Date: May 17th, 2015
Time: Setup starts around 10:00 AM, G6 starts at 11:00AM
Location: Byron, MN
What: G6 trail competition and U4 Race. We run rain or shine so if the weather looks like it might rain, bring some good boots/shoes and a jacket along with a plastic bag to cover your radio. The course is wooded, but rain will still get through.
This is an event held on private property so if you plan on coming you will need to PM me or dana miller for directions and location as the land owner doesn't want the location posted on the open 'net. The location is a few miles south of Byron, MN.
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Classes: 1.9 and 2.2 Rigs
Depending on attendance we will either run together or run two separate courses, so bring all your rigs. We will likely pair up into teams.
The G6 format is great as it caters to almost any rig running 2.2 and 1.9 tires. Wraith, Yeti, SCX10, Gmade R1, TF2, Sawback, AX10, Losi, 6x6, etc... (If you want to bring out your Yeti XL or Summit, no worries, run the course with all the smaller rigs, times will be unofficial though)
A tow strap is mandatory on all vehicles. A tow strap may be used to assist or recover other drivers on stage. (youtube RC tow strap, super easy to make)
Each person or group if you run with a few people should have your own stop watch to keep track of your time.
It's a timed event. The best time = the winner.
Bring several batteries, the courses can take 45min to 2 hours.
Waterproofing is not necessary but it is highly recommended. We will try to keep water areas half tire or so high, but if it rains that could change.
All classes are allowed to use dig and 4 wheel steering on their scalers if they choose.
Rule #1 – NO HAND OF GOD. (HOG) A RECON G6 is all about driving. In keeping with the essence of the r/c scale scene a driver may not assist, stop, catch, or kick his/her vehicle. There are no penalties for electric winching or using your tow strap with help from another competitor or for reverses, so DRIVE SMART! The penalty is a DQ for hogging your scale vehicle. Performing on course repairs or having to touch your vehicle for recovery purposes is not hogging. Picking your vehicle up out of water, mud, sand, or rolling it over onto its wheels with your hand is all examples of hogging your vehicle, thus resulting in a disqualification
Rule #2 – A stage is directional and a driver must maintain the intended direction of travel. Reversing through the trail marker in the intended direction is ok. Don't miss any trail markers!!
Rule #3 – HAVE FUN!
Trail Markers [+30 sec] –A driver may not straddle or drive over a trail marker. A driver must get all 4 tires through the trail marker. If a driver dislodges a trail marker or steps on a trail marker, that driver is responsible for putting that trail marker back in to position. All trail markers must be traveled through. Any trail marker hit will result in 30sec penalty added to the total time
Penalty Winch [1 Min+] In the case that there is not a competitor there to help you with a pull strap, or you do not have a working electric winch, then you may employ the penalty winch. The penalty winch is a scale tow strap, lanyard, or winch line that you would operate with your hand acting as another vehicle to extract your stuck rig. The idea is to act as though your hand is another vehicle and pull the stuck or rolled over vehicle out of its situation in a “scale manner”. It is always best to use an onboard working electric winch, or use a tow strap with the assistance from another competitor. Use of either of these methods does not result in a penalty. Once a penalty winch (self used tow strap) is employed, it will be necessary remember how many times you had to use it. @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD9mZWF0dXJlPXBsYXllclxiZW1iZWRkZWQmdj1LNEQ5Zkhjd1BFMDo6:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K4D9fHcwPE0]
G6 works on the honor system. All Drivers will be on stage, driving at the same time. We are out here to have FUN and have it be like a 1:1 trail ride. You are timing yourselves and you need to try and remember how many gates you hit or penalty (hand) winch occurrences you had. No one is policing it, just do your best.
On Course Etiquette - Some folks will be trying for the best time and many will be just out to crawl on some truly awesome terrain. There are many open areas to pass. However some tough obstacles will be a bottle neck (just like in 1:1). Don't be a d!ck and drive over people or tell them to get out of the way. Use your rig to help them get through a tough obstacle and then once you get to a clearing pass them.
- After all the trail running it's time for SPEEEEED! (imagine Jeremy Clarkson's voice). Bring your Yeti's, bring your 4S lipo packs, hell bring your 4x4 sct (not sure how it'd do with rocks on the course but wth)
- We'll set up an impromptu track and run 1.9 and 2.2 rigs. If there are enough yeti's and solid axle 2.2 we can split them up. Otherwise they run together.
- This is a great event for yeti's, wraiths, rock bouncers, twin hammers, even an scx10 that is set up to go a little fast.
Looking forward to another great event. It's 100% worth the drive for an amazing day of RC and having fun