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Old 03-05-2017, 03:14 PM   #91
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I dunno. I can't see the appeal of a racing class that is intentionally downgraded below "standard" features for RC cars nowadays. If ball bearings and oil dampers were expensive, then I could see having a stock class without them, but they're nowhere near expensive. This isn't the 1980's.
The point is that it is cheap and fun and a bit different. It seems to have an appeal as racing these trucks in pretty much stock trim seems to be becoming quite popular.

The lack of adjustments on the chassis actually levels the play field (a bit) to make it more about the driving skill.
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I just found this forum. It looks like a great class. I would like to see it started in our local parking lot series. My only suggestion having worked with 6th, 7th and 8th graders in a school club would be aluminum steering uprights/knuckles. Of the Tamiya TT cars the TT01E has the best. But, they will break, not as easily as the TT01 or TT02, but they will still break. Even without that I think it's a great looking class. I have a friend who runs his with our Tamiya mini class and he hasn't broken anything this year. We have the older ozite without great grip.
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It would being interesting to find out if the class is being run any where else. Excuse me if this as already been written about.
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I just ordered mine. Any build tips within the rules? Dampers and diffs?
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The point is that it is cheap and fun and a bit different. It seems to have an appeal as racing these trucks in pretty much stock trim seems to be becoming quite popular.

The lack of adjustments on the chassis actually levels the play field (a bit) to make it more about the driving skill.
I agree. I hope nothing changes. I recall when the Slash Classes popped up all over. They faded as people wanted to go faster thinking that made them a better driver. In my opinion this is a step in the right direction by the people in charge of the TCS.
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Sorry if this has been answered but I have a question about the setup.

The kit comes w/ two sizes of wheel hexes, (I believe they are 5mm and 8mm ...yet I didn't actually measure them). The instructions don't really specify which to use for the Hahn Truck build.

What are you guys running, what works best (asphalt med-high grip).
I have my first race w/ my Hahn truck this coming weekend and won't have time to get any practice in this week ...so looking to the experience of those on this thread.

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Sorry if this has been answered but I have a question about the setup.

The kit comes w/ two sizes of wheel hexes, (I believe they are 5mm and 8mm ...yet I didn't actually measure them). The instructions don't really specify which to use for the Hahn Truck build.

What are you guys running, what works best (asphalt med-high grip).
I have my first race w/ my Hahn truck this coming weekend and won't have time to get any practice in this week ...so looking to the experience of those on this thread.

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I don't know if this will help. I have a friend running one of these on medium grip carpet. Cleaning the tires and using traction compound after cleaning helps. He's using "Sticky Fingers" compound.
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Thanks,
sorry, so my question was mostly in regards to what size wheel hexes are you all using? (the kit comes w/ 5mm and 8mm).
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The point is that it is cheap and fun and a bit different. It seems to have an appeal as racing these trucks in pretty much stock trim seems to be becoming quite popular.

The lack of adjustments on the chassis actually levels the play field (a bit) to make it more about the driving skill.
I really like the appeal of "Cheap and Fun". The trucks looks awesome and I just got going on putting mine together. I'm pulling some experimental VOO-DOO for my competition in Maryland..........hint...........Gixxer. This class I hope takes off and provides a level playing field for skill levels. I will bring mine out to RCRNV and see what my guys think about. I hope to see some seriously close scale Euro Semi-Truck GT racing.
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I really like the appeal of "Cheap and Fun". The trucks looks awesome and I just got going on putting mine together. I'm pulling some experimental VOO-DOO for my competition in Maryland..........hint...........Gixxer. This class I hope takes off and provides a level playing field for skill levels. I will bring mine out to RCRNV and see what my guys think about. I hope to see some seriously close scale Euro Semi-Truck GT racing.
I am trying to get a class started for our local parking lot series. I volunteer with a local kids school r/c club. In the past we ran TT01E's and HPI Sprint 2's. The TT01E was a better handling car our of the box. As I mentioned in the past the weakness of the TT series cars are the steering uprights/knuckles. The local track needs to carry the parts or the drivers do. The other answer is aluminum replacement parts. It keeps you on the track and doesn't really help performance. Since I've gotten older I crash more gracefully, but I still make numerous mistakes. May be the huge foam bumper will help.
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I really like the appeal of "Cheap and Fun". The trucks looks awesome and I just got going on putting mine together. I'm pulling some experimental VOO-DOO for my competition in Maryland..........hint...........Gixxer. This class I hope takes off and provides a level playing field for skill levels. I will bring mine out to RCRNV and see what my guys think about. I hope to see some seriously close scale Euro Semi-Truck GT racing.
I'll be at Johns, probably not at RCRNV. At Johns, I can run nitro!
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It would being interesting to find out if the class is being run any where else. Excuse me if this as already been written about.
This class is super hot in N. California ..they couldn't keep the kits on the shelves. Its appealing because its inexpensive, new and its a class that people can have fun in w/o getting too competitive. Our club even voted on not counting points / keeping score for this class. The point for our club is to just have fun w/ it, no stress about winning (as there are plenty of other classes for that).
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Am I the only one that has an issue with the back of the servo saver hitting the body of the servo when it sweeps towards the body of the servo?
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Am I the only one that has an issue with the back of the servo saver hitting the body of the servo when it sweeps towards the body of the servo?
First thing the servo saver is one of the parts that can be changed to after market parts.
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Maybe up north they have relaxed the TCS rules for this truck class, but down here at the Aliso Viejo track nothing has been officially changed. BOX STOCK (but with bearings).
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