PROPOSED ELECTRIC 8th
RULES FOR 1/8TH Electric Buggy.
Last amended 14/08/09
5.5.1 a) Overall
length - 730mm maximum.
5.5.1 b) Overall width - 310mm maximum.
The car shall be
measured for width by placing it on a flat base material equipped with two side
rails of 150mm height. These shall be spaced 310mm apart and constructed in such
a way that the car can roll freely between them. The base material must be
constructed of high quality components suitably stiffened to prevent distortion.
The car must roll freely between the side rails with any steerable wheels set in
the straight ahead position irrespective of the compression, extension or roll
angle of the suspension.
c) Wheelbase - 270mm to 330mm.
5.5.1d) Overall height - measured from the ground including roll bar
at full suspension compression is 250mm maximum (this measurement does not
include the receiver aerial).
The car shall be measured for length and height in a similarly
constructed box of internal dimension 730mm x 310mm, which includes provision
for checking the maximum height.
Batteries and Motors
5.5.2 a) Battery Cell - 14.8v Lithium Battery Maximum . If 2 x 7.4v Li-Po Packs are used they must be the same brand and size.
b) Only Hard Cased Lipo Packs allowed.
Lipo Packs if charged at the track, must be charged in an approved Lipo Sack to
reduce the chance of injury .
a) All tyres must be black with the exception of sidewall lettering.
5.5.4 b) No spikes, tubes or additional items intended to increase traction may be either glued to the outside of tyres or passed through tyres from the inside.
c) Wheel/tire overall diameter must be between 100mm and 120mm.
5.5.5 a) A wing of maximum overall size 217mm length and 85mm chord may be fitted.
5.5.6 a) Cars shall be a reasonable representation of the style of car used for Off-Road, Desert or Trial racing.
5.5.6 b) Full body shells of saloon style are permitted but may only be trimmed to expose a maximum of 50% of the tyres at full suspension depression. If such body shells are fitted, provision for trimming shall be as in sub-section 'd'.
5.5.6 c) Where a roll-cage is fitted an open wheel style body shell must be fitted underneath the cage so designed as to enclose R/C equipment and fuel tank with sufficient front and side areas to allow clear display of racing numbers.
5.5.6 d) Openings may be cut in the shell for the antenna and to allow access to radio switch . Cooling holes to assist in cooling the motor and ESC should be limited to the manufacturer designed cutouts in the bodyshell.
5.5.6 e) Body shells as described in Section 2.6.c need not conform to scale but should conform to the provisions of 2.6.a.
5.5.6 f) Acceptance of a Saloon body shell by another IFMAR section shall be deemed to imply approval by the Off-Road Section for racing purposes.
5.5.6 g) Cooling openings are allowed in windows.
a) The use of traction control devices, active suspension devices and any
steering control aided by gyroscopes/'G'-force sensors is strictly forbidden.
Sensors are only allowed for the purpose of passive data recording and not for
adjusting the performance of the car whilst in motion. It is the object of this
rule to ensure that the event be a test of driver skill.
PROPOSED FORMAT FOR QUALIFYING AND FINALS 8th Buggy
Qualifying 8th Electric Buggy
6.4.c) All qualifying rounds shall be 10 minutes
duration as per IC classes. There will be the equivelent warm up time before
race start to test vehicles , transponders etc, and for marshals to assume their
positions. Qualifying will be by staggered system as per IC.
Finals 8th Electric Buggy
All 8th Electric Buggy sub finals to be 15 minutes duration.
The top three/four (3 for 10 car final or 4 from 12 car finals) from each sub
final progressing to the next sub final, and the first four/five (4 for 10 car
finals or 5 for 12 car finals) from each semi (1/2) final progressing to the
main final along with the next two (2) fastest drivers from either of the two
(2) semi finals.
the case of different weather conditions (dry/wet) during the Semi-Finals,
driver five/six (5 for 10 car finals or 6 from 12 car finals) from each
Semi-Final will go to the Main final.
Main Final shall consist of 2 separate races
each of 15 minutes duration. Final
positions will be decided by a points systems based on 12 points for the winner
of each leg down to 1 point for 12th position. Points from both legs
will be added together to determine finishing order. In the event of a tie in
points the fastest individual final for each driver will be used to decide the