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Old 07-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #1381
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Dave Franklin and I will be heading to the Florida Indoor Complex for some carpet time this weekend.
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This question is for the guys that like to tinker with timing. Do you have some sort of rule you follow when making timing adjustments as it relates to gearing? For example, if you raise your timing by 5 degrees then drop 1 tooth on the pinion. Or is the timing thing all just experimentation? I don't like to play with timing. Its one too many motor variables for me. I just lock it in at 45 degrees and then work the gearing and temps from there. But I wonder if I'm missing out here and would like to know how / when / why others are making adjustments.
IMO...motor timming and FDR work together...I make small adjustments to the motor time after I find a sweet FDR...once the FDR is good, then I move the time a little at a time(5deg) up and down
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #1383
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Default possible esc for USVTA

Ive been sent new esc's to test for the USVTA class...some have failed, and some are on the bubble awaiting final testing.

Ill be sending my findings to Robk and others to see what we can get new on the list. Might get 2 or 3, then again, might not get any.

But just be aware that we are always looking into adding more LEGAL esc's and bodies to the class. And Ive reached out to some companys with great results, and some have just simply said NO. And thats cool...USVTA isnt for every co, nor racer.

I hoping to have more on this within the week...

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #1384
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Here's a video of the VTA A-Main at the 1st Round of the Texas Electric On-Road Series.
http://youtu.be/0Rx_utrx5Zg

This race was held at M&M Hobby Center in Bellaire, TX (a suburb of Houston). It was a great day of racing!
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #1385
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I think that this pic clearly defines what VTA is all about. It looks like the driver of this VTA, Bob Vowell, was actually trying to jump over the lap counter loop!


Click on this link to see more VTA-related pics from Round #1 of Texas Electric On-Road Series.

Watch the VTA A-Main Video here.
These 3 guys took home the honors from that race. Notice that 1st and 2nd place are father and son.

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Can one of the "VTA Mafia" members from Florida tell me if this "in-car perspective VTA video" is from one of the races in your territory?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #1387
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Yes it was this was our VTA HOTROD class
That our video man KEVIN BACKER ran with
His firrst VTA car
We have USVTA class and a VTA HOTROD class
For the guys that are not 100% USVTA ready yet
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I think that this pic clearly defines what VTA is all about. It looks like the driver of this VTA, Bob Vowell, was actually trying to jump over the lap counter loop!
Just a good ol boys.
Never meanin no harm.
Beats all you never saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born. Yeee Haaaaa!
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Yes it was this was our VTA HOTROD class
That our video man KEVIN BACKER ran with
His firrst VTA car
We have USVTA class and a VTA HOTROD class
For the guys that are not 100% USVTA ready yet
VTA hotrod?
anymore info?
We run VTA down here in Australia, with a different motor combo, as 25.5 is hard to get
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Ive been sent new esc's to test for the USVTA class...some have failed, and some are on the bubble awaiting final testing.

Ill be sending my findings to Robk and others to see what we can get new on the list. Might get 2 or 3, then again, might not get any.

But just be aware that we are always looking into adding more LEGAL esc's and bodies to the class. And Ive reached out to some companys with great results, and some have just simply said NO. And thats cool...USVTA isnt for every co, nor racer.

I hoping to have more on this within the week...

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #1391
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Just a good ol boys.
Never meanin no harm.
Beats all you never saw been in trouble with the law since the day they was born. Yeee Haaaaa!
Yup. That's the song that came to mind when I saw this pic too.

Just two good ol' boys ... Never meaning no harm ... Beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law .. Since the day they were born
Straight in the curves ... Flat on the hills ... Someday the mountain might get'em ... But the law never will
Making their way,any way they now how ... That's just a little bit more than the law will allow

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:24 AM   #1392
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Yes it was this was our VTA HOTROD class
That our video man KEVIN BACKER ran with
His firrst VTA car
We have USVTA class and a VTA HOTROD class
For the guys that are not 100% USVTA ready yet
There were hotrod cars in that race but I think that's before the hotrod body/class rule went into effect. Both myself and Gorman are in that heat, so I'm pretty sure that's when the class was still mixed
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VTA hotrod?
anymore info?
We run VTA down here in Australia, with a different motor combo, as 25.5 is hard to get
Mingnon - that hotrod class was set-up just to allow racers to use non-legal VTA bodies, such as the 49 Mercury and so-on. Everything else about the cars were VTA legal. A racer could run both VTA and Hotrod VTA but a body change was required. The Hotrod class didn't really last though......
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