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Old 12-19-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Hi....new to onroad racing and was wondering what are the differences in a tc3 and tc4?

I just bought a tc4 and have a friend looking to get into onroad racing also. Was wondering what parts are interchangeable if he finds a tc3?

Hoping to do some vta or usvta races......I don't really understand all the different classes and restrictions. I dont even know what blinky means....lol. Any advice on an esc that would cover all classes?

I appreciate any feedback, advice and help......looking forward to having some fun racing onroad.
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The TC3 and TC4 have some interchangable parts, some not. It would really be easier to go on a part-by-part basis than list them off.

As for "blinky" this means that the race does not allow your ESC or Speed Controller to advance the timing to your motor and gain the massive amount of torque and power that corresponds. It's called "blinky" because when timing advanced (also called Boost or Turbo) was the norm when you would set your ESC for non-boost it would have an LED that would blink... normally.

As for different classes and restrictions, in touring car they are typically by motor type, USVTA is the slowest with a 25.5 turn motor and a spec tire, "Stock" is typically a 17.5 motor, "Super Stock" is either 13.5 or in some cases 10.5, and Mod is any wind. The fewer the winds, the more torque and RPM and motor will have, with the highest powered cars capable of 60+ miles per hour in a 120 foot long straight, over 80 on a 200 foot long straight.

Personally, I would like to say welcome to the world of RC racing. Have a nice look around, and if you have the dedication and talent you just might be champion some day.
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Thanks for the information desert rat.

I'm just an old guy looking to have some fun.......I don't think I'll ever be a champion......lol. Thanks again for the info.
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Any thoughts on a esc that would work for all classes? Doesn't have to be real hi tech.......hoping for inexpensive and dependable.
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Hobby wing justo I is your best bet for a blinks esc
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:45 PM   #6
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Thanks Justin.

I'm looking at a motor and esc combo- Hobbywing JS5 Combo Blue, Justock Club Spec ESC, Sensored 17.5T Motor (81060050)

It's $115.

Will the esc work for a 25.5 vta motor?
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