Do you guys really think by adding a 1 cell battery option, limiting rules to certain esc's further alienates existing racers.
There are a ton of new and used 2 cell lipo packs available. Why on earth would you want to start a new debate for 1 cell lipos?
Why allow only 1 esc to be run? Why shut the door on other manufactures that contribute to the RC industry? Once that happens and there is less competition prices will go up again and there will be less reasons to improve a product.
As long as we are entertaining having only 1 esc in the class, why not limit it to 1 style of chassis also? Stupid right!?
If 27T works for an area.. AWESOME! The rest of the world has moved on. Keep reaping the benifits of everyone else upgrading. Sooner or later you will have to also...
In the meantime on a local level, as someone mentioned, add weights to the fastest cars to even things out. I believe there is another track doing that now. Anyone know who has that rule off hand?
The rules are simple... get the newbs running cheap 27 turn and help them, if they want to be competitive - they will go lipo and 21.5. If you want to run a national race, and you have to pay to drive and stay overnight somewhere, budget in the standard fast equipement or dont go. Simple as that!!
If you answer you just want to have 'fun', then take your own 27T nimh stuff or whatever other combinations you want to run .. and have FUN!! Easy answer...
This is racing!! Like another post said.. restrictor plate racing. The motor is the restrictor, you can only gear and time it so far before it goes Poof!
If you want an IROC style race .. then make it .. completely different from this TA class and see if it will work. See if the people want it. I'm guessing not!!
I tried hard not to post.. but there are a few old addages, 'if it aint broke, don't fix it' and 'the squeeky wheel gets the oil'. There is a lot of squeeky wheels here from what I read and nothing needs fixed..
All this talk of rule changes of being fair or not and wanting to further change the rules to include more combinations just confuses and frustrates the guys that come here looking to get into the class and make it more expensive if they find out later 1 combination is the fastest and they have to buy new again.
I read on another thread that a guy said 'how disgusted he was being in this thread' (in a matter of words) and 'spoke about all the petty Btches'.
He still likes TA but feels, as I do,
this thread is moving away from helping the newer racers and trying to reengineer the class.
For New racers reading this. The class is really cool and most the people are cool. Buy a 2 cell lipo and a 21.5 and race like 90% of the rest of the class IF you can afford it. If you can't afford it, buy some used old 27T motors and NIMH batteries and have fun and learn how to be fast with driving and setup. By the time you have that figured out, you will willingly put the money down for brushless stuff or quit racing with a minimum investment.