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Old 08-09-2014, 09:03 AM   #7771
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Is the ROAR approved label good for all USVTA racing or just the Halloween Classic?
USVTA rules now allow any ROAR-approved ESC, as well as the ESCs previously listed in the USVTA rules.
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Speedo is pending approval, I guess I gotta buy a new speedo to replace my new speedo.
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USVTA rules now allow any ROAR-approved ESC, as well as the ESCs previously listed in the USVTA rules.
addendum to what Howard said ... With the ROAR Approved [no timing] software version for that model ESC.
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addendum to what Howard said ... With the ROAR Approved [no timing] software version for that model ESC.
Of all people, I would be the one that should have remembered to mention this. How embarrassing!
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:58 PM   #7775
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I just started racing USVTA, what is the average ride height you folks run on asphalt tracks? I've got a Spec R S1
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:23 PM   #7776
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I just started racing USVTA, what is the average ride height you folks run on asphalt tracks? I've got a Spec R S1
5 mm
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I just started racing USVTA, what is the average ride height you folks run on asphalt tracks? I've got a Spec R S1
Depending on the roughness of the surface, I run between 5 and 6 mm of clearance. Whatever it takes to keep the body/chassis from rubbing the ground and no more.
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In USVTA, minimum ride height is 5mm. Go as high as you'd like, but 5mm is the lowest you can legally go.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:33 PM   #7779
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I'm looking for a new motor for my USGT and want the best. I currently have a Tekin but I was told that there are others that are better suited for this. Money or name are not really an issue and we are not that stricken at my track, so give me some suggestion.
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You'll have to look at the rules but there are only certain motors you can run. Locally the Novak boss is the motor to have
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Don't have any restrictions on GT except ROAR approved, but even that doesn't get checked often.
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I'm looking for a new motor for my USGT and want the best. I currently have a Tekin but I was told that there are others that are better suited for this. Money or name are not really an issue and we are not that stricken at my track, so give me some suggestion.
You'll have more luck in the usgt thread, this one is pretty much trans-am. I'm not going to start a 21.5 motor argument in this thread so I will just recommend you try the other thread.
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So this thread has been rather dead lately and its time to liven it up for a couple days. What I am proposing is a philosophical one. I am not advocating for any type of rule change. The rules are great the way they are. This is just to ask what everyones opinion on this matter is. Also USVTA is already taken steps to address this issue by having proand sportsman VTA at the Southern Nats. So lets begin.

Sponsored drivers in what even the founders consider an entry level class. Even if not said outright they set the rules up to be entry level. Keeping weight high to allow older and/or cheaper kits. Keeping the battery MAH low to keep price down. And until recently allowing only very limited ESC's to be used. There is nothing wrong with this rule set, it does help bring new people into the class. But those new people can be very easily imtemidated by a driver that has sponsors for his ride. Whether its chassis, battery, or any other sponsorship, its more than what a new guy with a TC4 has getting everything on his own and trying to compete.

Now to be fair some of those sponsored drivers take the time to help the new guys or anyone else at the track for that matter, and have a great attitude. But I have also seen sponsored drivers to some of the worst people on the track attitude wise and the only thing they bring in for their sponsors are wins, not goodwill.

So what does everyone think. Do sponsored drivers in USVTA, help or hinder the class?
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So this thread has been rather dead lately and its time to liven it up for a couple days. What I am proposing is a philosophical one. I am not advocating for any type of rule change. The rules are great the way they are. This is just to ask what everyones opinion on this matter is. Also USVTA is already taken steps to address this issue by having proand sportsman VTA at the Southern Nats. So lets begin.

Sponsored drivers in what even the founders consider an entry level class. Even if not said outright they set the rules up to be entry level. Keeping weight high to allow older and/or cheaper kits. Keeping the battery MAH low to keep price down. And until recently allowing only very limited ESC's to be used. There is nothing wrong with this rule set, it does help bring new people into the class. But those new people can be very easily imtemidated by a driver that has sponsors for his ride. Whether its chassis, battery, or any other sponsorship, its more than what a new guy with a TC4 has getting everything on his own and trying to compete.

Now to be fair some of those sponsored drivers take the time to help the new guys or anyone else at the track for that matter, and have a great attitude. But I have also seen sponsored drivers to some of the worst people on the track attitude wise and the only thing they bring in for their sponsors are wins, not goodwill.

So what does everyone think. Do sponsored drivers in USVTA, help or hinder the class?
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