R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

    Hide Wikipost
Old 11-29-2016, 12:48 PM   -   Wikipost
R/C Tech Forums Thread Wiki: USGT
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: jlfx car audio
USIC USGT 2016 Motor and Chassis list

TQ A.F. TSR A800
2nd D.J. TeamPowers A800
3rd B.S. TSR A800
4th M.L. TSR A800
5th M.F TeamPowers A800
6th D.J TSR Destiny
7th J.W. Trinity Monster '17 Xray
8th C.V TSR Destiny
9 A.C. TSR A700
10 B.K. R1 v15 A700
11
12
13 J.L. TSR A800
14 M.L. TSR Destiny
15
16
17
18 R.C. TSR T4
19
20 S.J. TSR Destiny
21
22 E.S. motiv T4
23
24
25
26 P.D. TSR Destiny
27
28
29
30 V.P. Reedy M3 serpent 3.0
31
32
33
34
35 Y.B. Fantom A800
36
37
38 R.C. TSR A800
39
40 W.S. Reedy
41
42
43 Motiv xray
44
45
46 Motiv Xray
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55

Print Wikipost

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #2611
Tech Master
 
NutDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,944
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

@RobK,
Do I not recall your specifically saying that the McAllister Corvette DP body was acceptable for use in USGT? I'm on break at work and don't have the time at the moment to search back through the thread.

I agree with RobK's assertion that an approved body list is not necessary (and I would go so far as to say not wanted or needed). I feel this way for two reasons: The first is because RobK is on here regularly and lets his thoughts and opinions be known quickly and concisely. Think ROAR's process is that quick and easy? The second is because it seems that the tracks are going to make their own rulings anyhow and that they treat the "official" USGT rules as guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules....and that is encouraged by the USGT rules!
__________________
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague longing for something salty" - Peter Egan

USVTA member #111
NutDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 10:31 AM   #2612
Tech Adept
 
tdu verney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Del City Speed Shop
Posts: 216
Thumbs up Corvette Prototype

Rules are rules. However, if it's not written I see it as an option. I can switch but really like the looks of the Flying M going down a long straight.

Last edited by Matt Trimmings; 05-19-2016 at 10:29 PM.
tdu verney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 11:19 AM   #2613
Tech Champion
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 7,406
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
@RobK,
Do I not recall your specifically saying that the McAllister Corvette DP body was acceptable for use in USGT? I'm on break at work and don't have the time at the moment to search back through the thread.

I agree with RobK's assertion that an approved body list is not necessary (and I would go so far as to say not wanted or needed). I feel this way for two reasons: The first is because RobK is on here regularly and lets his thoughts and opinions be known quickly and concisely. Think ROAR's process is that quick and easy? The second is because it seems that the tracks are going to make their own rulings anyhow and that they treat the "official" USGT rules as guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules....and that is encouraged by the USGT rules!
Yeah the corvette dp is ok. Kevin k had one and it was about tbe same as anything else. Maybe he will chime in.
__________________
A mutually re-enforcing cascade of failure

"Failior [sic] crowns enterprise." Robert Goddard

I-Lap Scoring Systems http://www.rclapcounter.com/
robk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 11:49 AM   #2614
Tech Regular
 
flyingm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: flagstaff, az
Posts: 274
Default

One thing I did forget to mention before....Our DP bodies are scale versions of actual current race cars, not something just made up or stylized for RC racing. That seemed to be a concern in previous posts.

Since most full scale road racing venues race several different style car classes....usually at the same time, is there a possibility that USGT would consider having different body style classes, Daytona Prototype being one of them????
flyingm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 12:06 PM   #2615
Tech Champion
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: In a land of mini-mighty mental giants
Posts: 8,754
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kevin K Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin K
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
@RobK,
Do I not recall your specifically saying that the McAllister Corvette DP body was acceptable for use in USGT? I'm on break at work and don't have the time at the moment to search back through the thread.

I agree with RobK's assertion that an approved body list is not necessary (and I would go so far as to say not wanted or needed). I feel this way for two reasons: The first is because RobK is on here regularly and lets his thoughts and opinions be known quickly and concisely. Think ROAR's process is that quick and easy? The second is because it seems that the tracks are going to make their own rulings anyhow and that they treat the "official" USGT rules as guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules....and that is encouraged by the USGT rules!
Quote:
Originally Posted by robk View Post
Yeah the corvette dp is ok. Kevin k had one and it was about tbe same as anything else. Maybe he will chime in.
I have run one and its not any different than anything else out there. I have ran a bunch of bodies and no body really holds any advantage over the next. I personally like the looks of the NSX, Corvette and Lotus bodies so thats what I mostly run.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingm View Post
One thing I did forget to mention before....Our DP bodies are scale versions of actual current race cars, not something just made up or stylized for RC racing. That seemed to be a concern in previous posts.

Since most full scale road racing venues race several different style car classes....usually at the same time, is there a possibility that USGT would consider having different body style classes, Daytona Prototype being one of them????
I dont think that USGT needs to be split up by body type. I personally do not see any problem with DP bodies racing in USGT they have been shown to not hold any advantage over other bodies. All they do is offer another look and IMO the Flying M bodies are well done and should not be blocked out of USGT. As long as the body is designed to be used on a Sedan(read not WGT or PAN car) and its not a T2 listed or previously listed T2 body then I do not see a problem with only outlawing TRUCKS and letting the racers run kick ass looking bodies.
__________________
2013 USVTA World Champion of the World
MOTIV RC presents the Midwest All-Star Carpet Series....14th year running 2016/17!!!
USVTA National Championship....check it out!!!
Im only responsible for what I say NOT what you understand.
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #2616
Tech Regular
 
flyingm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: flagstaff, az
Posts: 274
Default

That works for me. Thanks for your insight.
flyingm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:05 PM   #2617
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 628
Default

To ROBK:
Since its OK to run the DP bodies, what about a rear cutout definition? On all the other cars we trim to the mold line. I am not sure these have one.

There is a line in the body rules that is interesting though:
, Can AM or IMSA style bodies, similar to 1/12 or 1/8 bodies are also discouraged
__________________
www.norcarracing.com
NORCAR @ The Gate
old_dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:22 PM   #2618
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,043
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

After relentless complaints about VTA not being liberal enough on bodies. Not free enough on motors and the like. It really catches me cross to see the very opposite complaint for USGT. There really is no way to win and it really is best to say this is the class. Here it is. This is it.
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #2619
Tech Elite
 
wwddww34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 2,555
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snoopyrc View Post
After relentless complaints about VTA not being liberal enough on bodies. Not free enough on motors and the like. It really catches me cross to see the very opposite complaint for USGT. There really is no way to win and it really is best to say this is the class. Here it is. This is it.
+1
Maybe that is why Scotty Ernst took it 1 step further and made a list of 'GT' bodies allowed at the IIC:
  1. HPI 7335 Porsche 911
  2. HPI 7352 BMW M3
  3. HPI 7388 Mazda RX8
  4. HPI 7399 Subaru Impreza
  5. HPI 17218 Nissan 350Z
  6. PROTOform 1531-30 Lexus LFA
  7. PROTOform 1532-30 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  8. Tamiya 51375 Subaru Impreza
  9. Tamiya 51396 BMW M3
  10. Tamiya 51453 Nissan GTR
  11. Tamiya 51471 Audi R8
  12. Tamiya 51474 Ferrari 599X
Even so there were still complaints about the 2 PROTOform bodies being 200mm wide while the rest are 190mm.
__________________
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BananaRaceway/
wwddww34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:32 PM   #2620
Tech Addict
 
moparSRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 574
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwddww34 View Post
+1
Maybe that is why Scotty Ernst took it 1 step further and made a list of 'GT' bodies allowed at the IIC:
  1. HPI 7335 Porsche 911
  2. HPI 7352 BMW M3
  3. HPI 7388 Mazda RX8
  4. HPI 7399 Subaru Impreza
  5. HPI 17218 Nissan 350Z
  6. PROTOform 1531-30 Lexus LFA
  7. PROTOform 1532-30 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  8. Tamiya 51375 Subaru Impreza
  9. Tamiya 51396 BMW M3
  10. Tamiya 51453 Nissan GTR
  11. Tamiya 51471 Audi R8
  12. Tamiya 51474 Ferrari 599X
Even so there were still complaints about the 2 PROTOform bodies being 200mm wide while the rest are 190mm.
1-5 are all sold out
6-7 are 200mm and look weird on a TC with spec tires
8-12 are just too expensive

LOL Cant make everybody happy
__________________
2014 IFMAR Warm-Up Pics >>> www.rcactionpics.com <<<

Check it out >>> www.RaceVTA.com <<<
moparSRT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:36 PM   #2621
Tech Elite
 
hotrodchevy14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,333
Trader Rating: 106 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdu verney View Post
Rules are rules. However, if it's not written I see it as an option. I can switch but really like the looks of the Flying M going down a long straight.
what chassis is this sitting on? I ask because i am putting one on my tc3 an the tires will be inside the body. front and rear.
__________________
...oh our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now..
sponsored by:Team lint in my pockets racing...
hotrodchevy14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:37 PM   #2622
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 871
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I thought the PROTOform 1532-30 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was a 190mm body.
__________________
-Mike B.
Carnage9270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:41 PM   #2623
Tech Addict
 
moparSRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 574
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carnage9270 View Post
I thought the PROTOform 1532-30 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was a 190mm body.
yes, the camaro is 190mm
__________________
2014 IFMAR Warm-Up Pics >>> www.rcactionpics.com <<<

Check it out >>> www.RaceVTA.com <<<
moparSRT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:45 PM   #2624
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 871
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moparSRT View Post
yes, the camaro is 190mm
Ahhh it's more of a "tweener". width in the rear is 197mm
__________________
-Mike B.
Carnage9270 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #2625
Tech Master
 
NutDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,944
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

An idea for some: if you are unhappy with how liberal the class's body rules are, run USVTA. If you are upset with how restrictive the class's body rules are, run USGT.

Happy now?
__________________
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague longing for something salty" - Peter Egan

USVTA member #111
NutDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro 10: 235mm Le Mans Prototype Pan Car Discussion liljohn1064 Electric On-Road 3954 12-04-2016 12:24 PM
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing squarehead Electric On-Road 14187 03-21-2012 02:43 PM
Drifting mr4tcsdrifter Colorado Racing 2678 11-01-2011 10:34 PM
RC GT Open str8.krooked Colorado Racing 49 04-28-2009 10:24 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:04 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0