Brandon Florida FE race 11-24-2019

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  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:03 PM #1

    HTV Boats

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    The date has been set for the fall-winter FE stand alone race. Nov 24-19 is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We are adding a couple classes with local interest. P/ltd Offshore, P Jersey Skiff, and Q/limited.
    Jersey Skiff is a 4S (P) class with a 40X74 motor limit. Sarasota has 4 of them and they found that motor made it a crazy driving class over the 3660 limited which was underpowered.
    Another local class we are seeing growth in is Q/limited. Single motor 40X74 maximum on 4-6S. No length limit and for now Mono, Cat< outboard Tunnel combined. (would be a killer setup for a Zip33 down the line)
    logic: The next step for a P/limited racer to move up is Full P or Q which gets very expensive keeping up with motor and controllers. A 40X74 motor is inexpensive as are Raider 150 or T-180 controllers. That and AMPS go way down. With a data logger I tested a 37"mono and a leopard 1400KV motor. ($80) It ran 56mph with a 6 lap prop, and pulled 130-140 amps. Temps were 120's. The next reason we started this class is there are Sonicwaves, Spartans, Pursuits and Genesis out there now that could compete but not well in Full Q. Anyone see any of those at the pond?
    The date is set and you can mail in or use PP so sign up soon. March 2 day race is on he drawing board.
    See you in Brandon,
    Mic
     
  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM #2

    Mike Yount

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    I like the idea of Q limited. Sounds like you've picked the right size motor. My bet is this will become very popular. Good luck with the race.
    Mike
     
  3. Sep 12, 2019 at 2:11 PM #3

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    I think the success of a Q limited class is not going too far out on Watts. Motor size and Watts run parallel. A 40X82 with aggressive props for 6 laps pushes the popular under $200 controllers with 180-220 advertised capability. Staying down at 40X74 will make inexpensive ESC's last. Also the 3-5mph less will allow more boats to finish upright. I have been testing with the Raider/Flycolor 150 and it seems to hold up well. If we see numbers grow here I think other clubs may adopt the class. P/limited has put FE on the map and I see Q/limited requiring less amps (esc cost) than a full P or Q with decent performance. The RTR market should welcome something like this. Bigger, faster but won't break the bank. That's a recipe for growth.
    Mic
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 4:13 PM #4

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    Wow two days up and we have 17 boats, 4 in P/ltd cat and P hydro.
    This could get interesting.
    Mic
     
  5. Sep 14, 2019 at 12:31 AM #5

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    Ohh! There will be more.
     

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