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Old 07-26-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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im looking to get a on road so when im not racing off road i can still race. so ill just list my questions out.

1. whats the difference between rubber and foam tiers? my local tracks are asphault, if that counts for anything.
2.do your club races alow lipo batteries? i contacted my local on road race cordinator, just whaiting on his response.
3.why do people run a front one way? how dose it affect the cars handeling?
4.do your local races have a class for brushless?
5.why do brushless esc's have fans?
6.ive seen motors over heat, what could cause this?
7.are lipo more powerfull then the matched cell nimh packs?
8.heating tiers gives you more traction, right?
9.nimh packs seem realy confusing, are they as complicated as they sound?
10.why do you have to build your batterie packs?
11.should i spend the extra and get a tc5 or get a x-ray t2r?
12.why do all the pros run the mazda 6 body?
13.what are the different classes and what are their rules?
14.would a 6-3 turn brushless and lipo pack be against the rules to run in any class?
15.whats a good brand for brushless? im looking at the novak gtb/velocity combo.
i think thats all for now, thank you.
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1- tires is up to you and your set-up foam tires is more for parking lot 2-yes my club do alow lipo battery 3- the one way will improve car speed and steering 4- at my track you run together 5- keep cool 6- gearing 7- yes you do get more run time 8- yes 9- no 10 you do not have to but the one you make run bettery 11- if you just geting in to on-road racing just get a tc3 or a xxxs or something and when you know how to set-up one and you need more move on to the new car 12- good body for racing 13-you have stock mod 19t the rules is up to your track 14 yes and no 15 novak hop this help













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Old 07-26-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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thanks nitro kid.

new questions:
1.belt drives are better because you dont need the punch of a belt, right?
2.would a tc5 realy handle that much better then a tc4?
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im looking to get a on road so when im not racing off road i can still race. so ill just list my questions out.

1. whats the difference between rubber and foam tiers? my local tracks are asphault, if that counts for anything. RUBBER
2.do your club races alow lipo batteries? i contacted my local on road race cordinator, just whaiting on his response. If they allow lipo, use it.
4.do your local races have a class for brushless? We run 13.5 and 10.5 with brushed 27t and 19t
9.nimh packs seem realy confusing, are they as complicated as they sound? Lipo is a lot less hassle
15.whats a good brand for brushless? im looking at the novak gtb/velocity combo. IMO your looking at the best
My two cents.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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thanks now i need to decide to spend the extra and get a tc5(xtream rc cars realy liked it) or buy a cheap car to start on.
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i thank the tc5 and tc4 is good handle is the same i think

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1.belt drives are better because you dont need the punch of a belt, right?
2.would a tc5 realy handle that much better then a tc4?
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thanks now i need to decide to spend the extra and get a tc5(xtream rc cars realy liked it) or buy a cheap car to start on.
I think the Cyclone S would be a good platform. Can be almost upgraded to any form of the Cyclone and should have god parts support. Cheap price, handles well, kit form...
The TC5 may be a bit much to build and maintain for a beginner like yourself.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #8
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their seems to be less maintenance for on road then off road, what exactaly do you mean when you say "maintained"? at the moment im using amainhobbies.com as my source of parts so ill check their sit for parts.

new questions:
1.what hopups change performance?
2.are carbon fiber chassies better?
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im looking to get a on road so when im not racing off road i can still race. so ill just list my questions out.

1. whats the difference between rubber and foam tiers? my local tracks are asphault, if that counts for anything.
2.do your club races alow lipo batteries? i contacted my local on road race cordinator, just whaiting on his response.
3.why do people run a front one way? how dose it affect the cars handeling?
4.do your local races have a class for brushless?
5.why do brushless esc's have fans?
6.ive seen motors over heat, what could cause this?
7.are lipo more powerfull then the matched cell nimh packs?
8.heating tiers gives you more traction, right?
9.nimh packs seem realy confusing, are they as complicated as they sound?
10.why do you have to build your batterie packs?
11.should i spend the extra and get a tc5 or get a x-ray t2r?
12.why do all the pros run the mazda 6 body?
13.what are the different classes and what are their rules?
14.would a 6-3 turn brushless and lipo pack be against the rules to run in any class?
15.whats a good brand for brushless? im looking at the novak gtb/velocity combo.
i think thats all for now, thank you.
1. Rubber is for ashpalt, foam for carpet.
2. It's all different foe each track but I think my track doesn't care.
3. Front one-ways are generally for use on large fast tracks with long sweepers and such. It adds on-power steering sometimes makes the car spin during braking and off-power steering.
4. Yes, when we run mod.
5. Only the GTB has a fan, the Sphere doesn't come with one. It helps keep the temps down from the large draw of a BL motor.
6. Over gearing, long mains, high heat...
7. Li-Po is more powerful but lighter too, you will have to make sure the car is balanced from left to right.
8. Yes, it softens the rubber and lets it expand.
9. Li-Po's are way more confusing. IMO
10. You don't, doing so just gives better packs. The matched cells will charge, run, and last longer/better of their life.
11. Cyclone S
12. It's the body that has the general best all around feel I believe. I haven't run one since last year and now run a G6.
13. Stock, 19t and mod are at most tracks. Stock needs a 24 degree 27 turn motor ROAR legal. 19T is the same, Mod can use any motor, BL motors must be sensored.
14. Yes, only in stock and 19 though. you don't wanna run mod being a beginner, you will break on every lap and get VERY fustrated. Mod is not a easy class to race.
15. Novak is a great brand. But like I said, think twice about jumping to a mod race. It's VERY fast paced with (most likely) all of your local track pros running that class.
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thanks annie, i want to run brushless because i know it has a lot lower maintenance to it. is mod the only class that will allow it? i alredy run lipo in my truggy so i find nimh confusing and i hate their life span.
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9. Li-Po's are way more confusing. IMO
Not trying to be a [email protected]%$, but how "in your opinion" are lipos way more confusing?
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probubly just the different rules involved like, never dischage and stuff.
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thanks annie, i want to run brushless because i know it has a lot lower maintenance to it. is mod the only class that will allow it? i alredy run lipo in my truggy so i find nimh confusing and i hate their life span.
If your new to TC you need to start in stock. If your track allows brushless stock, thats where you should be. You need to find out what they allow to run.
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so stock is 19 or 27 turn ,right? how many turns is brushless stock?
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Stock 27t / Brushless equiv. 13.5
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