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Old 02-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #4111
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #4112
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Thought id share some VTA Aus Style action at Bathurst last year
Hope you guys enjoy it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-0R4pDC6vE
Thats by far better racing than anything in the states on any given Sunday!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:10 PM   #4113
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Thanks for posting the link about the Australian Touring Car Masters racing. There are several different type of paint schemes than the usual Trans Am Series paint schemes here in the US.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #4114
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*** Open question to all folks on this thread ***

How many of you have competed in and won 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in a VTA Concourse Competition? And do you have pics of the car you entered for the win?

I was in Nashville when 'Team Mopar' won the 2012 Southern USVTA Nationals VTA Concourse.
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hey fellas, I just posted an ad in the WTB section for bodies and tires. I have a TA03 that I am building for VTA, but would rather not buy new and save a few dollars where I can.

If you guys have anything you wouldn't mind parting with, please post a message or pm me. Thanks!
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Thanks for posting the link about the Australian Touring Car Masters racing. There are several different type of paint schemes than the usual Trans Am Series paint schemes here in the US.
My pleasure, glad you guys enjoyed it as much as i did
The white and green javelin is inspired by the Donahue Javelin over there i believe.
Looks a very similar style using different colours.
A fair few cars on the grid are a one colour affair but there are a few cars with a little extra effort and imagination invested but still staying true to the time period of the TA.
There are quite a few vids of the touring car masters at various tracks across the country on youtube to enjoy
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #4117
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Thats by far better racing than anything in the states on any given Sunday!!
The Touring Car Masters have a 6 race or so season which they race for a championship so you'd imagine the racing is going to be serious
They must be actually be racing for sheep stations
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #4118
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In the first race there's a Mopar that is black with blue ss stripes what is the name of the model??
Thought i knew my Mopar's..... guess not? Thanks itchy b
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In the first race there's a Mopar that is black with blue ss stripes what is the name of the model??
Thought i knew my Mopar's..... guess not? Thanks itchy b
Here are a couple of links on the Aussie Mopar models and good info too
The car you are refering to is the Aussie Charger
http://www.valiant.org/ausval.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Valiant_Charger
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...w=1366&bih=649
http://www.aussiecoupes.com/charger.html
Enjoy the pics and info
Only wish a body manufacturer would make these cars for VTA
I would definately run one as would heaps of guys i know
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #4120
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Itchy are the 4 door cars racing Valiants?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #4121
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Hey fellas,

I know asking about electronics preferences is second only to discussions on religion or politics, but I'm venturing into uncharted waters (for me) and I'd like to ask for your suggestions. I'm coming from a background of rock crawlers and onroad racing. In both of which, ESCs are pretty much wide open. I'm very unfamiliar with most of the brands that are allowed in USVTA.

Of the available selections, do any of them offer easy drag brake changes w/o additional software? In other words, I want to be able to make drag brake changes w/o needing to bring my laptop to the track. What about the need to purchase different software or datalinks of some form? That would be helpful info. as I budget for this purchase. I'm also looking for something with a small footprint as space is fairly tight on my car. Of course, if any are known for particularly good or bad reliability, please share your experiences there, too!

Given my list of criteria, does that rule out any of the available ESCs? Do any of them stand out as a good option compared to the others? I've been researching, but talk about a time consuming process!

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Club Brushless ESC (#1852)
EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850, 1851)
Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive (#1749)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive- Low Profile (#1748)
GTB 2 Sportsman Racing Brushless ESC (#1708, 1709)
GTB series part numbers:1710, 1711
Havoc series part numbers:1732, 1733, 1735
Slyder part number: 1712
XBR (DISCONTINUED) part number:1720

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A.i. Brushless Reverse part numbers: LRP80100, LRP80150

SPEED PASSION
Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC part number: 12280
Reventon Stock Club Race part number:SP000048

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JUSTOCK Club ESC (same esc, but differing part numbers)-
Falcon Sekido Part #
Hobbywing Justock Black: 81020001 (Black)
Hobbywing Justock blue 81020000 (Blue)

CRC Part #
7014 - Hobbywing XERUN Juststock Club No timing ESC - Sensored
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The smallest of the group in order of adjustability

Novak Club- very limited adjustments (similar to the SP Cirtix)

Novak Edge/Mongoose- full range of adjustments through the "one touch" button. The mongoose was originally intended to be run with Novak's 380 brushless motors. It was found to be able to handle Novak 540 size 25.5/21.5's as well.

Speedpassion Cirtix- very limited adjustments and requires the program box.

Reventon/Justock- Full range of adjustments, I beleive they also will require a box.

The XBR/Havoc/Slyder are all about the same size and have basically the same adjustments through the "one touch" button. (The XBR was my personal favorite)

The GTB series as well as the LRP are the largest foot print of the bunch. The LRP was limited in adjustment, and is now a discontinued item.

The entire Novak line of esc's have thermal protection built in for the motor as monitored by the "blue wire" from the motor timing sensor. There is a note in each of their sport esc's mentioning specifically that they will only work with their motors.

Some of these esc's have a lower amp rating in the BEC circuit and may require the use of a "glitch buster" when used with certain radio and servo combo's. If it doesn't specifically say it has a 6V/3A BEC, then be safe and use a "glitch buster".

If your looking to piece together a system, then the under $80 NIB esc's would be the Club,Cirtix,Reventon,Justock with the Club at the high end and the Cirtix at the low end.

The best budget starter is the Club combo at around $120 for an SS motor and esc. Then the Edge combo with the Ballistic at $160. The Edge/Ballistic combo will give you the most overall adjustability and the esc is rated to be able to run down to a 10.5 motor as well as being suitable for the 2 wheel of road clases.It does however, fall into that 2 amp category.

Hope that helps
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #4122
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Itchy are the 4 door cars racing Valiants?
Some of them were before the charger took over racing duties.
They were the pacer cars which looked like the dodge dart but before those they ran the ap5-6 i believe in the early days.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #4123
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Thanks VERY much for taking the time to provide all of that information, it was quite helpful!

I think I'm now leaning toward either the Hobbywing Justock or the Novak Edge. I like to have the option of running a very strong drag brake. Are these two comparable in that sense?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:20 AM   #4124
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I can only watch about 4.5 minutes of that TCM race before Youtube thinks it's done. I downloaded it and WMP does the same thing at around the 11 minute mark and I can't seek past that point either.
Anyone else?
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Thanks VERY much for taking the time to provide all of that information, it was quite helpful!

I think I'm now leaning toward either the Hobbywing Justock or the Novak Edge. I like to have the option of running a very strong drag brake. Are these two comparable in that sense?

Thanks again!
Tommy
Not really, they both are adjustable though to get the feeling you want. IMO, hobbywing based products have a smoother/"spongy" feel on the brake side. It may just be me though.
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