end of July. Plus some Iconic open track meets. John.
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    Iconic Meets

    Here are the Buggy entry stats for Revival 2016 this weekend. Proof that Vintage RC Racing is rather popular. If any TC members are in the area then why not pop along and spectate.
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    Iconic Meets

    A job very well done for round 1 of the Iconic Cup and a huge thanks to West London and to the entrants. £396 was raised in the raffle and that goes straight to Parkinson's UK. :thumbsup: There's an album of 365 photos uploaded to the IconicRC facebook group. Round 2 at Broxtowe is coming up and you can enter online here: http://www.broxtowemcc.co.uk/rapidcart/index.html Cheers. John
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    Iconic Meets

    I've given you a contact email via PM. Sorry for not replying sooner but any questions will get answered quicker via email on on facebook. Cheers. John
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    Iconic Meets

    Just in case any non-facebookers are going to the Broxtowe Iconic Meet tomorrow: Please don't forget your BRCA Card. No BRCA will mean no track time. We are expecting a large turnout so please be mindful when choosing what to run; especially on the on-road track. SCT's and F1's don't mix very well! Cheers. J.
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    TamiyaFest at Kidderminster 3rd July

    Excellent. Very well played by the Dougmeister. Great format!
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    Iconic Meets

    Excellent. I'll get your Fox entry changed to a Frog for now. In that awesome earliest class we have the following entries and I would say the Kyosho's are probably the trophy contenders with the Frog being the best choice Tamiya. Tamiya Frog Kyosho Scorpion Tamiya Sand Scorcher Kyosho Scorpion Tamiya Fighting Buggy Tamiya Buggy Champ Kyosho Tomahawk Tamiya Subaru Brat Kyosho Beetle Tamiya Frog Tamiya XR311 Kyosho Beetle Tamiya Ford Ranger Tamiya Frog Tamiya Frog Tamiya Frog Kyosho Eleck Peanuts Tamiya Frog Kyosho Tomahawk Rere's and Brushless are permitted. Hornet is in the later class though which is already full and closed.
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    Iconic Meets

    Revival 2016: Just a couple of days into the online entry opening, we are full in a few classes and there aren't many spaces left in other classes. On 2WD Saturday we've already had 118 Buggy entries from 90 entrants and the only class still open is 78-83. On 4WD Sunday we are close to closing the 3 Buggy classes so be quick if you were considering entering. We didn't expect the event to fill up in days but it's clearly become pretty popular. I think most interested TC'ers are on Iconic anyway but if not, you now know to act quickly if you want to enter the Revival. John.
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    Iconic Meets

    Revival 2016: Online Entry with immediate PayPal Payment is now open. A reminder that entry fee proceeds go to Parkinson's UK. http://revival.a1racingclub.com/calendar.html
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    Iconic Meets

    Thanks Dave. That's great to hear and I appreciate the post. We do have some Australians on Iconic who race vintage for fun. I can't think of the track. It's dirt though and I think in Perth?
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    Iconic Meets

    Here is how 2016 is looking for Iconic events. Something every month from April to September. Iconic Events Sunday 10th April – Iconic Meet: Broxtowe Model Car Club Sunday 8th May – Iconic Cup Round 1: West London Racing Centre Sunday 12th June – Iconic Cup Round 2: Broxtowe Model Car Club Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June – Buggython 2016: Robin Hood Raceway Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July – Revival 2016: A1 Racing Club Sunday 28th August – Iconic Meet: Robin Hood Raceway Sunday 18th September – Iconic Meet: Stafford Radio Control Model Car Club More details in the events section on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iconicrc/events/ Contact: john@iconicrc.com
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    Iconic Meets

    Revival 2016. All of the event information in 1 document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/05hgpnxfdh3nm2q/Revival%202016.pdf?dl=0
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    Iconic Meets

    Announcing Revival 2016. The Iconic RC and A1 Racing Club Revival 2016 is a vintage racing festival for charity and will take place across the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of July at A1 Racing Club in Grantham, South Lincolnshire. Classes 2WD Electric 1:10 Buggies • 1970 to 1983 • 1984 to 1988 • 1989 to 1993 • 1994 to 1998 4WD Electric 1:10 Buggies • 1984 to 1988 • 1989 to 1993 • 1994 to 1998 Support Classes • Wheelie • Monster Truck • Rally • Endurance Entry fees Proceeds from the event’s entry fees will go to Parkinson’s UK along with the takings from a number of fundraising initiatives. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690242104527056/ A document detailing everything you need to know will be released in the next couple of days.
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    Iconic Meets

    Announcing the Iconic RC and Robin Hood Raceway Buggython 2016. The Buggython is a team build and race weekender, hosted by Robin Hood Raceway in North Nottinghamshire, over the weekend of June 18th and 19th, 2016. The chosen chassis for 2016 is the Tamiya 4WD TT-02B Neo Scorcher / Dual Ridge. Teams will need to bring a new in box Neo Scorcher or Dual Ridge to build as part of the event. The kits cost approximately £80 without the ESC. Format Teams of 3 will be given 2 hours to build their buggy to instruction manual specification. Shells need to be decaled to instruction manual specification. Each team will paint the shell their own unique colour. When the 2 hours are up, the buggies will be judged in a concourse for points. If a team finishes first within the 2 hours they will also be given points. Teams will then be given a short time to finish off the buggies before a round of racing. There will be 3 rounds of racing and finals. Each team member needs to drive for 1 of the rounds. There will also be a 2 hour endurance race and other points scoring activities. Entry Fees Price is £25 per team of 3 with £2 of that going into the Revival 2016 charity fund for Parkinson’s UK. Entry and immediate payment will be online with PayPal. Links to online entry will be published in due course. BRCA BRCA membership is a requirement. The Licence costs £17 per annum and runs from December to December. It can be purchased online from: http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/ Skill Levels A skill level will be requested at online entry in order to keep similarly skilled entrants together for the racing. Trophies • 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall • Fastest Build • Concourse Winners • Endurance Winners Eligible Kits • Tamiya Neo Scorcher TT-02B. Model Number 58568, released in 2013. • Tamiya Dual Ridge TT-02B. Model Number 58596, released in 2014. Permitted Hop Ups • Ball races • Servo Saver • Commercially available shock tower braces Electrics • 15 Turn Brushed HPI Firebolt • Hard Cased 2s LiPo, 7.4v NiMh, 7.4v NiCad • Any ESC and any Servo Schedule (approximate) Saturday • Drivers Briefing • 10:00 The Build • 12:00 Concourse • 13:00 Racing Round 1 • Points scoring discipline • Racing Round 2 Sunday • 09:00 Racing Round 3 • Points scoring discipline • 2 hour Endurance Race • Trophies Document with full information: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3741m4axnjnzdk7/Buggython%202016.pdf Facebook Event: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3741m4axnjnzdk7/Buggython%202016.pdf?dl=0 Oople Thread: http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?p=936854#post936854 Online entry: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BnI0z3yxhIQTMC-Ie7QTJTpbxtvAZRQGJMOiA3jBWKE/viewform?usp=send_form
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    Iconic Meets

    That day was sooo wet!! A total washout apart from the banter and the photos!
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    Iconic Meets

    Chris, they are very relaxing days with like-minded people who spend as much time chatting by the track as they do on it. First time around, come and find me and I'll introduce you to a few people. I see you're well into the thousands of posts on here. There are many past and present TC members who frequent the meets so you'd probably be already acquainted with more chaps than you think. The Revival and the Iconic Cup are full on race days. Iconic Meets are open track days with no formal racing. Dates for the 2016 Iconic Meets will start coming out in January. Cheers. John
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    Iconic Meets

    Announcing the Iconic Cup. The Iconic Cup pays homage to the on-road electric Tamiya Eurocup which ended in 2004 and the classes reflect that classic racing series. The 2016 inaugural 2 date series will be hosted by West London Racing Centre and Broxtowe Model Car Club. Schedule Round 1 at West London Racing Centre, Middlesex on Sunday 8th May 2016. Round 2 at Broxtowe Model Car Club, Nottinghamshire, on Sunday 12th June 2016. Gates open at 07:30 for booking in and Practice. Drivers Briefing at 09:15 with the first round of qualifying at 09:30. Both clubs will be open on the previous Saturday afternoon for practice and will offer overnight camping that night. Entry Fees Price is £10 per entry with £2 of that going into the Revival 2016 charity fund for Parkinson’s UK. For WLRC, entry will be online to book a place and then pay the club on the day. For BMCC, entry and immediate payment will be online with paypal. Links to online entry will be published in due course. BRCA BRCA membership is a requirement. The Licence costs £17 per annum and runs from December to December. It can be purchased online from: http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/ Racing Format 4 rounds of Qualifying and a Final. Best qualifying time (TQ) will determine grid place in the final. Classes Tamiya F1 • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor. • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery. • Formula 1 Body Shell. • Any commercially available tyre. • Any commercially available hop-ups. Tamiya M-Chassis • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor. • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery. • Scale Body Shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc). • Any commercially available M‐Chassis wheel with a diameter of 42mm. • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam. • Permitted commercially available hop-ups: Oil Dampers, Wheel Hex Adapters, Heatsink & Fans, Universal Drive Shafts, Rear Toe‐in Uprights, Front Uprights, Upper Shock Mounts, Chassis Braces, Suspension Arms, Differential. Tamiya Touring Car • Tamiya Sport Tuned, Torque Tuned or Silver Can Motor. • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery. • Scale Body Shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc). • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam. • No Carbon/FRP Chassis. Original Plastic Tub only. • Permitted commercially available hop-ups: Ball Races, Oil Dampers, Aluminium Hexes, Hi-Speed Gear Sets. Tamiya GT Touring Car • 13.5T Brushless Motor in Blinky Mode. • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery. • Scale body shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc). • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam. • Any commercially available hop-ups including Carbon/FRP Chassis. Tamiya TRF Touring Car • 13.5T Brushless Motor in Blinky Mode. • NiMh, NiCad or Hard Cased LiPo Battery. • Scale body shell. (No ‘jelly mold’ shells such as Protoform etc). • Any commercially available tyre, except Foam. • Any commercially available hop-ups including Carbon/FRP Chassis. General Rules • Non Tamiya hardware parts including screws, ball joints and turnbuckles may be used. • Except for the TRF class front end, the differential must not be locked up. When either wheel is rotated by hand, the opposite wheel must rotate in the opposite direction. A PDF with full details of the event, including Eligible Cars, can be downloaded from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ip573d3xp5390fb/The%20Iconic%20Cup.pdf?dl=0 Details and latest updates on our facebook group and on the facebook events section. There's also a thread on Oople.
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    Iconic Meets

    The video from our recent Iconic Meet at Broxtowe Model Car Club. http://youtu.be/kpfp5_NDp_Q
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    Iconic Meets

    If you want to participate in Revival 2016 and our Iconic Meets throughout next year, you will need a BRCA Licence, which is your insurance. If you already have a licence, you can renew now and the price is just £17 to the end of 2016 which is a bargain. The BRCA have a new website and you have to re-register your details. The old ones don't work. If you're renewing, you just need your existing BRCA number and then they sort it all out for you. http://www.britishradiocarassociation.co.uk/
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    Iconic Meets

    The video from our recent Iconic Meet at Snetterton. http://youtu.be/85Ztx9SQb4o
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    Iconic Meets

    Our charity event for Parkinson's UK which was to be held on December 6th has been postponed until the new year while our hosts, West Bridgford Model Car Club, continue to search for a new home.
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    Iconic Meets

    The video of the September Iconic Meet at Robin Hood Raceway. http://youtu.be/o-Va9MG445Y