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Old 08-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #1516
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I would love for Tekin to get us a ESC we could use...we dont need another motor
If Tekin is paying any attention at all, they HAVE to be working on something. Something smaller than an RS would be awesome...
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See the first page, second posting of this thread. It shows the USVTA rules.
thanks!!

I realized they don't do "silver can" motor anymore? Only the brushless 25.5 motors. Silver can motors arn't competitive anymore??
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I realized they don't do "silver can" motor anymore? Only the brushless 25.5 motors. Silver can motors arn't competitive anymore??
Too inconsistent, too short of a lifespan/fragile, too much opportunity to do things against the spirit of VTA. Good riddance to the silver can.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #1519
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how come this body isn't on the list?? it's a Trans am

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/107201/
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how come this body isn't on the list?? it's a Trans am

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/107201/
1978...the year of Battman
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #1521
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how come this body isn't on the list?? it's a Trans am

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/107201/
This car is from 1978. The original Trans Am series ran from 1965 to 1972.
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how come this body isn't on the list?? it's a Trans am

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/107201/
One of the original concepts behind the USVTA class is to use bodies that replicate the cars that raced in the actual U.S. Trans-Am series which ran from 1966 to 1972. The car that you are asking about is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird, so it's six years too late for the US VTA. For an idea of which cars raced in U.S. Trans Am take a look at this roster --> http://www.trans-amseries.com/Roster.htm

Now if only HPI would have made the nose of the car a little different (like Jerry Titus' 1972 Pontiac TA) then it would have been an automatic addition to the USVTA body list.
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Okay, so I was off by a year.
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One of the original concepts behind the USVTA class is to use bodies that replicate the cars that raced in the actual U.S. Trans-Am series which ran from 1966 to 1972. The car that you are asking about is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird, so it's six years too late for the US VTA. For an idea of which cars raced in U.S. Trans Am take a look at this roster --> http://www.trans-amseries.com/Roster.htm

Now if only HPI would have made the nose of the car a little different (like Jerry Titus' 1972 Pontiac TA) then it would have been an automatic addition to the USVTA body list.
Sharpie, history check female dog slap here

That is Jerry Titus' 1970 Pontiac Trans-Am, not 1972. In fact that particular vehicle is actually the very first Firebird off the line in 1970.

Check out the following links.

Jerry Titus 1970 Firebird Trans Am #8

Titus Trans Am Firebird

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What ESC has a good amount of personalization? I'd like to tinker with the ESC's like castle creation's sidewinder. Or is there no such thing for this class?
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What ESC has a good amount of personalization? I'd like to tinker with the ESC's like castle creation's sidewinder. Or is there no such thing for this class?
The Novak GTB2 has alot of adjustments....as well as the Edge
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Ordered a spare 25.5 today from Novak. After talking to a tech guy he informed me how to get the best lap times on my vta car. First dial the timing to 45° + one notch so 50°! Next assuming i have a good set up under the car pick a final drive that you can almost hold the car wide open threw the corners. Run the car for 2 min and check temp. Should be 90 to 120°adjust fdr if to hot. From there dial back timing to increase torque for corner speed resulting in the best lap times at a safe temps...That's Novak's suggestion what's yours? Thanks fellow VTA racers!
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Ordered a spare 25.5 today from Novak. After talking to a tech guy he informed me how to get the best lap times on my vta car. First dial the timing to 45° + one notch so 50°! Next assuming i have a good set up under the car pick a final drive that you can almost hold the car wide open threw the corners. Run the car for 2 min and check temp. Should be 90 to 120°adjust fdr if to hot. From there dial back timing to increase torque for corner speed resulting in the best lap times at a safe temps...That's Novak's suggestion what's yours? Thanks fellow VTA racers!
Just make sure you don't keep the motor above the 45*notch. USVTA rules state not being allowed to go past the line.
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What chassis work well for vta or is it all a much of a muchness?
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