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Old 01-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #1861
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Here we go, I just browsing kyosho website...., and I found few things worth to notice that newer GT2 cars have bigger fuel tank ( 150cc ), longer wheelbase ( 360mm ), new lighter flywheel, new 2speed gear ratio, and new engine ( GXR28SG ).

Are we racing GT2 and GT in the same class ? .... fuel tank volume is not the same.

Which car body is the most preferred by racer ?

Which chassis wheelbase is the most preferred by racer ? 360mm wheelbase vs 325mm wheelbase ?
I have owned both a GT1 and a GT2 and both cars are excellent. However, I strongly prefer the GT2. I would have thought that the longer wheelbase on the GT2 would have made this car make a wider turn but I found that it was just the opposite. I don't know why unless it is the fact that the engine is slightly further forward on the GT2. The GT2 turns in better and it is easier to hold the line in the center of a turn with the GT2.

In GT1 I like the Aston Martin body the best. In GT2 all I have tried is the Corvette and it is excellent. I drove an Audi and it handled better than my GT1 so either GT2 bodied car is a better handling car than the GT1.

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:27 AM   #1862
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Thank you Lee.

I appreciate it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:07 AM   #1863
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I have owned both a GT1 and a GT2 and both cars are excellent. However, I strongly prefer the GT2. I would have thought that the longer wheelbase on the GT2 would have made this car make a wider turn but I found that it was just the opposite. I don't know why unless it is the fact that the engine is slightly further forward on the GT2. The GT2 turns in better and it is easier to hold the line in the center of a turn with the GT2.

In GT1 I like the Aston Martin body the best. In GT2 all I have tried is the Corvette and it is excellent. I drove an Audi and it handled better than my GT1 so either GT2 bodied car is a better handling car than the GT1.

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:10 AM   #1864
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( I'm not sure if this has been discussed earlier or not ).

Got some free time to play rctech ....


Here we go, I just browsing kyosho website...., and I found few things worth to notice that newer GT2 cars have bigger fuel tank ( 150cc ), longer wheelbase ( 360mm ), new lighter flywheel, new 2speed gear ratio, and new engine ( GXR28SG ).

Are we racing GT2 and GT in the same class ? .... fuel tank volume is not the same.

Which car body is the most preferred by racer ?

Which chassis wheelbase is the most preferred by racer ? 360mm wheelbase vs 325mm wheelbase ?
I noticed the 150cc tank also when I was comparing the OFNA vs the Kyosho. 25 more cc is def great! I love my HPI but that 75cc tank and having to fill up every 5-10min sucks. lol

Like Lee said, the Vette is the only thing out. BUT I did see a R35 Skyline body on ebay. It had a bit bulkier nose and higher rear wing but I am sure the vette is better. I have mastered the GT2...or even half mastered it, lol so I can't say how much I like the body yet b/c I've basically destroyed it.

Lee-I found a screw from my OFNA that'll work. But If you have extras I will def get some from you. This weekend looks like good weather to go out to the Bowl.

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:56 PM   #1865
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In GT1 I like the Aston Martin body the best. In GT2 all I have tried is the Corvette and it is excellent. I drove an Audi and it handled better than my GT1 so either GT2 bodied car is a better handling car than the GT1.

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The Corvette seems to be aimed for speed, and the Audi looks to me more aggressive in handling. more down force than the Vette. But I haven't seen the Audi in action, so I'm just shooting in the dark.
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The Corvette seems to be aimed for speed, and the Audi looks to me more aggressive in handling. more down force than the Vette. But I haven't seen the Audi in action, so I'm just shooting in the dark.
Lee and I both saw it in action with a fellow local racer, but again it was cold and damp out. heres a tiny vid of us messing around. You see the Audi going in circles. lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0msxv...e=channel_page

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:02 AM   #1869
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Hello from France,

the tyres we race are the same for all drivers.

I give 2 pairs in the morning of the race.

The tyres arn't very good but with this method no problems of budget, no big engines.....

Au revoir!
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Hello from France,

the tyres we race are the same for all drivers.

I give 2 pairs in the morning of the race.

The tyres arn't very good but with this method no problems of budget, no big engines.....

Au revoir!
How much is race entry cost?
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Hello from France,

in France, the entry price is as always 12€ for a one day race, and 20€ for two days.

For these Rally Games races, the entry is 12€ (for the club) and 8€ for 2 pairs of wheels (tyres glued on white dish rims) I marked for the race, no cheat..

I choose these tyres and format of race because everybody can win, it's not the best car with the engine that win. You can't pass all the power through the poor tyres...

But on this video, when the track is good, the tyres work well.

http://www.dailymotion.com/guiguitt/...-finale-b_auto

Au revoir.

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Old 01-25-2009, 01:29 AM   #1872
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Nice racing.

I can see you are racing the short course on your track. I think that's wise because otherwise it would kill your engines on single speed cars.

Try to get some GT2 onboard, it would be great to see how it will perform.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:22 AM   #1873
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Was surfing around and found some info on You RG racing in France. Great tracks you have.

Congrats on your chassis too on 1st & 2nd place finish.

So entry is about $15.00 USD per day.

Looking at the finals, you race a few different chassis & some inexpensive engines, yes?

1/ Stéphane Mateo Hobbytech STR8 RG - Go - Mc Laren
2/ Romuald Derenne Hobbytech STR8 RG – Nova JP BLACK - Protoform
3/ Ludovic Try XB8 – RB - Protoform
4/ Alexis Dufau Crono RS03 – OS Speed – Mc Laren
5/ Sébastien Carrere Hyper 8 - GRP - Protoform
6/ Julien Kaddour Twister RG - SIIM - Audi Avus
7/ Virginie Vélu Hobbytech STR8 RG - Go - Mc Laren
8/ Julien Guichard Hyper 8 - OS Speed - Porsche 911
9/ Jean-François Coehlo Try XRay 808 – Ninja - Mc Laren
10/ Christophe Alvarez XRay XB8 - RB - Mc Laren

Does Stéphane race the STR8 RG chassis with the RTR engine too?
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What is the highest performance tire for dry conditions? I've got the Losi rally tires from GRP, and they're working well, but if there's something better I'm open to suggestions. You guys have some nice rides...still running mine bone stock at the moment. http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...dId=LOSA17768B
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Nice racing.

I can see you are racing the short course on your track. I think that's wise because otherwise it would kill your engines on single speed cars.

Try to get some GT2 onboard, it would be great to see how it will perform.
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