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Art Davenport
03-25-2009, 11:46 AM
Soon there will be racing on Friday nights at Hobby Town Fremont. You will see the classes allowed by the scoring software and hopefully there will be races between Hobby Towns via the Global racing software that is in the package. Imagine racing in your Hobby Town while competing against drivers at another Hobby Town at the exact same time with a "Winner" or "TQ" driver declared between the stores. Should be lots of fun!

A little bird told me that Hobby Town Petaluma would have a track this week!

Art

carnaige
03-25-2009, 09:03 PM
The Petaluma Track is up and running!

edhchoe
03-25-2009, 11:57 PM
Do you guys take over the phone orders from out of state?

Art Davenport
03-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Do you guys take over the phone orders from out of state?

I have asked the Store Manager to ask the Owners if this is ok. The Manager thinks that it is against the rules to sell product into another Hobby Town's area and that is whey they don't currently do it. Who's rules, I don't know. It may be a Corporate thing or it could be a Owner thing. We'll get to the bottom of this soon. It's a pity too, they have all of the cars in stock and have some replacement parts also. Soon they will have the hop ups too... Hopefully we'll have an answer for you soon.

Art Davenport
03-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Track picture:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/Picture007-4.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/Picture016-5.jpg

edhchoe
03-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Well, the HTUSA in my area doen't carry them... I will go check again. I will be very excited if they did but I doubt it. If I bug them will they carry them? Shouldn't there be more than just one person interested in these for them to start ordering?

Art Davenport
03-26-2009, 05:56 PM
Well, the HTUSA in my area doen't carry them... I will go check again. I will be very excited if they did but I doubt it. If I bug them will they carry them? Shouldn't there be more than just one person interested in these for them to start ordering?

Your Hobby Town should be able to special order the one you want when they order some S-Maxx's in. They get them from the same place...or they will when Hobby Town gets inventory in. Right now the Hobby Town Stores order from Kyosho USA and Kyosho USA ships. This should change soon....

If your Hobby Town has an activities area, encourage them to put in a track! You never know, they just might!

USRaja
03-26-2009, 07:01 PM
The track looks small and could get boring quick. Do Hobbytowns have plans to make them bigger and change up the layout?

Art Davenport
03-26-2009, 07:35 PM
The track looks small and could get boring quick. Do Hobbytowns have plans to make them bigger and change up the layout?

Yes they do. All Hobby Towns will start with the above layout to keep everyone on the same page. This will also allow Hobby Towns to race each other with the Global Racing option in the software. Some of the future layouts can be seen at http://www.racednano.com/index.php?page=experience Eventually Kyosho will change the track layouts and track sizes as things move along. Right now, I can't wait to get a race going to see who's fast! I also can't wait for them to install the 4 panel track!

-J-
03-26-2009, 09:10 PM
Track picture:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/Picture007-4.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/Picture016-5.jpg

I'm liking my track a little better! ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HybGgw8ikX4 It's not me driving, and there normally about 10 people there, but this is the only decent video where you can see the whole track.

Art Davenport
03-27-2009, 12:03 PM
I'm liking my track a little better! ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HybGgw8ikX4 It's not me driving, and there normally about 10 people there, but this is the only decent video where you can see the whole track.

That is VERY COOL! Do you have any videos with 5 or 6 cars on the track? I would love to see some competition on that track racing for the apex!

-J-
03-27-2009, 07:57 PM
That is VERY COOL! Do you have any videos with 5 or 6 cars on the track? I would love to see some competition on that track racing for the apex!

No, but I've been wanting to for the last couple weeks. I'll see if I can't get any this weekend. :)

Art Davenport
03-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Any new videos from this weekend -J-?

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/IMG00063.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/IMG00062.jpg

edhchoe
03-30-2009, 02:22 PM
Woo woo..I see yellow Ferraris. Are they F430?

Art Davenport
03-30-2009, 04:47 PM
Sorry. Those are Mucialagos (sp). The F430 is not available yet in the US via Kyosho USA. I am hoping soon...

edhchoe
03-30-2009, 05:17 PM
I see two yellow ones with the ferrari emblem on the box....

Art Davenport
03-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Sorry about that. My bad, they are the 360 Modena.

Millertime
04-14-2009, 08:07 AM
I see you guys have been getting a lot of track time in on the HT track. What setup have you found works best on that track?

Art Davenport
04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
I see you guys have been getting a lot of track time in on the HT track. What setup have you found works best on that track?

I have been running the Mazda 787B. So far I have put a ball diff in it and 20 rear tires on it plus a very small amount of weight. The rest is stock. It is pretty fast so far. Our first race is this weekend so I guess I'll see how it stacks up against the competition.

carnaige
04-15-2009, 04:00 PM
I can't wait to run with one of the fastest guys in town! Mr. Davenport?
Kidding.....

edhchoe
04-15-2009, 05:23 PM
I find the front tires are too slick. I am surprised you guys just replace the rear tires...

Art Davenport
04-16-2009, 02:49 PM
Its on Friday Carnaige.

edhchoe, I tried the 40 fronts but the car would just pivot around the front. Impossible to drive on the Hobby Town track. Going to the 20 rears got me more steering but did not make the car spin out like the 40 fronts.

edhchoe
04-16-2009, 05:35 PM
So with the 20 rears you are taking away some of the traction from the rear to get more steering.. I see. Then the stock rears must be 10.

-J-
04-16-2009, 10:15 PM
So with the 20 rears you are taking away some of the traction from the rear to get more steering.. I see. Then the stock rears must be 10.

I don't think so. The smaller the degree number, the stickier tire. Stocks are 50. Putting on 20 rears with 40 fronts decreased how sticky the front seemed by adding more rear grip. I could be wrong, but I think you've got it backwards.

edhchoe
04-16-2009, 11:59 PM
the rears are much stickier/softer than the fronts. They can't be all 50. I put Atomic 30 fronts with stock rears and the car oversteers on right turns while the left turns are optimal...

Art Davenport
04-17-2009, 12:56 PM
The higher the number the harder the tire. The Mazda 787b comes with 50 fronts and 10 rears. I went to a 20 rear to gain some steering as the 40 Fronts were too much for the car.

-J-
04-24-2009, 11:04 PM
Any new videos from this weekend -J-?

I've been busy karting the past few weeks and haven't been able to make it out to the dNaNo track. I'm planning on going today if the weather lightens up a little. I'll bring my camera, and if there is a decent number of people I'll get a few clips.

EDIT: I got some footage yesterday. See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CznTsf0NBFw. I literally just uploaded it, so it might not play for a another couple of minutes.

carnaige
05-14-2009, 11:48 AM
Friday may 15, we are racing at HobbyTown Fremont CA. Can't wait should be alot of fun!bbskyw

-J-
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Friday may 15, we are racing at HobbyTown Fremont CA. Can't wait should be alot of fun!bbskyw

Try to get somebody to take some photos or get a little video if possible. We'd love to hear what kind of setups you guys are running on the HTUSA tracks, and what the tracks are like. I think Arch2b opened a thread about the HTUSA tracks in the 'Kyosho dNaNo Tracks' sub-forum.

herman
08-20-2009, 06:50 AM
I'm liking my track a little better! ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HybGgw8ikX4 It's not me driving, and there normally about 10 people there, but this is the only decent video where you can see the whole track.

hey that's my video... i took this when i was in h.k. earlier this year... the guy driving was the guy manning the shop (hon)

click here to read my review on kyosho hong kong - (mini-zracer.com) (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31062&highlight=kyosho+hong+kong)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/kyosho%20hong%20kong/IMG_7992.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/kyosho%20hong%20kong/IMG_8002.jpg

Marcro
08-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Any new videos from this weekend -J-?

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/IMG00063.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q18/ashleyheartshim_/IMG00062.jpg

Siiiiiiiiggghhhhhhhhhhhh! I'd like to be there in person with a couple thousand to spend. :)

microracer30
01-04-2010, 01:47 AM
I heard the track was covered in sale items for the holidays. Now it found a good home at Fast Pace Racing in Milpitas, Ca. The south bay finally has a dnano track:D

IQ9
01-04-2010, 03:26 AM
Thanks for the update on the tracks new home. After my last talk with Gary it appears that fremont is letting dnanos die but pricing was still retail so no deals on remaining stock. I would have bought two if the pricing was lower.

BovineD
09-13-2010, 07:48 PM
You gotta be kidding me....Fremont HT had this many Dnano's in stock? And I missed it? DAMN. I cant find one anywhere except on line now.

microracer30
09-15-2010, 01:15 AM
You gotta be kidding me....Fremont HT had this many Dnano's in stock? And I missed it? DAMN. I cant find one anywhere except on line now.

hey, if you can travel south a bit to fast pace racing fastpaceracing.com they have a nice porshe ready set and lots of parts like ball diffs, tires, etc. they just opened a drift track also that is perfect for dnano. just givin a heads up, check it out!

BovineD
09-27-2010, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the info microracer30....yeah i actually go to FPR alot since its pretty close and have been eyeing that Dnano but they dont have a complete set ready to go. I think they are missing the battery or charger or both plus I need a new 2.4 radio to use with the Dnano and MR03 I am planning on getting.

Also I cant stand Porcshe! They said i can order directly from them though so I will have to price it out and see how the price stacks up.

309 plus tax from FRP for complete set or 310 off the bay no tax....grrrrr

htupetaluma
10-04-2010, 02:16 PM
You gotta be kidding me....Fremont HT had this many Dnano's in stock? And I missed it? DAMN. I cant find one anywhere except on line now.

If you are willing to go north, we have dNanos at HobbyTown USA in Petaluma. We have 9 cars currently in stock; Renown Mazda, Kenwood Porsche, a couple of Lamborgini's, a couple of Ferrari 360's, and Porsche Carreras. We also stock parts.

We set up our track almost every Friday. Turn out fell off during the summer but we are planing to ramp things up again when the cold-wet returns.

Steven
HobbyTown USA, Petaluma
www.htupetaluma.com