I am going to be running a TCS race this year, and was wondering if anybody familiar with the series could answer some Qs for me.
My main question revolves around screws. The TCS rules state:
14. Lightweight screws that are made of aluminum or Titanium that are made by other manufactures are not allowed.
Since they specifically say that "lightweight" screws are illegal, does that mean that heavier screws, such as (stainless) steel screws would
be legal? It leads me to believe that the answer is yes, except that the rules also say this:
12. Any modification not called out specifically in these rules is not legal.
I am not sure if that refers to chassis modifications or something like that, or if it refers to anything in general, such as screws. The whole reason I ask is because I absolutely detest phillips screws, and I would do anything to be able to use my hex drivers on these cars.
(Note that the complete rules can be found here: http://www.tamiyausa.com/events/tcs/rules.html
That being said, what is generally the best chassis to run in the GT-2 class? It looks like the TAO4-R is the best way to go, since the rules for GT-2 seem to both allow and
prohibit the TAO4-Pro chassis (they say that the TA04 is OK, but that carbon fiber plate-type chassis are disallowed).
I was originally going to run GT1 and F201, until I read that you are not allowed to run side-by-side battery packs in the F201 class. What a complete joke that is. I like the idea of the TCS races on the whole, but Tamiya has always come across as having some rather stupid rules for the series. So anyway, now I am left wanting to run a second class with no option other than GT2, so I guess that's where I go (see previous paragraph).
Enough rant from me. Any answers are appreciated. Thanks!