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Old 10-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #5281
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Thanks for the lead. I had seen this track in the track locator, I just wish it was less than 2.5 hours from where I live in SE MI. Hoping to garner some interest somewhere within at least a 45 min to and hour from my area. There is, so far one member who has mentioned that he and a few like minded VTA nuts, have a spot that they gather at somewhere around Southfield (MI). Going to see if we can discuss the where and when, indoors or out. Thanks again!
I want to thank those who responded with a couple of track suggestions. I have just completed the body, just waiting for the motor, temporary selection until I find a track where a 25.5 Novak will be located. Always liked the early Trans AM's and the Protoform is very well done.


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I want to thank those who responded with a couple of track suggestions. I have just completed the body, just waiting for the motor, temporary selection until I find a track where a 25.5 Novak will be located. Always liked the early Trans AM's and the Protoform is very well done.
Very nice Trans Am, it just might be my next VTA body. Hopefully you can join us at Rapid Competition Raceway one of these weekends in Grand Rapids. We have many travelers from Indiana and the Detroit area who race with us each season. We have a strong VTA following usually with two heats each week and many also run a USGT car the same day.

Rapid Competition just repainted the track area, leveled some bumps and just put down brand new Ozite carpet last week so it should be another great season of racing.

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Thanks for the lead. I had seen this track in the track locator, I just wish it was less than 2.5 hours from where I live in SE MI. Hoping to garner some interest somewhere within at least a 45 min to and hour from my area. There is, so far one member who has mentioned that he and a few like minded VTA nuts, have a spot that they gather at somewhere around Southfield (MI). Going to see if we can discuss the where and when, indoors or out. Thanks again!
How far are you from Toledo (OH)? Hobby Stop West runs VTA indoors on carpet.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #5284
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PT raceway runs VTA and TC on saturdays Pittsburgh pa area
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This is my vote for the next 1/10 scale VTA body to be made...

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PT raceway runs VTA and TC on saturdays Pittsburgh pa area
That's every other Saturday right? I don't think they're running the Sat. after Thanksgiving.
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anyone got suggestions on a "pen" to do any outlines, etc with on the bodies? I usually do a black and white scheme so if I screw up with bleed throughs I can easily cover them up but the pen I usually use my youngest thought it was a great idea to hide
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anyone got suggestions on a "pen" to do any outlines, etc with on the bodies? I usually do a black and white scheme so if I screw up with bleed throughs I can easily cover them up but the pen I usually use my youngest thought it was a great idea to hide
Parma makes some
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #5289
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How far are you from Toledo (OH)? Hobby Stop West runs VTA indoors on carpet.
We are approx an hour + from Toledo, not that far actually. I may head down to check it out. As to the '68 Firebird, agreed, '69 Firebird in T/A mold would be killer!, and a shout out to the Mercury Cougar.
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anyone got suggestions on a "pen" to do any outlines, etc with on the bodies? I usually do a black and white scheme so if I screw up with bleed throughs I can easily cover them up but the pen I usually use my youngest thought it was a great idea to hide
what about plain old sharpies ? I keep several on hand in various stages of "shmuss" (tip condition), brand new skinny to old fat.
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And Sharpies come in many different colors as well.
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lol yeah, I'll give the sharpies a look. was curious if there was something better though.
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What is the very best servo to use, price not being an issue?
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What is the very best servo to use, price not being an issue?
Lots of good ways to go with this, like best candy bar/speakers/phone/etc. - opinions will vary.

I like the KO RSx-one10 in my 17.5 car, but we have second one in a VTA car and a four or five year old Futaba 9551 in our other VTA car and they both perform/feel about the same - that 9551 just works well in everything I've used it in and isn't all that pricey.
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One thing I will suggest with regard to servos is weight. IMO, we don't need super speed or super torque. But if you want to corner balance your car with the weight as low as possible, it may be worthwhile to consider what kind of weight you want on the left front corner of your car.

I'm not saying it's the most important criteria. Of course not. But it should be a consideration, if you ask me. I run a full size servo and I'm able to get really good weight distribution left/right and front/rear. This was for a TC6 and Xray T4. Can't speak for other chassis...
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