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Old 03-01-2014, 06:49 AM   #6361
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Surprisingly, Indy RC hasn't run 17.5 until recently. The track used to be smaller because it shared space with a couple monster slot car tracks. When they eliminated those they spread the track to just about the full width of the building space. So classes grew from there. The big classes for years were Mini Cooper, Tamiya TT-01 and VTA the last several years. When RCAR was open in Indianapolis, that was a bigger track and 17.5 was a strong class there.

Darkside, no special events currently planned that I'm aware of. Just Friday night racin'.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:37 AM   #6362
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Here's some photos from last night at Indy RC.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 AM   #6363
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A few more.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #6364
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cool...Ill look for an open date to come play on a Friday...do you ever race on Sat, or Sunday?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:08 AM   #6365
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cool...Ill look for an open date to come play on a Friday...do you ever race on Sat, or Sunday?
I have made the trip from Chi-town, a couple of time, to race on Fridays. Fun track and a nice bunch of racers. They race off-road on Sat. and have off-road practice on Sun.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:29 PM   #6366
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What Mooby said (Jim, right?). I wish Sundays, but not in the cards.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:56 PM   #6367
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I've gotten some PM's from a few of you about the USVTA laser cut charger stands that I had at the Southern Nationals. My 77 year young Dad is semi retired and doing them in his workshop with an awesome laser system. He can cut about anything. My kids call him "Techno-Grandpa" because he's into all that stuff. Computers too. Anyway, here's a link to more information if you want to get one. They are pretty cool.

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Old 03-01-2014, 08:13 PM   #6368
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I've had a couple people who saw a set of decals I did for the McAllister Firebird w/ a "Hood Bird" inquire about doing a set - I have 2 sets I printed up for myself, but won't have the bodies for a bit...so if someone wants one of them - it's currently on Ebay



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Old 03-01-2014, 10:28 PM   #6369
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My friend Mr.Wallace has had nothing but problems with his BOSS 25.5 since day 1..he sent it to Novak n they said there was nothing wrong with it. Last time we raced it kept coging all day, he let me have it at the end of the day to put in my car to see if I would have the same issues. Bench tested motor n all was good but it heated up alot in just a few minutes. Please take time n compair his motor timing sticker to mine, with the timing screws inline his is off some 15° compaired to mine so when he's at 45° is it peaking at 60° vs my 45°. He's a good man + racer n these motor problems need to get fixed.

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Saw Frankie at the track today and thought I had better read the firestorm he created about my motor and the timing label differences he found between his motor and mine.. Unfortunately my long post got lost in the electrons when I tried to log on after I created the post. I'll recreate it later, but the bottom line is that it appears to me that the timing label on my motor is in error by almost 50% - at label timing of 30 degrees it performs on track very much like Franks motor at 45 Degrees, but mine at 45 degrees of label timing COGS, runs hot, and performs poorly on the track, which in a brushed motor are all signs of over timing.

My motor may be 1 in a million to have this problem, but it certainly points out a potential flaw in USVTA thinking about using the timing mark to set the timing limit on the BOSS 25.5 motors. With reported big performance gains at 46 to 48 degrees of timing, small errors in placing that timing label can lead to some awesome motors and some not so awesome motors - a situation that creates its own type of motor war - finding that one awesome motor amongst many or worse yet creates cheaters.
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One of the guys at the local track had some "help" from another racer who turned his motor up to 55 or 60 degrees. Car was three laps off the pace. I turned his timing down to 45 and he was the same as everyone else.

Sounds like you fixed it. Game on.
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Hello, fellow VTA'ers. I need a little set up advice.

Below are pics of the track and my set up then I will discuss my issues.






The car is very stable and easy to drive. I have plenty of speed and torque. No one passes me on the straights and I have a ton of pull coming out of the turns. Where I get beat is the middle of the corner. I have to turn the wheels pretty sharp to make the corner so it scrubs a ton of speed and pushes to the outside allowing me to get passed on the inside.

The fast guys who are racing me comment on how close my car is. They tell me it needs freed up just a little. I just haven't been able to hit that magic set up. A fast lap is a 9.5 and my best is a 10.0.

So let's hear it. What do you all think?
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Try adding more steering by changing
Front camber to -1.5°.

Can you stand up the rear shocks one hole? And/or lay down the front shocks one hole.
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Sure, both of those sound like good ideas to try.

I am also thinking of switching springs. AE gold up front and rear in the back.
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Sure, both of those sound like good ideas to try.

I am also thinking of switching springs. AE gold up front and rear in the back.
You're running a one way in the front?
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Hello, fellow VTA'ers. I need a little set up advice.

Below are pics of the track and my set up then I will discuss my issues.






The car is very stable and easy to drive. I have plenty of speed and torque. No one passes me on the straights and I have a ton of pull coming out of the turns. Where I get beat is the middle of the corner. I have to turn the wheels pretty sharp to make the corner so it scrubs a ton of speed and pushes to the outside allowing me to get passed on the inside.

The fast guys who are racing me comment on how close my car is. They tell me it needs freed up just a little. I just haven't been able to hit that magic set up. A fast lap is a 9.5 and my best is a 10.0.

So let's hear it. What do you all think?
The very first thing I would do is to reduce your rear toe to 2 degrees or less. Keep reducing till the car gets a little loose on corner exit and then go back one step. This will free the car up in the middle of the corner immensely and it will change direction quicker. Also, go to -1.5 camber all around.
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