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Old 10-01-2018, 02:29 PM
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Looking to try and grow interest in FPV racing at the local track. Last two weekends I've been running my euro truck with a camera but the thing is just so tippy. Being FPV, it's going to have to be a slow class as even the euro truck seems ballistic thru the goggles, probably just sticking to a silver can.

that being said, I'm looking for something cheap to use for this class. I can convert my TT-01E I already have to a standard TT-01, or pick up one of the cheap ($100) touring cars. Unfortunately I don't currently have a spare TC sitting. Open to suggestions here, it would be nice to have a cheap go-to if others want to start the class as well.
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Say what? I'll give this a go. I've got all the gear.

You're going to be looking at 370size motors to keep things reasonable. Alternatively current limiting. You want RPM, just not... the mind bending acceleration.

I also have cars. I'll PM you about that.
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This is what Dromida used in the rally
  • FPV-equipped Rally Car
  • 1 2.4GHz trigger-style radio transmitter
  • 1 Tactic FPV RM2 FPV monitor
  • 1 Tactic FPV-G1 FPV headset
  • 1 Tactic FPV monit


First Impressions: Dromida 1/18 FPV Rally Car
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I have one of them dromida rally cars that I put a camera in myself that's never been run I never bought the goggles I'll sell if your I interested it's brushless. 120 shipped. Pm if interested
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Look up the last Las Vegas race (IIC maybe?). They had a fpv class with some of the team drivers. Looked really hard on track as you had no overview. As they went, though, they started to learn the course. Interesting for the drivers Iím sure. To be honest, wasnít as interesting to watch through their feeds...for me at least.
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Look up the last Las Vegas race (IIC maybe?). They had a fpv class with some of the team drivers. Looked really hard on track as you had no overview. As they went, though, they started to learn the course. Interesting for the drivers Iím sure. To be honest, wasnít as interesting to watch through their feeds...for me at least.
from what a local guy (who was there) said, those were 17.5 cars or something pretty quick. My intent is silver can or similar speed. My WGT-R even seemed ballistic in FPV, lol. The slow speed of the euro truck felt about right and after a few runs I was improving significantly.

looking to stay 1/10 so people can use any old touring car, maybe something that's been collecting dust for a while.
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Turnigy TD10 V2 1/10 Touring Car 85.99 USA dollar Link
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This will be a next thing.
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Turnigy TD10 V2 1/10 Touring Car 85.99 USA dollar Link
Better yet get the real thing >> 3RACING XI SPORT NU

By the time you replace the stripped diff and leaking shocks with oem product from 3Racing you will have spent the same $$$ and the 3Racing kit includes swaybars and upgraded shock towers. The TD10 is pieced together from 3racing parts that did not meet QC.
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Better yet get the real thing >> 3RACING XI SPORT NU

By the time you replace the stripped diff and leaking shocks with oem product from 3Racing you will have spent the same $$$ and the 3Racing kit includes swaybars and upgraded shock towers. The TD10 is pieced together from 3racing parts that did not meet QC.
Yea but its 9.99 over the 100 dollar limit he mention, but yea I do agree with you getting the 3Racing tho is the better deal for the value.
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It is. But faster isn't the idea here. :-)

Once you add motor, speed control, and body, the Tamiya stuff starts looking mighty tempting.
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FPV would be amazing for one of those really long Rally tracks where people run behind the car while driving, much more open than a normal rc track
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FPV would be amazing for one of those really long Rally tracks where people run behind the car while driving, much more open than a normal rc track
Vibrations really kills the FPV experience. Those rally tracks have the cars bouncing all over the place.
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Yea but its 9.99 over the 100 dollar limit he mention, but yea I do agree with you getting the 3Racing tho is the better deal for the value.
I agree with 3Racing as a good choice.

Hard part is getting the support to encourage the class. Especially for a track to promote a class using a vehicle they don’t or can’t sell. TC4 could work but seem to finally on the way out. Kinda leads things back towards Tamiya
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Yes tough to support with no cheap cars available locally, save for tamiya. Tossed a standard bumper and set of jacos on my TT-01 today and mounted the cam on an old body. It's awfully kludgy but will provide an answer as to whether this idea works with lower camera height. Position looked good while running it on the street, we will see how it is on the track soon.
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