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newbie questions about q500, 424 and 428

Old 04-17-2005, 07:34 PM
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I just purchased a GP Viper 500 and am using a OS 46 AX ( I had in my inventory ). I am interested in racing and am trying to find rules and regulations about engine size, rpm range , prop sizes , etc. I am using an APX 9 x 8 prop and forgot to take my tach today.
The plane flew very well and I am pleased so far. I have been flying glow planes for several years and fly a Diamond Dust so I like the speed of the Viper.
Can anyone point me to a good website for rules, etc. I visited the AMA site but did not really find what I needed, there is mostly insurance stuff.

Another question, engine suggestions. I am looking at either a Rossi RAL M40 or a MVVS Quickie 500 any other ideas?

Thanks

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Old 04-17-2005, 09:09 PM
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We race similar planes/engines locally. You can find more info at www.ncplracing.org

Good luck, we can answer just about any question?
Old 04-17-2005, 10:22 PM
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We are using the Thundertiger TT Pro .40 for races in Northern, IL and WI. Check out [link=http://www.q500424.com]www.q500424.com[/link]
for more information on racing in Northern, IL and WI.
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Go to www.q500424.com to see some IL. action
Old 04-18-2005, 06:29 AM
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All of the rules for AMA events are on the AMA site. Along the top of the page select Competitions, then Competition news, then Competition regulations. The various disciplines are listed. Select R.C. Pylon Racing.

Or try the link below


http://www.modelaircraft.org/comp/05...k/rc-pylon.pdf

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Default RE: newbie questions about q500, 424 and 428

Thanks for all the excellent information. I am particularily interested in being able to use my OS 46 AX.

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I actually like the 10x7 over the 9x8 with that engine.

Also, we have found lowering the head shim from an .008 to a .004 seems to help.
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Thanks for all the excellent information. I am particularily interested in being able to use my OS 46 AX.
AMA rules specify a .40 size engine. Some contests will accept an engine deviation, while others will not. I would suggest you check with the CD before travelling to any contest.

If you are truly interested in entry level racing check out this contest. A special program is in place at this contest to help newcomers to racing. Experienced Pilots have volunteered to "Mentor" newcomers. Read the following.




Hello Fellow Racers

Spring is here and the days are getting longer and warmer. Hopefully, everyone is eager and ready for a great season of racing. This message is intended for all those that are registered for the 1st annual “Indy Shootout”. I also encourage you to forward to those who have an interested.

As a reminder all payments must be made by 5/10. We will need your payment by 5/10 to determine our financial commitment to the course officials. So if you haven’t already done so please send your payment in ASAP. We can accept pay-pal, or you can send me a check. See the registration page. Also, for your convenience you can also plan to pay me at Terry Frazer’s race the first race of the season for CAPS.

http://capsracing.org/registration.html


As of today, we are at 24 registered pilots representing 3 classes of racing. There are still a number of regulars that we are used to seeing, that have not signed up. We are also anticipating a few stragglers on the day of. With that said, I am hopeful we will have a 30+ entry for a great weekend of racing.


http://capsracing.org/seewhosregistered.html


As we have indicated in the past, CAPS remains committed to a special welcome to the 424-sport pilot for all its races this season. If you or your buddy are making the trip, and would like to have a personal mentor assigned to you for the weekend. Please let me know, and we will arrange for an Expert pilot to work with you on coaching, setups, and piloting skills for the entire weekend.


If you have a club, please help us touch your community by recruiting your fellow pilots to come on out and participate.


Ed Smith one of your Co-CD’s has written a white paper on how the course lighting system works, along with how we use the stickers on the airplane. If you are new to racing or you are racing outside of your club, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the article. We will also provide a brief in-service on the day of, before the pilots meeting.


http://capsracing.org/CourseWhite.html



The course will be setup Friday afternoon for practice, and available through Saturday morning for your convenience. The race start time will be at 11:00 am Saturday morning. We are doing this on purpose to allow those with standing work commitments on Friday the opportunity to travel Saturday morning to save one day’s hotel accommodations, and late Friday night travel. We will see how it works!


Sunday will be an early start (8:00 AM) with every effort to have a complete contest wrapped up by 2-3pm for the benefit of the travelers.



Lastly, please familiarize yourself with the rain out procedures. It is important that your expectations are set prior to your arrival. Mother nature is something we always have to work around.


http://capsracing.org/rainoutprocedures.html



As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to call me anytime.


Kind Regards,

Mike DeNeve

317-575-9348 (Home)

317-557-8365 (Cell)


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