2017 RC MAKER - AARCMCC EP          On Road Victorian State Titles.


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1        Presidents Welcome


Welcome to the 2017 RC MAKER - AARCMCC EP On Road Victorian State Titles.

This event is proudly hosted by South Eastern Radio Controlled Car Club (SERCCC) sanctioned by the Australian Association of Radio Control Model Car Clubs (AARCMCC) and supported by our Major Sponsor of RC Model Cars.

The Victorian State Titles is the premier event on the AARCMCC EP On Road Calendar and we expect to see the best drivers across the country competing over 3 days of exciting racing.


We look forward to welcoming you to the SERCCC track and trust that you will enjoy yourself.

Warmest Regards,

Michael Clark, 
SERCCC President


2    Event Date & Location

·         The event will be formally run 17th – 19th of March 2017

·           Entries will be closed from midnight Friday the 10th March 2017.

2.1    Location

·         South Eastern Radio Controlled Car Club (SERCCC)

·         Graham Myers reserve

·         89 /105 Hendersons Rd

·         Bittern VIC

3    Classes
3.1    Sanctioned

·         ISTC Modified

·         1/12th Scale Modified

·         ISTC 13.5t

·         ISTC 21.5t

·         ISTC Junior Sportsman


3.2    Demonstration

·         GT 17.5  (Demo)

·         Mini (Demo)

·         F1 (Demo)

4    Class Entry Fees

·         First Class:            $50

·         Second Class         $35

·         Tyres pre-glued     $39.50




4.1    Pre-Purchase Tyre Limits 


·         ISTC Modified                      4 sets

·         ISTC 13.5t                          3 sets

·         ISTC 21.5t                          3 sets

·         ISTC Junior Sportsman         1 set

·           GT 17.5t                             3 sets


$39.50 each set


Note: Tyres may be pre-purchased with entry and will be available at the track for purchase at designated times during the event (minimum 1 timeslot per day)

5    Meeting Format


1.    Please be aware the meeting format is subject to entry numbers.  

2.    The Race format is 5 Qualifiers (All Classes Rounds 1-5) on Saturday and Finals (3 Rounds) on Sunday.

3.    To achieve a minimum of 5 Qualifiers and 3 Finals for all classes there needs to be a maximum of 13 races per Round with a 2 min gap between races.

4.    Should entries exceed 13 races per Round we reserve the right to adjust the format based on entry numbers.

5.    Once 13 races per Round are achieved we also reserve the right to refuse further entries to a class. No entries will be refused prior to 10th March.

6.    Sanctioned Touring Cars and 1/12th Scale to have a maximum of 10 cars per race.

7.    Less than 8 entrants in any sanctioned class will not attract AARCMCC points, less than 8 entrants and the class may not be run.

8.    Changes to the above format will be communicated after entry numbers are finalised and confirmed at the first drivers briefing

9.    All competitors in Championship Classes must be members of AARCMCC affiliated clubs.


5.1    Qualifying

1.    Event plan is for a minimum of 5 qualifiers for all classes, with preference to sanctioned classes first.  Time Pending, Qualifier 5 may be run Sunday morning.

2.    If rain or similar unforeseen delay occurs, a minimum of 4 qualifiers will be run and in worst case will constitute an event.

3.    Qualifiers per class with points awarded to the overall finishing position in each qualifier (time/distance) on a basis of 100 for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd and so on.

4.    Qualifying will be based on dropping worst two rounds.

5.    Staggered start with a 6 minutes run time for all classes with exception of Touring Cars Modified (5 minutes) and 1/12th Scale Modified (8 minutes)

6.    Starting position for Qualifiers 1 – 3 will be determined by your 3 fastest consecutive laps in control practice seeding

7.    Starting position for Qualifiers 4-5 will be determined by a re-grade based on qualifiers 1-3.


5.2    Finals


1.    Grid Start.

2.    Grid Position determined by qualifying.

3.    All finals (A, B, C, etc.) to have 3 final races per class time permitting.

4.    “A” finals for sanctioned classes will run 3 Finals as priority

5.    Worst result dropped for all classes, ie:

6.    3 final legs, 2 count, 1 discarded

6    Trophies

·         TQ, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class will receive a trophy,

·         All other competitors to receive certificate of placing.

·         Concourse trophy (body and chassis) trophy for best painted body shell.

·         All classes will be judged for Concourse together, prior to first qualifier.  To be eligible for concourse, body must be used at some stage during the event.

7    Transponders

·         SERCCC has the latest MyLaps RC4 decoder

·         “Pure” RC4 transponders are supported as are all MyLaps and AMBrc transponders.

·         MRT mPTX  personal transponders are supported.

·         Club transponders will NOT be available.

8    Seating

·         Undercover tables / benches available with first preference to our interstate and country guests.

·         Local competitors, if you have shade and/or tables it would be greatly appreciated if you brought your own

9    Catering

·         BBQ, Hot Foods and Cold drinks will be available.

10    Technical Regulations

ISTC Modified, ISTC 13.5t, ISTC 21.5t


·         AARCMCC rules will apply as stated on the AARCMCC website aarcmcc.org - please familiarise yourself with these rules.

·         Please be ready to present your car to scrutineering on Friday.  

·         All cars will be subject to typical weight and measure checks.

·         Bodies will be checked and marked.  Maximum two bodies per competitor at initial scrutineering.  If you want to run a 3rd or more body, these must be checked before use.

·         13.5 and 21.5 Motors must be presented at initial scrutineering to be inspected and tagged.

·         No Cross Entry between Sanctioned Touring Car Classes is allowed.


10.2    1/12th Modified (1/12)


·         Open class, no control tyres, no limits on tyre sets.

·         AARCMCC rules will apply as stated on the AARCMCC website aarcmcc.org - please familiarise yourself with these rules.


10.   ISTC Junior Sportsman


·          AARCMCC rules will apply as stated on the AARCMCC website aarcmcc.org - please familiarise yourself with these rules.

·         Motor - Turnigy TrackStar 21.5T 1855KV sensored brushless motor. P/N:9192000034  ONLY.

·         ESC - Any ESC that has a “Blinky” mode ie; a flashing light.

·         Gear - Gearing is fixed to the minimum of 4.5 final drive ratio (FDR)


10.4 GT 17.5


For this Event ONLY Controlled Tyres will used

Rush 36X Rubber tyres only (24mm)


·         Rules for this event can be found on www.serccc.com.au – noting below.

·         Muchmore Racing - Fixed Timing Spec Motor. FLETA ZX 17.5T Type W Brushless Motor with Zero timing.

·         ESC - Any ESC that has a “Blinky” mode ie; a flashing light.

·         Fixed  Gearing - is to be set to no less than 3.5 FDR

·         2 Door GT Style Bodies ONLY 

·         Tyres   Rush - Rush 36 Rubber tyres only (24mm)



10.5   F1 

·         F1 is bound by the rules set out www.rcformula1.com.au, noting the following

·         Any 21.5T motor and blinky ESC2S hard case LIPO in line with AARCMCC Touring Car Rules.

·         Tyres are open, No limit on number of sets.


10.6   MINI   Tamiya Mini


·           Eligible chassis – Tamiya M03 and M05 series “Front Wheel Drive” chassis only, assembled as per Instruction Manual.

·           No chassis/power train modifications allowed, with the exception of the differential which may be of any style (eg spool, ball diff, open gear diff, or sealed gear diff) except one way, from any manufacturer.

·           Wheels/Tires – Any commercially available 55mm OD rubber mini-sized tire, in any combination and/or compound, with any insert, and standard offset mini-sized wheels.

·           Bodies – Body shells are open, with the following restrictions – No 4 door Touring Sedans, Sports/GT and/or 12th scale type Wedge/Can-am bodies.

·           20 Tooth pinion max.

·           13T/3000KV Hobbywing OEM or re-branded COMPLETE SYSTEM with max 60 amp ESC and engraved /etched can. No modifications are permitted to motors. 3300kv max when tested.

·           ESC, bearings and Tamiya Hot-ups only permitted, with the following exceptions – official Tamiya optional alloy components may be replaced with an equivalent aftermarket part.

·           Batteries – Any 2S, Hard-cased 7.4 Lipo packs that will fit the mini chassis (without modification to pack or chassis)

·           Minimum weight limit of 1330 grams (with transponder).


10.7    13.5T and 21.5T Motors

·         To speed up the process of car scrutineering, all stock classes 13.5, 21.5 will need to present up to 2 motors to the scrutineering tent. Motors will then be checked and tagged.

·         The tag must not be removed under any circumstances during the course of the event, it is the driver’s responsibility to make sure their motors have been through scrutineering.

·         This process must be done prior to the 1st round of qualifying. Should a motor become damaged or unusable, a new one can be presented to the scrutineer and have it tagged.

·         Failure to comply will result in disqualification of that round.


 10.8    Tyres


1.    Controlled Tyres will be used for Junior, 21.5, 13.5, Mod, GT 17.5 and are the only tyres that may be used once provided to the driver.  Tyres will be available for purchase at entry as well as additional sets (up to maximum allowances) at designated times during the weekend.


       i.        Junior 21.5 a maximum of one (1) set of tyres permitted

      ii.        13.5, 21.5,GT 17.5 a maximum of three (3) sets of tyres permitted

     iii.        Open class, a maximum of Four(4) sets of tyres permitted

    iv.        Tyres are “Rush - Rush 36  Pre-Glued Tyres (Control Tyre) for this event, tyres for practice in advance of event tyres being made  available can be purchased from;


·         Hearns Hobbies 

·         RC Maker

·         RAB Hobbies

·         Metro Hobbies


2.    There are to be no modifications made to the tyre assembly (i.e.: air holes in the rims must not be made bigger).

3.    Re-gluing and tyre balancing is allowed.

4.    Tyres will be marked by race organisers and checked regularly, tyres are allocated to you and your class

5.    Tyres may be interchanged within the sets purchased by a driver for that class without penalty.

6.    If tyres are damaged the tyre assembly may not be used.

7.    It is the drivers' responsibility to ensure that all identifying marks on the tyre assembly are not damaged.

8.    You may not use another entrant’s tyre(s).

9.    Tyres must be collected prior to racing and must be returned before you leave the track for the day on Saturday.

10.   Drivers failing to return tyres on Saturday will be disqualified.

11.  Tyres are property of the entrant at the conclusion of the event.


11    General

·         Electrical Equipment Safety– in the interests of safety the event organisers recommend that:

·         240V electrical equipment be tested for safety prior to the event (eg: power supplies, soldering irons, power boards).

·         We reserve the right to refuse the use of any equipment considered unsafe.

·         Compressors – the club air compressor is available for use by all entrants.

·         Personal air compressors may not be used to reduce noise and potential power spikes.

12    Proposed Event Schedule

Track Opening and Event Timing

·         Monday 13th March – Thursday 16th March - Track Closed


Friday 17th March


·         7.00am - Tyres available for collection.

·         8:00am - Open practice.

·         9:30am - Controlled practice commences, 10 min track time for each class pending on number drivers (technical inspection to occur immediately after)

·         The last Controlled Practice will be used for seeding for Qualifying races on Saturday

·         6:00pm - Controlled practice concludes. Open practice remains available until dark.


Saturday 18th March

·         7.00am - Tyres available for collection.

·         8:00am - Drivers meeting and Concourse.

·         8.30am - Qualifying Round 1, qualifying rounds 2-5 are run on Saturday and may be run under lights if required and time permitting.

·         Track closed


Sunday 19th March

·         7:00am - Tyres available for collection (technical inspection).

·         8:15am – Drivers meeting. No Practice is available

·         08:30am - Beginning of Finals Round 1 or Round 5 Qualifying if not run already

·         3:15pm - Finishing time (pending on number of entrants)

·         3:30pm - Award presentation ceremony.


The above schedule is indicative and subject to change at any time by the Race Director to account for unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. If need be the Event can continue under the track flood lighting



13    Stock Motor Requirements & Testing Schedule



Body Shells Inspections Allocated time slots:


This applies to MOD, 13.5T & 21.5T all body shells are to be presented for pre tech inspection during Friday Control Practice



  • Friday 11AM-12PM MOD, 13.5T & 21.5T
  • Friday 3-4PM MOD, 13.5T & 21.5T
  • Saturday 6:30-7AM
  • (only available for racers who did not attend control practice)


Motor Technical Inspections Allocated time slots:


  • Friday 9:30-10:30AM 13.5T
  • Friday 10:30-11AM 21.5T
  • Friday 4-5PM 13.5T & 21.5T
  • (only available for racers who arrived after 11AM)
  • Saturday 6:30-7:30AM 13.5T & 21.5T
  • (only available for racers who did not attend Friday)



The only exception to motors not being presented for technical inspection on Friday during the above allocated time slots will be racers who are unable to attend Friday. If you need to have your car inspected on Saturday make sure you arrive early and contact the scrutineer and or race director as soon as you arrive on Saturday!

Motor Technical Inspection will be conducted as follows:


  • Competitors can submit up to two motors for technical inspection ie either 1 or 2 motors.
  • To speed up the process motors must be removed from the car presented without pinion gear, wires or sensor cable.
  • Any previous scutineering tags must be removed prior to submitting


Motors for technical inspection.


  • Racers must bring suitable tools to the scrutineering tent to dismantle their own motors for inspection as required. See note below
  • It is strongly suggest that racers arrive to the track on Friday morning with motors already removed from their car ready to inspect.



Stock Motor Requirements


To be legal for use at AARCMCC sanctioned events the motor needs to be ROAR, BRCA, or EFRA approved AND also meet the technical specifications.

Technical specifications are listed in AARCMCC EP On-Road General & Technical Rules, key dimensions for 21.5T and 13.5T are listed below. It is the racers responsibility to ensure that their gear is legal. See the instructions below for measuring your motor to make sure it is legal. http://www.teamtekin.com/news/tekin-...spect-a-motor/


Motor Can Maximum diameter is 36.02mm excluding solder tabs or lead wires. Minimum diameter is 34.00mm excluding solder tabs or lead wires.


Maximum length is 53.00mm Stator 21.5T & 13.5T Stack minimum length 19.30mm, maximum 21.00mm. Stack inside diameter minimum 14.50mm, maximum 16.00mm. The thickness of the stack plates is 0.35 +/- 0.05mm.



Rotor 21.5T & 13.5T Shaft diameter must be 3.175mm. The shaft outside diameter, where the magnet is mounted, shall be minimum 7.25 +/- 0.150mm. Magnet minimum length 23.00mm, maximum 27.00mm. Magnet outside diameter minimum 12.00mm, maximum 12.51mm



The following motors will need to be dismantled for technical inspection; other motors that are not listed below may also require dismantling and will be determined during technical inspection.

  • Fantom FR-1
  • Hacker
  • Hobbywing (some motors)
  • LRP X12, X20
  • ORCA RX3
  • Orion
  • Motiv
  • Novak
  • R1 wurks V7 & V9
  • Reedy Sonic, March 2
  • Schuur Speed
  • Speed passion (some motors)
  • Team Powers
  • Team Scream
  • Thunder Power
  • Tekin Redline Gen 2
  • Trinity (Kill Shots Early models)
  • Viper


Battery Voltage



The multimeter used for the event will be available for checking battery voltages during Friday controlled practice. It is the racers responsibility to ensure that their batteries are not overcharged



14    Accommodation


·         Serccc Web Site

2017 AARCMCC RCMAKER VIC Championship Scrutineering Procedure & Times
2017 AARCMCC RCMAKER VIC Championship Sc
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