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Old 05-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #886
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No biggie....you still have a bunch of esc's to choice from..

AVAILABLE
Approved ESCs:
Novak-
Club Brushless ESC (#1852)
EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850, 1851)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive (#1749)
GTB 2 Racing w/X-Drive- Low Profile (#1748)

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Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC part number: 12280

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Approved ESCs:
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Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718)
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

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Reventon Stock Club Race part number:SP000048
So really there are only 5 speed controls that you can go down to your local hobby shop and buy NEW. and 80% of them are Novaks

that's a lot of variety. so where do you stand now?
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:39 PM   #887
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I thought the HobbyWing just stock was undergoing review for approval. I am suprised not to see it on the list.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #888
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So really there are only 5 speed controls that you can go down to your local hobby shop and buy NEW. and 80% of them are Novaks

that's a lot of variety. so where do you stand now?
okay...lets see..

you can still get alot of these esc's from online and local shops,... like the Goose and Citrix...

and these are still on the list incase you get one used or already have them

adding new esc's doesnt mean taking away others that mfgr quit making or HS quit selling....cause they still are legal and work well in the class


or were you trying to be funny?...Im getting old...lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #889
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I'm trying to figure out the size of this driver figure from Pro Boat (Horizon Hobby). Wonder if he's 1/10th? Would make a quick/easy driver figure for VTA.

Anybody work at a hobby shop that carries these so they can measure one up?

http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...ProdID=PRB2654

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #890
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okay...lets see..

you can still get alot of these esc's from online and local shops,... like the Goose and Citrix...

and these are still on the list incase you get one used or already have them

adding new esc's doesnt mean taking away others that mfgr quit making or HS quit selling....cause they still are legal and work well in the class


or were you trying to be funny?...Im getting old...lol
Indeed, this will be my 3rd year for a GTB speedo, #1711.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #891
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I'm trying to figure out the size of this driver figure from Pro Boat (Horizon Hobby). Wonder if he's 1/10th? Would make a quick/easy driver figure for VTA.

Anybody work at a hobby shop that carries these so they can measure one up?

http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...ProdID=PRB2654

I measured one of those drivers at my local hobby shop and he is closer in size to a 1/12 scale driver. However one of the recommended driver figure part numbers in the USVTA Rules (HPI #104815 - for the DT-1 Truck Body) is a 1/12 scale driver figure and it looks perfectly fine in a 1/10 VTA body.

On another note, I found a couple Kyosho 1/10 scale driver figures being sold by Team Bluegroove on eBay. These would make excellent VTA driver figures since they are a one-piece lexan mold which makes them very light weight.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #892
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So I have finally returned to RC racing. In the early 90's I raced off-road with a Losi JR-XT. Now I am trying out on-road. I have an Xray T3 2011 for VTA and just raced my first race at Mike's in Dallas. They guys there were all very helpful, especially a driver named Looped who basically re-configured my car between heats. I really appreciated that.

Regardless of Looped's best efforts, my driving skills and new tire kept putting me into the walls. I tried slowing down and could sometimes navigate the turns but I still need lots pf practice. So I spent most of my laps trying to drive my lines and staying away from the other cars

I think I still have some setup problems and will look into that. Anyway, here's a video of one of the 2nd qualifier. I'll be the dark blue Mustang that is spinning out in the turns and bouncing off the walls.

>> dang it. still not enought posts << lol
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It's been 4 weeks and the Speed Passion Reventon Stock Club Race ESC is still not available.
While I understand your frustration, this is a post for the Speed Passion thread...
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So really there are only 5 speed controls that you can go down to your local hobby shop and buy NEW. and 80% of them are Novaks

that's a lot of variety. so where do you stand now?
Nash, if you see fit to change the rules at your track, that's fine. I can't make esc manufacturers follow the rules that have been set out.
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I thought the HobbyWing just stock was undergoing review for approval. I am suprised not to see it on the list.
It can be reprogrammed. They say they will never have timing software, and I do not doubt this. However, I cannot go back on what rules have been set out. I said we will not allow re-flashable speedos or speedos that can be accessed with a pc.
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...Anyway, here's a video of one of the 2nd qualifier. I'll be the dark blue Mustang that is spinning out in the turns and bouncing off the walls.

>> dang it. still not enought posts << lol
Here's the video of the VTA race that CajunJoe was referring to...
2nd Qualifier Video: http://youtu.be/Aui1yfsLHDc
VTA A-Main Video: http://youtu.be/rkRzRdaK6k8
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Nash, if you see fit to change the rules at your track, that's fine. I can't make esc manufacturers follow the rules that have been set out.
hummm...not sure we would change, very doubtful,

but I see the esc list, and know you can still get them...and thats all that matters
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Indeed, this will be my 3rd year for a GTB speedo, #1711.
I think i can top that...lol. I'm using a discontinued Novak xbr.
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It can be reprogrammed. They say they will never have timing software, and I do not doubt this. However, I cannot go back on what rules have been set out. I said we will not allow re-flashable speedos or speedos that can be accessed with a pc.
Did not know that. For the sake of varitey I am sad to hear it, but I certainly understand your stand on it.

I am slower than the pack down the straight, but I dont think it is the Mongoose, and the drivetrain on the Yokomo MR4-TC SD SSG will just spin if you flick the spur gear. I gotta figure a fan mount in that thing so I can gear up a little.
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Have you guys seen this VTA R/C Race video?
http://youtu.be/3oTSEcxM8ZY
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