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Old 02-04-2017, 11:37 AM   #16
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3rd race night I bent the bulkheads again with a huge crash when I clipped the entry corner on the straight but the car was fast and I was happy.
4th race night, I again had a massive crash at the entry to the straight and broke the rear shock tower. Still, the 2nd qualifier was my personal best and I was pleased with the car. In the A-main, I was out of my league with Rob Say and Dave Johnson battling it out - Ron Garant was no slouch either. Car still needs better upper deck and then it'll be be truly competitive.
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Making some progress, but things are challenging.

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hi which chassis are you using
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I mean the aluminum bottom
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:43 AM   #20
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Simon and I are both using the original VBC Ghost (Wildfire D05) with the TA07 motor mount assembly. Chassis plate is fiberglass on the Ghost. Hopefully Simon will hook me up with a new upper deck
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:40 AM   #21
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Played around with a couple concept options. Finished product coming soon!!
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:47 AM   #22
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You created an updated TA05. Pretty cool

Just a heads up. My buddy has a TA07 and it weighs 1360 track ready
He has (re)created the Kawada Sigma, a car about 9 years old now.

Which you can still buy, by the way.

A very good car but needs some updates (needs a gear diff option. Not impossible, but very difficult because of the narrow bulkhead spacing).
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:04 AM   #23
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I race the car every week and so far it's best touring car I've run. Can't wait to get the new part from Simon.
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He has (re)created the Kawada Sigma, a car about 9 years old now.
That's a massive over generalization. This car has as much in common with the Sigma as the TA07 does.

The car is not an original creation either. It's simply a "frankenstien" of features from a couple of cars (VBC Ghost chassis and differentials, Tamiya TA07 drive pulleys and belt) with a spine fashioned after the concept of VBC's FF17.

Call it what you want. No one claimed it as an original idea.
It's just a fun exercise in tinkering that I hope inspires others to be innovative and creative.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:29 AM   #25
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My answer was in response to the quote included with the message.

No generalisation, though.

The concept is solid, unfortunately no company has invested seriously in pursuing the design to fully extract its potential. I have two sigmas and they still drive competitively at top level. Too bad I can't get a narrower chassis, DCJ and perhaps a centralised motor. Or at least, like I said above, a gear diff option (I have managed to make one, but it's more effort than it should be).
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. I have two sigmas and they still drive competitively at top level.
Very interested in understanding this - have rcm lap logs to share?

I sold my SV10 a few years back... miss her
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Lap logs? No idea. How do you log them? We'll have the state champs soon in WA so I'll see if I can make an impression. It's always kinda difficult running two classes, and I prefer to run in 1/8E, it's much more fun.

But I wouldn't mind shaking off the cobwebs on the ole' Sigma. What an accomplished car.
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Lap logs? No idea. How do you log them?
race timing systems at the track. typically myrcm, for instance in Europe. No idea what is the standard in the US

Keep us posted with your WA race, I'm interested in seeing how the sigma's last times stack up in a state race
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