: free run events?



migoreng
14-02-2004, 04:50 AM
just wondering if there are any free run events


like people just bring their cars to the carpark, arena, etc...


could be on every week, fortnight......like a 2fast2furious gatheringhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smilies_10.gif


people to justrace for fun...drag racing...drift races...

migoreng
14-02-2004, 04:57 AM
radio frequency problem


damn...how many cars will be able to run at one time?https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smilies_09.gif


don't expect this to be a huge gathering...


so canprobably get people sorted somehow with their radios


Edited by: migoreng

zoomer
14-02-2004, 07:22 AM
Lots of clubs around doing organised racing, but if you wanna do your own thing - just do it! https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smilies_01.gifGet a few RC mates together, play your cars at a convenient place and before long you'll have other curious ppl coming up to ask you questions etc etc!


Heck, even if you cruise the suburbs at night you'll soon find nightowls out there with their RC. Usually at the train station or supermarket carparks where there's lighted paved areas.


If you're organising your own - go for it. Put a sign up at your milk bar or nearby schools, you'll be surprised how many RCs are out there. Especially at this time of the year, right after Xmas.


However its always good practice to try ask persmission of the owner of the land/area your trespassing on.. and don't make a nuisance of yourself. If any of you be an idiot and leave a mess, you sure won't be welcome back AND YOU'LL GIVE A BAD NAME TO ALL RC'ers, OK?

zoomer
14-02-2004, 07:37 AM
radio frequency problem


damn...how many cars will be able to run at one time?https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smilies_09.gif


Quite a few, actually.


If you haven't realised, your freq can be changed by putting in different CRYSTALS. Xtals come in pairs, one in the TX and the other in the RX. They're the little 2-legged plug-in chips (Futaba has plastic handles on them) with the freq printed on it.


You can change xtals amongs the same 'band'... ie 29.xxxMhz to another freq in the 29.xxxMhz band. However on simple AM radios you cannot change to another band eg 27.xxx or 40.xxx without changing thewhole radio.


AM xtals aren't very expensive, maybe around $20 at LHS. If/when you go racing, they normally expect each one to carry sya 3 different sets so you can solve freq clashes when they happen.


In Australia we can use 27Mhz, 29Mhz & 40Mhz for cars. 27 & 29 are the common ones, 40 is quite rare with the basic AM radios.


With 27Mhz, you've got 6 main channels & 6 "splits" (the .5s). Try and stick to the mains, the splits may cause interference sometimes.



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<TH width="15%">Channel</TH>
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<TH width="15%">Receiver(MHz)</TH></TR>
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<TD>
<CENTER>26.995</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.540</CENTER></TD></TR>
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<TD>
<CENTER>1.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.020</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.565</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>2</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.045</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.590</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>2.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.070</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.615</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>3</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.095</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.640</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>3.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.120</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.665</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>4</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.145</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.690</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>4.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.170</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.715</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.195</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.740</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>5.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.220</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.765</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>6</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.245</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.790</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>6.5</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>27.270</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>26.815</CENTER></TD></TR></T></TABLE>


With 29Mhz same applies. The channel #s which are divisible by 4 are the Main ones, the others are splits &amp; rarer. Avoid splits if possible.



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<TH width="15%">Channel</TH>
<TH width="15%">Transmitter(MHz)</TH>
<TH width="15%">Receiver(MHz)</TH></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>10</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.725</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.180</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>12</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.745</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.200</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>14</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.765</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.220</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>16</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.785</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.240</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>18</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.805</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.260</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>20</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.825</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.280</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>22</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.845</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.300</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>24</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.865</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.320</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>26</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.885</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.340</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>28</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.905</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.360</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR bgColor=#c0c0c0>
<TD>
<CENTER>30</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.925</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.380</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<CENTER>32</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.945</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>30.400</CENTER></TD></TR>
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<CENTER>34</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.965</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
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<TD>
<CENTER>36</CENTER></TD>
<TD>
<CENTER>29.985</CENTER></TD>
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ps: IGNORE the "Receiver" freqs listed above. Whenyou say your freq, only pay attention to the TX one - that's all it matters. Do not get TX &amp; RX mixed up either, they should not be installed wrong way round.

14-02-2004, 02:57 PM
well

you learn something everyday....fair few ppl can race in one go then, cool



Nismo

zoomer
14-02-2004, 06:04 PM
Yep, quite a few. Don't forget there's still the 40MHz and there's always bound to be ppl with "illegal" frequencies.


I'd love to see 20-25 cars on the track all at once... but usually it'll become a demolition derby even when you have anything more than 8 going at once. https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smilies_10.gif

14-02-2004, 10:59 PM
hahaaha

sounds like alot off fun though....



Nismo