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Old 07-06-2017, 12:55 PM   #31
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Stig, I do not consider the VTA class to be slow. Although the motor have less rpm, I still see VTA cars putting down the same lap time as the USGT, 17.5TC depending on the track layout.
Not at our track (med grip, med speed asphalt). My experience is if VTA runs 20 laps in 5 minutes, the USGT will do 22 and 17.5 will do 24.
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Stig, make the trip to Easley on the 15th with what you have purchased to at least shake it down or failing that to get it front of the group for evaluation and guidance. Take a turn in the Scirocco VTA loaner and figure out what you want to do next..

Track length makes a difference in the speed sensation so it makes it more difficult to determine what is really slow or just seems to be. At any rate the difference between the two classes is a set of tires(both spec) a motor(again spec) and a body(once again spec). The jump between USGT and VTA isn't a long one. For good old fashioned door to door action it is hard to beat either class for reasonably priced competition with like minded racers that aren't interested in "nose bleed" speeds in order to call it fun.

For an ESC the Justock EX10 is tough to beat in price and performance while the old Novak 25.5 can still provide adequate performance in VTA for not much money. I have four of them and didn't pay more than $40 for any of them. I do have a current Motiv and a Maclan 25.5 but since nobody is driving off on me on the straight parts it tells me I need to get better on the twisty bits.
This is pretty much my plan at this point. I'm going to try to get everything I should need except a motor and body in the meantime and just scope things out next Saturday. One more question in the meantime though. I like SMC's batteries--which of their 2S options should I be looking at?

Thanks again everyone, you've all been super-helpful!
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smc batteries r great to me

for spec racing on carpet (usgt usvta or even 17.5) i would get the highest c rating possible

7200mah 90C $39.95 or the 6000mah 150C $54.95
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smc batteries r great to me

for spec racing on carpet (usgt usvta or even 17.5) i would get the highest c rating possible

7200mah 90C $39.95 or the 6000mah 150C $54.95
Cool, thanks. I agree, I've loved the True Spec 4S SMC batteries I run in my e-buggy.

I'll probably go with the 5200 mAh version of the 90C to cover my bases just in case I do go VTA. What kind of run time should I expect with a 5200mAh 2S battery?
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Cool, thanks. I agree, I've loved the True Spec 4S SMC batteries I run in my e-buggy.

I'll probably go with the 5200 mAh version of the 90C to cover my bases just in case I do go VTA. What kind of run time should I expect with a 5200mAh 2S battery?
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Cool, thanks. I agree, I've loved the True Spec 4S SMC batteries I run in my e-buggy.

I'll probably go with the 5200 mAh version of the 90C to cover my bases just in case I do go VTA. What kind of run time should I expect with a 5200mAh 2S battery?
The Track at Harbor Hobbies (Good track but gone ) we would sometimes run 15 - 20 min.mains .
The Fastest laps were not set within the first six min. most of the time the were after the 10 min mark. I was using 90c 5000 batteries then
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