Burncity MiniZ – Saturday Dec 5th 2009, Box Hill, Melbourne

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    • #12709
      whtang
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      Burncity MiniZ – Saturday Dec 5th 2009, Box Hill, Melbourne

      It’s settled.. we are calling our Melbourne MiniZ group Burncity MiniZ… as a lazy way of saying “melbourne city”.. we definitely ain’t endorsing any sort of arson here! Our first gathering on Oct 17th was great.. i think we were all itching for more tracktime and quite a few of us were sore from putting the track together and then packing it back up. Thanks for all those who helped out!

      Date: Saturday Dec 5th 2009
      Time: 11:00 setup, 12:30pm-5:30pm racing, 5:30pm teardown and cleanup
      Venue: Canaan International College Sports Hall, 15 Hay Street, Box Hill Vic 3128

      Classes: 1:28 scale modifed and 1:28 scale stock
      Entry: $20 per racer (to help us cover hall hire costs for the day)

      We will be using the same rules for stock and modified classes as the HFAY (How Fast Are You) big track events.
      For stock class, this generally means the stock motor that came with the car or a HFAY stock motor. See the HFAY big track event manual for full details.

      We have power on site, and we will be using the ilap timing system. There will be a limited number of spare parts onsale for iwaver’s and MiniZ. A limited number of HFAY stock motors will also be available.

      For those who aren’t familiar with 1:28 scale tracks, this is a large track event using RCP tracks. This the same type of track as the Kyosho MiniZ GrandPrix Circuit
      Here is a pic of our last event on the Oct 17th.
      Oct17-RCP.jpg

      Post here with questions or email us at melb.miniz@gmail.com
      Hope to see you all there!

    • #59953
      betty.k
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      i’ll be there! :beer: :8ball:

    • #59951
      whtang
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      hey betty.. send a text to ph2t to drag his *** there this time so we have someone to keep on lapping :p

    • #59947
      betty.k
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      will do 😉 :8ball:

    • #59948
      kevsta
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      Does anyone know if there is public transport from Melbourne airport to the venue ?

      I can’t make this one due to a family emergency, but will try to make it to a future one next year.

    • #59949
      whtang
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      public transport from the airport ain’t great.. http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/
      i think you can get a the airport bus into the city (http://www.skybus.com.au/) and then get a train to box hill where we can probably pick you up..

      otherwise if you let us know early and time it right we may be able to organise a lift and you can help us with track setup 🙂

    • #59950
      whtang
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    • #59945
      blurrc
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      Dam, I wish I could come lol. I might/probally be coming down to melbourne after christmas, not sure exactly when but not in the week of the tennis.

      Hope I can see some of you guys at gigspeed if there isn’t a BurnCity race on. (I will be racing a micro t)

    • #59946
      whtang
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      seems we have a shout out from the mini-zracer forums with some reminiscing.. 🙂

      http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=368316

    • #59943
      betty.k
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      cool, i haven’t posted there in ages! figured i should say g’day! :8ball:

    • #59941
      ph2t
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      Hey fellas. Got the text from Bet Bet. I’ve got a family lunch to goto in Carlton. I’ve got to drop the mrs off at her parents but I will try and pop in after that. I will have the kids in tow though so it may just be a cameo appearance, lol….

      Bet Bet, if you’re gracioues enough to have a spare rig for me I would really appreciate it mate, I’ll try and be the lap car for the day!

      Can’t promise anything though. I’ve got my VCP-410 exam next wednesday so this weekend I’m setting up a mini datacentre in the garage (lol!) and studying like a ****.

      cheers,

      ph2t.

    • #59939
      whtang
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      here’s the time-lapse vid of yesterday’s event..
      http://users.tpg.com.au/whtang11/Dec5-09/Dec05.html

    • #59935
      Kerosene
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      Another thing to put on my “reasons to move back to the city” list 🙂

      @ whtang – Have you got a mailing list or something where you can notify people of upcoming track days?

    • #59936
      whtang
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      i’m pretty new to organising this sorta stuff so we don’t have any sort of official schedule yet.
      I will always post event details at least 2 weeks in advance on ausmicro..
      for the last two events i’ve also posted on rcracer.com.au and ausrc.com..
      easiest way is to join the facebook group i’ve setup cos i’ll definitely be emailing the group for upcoming events.

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=186702006333

    • #26129
      blurrc
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      The event looked very cool. What was that little track that I saw get built off to the side?

      When will the next event be? I might be down in Melbourne from the 14-17 of January, but that isn’t certain.

    • #60633
      betty.k
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      the track to the side was a practice oval.

      man, that was the best event yet! even though i had the worst mechanical day ever!!

      first i broke the kingpin mount on my chassis, new main chassis required. thankfully wing wong had a spare laying around!

      i managed to do the changeover between heats then i rolled in my 2nd heat and got t-boned on the straight. i noticed something weird with my steering and at the end of the heat discovered a broken h plate.

      3rd heat, my steering was buggered. i knew the servo gears needed a clean so i pulled the steering apart and cleaned the servo gunk. i thought that would be the end of it all.

      put it back together, no steering!! during the servo gear clean i broke a servo pot wire. i missed the 4th heat!! son of a thingo!!!11!!

      normally when i get together with ph2t he’s the one who has neverending mechanical problems. this time around i suffered every problem i never had.

      but it was the best meet we’ve ever had!!!!:D

      interstate? intercontinental? no excuse!! get your arse down to the next burn city mini z or die!!!11!!!! :8ball:

      p.s. foam tyres are the best tyres i’ve ever used on this track! i’ll never look back!

    • #56557
      whtang
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      shall we?

      http://hfay.tinyrc.com/Default.aspx?tabid=186

      but no foam tyres for stock class mate! :p

    • #56559
      blurrc
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      @whtang: That track is hot, that should defiantly be the next track at the event.

      Also when is the next one coming up?

    • #26555
      whtang
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      hi guys..

      i was actually thinking to run this actual HFAY large track event and submit the times..

      tossing up to try doing it this month either on the 20th or the 27th..
      perhaps one day we can do the Nov OLAPs track to try it out, and the other we do the large track event.

      20th may seem short notice for some for the large track event..
      but the 27th may mean people are busy with holidays and family..
      keep in mind we need to submit times by Jan 1 for the large track event..

      what do you guys think? 20th or 27th for the large track? we’ll probably do this at gigspeed and use the carpark space..

    • #58049
      blurrc
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      I think the 20th would probaly be better, but it doesen’t affect me much.

      Do you reckon that there would be an event on the 16th of January by any chance, because if I was coming down to Melbourne that would be the Saturday I could participate.

    • #58094
      whtang
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      16th Jan?? You hit the jackpot mate.. were you planning to run the micro-T? i’m not sure if its suitable for RCP.. i’ll have to ask the other guy if he’ll allow it on the track.
      you can always grab an iwaver while your here cos the owner of gigspeed is usually there with a stall to sell parts and iwavers.

      we plan to run the PN World Cup 2009 layout on Jan 16th
      http://www.minizworldcup.com/content/view/9/14/

      I’ll start another thread with details for this soon.

    • #48887
      blurrc
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      Well it will be a Micro-DT actually, but I could easily remove any bumpers and install some on-road tires like 22’s or Baja’s.

      I like the track, I just hope i can make it down there.

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