Originally Posted by MikaR
Good looking car Romuald. How much is the total EUR? I thought you guys want to keep it inexpensive, still it is?
Or just the tires and bodies to limit speeds & cost. I'm slightly confused...
Or is the BL wave attracting more people now to the class?
Congrats for the win! Interesting to hear anyway and see your car.
BTW, how are the diffs keeping up? In GTP ultra they used to be pain in the nitro class like 5 years ago.
e: I checked some of the prices, not too bad! I like it. How much runtime you are getting with a charge ?
the total cost is quiet expensive!!!
But, I started from nothing because I have no chassis or electronics...
Ultra GTP2E = 200$ / ultra GTP = 260$
Hobby Wing Combo= 185$ / Nova Rossi P5XLT+exhaust = 290$
Option parts = 280$ / 150$
LiPo sack, servo, connectors... = 120$ / starter+battry, glow, bottle, rx battery... = 150$
4 batteries = 310$ / fuel ????
Total: 1095$ / 850$ and the fuel!!!
Inexpensive is the Key word for our serie because you can win with a stock car and an engine of the year!!
Most of the competitors are running their old GT converted off-road with their old buggy engine over 20 liters...
Last winner (top french driver) in nitro class wants to prove that he can drove the Hobbytech STR8RG Ready to Run with the cheap 3 ports GO engine!!!
Everybody can win because with the low grip provided by the tyres, you don't need the best car or the best engine but the driving skill!!!
It was my pleasure to build a nice chassis and in nitro clas, there some Shepis MZ2 or crono SP9.
For sure, BL class is growing very very fast...
You're right, the GTP2 difs are old fashion, big and heavy... But no problem with them in GT/Rally game class. You're right for off-road application they arn"t the good choice!!!
If I want to compet against nitro cars, I have to put big power onto the controller and then the runtime is around 7mn (controler and battery are safe).
For a runtime of 10mn, I have to set my controler with safer settings (lowe punch, lower timing, lower end point) to protect my batteries from deep discharge...
For exemple, for a 7mn run, my best lap time is around 18s (like the best nitro cars) and for the 10mn run my lap time will be around 19s.
From what I tested, each minute of runtime is around 3/10s more/lap...
I hope you unserstand my explanation.