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Old 05-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #211
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This is my Tamiya TB02. It was my first TC I bought used last year about this time to start racing onroad. I raced her in GT3 up until recently when she was replaced by a TC6.1 Worlds as head baby.

In the pics was how she looked before her overhual and repower in preparation for VTA use. I have fitted her with a spur gear adapter so I can now run 64P gears and have a wider range of gear ratios. I also modified the Tamiya aluminum motor mount to allow for wider pinion use.

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The streak of good results from my JRX-S Type R continues. I went racing at TQ RC in Chino, California, last weekend and put my JRX-S Type R second on the grid in the 17.5 A main and finished in the same position after a good battle with the winner who out-drove me and deserved the victory. The car put down good power, held a lot of corner speed, and responded to small changes in swaybars and alignment predictably. Don't tell me this dog can't hunt! It's not ready to be retired just yet.

Video of the action, my car is orange/yellow and in second most of the race. Big thanks to TQ for the upload and a great racing weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJIfZVVjByM

And just before you ask, Sportsman at TQ is 17.5 and Expert is 13.5.
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Good run DesertRat!!! She does look good,Losi tc's are my favorite cars still. Good to see them still having success. Keep up the good work!
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Just took my yokomo lcg out of retirement. Went through everything on it. Now it's ready to rock& roll again
Are you using BD7 suspension for support? I think that's how I would have to run it. Maybe BD7 shocks too, or Tamiya.
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Are you using BD7 suspension for support? I think that's how I would have to run it. Maybe BD7 shocks too, or Tamiya.
It will not fit..I have the LCG SD and BD7
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I have recently moved my VTA ride from a Yokomo SD SSG to a Serpent S400. It's a hybrid car at this point. Arms, c-hubs, knuckles are Tamiya. CVD's are TOP Photon. Runs good though.
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The streak of good results from my JRX-S Type R continues. I went racing at TQ RC in Chino, California, last weekend and put my JRX-S Type R second on the grid in the 17.5 A main and finished in the same position after a good battle with the winner who out-drove me and deserved the victory. The car put down good power, held a lot of corner speed, and responded to small changes in swaybars and alignment predictably. Don't tell me this dog can't hunt! It's not ready to be retired just yet.

Video of the action, my car is orange/yellow and in second most of the race. Big thanks to TQ for the upload and a great racing weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJIfZVVjByM

And just before you ask, Sportsman at TQ is 17.5 and Expert is 13.5.
I have one too. Whats your FDR? What spur are you running? Thanks!
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I'm getting my hpi pro 2 ready to go for the usgt class. I think it will still do fine.
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I have one too. Whats your FDR? What spur are you running? Thanks!
In this video I was geared 55/118 with a stock yellow kevlar gear. I can fit an extra tooth or two on the car but it didn't want it, and by my math that is a 3.91:1 ratio, considering the short indoor track of TQ in Cali that was just fine. If you want to run normal gears instead of the massive Losi-only ones, you can still get an adapter from PRS:

http://www.precisionracingsystems.co...S-Adapter.html

but they are running out and when they're gone, I think that's it. I actually own one them but I never saw the need to install it unless I have to change motors, some brushless motors won't clear the back arm mount.

My motor is an LRP X20 with the stock timing insert, I tried other inserts and the motor just got hot and went no faster. My car comes off the track with a max temp reading of 160F, any higher than that and I start getting nervous.
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My pals were all driving modern cars and last week one of them felt his car had a handling problem. It was a vbc wildfire. So i tried out his car and he tried out mine. In 10s..he said my car was very easy to drive and had a ton of steering without losing rear stability. He was amazed that a 12 year old car (updated with gear diffs and a special chassis with floating servo mount) could handle the way he wanted it to. He added that with his car he had to drive it the way the car wants to be driven. With mine the choice is entirely in the drivers hands. This 414 type layout is very balanced indeed.
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I will be racing my ancient 414 type tc in a race next sunday. The competition in order of most numerous are
awesomatix a700
yokomo bd7
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tamiya trf418
arc r10
Its the 13.5 boosted class and as you can see i am severly outclassed as all these cars are no older than 2013. There are about 30 entrants and they are all good drivers. If i can make the b main that would be good proof my ancient tc is still competitive.
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i am severly outclassed as all these cars are no older than 2013.
setup and good driver trumps modern cars. Ive tried every car you listed besides the ARC, and I can say setup and drivers style wins.
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I have a Tamiya ta05 with a graphite twin deck 3.5mm chassis on it.

I will be giving it to my son soon as the chassis is perfect for where we race (foam tyres). I did well with it before I went on to more modern chassis. It got into the A final plenty of times and I didn't spend much on it, trf shocks to replace the stock plastic ones and universal drive shafts to replace the dog bones.

It's a bit heavy compared to modern kits, but most older cars are.
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Just brought my Alex Barracuda R2 out of retirement. First race night was last Tuesday. Took the heat win in #1, 2nd in #2, and then dead last in the main. My nerves got the best of me! Have not raced on-road in over 8 years! Car was dialed though!





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