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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #211
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Running today at Thunder in Nashville.
I was looking for that on Liverc.com today and never saw it. The offroad was on it yesterday but no onroad.
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I'm setting up an Exotek T2 007 for VTA racing and I thought I would try the Pegasus SS (camaro) body. It was available on Phil's Hobby Shop for the ridiculously cheap $15.

Other than the low price, there is not a lot going for this brand. There are no paint masks or decals, no overspray film, and no obvious cut lines for the lower edge. Finally, the lexan is fairly thin. The good news is that I won't feel bad beating it up. Next time I will spend the extra $10 for HPI.
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I was looking for that on Liverc.com today and never saw it. The offroad was on it yesterday but no onroad.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #214
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But according to the Official Rule....You Have Been Cheating..!!!
never that....Im sure if that was the case....by me winning...somebody would have open their mouth...somebody...but like Ive stated...Ive raced US VTA at many many tracks and have never had an issue...

only issue Ive ever had was with Chad at the 2008 Top Gun race in Georgia...he didnt like my BAT-MAN Mustang...cause it had the logo on the doors...lol...silly Chad...I stil beat you....Ha Ha

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Forget the rules. You put a Chevy part on a Ford. Bad darkside.
well...I like Fords and Chevy....and own both..and a Dodge...crap...I have no loyalty....

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Some people just have to much time on there hands !!!!!! I'll leave it at that.
lets pray...and pray...and a little more...nope, they still do...

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your right it's a club thing that we are starting this sunday, but our club has allowed many non approved bodies. The rules are well....... I love the 25.5 motor rules, ESC rule, weight rule and bodies, but I love all the pre 1979 bodies. I like the old hotrod look very much.
we used to too..and we dont push to hard for new guys...but its 18 bodies on the official list....and most tracks you only see two or 3 different bodies...that is one of the reasons I try and change up so much...

but if its at your local track...have fun and get things going...good luck and thanks for running VTA

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Ahhhhh true scale racing at last. realistic looking bodies, finding loop holes in the rules to gain an advantage, arguing about the rule set and now fines on top of fines.

I really don't care about the spoilers. They don't make a difference in this class. Just to throw this out there though you wouldn't see one manufacturer using another manufacturers spoiler in real trans am racing.
true...a look is a look...here is two of my Mustangs...one with a spoiler , one with out...besides paint...which looks better?

I raced both at Nexus that day

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What type of track do you run on? Having run on a giant outdoor asphalt track last summer trying both Camaro and Mustang bodies, the spoiler/body made a very noticable difference. On a smaller track and/or on carpet I wouldn't think it would matter much(?)
good thought...do some testing with the same car and setup and get back with your findings

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I have run both but my home track is indoor carpet and high traction technical. I ran the Pegasus mustang on the longer outdoor tracks and finished very well. I didn't miss a rear spoiler at all. Car seemed to handle fine without it.
good findings...and I would agree...weight will play more of a factor than the spoiler(screws and bolts)

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Running today at Thunder in Nashville, I ripped my spoiler off my 68 Camaro body during a very skilled cork screw passing maneuver that didnt go well, and it was a very noticeable difference for the rest of the race. Got very loose in the rear. Remounted it between heats and was back to how it was before the failed super skilled maneuver attempt.


For those that didnt get it, there was A LOT of sarcasm in the "maneuver", was more of a WTF did I just do moment
in the middle of a race...if a spoiler breaks off on one side...it will change the handling...but not because of the spoiler itself...but because of the pole hanging from your ride...thats why you will see ppl rip it off and continue racing....

the spoilers make no aero difference...but makes a difference in weight...those grams add up when screws bolts washers sho goo and the spoiler itself is on the end of the body...that weight is on the rear of the car and rear tires...take it away...and your car will get loose
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #215
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I was looking for that on Liverc.com today and never saw it. The offroad was on it yesterday but no onroad.
Yeah Dirla forgot to press the record button. DOH! So no record of the events, which might possibly include me putting batman over the wall back onto the front straight to make him go half a lap back. But since there is no evidence , it never happend
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #216
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Yeah Dirla forgot to press the record button. DOH! So no record of the events, which might possibly include me putting batman over the wall back onto the front straight to make him go half a lap back. But since there is no evidence , it never happend
Or ending up in the dirt room lol
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #217
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Yeah Dirla forgot to press the record button. DOH! So no record of the events, which might possibly include me putting batman over the wall back onto the front straight to make him go half a lap back. But since there is no evidence , it never happend
yeah but since you posted it....proof enough...lol

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Or ending up in the dirt room lol
still a good run....glad you made it up
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #218
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Is it me or is all the 5000 mah lipos starting to be discontiued? I was looking to replace my Gen-ace pack that i messed up and realized that most of the other brands are going to higher capacities. Is a rule change coming in the near future?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #219
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Is it me or is all the 5000 mah lipos starting to be discontiued? I was looking to replace my Gen-ace pack that i messed up and realized that most of the other brands are going to higher capacities. Is a rule change coming in the near future?
Rules have been changed. 5000 mah 2s hard case lipo. Does not need to be roar approved.

Try the thunder power 4300 65c pro race. A little pricey at around $90 but I absolutely love mine.
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Is it me or is all the 5000 mah lipos starting to be discontiued? I was looking to replace my Gen-ace pack that i messed up and realized that most of the other brands are going to higher capacities. Is a rule change coming in the near future?
Rules have been changed. 5000 mah 2s hard case lipo. Does not need to be roar approved.

Try the thunder power 4300 65c pro race. A little pricey at around $90 but I absolutely love mine.
I've been using these Turnigy 4000mAh 30C hardcase batteries and I find that they do the job for VTA racing perfectly. Plus you can't argue about the price. Take a look.
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here are some other 5000mah packs, i searched these at A-Main (and they're ROAR approved):

http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...ywords=5000mah

ProTek R/C 2S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 35C - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-ROAR-Approved

EcoPower "Electron" 2S Li-Poly 30C - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-ROAR-Approved

DuraTrax Onyx 2S Hard Case Li-Poly 25C - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...or-74V-5000mAh

Venom Power 2S Li-Poly 20C - http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...or-74V-5000mAh

'big boy' and most expensive
Team Orion 2S "Carbon Pro" 90C -http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...es-74V-5000mAh

only the EcoPower ones are back ordered as of right now...so you can still find them, if you look
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after talking to the the guys at AE, they have heard the US VTA and made sure the 5000 lipos are around...as well as put the TC4 back out there in the Club Racer


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If i can run my TC3 to a second place finish against TC6.1s, the TC4 will work just fine.
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after talking to the the guys at AE, they have heard the US VTA and made sure the 5000 lipos are around...as well as put the TC4 back out there in the Club Racer.
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so some guy with a 6000mah battery is just going to own?

We could almost double our VTA class if :


1. guys could run the batteries they already own for other classes, which left 5000 behind long ago , save $$

2. guys could run blinky esc as they already own one and most of the approved esc's are discontinued, save $$

also these two changes would allow most guys to run the same car in VTA and blinky 17.5 again saving them money
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