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Talking VTA at SMA and General Trans Am THread

Hi Guys a few people from VTA have been considering starting a new VTA Thread for ourselves and general discussion for VTA Enthusiasts. Here we can discuss compare and assist in growing this greatest of all Fun Classes. So if you want some information, set up discussion, show off your bodies or any VTA related news tips and tricks make this your Aussie VTA discussion thread...

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Hi Guys a few people from VTA have been considering starting a new VTA Thread for ourselves and general discussion for VTA Enthusiasts. Here we can discuss compare and assist in growing this greatest of all Fun Classes. So if you want some information, set up discussion, show off your bodies or any VTA related news tips and tricks make this your Aussie VTA discussion thread...

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Here are the current "Generally Accepted" Club rules as they stand around several Australian clubs at the moment to give you an idea..


Chassis Specification:
Any 1/10 4wd or Fwd sedan with 4 wheel independent suspension.

Weight Specification:
1500g weight

Body Specifications:
Any 190mm or 200mm body. 1960 to 79 Either HPI or Others suitable, SMA has made variation to include Australian Muscle.. No Slanted or modern Japanese cars etc..

Tire & Wheel Specifications:
Tires-Any treaded HPI Vintage #4793 Fronts # 4797 Rears
Wheels- Any HPI Vintage 26 Front 32 Rear Example #3815 Fronts #3820 Rears

Five or Eight spoke wheels available in various colors. 0mm offset front wheels and 6mm offset rear wheels are intended for 26mm width fronts and 31mm width rear tires. 8-spoke Vintage wheels from #3805 through #3814, 5-spoke Vintage wheels from #3815 through #3822 and Vintage stock car wheels from #3854 through #3860, Vintage Wheel CC Type #33472 and #33473, Vintage Wheel DTP Type #33474 and #33475 are all legal wheels.

Ride Height Specification:

Minimum ride height is 5mm.

Motor Specifications:

21.5 + 2s lipo batteries No tuning rotors, must use OEM rotor 12.3-12.5mm (Motor itself can have timing as per approved 21.5 list) Check the ROAR List HERE http://www.roarracing.com/approvals/...lessmotors.php

Approved ESCs:
No Timing Just Stock or Blinky ESC ROAR approved spec software or USVTA list
Some popular Types but not limited to include;

#Hobby Wing Just Stock
#Hobby Wing 120 with Blinky
#Speed Passion Just Stock
#Novak Kinetic with Blinky
#GTB Just Stock
#Reedy Just Stock

For More ESC Options Check ROAR List HERE http://www.roarracing.com/?page_id=737

Race Specification:
5 minute qualifiers
5 minute mains

Battery Specifications:
ROAR approved hard case batteries Check ROAR List HERE http://www.roarracing.org/?page_id=259


... UPDATED BODY LIST WITH THE NEWEST BODIES AVAILABLE ...

HERE ARE
Some Body's and part numbers available for VTA from various manufacturers

Bolink part numbers:
BL2262 '68 Chevrolet Camaro
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2262
BL2263 '65 Ford Mustang
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2263
NEW # BOL2287 1970 Plymouth Wedge Road Runner
NEW # BOL2257 1969 Dukes of Hazard Charger
NEW # BOL2264 1964 Cadillac
NEW # BOL2265 1974 Tallageda
NEW # BOL2286 1972 Mercury

HPI part numbers:
17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY
100639 - 1967 CHEV CORVETTE -Painted Black Body
100473 - 1967 CHEV CORVETTE -Painted Blue Body
NEW 107201 -1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM Body

Note:
For the HPI Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced. 17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)

Parma part numbers:
10196 - Parma 61 Chevy Impala Body
10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro
10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang
10113 - 1970 'Cuda

Pegasus Hobbies part numbers:
NEW
PGH4000 - 1964 Chev Impala
PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS
PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda
PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang

Protoform part numbers:
#1526 - 1971 Javelin SS

McAllister Racing part numbers:
#286- 1969 Mustang body

RC CAR KINGS:
#RAE719 - 1978 Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac

Great Vigor:
#210119 - Holden XU1 Torana
After May the A9X will be Released!!

Exclusive Collectibles:
#2006B - Ford XY GT Red
#2010B - Ford XY GT Gold

EUREKA:
#MUSCLE5 - Holden SLR 5000

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Great stuff our own thread maybe some setup & gearing tips as well.My car is going & handling well but not quite fast enough.I have an older speed passion 21.5 with 0-10 degrees timing and 3.207:1 fdr I plan to go to 3.05:1 which is 1 tooth up on the pinion 2 teeth will take me to 2.9:1.Should I go straight to 2.9?
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Here's some vta inspiration
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Great stuff our own thread maybe some setup & gearing tips as well.My car is going & handling well but not quite fast enough.I have an older speed passion 21.5 with 0-10 degrees timing and 3.207:1 fdr I plan to go to 3.05:1 which is 1 tooth up on the pinion 2 teeth will take me to 2.9:1.Should I go straight to 2.9?
Your car runs cold mate I think go straight to 2.9 and see what happens... Mine is currently at 2.8 FD and still a tad cold... Sunday Prac cant wait

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WOOHOOO go the VTA thread, thanks rube for the posts ^^^

Bring on Sunday practice at SMA - Gates open at 11am. It is a timed practice day, so will have the laptop, transponders and all the gear there
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Default RIP Camaro body

The red camaro body is close to "going to god"
after a couple of "incidents" last night, and 3 times on the roof, its cracked up badly, hopefully shoe goo can assist.

One great thing learnt last night, thanks Matt J - dont put new tyres on the front, and leave worn rears on the back. It was funny and at times spectacular, (especially the triple summersault with a half pike).

Georges new body shell survived unscathed and intact, despite the bounty being placed

Looking forward to Sunday everyone, will have laptop, transponders etc there as it is a timed practice, so im sure that is secret VTA code for -
!!!!Bring on the racing!!!!!
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The red camaro body is close to "going to god"
after a couple of "incidents" last night, and 3 times on the roof, its cracked up badly, hopefully shoe goo can assist.

One great thing learnt last night, thanks Matt J - dont put new tyres on the front, and leave worn rears on the back. It was funny and at times spectacular, (especially the triple summersault with a half pike).

Georges new body shell survived unscathed and intact, despite the bounty being placed

Looking forward to Sunday everyone, will have laptop, transponders etc there as it is a timed practice, so im sure that is secret VTA code for -
!!!!Bring on the racing!!!!!
Have you seen my stang the whole front end is no more lol.... have a new one in the pipeline

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I'll see if I can paint a target on the back of my car.Can't wait for sunday carnage
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Rules and Regs plus Body Specs on second post..... Updated!!

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There is a torana slr 5000 body at stan bridges hobbies under the makers name of eureka has anyone seen these and if so are they any good?
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There is a torana slr 5000 body at stan bridges hobbies under the makers name of eureka has anyone seen these and if so are they any good?

Thats the only one they make which looks remotely close.. Its made by Eureka in SA the part number is on the list I put up prior..
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Sorry dumb moment I guess they are similar to the guy on ebay with the monaro body and that awful torana
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What type of chassis are you guys using in VTA? Is it the kind of thing where you need to have a relatively modern chassis to be in with a chance, or will basically anything work?
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Originally Posted by mingnon View Post
The red camaro body is close to "going to god"
after a couple of "incidents" last night, and 3 times on the roof, its cracked up badly, hopefully shoe goo can assist.

One great thing learnt last night, thanks Matt J - dont put new tyres on the front, and leave worn rears on the back. It was funny and at times spectacular, (especially the triple summersault with a half pike).

Georges new body shell survived unscathed and intact, despite the bounty being placed

Looking forward to Sunday everyone, will have laptop, transponders etc there as it is a timed practice, so im sure that is secret VTA code for -
!!!!Bring on the racing!!!!!
Shoo goo and plasterboard tape or liquid nails and plasterboard tape does wonders.I've repaired lots of bodies and it works well just starts getting too heavy after too many repairs but it's strong
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