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  1. #1
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    1/16 scale racing at tracks?

    I know that it is still early to tell, but do you guys think there will eventually be 1/16 scale races at tracks? If so, would it make more sense to pick up the Slash as opposed to the E-Revo? I am really on the fence about both and am having a hard time making a decision!

    Thanks!

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    1/18 on road races are being held and seems that the 1/18 1/16 scales are big at the moment due to the economy. I do know on road 1/18 is being raced here in Los Angeles and at RCX Exp 2009 was a hit. I am sure if the 1/16 scale off roads are a hit they will make room for them.
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    Which truck then?

    Do you think the tracks will make room for the E-revo's then? I know that they are typically labeled as "bashers" but they look like a formidable racer. I am still contemplating whether to get one of those or the Slash.

    Thanks!

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    Well if recent history is any indicator. I would assume the loyal Slash following will pick up the new mini and hope a Spec class opens for it. I know the new minis will be a hit here in the Northeast during those long cold winters. Mini Slash indoors sounds nice!
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    Who knows? I can't really say all I know since I race on road that the 1/16 for me is a basher and not for racing. I have had the E-Maxx and Rustler VXL and those two were bashers but than I did not really go to the off road tracks to see if they were racing these trucks. The on road track I go to has a small off road track but pretty much dead as on road is the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCSDRacing
    Do you think the tracks will make room for the E-revo's then? I know that they are typically labeled as "bashers" but they look like a formidable racer. I am still contemplating whether to get one of those or the Slash.

    Thanks!
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    If you have at least 5 racing at the track they will have a class for you, usually. I know most AMBrc based software can handle putting difference classes in 1 heat to allow for speed advantages... but when it comes to the main's, may the best driver win typically... just depends on the track. I know I'll be running my 1/12 hobao mini STe with the regular electric class unless it catches on and a few people start driving them. These are awesome little boogers though so I expect a handfull of drivers to jump on with them. I'm running my standard 2s lipo's on a standard 36mm brushless based power plant too.. fast and cheap. I'm running the medusa 36/50mm 4800kv on hardshell 2s Elite 5k packs and a MM esc. I know a bunch of people running the mamba 5700 and 6900's in them. I think those castle motors run too hot though so I went with the much better Medusa.
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    Those Elite's looked nice. What kind of run time you getting?

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    Most places already have Stock Slash classes, and I'm willing to bet these will be just as popular (if not even more popular). Their more complete RTR package will lure more beginners and a lot of people have been asking for a Mini Revo for a long long time.

    Anyway, since there's no way the stock mini talons will be the tire of choice for tracks (which mostly seem to be blue-groove today), the track tire of choice (for now) will be the 1/10 Buggy Hole Shot LP's. They are 3.2 inches in diameter and 1.8 inches wide. Almost identical to the stock tires. So you'll get all the advantage of real tread and yet maintain the scale looks.

    These are what I will be running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by espresso1967
    Who knows? I can't really say all I know since I race on road that the 1/16 for me is a basher and not for racing. I have had the E-Maxx and Rustler VXL and those two were bashers but than I did not really go to the off road tracks to see if they were racing these trucks. The on road track I go to has a small off road track but pretty much dead as on road is the way to go.
    Espresso,
    Where to you go in LA for a on road track?
    I live in the Valley, and since SV raceway closed, I can't find a track close by.
    Thanks

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    I don't do any off road mainly on road. But Crystal Park Raceway which is my home base for on road has a small off road track. They are working on making it nicer but here is a youtube of when I had my emaxx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp4wylmAZCQ

    http://crystalparkrcraceway.com/ mainly on road but as you see from the video might be perfect for the mini erevo.

    Here is a pic of the off road part at Crystal Park from the youtube. Old picture so does not look like that at the moment but they are working on it.
    http://crystalparkrcraceway.com/IMG_0225.JPG

    Here are other tracks that I might visit when I pick up the mini erevo and see which track will have a class for these minis.

    http://www.revrace.com/

    http://www.pegasushobbies.com/

    http://www.ocrcraceway.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by bandit07
    Espresso,
    Where to you go in LA for a on road track?
    I live in the Valley, and since SV raceway closed, I can't find a track close by.
    Thanks
    Last edited by espresso1967; 04-26-2009 at 10:28 PM.
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    Forgot another track that is both on road and off road maybe a bit closer the the Valley folks

    http://www.roadrunnersrc.com/
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