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Old 08-02-2009, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE
how do you get to host the 2010 USVTA NATIONALS?....who makes the call? and what are the rules for the event?....
Yeah, what he said.
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Penske/Yunick, Bud Moore and Shelby are done. Have a couple Gurney left. Posey's in coming this week. Been thinking about the 70 Bud Moore and 70 Titus Firebird. Any interest PM me.









Those look GREAT !!

Any chance you could do some CHEVYS ???
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How much for 2 set of each?
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe
Just be sure to get one of those two and NOT THE CRAWLER 21.5 for obvious, slow ass, non-compatible, off-roading reasons.
ACTUALLY the Crawler 21.5 has EXACTLY the same performance characteristics as the SS 21.5. Exactly the same kv, exactly the same wattage because the cans (windings) and rotors are, ta da, exactly the same. The difference is that the SS motor has a temp sensor to prevent overheating (shutdown) where the Crawler version has a diode in that line instead that signals Novak's Goat brushless crawler esc that it can engage "crawler" mode for stuff like hill-holding brakes, etc. This information comes from perusing Novak's online catalog and a lengthy conversation with a couple of their techs on the phone after a guy here on RC Tech palmed a couple Crawler motors off on me.

The Crawler COULD be used for club-level racing with absolutely no performance difference. Overheating is a non-issue with the allowed rollout minimum. The only caution is that the most recent Havok esc's actually send a signal looking for the temp sensor in the motor and won't power up if it's not present (disconnected wire as is fairly common, apparently, in 17.5 and 13.5 racing or the diode in the crawler motor). Apparently the Havocs, with their much lighter heat sinks, were being damaged by overtemp issues when the temp sensor was disconnected so it was modified to only work if it could find a temp sensor. The Crawler motor DOES work on pretty much any other esc, though you wouldn't just go out and buy one because the Crawler spec motor actually costs a few bucks more.

At the Nats (or clubs that are particularly anal) the Crawler wouldn't be allowed as the "spec" motor is identified by Novak's part number.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottrik
ACTUALLY the Crawler 21.5 has EXACTLY the same performance characteristics as the SS 21.5. Exactly the same kv, exactly the same wattage because the cans (windings) and rotors are, ta da, exactly the same. The difference is that the SS motor has a temp sensor to prevent overheating (shutdown) where the Crawler version has a diode in that line instead that signals Novak's Goat brushless crawler esc that it can engage "crawler" mode for stuff like hill-holding brakes, etc. This information comes from perusing Novak's online catalog and a lengthy conversation with a couple of their techs on the phone after a guy here on RC Tech palmed a couple Crawler motors off on me.

The Crawler COULD be used for club-level racing with absolutely no performance difference. Overheating is a non-issue with the allowed rollout minimum. The only caution is that the most recent Havok esc's actually send a signal looking for the temp sensor in the motor and won't power up if it's not present (disconnected wire as is fairly common, apparently, in 17.5 and 13.5 racing or the diode in the crawler motor). Apparently the Havocs, with their much lighter heat sinks, were being damaged by overtemp issues when the temp sensor was disconnected so it was modified to only work if it could find a temp sensor. The Crawler motor DOES work on pretty much any other esc, though you wouldn't just go out and buy one because the Crawler spec motor actually costs a few bucks more.

At the Nats (or clubs that are particularly anal) the Crawler wouldn't be allowed as the "spec" motor is identified by Novak's part number.
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On a less tech-heavy note....

VTA weekend in Palm Bay, Florida!!!

Brevard Electric Auto Racers meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the Space Coast Harley-Davidson. Just off exit 176 on I-95, we have electricity onsite, access to the dealership amenities (bathrooms) and our numbers are growing! We'll have a loaner car this weekend and we start building the track at 10am. Bring an ez-up if you have one and enjoy some good times running VTA!

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these are some of the teams so far



TEAM DARK MONEY-HPI 68 CAMARO
Donald Martin
Myron Kinnard
Dan Reino


TEAM HOBBY LOBBY-HPI 67 VETTE
Robert Harrington
Neal Davis
Bobby Mills


TEAM T.O.P.-HPI 67 VETTE
Justin Lyons
Cliffton Dodds
Quinton Robbins


TEAM AMBUSH-HPI 70 CUDA
Rick Hess
Brandon Black
Joe Marshall


TEAM JMC RACING
Mike Blick
Jackie Woodard
Clint Sweat


TEAM ABM-HPI 68 CAMARO
Robert Dirla
Brad Norris
Darryl Bingner


TEAM N. GEORGIA-HPI 67 VETTE
Chad Sharp
Joe Sessum

and at least 2 more teams that dont have names yet

looking really good...cant wait

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Originally Posted by pejota
On a less tech-heavy note....

VTA weekend in Palm Bay, Florida!!!

Brevard Electric Auto Racers meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the Space Coast Harley-Davidson. Just off exit 176 on I-95, we have electricity onsite, access to the dealership amenities (bathrooms) and our numbers are growing! We'll have a loaner car this weekend and we start building the track at 10am. Bring an ez-up if you have one and enjoy some good times running VTA!

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Originally Posted by TeamGoodwrench
Those look GREAT !!

Any chance you could do some CHEVYS ???
I've got the Hall 70 Camaro already done. There is a pic somewhere in this thread.
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liljohn:

Hi,

Clean the bearings in denatured alchohol and put in very light machine oil. The car should be extremely free rolling.
Put silver or blue springs on the front, green on the back. 40Wt oil front, 30 Rear, No 2 piston is fine for both.
Set ride height at 5 mm front, 5.5 in back.
Replace the front shock tower with a rear tower and use the body post holes to mount the top side of the front shocks.
Put the front camber link on the inside lower hole. Same for the back.
Set camber at 1.5 to 2.0 negative front, 1.5 negative in back.
Droop is 3 mm front, 2 mm back.

What are you running for rear toe?????

also what body???

Thanks for posting your setup. I'm going to try it out this weekend on one of the VTA cars I'm building.
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Originally Posted by Scottrik
At the Nats (or clubs that are particularly anal) the Crawler wouldn't be allowed as the "spec" motor is identified by Novak's part number.
Thanks for the info on the crawler motors. I found it interesting and maybe someday, helpful. I was wondering if you had a list of particularly anal VTA clubs. On second thought, please dont.
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thats just freaky!!!

hey Snoop have you talked to some GA guys looking for a 3rd member..hint hint...
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Originally Posted by mrrcguy
Yeah, what he said.
you thinking what Im thinking as well..huh?
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We are running the vintage tires on gt bodies at out track and the class has great success. Can someone tell me what tire warmers will fit the vintage HPI tires?

Thanks
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:34 PM
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i wish i wasnt havign surgery or id run with the north GA team... i hope they take it all... if they get a particuller person everyone knoes from nexxus to race witht hem theyll win it....

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