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Old 08-13-2008, 11:31 AM
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Here ya go....all things Dubai/Abu Dhabi/UAE based...Yallah!!!

This is from Mister-E


Gents,

A race has been planned at Nadal Sheba for Friday in 2 weeks from now.
Presence at 16:00.
Race start at 16:30.

Class will be buggy and truggy!!

The final will test the durability of the car and drivers, which is 20 minutes.
Abu Dhabi, welcome!

Please spread the news.
The more, the merrier!!

BTW, shouldn't we just start a new thread having as titel:
RC Events Dubai. And leave out a date in the titel!

Then this can be used to inform all possible RC off road events in UAE?!

Old 08-13-2008, 01:36 PM
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wish i could be there!!!
Old 08-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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How do I register and where?
Old 08-15-2008, 02:39 AM
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Sfar....wish you could join us man.....

Joy, I'm not sure yet who's organized it but just call Emirates Hobbies, 04 289 6467
Old 08-15-2008, 04:09 AM
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ORIGINAL: tommygun32


Joy, I'm not sure yet who's organized it but just call Emirates Hobbies, 04 289 6467
Its not from our side. We wont be handling anything this time.
Old 08-16-2008, 12:09 PM
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Gents,

Just got an update concerning the race.

Bad news:
In 2 weeks, its Ramadan, so the race is cancelled.

Good news:
Coming Friday, a race might be organized!!
So, lets hope that this can be held.

Some enthousiasm from the possible participants in this forum will help to convince the organizer [8D]

Will update you guys on this.

Old 08-17-2008, 11:19 AM
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hi guys,

well if we have enough racers i will organize it.
if any is interested please post on the thread ASAP so i have time to fix up the track and prepare the software.

so as you can see a lot of fun will be lost if less participate come
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:36 AM
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winners happy faces

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Old 08-18-2008, 01:42 AM
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Count me in any time!! PM me if you need my details.
Old 08-18-2008, 02:16 AM
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Gents, I'm in.
Steve as well
Old 08-18-2008, 03:46 PM
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i'm in too

keep us posted with the details.
Old 08-20-2008, 05:42 AM
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So guys.....what's the word?? Are we going to have a friendly on Friday or what???[8D]
Old 08-20-2008, 03:06 PM
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dxbman,

Interest of several participants here.
Are we going to have some action?

Update please!
Old 08-21-2008, 12:16 PM
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looks like it's not goin down tomorrow...

i'll be in the Irish Village
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Can't guarantee it but i'll try to get to the track tomorrow afternoon for a quickie......

Still haven't driven the new Jammin yet and am dying to give it a go. This will be the last chance for another week at least 'cause I'm taking the family to Fujeirah then. 6 days and 5 nights at Le Meridien Al Aqa....[8D][8D]...know what i mean??
Old 08-22-2008, 01:54 AM
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hi all,

normal driving for today.

but for sure a race next Friday 29th

it will be two classes :

buggy : buggies running 28 engine 1 lap will be deducted, to be fare to others.
truggy

the fees are 75dh one class 125 for two classes.

registration and payment:

last day to register is Wednesday 27
Dubai residence : registration and payment at emirates hobbies
abu dhabi racers: send registration to dxbman2002@yahoo.com, payment at the track before the race
all racers please bring the exact amount i may not have change.
registration information:
name ( first , last )
classes to participate
car kits names
engine for each car frequencies
mobile number
email

all racer must be ready mechanically, drinks, cars tuned and in running condition...... etc

a schedule will be posted.

starting of the first heat is 5 o'clock.

new news: all radios will be inpounded ( the radios will be kept in one place ) please mark you radio or radio box to be handed to you fast. not giving in the radio before the race and after heats the racer will be disqualified.
no one is allowed to run there cars in back during the race, racers should be ready to race and there gear tuned and ready.

for any more info please call me arif 050- 6112511 i may not be able to answer during duty hours but will after 2:30

Old 08-29-2008, 01:48 PM
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Just sat here sipping a cold one after a nice "fun" day at the track today. Just thought I'd say a big thanks to DXBMAN and his boys for all the organization, not forgetting all the marshalls . It was good to see everyone out there today, Mister-E, Rocknro (get that dogbone replaced), Gus and everyone else (as well as the spectators!!!).

It was also my chance to get the Jammin on the track, 1st time EVER running actually. Hadn't even fired it up before this race. Big problems with the tune on my motor, but everyone chipped in their expertise and knowledge and got it sorted out, BIG THANKS for that.

Another day of fun and learning.

Some of the lads will probably head down this coming Saturday for a practice bash on the track. Hope to you see there.

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Tommygun I went n bought the dogbones today

It really was a fun day...I don't know how it turned out towards the end due to my early retirement, but in the one quali session I managed to get the 2nd fastest laptime (but my average time wasn't too good since I wasted 1:21 mins fixing the popped tie rod which eventually resulted in me losing the dogbone n retiring).

I thank DXBman for the great event and hope he keeps 'em coming!!

what's the scoop on Ramadan? anyone gonna go to the track for bashing?

Mister-E...I have the feeling the E is for Edward...if it is...please post the pics you got

Keep well all
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Yes, it was again a great day at the track.

I was running the truggy and scored the most amount of laps during qualification.
However, during the final I screw up.

The final was supposed to be longer than the actual heat.
So I set up the engine a bit richer, just to prevent overheating.
As a result, no power and runned out of fuel just after 4 minutes mark. [X(]
Too short of a time to catch up.

Well, better luck next time.

Tommygun, how was the car behaving according to you?
For me, I think that Jammin is one of the easiest buggy to drive out there.
This will be my 3rd season with the buggy and still loving it.

Till next weekend then (Friday in the morning, cause afternoon is reserved for the fam.)
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:16 AM
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Mister-E...the car was going good, but I'm going to try a few things with the set up. I was actually running it without a rear stabalizer bar, which with my Kyosho on soft big knobby tires worked great, but didn't work at all with the Jammin on the crime fighter bowties. Also going to try a few different combinations of diff and shock oils till i get her nice and dialled in.

I had also kept the mixture nice and rich with my car 'cause the engine is still on it's last break-in mode. I'm toying with putting my other OS (black head) into the jammin' once that's completely broken in.

What diff and shock combos are you running.

Don't know if i can make it Friday, but am aiming for Saturday afternoon though.

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I participated in the buggy class and it was really a nice race...suffered some problems...broken servo horn and rear damper..but unfortunately only few had show-up in the race...This was my second time to join in that track...Does anyone had archives of photos in the past race particularly in the First Race that was held there? Hope you can furnished me one. If possible you can send it to my email address: oj_mandangan@yahoo.com..........THANKS IN ADVANCE...
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Hey JoJo...

Here's a link to the July 4th race we had. Plenty of pics in there. Hope it helps.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_76..._1/key_/tm.htm
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Hi Tommygun,

Just use all the options which come with the kit and work it out from there.
That means, include the front and rear swaybar.
When running without swaybar, that end without it will have more grip.
In this case, your rear will have more grip than the front => understeered car.

To start with, you want to have a car with an understeered character.
Once you got the hang of it, then you would want more steering.

For setup, I would advise the following:
Use the standard springs (medium) on the shocks, put 40WT at the front and 30 at the rear.
The position, just leave it according to the standard setup.

Ride height, set it at arm level (arm front and rear parallel to the ground), cause the track is quite bumpy.

For the differentials, 5000 at the front, 7000 center and 2000 at the rear.

That should be good.
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Hey all,

Lemme start of by saying Ramadan Kareem to all those who are celebrating the Holy Month!

I have noticed in my years of being in Dubai that there are very few forums for us RC nuts, particularly the road going variety, so it is nice to know there are a few threads for us. I contacted the webmaster of dubai*********.org, seems like he is living in Aus now and has little time to update the site.
In my years of being here, I haven't got too into the RC 'scene' cos everyone seems to be nitro nuts or into the cost-heavy aerial stuff! I am a lowly electric guy, and prefer it simply because it is less mess, less fuss and normally cheaper too!
If any of you guys are into scale crawlers, casual electric on-road and the odd off road bash, let me know, I am always keen to have some others to trail with [8D]
I was down at the nad al sheba track last week, I bought a Traxxas Slash just to tool arounnd with, there are 4 of us who all got them, and it is a lot of fun racing them around, in stock form they are just cheap fun. If anyone else has one, we could arrange a friendly race session.

Nice ta meet all of ya!
Andy
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Thanks...a lot...visited the link and was happy to know that there are plenty of photos there...hope to see more of it in the races to come...more power to RC Buggy Drivers....

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