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Old 02-02-2017, 08:49 PM   #16
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Traxxas makes its mark on the hobby because every race track/hobby shop has traxxas on the wall. Still recommend brand when a kid comes in off the street and wants to try something out without dropping $1000. Not thinking this will save/boost on road by any means but could, at the club level, get a couple more people out there to try and if it doesn't fancy them it looks like a great street basher. There is no entry level class in my opinion... SS/VTA is pointed to as that but a $200 RTR can't compete with $1000 TCs with a SS bodies.

I think it would be fun to get one just to wrench on and improve performance...
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local entry point class as long if its left box stock....none of the goofy stuff that killed Slash racing....

run it out the box and I can see several racers running it...
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That would be the key to it... once the other manufacturers came out with SC and the aftermarket parts it killed the box stock vibe... evoulution.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:14 PM   #19
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I thought everybody switched to brushless now....
How much does it weigh ???
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:26 PM   #20
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I just had a man drop by our Wednesday club race to check us out. He's looking for something--a hobby--to do with his boy. He's also a car guy and competent with tools and seemed confident that the build it, break it, fix it element of racing was comfortably within his scope. Just the sort of guy you hope to hook. We had a nice talk. I also really wish I had something to point to like this, other than a TT01, to get him started simple and cheap. We talked about the used car market.

With this, I see a lot to like. It's not overpowered; I for one think the power package is perfect. But, I also see some things that give me pause:

1. I'd like to know more about the tires.

2. It's going to come in at 1700g, minimum, with a standard 6000 mah lipo sport pack (250ish g). On our outdoor track, no problem. But, I don't like to think of such a heavy car banging away on our indoor track hardware. That's going to move things around and beat things up. I'm not sure I'd turn a newb loose on our carpet track with this car. In fact, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't.

3. What class would it run in? There's novice, of course. But then what?

Maybe it doesn't have to be complicated. It's an outdoor spec class. Run it as is, no mods, just the onboard options. I'd let guys throw different bodies on it.

It's the perfect application for the PF Ford GT body
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Won't be overpowered and will be cheaper...

1451grams or 3.2 pounds...
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:33 PM   #22
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1700 gram was my tc4's original rtr weight with nimh 4200 packs before I put it on a crazy diet to get it down under 1350grams with positive results.... Good luck.....
I did have to put back a few original steel parts in my car for durability, but that was only small parts like ballstuds and hinge pins....
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I looked at the specs. Does it not say 1.45 kg with body (no battery)?
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Yes.. just checked so 1700 ish with lipo I would guess.... just think it would.be cool to see box stock racing and everyone dealing with the same issues (tires, set ups and what not...)

I would also say asphalt only!!!
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1700 gram was my tc4's original rtr weight with nimh 4200 packs before I put it on a crazy diet to get it down under 1350grams with positive results.... Good luck.....
I did have to put back a few original steel parts in my car for durability, but that was only small parts like ballstuds and hinge pins....
So the carbon fibre hinge pins didn't work after all?
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Did you know that Protoform already released their version of the Ford GT for pan cars that is pretty realistic. They are supposed to be working on a version of that body for touring cars also.

There are also several versions of existing 1.10 touring cars that can use many of the very low slung bodies that mainly only work on pan cars (Several Tamiya chassis/Awesomatix).
I'm well aware of who makes what currently.. Still waiting for Protoform version for the 1/10 sedan.. The pancar version looks awesome.. Dale/Eric even said it themselves that the sedan version would be 'compromised' in looks for that version because of the unique features, but they had a couple ideas to make the compromise minimal.. (Traxxas found a way, with little to no compromise, granted they have the power to develop a car to make it possible)

my point still stands, they brought something (a design concept) to the table that could fairly easily be adapted (another hop-up opportunity for all the Mfgs, and one thing they really know in recent years are hop-ups) by the rest of the touring car world.. Did anyone else notice Traxxas applied SuperShort Dampers and Shocktowers (like the latest trend with the 'race' touring cars) to help make it possible.. Traxxas simply took it to next level if you ask me.. $0.02
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I kind of like that motormount, I wounder what gearing corresponds to each letter.
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I kind of like that motormount, I wounder what gearing corresponds to each letter.
Vaterra started using that about 3 years ago. Works
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They did, but only for a few crash free laps. After that, they got worn fast....
Now I am back to polished steel pins.... I doubt that any other material would be as successful there as the steel pins . I guess I had gone too far trying to lose weight, but better to add weight to beef up a touring car than lose weight to make the minimum requirements...My car is still 25grams under the 1350gram minimum...
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