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Old 10-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #2116
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The rules state

"For the HPI Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable."

Does this allow the use of the spoiler/wing that comes with the HPI104926?

If not does somebody have a picture of what they are talking about?
My interpretation of this rule is a spoiler like you see being used on the rear of a current NASCAR race car (not the COT wing). Hopefully Rob can be more specific, but a link to a photo on the rules website might help clear up any confusion.

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I've run most of the legal VTA bodies, and a rear spoiler isn't necessary for a good handling car. It is just another tuning option. If you choose to run any of the HPI cars that come with rear spoilers and lose the spoiler during a race, you might notice that your car may experience oversteer/become loose.

I find it more common that I'm trying to free up the rear of my car in part due to the 31mm rear tires having a lot of grip. I should add that I'm running a front ball-diff and I tend to late brake/drive deep into corners, so my experience on the track might be different than other racers.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #2117
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The rules state

"For the HPI Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable."

Does this allow the use of the spoiler/wing that comes with the HPI104926?

If not does somebody have a picture of what they are talking about?
The only Mustang that has an allowable wing is the 17546.

What this rule means is that when measured from the deck vertically, the top of the wing can be no more than 16mm. The length of the plastic measured from where it originates from the trunk can be no more than 20mm. So what it says is that there must be some angle to the spoiler.

And yes, a NASCAR spoiler would be an apt comparison.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #2118
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After racing almost every form of rc cars for the last 30 plus years i must say that USVTA has done wonders for attracting new people to the hobby and at the same time helping racing in general. I (Kris Poloncak) have been lucky to be part of this exciting class since it was started and whether being raced on carpet, blacktop or even indoor prepared concrete, I have had some of the closest and most exciting races in my 30 plus years of racing! I have seen the people in charge of USVTA take alot of heat from the racers over the years and I for one am glad that they stuck to their original plan...keep things simple and offer a class that is affordable for someone who is just getting started. Thanks again to all of those involved that make TA racing what it is today...great competitive realistic racing that puts a smile on almost everyones faces. Good racing to all...

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #2120
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I promised last year to buy it if you would make it. Im talking about a USVTA legal speedo that is Tekin small and tekin kool. Plus I just love that Knight Rider bar that you put in the others. So I will be waiting with a hand of cash. Thanks again Jim for supporting this class.
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I promised last year to buy it if you would make it. Im talking about a USVTA legal speedo that is Tekin small and tekin kool. Plus I just love that Knight Rider bar that you put in the others. So I will be waiting with a hand of cash. Thanks again Jim for supporting this class.
I have 3 cars that will get them as soon as they are ready
Been waiting for this day a very long time
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:21 PM   #2122
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I promised last year to buy it if you would make it. Im talking about a USVTA legal speedo that is Tekin small and tekin kool. Plus I just love that Knight Rider bar that you put in the others. So I will be waiting with a hand of cash. Thanks again Jim for supporting this class.
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I have 3 cars that will get them as soon as they are ready
Been waiting for this day a very long time
See Tekin Prez.....I told ya so lol
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See Tekin Prez.....I told ya so lol
What did I miss? What new VTA speedo is coming out?
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Back 1 page it was hinted by tekin prez about a possible USVTA legal ESC being produced.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #2125
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Where is the pre-order link for the tekin vta esc?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:03 AM   #2126
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Its always possible.....Tekin and others are wanting to be part of the USVTA...and they are looking to add to the class...BTW...

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #2127
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If a Tekin speedo is connected to a Novak motor, isn't there going to be a thermo-nuclear reaction?

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:11 AM   #2128
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If a Tekin speedo is connected to a Novak motor, isn't there going to be a thermo-nuclear reaction?
Probably but wouldn't nuclear power make the car faster.....and more efficient?
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If a Tekin speedo is connected to a Novak motor, isn't there going to be a thermo-nuclear reaction?

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Probably but wouldn't nuclear power make the car faster.....and more efficient?
lol...no it will do just fine...I know you guys are joking, but some ppl freak out about some motors not working with some esc's...

The Novak and Tekin will work fine together...I ran a Tekin in sedan w/ 17.5 Novaks and never had an issue, so we should be good...Im trying the HW Justock in my TC4 w/ reman Novak ss 25.5, and its working really good..
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sad...but nice pic Scott...scary too
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