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Old 06-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #1006
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What are the thoughts on the Novak Impact ESC in USVTA since it came out?
Novak’s Super Tuner firmware features a modern menu system that is accessed with the ESC’s programming button and 5 different-colored LEDs. Over a dozen parameters are adjustable including Start and End RPM values that use a unique table system that spans the entire usable ranges. Dynamic Timing Advance™ can be adjusted in 1-degree increments, or jump to 10-degree steps. The tuning options are endless!
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Novak’s Super Tuner firmware features a modern menu system that is accessed with the ESC’s programming button and 5 different-colored LEDs. Over a dozen parameters are adjustable including Start and End RPM values that use a unique table system that spans the entire usable ranges. Dynamic Timing Advance™ can be adjusted in 1-degree increments, or jump to 10-degree steps. The tuning options are endless!
Is it legal?
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #1010
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Is it legal?
That's gonna be a no.
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Hey Robk let me borrow that "easy" button...I left mine at Staples
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #1012
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Me on the top podium spot for VTA in our Speedworld Cup Race last Sat

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See, I don't just stir up the rules pot, I race too
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #1013
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Region 4 Electric Regional Championship June 23rd,24th

just a reminder

Sorry I'm putting this up so late
But Kissimmee race way is going to be holding a roar regionals
And the USVTA class will be a promoter or invite class
Just wanted you guys to know USVTA is growing in Florida
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:17 AM   #1014
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What is FLRC? Might be back in Florida in a few months, and I'm enjoying VTA a lot.
Moved from that other thread.

Florida Indoor R/C Complex
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It's located along I-4 in Plant City just west of Lakeland and 18 miles from I-4 and I-75 interchange near Tampa. About an hour from west Orlando.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:20 AM   #1015
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Is any thought being given to what might be done to halt the movement of VTA from a lower cost, lower performance class to just another "gotta keep up with the Joneses" form of TC racing ??
Why do I say this ? Has anyone else noticed the number of posts relating to drivers buying or switching to high end performance chassis and the number of comments relating to maxed out motor timing ?
Just recently I read a comment relating that VTA was considered more of an advanced class where this person races. Quite naturally he was selling a slightly older high performance chassis and felt the need to buy a new TC6.
These types of comments are becoming more frequent.
Has VTA lost it's way ?? And is there anything the Association can do to curb this unfortunate trend?
Just how would things be affected if we needed to set up beginner or novice classes because the main thrust of VTA is toward maximizing performance and the norm becomes the "chassis of the day" and "Hey, you want to be fast you have to be willing to run max timing" ? Worse yet is the idea that every VTA conversation with a newbie contains the comment " In order to be competitive you really have to buy top of the line gear".
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Sounds good, perhaps after the Sunshine Tour oval race in Daytona. A buddy is wanting to run his WGT too so a road trip may be in the future.

I've only raced oval at FLRC. Remebering the size of the track area and a little from when Ron was changing the track over post race, I'm thinking it will need a little taller gear. What FDR should a baseline the car at, 4.0 or a little different?

Let's also switch this back to the main thread.
We have only been running a few weeks so I am still testing different FDR's but I believe most are running 3.7 to 3.9. If you run too low of a FDR you will not have the punch needed for the infield.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #1017
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Anyone else running a TCX in VTA trim???

Would be interested in your asphalt setup for comparison. Currently running book setup minus rear sway bar.

Car handles well,just looking for comparison's.

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here, give this a try.

the only thing I was planning on changing was going to a harder spring in the front - but other then the rear slipping out ar 3ish minutes on untreated asphalt with untreated tires, i liked it
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #1018
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Is any thought being given to what might be done to halt the movement of VTA from a lower cost, lower performance class to just another "gotta keep up with the Joneses" form of TC racing ??
Why do I say this ? Has anyone else noticed the number of posts relating to drivers buying or switching to high end performance chassis and the number of comments relating to maxed out motor timing ?
Just recently I read a comment relating that VTA was considered more of an advanced class where this person races. Quite naturally he was selling a slightly older high performance chassis and felt the need to buy a new TC6.
These types of comments are becoming more frequent.
Has VTA lost it's way ?? And is there anything the Association can do to curb this unfortunate trend?
Just how would things be affected if we needed to set up beginner or novice classes because the main thrust of VTA is toward maximizing performance and the norm becomes the "chassis of the day" and "Hey, you want to be fast you have to be willing to run max timing" ? Worse yet is the idea that every VTA conversation with a newbie contains the comment " In order to be competitive you really have to buy top of the line gear".
Hey Evoracer, what you are saying is that you want to have a mandate telling all VTA racers to just stop being competitive... ? The only thing that could possibly work would be specifying a single "low cost" chassis in the rules so that all VTA racers will have the exact same chassis.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #1019
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Is any thought being given to what might be done to halt the movement of VTA from a lower cost, lower performance class to just another "gotta keep up with the Joneses" form of TC racing ??
Why do I say this ? Has anyone else noticed the number of posts relating to drivers buying or switching to high end performance chassis and the number of comments relating to maxed out motor timing ?
Just recently I read a comment relating that VTA was considered more of an advanced class where this person races. Quite naturally he was selling a slightly older high performance chassis and felt the need to buy a new TC6.
These types of comments are becoming more frequent.
Has VTA lost it's way ?? And is there anything the Association can do to curb this unfortunate trend?
Just how would things be affected if we needed to set up beginner or novice classes because the main thrust of VTA is toward maximizing performance and the norm becomes the "chassis of the day" and "Hey, you want to be fast you have to be willing to run max timing" ? Worse yet is the idea that every VTA conversation with a newbie contains the comment " In order to be competitive you really have to buy top of the line gear".
Ive seen this on both sides of the coin....newer chassis is going to happen just because of parts and some just want something newer, and even some want a chassi that they can use in GT or TC later down the road.

But dont think the older chassis cant hang. Last year at the Southern Nats, a TC4 was in top 5 in VTA and placed 2nd in GT...and I know there were some other older chassis in A-main positions as well

As far as max timming and performace...thats a given. People are going to try and win...its racing...its slower, so its more control, but its still racing...is a newbie going to be out of the loop?...not if the locals show him/her the right way. Ive got 2-5 new guys running VTA locally in the last 2 weeks. And I hope to have them all up to par the right way by the enduro....and be competitive by the 2012 USVTA Southern Nationals.

Im for one feel that the "novice" part of VTA was more cause of speed...but once you get your feet wet....you are racing...and even if you are not the winner, there is somebody on the track thats racing with you...and you want to beat them.

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Hey Darkside, was that "humunga-sized" text really necessary?
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