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Old 11-24-2008, 10:34 PM
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Default Traxxas Slash spec class racing at Ryde in 2009 and beyond

There has been a lot of talk lately on the Ryde RC forum about the Traxxas Slash.
I am very keen to get started in such a spec class.

My opinion is to keep it box stock as much as possible.

Maybe allowing any Transmitter/Receiver combo should be considered ?

What do the rest of you Slash lovers think ?

Who would like to race the Slash at Ryde and what sort of specs do you think should be used ??
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:08 PM
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There will be an official thread/notice here soon, once the researching and sorting has been done. At this point, it looks as though it will be a "Spec" class.

Stay tuned for the announcement
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:12 AM
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Slash rules are coming.......

Looking at the rules now, have some which will be reviewed and Ryde rules will be formulated.

Out of the Box - Stock is the way to go with 6 cell battery packs & Lipos

Will have the rules on website shortly and first race will be February 2009.

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woo hoo slash racing!!!!!
my 2c on rules is use the standard motor/speedy, slash specific wheels tires, 7.2 or 7.4 for power, and thats it. do what ever you want with options if you think you need it.
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We don't have to worry about cancelled meetings due to rain. . the Slash will still run.
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Indeedie. We're not scared
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:42 AM
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Not wanting this thread to go too cold before I necromance it, but time is getting close....

How many starters do we have already?.

I know Davo is set now... and I've been ready since August
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Anyone who has a Traxxas Slash is more than welcome to come to Castlemaine VIC this Sunday January 4th for the start of our 2009 race season. We have two stock Slashes up here already and would love to see more on the track. I have tested mine out on the track and it is perfect. A bit taller in the gearing may be required and that is about all.

For the purposes on discussion, we feel that running them stock is the way to go, but in particular, leaving the stock motor in and not changing to a 27T brushed or ?? brushless. Keeps the vehicles cheap and keeps them a fun vehicle, which is what they are.

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will there be stock spec and mod classes?
ive had my slash for about 6 months... sold by youtube vids from the states! im running mamba max esc, 2s lipo and a 4800kv brushless... its good fun.
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So, How many Slash`s do you think will be on the starting grid for the first meeting? Including mine.
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has anyone been playing with different tyre combos on them. im looking for an alternative tyre that grips better then the stock ones on rough dirt/grass for bashing. alot of guys in the states have been using 17mm adapters and running 1/8 buggy rims/tyres for tracks.. there isnt alot of tyre options especially to suit the stock slash wheels...
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Default Traxxas Slash at Ryde in 2009

The first meeting for Off Road at Ryde club will be Sunday, 1 February 2009 - bring along your Traxxas Slash short course vehicles and have some good panel tapping fun.

This is the radio controlled, electric powered, ready to run class, with NO modifications permitted - doing this will allow children to enter the class be competitive without having to be spend money to keep up with other racers.

Class open to drivers 7 years and over. Keep your vehicle to these specifications please.
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Chassis: Modified tub 0.08" (2mm) thick composite nylon with side nerf bars to impact and support body, Drive: Rear wheel.
Motor: Titan 12 turn 550 size modified with internal cooling fan
Transmission: Brushless ready Magnum 272 metal-gear with ball bearings
Slipper Clutch: Revo-spec Torque-Control system
Differential: Planetary type with hardened steel gears
Ball Bearings: Rubber sealed
Main Gear: Plastic, 48 pitch 86 tooth
Pinion Gear: Metal, 48 pitch 18 tooth
Radio: Traxxas TQ pistol grip 27MHz AM, throttle neutral adjustment, steering and throttle trim and reverse and digital high-torque waterproof steering servo
Radio Box: Sealed and watertight for driving through water, mud and snow
Electronic Speed Control: Traxxas XL-5 watertight, with reverse and brake and Traxxas high current connector
Shocks: Adjustable Ultra shocks with X-ring technology, oil filled plastic body
Wheels: 1.5" (38mm) wide, 2.2" (56mm) diameter 5-spoke satin finish
Tires: All terrain with foam inserts 1.8" (46mm) wide, 4.25" (108mm) outer diameter
Bumpers: Scale front and rear tube style
Body: Moulded from Lexan, trimmed and prepainted
Suspension: Four wheel independent
Caster: Adjustable, caster/toe-in refers to the angle of the front suspension when viewed from the side of the car in relation to the chassis
Camber: Adjustable, camber refers to the angle of the tops of the tires from vertical when viewed from front or behind vehicle
Steering: Bell crank type with servo saver

THIS IS THE ELECTRIC POWERED RTR TRAXXAS SLASH SHORT COURSE RACE TRUCK. FEATURES: REVO-SPEC TORQUE-CONTROL SLIPPER CLUTCH, TITAN 12T 550 SIZE MOTOR, XL5 ESC, WATERTIGHT RX BOX, MAGNUM 272 BALL BEARING METAL GEAR TRANSMISSION, OIL-FILLED SHOCKS, DIGITAL STEERING SERVO, PAINTED & TRIMMED BODY

Anticipated Rules & Regulations (these are not official as yet, we are still preparing the rules)

BOX STOCK No modifying of the stock tyres, no modification (Dremel weight reduction) to any of the moulded parts, i.e. chassis and suspension.
Only mods are:
1. Any Slash specific body shell - Traxxas stock item or Proline Desert Rat or HardCore for Slash
2. Choice of electronics (but with the kit motor) and battery plugs.
3. Choice of radio, to get everyone off 27 MHz and 6 available channels.
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+1 for racing at Ryde.

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can there be leaniency in motor selection like they have been in the states.. like with equivilent motors like 27t stock brushed or 17.5 brushless. only reason i ask is that the titan's are pretty crap and unservicable and dont last long. mine died after 1 week.... i think it would be expensive having to replace it, id love to run in the stock class but i dont really wanna spend money on another titan..
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