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Old 10-31-2012, 08:24 PM   #2401
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Found some 10mm LED's (measured the light decals for the javelin and these are the closest to it for the headlights. Wouldn't be perfectly scale, but would at least fill those light areas. The rear tails, I'd have to find smaller ones to make a row of small lights to take up the space.
I have thought about using a 10mm LED even though its still not quite enough to fill up most lens areas. On the VTA shells that I have done with lights I have not been able to go without at least part of the HPI decal across the surface of the headlight. I want it to look good without power as well you know.

I might add that on the home made buckets that I used on my HPI 70 Mach 1 Mustang at the USVTA Southern Nationals, I managed to beat the living soup out of that shell and never knocked a bucket loose or bounced an LED out of it. I went in there thinking surely I would.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:39 PM   #2402
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Hey TIA, some of the most successful (low cost) rollers that I have seen raced as VTA's at my local track are:
  1. Team Losi XXX-S
  2. 3Racing Sakura Zero S
  3. Yokomo MR4TC
  4. Team Associated TC3 and TC4
  5. Schumacher Mi1 (Mi-One) or Mission
Since it looks like your in the LA area (by TQRacing.com) you could also look at the new Spec-R S1 which is a sport version of the new R1. It's priced around the same as the Sakura Zero S and the folks in the Spec-R R1 thread seem to really like the car, and you would have parts support locally. Just giving you another option.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #2403
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Ok on the first two see if you can guess which VTA car has the lights on it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:42 AM   #2404
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bloody crazy aussies using a 21.5 turn motors
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Since it looks like your in the LA area (by TQRacing.com) you could also look at the new Spec-R S1 which is a sport version of the new R1. It's priced around the same as the Sakura Zero S and the folks in the Spec-R R1 thread seem to really like the car, and you would have parts support locally. Just giving you another option.
Oopps ment tqrcracing.com. RSD also carries them http://www.reflexracing.net/110th-Touring_c_1.html.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:11 PM   #2406
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Links to one of my cars with led lighting and custom chrome headlight buckets.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9987800-post2529.html


http://www.rctech.net/forum/9987828-post2530.html


And a link to the lights I use, the whole light kit its only $4.18 and just plugs into your receiver for power. Easy peazy!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9989184-post2534.html

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Well we couldn't stay away for long so if any of you VTA types are coming down to Central Florida to escape the cold, feel free to stop by and have some fun with us. We're proud to say that our club was the first in Florida to offer official rules VTA.
We took a little break but now it's time to get back to the business of having fun.
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Ok on the first two see if you can guess which VTA car has the lights on it.
I had them on my USGT car that weekend! Does that count?

Seriously, everytime I run that car, I say to myself, "I should do that on my VTA car." But, then I get home and forget about it. Adding lights is so easy to do, and adds big time cool factor too.
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Now this is very cool. Trinity/Epic is now making a Titanium Racing 5000mAh LiPo battery specifically designed for VTA racing.
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so what makes it different?
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Now this is very cool. Trinity/Epic is now making a Titanium Racing 5000mAh LiPo battery specifically designed for VTA racing.
so what makes it different?
Well besides the fact that it's the only battery in the market that has 'VTA' printed on the label, here's an explanation from Radio Control Car Action Magazine ...
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Trinity has released a new line of racing LiPo packs that feature a 90c burst rating and are also budget friendly. Check out all the details in the press release below:
New from Trinity is a line of LiPo battery packs that offer the highest quality and performance for the lowest cost. Made especially for Trinity by one of the largest and most respected LiPo battery producers in the world, these are not the cheap ready to explode LiPo’s that have been flooding the market. 90 “C” Burst Rated!
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so what makes it different?
Well besides the fact that it's the only battery in the market that has 'VTA' printed on the label, here's an explanation from Radio Control Car Action Magazine ...
It's really not any different from other 5000mah Lipo batteries. It's just cool to see the first Lipo battery maker to acknowledge the VTA class and make a Lipo that has 'VTA' written on it. Have you seen any other R/C race classes be written on a Lipo battery label? I haven't.
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It's really not any different from other 5000mah Lipo batteries. It's just cool to see the first Lipo battery maker to acknowledge the VTA class and make a Lipo that has 'VTA' written on it. Have you seen any other R/C race classes be written on a Lipo battery label? I haven't.
+ 1 that's great I'm very happy to see this as well
Makes it easy for REAL race programs/clubs or tracks to
Tech the class
You know back when we ran the FIRST VTA race in the state of FLORIDA
For the state series. http://www.usvintagetransam.com/gallery/index.html
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As possible
So much easier now
I remember all the cars going through tech to get their FDR checked
Man did that take forever
Now at big races we just look in see a 5000 pack approved speedo 1550 on the scale and maybe a voltage check and off you go
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ah you guys have a battery limit...ok...

funny thing I run a 2300 lipo that is 20c and i do top 5 all the time in 6 min mains (gt stock class).......so to me batteries are not that important

as long as you force people to go out and buy this battery down the road and just keep the limit.......and thats how i got 2, reedy 2300 lipos lol
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