Originally Posted by rcg33k
Please explain how one "changes their method of measuring." The D3.5 IS illegal and always has been. I'm also curious why anyone believes anything that comes out of Trinity's mouth (or mouthpiece). Only in RC does anyone believe that a higher standard of precision is a bad thing. Well, only some people believe it, but that's another story.
I agree that an Outlaw spec motor is stupid. What if its too easy to change stators and the legal Novak motor is easily made into a cheater motor? It's unbelievable what these motor companies are doing to the market. It's ridiculous.
I don't know how they measured before. Apparently it was not a very accurate measurement, but whatever they did, Trinity made their motor to pass that test. I'm not saying the wire isn't over the spec, just that it was within the tolerance of the test they did around a year ago. Also, the wording of the rule is not as crystal clear as it should be. It should have one maximum measurement and state the method and location where it will be measured.
I have two d3.5 motors. Since they were outlawed, I have not used them. I've been using still legal ReVtechs, even though every race I've attended has allowed D3.5s. I'm not any slower than I was with the D3.5s. I know some guys with top 5% D3.5 motors. Those are
faster. The standard off the shelf ones are quick, but not noticeably faster. I don't want to hear any crap about running "cheater motors" and I think my ReVtechs are faster than the D3.5s that I have anyway.
I don't think a bunch of companies making fat wire stators blatantly out of spec is good. Where is the line drawn? Maybe if clubs go this route of "outlaw spec", they will eventually see how silly it is and just make it an open mod class. I'm in favor of more people racing mod. ROAR should allow 17.5 racers to race Mod. Most people are used to racing 17.5 at home and would likely want to race it at a big event, but if they want to race mod, they have to give up 17.5 which is often the biggest class. It's a rule that's just not conducive to getting people to race mod. Got off topic, sorry.
Anyway, this "outlaw spec" idea is stupid. Unless it's a way to bring back 17.5 boosted. I'm in favor of that!