RC Race – Opening 2021 with a monthly race Jan through March

UAE RC Group
RV Bin Lahej

 

RC-ME.com

 

Announcement

The UAE RC Group, RV Bin Lahej, and the Binona team are super excited to open 2021 with a monthly RC race series starting Jan through March, with RC-ME.com joining as an additional sponsor to make things even more exciting.

RC-ME.com will host a raffle among all drivers that fully participate in 2 out of 3 race dates with the opportunity to win 1 of the total 3 Xpress Execute XM1S car kits (Mini touring car kit). The winners will be drawn after the 3rd and final RC race award ceremony.

Race Dates are as follows:

  • 22nd of January – Mushrif Park
  • 19th of February – [TBC]* (cancelled due to COVID)
  • 19th of March – [TBC]* (postponed to 26th of March)
  • 26th of March – Ibn Battuta Mall

*Races will take at place at Mushrif park if no new location is announced.

Races will be across three classes Tamiya M-Chassis, Losi Mini-T, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky). Please make sure to read the RC race class information below.


Click here to sign up to race on RC-Me.com


Race briefing will be held at 09:30, immediately followed by first qualifying heat at 10AM . With a lunch break between Qualifying and Finals. Our aim will be to have the award ceremony by 6PM. Information on Facilities, Race Class information and schedule below.


Race Class Information

Losi Mini T Class

  • About: 1/18 scale 2WD stadium truck.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis must be a Losi Mini T or Mini T 2.0
    2. Losi Mini-T aluminium upgrades are permitted
    3. Spec Motor: Brushless motor with no more than 6000kv
    4. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode)
    5. Tires – stock only
    6. Gearing: original stock pinion only

1/10 Electric Touring Car Class

  • About: 1/10 scale 4WD Touring Cars
  • Recommended Skill Level: Advanced to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
    2. 13.5T Brushless Motor
    3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode). Minimum weight: 1320 gr
    4. Body: 190mm – 4 door touring car body
    5. Tires: Rubber tires 
    6. Traction compound is permitted.
    7. Tire warmers are not permitted.

Tamiya M-Chassis Class 

  • About:  Tamiya M-Chassis FWD and RWD machines.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis: M-07, M-08. Older platforms may be used, but will be at a gear ratio disadvantage
    2. Spec Motor Rules: Participants in this class fixed timing motor, not lower than 16T.
    3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode).
    4. Minimum weight: All M-chassis cars must meet a minimum weight of 1300 grams.
    5. Gearing: To create an equal speed between all M-Chassis models the max pinion size is 20T (included in box with the m07R).
  • General Rules applying to all Tamiya class races

Make sure to read race class-specific rules for any restrictions/exceptions from the general rules.

Chassis

  1. All chassis platforms must be built per the instruction manual. Altering their basic structure and design is prohibited.
  2. Any Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for.
  3. It is strictly forbidden to re-engineer or modify stock or Hop-Up-Options parts.
  4. Chassis lightening (through milling parts) is prohibited in all TCS classes.
  5. Lightweight screws and adjustable turnbuckles that are made of aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufactures is permitted.
  6. The use of shims to remove the slop or play in suspension arms, steering bell-cranks, and wheel axles is permitted in all vehicles.
  7. Changing the camber-link positions on the car other than the way it was intended per the instruction manual or “chassis setting sheet” is prohibited.
  8. Camber links must be positioned in the existing bulkhead mounting holes. Drilling new camber link holes is prohibited.
  9. Steering tie-rod linkages, on all chassis platforms, must be attached to the steering knuckle per the instruction manual. Drilling new holes to change “Ackerman” is not permitted. Raising and lowering the steering tie-rods with shims, on the steering knuckle itself to change bump steer is not allowed unless specified in the chassis manual, set-up sheet, or Hop-Up-Option instruction.
  10. You may alter the car in any way called out in the “car instruction manual” or “chassis setting sheet”. If the “chassis setting sheet” calls out the adjustment, then it’s legal to make the change to your car.
  11. Any manufactured ball bearing may be used as a Hop-Up.
  12. Internal Drive Gears: You must use the internal drive gears called out in the chassis assembly manual. The internal drive gears of ANY chassis platform may not be altered, changed or modified unless it is done with Tamiya Hop-Up Options designed for that specific purpose. Using different Pulley, Ring, and Pinion gears from different chassis platforms to create a hybrid internal drive ratio is not allowed. Furthermore, you are not allowed to file, machine or Dremel the gear driveline to squeeze in bigger pinion and spur gears.

Electronics 

  1. The use of electronic driving aids is strictly prohibited. Examples: Gyroscopes connected to steering servos to control steering input and traction control devices connected to Electronic Speed Controls are NOT permitted.
  2. Electronics must be mounted in the general chassis locations outlined in the instruction manual of your car, especially STEERING SERVOS. You may move around receivers and ESC’s in alternate positions if the room in your car permits on the MAIN chassis deck only. In cases where a “Shorty” battery pack is being used, where chassis space is freed up, the ESC or Receiver may be repositioned.

 Batteries  

  1. Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 2s battery may be used, charged up to max 8,4V
  2. Sport Ni-Cd and Ni-Mh batteries are legal.
  3. Any battery connector is allowed to be used in all classes.

  Car body rules  

  1. All car bodies must be painted and must be cut along the moulded trim lines.
  2. Removing material beyond/above the trim line is prohibited.
  3. Leaving extra material below the trim lines of the body is also prohibited.
  4. You are not allowed to create extra vent holes for the purpose of ventilation or performance enhancement.
  5. All car bodies must use the wings that are supplied in the.
  6. Mixing and matching the included ABS plastic wings, between different body styles, is prohibited.

Motor Rules

  1. Any motor connector or direct hard wiring to the motor is allowed.
  2. The use of any manufacturer’s cooling fan is legal. However, the fan must be no larger than 1.5 in. X 1.5 in. or 40mm square and must run off the receiver or direct from the main battery pack. It is ILLEGAL to have a secondary battery to power the fan. No more than 2 fans total are permitted in a vehicle. This includes the speed control fan.
  3. It is forbidden to crank the physical timing mechanically or through the use of rare earth magnets. This rule applies to all the classes that use the Tamiya 540-J/Mabuchi or Torque-Tuned silver can motor.
  4. It is FORBIDDEN to “COOK” brushless motor rotors to weaken magnet strength.
  5. All Silver-CAN Johnson 540-J, RS-540 Torque-Tuned motors are limited to 23,500 RPM maximum RPM.
  6. Brushless motor classes may not have less than 16T (stock timing/ not adjustable)

Tire & Wheel rules

  1. Traction compound is allowed
  2. Tire warmers are allowed

How does the Race work?

After you have arrived, registered and participated in the rc race briefing, racers will be divided into groups (e.g. Group 1 & 2) for each class.

Everyone will drive 3 Qualifying and 3 Final heats. The Qualifying heats will determine the starting positions during the A, B….  finals. Each heat will take a total of 5 minutes, where you will have the objective to run as many laps as possible.


Transponders

Your lap count and times will be tracked software wise based on the installed transponder assigned to you. More information on how to install the Transponder can be found here.

The transponder will be provided for free against a 100 AED (per transponder) deposit, which will be returned upon returning the transponder fully functional.


Race Schedule

Arrival Time: 9:00 AM

Race Briefing: 9:30 AM

Qualifying
Heat Group Class Start End
Q1 1 M-Chassis 10:00 10:05
  2 M-Chassis 10:20 10:25
  1 Mini -T 10:30 10:35
  1 TC 10:40 10:45
  2 TC 10:50 10:55
Q2 1 M-Chassis 11:00 11:05
  2 M-Chassis 11:20 11:25
  1 Mini -T 11:30 11:35
  1 TC 11:40 11:45
  2 TC 11:50 11:55
Q3 1 M-Chassis 12:00 12:05
  2 M-Chassis 12:20 12:25
  1 Mini -T 12:30 12:35
  1 TC 12:40 12:45
  2 TC 12:50 12:55
Break (13:00 – 14:00)
 
Final Heats
Heat Group Class Start End
F1 B M-Chassis 14:10 14:15
  A M-Chassis 14:20 14:25
  A Mini -T 14:30 14:35
  B TC 14:40 14:45
  A TC 14:50 14:55
F2 B M-Chassis 15:00 15:05
  A M-Chassis 15:10 15:15
  A Mini -T 15:20 15:25
  B TC 15:30 15:35
  A TC 15:40 15:45
F3 B M-Chassis 15:50 15:55
  A M-Chassis 16:00 16:05
  A Mini -T 16:10 16:15
  B TC 16:20 16:25
  A TC 16:30 16:35

Facilities

Pit Area –  Please bring your own Chairs and Tables

Electricity – Electricity will be provided, however we always recommend you are prepared to charge from a 12V car battery.

Driving Stand – will be available

Toilets – are within a few minutes walking distance


Lunch & Drinks

We have planned for a lunch break within the schedule and recommend you bring your own drinks and lunch. There will be facilities close by, we however recommend to stay close to the track for lunch to avoid delays in schedule.

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