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Old 03-05-2010, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Neu_Racer View Post
HAHA, there is a shocker. The only company to make an ESC that costs $150+ and can't even handle a 3S lipo!
And yes of course, don't have a motor that is more than a year old because it can't handle racing applications either!

The SS 5800 motors were first shipped in early 2003. And, apparently they are still working.....
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:45 PM
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There are Ford Pintos still on the road as well, doesn't make them good.
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Originally Posted by Neu_Racer View Post
HAHA, there is a shocker. The only company to make an ESC that costs $150+ and can't even handle a 3S lipo!
And yes of course, don't have a motor that is more than a year old because it can't handle racing applications either!
Evidently you must not shop for ESC very often, LRP and Tekin both make spedo's in the $150+ realm, and last time I checked most if not all 1/10 scale racing is done on 2s and it is plenty of power. I wouldn't fault Novak for marketing something that fit's that bill.

Typically if you are running a higher voltage setup the idea is to run a lower Kv motor so that you are turning the same speed but drawing less amps meaning you get longer runtime. Running 3s just to get more speed?! I don't know, SC10's (non 4wd) have a hard enough time putting the power down with a mod motor . . . let alone something on 3s, but to each their own
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Plust there is talk about limiting the tires to only kit tires, no aftermarket..
That's crazy talk. Seriously, whoever's talking about that, if they're not talking about one of these bizarre transitional "kit stock" "spec" classes, needs to be expelled from not just the track, but the hobby as a whole.
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That's crazy talk. Seriously, whoever's talking about that, if they're not talking about one of these bizarre transitional "kit stock" "spec" classes, needs to be expelled from not just the track, but the hobby as a whole.
Hey Jang, long time! How have you been? Good to see you're still in the hobby.
Delta has that rule for the stock corr class, must use stock tires. I think it's crazy too. That's why I race the open class.
 
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Well talk at WWNH in the Bisarck/Mandan area is to split it into three different classes: This diversity should make it very interesting, of course these aren't official rules, but seem like a very good start.

1/10th Scale 2wd Short Course Rules
SPORTSMAN SPEC SHORT COURSE
 No sponsored drivers! NO COMPANY SUPPORTED DRIVERS
 Any current production 2 wheel drive short course vehicle may be used.
 Must use one of two 12T 550 motors. (Losi #B9498 or Traxxas #3785)
 Must use stock speed control and servo that come in your kit.
 Can use any 2 cell 7.4V lipo or 7.2V 6 cell NIMH battery pack (No 3 cell LiPo or 7 cell NIMH
packs)
 Must use stock chassis from box stock short course kit.
 Any aftermarket parts may be used (excluding chassis). Stock or aftermarket parts must be
made specifically for the vehicle you are running.
 Must use any wheel/tire made specifically for a 1/10 scale short course vehicle.
 Must use any body made specifically for a 1/10 scale short course vehicle.
INTERMEDIATE SHORT COURSE
 Any current production 2 wheel drive short course vehicle may be used.
 Any motor up to a 13.5 brushless or 19 turn brushed may be used
 Can use any 2 cell 7.4V lipo or 7.2V 6 cell NIMH battery pack (No 3 cell LiPo or 7 cell NIMH
packs)
 Any aftermarket parts may be used (excluding chassis). Stock or aftermarket parts must be
made specifically for the vehicle you are running.
 Must use any wheel/tire made specifically for a 1/10 scale short course vehicle.
 Must use any body made specifically for a 1/10 scale short course vehicle.
EXPERT SHORT COURSE
 Any current production 2 wheel drive short course vehicle may be used.
 Any motor, any wind/turn may be used.
 Can use any 2 cell 7.4V lipo or 7.2V 6 cell NIMH battery pack (No 3 cell LiPo or 7 cell NIMH
packs)
 Any aftermarket parts may be used. Stock or aftermarket parts must be made specifically for the
vehicle you are running.
 Any tires can be used.
 Must use any body made specifically for a 1/10 scale short course vehicle.
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