Indoor Rules

We have some General Indoor Rules that apply to all racers.

Then we have a set of basic rules for each of our classes.

Our actively raced classes are:

We also have rules for these additional classes, but they are not actively raced at the moment. If you would like to run them please get in touch with us and we’ll endeavour to put a heat together:

Depending on number of entries on each race night some classes may be run in combined heats/finals.

General Rules (all classes)

Lipo Handling

Lipo (lithium polymer) batteries must never be charged at a rate exceeding the maximum instructed by their supplier / manufacturer, and in any case never exceed the club maximum charge rate of 10 amps. Anyone found to be charging at a higher rate will be asked to leave the venue.

Charging of lipo batteries must be carried out in a lipo sack or vault using the correct type of charger.

Tyre Additive

Only tyre additive from the BRCA approved list may be used.

Ride Height

Minimum ride height is  3mm for GT12 and 5mm for all other classes.

GT12 chassis must be sanded and smoothed at the edges to avoid cutting the carpet. Bodyshells for all classes must be rounded off at the wheelarches

1:10 Touring Car Rules

Motor/ESC: 17.5T Blinky
Battery: 2S Lipo
Tyres: Open (rubber)
Min Weight: 1320g

1:10 Front Wheel Drive (Frontie)

Motor/ESC: 17.5T Blinky
Battery: 2S Lipo
Tyres: Treaded tyres, either ride or sweep pre mounted
Body: From the approved list with the supplied wing, no TC bodies
Other: Any commercially available car. Converted 4WD TC permitted but  ALL rear running gear to be removed and motor to be in front 50% of the car.

 

Mini Touring Car (MTC) Rules

We race to UK MTC rules. Rubber tyres preferred but drivers who run on foams are also welcome.

The latest rules are published on the UK MTC Facebook Group (Facebook login required)

Current version at time of writing (version 1.04 / July 2019) also available here (pdf)

GT12 Rules

This class is not currently active. If you would like to run it please get in touch

Motor/ESC: 13.5T Blinky
Battery: 1S Lipo
Tyres: Open

Tamiya Truck Rules

This class is not currently active. If you would like to run it please get in touch

Kit: Tamiya Racing Truck TT-01E
Motor: Kit standard (Tamiya Torque-Tuned)
ESC: Tamiya Kit ESC (tble-02s) or Hobbywing 1060
Battery: 2S Lipo or 6 cell NiMH
Tyres: Kit tyres only
Wheels: Tamiya Truck or M-Chassis Wheels
Chassis: Kit tub chassis
Body Shell: Kit shell or other truck-style shell of similar profile, weight and size (e.g. Montec)
Gearing: Any Tamiya-available gear ratio, i.e. Any compatible Tamiya spur and pinion, or third party items of identical size and pitch.
Permitted Hopups: Ball races. Oil-filled shocks. Aluminium parts which do not provide a speed/handling advantage or alter the geometry.

No other changes from the kit standard parts are permitted.

Tamiya  M-Chassis Rules

Kit: Tamiya M-01, M-03, M-05, M-06, M-07 (inluding “Pro” and “R” variants)
Motor: 27T silvercan (Mabuchi RS540SH or Johnson 540J)
ESC: Tamiya Kit ESC (tble-02s) or Hobbywing 1060
Battery: 2S Lipo or 6 cell NiMH
Tyres*:
Any Tamiya-manufactured 60D size tyre with Any Tamiya insert
OR
Volante Pre-glued Mini Slick 30R
Chassis: Kit standard chassis
Body Shell: Any Tamiya M-Chassis shell or similar third party item. No aerodynamic or touring car style shells. No wings.
Gearing: Any 20T .6 pitch pinion (or 21T forM-06). Kit standard gear set, or Tamiya reinforced gear set of identical ratio
Differential: Tamiya kit standard gear diff, or alternative sealed oil filled gear diff.
Permitted Hopups: Ball races. Oil-filled shocks. Servo saver. Foam bumper. Universal joint/double carden drive shafts. Aluminium parts which do not provide a speed/handling advantage or alter the geometry.

No other changes from the kit standard parts are permitted.

*M-Chassis Tyre Trials:  For a limited period in 2019-2020 we are permitting any M-Chassis or MTC wheel/tyre combination and collecting feedback on which are the best performing and most cost-effective.

1:10 Buggy

This class is not currently active indoors. If you would like to run it please get in touch

New for 2020 we have introduced a combined 2WD and 4WD 1:10 buggy class. Subject to demand there will be a single combined heat. Racing will be on the flat without jumps.

These rules have been designed for the safety of marshals, competitors and club equipment. They will be kept under review and the committee welcome feedback.

Motor: 10.5T
Battery: 2S
Tyres:
        Rear: Cactus
        Front 4WD: Cactus Fusion
        Front 2WD: <any>
Other: Shock tower protectors must be fitted. No sharp projections which would damage carpet.