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Old 09-07-2008, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
The beauty of Vintage Trans Am is that with a car, a lipo pack, a radio and a charger, I can be ready to race at a moments notice, without any of the bulky, expensive, overwhelming infrastructure that many of us have become so used to in R/C racing.
Well bring your little bag to Norridge one Sunday before the outdoor season ends and at least get one race in with part of a program you helped begat.

On a Sunday AM you are probably less than 30 minutes away from pitspace, 3 qualifiers and a 8 minute TA main. If you do show up I'll have a table, chair, extension cord for you and pay your race fee and buy you lunch.

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We won't tech you.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:16 AM
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Check it out for some late Oct TA fun.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...pionships.html
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by padailey
Check it out for some late Oct TA fun.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...pionships.html
looks cool - shame I'm in PA
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
Back to the old days when we'd show up to the track with a car, a fishing tackle box of tools, a radio and a folding card table... and that was all we'd need to race a whole day.
I remember , but its been 20 years. Nobody rebuilt a motor themselves. You had to mail them off for that. We would show up with a radio a charger and a small box of tools. Heck when I first started racing all I had to charge my battery with was a wire that hooked up to the car battery. I would wait 15 minutes or if I was daring I would wait until it got pretty warm. Never had one go boom though.

Thats when racing was fun.
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
looks cool - shame I'm in PA
the Gate in cleveland is having a TA class for the halloween classic same weekend. USVTA rules.

I'll be there with my 1968 #08 Blue Yellow and White Camaro

http://www.rctech.net/forum/norcar-c...s-leg-1-a.html

http://www.northeastgrandslam.com/schedule_1.html
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I hadn't checked out this thread yet. These are very cool.

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Originally Posted by chicagokenji
For you personally, what part of your clubs TA racing is irking you?

What USVTA rules are they bending?
17.5/lipo combination with a 3.5-3.7 fdr....
Isn't that pretty much Stock TC with cool tires and bodies?
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pejota
Now... if i could just find someplace local that follows the USVTA rules 100%....

I know we are at least a day away from you, but if you ever happen to be in Fayettevill, NC. on a Sunday, we run full USVTA rules
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
looks cool - shame I'm in PA
Yeah, I was excited too when I saw the screen name "pa"dailey....I was sure it would be close to us....LOL
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Nah that would be the 11 kids "Pa" Dailey..... Decent sized races at the "Plex are a good time. Roar Nats had like 170 people so these races are more regional with usually 100 - 150 entries. Plenty of room and good racing!
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Originally Posted by padailey
Check it out for some late Oct TA fun.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...pionships.html
Well it looks like I need to bring my TA and GT-10 to the race along with my BEER mug to keep up with Mario and Beardmoore!!

Maybe leave the 1/12 scales home and have a good time racing!!

Is my pit space still there? "Sonic Grenade" Out!
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Originally Posted by padailey
Nah that would be the 11 kids "Pa" Dailey.....
WOW!!!! 11 kids?!?!?!?!?!!!!! I guess you were doing more than racing daily.....
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Originally Posted by Grenade10
Well it looks like I need to bring my TA and GT-10 to the race along with my BEER mug to keep up with Mario and Beardmoore!!

Maybe leave the 1/12 scales home and have a good time racing!!

Is my pit space still there? "Sonic Grenade" Out!
Pit spaces are always available for the Colorado crew!! Not sure how many folks that normally attend this race are running TA, but I would bet this will be a pretty big class. It would be super cool if we could land 40 - 50 entries for the class.
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Originally Posted by pejota
17.5/lipo combination with a 3.5-3.7 fdr....
Isn't that pretty much Stock TC with cool tires and bodies?
Pretty much. Someone should get a bunch of inexpensive cells wire up 4 cell packs for all your regulars. Let them run their Lipo's in the qualifiers and for the main race make them all put the 4 cell packs in and see what happens.

It would be 20 dollars per person if you tried the test with these cells:

http://www.all-battery.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=1829
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Very minor edits/updates made to the USVTA rules today on the website, FWIW.

There has been a tire rule updated, in that "double stuffing" of the tires with multiple foam inserts is not allowed. This is common in Tamiya TCS racing, and is not legal for USVTA racing at all.

Also, there has been a very slight amendment to the stance that if it is not in the rules, it's not allowed. A clarification needed to be made to allow for fun and realism, like the addition of the handmade Firebird nose, interiors, driver figures, brake lights, engine noises and things that contribute to the appeal of the class and not detract from it. This has been re-worded as the "Spirit of the VTA" rule and allows anyone to increase the scale aspect of USVTA racing. In all cases, it is up to the track owner or race director to use his or her best judgment on what is allowed and what is not allowed in their USVTA class.



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