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Old 09-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #1831
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #1832
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This is kinda/sorta my point. For the crowd we had here they have been running almost all off-road. Not only that but, again just in our area, Stock/17.5 is almost non-existent. Just about everything is open mod. I call it the Rickey Bobby syndrome (I wanna go fast!) but I digress. That being said if we can get some of these guys to be able to come and run, buy into the program and such, and make it so they can use SOME of their existing equipment without having a competitive advantage I think that will help grow our program in our situation. The same goes for capacity limits. For our classes people are going to have to buy the chassis, motor, body, wheels, tires for sure. If they can save some money by reusing some of their existing gear (part of the core philosophy behind USVTA) and not have a competitive advantage how is that a bad thing. But again the reasoning behind my questions was to see if there was a competitive reason behind why the ROAR VTA ESC Rules differed from the USVTA ESC Rules. I'm not saying one is better than the other I was just looking for some clarity.
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When Mikes started their VTA program, we allowed any 2S ROAR Approved battery (no MAH limit) for the same reason (lots of people had batteries that were over 5000mah). Also due to the inability to get VTA motors from distributors at the time, we allowed any 25.5 motor (NOVAK had their VTA Hobby Shop program going but had not released the 25.5 motors to distributors yet). Do what you feel you need to do to get a program started. If you want to allow Blinky ESCs at your track, it's your track and if that is what it take to get the program started, that is what you need to do. Just let them know that if they take their car to another track they will have to make it completely USVTA compliant.

Now just about every one including me is completely USVTA compliant.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #1833
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Did someone say my name? I thought I heard something...
that was the sound your car makes going off into the snow bank..... sorry had to go there....
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Need some battery advice. I need to get a new battery to get legal, all of mine are over 5000mah. Will a 4200mah 40C battery be enough for 8 minute mains?
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:49 AM   #1835
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Need some battery advice. I need to get a new battery to get legal, all of mine are over 5000mah. Will a 4200mah 40C battery be enough for 8 minute mains?
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On a hard day, a hot day if I run a five minute heat with several warm up laps and gear aggresively, I might use more than 1300mah. I have run two heats without recharging. Never got brave enough to go three heats.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #1837
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I have 65c 4300mah batts and never drop below 7.6 volts after any qual or main. Usually after a 6 minute qual it shows 7.96 (or so) volts. I always recharge after every run.
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that was the sound your car makes going off into the snow bank..... sorry had to go there....
Too bad I can't come down next week. I'd recreate the incident you mentioned, with your car.
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4300mah is plenty for a heat/main, but you may want to get a 5000mah battery just for the weight. I know my 3800mah battery is over 100g lighter than my 5000mah battery and finding a place to put 100g+ of weights isn't fun. I went with 5000mah batteries just for the weight.
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Need some battery advice. I need to get a new battery to get legal, all of mine are over 5000mah. Will a 4200mah 40C battery be enough for 8 minute mains?
This should help - All are USVTA legal/ROAR approved hard case 2c 7.4v 5000mAh LiPos as of 7-29-2012, includes dims & weights - VTA BATTERIES.zip
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Thanks for the advice. My biggest concern was whether a 4300 will make run time in a 8 minute main. I hadn't considered the weight issue, but this battery is only 40 grams lighter than my current packs, so no worries. My chassis has plenty of room for lead if I need to add any.

I ended up pulling the trigger on the battery. I got a great deal on a new TP 4300 40C, so it was tough to pass up considering it will have the full warranty on it.
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I think you will be fine with that.
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If not I can always take the label off my 5300 packs!
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No,No, now none of that.

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Bad Kimi, now go to the corner.
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