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Old 06-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #7546
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I just want to confirm; I can use the Tekin Spec controller in VTA now?
I will no longer be "illegal" for using it?
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Correct, Tekin Spec, RS, RS Pro, RS Gen 2, and RSX... are all legal now!
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I just want to confirm; I can use the Tekin Spec controller in VTA now?
Correcto-mondo vta just got a lot better, no?
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Correct, Tekin Spec, RS, RS Pro, RS Gen 2, and RSX... are all legal now!
Not just the Tekin Spec, but any of the ESC's listed on this page -->ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC will be considered legal for USVTA Races.
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I never tried it until Greg threw his digi program box on it and we went through it all. Once reverse strength was notched up (again reverse itself disabled) it was a whole new deal in terms of brake strength. When I throw the binders on hard it stops, and the motor makes that "I don't like this" sound But yeah it's the way to go. I think I'm going to pull the fan off mine, the motor may need it in the summer but the esc isn't taking much of a hammering with a 25.5 strapped to it.
yeah, unfortunately, I went the route of 'I'm not using reverse, why the heck does this value have to be so high' and set it like 25% or something like that.... man, what weak brakes I had - thankfully, I was running on a smallish track and couldn't really open the car up
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I think the ESC rule is a good idea and it will just make it easier in the long run. Let ROAR do all of the testing. I will continue to run my Justock because it gets along with the Novak motor very nicely. Brakes are a non-issue.
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As a track owner it has made my job harder. But also as a track owner I wonder how many people will join vta as one of the barriers to joining in on the fun is gone. As a racer I just hope the motor rule holds as I believe as was said having no roar spec on 25.5 motors would make open motor be a nightmare
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As a track owner it has made my job harder. But also as a track owner I wonder how many people will join vta as one of the barriers to joining in on the fun is gone. As a racer I just hope the motor rule holds as I believe as was said having no roar spec on 25.5 motors would make open motor be a nightmare
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I fail to see how itnwouldnbea nightmare with an open motor rule, as roar has now. (Not trying to or looking for a rule change, its good there is a difference betwenn USVTA and ROAR, just asking a ?)

My track runs ROAR, as do many others, and we have never had a motor issue. Everyone runs their favorite brand and we have different winners almost every week. No motor has proven to be faster than the NOVAK. I dont think this class is large enough for more tha one company to put any real R&D into it, so I dont think any motor companies are going crazy with their 25.5 motors
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I fail to see how itnwouldnbea nightmare with an open motor rule, as roar has now. (Not trying to or looking for a rule change, its good there is a difference betwenn USVTA and ROAR, just asking a ?)

My track runs ROAR, as do many others, and we have never had a motor issue. Everyone runs their favorite brand and we have different winners almost every week. No motor has proven to be faster than the NOVAK. I dont think this class is large enough for more tha one company to put any real R&D into it, so I dont think any motor companies are going crazy with their 25.5 motors
after a year of runing roar rules I totaly agree with the Proffesor
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One step at a time gentlemen. The ESC rule change was big. I can't see another big swing in the rules so soon.
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If both groups could meet on a weight, that would be awesome. But for now the rule change that allows more brands in the game is huge. A big step in the right direction... This will only help to grow the class.
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I fail to see how itnwouldnbea nightmare with an open motor rule, as roar has now. (Not trying to or looking for a rule change, its good there is a difference betwenn USVTA and ROAR, just asking a ?)

My track runs ROAR, as do many others, and we have never had a motor issue. Everyone runs their favorite brand and we have different winners almost every week. No motor has proven to be faster than the NOVAK. I dont think this class is large enough for more tha one company to put any real R&D into it, so I dont think any motor companies are going crazy with their 25.5 motors
There are no ROAR rules for 25.5 motors. So there is no way to tell what is in any 25.5 motor....this is the nightmare that open 25.5 motors would open.
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TC3, front one way or just live with the diff up front? Not like I can find a one way axle for under what I've paid for my last 3 cars with parts. The one ways appear to be very hard to find. I'm just playing around and the standard diffs have worked great for me for years, so I don't know why I suddenly need to play with this idea.
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TC3, front one way or just live with the diff up front? Not like I can find a one way axle for under what I've paid for my last 3 cars with parts. The one ways appear to be very hard to find. I'm just playing around and the standard diffs have worked great for me for years, so I don't know why I suddenly need to play with this idea.
I wouldn't want to lose my brakes, as would happen with the one-way. Spool or tight front diff. I ran my front very tight on the TC3 and it was good. A little bit of give as well in a crash, unlike the spool.
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