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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:15 AM

Raisin started it, so blame him.lol

I have an 65 and 89 year old, son-father duo, that comes in.

They purposely run without brakes.

They even made the effort to remove the brake wire from their Parma Turbo's.

Anyway, have a race where you can't access the brake post.

That might help take the "you need the fastest motor", out of the equation, on non-flat tracks.

The only problem I see is most high end controllers need the brake wire hooked up, to function.
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#2 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:17 AM

Not a problem I have two or three Parma turbos. 

 

And I bet a lot of folks do.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:33 AM

Just turn the brake knob OFF.  Try it like we did with the rail racers:  4 ohm 25 watt rheostate.  No thumb, no trigger, two fisted twisting.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

Is there a "dumb button" idea that I can hit on this one?  :D 


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Mike, great to see that someone older & wiser than you can teach you something (your customers).  What you just said and are really saying is the equipment has obsoleted the tracks.  King tracks for scale racing with toothbrush motors are dead ends.  I wonder if it would even matter on the ultra fast micro blip tracks?  

 

Now who has been saying the tracks are the problem for a long time............... :dance3:



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:44 PM

King tracks for scale racing with toothbrush motors are dead ends.

You're wrong, Rob.

While you and I don't, the majority of racers like easy.

I've mentioned many times I thought Retro racing, with the premium on chassis building, would become more of a flat track thing.

The first 2 Sano's were more flat track oriented.

If I had a firmer grasp of what most racers wanted, back then, it would of probably turned out to be, Sano Jay Kisling, and The Other Track Dave.

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