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Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by mjshafer62, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. mjshafer62

    mjshafer62 PR Addict

    Location:
    Westerville, OH
    Racing Number:
    62
  2. Bill480

    Bill480 PR Addict

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Racing Number:
    480
    Seems to be blowing up as a sport.. cash prizes and stuff

    Looks fun.. lot easier to build and maintain a drone track imo
     
  3. premix

    premix PR Member

    Location:
    Westside
    Drones are the new R/C planes. When I think of the type of people who would be at drone races I think some overweight, late 30 year old, sitting in the hatch opening of his KIA soul, jamming out to coldplay.

    Maybe I'm way off
     
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  4. Windtunnel36

    Windtunnel36 PR Addict

    Location:
    Oberlin, Ohio
    Hey Dude, I resemble that remark,but it's a VW diesel and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
     
  5. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    Definitely driving one of them Square looking Nissans, Kias or Honda things. Who buys those ugly ass cars?
     
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  6. Double D

    Double D PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Strongsville, OH
    Racing Number:
    19
    Big gerbles I think. Or hampsters?
     
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  7. Double D

    Double D PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Strongsville, OH
    Racing Number:
    19
  8. Michael

    Michael PR Addict

    Location:
    Mogadore, OH
    Quadcopters are an absolute blast to fly. I wish I had the extra money to get a nice one.
     
  9. fluidpower

    fluidpower PR Member

    When I got out of college I messed around with RC cars and the amount of money I spent I thought I should be riding/driving the thing. So I sold everything and started racing go karts! Spent about the same money and had a blast. With the FPV camera on a drone or RC car, that would be pretty darn cool to monkey around with....
     
  10. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    I been looking at maybe getting a shifter kart.....seems fun.
     
  11. Bill480

    Bill480 PR Addict

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Racing Number:
    480
    been thinking about picking one of those up as well. seems like a fun/inexpensive way to get on a road course
     
  12. fluidpower

    fluidpower PR Member

    They are fun, BUT, I raced moto growing up, went to college, had some buddies racing karts, sold my RC stuff and jumped in. Raced at Mid-Ohio (they had 2 races a year there for years) and was, bar none, the best racing I have ever done. Several things that I didn't like about karting: 1) One must load up to drive the thing. Make some adjustments and see what they do? Can't do it. Living out in the country, having a motocross bike, I could fire it up and tear off onto my little track in the back yard. 2) Set up. I never got the hang of setting the kart up. Practice at 9:30 am when it is cool and humid, and have a heat race at 11:30 and it warmed up 10 degrees? Set up goes out the window. On a 4 lap heat race, set up is key. Guess it wrong and you know going into the first turn you blew it. It sucked. There is not enough time to recover from a bad handling kart right out of the gate in those sprint races. I just never got the hang of it. Part of the issue was my moto background. SMOOTH was the key. I would fly down the straight, stand on the brakes, slide the thing into the turn, hammer the gas and clutch the thing out of the corner motocross style. It looked cool and was fun, but EPIC FAIL. 3) If you want to see how NOT to run a race event, spend some time at Circleville Raceway Park. Maybe it has changed, but holy cow. practice at 8:00 first heat race at 2? with no track prep! No thanks....
     

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