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longballlumber

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Yes Sir. But we would like to build our own P Hydro also. Parts for those Horizon hulls are a bare to get and we plan on either getting some ML or PT hulls to make FE. With the price of Nitro going up and Plugs going and I don’t see them going down we plan on switching to GAS and FE and soon as we run out of fuel. Plus our local club is building a strong support for FE and Indy had a nice FE club also that we would love to run with.
Just an FYI, the Indy Admirals Club isn't sanctioned in IMPBA or NAMBA...
 

Fred685

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I'm no FE expert but I have run P and P limited for a few years. A few years back there was a big speed difference between the two. Now, following the NAMBA rules, there isn't much difference in speed. At the speeds P limited is running now, the boat needs to be bigger, ESC needs to big bigger and you need to run parallel packs to have the capacity for 6 laps. I don't see a need to have both classes anymore. I would love to see a real "limited" class that would entice newcomers. It would have to be cheap and simple for it work. Limiting only the can size doesn't make the class cheap or simple for the new guy. My suggestion is to limit battery size and weight. It would be easy to police with a scale and tape measure. That is the only way I can see of limiting cost and speed. You can only pull as many amps as your battery can provide for your 6 laps. I'm sure there are problems with this idea, but not being an FE expert, I don't see them.
 

HTV Boats

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I'm no FE expert but I have run P and P limited for a few years. A few years back there was a big speed difference between the two. Now, following the NAMBA rules, there isn't much difference in speed. At the speeds P limited is running now, the boat needs to be bigger, ESC needs to big bigger and you need to run parallel packs to have the capacity for 6 laps. I don't see a need to have both classes anymore. I would love to see a real "limited" class that would entice newcomers. It would have to be cheap and simple for it work. Limiting only the can size doesn't make the class cheap or simple for the new guy. My suggestion is to limit battery size and weight. It would be easy to police with a scale and tape measure. That is the only way I can see of limiting cost and speed. You can only pull as many amps as your battery can provide for your 6 laps. I'm sure there are problems with this idea, but not being an FE expert, I don't see them.
I think what your seeing is more as P/Limited is growing it is getting into the hands of experienced racers who are just better at setup and props so speeds are getting better. Normal evolution. A full P is going to be faster. Especially in heat race water where extra power and weight will prevail.
If you want to keep costs down, can size limitations will work but they are not end all. As motors get larger there are generally larger more expensive ESC's required.
Battery could be limited to a single pack and weight limit. That then would be argued what weight limit just as can size has been debated.
Then comes enforcement and post race inspection which makes more work for people running the event.
. Mic
Simple can size is easy to measure and for the most part other racers can visually detect a ringer.
 

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