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Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 AM
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Hi All;

We have decided to combine the Club 40 races with the other three classes that we run at Cane Ridge Park, Nashville. From now until further notice, we will be racing Club 40, Warbird, Q-400, and 1/4 scale F1 all on the same day. The dates are the same as the former dates for the Cane Ridge Park dates - - June 27, July 25, Sept 26 (at Tupelo MS)*, and Oct 10.

*Edited on July 26 - - The Sept 26 race will now be at Cane Ridge Park instead of Tupelo MS - -

See our rules for all three classes and directions to our field at http://www.mtrcs.com/

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There will be racing tomorrow at Cane Ridge Park, Nashville TN; see previous post for details.

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:13 PM
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We had a great race yesterday at Cane Ridge Park.

There were 22 entries among the four classes that we raced; C-40, Q-400, Warbird, and 1/4 scale F1. This was the largest race there since I moved to Nashville two years ago.

We had four enthusiastic pilots come up from Huntsville to race in the C-40 class. They are now talking about having a C-40 racing series among two clubs in the Huntsville area.

Our next race at Cane Ridge Park is on Sept 26.

Y'all come.

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Doug, give me more info on the Cane Ridge Park so I can see if I can get there from the Atlanta area.
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Doug,
Can you give us some results and pictures?

Thanks, John G.
PS Hope Greg did well..........
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Barry;

See our club website http://www.mtrcs.com/ for directions to our field and our rules. Cane Ridge Park is about 1-1/2 miles west of I-24, Exit 62.

j.gibson;

I believe Greg won C-40, but damaged his Q-400 plane early in the day (tree!).

I don't have the entire results, but I think Chris Quinn won Q-400. I won Warbird and F1. I'll post the entire results and some photos soon.

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Old 07-29-2009, 09:22 AM
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Doug,

We had a great time Saturday at Cane Ridge. Lots of interest has been started about C-40 racing in the Huntsville area now.

Next month our club (NARCA) will be having a 2010 planning meeting with the intent of having more racing in our area. If we can pull in the racers we will include other classes as well. Our electric racing is slowly dying out for whatever reason so we will focus on nitro racing for next year.

See you in September. I'm planning on bringing at least six members to the next race. The bug has bitten HARD!

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John Gibson,
Stranger things have happened! I think I won Club 40. Greg
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HEY GREG !!!!!
I'm so happy for ya I could "doodle" my britches............
Seriously, in Sept. I'm going to Elkheart Lake Wis. for the
Trans Am race, so I'm going to bring some airplanes so I
can make the Nashville race. I need to ck. the rules with
you and Doug B. Hope you and some of your guys can
make the Oct. Julian race.
Keep in touch, and congrats.

John G.

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Hi race fans;

This is a reminder of the C-40 race on August 15 in Harvest AL, (about 11 miles NW of Huntsville).

Tim Batt is hosting his second C-40 race there this year and hopes to have a whole series of them next year. A number of us from the Nashville area will be going there to support him and their fledgling racing efforts. See the NARCA website (North Alabama Radio Control Association - - http://www.narca.net) for directions. Also see the MTRCS website (Mid Tennessee RC Society - - http://mtrcs.com) for rules. They are essentially the same as the RCPro rules.

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The NARCA site says 8/16 not 15??? Clarification?
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Barry;

That's strange for sure. If you look again at the announcment, it also says Aug 15 (in a larger font at the top). The 16th must be a mistake. So far, all there races have been on Saturdays. I'll check with Tim, but I'm 99.9% sure it's on the 15th.

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Great, i was considering coming over but my Crew Chief and caller buddy can't make it and I'd not like to drive 4 hrs and then not be able to race. I would be just running C 40 advanced and can help on on any course job from starter, counter, pylon cut judge. I just need a commitment on a caller. I am running 2.4 freq. on my radio.
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Barry;

I just heard from Tim Batt (the CD) and the race is definitely on the 15th, as had been my understanding all along. He will get the website clarified.

Come on over and race with us. I don't have a regular caller either; I get whomever I can at the time. We'll make sure you get a caller. It's a two-pole 400' course, so all a caller does for you is count laps and otherwise advise and inform. You do your own turn timing. I find it works out better that way anyway.

See if you can talk others you know in your area to come along and race.

Food and drinks are available on site.

Bring a shade shelter though.

Just so you know, they will be racing BlueRay electrics first and then C-40. You don't have to get there really early. If you were to get there by 10:00 or so, you'd be fine.

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Sounds great. I plan on coming.
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Drat, I won't be making the race this weekend. To much to do before the next Lowe's race.

Doug, I have got you folks on my list of races to go to. Maybe the next one.
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Barry;

Oh well, maybe we'll see you at one of our next races. We have two more in this area; Sept 26 and Oct 10. Both of these races are at Cane Ridge Park, south of Nashville, 1-1/2 miles south off of I-24, exit 62. We will be racing four classes, Warbird, Q-400, 1/4 scale F1, and Club 40. See our website http://mtrcs.com for details.

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Will all classes race the same day? I am so use to RCPRO rules for WarBirds that it would take more work than I am willing to do to convert my Strega to your rules. My #1 Club 40 SR doesn't meet your rules but is an RCPRO legal plane. You require standard size servos and I am running 4 screw HS 225 clones. My #2 SR meets your criteria. I sure wish the rules were standardized through out the country so it wasn't so hard to go race other than your local series. I sure would like to come over to Nashville and race. I will have to think about it more. I hope you have a great race this weekend and lose no planes.
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Barry;

Yes, all four classes are run the same day. We run a full round of each class and then go to the next class, and so on, throughout the day. I fly in all four classes. What a hoot! I get 16 heats in during the day (plus test and trim flights). It really keeps me on my toes. By the middle of the day, I'm right on the pylons.

Yeah, our warbird class is different from what RCPro specifies. We wanted a simple wing area to engine formula (1000:1 two-stroke, with a 1.5X multiplier for four-strokes) and we don't allow modified engines. We also require mufflers. Also, we now have parity between the two and four stroke engines. We have designed our rules to keep the speeds reasonable and within the confines of our field. As it turns out, it is working well for us. A sport type warbird can be competitive if flown well. What is "non-Nashville" about your Strega?

We consider an HS-225 to be a "standard" servo; an HS-55 is NOT - - that's the distinction we are addressing. What would be not suitable about your #1 SRMK II regarding our rules? The only "non-RCPro standard" thing I can see is we don't specify the WM LA Racer airframe. We HAVE allowed these to race in the past. There is no advantage or dis-advantage. We will be addressing this for next year - - I'm going to work to change the rules to allow this airframe.

Our Q-400 class was specified long ago when they (the original race organizers) had a beginner class that used the TT GP42 engine. It was thought that a beginner could transition to Q-400 without buying a new engine. It has worked to a degree. Now we have the TT Pro 40 in C-40 Advanced. We are seriously considering (and voting) on switching Q-400 to the TT Pro 40. Then it will be a 424 plane.

Where there's a will, there's a way . . .

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I was running silver with the Strega and it was competitive. Power is a TT PRO .61 with an Ultra Thrust pipe. It Styles pretty well. I would have to install a Pro .46 and a stock muffler which would involve getting another cowl and reworking it. So do you consider any 4 screw servo a standard servo. If so that is that same as the RCPRO rules. So how much difference in speeds are the Advanced Club 40 and the Q 400 classes?

You could get the same effect using the RCPRO rules and just running the Bronze class which has a 2:30 sec. breakout time. This is using the two pole long course. Are you flying Warbirds on the short course? I so you could adjust the breakout time accordingly.
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Barry;

The Q-400 class is a bit faster than the advanced C-40 class and the F1 class. Some of the warbirds are close in speed to the Q-400 planes; it depends.

We run a 500' two-pole course for all classes with a flying start.

A Phoenix Strega with an OS .72 FS four stroke or a TT .75 S four stroke would be super.

We have an un-complicated scoring system. The bottom line is that a well prepared and flown plane, with few if any mistakes will do well - - as it should be.

I agree about uniform rules. We're working towards that here. It takes time.

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I have wanted to try a 4 stroke. I was thinking about a YS but maybe the TT 75 will work.

Thanks for the idea.

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Barry;

You might want to re-check our rules, we don't allow any kind of "supercharged" engines, e.g. YS 4 strokes.

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Yes, I saw that. Out West the guys are running YS 91 and 110 mostly in the gold class. These planes are really moving. They turn the 700 ft long course in the 1:30's. I have read all of your club's rules and saw that in the Warbird class it is one class and very limited to keep the speed down.
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Doug you have peaked my interest and I just might try a TT 75 S. I will let you know.

I am sending you a PM.
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