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Old 04-23-2014, 06:09 PM   #976
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Try everything, you never know on your track.

Also, don't forget to try the thin topdeck with the stock chassis as an in between
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #977
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Another successful day of testing at the Tamiya track yesterday. Made some pretty radical changes to the car and unfortunately could never get it to feel how I wanted it to. Little slower laptimes but it was also more inconsistent than my first week of testing. Back to the week 1 setup we go!

My first race in about 2 and a half years, pretty safe to say the nerves got the better of me a few times especially in the main but am still fairly happy with how things ended up.
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Another successful day of testing at the Tamiya track yesterday. Made some pretty radical changes to the car and unfortunately could never get it to feel how I wanted it to. Little slower laptimes but it was also more inconsistent than my first week of testing. Back to the week 1 setup we go!

My first race in about 2 and a half years, pretty safe to say the nerves got the better of me a few times especially in the main but am still fairly happy with how things ended up.
Yep, a very good showing for you (Randy) with the D06.

Thankfully the mains were 6 minutes long because early on in the main after having a pretty good start, Randy was bumped in the rear by another driver and it caused a body tuck. After a couple laps Randy got back into the groove and began laying it down. In fact, he was battling Rick Hohwart lap for lap and nearly made a pass on him coming out of the chicane onto the straight. At the end of the day, Randy finished a solid third behind Reedy Race Invite drivers Rick Hohwart and Ryan Cavalieri.

Unfortunately, it wasn't a win, but Randy more than held his own against two of the best in the world and it was a great site to see.

Additionally, our other modified driver, Brandon Clements (AKA BlackedOutRevo) ran the second fastest hot lap in the modified main with a 12.6, but car troubles prevented him from making the A even though he definitely had the pace.

I am expecting some awesome results for the team come RROC and we will be posting setups on our site following the event.

Don't sleep on the D06, because you may end up going down in flames.

On another note, the LightningF Formula car also had an extremely solid performance in the main, but a collision with another car prevented Bill Jeric from piloting his LightningF to victory.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:34 PM   #979
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Any video footage from this weekend??
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #980
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Any video footage from this weekend??
Yes, but I only focused on our cars so that we can review the video and make adjustments.
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Great job! Looking forward to meeting you guys at Reedy.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:50 PM   #982
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Was an interesting day for me lol, had bad luck. But it was super fun and I learned a lot for the reedy race.

Can't wait to get back to the Tamiya track. See you all at reedy!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:46 AM   #983
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Hi all,

I'm just curious, does anyone know why there's a trend toward aluminum bottom decks on touring cars? I've never seen this before in 15 years of racing. The Awesomatix and Xray have them as options, the new Serpent is including it standard.

I hope this isn't too off topic, but I was curious for opinions from the touring guys out there. Any idea if VBC might test one as well?
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:50 AM   #984
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The performance difference is negligible. I think its a fad Sam...
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There are small flex differences between aluminum and a carbon chassis. Supposedly the aluminum makes the car easier to drive.

I think most of the motivation are the profits. They're charging as much or more for the aluminum chassis. Aluminum sheet is a lot cheaper than carbon.... Wouldn't surprise me if they were making over 200% profit on each chassis.

Raw material stock for

$84.73 Quasi-isotropic Solid Carbon Fiber Sheet ~ 2.5mm x 12" x 12"
I'm sure it's cheaper ordering by bulk.

$1850 per ton for 2.5mm Cast Aluminum Sheet Plate for 7075 t6 t651

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Biggest thing I would say as well if you have a big hit then alloy will twist and not come back to shape like the carbon does biggest thing with carbon is it can de-laminate that can not be seen. So tweaking could be more just my belief after working in the A/C industry for 42 years in that field.

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Hi,

Does anyone know the front and rear belt tooth count for the D06?

T.O.P. just announced low friction belts in a variety of lengths!

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Old 04-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #988
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Does anyone know the front and rear belt tooth count for the D06?

T.O.P. just announced low friction belts in a variety of lengths!

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I believe that it is 507mm for the front and 192mm for the rear belts. 169t front/64t rear.

It appears that one of the rear belts would fit, but the front would be off by a hair as the spacing between each gear is 2.85mm as opposed to 3mm for the D06 front belt.

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It appears that one of the rear belts would fit, but the front would be off by a hair as the spacing between each gear is 2.85mm as opposed to 3mm for the D06 front belt.
Disregard, the belt is 513mm in length, so the same spacing as the D06. The TOP belt is 6mm longer.
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VBC Racing Shaft End Shoe (Self Lubricating) A-03-VBC-0077
VBC Racing Lightweight Hardened Gear Diff Cup Set D-05-VBC-0061
VBC Racing WildFire Front Spool Outdrive A-03-VBC-0055


Above are the spare parts you should keep for wear-out preparation.

VBC Racing WildFire C-Hub Set Version 2 D-05-VBC-0064
Steering Block Version 2 (Composite) A-03-VBC-0079


Above are the parts for the case of serious accident.

Optional parts are springs, suspension blocks, Suspension Shims for fine tune your car.

Buy a VBC Racing WildFireD06 Flex Chassis (2.25mm) A-02-VBC-3033 and
VBC Racing WildFireD06 Flex Upper Deck (1.60mm) A-02-VBC-3034
can make your car more flex but do not over do it cause the original 2.5mm chassis is good enough already.
Hello..

I'm just getting back into on road and sold my old T2 recently for an upgrade... I'm really leaning towards this D06. Sounds promising and it'll be something no one really has at the track. There are guys in the lead with Yokomos and T4s, but i'm sure this will chase em around nice...


I've driven the BD7 and it seems a bit twitchy... the T4 was really nice though.



Anyway, is the above list of upgrades and handy spares still pretty accurate?

I'm thinking about purchasing x2 of all those parts... But, just want to see if there has been something added to this handy list of priority parts/spares

Thanks in advance!

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