[QUOTE=hyujmn;13102673]I don't get what your local club races has to do with ROAR approvals. Club races don't affect ROAR, so your point there is irrelevant.
A stipulation of getting approved is having 3 suppliers. For example, check the Hobbywing v10 17.5 motors. It's had an EXCOM approval for 3 months now; however, it's still not approved because supply information hasn't been verified.
Just because YOU interpret it to be approved doesn't mean it is. It makes sense to us, too.
Also, I'm just taking a wild guess here, but I think it needs 3 US suppliers. Every other motor that has been approved has suppliers like AMain, Reflex racing, Tqrc, etc.. all American stores. I don't think online Chinese and Korean stores count.[/QUOTE
The V10 wasnt approved as I believe the shaft was too short and the endbell cover changed. Something along those lines
Anyone, anywhere in the world can buy the trackstar motor. Why should a component have to be purchased from a US based website? Companies from all over the world are afilliates of ROAR. Many clubs all over the world officially follow ROAR guidelines. As mentioned by Drags, there is no ruling that stipulates what country the retailer is based in. It kinda reads it's up to the manufacturer to provide the retailers names.
There is not a single engineered brand in the world that isn't supplied from china, taiwan, Japan bangladesh or cambodia. Even the reputed brands that are "Made in USA" do this. Novak source components and solder from china, even Protoform header cards are printed in china and BSR tyres sources their foam from Japan.
Unfortuneately we the end consumer are to blame as much as the corporate executive. It's truly much more of a world market than what it was a generation ago.
Chinese shop?? No a very well known shop in Akahabira, Tokyo, Japan which is across the China Sea
There are about 5-6 huge RC shops in Akahabira.t takes about 20 minutes to walk past all of them but if you do you'll use up about 4=8 hours checking them out , plenty of threads about them. Awesome range, Futaba-Sangyo had a whole aisle devoted to aftermarket screws. Huge collection of world championship winning cars/buggies - Pretty sure one was a Hirosaka RC10.
I myself am in Australia - My club and present state governing body only require motors to be commercially available, meaning that anyone can buy them so it's quite a broad ruling and allows for otherwise "illegal" motors to be used as long as their is plentiful supply for all other drivers to use.
Our state governing body will be shut down so we shall be now following the national governing bodies guidelines who follow Roar,Efra etc.
Our club official is satisfied it is ROAR approved to race the way it presently reads. There is nothing in it that indicates it is Not Yet Approved. Only ExCOM Final approval. Indicating there is nothing left to do. There are no official guidelines on how to accurately interpret the entries.
The words reading - Excom final approval: XYZ DATE are misleading if it isn't actually approved. It could be laid out more logically than that. I have to go now and continue sobbing. The Aussie driver was disqualified from our F1 GP