Thursday, April 19, 2018

TLR Cup Race one Info


TLR is proud to announce that the first round of the TLR Cup will be held at the Horizon Hobby RC Fest with over $7000.00 in CASH and PRIZES!
Round one will take place in Monticello, IL on June 1st – 3rd during the Horizon Hobby RC Fest and it will be a 1/8 Scale only event with Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy. Not only will there be over $7000.00 in cash and prizes, the race will have a unique two day race format for more track time. To ensure the race program will run smoothly and in the allotted time frame, there will be a limit of only one hundred entries (100) so click on the link below and get sign up today!

Schedule:Friday: Gates open at 8:00am / Practice starts at 10:00am / Practice ends 6:00pm
Saturday: Gates open 6:00am / Practice 7:00am - 9:00am / Racing starts at 10:00am
Sunday: Gates open 6:00am / Practice 7:00am - 8:00am / Racing start’s at 9:00am
Classes: 
  • Sportsman Nitro 1/8 Buggy
  • Sportsman Nitro 1/8 Truggy
  • Expert Nitro 1/8 Buggy
  • Expert Nitro 1/8 Truggy
  • 1/8 E-Buggy
*100 Race entry limit.
*Pre entries only…no entries accepted the day of the race.
*Personal Transponders Required

Race Format
The race format will be run as a full race day with qualifying and mains on Saturday and a full race day with qualifying and mains on Sunday. Awards will be based on the drivers score from each day using the motocross points system.

Qualifying: (will be run each day)
Two 6 (six) minute qualifiers for all nitro and electric classes

Mains: (will be run each day)
E-Buggy / A Main = 10 (ten) minutes / All other mains = 6 (six) minutes
-Sportsman Buggy & Truggy / A Main = 25 (twenty-five) minutes / B Main = 15 (fifteen) minutes / C Main = 15 (fifteen) minutes / All other mains = 10 (ten) minutes
-Expert Buggy & Truggy / A Main = 30 (thirty) minutes / B Main = 20 (twenty) minutes / C Main = 15 (fifteen) minutes / All other mains = 10 (ten) minutes

Awards
Sportsman Nitro 1/8 Buggy – Truggy (Trophies for top 10 (ten) A Main drivers)
1st place: Spektrum DX6R
2nd place: Spektrum DX5R
3rd place: 2 (two) Spektrum 9630BL Servos
- Expert Nitro 1/8 Buggy (Trophies for top 10 (ten) A Main drivers) 

- Expert Nitro 1/8 Truggy (Trophies for top 10 (ten) A Main drivers)


1/8 E-Buggy (Trophies for top 10 (ten) A Main drivers)
1st place: Spektrum DX6R
2nd place: Orion HMX System
3rd place: 2 (two) Spektrum 9630BL Servos

*Payouts based on total entries

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Camber

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to touch base on camber. First, you will need a good camber gauge to make sure you're getting the precise measurement. TLR, Losi (LOSA99172), and JConcepts (JCO22831) all have great camber gauges for the most accurate readings. Second, make sure your vehicle is at the correct ride height before checking/setting camber. Third is setting camber; a good starting point for most conditions is -1. A good rule of thumb with camber is less camber (going to 0 or +1) gives you more side grip in lower traction conditions, and more camber (going to -2 or more) gives you less side grip in higher traction conditions.

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Friday, April 6, 2018

In Touch with TLR on Facebook

Hello everyone,

This week, I wanted to let everyone know that TLR will be doing a live Facebook video each week. TLR would like for our consumers to be more connected with each other by talking racing, products, and much more with feedback. TLR’s team manager, Kevin Gahan, runs down this week’s first episode by talking 1/8th scale with TLR’s Evo Springs, Long Universal setup, and Servo saver setup. Please stay tuned for exact day of the week and time for each week’s episode.

JR
#22empire #8realm #DriveTLR

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Building/filling your shocks after traveling to an event.

Hello everyone,

This week I would like talk about building/filling your shocks after traveling to an event. As seen on Facebook and Instagram, almost every Pro or semi Pro racer before a long trip will have their shocks off their cars. This is so when they arrive to an event they can build/fill their shocks in the right environment that racing will happen. Shocks can build up pressure on a long trip, like on an airplane or in a hot/cold car ride. So just keep this in mind when traveling to your next event to get the most out of your RC car’s performance.

JR 
#22empire

Thursday, March 22, 2018

TLR 8IGHT Aluminum clutch shoe maintenance

Hello everyone,

This week I would like to talk about Aluminum clutch shoe maintenance for your Nitro TLR 8IGHT rides. A TLR 8IGHT clutch can take a good amount of running before maintenance is needed. Here is what I would do before a big event and before the main event to keep my clutch in good working order. First picture is my Aluminum clutch shoe after about an hour of racing. Second picture is after maintenance prepping for my main. In the second picture, you can see that I have used a dremel on all three edges and I used some scotch-brite to clean the top of the clutch shoe. This will help your clutch work correctly and gives you a consistent feel throughout your race.
Picture #1
 Picture #2

P.S. This maintenance can also be done to your composite clutch shoe as well.

JR
#8realm

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TLR 22 4.0 carpet setup (SCVRC)

Hello everyone,

This week I would like to share a new carpet setup by TLR’s very own Frank Root. Frank made the trip to SCVRC (newly transformed over to a carpet track) back in February for “The Series” event round three. Frank grabbed the TQ and the win at this event and he has posted his setup. If you're looking to do some carpet racing with your TLR 22 4.0 this is a very good starting point for any carpet surface.                               


JR
#22empire

Thursday, March 8, 2018

TLR Slipper adjustment

Hello everyone,

This week, I would like to talk about how to adjust your slipper on your TLR vehicles. The first and most important is making sure that the slipper is set loose and your diff is tight and broken in correctly before you attempt to find the correct setting for your slipper. If the slipper is too tight, you could cause damage to your diff even before you hit the track. After making sure your slipper is loose, hold both rear tires with your radio and car on and give the car a quick stab of the throttle and you should be able to hear the slipper slip. Keep tightening the slipper at half turn increments until the front tires come off the ground about an inch. This should be a good starting point for most tracks.

               

JR
#22empire