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Old 08-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #11581
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I've been club racing for years and we have never worried about weight at our track.
Its never been part of our rules....I love rules and rules are rules.

What is the minimum weight or max weight for 17.5 and USGT?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #11582
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These fans look wider than 30mm, which would make them illegal, but even if they are 30mm or less, the whole unit looks too heavy. Most pros use glue to secure their fans to their cars or the thin wraparound motor mount... These castle fan systems were designed for bashers that don't mind the extra weight/size...
You think they would serve their purpose though, the castle fans?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:17 PM   #11583
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17.5t minimum weight is 1380grams ... Usgt, I don't know.... If you want to win, you need light stuff... Most of the other cars out there are underweight in club races where nothing is checked. Some cars can weigh less than 1250grams while most tc4's are over 1480grams... No way to compete there if you don't run light everything...
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I disagree about the ducted fan setup. I run it on my VTA car and it pushes enough air past the motor to keep it cool. Haven't had any glitching issues either.
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I've been club racing for years and we have never worried about weight at our track.
Its never been part of our rules....I love rules and rules are rules.

What is the minimum weight or max weight for 17.5 and USGT?
USGT is 1450

also...the duct system isn't illegal that Im aware of...one fan for motor, another for esc..
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:37 AM   #11585
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After reading the current posts, I decided to weigh my
Diggity Designs DC4. I was pleasantly surprised to find
that it weighs 1436 grams ready for the track, transponder and all. I guess I will have to add a little.

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Old 08-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #11586
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How bout a couple pics of this duct sytem on a tc4. Did a google search and couldnt find any mounted up. I am interested to see if I could mod it for my pro 4
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #11587
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How bout a couple pics of this duct sytem on a tc4. Did a google search and couldnt find any mounted up. I am interested to see if I could mod it for my pro 4
If you see me at the track come on over. I have it in my VTA car.


I found this pic. It shows where it mounts over the cuts in the chassis, under the ESC. It normally has 2 fans in front of the motor.

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Ill post a pic of mine later this morning
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I disagree about the ducted fan setup. I run it on my VTA car and it pushes enough air past the motor to keep it cool. Haven't had any glitching issues either.

ditto...same here



USGT is 1450

also...the duct system isn't illegal that Im aware of...one fan for motor, another for esc..
Same here, AE fans work great
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After reading the current posts, I decided to weigh my
Diggity Designs DC4. I was pleasantly surprised to find
that it weighs 1436 grams ready for the track, transponder and all. I guess I will have to add a little.

Mel
My VTA FT TC4 comes in at 1439g, with a heavy DS1015 servo. Thats 111g under the min weight lol
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here is my TC4 setup for USVTA
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Team Associated TC4-1.jpg   Team Associated TC4-2.jpg   Team Associated TC4-3.jpg   Team Associated TC4-4.jpg   Team Associated TC4-get-attachment.jpg  

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... Most of the other cars out there are underweight in club races where nothing is checked....
If thats the case then just run a 7.5t & a 3 cell lipo ... you wont have to worry about being overweight
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Well Rojna, we won't have to worry about you winning the Bmain ever.....ahahah..... with a minute left...lol... How do you lose a race like that ??? Maybe because the 3Cell fried your 7.5t , or maybe the other guy was underweight....lol... Number two is the first LOSER !!!!
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Guys, more questions.

1. Pls reccomend wheels for outdor bashing. Coz my now like head without hair :-)
2. What you think about this fans http://www.ebay.com/itm/INTC23139S-S...item3f278614b8
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The integy heatsink is nice but their fans lack power.... I got those heatsinks and I fit the wurks fan on top, while using the integy fans in non competition toys...
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