By Mike Garrison
Race Report from Arrowmax-RC.com
Time Limit Activated Boost (TLAB)
With this new added function, we are now able to control the outlaw boost and turbo within the popular Stock “Blinky” class racing. Start out with just a regular “Blinky” class esc, but our Dash ESC will have an added feature with activation control by the 3rd channel on the radio. Drivers are given a pre-set time limit; When Driver Activate the function, they are able to use the Boost and turbo function just like Modified within those pre-set time limit. After the time limit expired, ESC will return to the “Blinky” mode just like any regular speed control.
We had a Special Race in the Arrowmax Cup final with 9 invited drivers, all of them enjoy the race very much with many surprise and tweeze. Since this was just a fun race, we decide to random pick the starting order of each race.
In the race No.1, Takuma Mizowaki had a great start follow by Nicolas Lee. The battle was intense with only a few turns, suddenly, started 4th position but able quickly close in using TLAB was sticking, with his TLAB mode on, he forces Takuma out of the way and battle with Nicolas. Just when we thought it was an good over take move by sticking, Rocket started from 7th position was already closely behind the leaders, and he enable TLAB in the Back Straight. He was able to the full advantage to over take both Stickking and Nicolas Lee all in 1 shot. With this great move, the battle continues for the rest of the race, using TLAB by both driver accordingly, Nicolas wasn’t able to make a move on Rocket by the end of the race finishing only 0.5 apart.
In the race No.2, It was Viktor Wilck getting a head start, but Stickking Quickly making the move on Viktor over take him within the first lap while Masami, Akio and Nicolas all battle for 2nd. During the messes battle, Rocket once again get his luckily day to over take with TLAB and close in on Stickking. With Both of them Use TLAB mode at the same time, Stickking ran a mistake free lap pull away from Rocket. Later on the race, Rocket flip and batt got unplug and retired the race. But the Race continue with Masami, Viktor and Akio. These 3 battle using TLAB mode, but all 3 matching the timing and battle in Boosted speed, but in the end, they all caught in the line while Stickking was able to do an extra lap.
In the race No.3, Rocket, one of the fastest in this special class got a front role start only to mess up in the 4th lap and miss the lead group while 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th battle intensely thought out the race in TLAB. With Masami the only one choosing 2 time/ 15sec. his advantage totally gave his spot away when he did a big mistake in the infield S. The Battle of Viktor and Akio was the main battle as Akio have a faster car. Nicolas also run into the top lead group mix with TLAB mode save for the last min. In the end, Viktor still able hold off the group finish 0.3 ahead of Akio.
After the end of the event, all of the invited drivers gave a round of applause to this new class. This new class gave racing and passing a lot more exciting and fun. Also, able close the gap of racing with chance many never see before. TLAB class is for sure something they look forward in the future.