NZRCA AGM Minutes, voting, and event list

Karl Meyer (the newly appointed NZRCA Secretary) has just sent me the files for the minutes, voting, and event list from the recent AGM.

download them here:

2009 NZRCA AGM Agenda Minutes

2009 NZRCA AGM Remit Results

2009-2010 NZRCA Events

NZRCA AGM results

Thought i'd re-add this article as it is quite good to reference back to every now and then. And because Gareth worked hard on it :)

To summarize the key points of this AGM:


-Scott Kendall new NZRCA President

-Prostock and GT19 have been removed from NZRCA and been replaced with a super stock touring class which will run 27t brushed motors or 13.5t brushless. (only 3 touring car classes now yay!)

-Lithiums with no battery cap have been approved in offroad, and onroad F1, Pro10, Pro12, Modified, and the new super stock touring class.

-Weight limit remit for stock didn't go through.

-Pro10 is still an NZRCA class.

-CRCCC has the 2010 electric on-road nationals

-Rubber tyres only for Touring Mod didn't pass.

-The Same Nationals Event is no longer allowed to be held in the same 2 years in a row unless no other club is available to host

- Control Tyre for Electric Offroad Nationals Passed

- NZRCA sanctioned clubs can now use the points system rather than timed

- it was voted that starting grids are now in one line

-.28 Truggy remit failed

Gareth (known as kiwirevo in the forums) did all the twittering and the updates, he was typing and copy / pasting furiously throught the whole AGM, he did an awesome job :)


REMIT FROM Tauranga Radio Control Car Club
1. 92.6. car maybe ball raced with steel bearings or original kit bearings only.

PASS


REMIT FROM Manawatu Radio Control Car Club

Remit was split


2. Allow any Tamiya body or similar replica from other manufacturers

FAIL


Allow any Tamiya M03 rims

PASS


REMIT FROM North Harbour Radio Control Car Club
3. Rule 95.10 Pro 12 Dimensional Requirements
From
Wheel Rim Diameter Maximum 36mm
To
Wheel Rim Diameter Maximum 38mm
Reason; To allow the use of Jaco Prism rims which are currently in common use but not allowed by the rules – note the IFMAR rules have no rim diameter requirements.

PASS


RUBBER TIRES


REMIT FROM Hamilton Radio Control Car Club
4. Rubber Tyres only
Classes excluded - F1, Pro12 and Pro10
Use of foams permitted on carpet/felt tracks.
REMIT FROM Canterbury Radio Control Car Club
5. Rule 90.9 Only rubber tyres may be used (No foams), except for on carpeted surfaces where foam tyres may be used.Reason To standardise our Modified class with the rest of the world.

FAIL


REMOVAL OF 4 HOLE STOCK MOTORS REMITS
Remits 6-8

PASS


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
9. New Rule: (Suggestion 25.9)
NZRCA I.C. Onroad Nationals Qualifying & Finals Format:
Heats:
There must be a minimum of four (4), maximum of six (6) five (5) minute to ten (10) minute heats. In the event of five (5) minutes heats being run there must be a minimum of six (6) rounds with the exception of weather interruptions in which case it can be reduced to a minimum of four (4) at the race director’s discretion.
Finals:
Bump up system to be used, where the top seven (7) qualify directly to the final. The top 3 are then taken from the lower finals B,C,D etc. A Finals for all classes are between thirty (30) and forty five (45) minutes. B Finals for all classes are between twenty (20) and thirty (30) minutes. C Finals and lower are between ten (10) to twenty (20) minutes. In the case of weather interruptions these may be reduced at the discretion of the race director.

PASS


REMIT FROM Canterbury Radio Control Car Club

Offroad added


10. Heats for NZRCA On-Road and Off-Road IC Nationals to use seeding, this allows drivers of similar ability to race in the same heats.

FAIL


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
FUEL TESTING BUGGY
11. Rule 58.5, 58.6 and 58.7
Drop them as they are not used!

PASS


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
FUEL TESTING TRUGGY
12. Rule 60.7, 60.8 and 60.9
Drop them as they are not used!

PASS


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
13. Current rule:
20.3 For I.C Off-road: After all heats have been completed the Qualification Order is established, using IFMAR Points system with either three of five rounds counting or four of six rounds counting.
To be amended to read
20.3 For I.C Off-road: After all heats have been completed the Qualification Order is established, using IFMAR Points system with either three of four rounds counting, three of five rounds counting or four of six rounds counting

PASS


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
14. Current Rule
20.3 For I.C Off-road: After all heats have been completed the Qualification Order is established, using IFMAR Points system with either three of five rounds counting or four of six rounds counting.
Proposed Rule 20.3 Copies IFMAR Rule into our book
Reason
Current rules is not specific enough and would require reference to the IFMAR rules. Best to have our own.

PASS


.28 ENGINES FOR TRUGGY


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
15. 1/8 Truggy
Current rule:
60.1
Internal combustion engines of not more than 3.5 cubic centimetres / 0.21 cubic inches, no tolerance allowered.
To be amended to read
60.1
Internal combustion engines of not more than 4.58 cubic centimetres/0.28 cubic inches, no tolerance allowered.

FAIL


REMIT FROM Harewood Radio Control Car Club
16. Change Rule 9.1 from “ the organizers of a NZRCA Nationals, with 20 or more Entries, Must provide Protected and Secure Storage for Transmitters ”
TO
” the organizers of a NZRCA Nationals, with 20 or more Crystal frequency Entries, Must provide Protected and Secure Storage for All Transmitters ”
Reason: To Eliminate the Need to run a Transmitter Pound for the event when Nowadays Most Entrants are on DSM.

FAIL


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
17. TRANSMITTER POUND

WITHDRAWN


REMIT FROM Manawatu Radio Control Car Club
18. Race Rules Rule 69.12 Finals will be run over 3 races with the best 2 times and laps calculated for the final placing’s or points to be awarded for each position with total of best 2 races points calculated for the final placing’s. The host club to decide if the meeting will be run on times or points, and this must be stated on the entry form for all competitors to know prior to the event.

PASS


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
19. 69.12 Finals will be run over 3 races with the best 2 times and laps calculated for the final placing’s.
Amend rule: The final positions will be decided by a point system based on ten (10) points for the winner of each final on down to (1) point for the tenth placed finisher in each separate final. The best two (2) out of three (3) finishes will count. If two (2) finals are completed, the best one (1) final will count. If one (1) final is completed, that one (1) final counts. If no A-Main Finals are completed, the finishing order of qualifying will be used to determine the final results of the event. This will stop a driver from winning only one race and still winning a title meaning that they need to have to win twice

MERGED INTO 18


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
20. 69.7 At the New Zealand National Championship meeting, before finals are run, all A Finalists will participate in dummy finals of two to five laps to ensure there are no frequency clashes or transponder scoring problems
Delete Rule
Most drivers use DSM now

FAIL


REMIT FROM Harewood Radio Control Car Club
21. Make Personal Transponders Compulsory at NZRCA sacntioned National Events.
Reason: Personal Transponders are a lot more reliable than club transponders and Having no club transponders would make the host clubs job a lot easier(in regards to lap scoring problems and making sure they keep coming back after races over the weekend and are fully charged). If people don’t have Personal Transponders, it wouldn’t be hard to ask someone to borrow one for a weekend to race with.

FAIL


REMIT FROM Kaipara Radio Control Car Club
22. NZRCA Electric Off-Road Nationals to use a control tire only and the tire is to be decided by the host club and named on the entry form prior to signoff by the NZRCA for release.

PASS


REMIT FROM Counties Radio Control Car Club
23. 67 RACE DURATION
67.1 All Heats and finals will be of the time specified for all Off-road class as listed below. All Off-road 10th scale electric classes, Six minutes plus the time to finish the last lap.

PASS


REMIT FROM Hamilton Radio Control Car Club

Altered to say the same national event (so its the only the same class


24. Nationals
Stop the same national event from being held at the same location on consecutive years. This should only be permitted if no other clubs put their hand up to host the event.

PASS


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
25. Rule 25.1:
The NZRCA Championships for 1/10th – 4WD, 1/10th – 2WD & 1/8th Circuit I.C. will be held on a weekend as identified by the hosting club between the dates of 1st January and Easter of each year.
Change to:
The NZRCA I.C. Onroad Championships for 1/10th – 4WD, 1/10th 2WD & 1/8th 4WD is to be held in February (preferably commencing on the last Friday in February to avoid the holiday season).

PASS


Remit 27 brought before 26


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
27. Removal of the 1/10th CanAm & 1/10th 2WD CanAm & 1/8th 4WD Saloon classes from the NZRCA I.C. Onroad New Zealand Championships.
New Rule: (Suggestion 25.7)
The NZRCA New Zealand I.C. On road Championships will include the following classes only. 1/10th 4WD Saloon, 1/10th 2WD Saloon and 1/8th 4WD CanAm.

PASS


REMIT FROM Taranaki Radio Control Car Club
26. New Rule: (Suggestion 25.7)
The NZRCA I.C. Onroad Nationals should take place over a minimum of three (3) days plus an additional rain day must be set aside.

PASS


REMIT FROM Manawatu Radio Control Car Club
28. Pro 10 Delete Class form rulebook

FAIL


REMIT FROM Manawatu Radio Control Car Club
29. Stock Delete rule 88 from the rulebook. Stock touring is often decided by the luck of the motor purchased or what you can do to a motor but keep it within the rules. We think Pro-stock should become the NZRCA stock class, with GT19 as the next class, and modified touring to make a total of 3 touring classes total.

WITHDRAWN


There has been a motion to only have 3 touring car classes at a national level and it has passed


The 3 classes are
Modified
Stock
Super Stock 13.5 Roar Approved Brushless or 27 Turn Brushed

BRUSHLESS REMITS


All brushless remits have been rolled into the discussion on all classes

Remit 35 Split into Receiver pack and Weight (Weight waiting until after Batteries


REMIT FROM Hamilton Radio Control Car Club
35. Stock touring
Disallow receiver battery packs.

PASS


GT19 Bodies


Remits 36 & 37 have been postponed until later

Touring Bodies


There will be a list of Allowed bodies based on the global body specification in the NZRCA rule book and those will be the bodies for the year

Super Stock Touring is included in the Touring Body Rules as above


There are no GT body class now

OFFROAD LIPO


Lipos passed with no capacity limit
Must be hard cased

ONROAD LIPO


Lipos passed with no capacity limit
Must be hardcased
Modified Lipos with no capacity limit
Super Stock Lipos with no capacity limit
Stock Stays the same
F1 Lipos with no capacity limit
Pro10 Lipos with no capacity limit
Pro12 1cell Lipo or 4 cell NiMH with no capacity limit
Mini Stays the same

LIPO SAFETY


We will copy the Roar Lipo safety rules. This includes using a charging sack.

REMIT FROM Hamilton Radio Control Car Club

Amended to 1450gm


35. Stock touring
Lower the weight limit of stock touring from 1500gm to

1450gm

as most cars are well under this weight limit
and a lot of extra weight needs to be put on cars to bring them up.

FAIL


REMIT FROM Canterbury Radio Control Car Club
54. Rule 75 Brushless motors
Remove unnecessary paragraph, IFMAR have no rules on ESC and several ESC manufacturers are now making sensored ESC’s that do not use sensor wires but rather use the main wires
c) If the motor is sensored:
- It must use a six position JST ZH connector model number ZHR-6 or equivalent
connector with 6 JST part number SZH-002T-P0.5 26-28 awg contacts or
Rev 12.0 1/09/08 - 31 - equivalent.
Wire sequence must be as follows:
Pin #1 - Black wire ground potential
Pin #2 - orange wire phase C
Pin #3 - white wire phase B
Pin #4 - green wire phase A
Pin #5 - blue wire temp control, 10 k Thermistor referenced to ground potential
Pin #6 - red wire + 5.0 volts d.c. +/- 10%.
Compatible speed control must use the 6 position JST header part number X-6B-ZR-SMX-TF (where the X denotes the style of the header), or equivalent.
*Rule number stated relate to latest rule book available on NZRCA web site

PASS


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers

Amended to mandatory one row


55. 69.9 Grids to be two staggered rows with even spacings of 1.5 metres from front of each car to the front of the next car in each row and 1.7 metres from centre of row 1 to centre of row 2.
Add to Rule: Grids can be one row with even spacing’s of minimum 1.5 metres from front of each car to the front of the next car in each row
This will give the clubs the ability to give a better line for the drivers to start on

PASS


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
56. 69.5 Qualifying will be done via a staggered start system. Each driver will have a staggered start and be on an individual clock for the race period. The race controller or computer lap scoring programme will determine the starting order and timing between staggering of drivers
Amend Rule: During Qualifications the “staggered start” system will be used. Each car will start separately, within 5 seconds after its number is called. If for any reason a car did not start, the time counting for this car will begin automatically the moment one of the other cars has completed its first lap. This is done to tidy up the starting system

WITHDRAWN


REMIT FROM Capital Model Racers
57. 68.4 Drivers may not leave the stand during a race and if a driver leaves the stand he/she is deemed to have forfeited their drive in that race.
Delete Rule
This is a rule that is not needed as if a driver leaves the stand then that usally effects the race anyway

FAIL


REMIT FROM North Harbour Radio Control Car Club
58. Rule changes
Rule 68.8 to be amended from;
A Driver will be penalised 1 lap for deliberate corner cutting
To
At the race directors (or their delegates) discretion a penalty of either the deduction of one lap or a stop go penalty can we awarded in the case of bad driving including as examples but not conclusive;
i. Deliberate corner cutting
ii. Reversing into traffic
iii. Unsportsmanlike driving
This may be additional to any warnings issued under rule 68.7
Reason: to clarify race penalties for electric racing and allow the use of stop go penalties to ensure that the standards of driving are maintained during the meeting. The current rule in 68.7 is open to potential abuse.

PASS


REMIT FROM Hamilton Radio Control Car Club
59. Change rule 10.1 from
When new tracks are designed and built, every possible effort should be made to include a wheelchair accessible drivers stand or separate elevated area for
drivers in wheelchairs to give equal viewing for all people.
To:
When new tracks are designed and built, the drivers stand must be wheelchair accessible to give equal viewing for all people.
I feel that this should be part of the design process when designing any new track. Something to consider before building.
Add rule 10.2:
For an event to receive sanctioning it must have or provide:
i) A wheelchair accessible drivers stand or
ii) A separate elevated area for drivers in wheelchairs, which provides an unobstructed view of the track.
If track was built after 1st September 2009, option ii is not acceptable.

WITHDRAWN


60. New Rule: (Suggestion In Section 1)

Altered to say trophies/prizes


A top-qualifying, first second and third placegetters trophies/prizes are to be given at National sanctioned events for every class.

PASS

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