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Old 08-26-2009, 10:28 PM   #5851
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And you can crank the timing as much as you want.... you can only do so much timing in the SS versions....

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I wouldn't time them too much anyway being a sensored motor it just generates heat with so many winds. Such a high wind timed out to the max isn't going to do much more than take away bottom end torque as the top end is going to be realatively weak no matter what. I haven't touched mine except to put them in and run them and I can run just fine, even TQ on a good day. I just gear for top end and temp and have fun.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:31 PM   #5852
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for our "big track" I twist the timing... on our small one i put it back to "stock" which novak says is 30degrees...

my speedo also twists timing....

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the bodies are the most important part of this class for me..for someone whom wouldnt run TC for anything other than local track support....the bodies got me FULL on-road r/c racer and supporter....thanks

rather you are a fan of HPI or not this is the better bodies out there...for VTA/RCGT...we need the variety of bodies that are going to be appoved by Rob and the USVTA...like the Vette you guys put out..its awesome, but not on the USVTA bodies list...

real looking bodies are the difference in "JOE BLOW" watching a car that he can tell thats a 66 Mustang..other than ..look at that blob of paint(TC)

vote real bodies and approved bodies by the USVTA...

LIKE A FREAK'N PONTIAC TRANS-AM...DUH!!!!...LOL..cya

ps...boy that Sprint 2 Flux was our hope of VTA rtr...
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:12 PM   #5854
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i second the Pontiac trans-am and make damn sure you make that eagle on the hood GOLD!! and DO NOT forget it lol

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PUH-leeze!!

These are supposed to be race cars, not gold chain disco pimp mobiles from the mid-late '70's. By the time the Thunder Chicken appeared on the hood of the TA it's racing days in the Trans Am series were LONG past.


Andrew, I'd say if HPI does a Mustang let's get a notchback. Heck, use the entire front of the existing Mustang mold, the sides and the rear valance...change the top and VIOLA!! a TRUE Trans Am racer (and the first champion) ca 1966, the Mustang "notchback". Then we could "retire" the '65-6 fastbacks to run B-Production in RCGT with the Corvette Stingray, etc.

Another option that gets more use out of an existing HPI mold would be to fashion a new front and rear valance onto the Camaro and give us a '67-8 Firebird.


I'd like a '67-8 Mustang "notchback".

I'd LOVE a '67 Cougar. Which, incidentally, uses the top from that '67-8 Mustang notchback...unfortunately the rest of the car is significantly different.

An early '70's Camaro would be cool. Crap, since we now own Chevrolet we shouldn't even charge licensing fees. Could also be used to do the Firebird with different nose and rear valance option--would probably sell more bodies than adding light buckets, but that's just me talkin'.

'68-70 Javelin (NOT AMX...completely different car really, a 2-seater and, thus, not a TA racer. AMX would fit squarely in B-Production and should run RCGT with the pre-'69 Mustang fastbacks and Stingray). Given my 'druthers, the '70 Javelin is the coolest looking.

'71-2 Javelin AMX (in these years AMX was a sticker package on the Javelin, the racers were called AMX's).
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PUH-leeze!!

These are supposed to be race cars, not gold chain disco pimp mobiles from the mid-late '70's. By the time the Thunder Chicken appeared on the hood of the TA it's racing days in the Trans Am series were LONG past.
still looks cool though huh?

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Default CASHVILLE 24HR SCALE TRANS-AM ENDURO

we will finish all track work and clean-up tonight....

NOTE:
items to bring

chair/stool
fan
extra parts
great attitude

drinks and snacks will be at the track

still have the two loaners...I'll call you Brad.....2 days away guys...

Team Bread Crew
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still waiting on a couple of local teams from Coolsprings and Franklin area
come on guys this is a great chance to get alot of track time w/o calling any races..hint hint...lol...come join us...cya

its looking like a wet weekend so come on inside and get some track time!
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Have any motors other than the Novak been approved for VTA??? I am sorry if this has been asked before but I really don't have the time to read 391 pages. If the Novak is the only approved motor, whats the reason??
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Novak 21.5 with the lipo is what the rules state...

17.5 is any you choose but with 4 cell...
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Have any motors other than the Novak been approved for VTA??? I am sorry if this has been asked before but I really don't have the time to read 391 pages. If the Novak is the only approved motor, whats the reason??
No other motors have been approved by USVTA. Novak is/was the first 21.5 made and was adopted by the series. We run Novak only so there is no motor of the month issue as seen in touring cars past.
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Hi everyone,

A couple of questions about HPI Vintage TA bodies:

Do you have a preference based solely on whether a body is a one piece body (68 Camaro) or a two piece body (Mustang and Cuda)?

What would you like to see in future bodies?
a. Same level of performance and detail/realism as the current bodies
b. More realistic details even at the cost of performance
c. More performance at the cost of realistic details

Would Lexan light buckets be a welcome addition to the bodies?

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I would like to see A and B. I also lean more towards a one piece body vs. a two, but that's just me. I'm not the best painter in the world but I do ok Trying to make sure stripes are lined up an dyou get colors matched on a two piece can be frustrating. My vote on a body to do would be FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD.
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for our "big track" I twist the timing... on our small one i put it back to "stock" which novak says is 30degrees...

my speedo also twists timing....

Alex
You can only go so many degrees until the sensor gets confused. I'd say maybe 5 mm max advance from where it sits now, and definitely not negative of the stock location. Someone should whip up a timing mark sticker for the SS series for giggles. I wouldn't mind putting the guts of my SS motors into Ballistic cans and having replaceable sensor wires. As far as ESCs, I have a spare RS, but I'm still resisting the temptation.

Edit: It costs more to make an SS a Ballistic than it does to just buy a Ballistic.
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Hi everyone,

A couple of questions about HPI Vintage TA bodies:

Do you have a preference based solely on whether a body is a one piece body (68 Camaro) or a two piece body (Mustang and Cuda)?

What would you like to see in future bodies?
a. Same level of performance and detail/realism as the current bodies
b. More realistic details even at the cost of performance
c. More performance at the cost of realistic details

Would Lexan light buckets be a welcome addition to the bodies?

Thanks,

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I'd also like to see an early 70s Camaro, notchback Mustang, and Nova. And for me personally, I prefer the one piece bodies.
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My vote on a body to do would be FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD FIREBIRD.
Please.


DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:13 AM   #5865
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69 or 70 Boss 302 for me please. The Pegasus body is ok, but a cleaner front and rear valance would be nice with a real chin spoiler. The shaker and the side scoops don't fit the image exactly either.
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