Yes, it is the Novak race. And they can set the rules. They do
have a lot of time and money invested, as do ALL major R/C
companies in their products, even Brushless !
I'm sure nobody would object if the major sponsor of the Snow-
Birds, Trinity, said everybody MUST run Trinity. Or at the Reedy
Races you all MUST run Reedy motors, sorry if you already have
a BL, you must now buy a Reedy brushed etc., or the Losi Race,
you MUST run a Losi---------- Heck, I need to get busy and have
the 1st Annual Banzai Race, and you MUST run a Banzai!!
My major issue is "Choice" and the FREEDOM to choose. We all
CHOSE to go to the 2000 cells. Someday we will all CHOOSE to
go BL, as you say to keep up. But at a time when our hobby that
we all love is suffering ESPECIALLY in club racing, which is where
we need to get back to, EVEN Gil Jr. agrees, with tracks and
stores closing WEEKLY, we need to INCLUDE EVERYONE!
The big races will probably always sell-out, but that's not the
heart and soul of our hobby. But the big races do set the agenda
for all of us, racers and those of us involved in the business.
And I won't even get into the FACT that brushed and BL are
very different in the technology department.
I guess the issue was forced when 17 out of 20 in the A-Mains,
at the IFMAR Off-Road Worlds, and the winners were all running,
and many RETURNED to running, brushed motors.
Just to set the record straight, my husband has a brand new
NOVAK BRUSHED speed control in his truck.