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Old 09-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #1906
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Here is a link to the rules showing allowed bodies as well as everything else allowed in the class

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html
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Kind of a moot point on the 510 & giulietta. I can find the bodies with no problem, but they are true 10 scale (160mm+/- X 325mm+/-) & won't fit a 200mm usvta chassis

What I'm gathering is the sprint 2 is out the window, the TC4 is easy to deal with (good starting car), & the Sakura has the potential to be the best with some work. I am a noob to on road, but have been racing off road for a while. I will probably end up with the Sakura s & up grade over time as I break stuff

Thanks for everyones input. Its been very helpful!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #1907
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Kind of a moot point on the 510 & giulietta. I can find the bodies with no problem, but they are true 10 scale (160mm+/- X 325mm+/-) & won't fit a 200mm usvta chassis

What I'm gathering is the sprint 2 is out the window, the TC4 is easy to deal with (good starting car), & the Sakura has the potential to be the best with some work. I am a noob to on road, but have been racing off road for a while. I will probably end up with the Sakura s & up grade over time as I break stuff

Thanks for everyones input. Its been very helpful!
The Sprint2 to can be made to work but you have to use a lot of RS4/Sprint2 upgrades. The absolute best car for USVTA would be an Xray T2 `008/009/T2R Pro or T3/T3r (2010 T3) but parts are very pricy but they rarely break. Unless you have a lot of local support for Xray, then the TC4 Club racer is your best bet (I used to run AE but now run an Xray Frankenstein special, T2R Pro chassis, bulkheads and rear suspension & front shock tower, T2 `009 top deck and rear shock tower, T2 `007 2 hole front arms, T3 38 tooth ball diff in the front and a Spec-R 38 tooth rear gear diff. Shocks are off of a T3 `12 and springs are 2.8 fronts and the new 2.2-2.6 progressives in the rear). Almost everyone runs XRAY on the Carpet at Mikes in Carrollton TX (It helps that RC America is less than 5 miles away from the shop so there is a lot of local XRAY support as well as a few local XRAY sponsored drivers for setup help). Life is good.

Barring good local XRAY support, again your best bet is the AE TC4 Club racer. I feel it is more robust than the TC5 or TC6 in a beginners hand (less broken parts when you clip a board).
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #1908
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Hi,
I am new to the site. I used to race 1/10 oval.
I ran across the VTA thread on here and sounds like allot of fun.
So, I bought out a guy getting out of racing.
I received a Team TC5R with a ton of spares. Novak ballistic esc /17.5 motor combo.Tools, Car carrier, charger and more.
I figured with a stator change it will be ready to go.

I am new to the Lipo's How many will I need and what is a good bang for the buck?
I was looking at the Gens Ace 5000mah 40c's
Any set up tips ?
Thank you,
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #1909
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2 Lipo's should be fine to start, that's usually all I bring. I run the Fantom 5000 50c. Good bang for the buck.

GP40X, My buddy Phil runs a T3r in VTA with us and absolutely rips with it. You really can't beat the 260.00 price tag. Then again, you can't beat AE parts support either.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #1910
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Hey VTA Pro's

last season I over temped my Motor a few times and I am planning on replacing my rotor. Looking on novak's site they have a new magnet composition called Samarium Cobalt (SmCo). Supposedly the same 28 MGOe (MegaGauseOerstead) but able to take much higher temps.

Anyone try it in the 25.5 motor? any opinions on rotors in general for a smaller track

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Hi,
I am new to the site. I used to race 1/10 oval.
I ran across the VTA thread on here and sounds like allot of fun.
So, I bought out a guy getting out of racing.
I received a Team TC5R with a ton of spares. Novak ballistic esc /17.5 motor combo.Tools, Car carrier, charger and more.
I figured with a stator change it will be ready to go.

I am new to the Lipo's How many will I need and what is a good bang for the buck?
I was looking at the Gens Ace 5000mah 40c's
Any set up tips ?
Thank you,
Jeff
The Gens Ace 5000mah 40c batteries are fantastic. I use them on my vta car and have absolutely 0 complaints.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #1912
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Hey VTA Pro's

last season I over temped my Motor a few times and I am planning on replacing my rotor. Looking on novak's site they have a new magnet composition called Samarium Cobalt (SmCo). Supposedly the same 28 MGOe (MegaGauseOerstead) but able to take much higher temps.

Anyone try it in the 25.5 motor? any opinions on rotors in general for a smaller track

Thanks
I believe that rotor is not allowed per true USVTA rules. They state no tuning rotors. They must be stock rotors. Your track might make an exception as some allow any 25.5 motor.

12.3 mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors or option parts are allowed) this is the line from the official rules section.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #1913
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My Sprint2 does just fine.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #1914
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My Sprint2 does just fine.
Yeah, but Marv, you made a Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

HPI Sprint 2 Mods - Making a silk purse from a sow's ear.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #1915
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Yeah, but Marv, you made a Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

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Ya got me there...
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:23 AM   #1916
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So right now it looks like there is a tie for the lowest cost USVTA-approved ESC.
  1. You can get the Hobbywing Juststock Club Spec for $49.75 + $8.50 S&H.
  2. You can get the Speed Passion Cirtix Stock Club ESC for $46.00 + $12.25 S&H.
with the motor being $90, i'd just buy the combo with the novak edge esc with 25.5t motor at $150. or novak club racer esc combo at $120.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #1917
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Video I put together from the USVTA Southern Nationals this past weekend. We had a great time in Nashville at Thunder RC Raceway!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R2bLWlMrF4

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #1918
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Here's a bunch of videos from the USVTA Southern Nationals...
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Here's the first 23 videos that have finished uploading to YouTube...
  1. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - A3 Main Race (R22)
  2. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - A3 Main Race (R21)
  3. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - A3 Main Race False Start (R21)
  4. 17.5 Spec Rubber TC (4WD Sedan) - A3 Main Race (R20)
  5. 13.5 Spec 12th Scale (2WD Pan Car) - A3 Main Race (R19)
  6. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - B Main Race (R18)
  7. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - C Main Race (R17)
  8. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - D Main Race (R16)
  9. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - E Main Race (R15)
  10. Novice Vintage Trans Am (Jr. VTA) - A Main Race (R14)
  11. Novice Vintage Trans Am (Jr. VTA) - A Main Race False Start (R14)
  12. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - A2 Main Race (R13)
  13. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - A2 Main Rolling Start (R13)
  14. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - A2 Main Race (R12)
  15. 17.5 Spec Rubber TC (4WD Sedan) - A2 Main Race (R11)
  16. 13.5 Spec 12th Scale (2WD Pan Car) - A2 Main Race (R10)
  17. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - B Main Race (R9)
  18. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - B Main False Start(R9)
  19. Pro Grand Touring (USGT) - C Main Race (R8)
  20. 17.5 Spec Rubber TC (4WD Sedan) - B Main Race (R7)
  21. 17.5 Spec Rubber TC (4WD Sedan) - C Main Race (R6)
  22. 13.5 Spec 12th Scale (2WD Pan Car) - B Main Race (R5)
  23. Pro Vintage Trans Am (VTA) - A1 Main Race (R4)
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Who was it that made the battery with the compartment in it to add weight to with supplied wood and lead bars? Thought it was reedy but cant seem ti find it. Im needing a new battery and was considering that 1
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Who was it that made the battery with the compartment in it to add weight to with supplied wood and lead bars? Thought it was reedy but cant seem ti find it. Im needing a new battery and was considering that 1
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