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I really owt to make the effort and attend one of these - one of them is on more doorstep so no excuse and the Robin Hood raceway looks ace. Off to explore BRCA membership (last time I was a member of that was 1990 !!!!)

I'm going to join the brca. I've been watching the videos and looks a good laugh. Not raced for a few years now. I'll keep an eye out on this thread for the updates. I can see my campervan getting some use !

Simon, A lot of the TC old boys are on Iconic and come to the meets so you'd be in familiar company. BRCA does run from Dec to Dec though so if you pay £17 now you'll only benefit from a couple of meets. A reminder that RC Model Shop Direct and Snetterton Park meets do not require BRCA as both places have their own insurance.

It would be great to see you along to the meets. Drop me an email if you like and I can give you some more info. Our meets are by no means restricted to Iconic Members and the clubs take all of the fees for the day, which are a total bargain!

John

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We have 3 Iconic Meets coming up in 6 days. The first is at West London Racing Centre on this coming Bank Holiday Monday. We then head to West Yorkshire at RC-MSD on Saturday and then the iconic Robin Hood Raceway in North Notts on Sunday. Epic.

Bank Holiday Monday August 31st: West London Racing Centre

http://www.wlrc.co.uk/

£5 per attendee. BRCA Required.

Saturday September 5th: RC Model Shop Direct

http://www.rcmodelshopdirect.com/

£6 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

Sunday September 6th: Robin Hood Raceway

http://www.robinhoodraceway.com/

£5 per attendee. BRCA Required.

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Announcing the 1st of our Revival 2016 Support Events on Sunday 6th December 2015. <- Postponed until the new year.
A Revival Style day of Vintage Racing at West Bridgford Model Car Club with race fee proceeds going to Parkinson's UK.
We hope you can join us! :-)
A Revival 2016 Support Event in aid of Parkinson's UK.
West Bridgford Model Car Club, Nottingham, UK.
Indoor off-road on carpet.
4 Rounds and a Final.
Classes: 2WD Vintage, 4WD Vintage, Vintage Rally, Wheelie.
BRCA Required.
£10 for the first class. £7 for additional classes.
Race Fee Proceeds to Parkinson's UK.
Book in here online and pay on the day: http://www.autocareandcycles.co.uk/?page_id=1054
2WD Vintage Buggy:
4WD Vintage Buggy:
1:10 Electric Buggies released no later
than 1998. Open Motor. Open Tyres.
Vintage Rally:
1:10 Electric Rally cars released
no later than 2000. Rally Shell.
Rally Tyres. 17T B or 13.5T B/L.
Wheelie:
Tamiya/Marui Wheelies. Open Motor.

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Our events to see out 2015.

Saturday October 10th: Snetterton Park

Club Website: http://www.itsabigshop.co.uk/

£5 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

Saturday October 31st: RC Model Shop Direct

Website: http://www.rcmodelshopdirect.com/

£6 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

Sunday November 8th: Broxtowe Model Car Club

Club Website: http://www.broxtowemcc.co.uk/

£5 per attendee. BRCA Required.

Saturday December 5th: RC Model Shop Direct

Website: http://www.rcmodelshopdirect.com/

£6 per attendee. BRCA Not Required.

Sunday December 20th Christmas Meet: Robin Hood Raceway

Club Website: http://www.robinhoodraceway.com/

£5 per attendee. BRCA Required.

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Great video and fantastic selection of RC goodness. This is another one I keep promising myself I'll attend.

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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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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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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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This does sound great fun, my only concern is meeting up with a bunch of folks I've never met before! What sort of age ranges are there at iconic meets? I've tried convincing a mate to join me but he's not really keen.

I've joined the Facebook group and will try to gather the courage to come along in 2016!

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This does sound great fun, my only concern is meeting up with a bunch of folks I've never met before! What sort of age ranges are there at iconic meets? I've tried convincing a mate to join me but he's not really keen.

I've joined the Facebook group and will try to gather the courage to come along in 2016!

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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This does sound great fun, my only concern is meeting up with a bunch of folks I've never met before! What sort of age ranges are there at iconic meets? I've tried convincing a mate to join me but he's not really keen.

I've joined the Facebook group and will try to gather the courage to come along in 2016!

Chris - nothing to worry about - I have attended all the meets on my own and everyone is friendly, approachable and of the same mind - in fact its great when you start talking to people and you realise that there are plenty of other people who love RC (and not necessarily competitively) as much as you do :-)

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Another vote on "nothing to worry about" - my first Iconic meet was at Snetterton back in April, after a 5 hour drive (Friday traffic!) and a lonely night on a campsite, I turned up to a sodden track and introduced myself to JWeston, after a short while I started chatting to a few other like-minded RC enthusiasts and even bumped into some guys I know from my local track.

Again I drove 4 hours to the Revival, I hadn't met anyone there apart from JWeston, who I'd only briefly spoken to at Snet, arriving late on Saturday didn't help as everyone was cold and tired but the sun came out on Sunday morning and before long everyone was getting ready to race. It's impossible to be lonely on race days, there are always trades, people looking for spares and tools, people asking for (or offering) setup advice, you'll get chatting to random people while standing on the stage for your race and of course you'll talk to the track steward and other staff when you book in and do the drivers' briefing.

I went to August meet, only knew a few people, but during the morning downpour I lifted the tailgate on my camper and soon had 6 people standing under it sheltering from the rain and talking nonsense about all manner of crazy things, from the previous night's dodgy curry to a Lunchbox with FX10 suspension to a motorcycle jacket that's 20 years old and still waterproof.

For the record, I have social anxiety issues - I'm terrible at talking to strangers and find any kind of social gathering difficult, but I really love the Iconic meets, I've never been on my own for long and I'd happily drive across the country even knowing I won't know anyone there.

Age range, as said, is generally 30 years and up, some attendees bring their kids with them which only adds to the fun, and because they mostly take place on private tracks you don't get random kids turning up asking how fast it goes and if they can have a play :)

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Iconic Cup!! ... just gave me a reason to get a TT-01... It should arrive on Friday :)

For 4 years I've been wanting to make an Iconic event...maybe 2016 will be the year I make it to one hahaha. At least I now have all the RC cars to make any event :)

K

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I went to August meet, only knew a few people, but during the morning downpour I lifted the tailgate on my camper and soon had 6 people standing under it sheltering from the rain and talking nonsense about all manner of crazy things, from the previous night's dodgy curry to a Lunchbox with FX10 suspension to a motorcycle jacket that's 20 years old and still waterproof.

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

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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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That sounds absolutely awesome - many years ago we talked about doing a "team build" at the local indoor track but never got around to it. I'll start hunting out a team and make sure that weekend goes in the calendar on a "do not disturb" basis :D

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Love that you are allowing the 15 Turn Brushed HPI Firebolt motor...it's my fav motor, I usually run all HPI electronics, would love to see the 21 turn HPI Saturn be allowed at other events such as the DT-02 challenge, it's a great and very cost effective motor :)

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>Kaylon< you can use the 15 turn Firebolt in mod class, anything up to and including a 19 turn spec is permitted in the mod class.

The Saturn however will never be permitted in the stock class as it is not a Tamiya motor !

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