Blinky or not in 17.5 12 scale.
Firs I want to say that Europe is mostly mod, we do have 10.5 boosted but not many countries run this class as we don't have enough racers to have two or not dreaming on having three classes like IIC or four like Cleveland.
What i do know is that blinky needs a way to check that the software in the ESC is what it should be, I work with software and I`m sure this will go off one day and some one will be caught, open speed leave this out of the picture, I think the future of 17.5 blink will be RPM limit in the ESC as then you can gain very little if you can test every motor on the market and are not sponsored so you can run what you want.
Restrictions are some times more expensive than no restrictions but we have no other way to make the cars slower or may move to 380 motors this motors will not pull this big gears.
I run my 3.5 SP motor in mod in blinky to.
ok donīt get me wrong now. I will race any 12 scale class blinky or not.
At the IIC 2011 Las Vegas the 17.5 Blinky was the biggest 12 scale class.
May one day I will do Cleveland but for now it is IIC and Snowbirds
Have a good one in Cleveland.