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Old 10-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #2296
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Check out this rctech post by a Protoform rep that suggests they are working on a Camaro body for VTA

http://www.rctech.net/forum/11366609-post20.html
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... I think the switch to 25.5 came with the phasing out of the other power options. That was in 2010 and Robk had not had the reigns from Doug for very long. He alerted us to the rule change almost a year in advance. It was a brave bold move for him and I still commend him for the guts it took and the grief that he got for it. Everything you have stated did happen. Its just the why and when that I am not absolute about.
Thanks for writing this detailed description. I was just too lazy to go that far into detail.
By the time I started racing VTA (May 2011) the 25.5 motor and non-timing ESC's were already in effect. I can't explain why, but the way the USVTA rules are written right now (with no ambiguity on motors, ESC's, tires, bodies, or battery mAh) is working tremendously well and VTA classes are growing like weeds all around the world! Thank you RobK for making it work so well.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #2298
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Check out this rctech post by a Protoform rep that suggests they are working on a Camaro body for VTA

http://www.rctech.net/forum/11366609-post20.html
Sweet! Thank you Protoform. I can't wait to see what their new Camaro body looks like. Any bets as to which year/model it will be? My guess is 1970 Camaro SS.
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Im hoping its a pontiac firebird. We have plenty of camaro options.
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Darkside: re: TC4 club spec

Do you think a 74T spur and 50T Pinion (64p) would fit? We have to run 3.70 at our track and would like to get it exactly
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Check out this rctech post by a Protoform rep that suggests they are working on a Camaro body for VTA

http://www.rctech.net/forum/11366609-post20.html
Im hoping its a pontiac firebird. We have plenty of camaro options.
This sounds like a great opportunity for us in VTA to stir up some competition between JConcepts and Protoform. Which company will be the first to make a 70-72 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am?

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This sounds like a great opportunity for us in VTA to stir up some competition between JConcepts and Protoform. Which company will be the first to make a 70-72 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am?

BRING IT ON!!! As a Pontiac fan I would be in for at least 3 of these bodies....
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BRING IT ON!!! As a Pontiac fan I would be in for at least 3 of these bodies....
+1 ... Me too .. I would buy 3 to start off with.
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Darkside: re: TC4 club spec

Do you think a 74T spur and 50T Pinion (64p) would fit? We have to run 3.70 at our track and would like to get it exactly
I recommend a 72t spur, it gives you lower / more overall gearing options. CRC makes them for 12th scale. I currently run a 72t spur and a 56t pinion with no problems.

But yes, a 74t/50t will fit no sweat, I just realized you said you have spec gearing at your track....lol.
You may have to trim some of the webbing away from under the pinion area, if you haven't already done so.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #2305
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Didn't the 21.5 option come on at the same time as the 4cell/17.5?

I think the switch to 25.5 came with the phasing out of the other power options. That was in 2010 and Robk had not had the reigns from Doug for very long. He alerted us to the rule change almost a year in advance. It was a brave bold move for him and I still commend him for the guts it took and the grief that he got for it. Everything you have stated did happen. Its just the why and when that I am not absolute about.
Thanks for writing this detailed description. I was just too lazy to go that far into detail.
It was 4 cell/27t, then 17.5/4 cell. I found the first 21.5 motor at a hobby shop and Doug tested it with a 2s lipo after the 17.5/4cel was ok'd.

This was the time when the gear limits came out to try to let everything run together. It also was when the dynamic timing mess started showing up.

Honestly, 27t 4 cell would have been super fun to stick with, but as motors and batteries started to dry up, the only way to grow the class was 2s lipo. If we had 1s lipo when things started to change, we might have considered it. At the same time, it took a while for 1s escs and stuff to make 1 s easy. At first it would have required rx packs or boosters, which complicate things.

Anyway, when we go to LiFe, everything will be perfect.














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I have found over the years that went I go to events, I spend money and even track my purchases on a little sheet of paper in my wallet. I try to eat cheap and sleep cheap. Then, I get home, look at the credit card bill a month later and find out my wife was out SHOPPING while I was gone to the event and usually has spent far more than I ever thought about...with NO permission!

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I recommend a 72t spur, it gives you lower / more overall gearing options. CRC makes them for 12th scale. I currently run a 72t spur and a 56t pinion with no problems.

But yes, a 74t/50t will fit no sweat, I just realized you said you have spec gearing at your track....lol.
You may have to trim some of the webbing away from under the pinion area, if you haven't already done so.
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I have found over the years that went I go to events, I spend money and even track my purchases on a little sheet of paper in my wallet. I try to eat cheap and sleep cheap. Then, I get home, look at the credit card bill a month later and find out my wife was out SHOPPING while I was gone to the event and usually has spent far more than I ever thought about...with NO permission!

Morale of the Story. Go to the damn event and enjoy yourself!



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